As noted in my February Beauty Box Five review, I actually subscribed to BB5 a few weeks after the January beauty box was out, but they sent me an extra January box as a bonus for subscribing for three months at a time, whee! So for $30, I received four boxes that are worth $7.50 each? Win! So, this is old news for a review, but here's what I thought about the products inside... (Excuse the grainy photo, cellphone again!)
H20+ Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash
I love H20+ products, but I always seem to have an overload of beauty products and never get around to buying some of their stuff! So I was pleased to see this sea lotus body wash in my bonus box. It smells luxurious, it really does have that spa-feel to it, and it leaves a really fresh, ocean-y smell after a shower. I can definitely see myself buying this or another body wash from them sometime soon.
Jergens Daily Moisture Dry Skin Moisturizer
Ok, admittedly not the most exciting product in this box, but my sample is almost already done! Jergens is one of my go-to lotions in the winter because it really does a good job of preserving my poor, dry skin. This isn't a high quality product, but it does the job and winter is the PERFECT time of year to have it, literally, on hand.
Epic Blend Hemp Coconut Lip Balm
Uhm, HELLO! I'm a lip balm addict and I'm currently on a 'no-buy' for balms, so I was verrrry happy to see this product in the box. Obviously I opened it right away and was impressed by the quality of the balm. I love coconut and didn't smell the hemp very strongly and this applied just as smoothly as my Burt's Bees with no greasy finish! I've been trying to move away from balms with a lot of chemical ingredients in it, and Epic Blend will lead the way. They also do beeswax-free vegan ones too.
Nubar Cuticle & Nail Oil
The first thing I noticed about this product was that the lid was slightly unscrewed and it had leaked a bit in my box! But since it has a really nice, fruity smell to it, I didn't mind so much. Nubar cuticle oil is also a great product for winter because it helps dry cuticles get a little TLC. I'm currently working on a few cuticle oils but this will definitely come in handy soon. They are also vegan and cruelty-free, something that seems to be a trend for Beauty Box 5 brands lately.
At first I was like, "oh", but then I realized my current pair are basically holding together by a few threads so this pair came in 'handy' rather quickly!
That Awkward Moment Cosmetic Mirror
I love small mirrors to put in my purse, on my desk at work, etc. It's definitely an 'ad' but that never stopped me from using Kick-Ass bandaids before! Unfortunately (fortunately?) the decal has already started scratching off just from taking it in and out of my purse so I'm going to have to find another sticker to put on it.
Soooo, there you have it! Oddly enough, I preferred this to my February box! I know a lot of people weren't that happy with this one, but it's all stuff I totally use (and I've used a lot of it already) and it fits in with my winter skin needs. I thought it was pretty perfect and the timing was right, even though I got it in late February! Sign up for Beauty Box 5 with my referral link and let me know what you're looking forward to in April.