It’s here! I would like to take a moment to say that if you are here because you are patiently awaiting your box, WELCOME and be sure that I’m going to fully disclose what’s inside this month’s box. I know that BB5 had quite a shipping delay this month, but this (or any other social media for that matter) is not the place to rant and rave. We’re all in the same boat and I can only imagine the stress this was on their employees! I have chatted with some of the lovely (by lovely, I mean SERIOUSLY hard working and talented) women that put together these boxes and seen the tiniest peek at what it takes to put these together. It’s not just all fun and games, guys! It’s HARD! .end rant. Keep reading to see how awesome this month’s box is. (Spoiler alert: 4 full size items!)
This month’s theme is: Ready for my Closeup! And I love how rounded out this box is! We got makeup, skin care, and nail polish!
Here is a classic box shot. We did sneak peek two of these items, but I’m equally impressed with the other three! Going down the card, let’s take a look at the actual items and their value! Keep in mind, Beauty Box 5 is $12 a month with heavy discounts if you subscribe (and pre-pay) for month’s in advance. For example, you can get a whole year of this box for $99 making it $8 and some spare change each month. That makes this the most affordable beauty box around AND I think they just keep getting better with age!
The BIG sneak peek this month was this STUNNING So Susan Light Diffuser. This is a highlighter and bronzer combo. The rumors were true- this smells like coconut and cocoa and I kinda wanna eat it. I think So Susan is a brand to watch out for, guys, I really do. This highlighter looks a little dark for my skin in the pan, but swatched, the powder of it lightens the skin and then leaves this soft yellow reflect behind. It’s beautiful. The bronzer portion is warm toned but not “orangy” at all. Orange is out. This is full size and retails for $18 (SCORE)
Sometimes, I just feel like the universe reads my mind because the other day, I was putting on my Pur-lisse moisturizer thinking about how much I hate my current cleanser and thinking, I should see what Pur-lisse has and BAM. BB5 is here. I have purchased nearly every Pur-lisse product I’ve ever sampled. I always fall in love. They send great size samples in this box too so I really get to know if I’m meshing well with the product or not. This is their Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Purifying Cleansing Milk and this 1oz sample is worth $7.20
*I do have to make a note that a different product is on the card we received in this box. I wonder if this was part of the delay? They are very similar cleansers but the one on the card is from their delicate line. I think I prefer the one we actually received. I have 2 other products from their Blue Lotus line.
Novex is another brand I’ve only learned about from Beauty Box 5 but am soooo into! We’ve gotten a hair mask (the one packet size) in the past and it left my hair feeling so incredible. This time we got the Bamboo Sprout Leave in Conditioner. This is suppose to help with growth and shine. I don’t have a leave-in in my routine right now, so I’m excited to try this. My scalp is normally oily and my ends are dry #purplehair #don’tcare so this is perfect! This is a hefty full size bottle and retails for $4.99 (so it won’t break the bank if you love it!)
We also got a Nanacoco polish!! I love nail polish and these polishes are only $3.95 and they’re bomb. I got the shade He is So Fine which is so cute. “What color is this?” “He is soooo fine!” #dramaqueen
This is a nude-y brown neutral shade with a great gold shift to it. I get a little 90’s vibe from the color but it’s modern with the gold. I’m all about this color.
We also got a look at these earlier in the month so we knew we were getting the Maskeraide Spotted Anti-blemish Clear Spot Patches. This is full size and retails for $7CAD or about $5.31 in ‘merica. I don’t get break outs but when I do, I don’t know what to do with myself and seriously need something like this. I was introduced to this brand through BB5 as well and so far, they make great stuff!
This month’s box value was just under the $40 mark AND 4/5 full size items!! I am really excited to try these all out. I can’t wait to see what other colors of polish people get as well!