We are 6, yep, 6 days away from Christmas! I can honestly say that I am ready this year. No promises for next year, but, this year I’m all set. With the holidays come parties galore. School, office, family- you name it, they’re celebrating! Our faithful friends at Beauty Box 5 are giving us a December box full of products to get a party perfect look.
Not familiar with BB5? They are our favorite monthly, subscription service. Each month, delivered by USPS, we receive 5 new, new-to-you or old fave products. Some you’ll adore. Some, maybe not so much. Either way, it’s fun to try before committing to buying the product. We all have that drawer of misfit products that didn’t quite make the cut. Eliminate that with BB5.
December’s box has 4 full-sized products in it! Wow! You’ll also find a special gift card from BB5 to you! As always, they include instructions on entering their Instagram contest which can help you score some extra goodies!
‘Jelly Pong Pong’- I dare you to say it 5 times really fast!- presents its ‘Liquid Gossamer’. Full disclosure: I had to read the tube to figure it out! No joke. My naiveté aside, it’s one of the four full-sized products. For an MSRP of $22.95, its job is deliver a bit of radiant holiday tidings. I’ll agree that it is very lightweight & easy to apply. I tried it on my brow bone & cheeks. Whether I’m too fair/pale or for some other reason, I just didn’t see any difference. I tried it with full-face make-up and honestly, didn’t see any change in highlighting from normal make-up. I tried again with minimal coverage and had the same results. Personally, I’d spend my $22 on other, proven products.
Neutrogena is a well-known beauty staple. It is the only product that isn’t full-sized this month. Their products are proven to be effective and have been on the market for as long as I can remember (at least). This time, we’re trying their ‘Rainbath’. With an MSRP of $7.24, a little means a lot as just a dollop on a loofah cleans beautifully. While I’m not crazy about the spicy scent (it reminds me of medicated dandruff shampoo), I am a fan of its cleaning power. Definitely worth its price.
Next up is full-sized, ‘Amlactin Cerapeutic Restoring Body Lotion’. That’s a mouth-full to say! I was pretty impressed with this little bugger. It’s full-size is 2 ounces, but it packs a punch. After your bath/shower, put it to work on your dry skin aka feet & elbows. I’ve tried many lotions who claim to moisturize for a full 24 hours. Amlactin does what it claims. I still felt its wonderous affects the next day. I am adding it to my shopping list! It’s MSRP of $2.99 is a steal.
‘Professional Freezing Finish Spray’ is a must for anyone this season. With hair like mine (uncooperative, fly away, stubborn), I need a hard-hitting hair spray. I’ve used ‘Professional’ before and continue to be impressed. It’s full-size is perfect for purses and taking along to Church, work, or social events. My hair stays put even in nasty, December winds. Again, with an MSRP of $3 it’s well worth the price.
Finally, we have another product which I have grown to love. Hikari’s Lip Gloss came to me in ‘Fate’. That shade is a cranberry-ish purple. For me the MSRP of $13 is a stretch right now, but if I could swing it, I’d invest in it. I do have to re-apply it after eating, drinking, or some time passes. I like the feel of it and definitely was digging the color. I think it’s a winner.
If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea, maybe a stocking stuffer or Haanukah gift, BB5 is the perfect present. It’s the gift that keeps on giving all year. Unlike candy or candles, it lasts! Plus, every month, you or your recipient gets a new ‘gift’. You can’t go wrong. It arrives by the 20th of every month like clockwork.
Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and Wonderful Holiday Season!
*I received the aforementioned products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.