Monday, May 18, 2015

Beauty Box Five May 2015

I can’t believe it’s almost June! The days seem to be flying by in a blur of great events, scrumptious food, glam makeup and sunny weekends! This month’s beauty box theme is “S.O.S” – aka: super outstanding skin, plus great makeup and grooming tools.

Before I delve into the box let’s review how the service works. Beauty Box Five is a subscription 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 and common brands with products for: hair, skin and nails as well as fragrances and beauty accessories. The box contains 5 products and usually includes 1-3 full sized items. It is a great way to sample a variety of new brands.

Essenza Luxury Hand Soap (sample size included)
If you enjoy the scent of fresh herbs and botanical goodness then you will love the rosemary mint hand soap infused with essential oils. As someone who likes living a germ-free life (or as close to germ-free as possible) I wash my hands frequently. Mild, nourishing formulas keep my hands from drying out and my manis looking fresh and this one is enriched with shea butter, aloe leaf juice, flower extract, grape, witch hazel, horse chestnut and all sorts of  natural bark and stems. The 16.9 oz retails for just $4.99.

Bio Swiss Stainless Steel Mini Tweezers (value-$4.99)
I always pack my tweezers when I travel so this is a great inclusion and a nifty tool to have for touch-ups on the go. The tube conveniently slips into your purse just in case stray hairs needs to be kept in check.

Styli-Style Blush/Highlighter Stick (full size included- $5.99)
When I first saw this blush it didn't wow me but after swatching it I fell in love with the color! These little tubes are also great for travel or short weekend getaways and you can quickly sweep them onto the cheeks without a brush which makes them super handy to have around. The shade I have is called Bittersweet- a pretty apricot gold that provides warm color plus sheer, subtle shimmer for that coveted summer glow. The formula is smooth and creamy so it glides on well for great coverage and a little sculpting. The box also included a voucher for 25% off my next Styli-Style order and I do love their spring lipsticks

Dermalogica Active Moist (sample size included) & Coastal Scents Classic Synthetic Brush (full size included- $1.95-$2.49)
I am a huge fan of dermalogica products and their fabulous range targets all skin types and concerns. The oil-free moisturizer has silk amino acids and a super lightweight texture that softens, smooths, conditions, evens texture and provides a great base for makeup. It is also very gentle on sensitive skin.

Getting another makeup brush is always a bonus and although this one from Coastal Scents is soft and ideal for patting on eyeshadow it is a tad large, especially for smaller lids. For the price however the quality of the bristles are quite good.

Although May’s box didn't have as many full-size products as its predecessors I still enjoyed everything in it and I’m looking forward to next month’s goodies! For more info on this subscription click- HERE.

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