Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Beauty Box Five
_____Beauty Box Five is a program that sends you a monthly box chock-full of five different beauty goodies, ranging from drugstore to vegan brands, in order to introduce you to a wonderful world of new items. The people behind it sent me a sample for review and to present to you snuggly little turds, and my package was quick to arrive in just a few days!
_____Two nail products were supplied--a Swissco nail file, which works as any nail file should, and hot pink shade of nail polish, Nubar Nail Laquer. The nail polish goes on nice and thick, and is definitely a good quality brand opposed to those that chip off quickly (plus, it's vegan and animal cruelty-free!). I've had some on my nails for half a week now and it's still looking rather decent--that's impressive coming from an art major who is always dealing with hands-on activities (and you know, the constant slaying dragons that I do).
_____I also received two moisturizers. I really dig the Heavenly Silk Daily Skin Lotion, and have been massaging it into my hands whenever I think of it. I have a terrible habit of picking at my nails and the skin around them and instead for the past few days I've been rubbing this on instead. I adore this stuff. It's buttery and leaves your skin smooth without being greasy. Fab-oo-liss.
_____I'm not too familiar with collagen moisturizers since I've never actually used any before (I'm 20! I don't want to think about obtaining wrinkles just yet! I'm still single and alooooone), but this h20+Aquafirm Micro-Collagen Moisturizer seems to moisturize my skin pretty well. And I can't say it doesn't work since I have yet to see any wrinkles, so...
_____The last thing I plucked from this pretty aqua box was a neutral shade of Be a Bombshell Eyeshadow... and oh yes, this is prime quality stuff. The eyeshadow itself is highly pigmented, long-lasting, and goes on as smoothly oil pastels over thick paper (for you non-artsy people, that just means it goes on reaaaaaaaal nice). I think this was my favorite of all the items since it's difficult to locate an eyeshadow that doesn't get all up in your eyelid crevices. I might have to switch over to this stuff.
_____Well folks, there's my two cents on these products and the neat little company. I adore the concept of receiving five goodies every month, but I can't say it's something I would personally subscribe to for a long period of time. I think if there was someway you could select five items from a list of perhaps an optional twenty that it would be much more satisfying. Either way, click here to check out Beauty Box Five for yourself!
(*products were provided by Beauty Box Five, but sassy opinions are my own)