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I love subscription boxes, usually. Always something fun to try! This month's BB5 box wasn't my fave, though. Here's the box:
It's a birthday-themed box this month! There's a coupon for $10 off a personalized necklace, which is a decent deal.. but I have one already that I never wear. So, not for me.
One thing in my box that I haven't seen in other reviews is this Aveeno body wash.
I meant to try this It's So Big mascara from Elizabeth Mott, but I have 3 other mascaras open right now, and I couldn't do it. I have seen other reviewers mention that it has an hourglass wand which they really liked. I've even heard it suggested that the wand be saved after the sample is done to use with other mascaras, they liked it so much. So, I'm looking forward to it!
I tend to not use these packet-type samples of shampoo for some reason. At least there were two, so I can make sure to get enough for my long, crazy hair. I don't wash my hair but once every 5-7 days, so when I do, I like to pour on the conditioner. The last thing I need is a volumizing product, though! I did read one reviewer say that it worked nicely on their thick hair, so I'm hoping it will work for me. And, it comes with a pretty good coupon!
I was super excited about the Rockstar Nails duo. I mean, nail polish! It's like a sub box finally listened to me and gave me polish and nail art stuff! But, watch out for Debby Downer here, because I was so not happy with this experience.
First of all, THE SMELL. I know I've complained about bad-smelling polish in the past. This ranks up there with Nanacoco. Horrid. Secondly, there were multiple problems with the packaging. Check this out:
I've gotten nail polish bottles with bows before. Usually, the bows are tied on, and can be slipped off. Not these. They are GLUED on. By the time I realized they would be a problem, I already had wet nails. The bow dragged several times into my wet polish.
I was annoyed.
Here's the one positive: The color. It's gorgeous, on-trend, and a one-coater. Love this color.
So, let's try the nail art! I applied a slow-dry topcoat to the nail, and poured the beads on over a dappen dish. So far, so good. The beads stuck beautifully, they match nicely, and with another coat of topcoat, they stuck together.
But, how do you get the extras back in the bottle? There's no funnel, and I don't have one small enough. I tried to make one with paper, but the beads still went everywhere. I hate wasting nail art stuff. You'll definitely run out of beads before you run out of polish. Not that I ever run out of polish.
Not one of my fave boxes, but not horrible. Even though the shampoo isn't for my hair type, it's still a good brand. I can see the body wash being useful to those who bathe at night before bed, or bathe young ones before bedtime. I see this as the box of good intentions, but just falling short for me.
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