Beauty Box 5 Review - June 2013 - Beauty Subscription Box

What is it? Beauty Box 5 
How Much? $12/month, $30/quarter, $99/year 
What's in it? 4-5 samples from your favourite beauty brands

Beauty Box 5 is in the midst of redesigning their website to offer more features for subscribers. One of the changes I just noticed is that a yearly subscription went from $100 per year to $99 per year. Not a huge change, but now it works out to $8.25 per month instead of $8.33repeating per month. I like round numbers.

The June Beauty Box 5 shipped June 20th (late again) and arrived July 5th. There were lots of spoilers floating around so I already knew what to expect.

Coolway Cool Cleanse Shampoo (1oz, $2.90) & Coolway Cool Hydrate Conditioner (1 oz, $2.90)

Yes, more Coolway products. These are both supposed to nourish and hydrate while reducing breakage and frizz. Shampoo is always good to have so no complaints.

Brazen Organic Mineral Eye Shadow in Heavenly (3g sample size, $4.80)

Yes, another Brazen product. On the info card they wrote "back by popular demand". Are they kidding? This is my third Brazen eye shadow in five months and fourth Brazen product overall. How can it be back when it never left? This is a light mauve/pink colour. I will give it a try but I don't think it will suit me.

Just Being Sexy Body Bronzer (2 x 8ml packets, $6)

Finally a new brand, but the product itself is a dupe - we received a self tanner in the May box. I don't tan so these will either be given away or thrown out. I am curious to try it just for fun though. The full size product is expensive... it's $49 for an 6 ounce tube!

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion (0.5oz, $1.67)

A new brand AND a new product! This is big for Beauty Box 5! It's also a product I am excited to use. It's a lotion with an SPF 30 sunscreen.

In total I received 5 products with a value of $18.27. I'm not thrilled about more Coolway and Brazen products, nor am I thrilled about receiving tanning products two months in a row. The only product I'm really excited about is the Aveeno. It's something I could actually see myself buying in full size. My hopes are still high for Beauty Box 5, and it still is, hands down, the best value subscription box on the market (based on a year long subscription).

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  1. Another typical box. I hope next month they mix it up. Lets see some different brands.

    1. I have hopes they are listening to subscribers. Two new brads for June was a good sign... or I guess 3 since they also had a Shea Terra product.

  2. I think the fact that a lot of people I follow have been complaining about the repetitiveness is the reason I haven't signed up yet. I hope the next few months get better, although then I will probably be jealous of what I didn't get.

    1. It's weird because SO MANY bloggers are complaining yet BB5 claims people are REQUESTING more Brazen stuff. I don't believe it.

  3. I just got my first month of this and didn't get the set you got (I got the other set) but still not impressed.

    1. I would have liked to try the Shea Terra product but very happy I didn't get another brush hanger. What a useless item that is!

  4. My boyfriend opened the box for me over Skype since I wasn't home. I told him that if there was another product form Brazen, I would poke somebody. I needed to find somebody. I am so tired of Brazen Cosmetics, and seriously frustrated about the tanning products. What about the beauty profile?! Argh!

    1. They have never followed the beauty profile since there is only one or two versions of the box each month... as for Brazen, totally agree. Three eye shadows now? I think I'm pretty exposed to the product and can make a decision whether or not I want to buy full size. Speaking of full size, Wantable Makeup Box featured full size Brazen eye shadow and blush this month. They are infiltrating everything! lol


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