subscription box review: Beauty Box 5 (BB5) – August Box

GUYS. I love subscription boxes, but I am realizing I love nothing more than my beauty boxes. I canceled my graze box, a tea box I was getting was canceled, and I have two beauty boxes but I can’t get rid of either of them.

Beauty Box 5 is a  beauty box (obviously omg amandria can u not). They send 5 samples and sometimes some full-sized items of beauty stuff. hair stuff, face stuff, skincare ALL TYPES OF BEAUTY STUFF. I love them, i really do. I’ve been getting this box for 5 or 6 months now, I believe, and I wanted to get a good idea of the box before I reviewed it.

 

Here’s what I got this box. Read each caption below the picture for what I think:

I haven't tried this yet but I will. I try to stick with stuff made for curly hair, but just for the sake of using what I get in my boxes, and the fact that it says "for all hair types" I think I'll try it just this once.

I haven’t tried this yet but I will. I try to stick with stuff made for curly hair, but just for the sake of using what I get in my boxes, and the fact that it says “for all hair types” I think I’ll try it just this once.

I've already used one of these and I like that they smell nice and fresh and don't leave your face feeling like you used some type of oily wipe, which I've experienced before and didn't like at all.

I’ve already used one of these and I like that they smell nice and fresh and don’t leave your face feeling like you used some type of oily wipe, which I’ve experienced before and didn’t like at all.

Did NOT like. Here's my problem and I'll expand on it later, this color was NOT for my skin tone. I hated it! Also, the gloss felt sticky and I can only imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have my hair down and feeling it get stuck in the gloss all of the time. Not my thing. I might give it away to my mom or something.

Did NOT like. Here’s my problem and I’ll expand on it later, this color was NOT for my skin tone. I hated it! Also, the gloss felt sticky and I can only imagine how uncomfortable it would be to have my hair down and feeling it get stuck in the gloss all of the time. Not my thing. I might give it away to my mom or something.

I got a moisturizer by the same company and I loved it. I love anything that I can use to protect my skin and I love that this doesn't leave my face feeling oily or looking shiny. BEWARE: The ingredients are not listed on the actual sample, don't believe that it's all natural or anything.

I got a moisturizer by the same company and I loved it. I love anything that I can use to protect my skin and I love that this doesn’t leave my face feeling oily or looking shiny. BEWARE: The ingredients are not listed on the actual sample, don’t believe that it’s all natural or anything.

I'm planning on using this soon if I can. I tried it on one nail and got what I expected. The sparkles were scarce and spread out, so I don't know that I would be able to use this nail polish alone, I think I'd use it on top of another polish.

I’m planning on using this soon if I can. I tried it on one nail and got what I expected. The sparkles were scarce and spread out, so I don’t know that I would be able to use this nail polish alone, I think I’d use it on top of another polish.

 

$$:

  • This box is only $12 a month, but my favorite part is that you get stuff you may not have tried before. I love when I get new lipgloss colors and maybe some hair conditioner that I’ve never seen before, and then I realize I quite like it and go ahead and buy the full size!

LIKES:

  • All sorts of new stuff that I wouldn’t have thought of buying or trying
  • I don’t have to go out and buy make-up, I get it every month and I get all sorts of stuff!
  • I love love LOVE that I get a small card with all of the items I’ve bought, and how much they cost at retail price. It reminds me that I’m getting a good deal for the money I pay each month.

DISLIKES:

  • Although you may take a quiz upon signing up, they do not send you stuff tailored to you. The Nanacoco color I received was absolutely not what you would send someone with my skin tone. And my hair is curly, so I’m not sure I really wanted a Keratin treatment, but it doesn’t seem to suggest it will straighten your hair out or anything, so I’m down with it. I just think that if you’re going to send things not according to skin tone or hair type, you should send more neutral stuff that anyone can use.

RATING:

  • 9/10

tl;dr

  • Beauty Sub Boxes are just the perfect idea and BB5 is highly recommended by me and many others.

Let me know what you think below! Criticisms of my review, anything about BB5 if you’ve tried it, ask me questions if you have any, or let me know if you ordered a box!

xx

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