2 New Beauty Subscription Box Reviews

 

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you had a fabulous holiday! I’m excited to be back! If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’ve subscribed to Ipsy for over a year and a half. While I like the service, I know there are other subscription boxes out there, and I wanted 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 Box Review

Beauty Fix

The Beauty Fix subscription is $24.95 ($12.50 for your first box) and includes free shipping for six plus deluxe samples and full-size products valued at $100 or more.

 

 

What Was Inside the Beauty Fix Box

Dermstore Eye Love You Brush Set. Retail $15.

This cute travel-size eye brush set included fan, shadow, and smudge brushes. The bristles were soft and did not shed.

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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!

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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.

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Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust. Retail $23 for .38 oz. 

This volumizing powder does double duty as a dry shampoo. It removes oils and left my hair soft, smooth, and full of volume.

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Eminence Stone Crop Hydrating Mist. Retail $38.

This can be used as a toner to calm and hydrate your skin or as a pick-me-up to refresh your skin during the day.

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Ren Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask. Retail $55.

Made of natural ingredients, this mask exfoliates your skin, giving you a nice glow. It smells incredible too!

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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.

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Skinclinical Extreme Healing Daily Treatment. Retail $39.95.

This body moisturizer promises to heal dry skin, make skin more resilient, 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.

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Final Thoughts on Beauty Fix

Even though this service is pricier than most, it’s worth the $24.95/month. The brush set, hand cream, teasing dust, and polish retail for $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

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

 

 

What’s Inside the Beauty Box 5

LA Fresh good day day moisturizer. Retail $40.

This anti-aging moisturizer is made with natural ingredients and promises to hydrate your skin and give it a fresher appearance. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly, and the cucumber smell is refreshing.

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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 other masks out there do the trick for a lower price point.

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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 afterward.

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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 liked the color, when my daughter tried it, the shade was the same. It promises 12 hours of lasting power, and it did hold up.

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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.

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Is Beauty Box 5 Worth It?

Overall, the Beauty Box 5 subscription box was okay. Unlike other subscription boxes, this one cannot be customized, and everyone receives the same products. Three of the five 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.

 

Do you have a favorite beauty subscription box? Let me know in the comments!

 

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