Close your windows, pack away the patio furniture and put your sandals away. August is on its way out - at least in Ontario! And unfortunately this means that fun summer products come to an end as well. Now it's time to 'transition into fall' as the Beauty Box Five says, with "Radiant and Remarkable" products.
But are they that radiant... or remarkable? We'll see!
Beauty Box 5 is an American beauty box that is $8 a box for a year subscription, $10 a box for a quarterly subscription and $12 a box if you buy individually. I highly recommend this box because it sends a variety of American brands you can't always find in Canada, and leans towards products that are more natural, organic and paraben-free. I generally end up using everything I receive in these boxes! If you're interested, please use my referral link here. (Please keep in mind, there is a $3 charge now, per box, to ship to Canada, so subscribing for quarterly or yearly is the best deal.)
Pur~Lisse SPF 30 Sunscreen 'Pur Protect'
Sooo, we're supposed to transition into fall with an SPF 30 sunscreen? Don't get me wrong, I understand the importance of SPF all year round, it just seems an odd product. THAT SAID, Purlisse is a brand I've wanted to try for awhile, so this was a welcome addition to my box, and a pretty solid sized sample, (30ml) since their 50ml goes for $55 in their online store!
Price? $33! Buy Pur Lisse for less on Amazon!
Style Essentials Nail Polish
When I first saw the spoilers this month, I was excited because many other people received much more colourful polishes in their boxes. Instead I received a sort of dull-chrome polish, and [it roughly retails for $1.75.] Beauty Box Five isn't really known for great polish, but this is scraping the bottom I think. I can't find this product anywhere except in other reviews of other subscription boxes, or in the four piece set. No thanks.
I'm a sucker for any product that can help me on the go, and I love me some makeup wipes! It's super important to not fall asleep with makeup on, but we've all been there. Whether you're traveling or coming home late from partying, this is a very gentle makeup remover wipe that took out even the most dramatic Lancome mascara. Recommended!
Price? 8 Wipe Package: $2.49 USD. Find it on Amazon!
I've said it once, I'll say it again. I need more lip products like I need a hole in my head... that said, I do love trying out new brands and colours. I usually shy away from shiny pink lip gloss, (although I have a few striking matte pinks in my lipstick arsenal) but I'm not sure WHY because this colour is so cute! And unlike most glosses, my lips aren't uber goopy and sticky. It has a distinct vanilla scent and flavour to it, which I adore.
Price? $6.50. Buy it on Amazon!
I understand the reasoning behind adding a hair treatment in this package - at the end of summer, hair (especially coloured hair) can get sun damaged. But FORTUNATELY, my hair is super healthy and requires absolutely no treatment to stay silky and shiny. (Humblebrag.) So this will probably get donated to a friend.
Overall, this is a GOOD Beauty Box Five box when you look at the price point and the products received, mainly due to the Purlisse and the lip gloss. Have I decided if I will renew my subscription after the September box when I have to start paying an additional $3 per box? I'm still undecided. If you are an American, this box is still a great deal, but Canadians? Not sure.