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‘Boosted Basics’ From Beauty Box 5

With all the guests & cooking we’ll all be doing this month, we have to remember to take a breather now & again. Sometimes the best way to unwind is to get back to the basics. Beauty Box 5 understands this concept & helps us do so with this month’s box. ‘Boosted Basics’ is our theme for November. Each product is geared toward basic ways to look and feel beautiful. Add a few more things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving!
Many of us will be up WAY before Mr. Golden Sun to start the dinner this holiday. We don’t want to look worse than the leftovers, so start your day with ‘Good Day. Day Moisutrizer’ from La Fresh. Standing over boiling pots & pans can do a number on your skin. This moisturizer provides a hefty dose of hydration plus collagen (THANK YOU!), vitamins, cucumber & aloe accompanied by an all-natural anti-aging complex. Made in California, it’s also cruelty-free. I definitely like the feel of it as well as the scent. To me, it didn’t feel greasy & my skin kept its moisturized feel all day. With an MSRP of $40, it’s pricey, but it definitely delivers.
If you going to be up way into the night baking or peeling potatoes on Thanksgiving Eve, Altchek MD offers a 2 pack of Eye Gel Pads. For dark circles, puffiness, fine lines & tired skin, apply the gel pads for 30 minutes. Even with all the things on our to-do lists, we can use these while we accomplish our goals. That’s a huge benefit! As an insomnia sufferer, I often have ‘Puffy Eye’ in the mornings. These worked for me. I at least looked awake even if I didn’t feel it. For an MSRP of $20, I think it’d be worth it to use on special occasions or holidays.
20151112_170658      After you’ve prepped & pepped your face, add some color. ‘Vegan Matte Cream Lip & Cheek Color’ from a new-to-me company, ‘The All Natural Face’, is just right to give you a little glow. Dusky Rose, the color in my box, was just right for me. I preferred it on cheeks over lips. For me, it made a bigger impact & lasted much longer that way. Two-in-one products are fantastic money & time savers. I love the $5.75 price tag, too. Being that it’s a buildable pigment, on days when I’m paler, I can adjust. It looked very natural.
20151112_170441         I have to say my favorite in the box is Moodmatcher’s ‘MOODmatcher Luxe Twist Stick’. It comes in green. Yes, I know Halloween is over- it doesn’t remain green! It turns into a unique, just-for-you color on your lips. I love it. For an MSRP of $8, which is super-cheap for good lip color nowadays, you get a very smooth, hydrating, & perfectly matched stick. Not to mention that it twists as needed. Granted, it says it lasts 12 hours & mine did not hold up that long. It did last several hours though which was good enough for me. I like the feel of the formula & the fact that it comes in green is just plain neat to me. It kind of reminds me of the good old days of mood rings.
20151112_170600When dinner is over & you’ve shuffled all the relatives out, first, exhale, then try Kaunis Facial Mask. Take advantage of it’s 20 minute requirement to lock yourself away in the bathroom. Just peel the sheet mask off & apply. You don’t even have to rinse it off. Just enjoy your time out! It’s $14.95 MSRP is worth it because YOU are worth it. It really does leave a nice glow on your face.
With all we do for family & friends, we need to go back to caring for ourselves, too. Beauty Box 5 makes it easy. For $12 per month, Beauty Box 5 is delivered to your mailbox. Five new or new-to-you rpoducts are waiting inside for you to love. Adding up all the MSRP’s will bring your grand total to way over $12, not to mention driving to the store to buy them. In November’s box, there are THREE full-sized products, too. You can find out full product info via On the site, you’ll also find ordering info. Get yourself a subscription & gift one for the holidays.

I received the aforementioned products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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