It's an awkard moment.. um, I mean, that's the theme of this month's Beauty Box 5 - the movie, That Awkward Moment.
I signed up for a subscription to Beauty Box 5 in February, and when they found out I was a blogger, they sent me January's box, too. Of course, they sent January's box to a bunch of people as a promotion to sign up in February, so I'm not suffering under any delusions of grandeur.
It's a pretty cool box, and so far, I'm liking the subscription. Let's take a look at the box:
I love oils, I'm completely obsessed with hair, skin, cuticle - any kind of oil. This Nubar Vanilla cuticle oil smells nice, and absorbs relatively quickly. I like it!
Another lotion sample, and not even an exotic one - just Jergens Daily Moisture lotion. We all have a bottle of Jergens somewhere in the house, right? Or in our parents' or grandparents' house. Nothing special about this sample - no interesting fragrance, no special formulation, just good ol' lotion. Works fine.
Sub boxes love lip balm! At least it's not another chapstick. I actually like this Epic Blend Hemp Coconut lip balm. It's pretty slick, and feels moisturizing. I wish it were a little more coconutty, and a little less hemp-y, though.
I was pretty excited about these Twistco Bath & Shower Exfoliating Gloves. I have one from Sephora, which I like, so I was hoping these would be as good.
I should say, even the ones from Sephora, I don't like wearing it as a glove. For some reason, it's just too much work to put a glove on in the shower. The major pro of this glove is that it's washable. I can't stand using the plastic loofahs because they harbor a million germs - and I'm no germaphobe. I just think it's icky. I feel like these are more sanitary.
The cons - too scratchy and rough. The Sephora glove has a side that's smooth and one that's rough. This one is alllll rough. No escape. Also, I wish they'd put a tab on the cuff for hanging it up to dry.
The box also included a branded Compact mirror with the movie logo. It's cute, thin, and very lightweight.
I thought it would be fun to model a polish color that matched the box. This did NOT come in the box - it's one I purchased myself. This lovely polish is Sinful Colors Crystal Crush Treasure Chest, a turquoise texture with a gold shimmer.
So, not everything was a winner for me, but that's how sub boxes usually go. For the price, though, it was absolutely worth it. I really loved the shower gel - it's completely unique to anything I've tried. The cuticle oil was nice, and the other products were at least useful.
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