Beauty Box 5 Review - July 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

July marks the half way point of my year long subscription with Beauty Box 5.  While BB5 isn't my favourite monthly subscription, I do look forward to receiving the cute blue box every month. This month the box shipped July 22nd and arrived to me August 7th.

First look

Product card & coupon code

Jean Pierre Cosmetics - Nail Polish Remover Wipe (2 wipes, $0.80)
Never worry about cracked or peeling polish again with these travel-ready, pre-packaged polish-removing wipes!

This is the third time in 6 months BB5 has included a product from Jean Pierre Cosmetics. Polish remover wipes are always handy to have, but I am a huge fan of Julep's wipes. No other brand I have tried has ever lived up to Julep.

La Fresh - Travel-lite Antibacterial Wipes (8 wipes, $1.99)
Spreading germs & bacteria is definitely a touchy subject. That's why we love these travel-friendly bacterial wipes! 

Wipes of any kind are always great to have. I like to keep a pack tucked in my purse and work bag for unexpected sticky situations.  This is the fourth La Fresh product I have received from BB5.

Airelle - Age Defying Facial Serum (0.25/7ml ounce sample, $45)
One product that tightens, firms and smooths the skin?!?! Reduce fine lines and encourage new cell growth with this unique formula that helps reverse and prevent the signs of aging!

Maybe my math is wrong but this sample is worth a lot! The card says a full size bottle (0.85/25ml ounces) is worth $158!  I double checked the website just in case the product card had a typo. I'm definitely using this one. Sounds like a miracle in a bottle!

Every Beauty - Foot Smoother (Full size, $8.99)
This handy little scrubber restores skin's natural softness by removing rough, dry, cracked skin through a dual textured dermabrasion coating.

This is a great product to include for flip flop season.

Be a Bombshell Lip Gloss in Hot Mess (Full size, $14)
Offering long-lasting color and high shine, Be a Bombshell's lip gloss can go from sheer to full coverage with just a few coats.

Wow is this ever red! Not my colour but it's a great product so I will gift it to my sister. I'm really glad to see BB5 partner with a new cosmetics brand. I hope we see more from Be a Bombshell... but not too much more.

My July edition of Beauty Box 5 contained five products valued over $70! This is the highest value Beauty Box 5 I have received to date. I'm quite happy with this box, especially since there are three new brands included. I hope BB5 continues with this trend. I have 6 months left in my subscription!

If you are interested in Beauty Box 5, you can read all my past reviews here or read a 4-month analysis & assessment of the service here. After that, please use my referral link to sign up for your own Beauty Box 5 subscription!

What did you get in your July Beauty Box 5?

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  1. You're the only other person I've seen receive the Airelle product. Everyone else (and I've looked up like 20 reviews!) gott the H2O product which made me oddly more suspicious of the product. It just doesn't seem like BB5 to give such an expensive item. I still haven't tried it. I figure worst case scenario realistically, Airelle is doing poorly because they charge too much and maybe their product just doesn't work and so they hoped for a sales boost by giving samples, but for some reason getting it in BB5 makes me wary of even trying it! I'm so used to cheap stuff from them!

    1. I haven't seen any reviewers get Airelle... kind of random. I guess we were the lucky ones... or maybe not. Jury is still out!

  2. I was one of the lucky ones to get the Airelle sample in my July BB5 box! I gasped when I saw the price, but my initial reaction was that BB5 is trying to step it up. I've been using the sample for about a week and OMG! My skin has never looked so amazing! I've had 3 random co-workers ask me what I'm doing differently because my skin looks so good! I think I'm in love, but I'm going to have to take out a loan to buy more of this stuff.. In any case, I hope BB5 can keep getting high end products like this because otherwise I might switch to another box.


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