Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers five beauty or skincare samples to your doorstep for only $12 a month (and the shipping is free)! Ordering recurring boxes gives you an even greater discount.
The theme of the June 2014 BeautyBox5 is "Summer Chic":
Ladies... Mark Halloween on your calendars! Skip the fun-sized bits of candy, and give yourself a REAL TREAT: The Total Beauty Collection for HSN! Total Beauty released it's first HSN collection last fall, and while it was good, this year's collection is PHENOMENAL. (In a few words: good brands, good products, good price!)
$19.95 and FREE SHIPPING
Available on HSN.com on 10/31/2013
Live HSN on air event 11/13/2013
The samples included were specially assembled from HSN's fan-favorite brands and were curated by the TotalBeauty.com editorial team as part of a special partnership event.
This is a fairly neutral smelling lotion with a nice texture to it. It doesn't seem extraordinary, but I like keeping it in my purse because it's
"Better Than Sex" is a bit overdramatic. But this mascara is pretty fabulous. The hourglass-ish shaped brush seemed odd and a little weird to use at first, but WOW it deposits mascara on your lashes perfectly, getting the inner and outer corners. I didn't have an
I was excited to try this, and I liked using it on the ends of my hair, but even a small amount made my roots look greasy. Also, I wish it were in a re-sealable container! It doesn't seem like much product, but you only need a few drops (and I have TONS of hair).
This eye primer worked well and kept my eyeshadow looking great all day long! It had a subtle color-neutralizing effect on my lids, making me look a bit more awake.
This is one of those things that I like to try once in awhile, just for kicks! While I'm not sure that one treatment did anything, it felt nice and cool on my skin. It has a faint spa-like scent to it. Unfortunately, it did seem to irritate my eyes just a bit.
I am usually pretty leery of trying new skincare products, because I finally seem to have my acne more or less under control. But I really like this!
I love Benefit, and this stuff is great. It helps even out your skin's texture and works well under foundation. I'm a huge fan. It's just really basic stuff but it does the job!
This looked a little dark and shimmery in the pot but it blends well and practically disappears. It didn't seem to do a whole lot for evening out my skin, but it still is a good product--didn't get shiny or oily skin later in the day!
I'm only 28, so I don't think this did much for me in terms of skin tightening after only a few uses--maybe preventatively? But it's still a good product--no breakouts or irritation, felt nice on my skin.
I love this collection. It has some GREAT brands, a nice variety of products that I'd actually use, and there was a decent amount of product! I was really pleased that even the products that aren't super-effective for me are still good products that I can use. AND you get a $10 off a full-sized item! (well, a $29 purchase. But still great!).
Seriously, treat yourself to this collection, or buy one as a gift! (Get your Christmas shopping done early for the makeup-lover in your life!)
It Cosmetics Hello Beautiful Anti-Aging 5-piece color collection - ONE DAY ONLY on QVC [Mon. March 18]
Please click over to QVC immediately and check out this kit. It's a STEAL, and it's only available TODAY, Monday, March 18th.
$54.96 ($155 value!)
Includes five full-sized products:
What is it: Hello Beautiful Anti-Aging 5-piece Color Collection gives you the power to achieve an airbrushed complexion, a gorgeous vitality-filled glow that lasts all day, plus beautiful lashes!
TotalBeauty offered to send me their TotalBeauty Collection for HSN to review before it was even available for purchase, so of course I giddily accepted. (I totally felt like one of the cool kids on the block...)
Beautybox5 offered to send me this month's Beautybox to review. I've been hearing about various subscription services for beauty products for awhile, but hadn't actually tried any, so I was pretty excited to test it out!
Here's a quick excerpt about Beautybox5, taken from their website:
"Once a month, we deliver a Beauty Box with four or five handpicked samples directly to your doorstep. Your Beauty Box will contain items like makeup, skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and a few other surprises! Learn more about your samples on our site! You can see exactly what other beauty lovers are saying about the products. Plus, you’ll find special how-tos and beauty tips right at your fingertips. We think you’re going to love your samples! If you just have to have more, you can purchase products directly from us, or from our partners. Sounds good? Well, here’s the bonus: share BB5 with five of your friends and earn a free one-month subscription! Just head to the Sharing Is Caring page!"
“Created to take the heat, like the women who wear it. Heat and perspiration-resistant cosmetics that help improve your skins natural, healthy appearance."
I was really excited about the opportunity to test out rae cosmetics! They care about makeup and fitness too--it seems like so many people think those two interests are mutually exclusive, but it's nice to see that there are companies and consumers who love both.
rae cosmetics promises that their products won't smear, cake, or smudge, no matter what the weather, or what activity you're doing. Their ingredients are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and cruelty-free. They use minimal product packaging to reduce waste, and they donate all of the proceeds from their Smartie lipgloss to Girlstart, a non-profit helping girls succeed in math, science, technology, and engineering. That's awesome.
rae cosmetics sent me their tinted moisturizer, blush, and mascara to test out.
Hi, I'm Marilyn! I run for beer and I love makeup. I was born and raised in the Pacific NW. I'm also a writer for We Heart This and a former writer for Run Oregon.