Summer Chic: Less effort, more cool.
This is the mantra of Beauty Box 5's June box which bridges us from a cool May to a (hopefully) hot July, with a few summer necessities. I wouldn't say that all of these products are really summer specific, but you be the judge.
Beauty Box 5 is a really affordable 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 has been leaning towards products that are more natural and paraben-free in the last few months. And month to month? I use pretty much EVERYTHING I get from the boxes up! 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.)
June 2014 Beauty Box 5
Nicka K New York Nail Polish in Ripe Apple - Full size
I really enjoyed my Nicka K lipstick from BB5 a few months ago, and I was happy to receive a new polish from this company. But I was a bit surprised at the colour. This is more of a fall/winter colour than summer. But I do like the red which resembles the sheen of a red delicious apple. And, bonus, this polish is formaldehyde-free.
I'm a slave to coconut oil. I use it as a makeup remover, moisturizer for knees/elbows, in my lip scrub and for the occasional facemask, but I've never used it in my hair! This Organix set promises to rehydrate parched, sun damaged hair with coconut water, electrolytes and coconut oil. And, these products are sulfate-free!
Glam Natural Mascara - Full size (Yeah, it's tiny)
I'm definitely not in the market for a new mascara as I am already addicted to Benefit's They're Real and have a bunch of other dupes waiting on the sidelines, but this is a great product for women with sensitive eyes. Glam Naturals mascara is a vegan formula that is gluten-free, paraben-free and hypoallergenic for ladies who always wanted to flash darkened lashes but could never find the right product for their peepers.
Vita Bath Body Wash Wild Red Cherry - Sample size
If there's one thing I love, it's body wash. But if there's one thing I don't need any more of? It's body wash! Vita Bath's Wild Red Cherry has an amazingly rich smell that reminds me of orchards and gardens, a rich cherry that is delicious but also luxurious. I can't imagine a better smelling bath. It's a great scent for summer because I can't stop buying cherries from the farmer's market!
This is a sulfate and paraben-free collection of products made for people like me with sensitive skin that likes to erupt every now and again. I haven't tried these yet because they got stuck in a box during my move, but it has a variety of cleansers and masks to test out.
All in all, this was a good box. The VitaBath is probably my favourite thing in the box, but I like the Nicka K polish colour and the Organix shampoo smells sooo delicious. Good going BB5!