Unboxing | Beauty Box 5 July 2015: Summer Night Out | Hello Pretty Bird! - A beauty and not-so-glamorous lifestyle blog

27 July, 2015

Unboxing | Beauty Box 5 July 2015: Summer Night Out

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Wondering what was in the latest Beauty Box 5? Weeeellllllll have I got an unboxing for you!

Unboxing | Beauty Box 5 July 2015: Summer Night Out five review


New to Beauty Box Five? It's is a subscription service for sampling beauty and personal care products. Each month, subscribers get 4-5 beauty products from a wide variety of categories—think haircare, skincare, makeup, etc. BB5 costs $12 per month if you subscribe on a monthly basis, with discounts on longer subscription periods. An annual subscription costs $99 for example, which works out to a mere $8.25 per month. Prices include shipping to the USA lower 48, and Canadians can subscribe too for an additional $3 monthly shipping charge. You can read more about the particulars in their FAQ and check out my reviews of past boxes here.

This month's theme was "Summer Night Out."

Unboxing | Beauty Box 5 July 2015: Summer Night Out info card

I enjoy looking colorfully cool. Especially when I'm passed out in front of the air conditioner.

Nanacoco Nail Polish in Hope of Spring

Nanacoco Nail Polish in Hope of Spring (Full size/0.5oz, value $3.00):
Assorted colors sent at random. A shimmery seafoam green nail polish. I've tried a couple of Nanacoco polishes through Beauty Box 5 and the results are usually the same—pretty colors, VERY strong smell. Use in a well-ventilated room. That said, I really like this color... it reminds me of the ocean.

Love Life Skin Restorative Night Cream & Intensive Recovery Serum samples

Love Life Skin Restorative Night Cream & Intensive Recovery Serum (4x 1ml packets, approximate value $2.56):
According to the info card, the Love Life Skin line was originally developed to help chemotherapy patients' sensitive skin recover—interesting. As for me, it's hard to really draw conclusions from these small packets, but I can tell you what I did observe: The serum is on the thick side, sort of like a moisture milk or thin lotion. It's pretty hydrating though and smells very nice... like fresh roses. The night cream is a bit on the thick side (as you would expect) and has less of a distinct scent. I wish I had more to experiment with!

Pur~lisse Flash Tattoos

Pur~lisse Flash Tattoos (1 sheet, value $9):
Flash tattoos are so fun and perfect for summer! These have been pretty trendy for the past year or so so I'm guessing most of you know what they are, but if not, they're basically metallic temporary tattoos modeled after jewelry. I wouldn't wear these to the office or something, but they're fun for jazzing up bare skin on an evening or weekend out.

OFRA Lip Gloss in Natural OFRA Lip Liner in Mauve

OFRA Lip Gloss in Natural (Full size/8g, value $12.95):
Assorted colors sent at random. A nude lip gloss with gold micro-glitters. The texture is more moisturizing than sticky, which is nice.

OFRA Lip Liner in Mauve (Full size/0.04oz, value $13.00):
Assorted colors sent at random. A classic pencil liner in a brownish-nude color. This was quite a bit darker than I expected it to be, but I can see it being useful for folks who enjoy wearing nude or brown-toned lip colors.

Swatches:

OFRA Lip Gloss in Natural OFRA Lip Liner in Mauve swatch swatches

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Total box value: Approximately $40.51

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Overall impressions:

This month's Beauty Box 5 certainly delivered in terms of value—three full-sized makeup items and a sheet of flash tattoos ain't bad. I would have loved to experiment more with the Love Life Skin serum a bit more just because it smelled so nice, but what can you do?

It's hard for me to get too excited about the OFRA products because they're really not my colors, but for the nude lovers out there, this box would be a total win. I'll definitely be rocking the Nanacoco polish and flash tattoos though.


Like what you see? You can subscribe to Beauty Box 5 for yourself here. If you're already signed up, don't forget you can enter to win full-sized products by posting your box to Instagram and tagging @BeautyBox5 and #BB5Fave.


What do you think of the July Beauty Box 5? Are you into nude lip colors or no?


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