Monday, January 18, 2016

Beauty Box 5: January 2016 | Unveiling

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Each month BB5 curates a thematic beauty box, and January is devoted to caring for and adorning hair and nails.  Rather than adhering to the standard five products, they added a sixth this month.
Bodipure Keratin Gloves (Full Size. Retail $5.00): I am so excited to try this moisturizing hand, nail and cuticle treatment. My hands get so dry during the winter, and I suspect that these gloves will make them look and feel much more moisturized! #keratingloves

Formulated with 100% vegetable active ingredients derived from renewable sources. Nails will grow healthier and stronger while skin will feel unbelievably silky smooth. Slip into a soothing glove or sock, loaded with an intensive, healing emulsion to strengthen nails, moisturize hands, soften cuticles, and provide dramatically longer-lasting polish application. 

Benefits of Keratin :
  • Reinforces the protective outer layer – keeps skin healthy
  • Repairs existing damages
  • Protects your healthy skin, guarding against damaging heat, chemicals or friction
  • Increases skin elasticity
  • Increases skin hydration  
Nails, Inc. Nail Polish in Sloane Mews (Full Size. Retail $9.99): Sloane Mews is an absolutely sunning shade that is perfectly on trend and vampy, and I can hardly wait to wear it! #fashionnailed

Nails Inc's rich burgundy 'Sloane Mews' polish is timelessly elegant. The smooth formulation and generous brush make application easy, creating intense color with just a couple of coats. Glossy formula. 

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide / Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl, Alcohol, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Diacetone Alcohol, Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone, May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), (Nano), Violet 2 (CI 60725), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 34 Lake (CI 15880), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491), Black 2 (CI 77266) (Nano), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Yellow 11 Lake (CI 47000), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Mica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Oleth-1 Phosphate, Tin Oxide.

Scratch Custom Accent Nail Wraps (Full Size. Retail $6.00): These nail wraps are supposed to be used on top of dry polish for super easy and fuss-free nail art. They suggest adding a top coat to make them last even longer. I can't wait to try them out! #goscratchit
Novex Bamboo Sprout Deep Conditioning Treatment (Deluxe Sample. Retail for full size jar $14.99): I am a huge proponent deep conditioners, and am looking forward to trying this one out– it sounds very promising! #novex

Novex Bamboo Sprout Deep Conditioning Treatment is an enhanced treatment, that restores the strength and growth of broken and weak hair. This product is enriched with ultra concentrated actives, Bamboo Sprout and Vitamin E.

The Bamboo Sprout is known... as a highly nutritive nourishment as it features a diversity of amino acids, minerals and Vitamins A, B and C. Its moisturizing, softening, protecting and nutritious properties leaves the hair healthier, soft and protected. Due to these countless characteristics, the Bamboo Sprout should be used as a replenisher of strength and growth to the hair.

Not Your Mother's Haircare Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter (Deluxe Sample. Retail for full size $7.00): My hair doesn't tend to limp or lifeless, but I will certainly give this a try since it also adds shine. #NotYourMothers

You know what it's like to have a bad hair day, maybe even a bad hair week! But don't let sad, thin, lifeless hair get in the way of another day. NOT YOUR MOTHER'S Plump For Joy Thickening Hair Lifter will have you from drab-to-fab in just moments! This salon formula spray will thicken and strengthen your mane. It'll add body, shine and some ooh laa laa. When you see your new do, it'll make you jump for joy, too.

For best results, spray into palm, rub hands together, and then scrunch into hair from ends to roots. Style as usual. TIP: For a wavy look, let dry naturally or use a diffuser to dry hair. Can be used on damp or dry hair.

Ingredients: Water, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Fragrance, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylparaben.

Salon Grafix Hair Spray (Deluxe Sample. Retail for full size $6.99): This is a mega-hold hairspray for those times when you want your hairstyle to remain flawless all day long. #salongrafix

Designed with creativity and originality in mind, this hair spray can be used to create dramatic styles while adding extra body.

Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40-B, Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Water, Butane, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ammonium Benzoate, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Benzophenone-4, Fragrance.
Overall Assessment: January had a nice assortment of hair and nail products, and the three full-size products alone make this box a great value. I am especially excited about trying the Bodice Keratin Gloves and the Nails, Inc. Nail Polish in Sloane Mews!

Have you tried BB5 yet? What you you think about the January Box?

About Beautybox Five: Beauty Box Five is a subscription-based, beauty sampling program that delivers a box filled with 5 cosmetic samples to your door every month. Aimed at introducing women to new cosmetic products and educating them on best practices, Beauty Box 5 scours the market to find the best products for your lifestyle.

Select the subscription plan that works best for you. Every month we will send you a mixture of carefully selected travel, deluxe and full-size samples. Their monthly plans begin at $12.00, but they offer a quarterly plan for $30.00 and a yearly plan for $99.00.

All members receive free shipping. Receive exclusive discounts from our partner brands.

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  1. Those keratin gloves sound so intriguing! I like what I seem from BB5 because it's not the same stuff as in ipsy and Birchbox, it seems to focus on new and different.

    1. They are definitely the most intriguing to me as well. I haven't yet tried them, but I can't wait to give them a go. BB5 definitely seems do feature different things from those included Ipsy and Birchbox.

  2. Not as exciting as some of the others but I'd be very interested in the hand mask too. And finding a nail polish in subscriptions is always happy news.

    1. I know what you mean. I definitely think it is a good mix of products, but I would have personally preferred something other than the hair styling products since I have so many things like that crowding my drawers and cabinets.

  3. This looks like a perfect selection. I'm interested in the gloves, they seem like such a great invention.

    1. I can't wait to try the gloves, and they are definitely the most intriguing to me!

  4. Ohh I like this box! Very interested in the Keratin Gloves!

    1. The Keratin Gloves have definitely caught my interest as well!

  5. This is a box I could love. Those Keratin gloves... I need some! My hands get so dry, this time of year and it's hard to keep up with just lotion.

    1. The Keratin Gloves are definitely super appealing to me as well. I really need to try them out since my hands are dry from the cold weather and hand washing!

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    1. It definitely has some really great picks, Jamie!


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