Beauty Box 5 is my only subscription for which I usually manage to avoid spoilers, but this month I went even further and managed to miss a shipping notification. So the box arrived a true surprise. The box contained:
Chapstick Hydration Lock
Bellapierre Cheek and Lip Stain in Pink
“Extend Your Beauty” Tool
Nanacoco Nail Polish in Surfer’s Dream (bright teal)
Lashem Picture Perfect
I’m happy about getting Chapstick. It’s very versatile, usable product, and I was curious about the new formula. It seems the
Bellapierre product in baby pink color was sent to all Beauty Box 5 subscribers in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I support the noble cause, but I don’t know what to do with a lip stain that is totally not my color. I did try it on in the safety of my home, and I like its creamy and moisturizing formula, but the color applies a bit patchy, and doesn’t stay very well. I’m going to try using it to lighten up excessively dark lipstick. “Extend Your Beauty” Tool is spatula designed to help you get all the product out of container. I like the concept, but ironically enough, I don’t have any products for which spatula of this size would work. I usually have “I see it, but I can’t get to it” problem with samples that come in little tubes, or massive jags with pump (like the ones in which my beloved Aveeno lotion is sold). So this tool is cute (in “I’m glad someone thought about it” kind of way), but useless to me. Nanacoco nail polish seems to belong in July, not October box. Plus, I’m a bit wary after their lip gloss, but I’ll try it. I do like obnoxiously bright pedicures in winter, they remind me of summer and warm weather. Last, but not least, Lashem Picture Perfect seems to be a primer with excessive self esteem. I didn’t get a chance to try it out yet, but I did apply some on the back of my hand, and it feels like the lotion formed a thin film on my skin.
Bottom Line: I feel like Beauty Box 5 is really trying to be unique and original, but keeps missing the mark.