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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subscription box review: graze nibblebox

Update: (Spoiler: It’s not the best.) I’ve been having some trouble with graze lately… I keep getting the same snacks. I dealt with their amazing customer service again who really helped me out and told me that I could toggle my likes, loves, and dislikes again to cheat the system and get some new things, but it turns out, that doesn’t work either. This week’s box came with all repeated snacks, none of which were “loves” and one of which I got very recently… like two or three weeks ago! I’m not a happy camper and am considering canceling my subscription with graze. I’m very sorry to say this! But please read below for some great things about graze that might make you want to subscribe! 

 

So my graze box has been coming for a couple of weeks now. And I have so many great things to say about it.

Basically, you can order this box of four snacks weekly or bi-weekly, and you can have them delivered to your job or your house. Every friend who ordered it so far got their first box the following week, so they handle your orders very quickly! :]

They arrive in a box like this:

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With four little snacks in containers that look like this:

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AND, there are even nutrition facts, they look like this:

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The snacks are generally savory or sweet, but sometimes a mix of the two (for those of you who are into that).

ALLERGIES:

  • A lot of the snacks consist of nuts and fruits, but there’s an area on the website where you can leave that out.

PICKY EATERS:

If you don’t like certain flavours or nuts or fruits, you can trash snacks that include them on the website. Originally, every snack is set to “try” but you can click:

  • “Like” – This means they’re going to send you the snack once in a while
  • “Love” – They will send you the snack often
  • “Trash” – They will stop sending you the snack.

 

I’ve only trashed one or two of the snacks, mostly because I didn’t prefer the flavours in them, but I HIGHLY recommend trying everything as long as you aren’t allergic to any of it. I am really not a cashew fan, but their “Black Pepper Cashews” are to die for. And I hated most dried fruits before graze, and now I am a cran-raisin lover for life!

What I love most about these is that you can’t get a lot of them at a regular grocery store. You get them and they have wonderful flavours, each one is different from the next. What I love even more is that I always have something to snack on at work, I don’t even have to bring anything with me aside from lunch.

PRICE:

  • This box is only $6 a week, and if you use the link from the beginning of this post, you can get your first and fifth box free. Think about how much you spend on snacks a week, and think about what you get with this box.

HEALTH:

  • Each snack has a great health aspect to it. Sometimes they are under 100 calories, a full serving of fruit, a great source of fiber or nutrition, and more. On WEIGHT WATCHERS, I’ve found that not one of the snacks I’ve received has been over 6 points on the Points Plus program.

LIKES:

  • My favorites so far are the black pepper cashews, the black pepper popcorn, and the chili-honey almonds. I like spicy stuff, but if you don’t, you can just make sure to “Trash” those ideas.
  • Everything in the box is recycle-friendly, as well as the delivery box itself.
  • If someone signs up using your link, you get a dollar that you can either use towards your next purchase, or donate it to the graze school of farming.

DISLIKES:

  • I really do wish we received five snacks instead of six, but I do get that this is the perfect amount for the size of the box, and that the box would be more costly
  • The redskin peanuts are dry, so even if I enjoy a snack, the redskin peanuts will kind of make me like it a little less

CODE:

  • If you like what you see, you can use my code and get your first and fifth box free! AMANDR3XU

RATING:

  • 9/10

tl;dr

  • This is honestly one of the best ideas ever. It’s delicious, different, healthy, and cost-effective.

Let me know what you think below! Criticisms of my review, anything about graze if you’ve tried it, ask me questions if you have any, or let me know if you ordered a box! I’m excited to get some feedback on my first review on my new blog!

xx

 

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