Sunday, October 13, 2013

August 2013 Beauty Box 5 - Unboxing and Review

Another nice Beauty Box 5 in August! I'm really late with this review, so I'm going to try to be brief.

Here are the items I received (in order of appearance in the video):

1. Swissco Nail File

Nothing too exciting, but it's always handy (hehe) to have a bunch of extra nail files. I like that one side is covered in fuchsia glitter.

Full size and sample size // 1 nail file // $1.50

2. Nubar Nail Lacquer in Hot Pink

My first time trying this brand and I really like the shade I received! I'm wearing it in the video. It chips rather quickly, but most of my manicures do (I'm very rough with my hands!).

Full size // 15 mL // $8
Sample size // 7 mL // $3.73

3. Bask Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Nourishing Moisturizer Anti-Aging & Firming Lotion

Another new-to-me brand! I like the scent and the texture of this lotion.

Full size // 22 oz // $19.98
Sample size // 2 oz // $1.82

4. H2O+ Aquafirm+ Micro-Collagen Moisturizer

I still haven't tried this sample yet, but I've liked pretty much all of the H2O+ products I've tried, so I was happy to see this in the BB5.

Full size // 50 mL // $50
Sample size // 8 mL // $8

5. Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow in Always a Bridesmaid

For someone who doesn't wear a lot of pink on her eyes, the shade of this eyeshadow was very scary! It is highly pigmented and a beautiful shade... but these types of shades usually make my eyes look swollen and bloodshot. Fortunately, this eyeshadow works amazingly as a blush! A little goes a long way.

Full size and sample size // 1.5 g // $14

Overall, I thought the August box had a great range of products. What did you think of this month's box?

// Approximate value of the products in the August 2013 Beauty Box 5: $29.05 (updated since the Nubar nail polish is not full size) //

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that promises 4-5 beauty samples in each box. It ships out of Austin, Texas. The samples are shipped in relatively small cardboard shipping box. The current dimensions of the box are approximately 6.5 inches x 4 inches x 2 inches and the box fits easily in my tiny condo mailbox.

Note: I paid for this subscription with my own money.

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