Thursday, 24 January 2013

Beauty Box Five January Box Review!

I just received my first Beauty Box Five, which is a small subscription box, which you can have delivered to your door for just $12 per month, $30 per quarter or $100 per year, which is a whopping $44 a year saving over the monthly price!

In the box you will receive 4 to 5 samples of products per month, which allows you to see, test and play around with products from companies that perhaps you might not have picked yourselves and to try a little something new.

Beauty Box Five arrives at your door in this little green box containing a little cute drawstring bag with several goodies in! This month, January, I received in that bag: Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues (50 sheets), OFRA 3D Loose Shadow in Diamond Glitz (4g), Bodyography Foundation Primer, Clear (0.53 oz), Blinc Mascara (Test Size), City Lips in NUDE York, Gloss (1.5ml).

My first thoughts on the box was that at least this month it was 5 items and not 4, but I must admit that I was a little disappointed at the size of the samples after reviewing a few other similar subscription boxes! I then realized that actually this box is a fraction of the cost of some of its competitors and for the price you do get a fair amount and certainly your money's worth. 

The Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues were certainly interesting and I wouldn't have picked them up myself if I had seen them in a store and so they were something new to try! I thought that they worked well but they felt a little strange to me and I don't think I would really choose those over a regular tissue or baby wipe, but they are natural and they do the job they are intended for - they're just not for me! 

The OFRA 3D Loose Shadow on the other hand was by far my favorite item in this bag! It is bold and daring and really gives your eye a pop of color that makes you stand out from the crowd! I have never tried this brand before and I am impressed! I love it! This Diamond Glitz is like a silver and gold two or three toned shimmer and I couldn't get enough! 

The Bodyography Foundation Primer worked well and I would consider looking into a purchase of a full size, but I would need to use it a few more times first to make sure I LOVE it and not that I just LIKE it! I rarely find the right shade in foundation and never seem to find the right combination with primer and so to find one that works for me before adding foundation is fabulous! I would have loved to have seen a bigger tube in this box, but the one I got was great! 

The Blinc Mascara surprised me a little! I have never seen quite a small sample of mascara but it was enough to give it a try and reuse once or twice! It went on smooth and it didn't clump and I liked the consistency of it! I was not disappointed! 

Lastly, the City Lips NUDE York Gloss was a little sticky but a very nice shade and looked fabulous! I like the simple nudes and this one gave my lips that pop of shine without too much of the crazy color a lipstick might!! 

Over all I have to say I do think the price of this box is worth it, but I have only one month to go on and so I would like to reserve judgement until I have tried another box in the future! I think this could be a nice little treat for you every month if you have the money spare and wish to try out a few nice little items you might never otherwise have thought to go looking for! 

If you are interested in finding out more about Beauty Box Five then you can find them at:, where you will see subscription prices and details about what you might want to expect in your boxes! 

I would love to hear your views on this particular box, especially if you have tried it too on a previous month!! What did you think!? 

Please get chatting, and enjoy!! 

Disclaimer: I received a Beauty Box Five box for the month of January, 2013, free in order to write this review. I have given my 100% honest opinion, which has not been affected in any way by the provision of the box and I have not been otherwise compensated. Thank you! 

1 comment:

Nicole said...

I got the same box- I was disappointed- there wasn't much I could use and the primer made me break out. But the price is great so I wouldn't discount BB5 totally...not yet :) I think the Ofra was my fav too! :)