Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beauty Box 5 - April Box

I've been really into cosmetics for a couple years now. What helped launch my new found obsession was joining Mary Kay. I learned quit a bit during my time as a consultant. I'll be honest. I'm still learning lots. So one of the ways I decided to help further my education on the subject was of course, do research online.
I came to realize that there are many monthly subscriptions that you can join for different amounts of money. I discovered to my delight that you can sign up with many different beauty subscriptions and receive trial offers. Love me some trials! I love the whole "try before you buy" aspect. I hate dishing out good money for something I don't know if I'll truly love or not.
So, that brings us to Beauty Box 5. I saw this and decided it was a good way for me to get my feet wet.
They have 3 different price range. You can do monthly for $12, quarterly for $30 which saves you $6, or yearly for $100 and you'll be receiving 2 months free.
I decided to stick with monthly just in case I'm not all that pleased with it.
Your box ships out the 14th of the month. You receive 4-5 items monthly to try.
I've recently received my April box.

This the box I received for April. Sorry. I forgot to take picture of the pretty way it was packaged. 
As you can see, I received 5 items. I've allowed myself enough time to try each item out before finishing my review of this box. 
Also included in the box is a little card with a brief description of each product. It also gives you a price.

I was really excited to try the body wash. I have really dry skin. I'm always looking for a better product to try for my ultra dry skin. I had great hopes for this product. Its called H2O Plus Spa Sea Salt Body Wash. A full bottle of it costs $17.00 and is about 12.5 fl oz. My sample size is 30ml (1 fl oz). I've used it several times. 
I had such high hopes for this product. Sadly, it disappointed me. First off, it does not have a pleasant scent to it. OK, its not horrible, but still not pretty. It didn't help with my dry skin. I'm sure for someone who may not have as bad dry skin as I, it may be great. My skin becomes a desert. 

From the same company, I received an aqua firming eye cream. I didn't really have the chance to fully try it out as the sample didn't have much to it. I did try a couple times though which was good enough. It was pretty interesting to me. The color was pearl. Its very smooth and silky in texture. I'm not sure why this happened, but when I used it, my contacts got all goopy. My guess is that it bothers my allergies. Guess I'll be sticking with my Mary Kay Firming Eye Cream. 

Next on my list is the Brazen eye shadow. Its in powder form. I really didn't know what to expect with this one. I was super excited to give it a try. I love the color. Its a brown with sparkles. Love love love it! It went on so easy and stayed on for hours! Its very easy to layer on to get different tones of the color. It looks pretty small, but this small amount will last me a long time! I'm so impressed with this eye shadow, think I'll be getting more soon before it runs out. 

Tree Hut Shea Extra-Rich Moisturizing Lotion is so yummy smelling! I am so not kidding. Love love love it! Its amazing for my dry skin as well. So happy to have found a lotion that will work for me plus smell delish! Its a little oily feeling when you first put it on, but that goes away as your skin absorbs it. 
I can honestly say I will be ordering myself some more of this product! I recommend it!

LA Fresh Travel Wipes are nail polish remover wipes. I've heard of it once before. I hadn't tried it till now. The person didn't recommend it and was not impressed with it. At first I didn't get why anyone would want to use these, but OMG! These work so ... just beyond belief. I used 1 wipe for all 10 fingers and it was still wet enough to remove more. I even had on a nail color that normally I have to scrub kind of hard to remove all the color and I didn't have to do that with these. These will be so much easier to take with on my upcoming vacation. I can't wait to get more. 

So that is it for this month's box. I hope you enjoyed my reviews. If you have any questions for me regarding my experience with these items, please let me know. As always, feel free to contact me if there is anything out there you would love to see a review on. I am always happy to try something new out!


  1. Great blog. i love beauty items. Where do you buy the eye shadow?

    1. You can order the the eye shadow from Right now they are in the process of updating their product catalog.