Monday, March 24, 2014

Beautybox 5 March 2014 Review

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I have yet to be disappointed by Beautybox 5, but I have to say that I may love the March box more than all of the others! It contains products that celebrate the coming of spring, and that puts me in a fantastic mood! As you see from the card in the box- the March box emphasizes renewal. Out with what is old and didn't work, and in with the new that will! It's all about cleaning, exfoliating, moisturizing, and perfecting.
 This box contains:

1) Jane's Pick All Natural Handmade Soap (Deluxe sample. Retail $8.00 for 5 oz.): "Jane’s Pick soaps are meticulously blended with all-natural herbs and flowers into fragrant oils. After cooling and setting, this mouthwatering soap is sliced into hearty chunks for your use."

I received a deluxe sample of Peace (Lavender and Litsea), and it is a delectable smelling concoction that I can barely wait to use in the shower. BB5 suggests lathering it up and using to shave, and I plan on doing precisely that!

Ever the prince of herbs, Lavender is as relaxing as it is luxurious. Made from a unique, yet simple touch of pure essential oil, Litsea, this soap is great for sensitive skin and will gently nurture the skin with the natural moisture level as it helps you with relaxing and calming touch.

Ingredients: Italian Olive Oil, Senegal Shea Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Avocado Oil and essential oils.

2) Tree Hut Shea Body Butter in Coconut Lime (2 oz.deluxe sample. Retail $7.49 for 7 oz.): Forget smelling like spring, this delicious body butter smells of summer on the beach! It is absolutely a lovely balance between the scent of the coconut and lime, not to mention that it is richly emollient and deeply hydrating!

Experience Tree Hut Body Butter with the tropical scent of Coconut and Lime. Coconut and Lime extracts help to naturally condition, dull and neglected skin, helping it to regain its natural sheen.

This extra thick body butter, infused with certified organic Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Coconut extracts and Safflower Seed oil, was designed to seal in moisture, giving a deep moisturization and extra special attention to those problem area.

Ingredients: Water, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, PEG-8 Beeswax, Lanolin Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Laureth-4, Fragrance,
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Diazolidinyl Urea, Disodium EDTA, BHT.
3) Bellapierre Cosmetics Makeup Base (0.25 oz. sample. Retail $18.99 for 0.29 oz.): According to Bellapierre, "This wonderful product helps transform all of our shimmer powders, from shimmery to matte; it also provides a water proof base for any of our pigments. Some clients also choose to use our makeup base as a Concealer for blemishes and impurities that are more difficult to cover with makeup. Apply makeup base with a clean finger all over the eye where you plan to apply the shimmer. Using the eye shadow brush apply the powder as normal to create a matte look as opposed to shimmer. The Mineral Make Up base will hold the shimmer powder even longer and is a great correction tool if you get a little messy!"

This makeup base has a lovely creamy consistency that effortlessly glides across the skin. I am currently experimenting with it, but already like it as a concealer! I am very excited about this makeup base!

Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Cera Alba (Beeswax), Magnesium Carbonate, Kaolin, Candelilla cera (Candelilla wax), Copernicia Cerifera Cera(Carnauba Wax), SimmondsiaChinensis(Jojoba) Seed oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract,Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate(Vitamin A), [+/- Mica ( CI 77091),Titanium Dioxide ( CI 77891),Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499)].

4) H20+ Targeted Care Hand and Nail Cream (1 oz. sample. Retail $15.00 for 6 oz.): "Award-winning hand cream intensely moisturizes hands and cuticles while imparting a clean, fresh scent with Shea Butter, Hydrolyzed Silk Proteins and Hydrating Marine Blend."

Lightweight, non-greasy spa treatment restores moisture to hardworking hands
Silk proteins and vitamin E nourish nails and cuticles to leave them soft and strong
Moisture-rich marine botanicals, including Wakame, Sea Lettuce, and Sea Fennel provide deep hydration for visibly smooth skin.

While I have only been using this hand and nail cream for a short time I must say that I am liking the results. My hands and cuticles are soft and moisturized, and that means that this is going straight into my purse! I like it!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octyyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic
Acid, Gyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Glucoside, Fragrance (Parfum), Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Methylisothiazolinone, Undaria Pinnatifida
Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Ulva Lactuca Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract.

5) Swissco Dual-sided Facial Pad (Retail $2.00 one size): "This Swissco Loofah & Terry Facial Pad cleans and revitalizes the skin. It is highly effective in stimulating blood circulation. It gently exfoliates unwanted dead skin cells on your face. Enjoy a refreshing and stimulating bath or shower massage! For use with your favorite soap! After use, rinse and let dry."

This Dual-Sided Facial Pad is so cool! I thoroughly soaked it warm water before using the loofah side on my face, but when used very gently the effects are amazing. The terry side is super gentle and can be used all over the face without incident. Those who have more sensitive skin might prefer using the loofah side for spot treating rather than on the whole face. The small size also makes it perfect for throwing in an overnight bag while traveling.
Overall assessment: I think the March box offered a lovely assortment of products that help to usher in the spring. I will definitely use each and every one of the products from the March box, and will thoroughly enjoy doing so!

About Beautybox Five: Beauty Box 5 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. this is definitely the best box yet! the first one that made me wish i were a subscriber!

    1. Hi Chia-Yi, Yeah, this one is just perfect for the new season! It is definitely the one that I love the most!

  2. This was a great month for BB5, I loved it too!

    1. I agree, Amber. This is my favorite box so far! I can wait to see the April box!! :D


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