Well, friends, I ended up getting the August Beauty Box 5!! It was just as exciting as July’s.
Purlisse Pur Protect SPF 30: I’ve wanted to try this brand for ages!! I love this moisturizer. It’s lightweight, has virtually no smell, and doesn’t feel greasy. I can’t vouch for the sun protection, but it feels great on.
La Fresh Travel Lite Makeup Remover Wipes: Always thrilled to see makeup wipes in my boxes (yes, I know they’re wasteful). La Fresh are some of my favorites, so these are extra exciting. This pack will most likely go in my travel bag since it’s smaller.
Nanacoco Lip Gloss in First Kiss: I opened up the box, and there was this gorgeous hot pink lip gloss staring back at me. I think what came out of my mouth was something like “oh hell yes.” The brighter the better, especially since I don’t typically buy that kind of stuff for myself. First Kiss is definitely bright, but it’s also pretty flattering. It’s not the best lip gloss – it’s a little thick actually, but not too sticky. I haven’t worn it out in public yet, so I can’t tell you how long it lasts. That’s not really an issue for me, regardless
Novex Brazilian Keratin: I’m a little skeptical of keratin treatments, simply because my hair is so fine. So, I haven’t given this a try yet. The package is huge though, so I bet I’ll be able to get several uses out of it!
Style Essentials Nail Polish: This is part of the Teal Collection, but unfortunately, the color doesn’t have a name. It’s kind of a shimmery teal (I know, in the picture it looks green). Honestly, in the bottle it reminded me of a mermaid. On my fingers, I wasn’t a fan of the color. Formula was ok, but I wouldn’t buy these – in fact, I’m not even planning on keeping this one.
I’m going to do one more month of Beauty Box 5 before I make a decision on whether to continue it or not. I do like that I’m getting larger products, but I’m not 100% sold on it yet….mostly because I just can’t get away from the Birchbox point system, and I have a hard time doing two beauty boxes a month!
Do you have a Beauty Box 5? What do you think of it?