The Walmart beauty box is a fun one. It’s seasonal, coming out every 3 months, but unlike Target, you can subscribe to it, and it’s only $5. I call that a pretty excellent deal, especially since even if I don’t use EVERYTHING, the value is definitely there.
InCoco Nail Art Stickers
Speaking of Value, these really got me excited. I love nail decals, and polish, and this style is especially fun. I can’t wait to try them.
Goody Slide Proof Hair Ties
I use and loose hair ties all the time, so these Goody Slide Proof were a great treat. (See? The box has already paid for it self) I’m in that super thick preggo hair mode right now, so I go through these really fast
I have received this Lady Gaga Fame perfume in other boxes
It’s not my favorite, because it’s super sultry, and rich. I prefer much lighter scents. I can see possibly wearing a very light splash out to a formal event or a ritzy date with the hubby, but it’s definitely not for every day wear on me.
Sally Air Brush Legs
I LOVE this stuff, I have been using the spray version for years! I hate wearing nylons and this is the perfect product when its too hot out for an extra layer. It makes legs super smooth looking, and spider veins are no more. Just make sure you let it dry COMPLETELY before you get dressed.
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Diamond Color and Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner
Well. That’s a mouthful… I didn’t notice an immediate difference when I tried this out, but I also don’t have colored hair, and for right now, my hair is pretty healthy, other than needing a trim. That being said, it smelled OK, and I REALLY appreciate the fact that there are BOTH a shampoo and conditioner to try.
Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Lotion
Lotion samples always come in really handy, and Vaseline makes a great product! not much more to say there…
Truly Radiant Clean and Fresh Toothpaste by Arm and Hammer
I like Toothpaste samples, and this is a good one. With as much as we travel, samples like this are super useful and this will be thrown in my stash for camping and traveling.
Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (one use)
This was a tiny (one use) sample. We call them foil packets, because you cant close them back up and essentially need to be used all at once. It was a nice little bonus, but it would probably not be something that I would buy because I like the act of washing my face. It relaxes me at the end of my day, and makes me feel cleaner. This was like putting on a toner, I didn’t feel like I got everything, and I used it on a day when I wasn’t wearing makeup at all.
Nivea In Shower Body Lotion (single use)
I use this stuff on a regular basis, because I’m constantly forgetting to put on lotion after I get out of the shower. This way it’s already in there with me and super easy to rub on, rinse off and BAM! Silky skin! This got used immediately.
I felt the box definitely paid for itself this season, although, I would have LOVED to have seen a makeup product this time around. What did you guys think of your boxes?
Paige- This box was a such pleasant surprise! I am usually pretty happy with the Walmart beauty boxes, and end up buying a lot of the samples they send out. It also always comes with excellent coupons. There just seemed to be so MUCH in this box!
Now, here’s what I love about the box:
I LOVE the NYC Brand So that in itself was a great deal. The color is a really pretty rose, that will go well with my complexion. I have tried the Jergens Natural Glow Before, but this seemed to be a little revamped, so I’ll definitely try it out. Nivea brand is great as well, and is perfect to stash in my purse or drop bag for traveling. I like the Neutrogena sunscreen a lot, and this sport sunscreen works really well, so this is another great find. St. Ives is ALWAYS awesome in a box, its the greatest facewash ever, and I’ve been using it since I was in my early teens.
Now for the not so hot stuff:
There is always that one item in any subscription box that the subscriber is just never gonna use. Its hard to make thousands of people happy with EVERYTHING, so I understand that. So, while I considered this box a pretty good one (as $5 subscription boxes go) There were a couple of things that I didn’t really need to see in there.
I have received more Dove Body Washes in the last few months than I have seen in the stores in the last year. I think I got this scent alone in at least three boxes. Needless to say, I’d like to try something different. That being said, however, it will be thrown in my camp bag to be used while on trips, because the travel size is useful. The You and I one direction perfume sample was not my cup of tea. I am REALLY picky when it comes to scent, and this one was not my style at all. And lastly The Neutrogena Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy Shampoo could have been left out. I say it every time, if you send only part of a system, how am I supposed to test out how it works? I would prefer foils packets of the shampoo, conditioner, and styling aids to use at the same time and see if I like the whole system rather than just a portion of the product that doesn’t really tell me much about the whole.
Meg- I walked in from work to find this little gem waiting for me. If only the A/C hadn’t been waiting for me as well but had miraculously turned itself on (the downside of keeping the energy bill down… )
This box is always so much fun to get. It’s sent out quarterly and filled with some great samples to try, and always includes awesome coupons.
Its $5 every three months and comes with the seasons.
This is what came this quarter:
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara (Black)
This was full size, (There’s always at least one full size item in this box) and actually goes on pretty smoothly and stays on your lashes, not your face. I was impressed and would buy again. No clumpage or running here folks!
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters facial Clenser
This worked well, I threw it in my travel bag for future use, but it took everything off and felt clean, so, I’m calling it good.
Dove Go Fresh Nutrium Mouisture Body Wash
This smelled so good, I could not wait to try it. My skin is always dry, so it sucks up any lotion quickly, and the moisturizer in this was no exception. I still needed to use a lotion after my shower. But the smell was divine.
Essence Omega Repair Shampoo and Conditioner
I like getting both parts of a set so I can see what its like when used correctly. I like these! The shampoo cleaned and rinsed easily, and the conditioner was thick and worked like a mask would have. It left my hair soft and manageable, even with no blow drying.
Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid Perfume
Perfume samples are fun, when they smell good. However, more often then not, they smell too sweet, or ripe, or over ripe… you get my drift. I was fully expecting to hate this one, so I was pleasantly surprised when I test sprayed it and actually liked it!
It’s a little sweet and a little rich, but would be a great date night perfume, when used sparingly; I think my husband might even notice it!
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
This was a small sample, but worth several uses for me since I use so little foundation on my face, if any. Here’s a tip- I have a bunch of old contact lens cases that I never use, these work well for the little samples that will take me a while to get through and still keep them relatively fresh and ready for use. These are also easier to travel with these than a larger make-up bottle, and easy to clean when your ready for a different product. This works well. It did not transform my face or give me porless skin, but it covered what needed to be covered and worked as a foundation should, it also was nice and matte without being too “made up” looking
Nivea In shower Body Lotion
I was nervous to use this because it just seems like it would be hard to use. Lotion on wet skin while IN the shower? Seemed to gooey to really be able to rub in. It went on surprisingly easy though and felt very good for a couple hours after I got out. I did still need to apply lotion that night though before bed.
Garneir Ultra Lift Miracle sleeping Cream
This stuff made my skin feel so nice that I went out and bought a full size as soon as this ran out! (People, I almost NEVER do this) I don’t notice any lifting, but it is smoothing everything out, and makes my skin REALLY soft, which is the reason I loved it. I’ll definitely keep using this.
All of these samples came with great coupons, $2 and $3 off until the end of the year.
All in all, I feel like I have gotten better boxes from Wal-Mart, but for $5 with free shipping, I’m not going to complain, the mascara alone more than paid for the box, so I’m a happy girl.
The boxes can be purchased HERE.
Target Beauty Boxes went on sale today HERE. You have to grab these fast as they tend to sell out really quickly, $5.00 with some awesome products!
What do you think, will you try it out?