The theme for the April 2014 Beauty Box 5 is Shades of Beauty! The focus of this months box is to take some time on yourself. Play around with your beauty items and enjoy the routine or change it up a little bit!
From BH Cosmetics, California Collection Eyeshadow Palette. You may recognize this one from it’s first appearance on my blog in my July 2013 ipsy bag. Not super crazy about the quality overall, but I do like the Malibu shade.
From Bonne Bell, Lip Definer in Boysenberry. Right off I knew this wasn’t my color, however formula wise it was easy to use. It layers well with the lipstick sent, which made me very happy. It’s swatched below on the left side of the pic.
From Nicka K New York, Hydro Lipstick in Concerto. I thought this lippie was smooth to wear and the color was perfect for me. Below this lipstick is swatched alone in the middle and to the right it’s layered over-top of the Bonne Bell Lip Definer, which surprisingly made a gorgeous rose mauve shade!
From Jergens, Natural Glow – 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer. This sample is a fantastic way to intro yourself to a buildable color to your skin that is natural and gradual . I used this last year and will definitely go back to it this year.
From Blum Naturals, All Purpose Cleansing Wipes. I got a citrus scent that is so yummy. These wipes are perfect for face makeup removal and I’m loving the ball chain attachment that makes it perfect for travel!
This months box was an excellent mix on makeup and skincare, with more of an emphasis on the makeup end. Last month was so skin care/body care heavy that it was nice to see a focus on makeup for this one and I was really happy to get to try the full sized lipstick from Nicka K.
Based off of this box it’s clear that the service is worth the $12.00 price tag. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for May! There was also a small card included stating that if you share a pic of this month’s box on Instagram you can win full-sized versions of this months products! Make sure to use the hashtag #bb5fave and tag @beautybox5!
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