Beauty Box 5 March 2015

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Beauty Box 5 is here again! I adore this Texas based subscription box. They do a great job of sending affordable and useful products. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten anything and just thought- Nope, not happening. They really think about what is fun to try and I think their boxes are always really, really balanced! You can also get a 12-month subscription for only $99 making this the most affordable box around! This month was especially impressive because we got THREE full size items!

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This month’s theme is Hustle and that could not be more fitting for me! With switching jobs and focusing on my career, I was excited to see this theme. All of these products will go great with a polished, professional look. #Hustle This is probably my favorite box theme ever. Just sayin’!

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The first thing I pulled out of my box is this Eslor sampler pack. I’ve received this sampler before in a previous box (though a don’t remember which) and I remember REALLY liking it. I don’t recall what kept me from purchasing a full size. I especially liked their Peeling Gel and and Refining Mask. This 4-piece set is worth $17.04 If you’re apprehensive about trying new skin care, I highly recommend this one. I made a day of it and tried all 4 at once. I’m planning on doing another day just like that!

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Next is a body lotion sample. This is from Elite Therapeutics and the scent is Rosemary Eucalyptus. The scent is, as you may have guessed, a bit herbal based. This isn’t a cookie cutter Bath & Body Works scent and I happen to really like it. I have another brand of organic body products that I really love but I’m always interested in trying another. This sample is worth $1.19

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This month, Nanacoco was SUPER generous and sent everyone TWO full size products! I was so surprised! I wouldn’t say beauty boxes are really known for sending out full size products! If you recall, I’ve LOVED Nanacoco products in the past and I actually have a hefty collection of their glosses. They sent a full size of their thickening mascara (retails for $4.99) and a full size of their Laugh out Loud Lip Gloss (retails for $3.99).

I have this weird thing about mascara and if it smells like glue, I will NOT use it. So being that this mascara is pretty inexpensive, I’ll admit, I smelled it. It smells great! Just like all my other mascaras. Nothing weird going on there! This mascara is true to its name. It adds thickness (volume) but not a lot of length. I already have long lashes so this is fine for me. If this isn’t the case for you, you might layer it with another mascara.

The lip gloss I got was called ” Call Me Babe” and it’s a metallic, slightly taupe mauve color. I’m kinda addicted! It smells sooooo good and I don’t have enough metallic glosses in my collection.

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Lastly, I got a full size eyeliner from Styli-Style in Orchid. This is a great black-based purple. Perfect for a strong smokey eye. This will go great with a Too Faced palette I purchased recently! This retails for $4.99

And…..drum roll, please! This month’s box is worth a whopping $32.20. Even if you’re not excited about skin care (I get it, some people don’t live for new skin products like I do!) you still get 3 full size makeup items and a killer lotion! This box was fabulous! 

 

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