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Thursday, 30 August 2012

August Beauty Box 5 Review 2012

My husband and I met up for some lunch yesterday and I was so excited when he told me my Beauty Box 5 had shown up in the mail that morning. For some reason I had totally forgotten about it and didn't realize it would be arriving right away. I had not gone online to peak at this one! (I think this is my first time for this...oops!)

I was beside myself when I was opening this baby up! I spent a little bit of time this morning checking out some other reviews online, and once again, it looks like my box may be a little different than some of the others. This is one of the greatest boxes I have ever received, and I just have to say that Beauty Box 5 just gets better and better. I was really on the fence about this box before I ordered it, and spent a lot of time hemming and hawing over whether or not I should subscribe. It has very quickly become one of the best boxes I get.

This box was packed to the brim! The little organza bag, that is always included, was so stuffed full that whoever packed the box had to put stuff underneath it as well.

Inside the bag this was the first thing I pulled out. It is Ferro Cosmetics Sheer Crystal Veil (.14 oz $19). I think this is a full sized item. It is a sheer powder that is supposed to refine the look of your skin under or over your foundation. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I am looking forward to it. 

 Next up we have a bit of a repeat. Beauty Box 5 sent me a sample of this Blinc Eyeliner a couple of months ago. That's ok though, I thought this was a really cool product. Once it's on, this eyeliner will not budge! It doesn't smudge or fade and actually slides off when you apply pressure and warm water. This will be perfect to throw in my purse when my other sample runs out. This is one of the items that was different in my box, it looks like most of the other girls received 2 packets of a Freeman mask.

  The other thing I noticed was a little different in my box was that I received two samples of this next item. It's H20 Plus Marine Calm Restorative Eye Cream (.13 fl oz/.5 oz $32) The value of these samples is roughly $16! I like that it is unscented. I think I will give one of these samples to my mom since it is fragrance free.
Next thing out of the bag were three samples of these Blum Naturals Make-Up Remover Towlettes (3 samples/30 pack $7.49). I really enjoyed the blotting papers we received from this company a couple of months ago. These are perfect to throw in my travel bag too.

And last, but definitely not least, the thing that really sets my box apart from so many of the others I saw online, was that I received TWO samples of the Ellis Fass Milky Lips (.95 oz $35). One of these is Creamy Lips the other Milky Lips. These retail for $35 dollars each! I could not believe it. I looked at the color stamp on each one and thought the colors looked really nice. However, when i managed to twist the product up onto the applicators, I noticed that the colors really don't match the color swatch. Both lipsticks are dark browns in slightly different shades. Ordinarily I really do not like brown lipstick, but I watched a tutorial that Beauty Box 5 had posted. In the video they were using these lip colors as bronzers for on your cheeks. I tried it out and they work so great for this! They are the perfect shade for bronzer. I also discovered, that if lightly applied, they really weren't that bad as lip color, either. The packaging on these is really cool and you can really tell they are high end.

This box was full of such amazing value. Beauty Box 5 is $12 /month. And this month it was certainly worth every penny!

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