Beauty Box 5 Review - October 2014 - Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO CODES

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What is it? Beauty Box 5 
How Much? $12/month, $30/quarter, $99/year  plus $3 shipping per box 
What's in it? 5 samples from your favourite beauty brands 

Beauty Box 5 is a beauty sampling service that sends 5 deluxe or full sized products every month. The boxes ship from Houston, Texas and usually take 1-2 weeks to arrive. BB5 does not provide tracking information or e-mail notification once the box ships. According to the shipping label this box shipped October 6, and arrived October 15th. Not bad at all.

The theme for October is "Effortless Allure".
As you're getting cozy while Autumn settles in, welcome glorious simplicity. Show off flawless skin with hydrated lips, add a few pops of color and you've got all it takes to look pulled together.
First look

Spatty - Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool (6", $5.49)
I already have something similar to this and I never use it... I should really dig it out and put it to use. It is a practical tool.

ChapStick Dual Ended Hydration Lock 24 Hour Care ($2.99)
This is kind of boring, but useful none the less.

Nanacoco Nail Polish in Romantic Cruise ($3.95)
This colour is from the Spring 2014 collection. It would have been nice to have received fall or winter colours. 

Lashem Picture Perfect Instant Wrinkle Reducer (5ml, $14)
This tube is huge but is mostly filled with air. Lashem has basically put the equivalent of a foil sample (0.17oz) into a container that can hold a full ounce. Packaging aside, I am looking forward to trying this product. A full size is 14ml (0.5oz) for $40!

BellaPierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink (5g full size, $19.99)
I've received lots of BellaPierre shadows and bronzers, but never a lip product. It looks nice and adds subtle colour. I just received another one as an Ipsy bonus, so this one is on my sell/swap board.

The October Beauty Box 5 contained five products, with an estimated retail value of $46.42. Most of the value is in the Cheek & Lip Stain (which I find grossly overpriced) and the tiny Lashem sample. It's somewhat annoying that we received a Lashem product and a nail polish last month as well. It's actually the third month in a row that we've received nail polish from Beauty Box 5. More variety would be nice. For me, the ChapStick is the most exciting part of the box. Regardless of my lack of enthusiasm over this box, it's one of the better offering from BB5 this year. And considering I paid less than $10 for this box (with a year subscription & promo code), I won't complain too much. :)

Beauty Box 5 is still the most affordable subscription box out there, even with the new $3/month Canadian shipping charge. On a year subscription, the per box cost works out to $11.25, with shipping. It's a great intro box for those just getting into subscription boxes - just don't expect anything too exciting, new, or innovative. If you are interested in trying Beauty Box 5, there are still a few promo codes available to use. You can only use one code so choose wisely!
  • YEARLY84 will get you a year subscription for $84.15, plus $36 for the year of shipping ($3 per box). That works out to $10 per box, including shipping. This is the best deal around.
  • FREEBOXME or FREEBOX1 will get you the previous month's box free! This code is for new subscribers only.
  • HALFOFF will get you $6 off your first month's box. This is a good one for those that only want to sign up for a monthly or quarterly term.

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  1. This month's box looks good. I've been thinking of subscribing to this one but I'm still undecided.


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