January Beauty Box 5 Review: Hello (Bonjour, Guten Tag, Hola)

How are we this far into January? The rush of the Christmas season has passed and we’re left with the newness of a new year. Exactly what Beauty Box 5 is reminding subscribers of this month – Hello 2015! Hello gorgeous eyes. Hello home mani’d nails. Hello to showers that include nourishing smell-good washes with hair that’s strong and healthy despite the outdoor elements. I love being surprised each month by the contents of my Beauty Box 5, so onto the big January reveal!

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Garnier Fructis Daily Care Fortifying Shampoo (Deluxe Sample, $1 or $3.99 for Full Size): I love love love how this smells but not sure I’ll use it. My thick mane demands conditioner and for some reason, the conditioner always runs out long before the shampoo. Why is that? Murphy’s Law? I’m intrigued by the list of ingredients however which include grapefruit antioxidants and proteins.

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips (Full Size, $9.99): I was pretty psyched when I got these because I’ve been a fan of them since they first came out. A variety of styles were given to subscribers, and I’m not sure if I’m bummed or blessed about the butterfly ones I received, as I would never pick them out for myself. BUT, that said, I think they’ll be adorable as a statement nail or two with coordinating shades as we inch closer to spring.

Softsoap Nutri Serums Vitamin E Body Wash (Deluxe Sample $1 or $8 for Full Size): So this pretty much smells, well, nothing short of incredible. And oh yeah, the little pearls you notice are filled with Vitamin E to help hydrate skin and Omegas 3 and 6 to make sure skin retains moisture all the live-long day!

Coastal Scents Eye Shadow (4-Pot Palette, $7.80): Wow! Simply put, these are a.maz.ing. They go on smooth as silk and the color is rich and lasts all day. Recipients received a variety of different hues, but I’m convinced the ones they sent me are the best! Heart EmojiSwoonHeart Emoji

Ultraflesh The Gold Standard Mascara in Blackout (Deluxe Sample, $5.25 or $21 for Full Size): Ooh la la! Talk about thick lashes! I was saving this until I traveled this upcoming week, but it’s too good. I’m sure it will be used up by the time I actually head to Dallas on Sunday.

The total value of the January Beauty Box 5 was $25.04 for a savings of between $13.04 and $16.79.

New members can sign up for Beauty Box 5 three different ways:

  1. By the Month – $12/Box
  2. By the Quarter – $30/3 Boxes ($10/Box)
  3. By the Year – $99/12 Boxes ($8.25/Box)

And for all the guys out there wondering what to get their wives/girlfriends for Valentine’s Day, save the flowers for a random rainy day this spring, and subscribe to Beauty Box 5 instead!!

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**I’m so fortunate to be a Beauty Contributor for Beauty Box 5 and as such, did receive a complimentary January Beauty Box 5 to review. Opinions my own.