Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: Beauty Box 5

Update (5/4/12): I received this message from Beauty Box 5 just now...

Great, thank you so much! We're glad you enjoyed it! I read your blog and you actually received 7 products accidently, it should only be 5 (as our name describes). 

Sorry about that, I hope you still enjoy your products!

So there you have it, I received too many products and only would have received 5 of the 7 I got. Depending on which ones, I might still feel this was a good value. I wanted to let you guys know though!

Original post:

I was recently approached by Beauty Box 5 to review one of their boxes and I jumped at the chance! As I'm sure you've gathered if you follow my blog, I really enjoy trying out beauty sample subscriptions. I love getting fun little things in the mail and I love trying out new brands. I am always hopeful that new beauty sample subscription services I try will succeed where others fail. Let's see how Beauty Box 5 did...

Wow - how full is this box?!

Items in box:
  • Lavera Mango Milk Care Treatment
  • Weleda Almond Facial Cream
  • Travalo Refillable Perfume Spray
  • BECCA eye tint in Baroque
  • Psssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
  • Supergoop! Face & Body Lotion SPF 30
  • Skyn Angelica Line Smoother
There was a little surprise in the bottom of my box!

The Beauty Box 5 subscription service is priced at $12 for 1 month, $30 for 3 months, $100 for 12 months

Where to Subscribe
You can subscribe to Beauty Box 5 at   

The first thing that struck me about what I received was the sheer volume of products! I received 7 different products and most of them were a decent size. On the site Beauty Box 5 states you receive 4-5 samples, but is 7 actually more typical or was this just a really great month for boxes? Either way, this box is great in my opinion. There were actually a few brands I've never tried (BECCA, Lavera, Supergoop!), a brand I adore and use daily (Weleda), and a brand I've been eye-ing for a while now (Skyn Iceland). Not bad in my opinion, that seems like a pretty great balance. I like that there's a really great variety of product types in general! I hate when all you get is 4 or 5 samples of just lotion or perfume. I absolutely think that for $12 the box I received is well worth it!
Has anyone else tried Beauty Box 5? Are all of the boxes this fabulous? I may have to subscribe and find out for myself!


  1. oh becca eye tint! I hope you like it!!

    1. Me, too! I haven't tried it yet, but when I get a moment I definitely will!

  2. Looks like a pretty good subscription service. I haven't heard of it before.

    1. It was new to me too. I'm curious to see if other subscribers received as much as I did because that's a lot of products!

  3. It's so frustrating that BB5 provide AMAZING "press boxes" to generate positive reviews and feedback. But for boxes people actually pay for, people get like 1 use wipes. I haven't seen anyone receive a travalo in their boxes! I subscribed to my first box and unsubscribed right away and I'm so glad that I did.



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