Friday, June 20, 2014

Review: Beauty Box 5 June Box

Hello dahlings!  For those of you who aren't yet hip to the tune of Beauty Box 5, it is a monthly subscription that delivers five of the industry's most buzzed about items straight to your door.  As part of the official review team, yours truly receives a fab complimentary box each month in exchange for my thoughts.  Before I rave about any of its products, one aspect I really like about this box subscription is that it gives you options.  You can subscribe monthly, quarterly or yearly, which is nice because you can try a few months before deciding whether or not it's for you.  But now for the part you've all been waiting for... the goodies!!      
Retail: $28 2 fl oz., $28 1.7 fl oz., $38 1.7 fl oz., $65 1.7 fl oz.
This was a cool surprise.  I've been trying to keep up with my facials but haven't been as good with them as I'd like.  This is exactly what I need to get me back on the wagon!  The kit includes a Soothing Refiner & Cleanser, Replenishing Scrub, Comforting Mask and Soothing Cream. 

Organix Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner
Retail: $7.99 13 oz.
 Brace yourselves because I don't normally do this but, I am going to confess this sample didn't exactly tickle my fancy.  I have tried Ogx (Organix) products in the past and well... it wasn't pretty.  In fact it was horrible.  I had bought one of their shampoos and the experience was so bad, I actually returned the bottle.  After just one use it had successfully stripped my hair of all its moisture and created a massive rat's nest full of knots in the middle of my head.  It was awful.  Considering the yummy scent, the cute packaging and (ahem) the price, I was really disappointed.  I swore I'd never use them again and unfortunately I haven't changed my mind, so I'll pass on these two.  But for those of you who are still curious, they're sulfate-free and are aimed at replenishing dry, thirsty hair.  If you give them a try, let me know how it goes! 

Retail: $7.95 12 fl oz.
Rub a dub dub!  This stuff smells dee-LISH and the packaging is really fun (and pink!).  The flavor is "Dreamy Pink Frosting" and the scent is definitely reflective of it.  It has a very distinct, vanilla cake/frosting scent that literally seeps as soon as you open it.  Personally, vanilla is one of my favorites so now bath time is just that much sweeter!  It is a gentle wash that didn't irritate my skin, and also contains antioxidants.    

Retail: $4.55
Love, love, LOVE this polish!! This is the first time I've tried Nicka K New York and I am wondering how this brand got past me for so long.  Its prices are so affordable, and they have such a wide range of products, from hair to nails, skincare, makeup and even fragrances.  If any of them are as amazing as the nail polish, I fully intend to check them out.
To start with, the color is so perfect for spring/summer, and its color payoff is bright and vivid.  The coverage is so amazing, you could almost get away with one coat.  I applied two to create a really clean, vibrant finish, but the first coat on its own was practically streak free.  
The brush is shorter and kind of wide, which I liked because it allowed for easier control.  Plus, the packaging is adorable and its formula is formaldehyde-free!  

Retail: $28.00 .25 oz.
This is a good choice mascara for those who are sensitive to irritation.  It is a vegan formula that is gluten-free, paraban free and hypoallergenic.  I personally don't experience much eye irritation, but I did like this formula a lot.  For some reason I wasn't expecting too much from this mascara, but was pleasantly surprised with how much length it gave.  After just a couple coats I was pleased with the wide eye effect it created.  I can't say I saw too much added volume, but I liked that it was really lightweight.  My lashes stayed lifted and kept their curl.  I'm always excited when the removal process is quick and painless.  This one proved a winner- just took a few suds and poof!  

Of course I was psyched to see that BB5 gave us the opportunity to send a complimentary box to a few of our besties!  If you have some fellow beauty junkies in your life, or someone you'd like to surprise, this month came with a special promo code to send a free intro box to a friend or save on a monthly subscription.  How nice is that??  TY Beauty Box 5 :)
Do you have a monthly beauty box subscription?  Are you interested in Beauty Box 5?


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  1. That nail polish is so beautiful!

    1. Isn't it?! I am eager to try more colors from this brand. Thanks for stopping by :) xx


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