The theme for the September 2014 Beauty Box 5 is Balancing Act!
From Nicka K New York, Eyelight Crayon. I got the shade Moss and it’s so perfect. I love the shade and it makes a fantastic base for eye shadows. When an eye shadow is placed on top of it I have no issues with creasing. I’d love to get more of these in future boxes!
From Natural Style by FUBU, Deep Conditioner & Co-Wash. I’ve been really interested in this phenomenon called co-washing that every one speaks on. This has 8 repairing oils and shea butter but made without sulfates and parabens. If you have curly hair you can use it as a co-wash… I don’t but it is like a frizzy wave so I may be able to get by. I’m testing some hair care right now so I haven’t gotten the chance to try this out, but I’m definitely looking forward to it.
From Sally Hansen, Toe Spacers. Every one needs a new set of toe spacers once in awhile and these are so cute with the pink and swirls!
From My Beauty Spot, Nail Polish. I have no idea what the color is (the card says they come in a set of 6) but it’s a gorgeous mauve cream. It was fully opaque in two coats however the odor is extreme. It smells like wall-paint… very strong. Too strong.
From Chrislie Formulations, 3-in-1 Eye Bright. This serum is meant to be used overnight so that when you wake up the area around your eyes isn’t as dark and appears smoother and brighter. I didn’t really see an overnight difference but maybe after some use I’d see some. Unfortunately this is a sample size so long-term use isn’t happening. It feels good, though, and dries quickly.
This months box was, again, an excellent mix on makeup, haircare and skincare. I was really happy to get the Nicka K Eyelight Crayon and the nail polish was a nice addition, though not useable because of the odor. While I didn’t hate this box it wasn’t the most fabulous that I’ve seen from BB5. Maybe I’m just more disappointed with the polish than I realize? Regardless I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for October!
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