December 2013 BeautyBox 5 review
I’ve recently become a fan of beauty subscription services – what better way to try out new beauty products than to have 5 samples delivered to my home every month? One subscription I have is BeautyBox 5, and it’s definitely one of the more affordable subscriptions at $12/month. Let’s see what we got for the month of December, shall we?
I love the color of the box – it’s like getting a Tiffany’s box filled with cosmetic goodies! After trying out each product for the past few weeks, here’s my review:
This was the first Clean & Clear moisturizer I’ve tried, and it’s a very lightweight, no fuss product. It would be nice for the summertime or for those with oily skin, but I find it lacking in the winter. I’m also not a fan of the artificial watermelon scent.
2. NYX Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette (Barefoot in the San) – $6.00
I was so pleased to see a full-sized NYX product in the box – they have such quality makeup at affordable prices! The shadows are decent, but the 1st color was way too light for my skin. The 3rd color was a nice matte taupe and my favorite of the 3. Overall it’s a nice neutral palette at an affordable price, but I’m still partial to my UD Nakeds.
**Use code NYXBB5 before 12/31/13 to get 20% off sitewide on nyxcosmetics.com!
3. Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother – $4.99
I was definitely not happy to see this, because I frankly don’t care for foot smoothers. Even after I tried it I didn’t notice a difference – maybe my feet aren’t rough enough? Who knows.
4. Ofra Cosmetics Sultry Lipgloss Plumper – $12.95
Lip products are something I can never have enough of, so I was quite excited to try this out. Though I didn’t notice any plumping effects, the color is quite pigmented and the color is perfect for the winter months!
**Use code OfraBeautyBox5 before 02/28/14 to get 25% off sitewide on ofracosmetics.com!
5. Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion (Sugar Cane) – $8.99
I absolutely love the scent of this lotion – it smells like sugar cookies! The scent is quite strong, which is a plus for me, and it also turned out to be quite moisturizing. Though I love my Victoria’s Secret lotions, I will consider purchasing this one in the future.
The best word to describe this month’s beautybox 5 is variety. The range of products I got were quite nice (minus the foot smoother), and I really enjoyed using some of them! Have you tried any of the above products before? Do share!