April 22, 2013

Beauty Box 5

Beauty Box 5 is a fairly new subscription beauty box service (they celebrated their 1 year anniversary in February) which aims to deliver 4-5 beauty samples to your door every month. I've read some good reviews about this box on other blogs so when Beauty Box 5 offered to send me a sampler I decided to see if the hype was worth it.

Let's see what I received...

1. Model Co SHINE Ultra Lipgloss in "Strip Tease" (Full Size) - 0.14 fl. oz./$16.00
Model Co is an Australian cosmetics brand which seems to show up in various beauty boxes on a regular basis. This gloss is quite sheer but very reflective and is perfect for layering over a lipstick for some extra shine. It smells delicious and the tube also comes with a built-in mirror for easy application.

2. Bodyography Makeup Primer (0.53 oz.) - 1 oz./$30.00
This oil-free primer is formulated with anti-oxidants, vitamins A and E, green tea and Grape Seed extract to give skin a silky smooth base. I received this sample in Clear and am looking forward to seeing how it compares to my usual Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.

3. Demeter Roll On Perfume Oil in "Cherry Blossom" (Full Size) - 0.29 fl. oz./$10.00
Does anyone else remember how popular Demeter was like 10 years ago? Girls I know used to collect (or hoard) and trade bottles of their classic scents. This roll-on in "Cherry Blossom" doesn't smell like the typical sakura scents I'm used to... it's very fruity and playful. I like it a lot.

4. The Brush Guard Variety Pack (Sample Pack) - 4 pack/$5.50
This sample pack of brush guards contains 3 different sizes (extra small, small, and medium) and will be great for drying my makeup brushes when I wash them. You just slip them on and the guard will reshape the bristles while ensuring that water doesn't drip back into the ferrule.

5. Coolway Boost (1 oz.) - 8 oz./$39.95
The Coolway System is designed to allow you to heat style your hair at much lower temperatures and cut blow drying time in half because it infuses your locks with moisture. Unfortunately it seems a lot of product is required per use so this sample will probably only last me a week.

Having tried a few other subscription beauty boxes in the past, I was really impressed with Beauty Box 5. Unlike Glossybox Canada, which costs $21/month, Beauty Box 5 is a much more reasonable $12/month and seems to contain better samples. You can also sign up for a quarterly subscription of $30 (and save $6) or a yearly subscription of $100 (and get two months free).


  1. Wow - $12 per month is really reasonable, especially compared to Glossybox! And it looks like you definitely got better products, too :)
    PS: I totally remember Demeter - I had at least five of their fragrances at one time, it was crazy.

    1. I always wanted Demeter fragrances but they were so hard to find!

  2. divine beauty. wants to try.
    great, i love it <3
    Your blog is really cute,
    I wait for you in my blog!

  3. I totally want to try one of these! Must be a fun gift to receive every month. Can't believe the great price, either!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  4. Cute box! The Coolway Boost sounds great!



  5. Wow the box is so cheap in comparison to Glossybox! The box looks quite nice :)


  6. Wow the box is so worth it , they provide such awesome goodies.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

  7. Some nice items! The price point is good too!


  8. I have never heard of beauty box before! It looks like I'll definitely have to check it out!


  9. Love this beauty box and the products!


  10. Nice stuff!

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