Beauty Box Five: November 2013

November 14, 2013

So, I received another Beauty Box Five in the mail yesterday.  My friend bought me a three month subscription and forgot to cancel it.  When I last texted her, she told me that she had canceled it, so I don't really understand why I'm still getting these in the mail, but I'm not opposed to freebies!


I received:

BellaPierre Cosmetic Glitters
Be a Bombshell Eye Crayon
Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant
Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask
Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Body Wash

Is it just me or are the contents in this month's Beauty Box Five a little weird?  I didn't post about the one I received last month, but I wasn't overly impressed with that one, either.

BellaPierre Cosmetic Glitters-  This glitter can be added to makeup you already have to make it more sparkily.  It is suggested that it be added loose eye shadows or it can be worn on your cheeks, lips, or put into your hair.  I'm not a big fan of this item because I feel like the loose glitter will fall into my eyes if I wear it as shadow.  If I put it on my lips, I'll end up eating some of it, and I don't really think I want to put this in my hair, either.  Honestly, I don't know what I'll do with it.

Be a Bombshell Eye Crayon- I guess this eye crayon can be used in place of an eye shadow.  I got this in a "Well Played" which is a light gold.  I swatched it on my skin, and it's difficult to even see it at all.  Besides a faint hint of gold, it just blends in.  I'll have to actually try it on my eyes and see how it looks there, but I certainly don't want to use an eye crayon on my eye lids that makes them look almost exactly the same as if I didn't use anything at all.

Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant & Deodorant- I had to laugh when I saw that this was one of the items, but I'm not going to deny that I will use it and it saved me some $$ because now I don't have to buy another tube of deodorant for awhile.  Also, there was a coupon booklet included in the box for another FREE one of these.  This deodorant isn't available in stores until January 2014, but I will be using that coupon which is a $7.99 value!

Montagne Jeunesse Glacial Cooling Face Mask-  Well, I do love me some sheet masks, so I'm not complaining about receiving this!  It's made with "real clay, arctic cloudberry, and red grape" from Scandinavia and it's supposed to clear our your pores.  The picture on the front is a little freaky, as it looks kind of like a skeleton with leaves over the eyes...just saying the packaging could be a little better, but mostly I care about the actual product and not what it comes in.

Aveeno Active Naturals Calming Body Wash- The first ingredient in this body was is water and the second is sodium laureth sulfate, there is nothing "natural" about this product.  I'll probably still use this body wash, but I try to not always use body wash and shampoo with SLS in it.


Overall:  If I had paid the $12 for this box, I would have been disappointed.  Yes, the deodorant and the deodorant coupon add up to more than what the box costs, but I just found that the contents were a bit mediocre.  Nothing wowed me... In fact, my favorite things were the mask and deodorant (it's pretty sad that the deodorant even made that list).

What is your take on this month's Beauty Box Five?
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Erica D said...

LOL, I agree, I think you should have gotten more in the box, anyone can buy a deodorant, when I subscribe to a box I want things that are a bit more unique than that. I have a couple subscription reviews coming up and they are definitely better than this.

Lisa said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see what you subscribed to!! I know, I want to try different stuff...I think everyone knows about Secret deodorant!

Rebecca B. Bird said...

This box is so random. I use deodorant, but I'm not sure I'd classify it as a "beauty" product. :P Loose glitter is kind of a funny choice too... I like glitter, but if I wear it all over my face I feel like I'm getting ready for the 7th grade dance all over again, haha. Maybe you could mix it into some nail polish?

Yomi C said...

I think 12$ for this box is acceptable... but not too promising as your have said...

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Lisa said...

Yeah...for me deodorant is just a staple! HAHA...yes, my thoughts exactly on the glitter. I used it a lot in 9th grade, but I feel like I'm too old to wear it all over like I did before.

Lisa said...

It's not very exciting this month even though I won't deny the box is worth more than the $12 it costs.

Kallie @ But First, Coffee said...

I feel like it's worth 12, but not at the same time... hahah. I mean, it's good stuff, but kind of strange a random! haha.

Kallie @ But First, Coffee

Lisa said...

Agreed!!

Justine B said...

Clearly they need to fix their system....I cancelled like 5 months ago and still get it! Like you, definitely not complaining! I didn't like this box either, which isn't saying much cause I never like my BB5 box. A body wash and deodrant yuo can get at Target? That is showing me nothing new. And who does they think buys these boxes, 12 year olds? What will we do with this green glitter?!?

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