Beauty Box 5 ~ October

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Beauty Box Five/5 is a monthly beauty and skincare subscription box, sent to your address each month. Similar to Ipsy and Birchbox, you are sent a box with makeup, skincare and beauty items, where some are the same for everyone, and a few can vary in color or style. For only $12 per month, you will get 5 items, some full-size and some deluxe samples.

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And so, I popped open my box (which was adorably tiny.. I wasn’t totally sure how they managed to fit everything in it!) and saw the information card right on top. The theme was “Take is Easy,” showing a girl starting to bundle up with gloves, hot coffee/hot cocoa and a fresh new manicure.

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Here’s the first full look! You can see that they really packed everything in and that everything arrived in good condition.

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Their information card also included some details if you’re interested in any of the products. It shows the full-size prices, the websites you can purchase from and some other fun facts.

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First up, we have Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, in a little deluxe-sample/to-go size. It’s nothing fancy in terms of smell or design, and so it can be used by many people, especially those with sensitive skin. While I would prefer something that smells nicer (to me, that would mean either a perfume, or a fruity tropical scent), this is definitely a good product and will get used.

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Next is Nubar Nail Polish in Alter Ego, a gliimmering transluscent glitter shade. I’ve never been much of a glitter polish fan. Every now and then, I put it on my accent finger either to make it pop against a color, or use at the tips of my nails like falling snowflakes. It’s not really ‘strong enough’ to use without a color below it. In general, I would prefer a matte or shiny 1-color shade, but I will use it here and there.

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I have to say that I appreciate how they tried to match a shimmering nail polish with the glittery Swissco toe dividers. You can actually use 2 of the products provided in this Beauty Box 5 box together! I’m happy with mine as I got the hot pink glitter ones. The only downside to this is that this is an easy product to get/inexpensive.

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LA Fresh Travel Wipes are actually not only useful but have been popular lately in my subscription boxes. This one is formulated with aloe vera, cucumber and vitamin E to not only cleanse but moisturize and soothe your skin. I would compare them best to the Yes To Cucumber Wipes, and say that both brands are great and can be found in my purse and overnight bags.

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The final product is Model Co Lip Liner. I’m not totally sure how I feel about this product, just because I’ve never used lip liner before and it seems like a pretty bold pink. It’ll make a good present for a friend at Christmas-time!

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All in all, for this being my first ever Beauty Box 5, I have to say I’m impressed but not overwhelmed. While I’m not really a fan of the nail polish color I got (iridescent, glittery) and I’ve never used lip liner, I will be sure to use the glittery toenail dividers and the facial wipes. If I had any recommendation for them, I would say keep up the good quality brands, however focus on products that more people are able to use. I, personally, would have done better if I got the ModelCo Lipstick or Lip Gloss rather than a pencil, just for the fact that I never use one and I’m not sure whether I love the color or not. Almost everyone can use a skin-sensitive lotion like Aveeno, and the nail dividers, so props to that. In their next box, I would like to see a mascara or eyeliner, and bath product like a bubble bath gel, soap with loofah, body scrub, etc.

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Interested in Beauty Box 5? Sign up here for $12 per month, $30 per quarter or $99 per year!

xo, Kenzie

*I received this complimentary box for reviewing purposes*

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