Friday, June 19, 2015

Beauty Box 5 June 2015 | Unveiling and Review

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Each month BB5 creates a theme-based box, and the theme for June 2015 is glamorous travel. From makeup, to skincare to body care all of the TSA Compliant sized products can easily be stowed away in your travel bag.
 Contents of the June 2015 Box
1) Urban Decay Perversion Mascara (Deluxe Sample. $22.00 full size): I have been wanting to try this mascara for a while, and was thrilled to see a deluxe sample in the June BB5 box. #UrbanDecayCosmetics

According to Urban Decay,

Get bigger, blacker, badder lashes with our ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing mascara. So intense you might need a safe word, Perversion glides on and gets you sexy in one stroke. (Yet it won’t quit until you say when.) It’s insane how black it is…the purest, deepest, most intense black color imaginable. 

Perversion has a creamy, full-bodied texture that’s not too dry, not too wet. This allows just the right amount of “pull” so it glides through lashes. The result: incredible control for insane lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat. Want to apply more before you go out at night? No problem. Even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes. Our formula NEVER gets brittle or clumpy. 

Perversion Mascara contains Hairdensyl, a complex blend of proteins and amino acids—including marine glycogen, known to stimulate lash growth. Honey extract provides deep nourishment, sea idrolized elastine stimulates the hair follicle, and marine collagen protects. 

The twisted trim on the high-tech, volumizing brush latches on to each lash to separate and define; finally, a volumizing mascara with a clean, clump-free finish. It pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles! 

Ingredients: Aqua (Water/Eau), Synthetic Beeswax, Acacia Senegal Gum, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cera Carnauba/Cire de Carnuba), Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Soluble Collagen, Myristic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Behenic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Oleic Acid, Mel (Honey/Miel) Extract, Sodium PCA,Hydrolyzed Elastin, Glycogen, Serine. [+/- (May Contain/Peut contenir): CI 77499 (Iron Oxides)].

2) Herbal Essences Body Wash in Body Burst (1.2 oz Travel Size): I'm always happy to get travel size body washes to test out, and to toss in my bag for out-of-town trips. Herbal Essences Body Wash in Body Burst offers an invigorating citrus scent, and I plan on trying it out in my next shower. #HerbalEssences

According to Herbal Essences,

Herbal Essences Body Burst Body Wash gives your skin a burst of citrus scent to energize your senses. Almost like a shot of espresso! Indulge in an exhilarating shower experience that you are bound to love with an invigorating burst of citrus essences. It will awaken your senses and leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Zea Mays (Corn) Silk Extract, Pearl Extract, Passiflora Laurifolia Flower Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Flower Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Yellow 5.
 LOL Rotational Eye Shadow in Splash that Cash
 Aren't these swatches luscious?!
3) LOL Rotational Eye Shadow in Splash that Cash (03) (Full Size $3.00): This is such a gorgeous eyeshadow palette, and it's hard to believe that it only costs $3.00 for six silky smooth and beautifully pigmented shadows. Aren't the green to khaki hues are absolutely stunning? #LOLCosmetics

According to lol,

lol’s rotational eye shadow palette presents the deliciously green-hued Splash That Cash. This green and khaki makeup palette will help you create a number of eye makeup styles, from a natural-looking gold-based look to a smouldering green gradient design. 

With long wearing colours and velvety textures, this makeup palette is a must-have for every makeup bag!

lol’s love for vibrant, runway-ready colours brings you the Rotational Eye Shadow palette range, a compact palette featuring six gorgeous shade choices. 

Ingredients: Mica, Paraffinum Liquidum, Talc, Dimethicone, Microcristallina Cera, Polybutene, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin, Calcium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, BHT, Parfum. May contain: CI 77891, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 16035, CI 77077, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77742. Made in France.

4) Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Brompton Place (Full Size $9.50 0.33 oz.): What a pretty pink polish that's perfect for the warm weather! I will be painting my toes with Brompton Place this weekend! #NailsInc

According to Nails Inc.,

Looking for a quality pink nail polish that’s going to be wearable all year round? We recommend Brompton Place from Nails Inc. This creamy pink is bright enough to be noticed, but pale enough not to scream ‘look at me’. Perfect on summer nights as well as a nail staple through autumn and winter. Nails Inc Polishes suit all nail shapes and lengths.

Founded in 1999 by Thea Green MBE, nails inc is the UK’s leading fashion forward nail brand with a bestselling, highly sought after product range. Nails inc provides the ultimate affordable luxury, famous for its innovative, professional products. Thea’s fashion background played a huge role in the creation of the product range, ensuring there would always be the perfect shade to match the latest trends. Staying true to London heritage, each nail polish is named after a famous London destination.

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Tosylamide/Formaldehyde Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Triemethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Diacetone Alcohol, Ethyl Tosylamide, Camphor, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone. May Contain: CI77891, CI60725, CI19140, CI15850, CI15880, CI73360, CI77510, CI77499, CI77491, CI77000, CI77163, CI77266, CI47000, CI42090, Mica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Aluminium Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Tin Oxide

5) Simple Skincare Micellar Cleansing Water (Single Use Sample Packet and $2.00 Off Coupon): I love Micellar Cleansing Waters, and have been wanting to try this one for some time. I would have preferred a TSA compliant bottle that is refillable, but I am happy to try it nonetheless. If I love the sample, I will definitely use the $2.00 off coupon to purchase a bottle. #TestTheWater

According to Simple,

Our Micellar Water is a perfect blend of multi-vitamins, skin loving ingredients and gentle cleansers to cleanse the skin while removing make-up. Skin is left feeling clean & hydrated.

Apply a generous amount to a cotton pad. Wipe the cotton pad all around the face, no need to rub the skin. Gently wipe around closed eyes and avoid getting into your eyes. No need to rinse after!

  • Triple Purified Water: Our purest possible water to minimize potential for irritation from particles or contaminants that can irritate skin.
  • Vitamin B3: Known to restore, soften and smooth skin. It's especially great for those with dry skin.
  • Vitamin C: A water soluble antioxidant vitamin for skin.
  • Hexylene Glycol: Helps dissolve makeup and kindly conditions the skin.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau) (Solvent), Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin (Humectant), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Soothing Agent), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Niacinamide, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, PEG-6 Capryllc/Capric Glycerides (Surfactant), DMDM Hydantoin (Preservative), Cetrimonium Chloride , Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid (Buffering Agent), Potassium Chloride , Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Controller), Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (Preservative).

Bonus: $20.00 Coupon from GORGEHAIR.COM on all orders over $49.95.
Overall Assessment: I'm quite pleased with the BB5 June box, but if I had to pick a single item that really wowed me, it would definitely be the gorgeous LOL Rotational Eye Shadow in Splash that Cash. Nice job, BB5!

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.

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  1. I agree with you, that Splash That Cash palette is all that. Those shades absolutely rock, and I love them together. I'm not familiar with that brand but I'm going to look it up because I'd love that collection!

    1. It really is all that! I wasn't familiar with the brand either, and quite frankly it's hard to believe that you can purchase a palette of 6 great quality shadows for a mere $3.00! I agree with you, Allison– I think that the colors are gorgeous! It's definitely worth checking out the line!

  2. That eyeshadow palette looks great!

  3. This is such a great box - that palette is STUNNING! <3

    1. I agree! The palette is definitely the star of this box!

  4. Ok, wow, that eyeshadow looks impressive and the Simple Micellar Water is great! I like it even more than the one from Dr.Jart!

    1. The eyeshadow palette was such a pleasant surprise! I have really wanted to try the Simple Micellar Water, and am so glad to hear that you think it's great. I have been wanting to try it for a long time, but sadly the sample was too little to get a real sense of how well it works on my skin :-( That's amazing that you prefer it to the one from Dr. Jart. I might just buy a bottle to try out since they included a $2.00 off coupon! :-)

  5. Those green shadows are so pretty! I can't believe they only cost $3, wow! I have the full size Simple Cleansing Water and love it, I highly recommend!

    1. I know! Crazy beautiful, and at a shockingly affordable price! Thank you for the Simple recommendation! I think that I will go ahead and buy a bottle– especially since they included a $2.00 off coupon! :-)

  6. This is one of the best boxes I've seen from BB5. I can't believe Simple couldn't part with more than a droplet of their Micellar Water though.

    1. I agree, it really is one of their best boxes. Yeah, I was pretty disappointed by the size of the Simple sample, and the little saturated cloth was way too small to get any sense of how it worked. It really would have been so much better, and more in line with the these of the box, to have included a small TSA Compliant bottle that you could refill.

  7. I would have been happy with this box!

  8. This box looked great! That palette looks very pigmented!

    1. They really did a great job, and the palette is definitely the highlight for me! It's vey pigmented and the colors are really beautiful.

  9. That eye shadow palette is gorgeous!

    1. Hi Erika, it really is! I just can't believe that a palette of this quality could cost only $3.00!

  10. I'm sorry, but they have a lot of nerve counting that Simple packet as a sample. That looks like a pull out from a magazine.

    1. That was definitely the most disappointing part of the box. While they did give a $2.00 off coupon to Simple the sample was too small to get a sense of how well it works :-(

  11. That paette is a stunner! That and the Nails Inc. polish alone make it a great box.

    1. I agree, those are the big highlights of the box!

  12. BB5 seems to be sending out great stuff lately, I liked this box a lot.


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