Time for my August 2016 Beauty Box 5 unboxing!
If you’re not aware, Beauty Box 5 is an affordable subscription box that delivers 5 deluxe samples and full-sized products right to your door every month. Each box will consist of a mix of both full and deluxe sample sized products — five in all. Items can include makeup, beauty accessories, hair, skincare, fragrance, body, nail products, and more. Featured brands will range from luxury, to drugstore, niche, eco-conscious, and even vegan-friendly. The total retail value will always be higher than the cost of the box.
Subscriptions are $12/month, or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping to US is free (Canada, add $3).
Let’s see what’s in the August 2016 Beauty Box 5 box!
Everything was shipped in a small box with the Beauty Box 5 logo on the front.
A peek inside.
August’s theme was “Pampering in Progress”. An info card listed all of the items in the box, as well as photos, descriptions, and retail prices for each one.
Nika Skin Facial Exfoliating Brush ($17) – I believe this was the only spoiler released for August and it alone is worth more than the entire box. The info card describes this as an alternative to an expensive cleansing brush, but just as effective at gently exfoliating the skin. Simply use it with your favorite facial cleanser in a circular motion to help remove dirt and impurities. I think these are seriously the softest bristles I’ve ever felt!
Global Beauty Care Retinol Spa Treatment Mask ($7.50) – A soothing spa treatment mask infused with an anti-aging serum featuring retinol to help minimize expression lines and wrinkles, boost cell renewal, and delay the effects of skin aging. Just apply the mask to your face, wait 20 minutes, remove, and massage in the remaining serum.
Olive Natural Beauty Elixir (sample) – This all natural beauty elixir contains 100% natural and organic ingredients including rose flower distillate, lavender distillate, aloe leaf juice, witch hazel, sunflower seed oil, and olive fruit oil. Used daily, it can help regenerate circulation, maintain firmness & elasticity in the skin, promote cell-turnover, even tone, and deliver antioxidants deep within the skin’s layers to prevent aging.
DID. Hair Spa Day Hair Ties ($6.50) – A set of 3 patterned hair ties — geometric, “chill pills”, and cucumbers. Very spa-ish!
VO5 Hot Oil Therapy Treatment ($2.59) – A single-treatment, one minute intense moisturizing treatment to revitalize dry, damaged hair. Heat unopened bottle in warm water, massage onto hair for 60 seconds, and shampoo as usual.
BONUS: Rave 4X Mega Hairspray – This travel sized classic hairspray was included as a special bonus this month. I used to use this stuff like crazy back in the day when “big bangs” were all the rage. Ah, the late 80’s…
Yet another crazy high-valued Beauty Box 5 box! The total value this time was over $33, not including the sample-sized item or bonus hairspray. Not bad for a $12 box. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.