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Beauty Fix & Beauty Box Five Subscription Boxes - Review January 2016

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous holiday! I'm excited to be back! If you've been reading for awhile, you know that I've subscribed to Ipsy for over a year and a half now. While I like the service, I know there are other subscription boxes out there and want to try something new. I tried Birchbox in the past, but wasn't a fan, so in  November I signed up for Beauty Box 5 and Beauty Fix. Read on to hear more about these beauty subscription services!

Beauty Fix
Subscription is $24.95 ($12.50 for your first box) and includes free shipping for 6 plus deluxe samples and/or full size products valued at $100 +. 

Dermstore Eye Love You Brush Set. Retail $15.
This was a cute travel size eye brush set that included fan, shadow and smudge brushes. the bristles were soft and did not shed.

Tocca Beauty Crema Da Mano Hand Cream. Retail $10.
I need a rich hand cream during the winter and this product did a great job locking in moisture. It smelled great too!

Glytone Antioxidant Anti-Aging Night Cream. Retail $90. 
This non-greasy night cream had a clean, fresh smell. My skin looked brighter and well hydrated in the morning. 

Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust. Retail $23 for .38 oz. 
This voluminizing powder does double duty as a dry shampoo. It removes oils and left my hair soft, smooth and full of volume. 

Eminence Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. Retail $38.
This can be used as a toner or to calms and hydrate your skin or as a pick me up to refresh your skin during the day.

Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. Retail $55.
Made of natural ingredients, this mask exfoliates your skin giving you a nice glow. It smells amazing too!

Dermelect Me Nail Polish. Retail $14.
This was a full size polish in a fun blue color. It's made with keratin proteins to help prevent peeling and chipping. My polish did last a few extra days.

Skinclinical Extreme Healing Daily Treatment. Retail $39.95.
This body moisturizer promises to heal dry skin, make skin more resiliant and increase elasticity and improve circulation. It's lightweight and creates a barrier on your skin to retain moisture. My skin still felt soft at the end of the day.

For me, even though this service is pricier than most, it's worth the $24.95/month. The brush set, hand cream, teasing dust and polish retails for a total of $62 and I loved the mix of high end products. I'm still deciding if I want to work this into my budget for the new year. Stay tuned!

Beauty Box 5 
Subscription is $12/month and includes free shipping for 4-5 deluxe samples and/or full size products usually featuring drugstore brands.

LA Fresh good day day moisturizer. Retail $40.
This anti-aging moisturizer is made with natural ingredients and promises to hydrate you skin and give it a fresher appearance. It's lightweight, absorbs quickly and the cucumber smell is refreshing.

Kaunis Facial Mask. Retail $14.95.
I love the concept of sheet masks but this one had a strong rose scent that was not for me. It also had an expiration date of January 2016. It's pricey and there are other masks out there that do the trick for a lower price point.

Altchek MD Gel Eye Pads (set of 2). Retail $20.
These gel pads are easy to use and promise to leave your eye area refreshed and hydrated. I had high hopes for this but my eyes did not appear refreshed afterwards.

Moodmatcher Luxe Twist Stick. Retail $8.
This full size matte lipstick crayon claims to react with your lips to create a unique shade just for you. While I did like the color, when my daughter tried it, the shade was the same on her. It promises 12 hours of lasting power and did last several hours.

The All NaturalFace Vegan Matte Cream Lip and Cheek Color. Retail $5.75.
I received a full size product in the Dusky Rose shade. I like cream based cheek products in the winter but the shade was too dark for my skintone and did not apply or blend easily.

Overall, this service was okay. Unlike other subscription boxes, this one cannot be customized and everyone receives the same products. 3 of the 5 products were full size and retailed for a total of $28.70 so it paid for the box, however, the products seemed old and I was not impressed with the makeup brands they sent. I ended up canceling the service after the first month.

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