January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review + Coupon Code

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Beauty Box 5
Cost: $12/month.
Ships To: The lower 48 United States and Canada via the Postal Service.
Coupon Code: Use code “FREEBOX1” to get the previous month’s box free with a new subscription.
January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
January 2015 Beauty Box 5

B and I (and WB) got back from running all of our errands today just as the mailman was dropping off the mail. Perfect timing! One of the boxes I received (and opened first) was my January 2015 Beauty Box 5.

In case you aren’t familiar, Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers a sample box of all things beauty. Each box contains 4 – 5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and everything in between!  Boxes are $12/month if you do a month-to-month subscription, however, I subscribed a while back when they had a crazy deal that brought the cost of an annual subscription down to $6.58/month.

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
The Box

Beauty Box 5 ships via DHLGlobal Mail. It starts out with DHL and then is delivered by USPS. I believe it took about a week to arrive. Not amazing, but not awful either.

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
First Look

The first look?  Just kind of meh.

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
The Information Card

The January 2015 Beauty Box 5 theme was “hello!” and included the following items:

~Coastal Scent Eye Shadow (~$2): Wow.  These are some bright shadow colors.  WB saw me taking a picture of them and yelled “I wanna paint too”!  I didn’t get it at first and then I realized he thought I had finger paints.  LOL!  I actually may let him go ahead and paint with these because the colors are a little too much for me.

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
Coastal Scent Eye Shadow

~Sally Sansen Salon Effects ($9.99): These aren’t my favorite brand nail strips, but they are fun for sure.  I like the design I received and I think that they will work nicely for Valentine’s Day!

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
Sally Hansen Salon Effects

~Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in Blackout ($7.89): This brand is new to me, but the mascara is pretty nice.  I think I like the container better than the formula, itself, but how can you blame me?  That container is great!

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in Blackout

~Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash ($1): I am not opposed at all to receiving drugstore brands in subscription boxes, but, at the same time, I am not overly excited by them.  This will get used (probably by L who goes through body wash like it’s his job) and it does smell pretty good.

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash

~Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo ($1): Again I am not opposed to this and I will use it, but I wish they would have sent us the conditioner too.  One of my pet peeves is receiving just one or the other.  I feel like like should always come together.

January 2015 Beauty Box 5 Review
Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo

All totaled I came up with a value of $21.88 for the January 2015 Beauty Box 5.  I wasn’t impressed with this box and was happy I paid less than $7 for it.  It was well over the cost of the box, but I didn’t find it to be overly exciting to me.

Do you subscribe to Beauty Box 5?  What’d you get in your box this month?  If you are interested in subscribing or want to check out more, click here.  New subscribers can use the coupon code “FREEBOX1” to get a box from a previous free with a new subscription order.

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. irielle

    I got the same products as you did, but my eyeshadows were all different shades of orange. Clown makeup bright though that I can’t carry off. Maybe WB has the right idea. Eye shadows look an awful lot like some of the powdered pigments that you can use on paper, then set with a mist of water. Since eye shadows aren’t specifically made for that, I’d imagine they might smear, but it wouldn’t hurt to try.

    1. theramblingjen

      4 different shades of orange shadow?? That sounds bright!

  2. Alecia

    We are box twins! I’m not a fan of the mascara…mine seemed almost dried out.

  3. Tammy

    My eyeshadows are yet another color, and I think they are pretty, but I don’t use eye shadow. They are much more muted tones. This is my last BB5 as I need to cut back on all this stuff. This is a better box for me than usual since I will actually use everything but the eye shadow. I don’t mind drugstore items as long as they are something I can use.

  4. Rachel

    I got the salon effects, soft soap gel, and mascara the same as you but got 2 other products. Both are hard candy brand, one is a baked eye shadow ( the color is “love bug” it’s grey and brownish) and the other is an eyeline in the color “sushi”(it’s pinkish-purple). I am surprised with such a big difference in the boxes this month!

    1. theramblingjen

      Yours sounds good!

  5. Desiree Erickson Brennan

    I keep being told that Ultraflesh is a discontinued company. Does anyone know if this is true?! Ugh…I can’t believe they are sending discontinued products if this is true.

    1. theramblingjen

      I saw that in a FB group too. I tried to look it up, but I don’t know. They don’t have a website which is kind of weird.

      1. Desiree Erickson Brennan

        Yes! And the last time they updated on their own FB page was 2011. Eek.

    2. themso

      My Ultraflesh seemed dried out-it took a lot of dips to get one coat, and then it made my lashes feel crusty and dry and irritated my eyes. 🙁 I had to wash it off after a couple hours b/c I couldn’t take it anymore.

  6. themso

    I got Hard Candy eye shadow and liner instead of the Coastal Scents and Shampoo. I’ve never tried Hard Candy, and the swatches look fun. The mascara was just awful though. I had to remove it within a couple hours. It felt so crusty and so awful I am actually on here trying to find out if something was wrong with mine. It was so dry.

  7. beautyadvisor

    I read this post and i like these products & coupon code procedure as well but i could not well understand about $12/month, so please make me understand about this.


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