Beauty Box 5 June Box

First Beauty Box Five
First Beauty Box Five

This was the first month of my BB5 subscription, and I’m not sure what to say about it. I suppose underwhelmed would be a good term. I felt like they oversold themselves a bit on their website.

When I received the box, I was a bit surprised with the size. Its a bit smaller in comparison to Birchbox or Glossy Box, maybe 6″ by 4″? and I thought, “hmm, wonder what they fit in here?” Also, the theme was off a bit, they talk about Black Friday shopping, so then I was wondering if I might have received an old box… I follow them on Instagram and the item that should have come in everyone’s box was not in mine… hmmm

Where's mine?
Where’s mine?

So, alas, they will not be my #bb5fave… Bummer.

Ok downer! On to the review!

wpid-20150610_184942-1.jpgThis is the card that came with the box, although I did notice that they are misquoting the prices slightly. More on that in a bit.

wpid-20150610_184539-1.jpgDove Deep Moisture Body Wash

I have several of these little babies from other boxes and actually really like the product. My issue is that in these other boxes (Pinch me, Target Beauty and Walmart Beauty) I paid less that $10 per box, Pinch Me is actually FREE… so I was surprised to receive it in a box that costs more than Ipsy (which offers higher end products to boot) The body wash works great, and is super moisturizing. I’ll leave it in my drop bag to take camping, because we are usually in pretty dry climates when we travel. BB5 has this valued at $6.49 for 22 oz, but at 1.8 oz, the actual value is about $0.75 for a travel sized bottle like this.

wpid-20150610_185133-1.jpgLaura Ashley Sweet Peony Body Butter

This was a nice little find, It was a really pretty pink in the tub with a fresh clean floral scent. It worked well, like a regular body butter, but felt more luxurious. This will also be thrown in the travel stash. BB5 has this posted at a value of $25 for a set of six, which values this one alone at around $4

wpid-20150610_185254-1.jpgDen Tek Floss Picks and Case

I thought this was really cute, and will come in really handy for traveling. My hubby also loved these, so I’m unsure if I’ll ever see these again! We carry a bag of these with us in our trailer, but the case makes them really useful for travel. I like this brand a lot, the floss works well, and there is a pick at one end in case you had a hearty steak dinner that needs some help being removed from between your teeth. (uhm, sorry, yuck)BB5 values these ate $2.49 which is about right.

wpid-20150610_185007-1.jpgHask Macadamia Oil Hair Treatment

I was happy to see this! In a recent box I received the mask from Hask and it worked beautifully, so the Hair Oil is a great addition, and works really well at holding the moisture in after I wash my hair. I just added some to my damp ends and it air dried beautifully. BB5 values this correctly at $2.99 for this size bottle. There was a tiny bit of leakage, but not enough to make a big difference.

wpid-20150610_185207-1.jpgNika K New York Eye Light Crayon

This is a nice color, I have green eyes and it highlights them well. The formula is a bit greasy, but has some staying power. I used it as a single eye color and it’s just subtle enough to make it a nice neutral color. BB5 Values this at $4.49, which is correct.

So, all in all, the actual value was $14.72 for a box that cost me $12. I am more impressed with the seasonal Walmart and Target boxes, and Ipsy, which offer WAY more value for $10 or less.

I will stick with this for two more months to see if it gets better, but if it doesn’t improve, I probably wont commit to any more than that. Honestly, if it wasn’t for this blog, I probably would cancel right now. So far, it is not recommended, but lets see what happens next month!


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