Unboxing | Beauty Box 5 - August 2015: Primped | Hello Pretty Bird! - A beauty and not-so-glamorous lifestyle blog

25 August, 2015

Unboxing | Beauty Box 5 - August 2015: Primped

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Who wants to see what came in the latest Beauty Box 5?

Beauty Box 5 - August 2015: Primped review and unboxing

Unfamiliar with 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 is "Primped."

Beauty Box 5 - August 2015: Primped info card

I do got this, girl.

Pur~lisse PurMoist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer sample

Pur~lisse PurMoist Hydra-Balance Moisturizer (0.5oz sample, approximate value $16.18):
Oh, Pur~lisse. I've seen you in so many beauty boxes, yet you continue to amuse me with your unnecessary tilde. That said, I do think this is a nice moisturizer for daytime use—it's hydrating without feeling overly oily. I'm not going to lie though, I think it's a bit expensive for what it is. Slash your prices in half and we'll t~alk, Pur~lisse.

Hask Macadamia Oil  Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment

Hask Macadamia Oil  Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment (1.75oz, value $2.99):
I really like Hask's treatments—they're affordable and great to use as occasional hair masks. Makes hair shiny and easier to comb. There's also a generous amount in each packet, so if your hair isn't very long or thick you can probably get two treatments out of each one—score!

Donnamax Printed Nail File with Case

Donnamax Printed Nail File with Case (Value $1.99):
Hmm. I normally find printed nail files sort of charming, but somehow I find the sentiment on this one... creepy. Is it the pin-up lady hanging around in her bra? Or the fact that I've met many, many men I would never ever ever want to tweet? I don't know. In any case, the travel case makes this file super-handy, so I'll definitely be throwing it in my purse to saw off any hangnails that may arise. Or brandish as a weapon against anyone I don't want to tweet with.

Jerome Alexander Hot Stuff Go Pop Palette

Jerome Alexander Hot Stuff Go Pop Palette (Value $10.99):
You know this palette is hot stuff because it's printed with the words HOT STUFF... and now I can't get the Donna Summer song out of my head. Oh, but what's in the palette, you ask? It's... more hot stuff! (AKA makeup)

Jerome Alexander Hot Stuff Go Pop Palette

Lip gloss, eyeshadow and little applicator brushes with a MASSIVE mirror! And I do mean massive—this thing is only about 4" wide, but weighs a whopping 6 ounces thanks to that hefty case. Perfect for surviving a tumble in your backpack on the way to the 7th grade semi-formal.

Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner in Plum

Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner in Plum (Value $19):
A felt-tip pen type eyeliner in a plummy PURPLE color! Hooray for colors. (Seriously, I could build a raft out of all the black eyeliners I've received in beauty boxes.)


Starlooks Luxe Longwear Eyeliner in Plum swatch

Unfortunately this liner feathered on my eyelids too—bummer, because I like the color. Oh well.

Total box value: Approximately $51.15


Overall impressions:
I love HASK hair masks and wanted to love the eyeliner, but otherwise I'm not sure how well the other items match with my aesthetic. I feel like this would be a fun box for a younger teen who was headed off back to school though... the mini moisturizer, travel nail file and tank palette certainly scream "throw me in your bag!"

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 my August Beauty Box 5? Do you think the nail file is cute or weird?

Disclosure: The box featured in this post was provided to me for review purposes, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. I did not receive any other form of compensation. Some or all of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I will earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on them. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.

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