Recently I found a site called Beauty Box 5. They are a company that sends out personalized boxes every month with samples of beauty products for you to try for a fairly low cost. At $12 a month I decided to go ahead and try them out. I filled out my profile, paid my fee and waited. I received a notice saying that my box would be sent out on July 15th about a week before so I was excited and couldn’t wait to get my box to see what they were sending me. I will admit I am an impatient person at times and I was on pins and needles checking my mail everyday. Now the 15th of July ended up being a Sunday this year, and since no mail goes out on Sunday I figured ok.. It’ll probably get sent out on the 16th and I should get it by the 20th. Texas isn’t that far from Washington and I usually can get mail from Virginia in about 3-4 days, so I figured Texas should take the same or less time. Boy was I wrong! For one the box didn’t ship until the 18th of July, they sent me an email apologizing and with a tracking number. I was unhappy that it was late, but still excited about getting my box. It finally showed up in the mail on July 25th and boy was I surprised. For one it is a very small box, about the size of an envelope. When I opened it up it had 4 small samples in it, a sample mascara, one set of fake eyelashes, a foot scrub buffer, and a 1oz makeup primer. To say I was disappointed is an understatement. Even my Fiance was surprised by what I received. I canceled my subscription and I am now looking into Birchbox. I have heard a lot of really great things about them with the only downfall being that there is a wait-list. Now lets get to the items in the box…
- The mascara was good, I did like it. But I wouldn’t spend $26.00 on a full size and it definately won’t be replacing my BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara which is only $18.00
- The Hollyren Eyelashes look like any other brand of eyelashes I have seen, not the best out there but not bad. I prefer the single lashes over a strip of lashes such as these.
- The Bodyography Makeup Primer was silky, smooth, and covered well. I again liked it, but it won’t be replacing my normal Prime Time Foundation Primer which at $23 is again cheaper then the stated $30 price for this one.
- The Spongeables Pedi-scrub foot buffer was nothing special. I actually already had a similar one that I bought at Walgreens a few weeks ago. It did smell nice though.
So in closing, the items I received I probably won’t be running out to buy anytime soon. They were nice, but not the same quality as the items I already use on a daily basis that are actually cheaper then the stated price of these items.