Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beauty Box Five April 2014 Box

Beauty Box Five seems to be getting better and better! Every month I excitedly wait for the delivery of my little blue box to see what fabulous goodies are inside. I try not to attack the mail lady as she arrives late as usual and slowly makes her way to each house shoving crumpled envelopes in boxes. Joining this subscription service is like belonging to little club of beauty addicts and getting a present every month! But before we get into each product let’s review how it works.

Beauty Box Five is a subscription service that starts at $12 for the monthly box, $30 for the quarterly subscription and $99 dollars for a year. In this box you will receive a mix of luxury items as well as common brands ranging from hair products, skin products, nail products, fragrances and beauty accessories. The box contains 5 products and usually includes one or two full sized items. The purpose of the subscription is to explore a variety of brands in order to determine which products work best for you.

BH Cosmetics California Collection Eye Shadow Palette (sample palette aprox value $5.04)

The colors in this little palette seem to have been designed with me in mind. It combines some of my favorite colors: a rustic copper, yellow gold and a bright purple. These "soft, romantic" shades go well together and mix, match and blend to create beautiful looks. The California palette is small enough to slip into a purse for touch-ups on the go and I like the combination of the darker shade paired with subtle shades.

Nika K New York Hydro Lipstick (full size retail value $4.99)

This is the first time I have tried this brand and for such an affordable lipstick the formula is quite creamy, soft and hydrating. In the photos the color looks a bit orange but it is actually more of a pretty coppery/pink.The description says: “the lipstick feels light-weight but delivers luscious, full bodied color that lasts through your first cup of coffee, afternoon snack and even a kiss.” Although it did not last through all of the above and was quite transferable I still like the texture and the soft neutral shade.

Blum Naturals All Purpose Cleansing Wipes (30 wipes retail value $2,49)

Since I am going on vacation in a few weeks this small bottle of wipes will be coming with me! Perfect for touch-ups on the go, use at the gym, at work or even in the car these paraben free, organic wipes removes eye makeup and corrects minor makeup mistakes. They are also organic and have a refreshing citrus scent infused with grapefruit extract. 

Jergens Natural Glow- 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer (sample packs)

Many people are getting ready for the warmer weather by tanning. I have a medium complexion and a natural tan so I don’t use tanning products for summer. Usually on vacations I tan despite taking preventative measures to shield my skin from sun damage and burns. If you do prefer a subtle, healthy glow a lotion like this is a safer method to harmful UV rays.

Bonne Bell Lip Definer Pencil: in the color Boysenberry (full size retail value $3.95)

Description: “this handy liner keeps lipstick from feathering and makes for a lovely natural look when paired with a clear gloss.” Although I wouldn't pair this color with a clear gloss the shade is nice. When I first used the pencil it was quite dry so it may take a few swipes for the color to show up. The liner is usable but I would have preferred a slightly creamier texture for easier application.

Overall this month's box had good variety and I was quite happy with the makeup.
For more information on this subscription service click HERE

Sneak peak of next months box:

**Disclaimer: These products were provided for review courtesy of Beauty Box 5. All opinions stated in this review are my own and based on my experience with the products. Results may vary based on individual use.**


  1. This box looks fantastic! You got such a great range of different products. I also wouldn't bother with the tanning cream but the rest looks great!

  2. This is a box I'm getting a bit interested in...Birchbox has been a bit of a dud for I like seeing other subscription services.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. looks like some great items! i need to sign up for more fun subscription boxes too :)

  4. This box looks pretty awesome <3 I love the lipstick shade :D

  5. That palette from BH Cosmetics is so pretty! Looks perfect for a game day at LSU!


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