September 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review

    While I’ve jumped on several new subscription box services lately, I’m always happy to see my good ol’ Beauty Box 5 in my mailbox! It’ll always have a special place in my heart as my first beauty sub. Let’s take a look inside this month’s selection of products, shall we?

    September 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review

    The theme of the September Beauty Box 5 is “balancing act,” which I can relate to literally always. We got a range of different products to cover every part of a beauty routine (something that I think Beauty Box 5 does well). Check out the video below for my unboxing.

    Unboxing & Product Descriptions:

    Product Breakdown:

    1. Nicka K New York Eyelight Crayon in Gold (Full Size, Retail: $4.49)
    This is my favorite item we got this month! I really like eyeshadow crayons/pencils because it’s easy to apply color precisely where you want it. This gold shade is cool toned with a pretty sheen that will look gorgeous as a highlight in the tear duct.

    2. My Beauty Spot Nail Polish (Full Size, Retail: $24.99 for set of 6)
    The nail polish I received doesn’t have a name, but it reminds me of the Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Charcoal Charm. It’s a deep, metallic gray that seems to be a rising “it” color this fall.

    3. Sally Hansen Toe Spacers (Full Size, Retail: $1.99)
    There’s not much to say about these. Practical enough, so I guess that’s cool.

    4. Natural Style by FUBU Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash (Sample Size, Retail: $9.99)
    Oh, packet samples, how you disturb me so. However, I am sort of curious to see how this deep conditioner/co wash works on me. The full size tub is only $10, so if it ends up going well perhaps I will have found a new addition to my hair routine.

    5. Chrislie Formulations 3-in-1 Eye Bright (Sample Size, Retail: $40)
    I have natural creases around my eyes, so when I wake up with bags from tiredness, they’re really obvious. I’ve only just started playing around with eye creams and I have seen a positive difference in the texture of the skin around the sensitive eye area. While I probably won’t be buying the full size of this serum any time soon, it’s nice to try new products!

    So this box was a little meh for me… I mean the value just barely covers the price of the box. As always, I like the variety of products but nothing really stood out to me besides the Eyelight Crayon. I think Beauty Box 5 is going to have to step it up— before, I had nothing to compare it to, but now it’s getting a run for its money. I hope the coming months bring us some special boxes for the end of the year.

    If Beauty Box 5 seems like the subscription box for you, check it out on their website. It’s only $12/month with free shipping.




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