BEAUTY BOX 5 Photos, Swatches & Review – January 2014

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The theme for the January 2014 Beauty Box 5 is Cheers to You!

The products in this box will aid you in the physical “new you” – scrub, cleanse and moisturize to feel bright, shiny and smooth!

From H2O Plus, Spa Sea Lotus Body Wash. This wash is yummy for both men and women alike! It smells wonderful and refreshing, slightly floral yet not overpowering.

From Swissco, Bath & Shower Exfoliating Gloves. Great to wear and easily slough off dead skin cells without missing a beat. The gloves are soft but lightly textured. They feel so good on the skin, not rough and definitely get the job done.

From Jergens, Daily Moisturizer. After you exfoliate you must moisturize! This smells wonderful and clean. Easy to smooth on and absorbs quickly.

From Nubar, Cuticle & Nail Oil. I go through cuticle oil so quickly I might as well just drink it. I don’t believe I’ve ever tried the Nubar before this BB5 shipment, but it works just as well as all of my other favorites, conditioning and hydrating the cuticles. It also smells so good!

From Epic Blend, Hemp Coconut Lip Balm. I can never have enough lip balm. It’s stashed all over my house, car and in all of my purses. I can’t stand having dry lips, there’s really nothing worse. This particular lip balm smells great to me and makes me feel beachy with that coconut smell. It slicks on well and is plenty moisturizing without being goopy.

As an added bonus this month there is a mirrored compact branded with “That Awkward Moment” starring my soon-to-be boyfriend (hehe) Zac Efron – in theaters January 31.


I thought this box was a great mix of nail, skin and body care. While I was disappointed that there weren’t any makeup items this month, I was still pleased because these are all items I’ll definitely get use out of. 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 February!

What is Beauty Box 5Beauty Box 5 is a monthly beauty subscription service that is curated by a team of beauty experts. With each shipment you’ll receive 5 samples for $12.00 (monthly). You can also choose to save some cash and sign up for $30.00 and be billed quarterly or $99.00 and be billed yearly. Shipping is FREE and your membership also gets you exclusive discounts from partner brands.

Eucerin Eczema Relief Photos & Review

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Eucerin has a new line of products to battle Eczema! My daughter has horrible Eczema, to the point where nothing over the counter works, and the stuff her doctor said would absolutely work made her scream and cry, saying that it burned. We’ve always had to repurchase the prescription, which clears it up immediately, and we have to keep applying so it doesn’t come back. That’s all well and good, but the tubes aren’t that big and prescriptions aren’t cheap.

When I heard about the new products from Eucerin I definitely wanted to give them a go and see if it would help keep her Eczema at bay instead of constantly needing to be preventative and reapply the prescription.

The Original Healing Soothing Repair Lotion was wonderful for a quick day time moisturizing session, but the products that really kick Eczema butt are the Eczema Relief Body Cream, Eczema Relief Instant Therapy Cream.

We applied Eczema Relief Body Cream($11.99) after bath every night and keep the Eczema Relief Instant Therapy Cream($7.99) on hand for those times when it’s super dry (after all, it is the season for colder weather to begin!) and we need to get a bit of quick relief to patches. This helps prevent a horrible, itchy flare-up that would require the use of her prescription. These products have been working extremely well for us and it’s been heavenly sleeping through the night without being woken up to reapply the prescription to new spots.

What do you use to soothe Eczema or irritated skin?

Help Eucerin donate $100k to benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters! (+ Free Sample)

In honor of National Mentoring Month, NIVEA, NIVEA MEN, Aquaphor, and Eucerin are partnering up with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported network of youth mentoring agencies. Beiersdorf supports Big Brothers Big Sisters as a corporate fundraising and site-based mentoring partner.

Our 2013 National Mentoring Month goal is to donate $100,000. So please harness that residual holiday spirit and help us get there by spreading the word on this great program. See what’s in it for you below!

· Starting January 11th through March 31, 2013, spend $10.00 on any combination of NIVEA, NIVEA MEN, Aquaphor or Eucerin products at a store near you and we will donate $1.00 to Big Brothers Big Sisters!

· Starting January 11th through March 31, 2013, visit the @EucerinUS page to receive a free sample* and learn how you can help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. (*while supplies last)

Visit the Eucerin Facebook page to find out more information –

For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids who face adversity succeed in school and life. Eucerin wants to help the organization continue this amazing success!

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body SPF 15 and Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion SPF 30 Review

School may be approaching at a lightning speed, but we’re still in the midst of a pretty wicked Summer.

It’s important to keep your skin moisturized, but it’s also even more important to keep it protected from the suns harmful rays.

Eucerin makes a Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion with SPF15 that not only moisturizes but helps to protect against daily UV exposure (no matter the season). The lotion is lightweight and smells really good. I can’t put my finger on what the scent is, but it’s almost like a shea but sweet… it’s interesting. Not offensive at all and really nice.

For those that need a little more protection on their face, Eucerin also makes a Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF30 Sunscreen. This lotion feels great and soaks directly into the skin. It’s gentle and light enough to apply before makeup.

Are you interested in trying Eucerin out for yourself? If you’d like TWO FREE samples of Eucerin’s Daily Protection Moisturizing Lotions, one for the face and body, to help protect your skin and keep it looking healthy, just “like” the Eucerin Facebook Page and follow the instructions on how to take the Eucerin Skin First Pledge.