Beauty Box 5 — August Subscription Box Review


I was so lucky to received this excellent box of goodies from Beauty Box 5 for my honest review!

Beauty Box 5 ($12 per month, free shipping) is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 4-5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

These are the products (the August 2013) box that I received:


Bask Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Lotion ($2.49 for 2 oz, $19.95 for 22 oz) — Packed with vitamins, plant extracts and antioxidants, this “heavenly” moisturizer provides anti-aging and firming benefits all while keeping your skin looking and feeling soft and smooth.

What I think: I like this lotion a lot.  It has a fresh scent and is very moisturizing.  I am traveling to Oregon tomorrow to see my mom, and it is the perfect size to take with me.

Available at


Be a Bombshell Eye Shadow in Birthday Suit ($14 USD) — These highly pigmented, long-lasting shadows will bring out the Bombshell in you…especially since you can use them wet AND dry!

What I think: This was a full-sized item, very cool! This shade is a nude buff with a matte finish and is great for base color or for highlighting.  I have been wearing it under brighter shadows as it evens my skin tone and gives a smooth canvas.

Available at Use code BEAUTY30 before 9/15/13 to get 30% sitewide.


H2O Plus Aquafirm+ Micro-Collagen Moisturizer ($50 1.7 oz) — Apply this nutrient-packed moisturizer day and night after cleansing to promote collagen production and visibly fight fine lines and loss of firmness.

What I think:  I haven’t tried this yet, but plan to take it with me to Oregon tomorrow. I have tried a lot of H2O skincare products and have really liked the results I have received from them!

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Nubar Nail Lacquer in Hot Pink — Fabulousness is just fingernails away with these cruelty free, vegan nail polishes.

What I think: This is not a color I would use, but my 9-year-old loves it!  I had never heard of this brand and really love that the polishes are cruelty free!

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Swissco Nail File ($1.50) — Who doesn’t need a new nail file? Do you have one for your purse yet? Use this handy nail file to prep your nails for your Nubar nail lacquer.

What I think:  This is a fun nail file, but may be a bit large for many purses.  I will leave this at home with my nail polish to shape my nails before I polish!

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I really enjoyed this box! For the price of $12, you get 5 deluxe or full-sized products and get to try something new.  Visit to sign up.  Enjoy!



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