Trying Out Beauty Box 5

I think I’m kind of obsessed.

(Jimmie disagrees – he says I’m definitely obsessed.)

There are just so.many.boxes. Must.try.all.of.them.

Anyway, I came across a Beauty Box 5 deal, or so I thought. I thought I was going to get it free. I’m not sure if I did or not, because they charged me, but it was after I got July’s box. I haven’t gotten August yet, and they haven’t charged me again, but it says my subscription is active. So I’m just kinda seeing what happens. Regardless, it’s $12. Beauty Box 5 doesn’t have the personalization that Birchbox does, so most of the boxes are more or less the same. You get 5 deluxe and full-sized samples. I’ve heard great things about it, so I was pretty excited to try it.

Beauty Box 5 Defining MomentsThe July theme was Defining Moments. I suspect that like Birchbox, the theme doesn’t have a whole lot to do with anything, but that’s ok. They’re fun regardless.

The first thing I noticed was that the items in the box were HUGE. Three full-size samples? Uh, no brainer. This box is a winner.

July Beauty Box 5Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara: I’m one of those people who adores getting mascara. And a full-size mascara is even better. Throw in a $1 coupon like BB5 did, and I’m going to love you forever. I’ve used the Revlon Lash Potion mascara before, and was pretty pleased with it. I like the Bold Lacquer, though not quite as much. It gives me more definition, but less volume.

Nicka K Nail Color: I’m too lazy to go look at the color, but I was happy about this. I got a really ugly taupe Nicka K polish in an Ipsy bag last year, so I never used it. This red is beautiful, and just what my collection needed.

H2O Plus Bath Aquatics Shampoo: Wish they’d sent the conditioner too, because it’s really hard to tell about a shampoo without the matching conditioner. I haven’t tried this yet, though I’ve heard good things about the brand.

Body Drench Candy Licious Lips in Lime: Who doesn’t love lip balm? This smells really good, even though I’m not a huge lime fan. It’s got a pretty strong flavor, and it feels nice. I’d love to try one of the other flavors too!

Hask Argan Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment: I’m not sure if this is a full-size product or not, so I didn’t count it as one. Regardless, it’s huge!! I recently jumped on the Argan oil bandwagon, so can’t wait to try this. My hair has taken a beating this last month, so it needs a little TLC!

I’m thrilled with my first Beauty Box 5, and can’t wait to see what August brings! (Assuming I get the box, that is….we’ll have to see!!)


  1. I got that same ugly taupe color from Ipsy, too. I still have it; it sits in a drawer, taunting me. I’d love to hear an update about the new color!

    1. I actually tried it today! It’s a gorgeous candy-apple red that only needs one coat for great coverage. It’s #139, Ripe Apple. Definitely better than the taupe!!

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