Cozy Up To Beauty Box 5

img_0307 After a week of over 70 degree temperatures, winter weather arrived with a vengeance yesterday. Dumping about an inch of snow and seeing temps in the mid 20s was certainly Winter’s Hello. Luckily, there was a bright spot in the day. Our Beauty Box 5 have arrived!

If they’re new to you, BB5 is an outstanding subscription service that delivers monthly. Each box holds 5 new, new-to-you or even an old fave or two, beauty product for you to try. Instead of investing money in multiple products that you aren’t sure about, BB5 gives you the opportunity to try them out before making a commitment. Many times, this box included, you’ll be treated to a bonus in the form of a Full-Sized product. We have 2 of those this month.

We all know what stores are like this time of year. It’s so much easier to stay home in your jammies & let USPS deliver some sunshine to you. No warming up the car or layering on clothes. Plus, let’s be honest, it’s downright fun to play with new beauty trends! November’s box is all about ‘Cozy’ so grab a latte & let’s take a look.
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BRIOGEO is definitely a new-to-me company. Their November mission is to help our hair. For our consideration, they’ve sent along a ‘Deep Conditioning Hair MAsk’. After shampooing, massage it in, wait 10 minutes & then rinse. I’m all for any excuse to hide in the bathroom for an extra 10 minutes when things are chaotic. I give them bonus points for that. I can also say that it definitely make my hair a bit smoother & softer. My only negative for it is the price. An MSRP of $36 is a lot to spend to a lot of people right now. If you can swing it, give it a try! The product is good, just out of my league.
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Up next is our first, full-sized item. PEONY sends along their Shadow Trio in Gilded. According to the info sheet, it’s made to last 8 hours, but ut is suf=ggested that primer be used with it. I had no primer available at the time I tried it. But, I did think it lasted a decent amount of time. I also like the earthly, bronzed-based shades. Each member of this trio compliments the other. It has an MSRP of $17.95 which is a bit steep, but ultimately a beauty buyer decides for herself whether or not it’s worth that price.

img_0310Full-sized product #2 comes from BB5 themselves. The ‘Cut That Crease Angle Brush’ does a fantastic job with blending. Being that they are experts in beauty, leave it to BB5 to create an awesome tool for us. It has an MSRP of $10 which is beyond reasonable for a quality make-up brush. This is the second BB5 brush that I’ve used and have been impressed by the quality of both.

Neutrogena will no doubt be a familiar name to you. They’ve been manufacturing high-quality beauty products for years. Their ‘Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes’ are a product I’ve used prior to receiving them this time. I loved them then & still do. I’ve never had an irritation problem from them & they’ve always removed even the toughest, darkest make-up. The $6.49 MSRP is reasonable and many stores sell them for a lit less. They’re a winner, always.
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Finishing up our box, we have ‘Lip Locked Stain in “Shae”‘ by Manna Kadar. Promoting itself for having primer, stain & lip gloss in one product, they claimed to last all day. I cannot back that claim up. For me, it lasted until I had a bottled water. It was gone shortly there after. I wasn’t crazy about the shade either. Pink has never been I color I could rock and it washes me out to the point that I could be an extra on the Walking Dead. However, I gave it a go and was sorely disappointed. There is also something odd about the texture. It didn’t feel natural to me. Add in the MSRP of $24 and it’s a pass for me.

That’s the true ‘beauty’ of Beauty Box 5. You never know what product you may fall in love with or which one just isn’t for you. Either way, if you add up the MSRP’s for all the products you get $94.44. You save $82.44 with BB5. That’s quite a savings! You can find out full product & ordering info via http://www.beautybox5.com. Don’t forget that the holidays are almost here! BB5 would make a great Secret Santa gift or Stocking Stuffers!

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

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