23 August 2012

My First Beauty Box Five - Four???

I was recently given the chance to review another subscription box, Beauty Box Five.  However, I was very underwhelmed and almost didn’t write this review.  However, you deserve to hear both good and bad reviews, so here it is:

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Included in my box I found:

  • Blinc Mascara sample
  • Curls Gel-lecs styling product
  • Spongeables Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer
  • Bodyography Makeup Primer

What They Say:

Once a month, we deliver a Beauty Box with four or five handpicked samples directly to your doorstep. Your Beauty Box will contain items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and a few other surprises!

What I Say:

There are so many things that bothered me about this box.

  1. Beauty Box Five.  Not Beauty Box Four.  I kept looking around thinking I was missing one of the samples.  I cannot tell you how much this bothered me.  It still upsets me as I write this.  I don’t know why I am affected so strongly by this, but I am.
  2. While the box was very cute, the white bag that the products were in was tied so tight I had to cut it open.
  3. The products themselves were lacking.  No color cosmetics, unless you count the Blinc mascara.  Which I already own and love so it wasn’t “new and exciting to me.”  The pedi sponge is kinda cute, but I don’t need it so I gave it to my husband.  The makeup primer is silicone based.  I feel that the market is saturated with makeup primers and I don’t need another one.  Last but not least the hair product is part of a two step process… but we received one step.  Why not include the other step… then you would have FIVE products!

Based on this box, I will not be signing up for Beauty Box Five.  However, if you thought the contents were much more interesting than I did, you can sign up at www.beautybox5.com (not an affiliate link).  They do offer three different subscription offers:  $12/month, $30/3 months or $100/12 months.

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