Beauty Box 5 Review and Unboxing: November 2013

Have you heard of Beauty Box 5? It’s a monthly subscription service that costs only $12 a month. Every month, you get a box of 5 full-sized or sample-sized beauty products. They’re curated for you so you never know what cool stuff you’ll get.

From now on, I’ll be having a monthly Beauty Box 5 review showing you exactly what has come in each monthly shipment! For my first month, we’re talking about the November 2013 shipment.

Beauty Box 5 Review: The BoxIn fact, I caught the unboxing on video. Check it out!

Beauty Box 5 Unboxing Video

That video is chock full of beauty products and ‘90s short-sleeved blazers!

Beauty Box 5 Review: November 2013Let’s see what came in the BB5 November 2013 box:

This box is worth over $30, but if you got the BB5, you’d only spend $12. I’d say that’s a pretty good deal!

Now it’s time to go in-depth.

Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash

Beauty Box 5 Review: Aveeno Body WashThe Aveeno Calming Body Wash is a sample size in a 2 fl. oz bottle. I’d say that’s enough for at least a week and is good for your travel beauty bag.

The scent is fruity and totally reminds me of Herbal Essences shampoo. The bottle says it has lavender and chamomile, but I didn’t smell that as much.

Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask

Beauty Box 5 Review: Glacial Cooling Face MaskDespite not knowing how to pronounce the brand name of the Glacial Cooling Face Mask, it’s actually pretty easy to use. Rather than spreading on the mud mask with your fingers, it comes as a cloth mask coated in the stuff.

The mouth, eyes and nose are cut out of the mask. Just in case you thought you might look creepy while wearing it, I’m here to prove you right:

Beauty Box 5 Review: Scary Mask

“I’ll swallow your soul! I’ll swallow your soul!”

Even though I looked like a murderer while using it, this mask was awesome. Though the packaging talks about fruit, I thought the mud smelled more like herbs and rustic plants.

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant

Beauty Box 5 Review: Secret DeodorantI was in need of a new deodorant, so I was happy to get the Secret Clinical Strength variety. It smells like honeydew melons and keeps me relatively dry.

Body Drench Lip Drench Moisturizing Lip Balm

Beauty Box 5 Review: Lip Drench Lip BalmI love lip balm. I love spearmint. The Lip Drench Lip Balm gives me both. The scent (and flavor) is like eucalyptus meets spearmint, and the hydration lasts for hours. I’m a big fan.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer Powder

Beauty Box 5 Review: Bellapierre Cosmetics Shimmer PowderThe Bellapierre Shimmer Powder is pretty amazing. It’s a loose powder eye shadow that’s super shimmery and sparkly. It comes in a 0.08 oz sifter jar. I got the Champagne shade.

Beauty Box 5 Review: Shimmer Powder SwatchIt’s a super soft shadow that blends well. Like I said, it’s super shimmery bordering on fine glitter. But I like it!

Are you signed up for Beauty Box 5?

If so, what did you think of the November 2013 shipment? Let’s chat about it in the comments!

I liked everything that came in the box, but I especially liked the lip balm and shimmer powder. I know I’ll be using a lot of both of those.

If you’re not signed up, you can check it out at the Beauty Box 5 website.


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  1. This looks like a fun way to get some different makeup and supplies. Do they pay for the shipping?

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