Beauty Box 5 Review - July 2016 - Beauty Subscription Box + PROMO

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

Beauty Box 5 is a beauty sampling service that sends 5 deluxe or full sized products every month. Products range from makeup, hair care and skincare to nail polishes, fragrances, and beauty tools.
We truly believe that it takes a little bit of everything to look so good, which is why we include luxury, drugstore, and indie brands alike! You’ll see much-loved standbys from bigger brands and new omg-this-is-amazing finds from smaller brands, too.

Beauty Box 5 was the first subscription box I ever ordered, way back in February 2013. It's the box that prompted me to start this blog! I was subscribed to Beauty Box 5 for two years and often recommended it to first time subbies who were looking for an affordable beauty box. Even with the $3 per box shipping cost, a year long subscription still works out to only $11.25 US per box. The price really can't be beat. I finally cancelled at the end of my two year term because they were sending way too many lacklustre items.

Beauty Box 5 recently offered to send me a box for review. My last review was in February 2015, so I figured it was time for an update.

The theme for July is "Road Trip Ready" and the box is full of items so we can hit the road in style.

First look!

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color Pencil ($18)
The fine tip on this sleek European-designed mechanical pencil has a creamy consistency that glides into place and can also be lightly smudged for a more natural look.
Chella is a great brand and well known for their eyebrow care products. 

Beauty Box 5 Round Blending Brush ($10)
Use this brush to buff eye shadow and sweep on glowing highlight.
This is a decent brush that will be good for blending.

Skinny Tan Mini Mitt ($4.50)
Giving your skin a flawless, streak free finish every time, this mitt makes your Skinny Tan product easy to apply. With the ability to buff away dry skin prior application, in addition to evenly spreading the fake tan across your skin, this mitt will give you a gorgeously bronzed, toned body that'll be the envy of others!
It's a little strange to include a tan mitt but no tanning lotion. I don't use self tanner anyway, so maybe I can use it for exfoliating or buffing.

Sweep Rose Gold Tweezers & Mirror ($19)
This tweezer and mirror set is coming soon to the Sweep shop, but we get it first! The mirror is cute and perfect for stashing in a purse. Sweep sells the mirror and tweezers as a set, but BB5 counts the mirror as a bonus this month.

Hikari Cosmetics Eye Shadow in Brownie ($13)
With our wide variety of highly pigmented eye shadows you can create the perfect look. From demure to bold, the options are endless.
Brownie is described as a "dark chocolate brown with light shimmer". I like the colour and it's something I would use.

The July Beauty Box 5 included six items, valued at $64.50 US. Beauty Box 5 has improved SO much since I was last subscribed. The value is great - over 5x the cost of the box. The products are mostly full size, and they are from some really quality brands. I'm pleased to say I can once again recommend Beauty Box 5 to those looking for an entry level subscription box. The best value is to go for a year long subscription at $99, plus $36 shipping (US dollars). It works out to $11.25 per month ($3.75/month savings off the month to month price). The September box is available for purchase now, and you can get a Free Eye Shadow with Beauty Box 5 Subscription purchaseSimply use this link and the promo will be added to your first box. Valid for new subscribers only, while supplies last, or until September 30, 2016.

Click here to check out Beauty Box 5.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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  1. i haven't thought of BB5 for so long, glad it has improved!

  2. Great things and value inside.


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