Beauty Box 5 Review and Unboxing: December 2013
It’s that time of the month again! No, you don’t need to reach for the Midol. I mean it’s time for this month’s Beauty Box 5 review!
Here’s a refresher: BB5 is a beauty subscription service that’s $12 a month. Every month, you get a new shipment of 5 full- and sample-sized beauty products. And they’re always a mystery!
Last month, we talked about the fun things that came in the November 2013 shipment. This month, it’s the Beauty Box 5 December 2013 shipment!
But before I could review everything, I had to open the box…
Beauty Box 5 Unboxing Video: December 2013
Here, I open up the December BB5 for the very first time. Yes, it’s a lot like opening presents on Christmas morning!
- NYX Cosmetics Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette worth $6
- Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion sample size (full size retails for $8.99)
- Ofra Cosmetics Sultry Lipgloss Plumper worth $12.95
- Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer sample size (full size retails for $6.99)
- Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother worth $4.99
That means that this box is worth over $25, but if you got it from BB5, you would have only paid $12. Not bad!
Now for some in-depth reviews!
NYX Cosmetics Love in Rio Eyeshadow Palette
So, you can imagine my excitement when I found this in my BB5.
Body Drench Daily Moisturizing Lotion
In the unboxing video, I could barely smell this lotion—mine being the Hemp variety of Body Drench. Once I actually used it, I found that it had a great naturally sweet scent. It sort of smells like cucumber and melons. Best of all, this stuff soaks into my skin and makes me feel super soft. This one’s a keeper!
Ofra Cosmetics Sultry Lip Plumper
Remember when lip plumpers were a super big deal? I think this was the late ‘90s or early 2000s. Well, they’re back with the Ofra Lipgloss Plumper. It has a very pretty and shimmery maroon shade while making lips feel all tingly.
(Your lips will feel super tingly if you use this right after getting out of the shower. You’ve been warned.)
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer
It soaks into skin well while making my face feel ultra-moisturized. Plus, it has a very nice and subtle melon scent. This was the big surprise of the box for me.
Every Beauty Flexible Foot Smoother
Finally, we got the Foot Smother. This thing has two sides, one of which is coarser than the other. I used this on my heels (first with the coarser side, then the other) and they came away looking a lot nicer.
Do you want to see any of these in action?
Perhaps I could do an eye shadow tutorial with the NYX palette or use the Ofra Lipgloss Plumper in an FOTD. If you have any requests, let me know in the comments!