April 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review


    I just got back from my surprise cruise and I was happy to have my April Beauty Box 5 waiting for me! This is hands down my favorite box that I’ve received so far!

    Unboxing & Product Descriptions

    Product Breakdown

    BH Cosmetics California Collection Swatches

    1. BH Cosmetics California Collection Eyeshadow Palette Sampler Trio (Sample Size, Retail: $9)
    This is a cute sample of the 3 California palettes from BH Cosmetics. The size of the eyeshadow pans are technically full size, as well. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that these are the 3 best eyeshadows of each palette. I own the Malibu palette and was disappointed with the pigmentation in the majority of the eyeshadows. Either way, I like the shades they included in this little trio!

    Nicka K New York Hydro Lipstick in Begonia Swatch

    2. Nicka K New York Hydro Lipstick in Begonia (Full Size, Retail: $4.99)
    Just from swatching this, I can tell it’s so creamy and moisturizing. The color payoff is incredible as well. It glides on really smoothly, and no layering was required. I love this shade, too. I’ll definitely be whipping it out during Summer.

    3. Blum Naturals All Purpose Cleansing Wipes (Full Size, Retail: $2.49)
    These are the cutest face wipes ever. Not only would these be great for general traveling but also for those of us who frequent the gym! Clip this onto your gym bag and you’re good to go. They’ll leave your face refreshed and will remove any trace of makeup.

    4. Jergens Natural Glow 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer (Sample Size, Retail: $9.99)
    This moisturizer doubles as a tanner, giving your skin a natural sun kissed glow in just 3 days. I’ve heard great things about this line so I am tempted to try this before going back to work… hopefully, everyone will just think it’s natural color from laying out on the cruise ship!


    5. Bonne Bell Lip Definer in Warm Brick (Full Size, Retail: $3.95)
    This lip liner is smooth, but not as pigmented as I would like. It’s a nice medium pink that I can see working with a variety of lipstick shades.

    3 full size items and 3 makeup products makes for a happy Miranda! I’m glad Beauty Box 5 got my memo about wanting more makeup to test, and what a good selection!

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    What was your favorite item in this month’s box?

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