Beauty Box 5 Review – February 2016 Birthday Sweets

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20160209_150643I was so excited to see I received two Beauty Boxes this week!! Yeah me!!! For those that truly know me, know I was not one for getting gussied up. I fought my mom tooth and nail about make up and hair.  But as I have gotten older and nature has taken over, the more make up and other beauty items the better.  This box is called Birthday Sweets as this box is celebrating  Beauty Box 5’s birthday.

Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty box with 4-5 deluxe beauty samples (sometimes full size) in every box.  You’ll get makeup, nail polish and accessories, haircare, skincare, and more.20160213_162339-1

The information card gives the details on each product, the retail value, and whether or not the item is full-size. 4 out 5 items in this box were full size items. I received Manna Kadar Beauty 3 in 1 Shadow, Highlight & blush, Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Primer, Starlooks Custom Lip Liner, Epic Blend Lip Balm, and Hemp Nation Kiwi- Mango Body Wash.

20160210_200452-1So needless to say it did not take me long to try these items out. The Manna Kadar Beauty 3in1 Shadow, Highlight & Blush came in a rose gold pigment called Fantasy. It was so cool to have this item. Not having to choose the right blush to go with the eye shadow was nice. It is a good winter color for those who follow that. This full size sample cost $19.

To help out with my new 3in1 is the Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. This is used before the eyes shadow is applied to keep the shadow from creasing. Before this, I never knew of such a thing. It works and makes the shadow easier to apply. This was a sample item. The full item retails for $20.

The Starlooks Custom Lip liner that was in the box came in a Sultry Sangria. You can use this as a liner or as a full color. I did both and was not disappointed. It was easy to apply and it came in retractable pencil.  This full size item retails for $16.

The Epic Blend Premium Lip Balm came in a raspberry and pomegranate flavor. Loved this. The scent and flavor were not overwhelming. This full size product is retailed at $3.49.


The last item in this box was the Hemp Nation Kiwi – Mango Body Wash by Australian Gold. This was a full size sample retailing at $7.99 but with an actual value of $2.50. It can be added to your loofa or into your bath water. I admit I am not a fan of either kiwi or mango but the scent in this product is light. Of course it does a good job of lathering and washing.

So this box was a blast to open and sample and I received about $41 in products! What do you think of Beauty Box 5?

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  • sun

    Like you, I didn’t wear makeup often when I was younger. Now I’m having fun with it! I got the same items except the balm was rootbeer flavored! I was so surprised as I thought everyone was getting coconut (which I love!). So I excitedly opened it and applied it, and then smelled it and was so puzzled as the scent is very light. I said this smells like candy…like root beer! And sure enough that is the flavor I got. I love the balm enough I might hunt it down to try the coconut flavor too. Good ingredients!

    The lip liner looks great; it has a lot of pop without being TOO bold and worked well as an all over color over the balm!

    I love the highlighter!

    I really like the shadow primer, I need it or everything slides off.

    The shower gel smells refreshing. I usually don’t get excited about getting them, but I like this one.

    • Amy H

      It is fun to try new things. I am still learning how to apply all of it but experimenting is half the fun.

  • Brittany

    Beauty products are my favorite things to for fun it’s a great way too stay healthy looking for any occuison. This is a cheap way to look ur best at all times. Bb. :).!!

  • Jen

    Did you do swatches? Would love to see.

    • Amy H

      No I did not do any swatches. Sorry, I’ll remember to do some next time.