February 26, 2015

Beauty Box 5 February 2015 Unboxing & Review

Hello readers,
Today my February BB5 box finally arrived in the mail.  Let's see what was inside.

This month's theme was 'hooray!' since it marks BB5's third birthday.  An extra bonus this month is a $20 gift card to yourminerals.com.  They look to have some nice (but pricey) mineral makeup.  Shipping to Canada is a bit too much for me but you could get a good deal with this coupon code if you're in the US.

Absolute New York Absolute Love Lip Balm | Retail $5.00 0.42fl oz
"There's so many reasons to cheer for this party-ready balm! Major moisture? Check! Sweet scent? Check! A tiny amount of tint? Check! Cute in your clutch? Check!
I'm feeling neutral about this balm.  It's a nice full size product but the scent is quite artificial smelling and I'm not a fan of lip products in pots.  It will get used up eventually though.

Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow in Vanilla Frosting | Retail $22.50 0.04oz
"We couldn't ship actual birthday cake, but how about some frosting? Treat yourself to this iridescent mineral shadow! BBh Tip: With subtle sparkle, it can also double as a soft highlighter."
I love mineral shadows so this sample is right up my alley.  It's a really pretty colour - a shimmery white with pink and blue sparks.  Unfortunately mine had fingerprints (or something that looked a lot like fingerprints) on the inside of the sifter.  BB5 is sending me a replacement though so that isn't an issue in the long run.  I think this will make a great inner corner eye highlighter.

GlamGlow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment | Retail $69.00 1.7oz
"After a long celebration, your skin needs some TLC! Apply this anti-aging mask for 10 minutes (it tingles while it's working!) then rinse off in circular motions - it doubles as an exfoliant!"
I absolutely love the GlamGlow products I've tried before so I was thrilled to see this in my box.  It will definitely get tried ASAP.

Avon Big Color Eye Pencil | Retail $3.49 0.056oz
"Spend less time getting ready and more time getting down with these pretties - just glide and go! BB5 Tip: For color that lasts all night, layer over a powder or primer."
I got this pencil in a soft shimmer nude colour which I can definitely use.  It will be a great addition to my makeup collection.  Another win in this month's box.

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel | Retail: $3.99 0.4fl oz
"Stand out at any soiree and balance the confetti with a bold nail! These supersaturated hues have our hearts when it comes to one-coat coverage and longlasting wear."
This is another item I was looking forward to getting after seeing it in other unboxings.  Unfortunately, I got the one colour I didn't want - red.  At least it's a known brand so I can probably trade it for another colour that's more my style.

I think BB5 really made a comeback this month after a streak of lackluster low-value boxes.  This marks the end of my yearly subscription and it's ending on a high note.  I won't be resubbing right away since they now charge extra for Canadian shipping (and the Canadian dollar is so low right now) but I will be keeping an eye on this sub to see if it's worth rejoining in the future.  If you want to find out more about BB5 you can check them out at https://beautybox5.com/.

Happy polishing,


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