Tuesday, May 15, 2012

April Beauty Box 5

April's Beauty Box 5 was a little underwhelming.  I didn't really even feel like making this post! This is my 2nd box with them.  I missed the first 1, and was pleased with the 2nd.  This one though, is a little sad.

What I *do* like about Beauty Box 5 is that they send natural products.  There are a lot of things I know I would really love if I had a bit of a chance to try how they work.. ie. more than one time use!  That's what this box was mostly full of. (Or lightly packed!)

pur~lisse spf 30 essential dayily moisturizer for normal~dry skin, sensitive~anti-aging.  Sample size 4ml.  On the back it says apply liberally...so this may last me 2 uses..maybe.

 LA FRESH waterproof makeup remover.  I like the idea of a biodegradable wipe, but 1 5x4" wipe? :/
Doctor T's Supergoop SPF30+ Sunscreen Wipe.  I find this a really interesting idea, one I quite like.  However the 6x8" wipe is not going to give me complete coverage... I'll probably cut it in half and use it on my face twice.
Freeman Facial Exfoliating Scrub: Pink Grapefruit.  I love scrubs and I never actually tried any of the Freeman's products.  So, looking forward to trying this..but 15 ml isn't a great amount...but I'll probably get 3-4 uses out of this.  It's hard to say without seeing the actual product in the package.
 Lastly, I was *really* happy to receive this full size tin of Smith's Rosebud Salve.  This item actually was sent in the first box, so I'm not sure why they're sending it again if it's only the 3rd box.  Luckily, I didn't get the first one so I was giddy about this one based on the reviews.  This has 22g in this cute metal tin.
 This is what the salve looks like.  It smells and "tastes" amazing on the lips. Very slippery, but it doesn't last long on the lips.  I used it on my cuticles and noticed a difference right away.  So, I really do like it for that.  I've never heard of this product before BB5 and it's only I would definitely buy for myself when I run out!
 This shows you an idea of the tin size.  Even though it's full size, it's still a pretty small tin. Did I say it smells divine?

Anyway, that's all there is to this box.  I don't like that they don't send an info card with the products.  It was a sad little one.  I'm ridiculously easy to please and obviously, I was disappointed.  If it wasn't for the rosebud salve, I may have cancelled already as most people are doing.  I'm giving them another chance. 

What do you think?


  1. I've heard amazing things about that rosebud salve! I think it's so cool that it has so many uses (not just a lip gloss)!

    1. Yes, it really is wonderful. It's one of those things I'll repurchase... I just wish they offered it in a bigger tin!

  2. this box got a lot of negative reviews from many beauty bloggers, but hopefully they'll rebound and do a better job next month. the sample sizes are pretty pitiful in this box and could be received for free as samples at Shoppers or Sephora :/ at least the salve is full sized and you enjoy it though :D

    1. I hope so too! I really want to like them because they do natural products...we'll wait and see this month!

      I never get free samples at Shoppers and I buy a TON of products from them, do you have to ask? Or does it depend on the sales consultant? One of the ladies did give me a free marcelle eyeshadow quad, one time!

  3. I hope next month's box is better for you! it sucks that you get such small (mostly one time use) samples.
    Love the Lip Salve:)

    1. Mmm the lip salve! I hope they're listening because there is a lot of angry women on their fb page! :X