Wednesday, August 29, 2012

August 2012 Beauty Box 5 (My First!)

When BB5 first came out, I wasn’t quite sold on it due to some mixed reviews and single packet Freeman masks (which I am still seeing in some boxes). After awhile though, the boxes did start to look better so I decided to try this American subscription service on a quarterly basis. I honestly had no idea what was going to be in this month’s box so for once it actually was a real surprise!

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You are not seeing double, I actually received duplicate items making this BB5 box worth quite a lot because of what I think is an honest mistake!

Blum Naturals Makeup Remover Towelettes

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Remove oil, dirt and makeup with these deep-cleaning towelettes that leave your skin feeling soft and silky smooth.

Thoughts: I’m glad that there is more than one towelette in here to try out! I have heard and seen blum products at Winners, but never actually tried anything from them so I was happy to get these.

Full size: 10 pack/$3.99

I received: 3 towelettes/$1.20

Blinc Eyeliner in Black

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Summer just got a little better with this water-resistant, no smudge, easy to remove eyeliner that won’t run or flake.

Thoughts: Ooooh, I was hoping I would either receive this or the mascara because I have been dying to try blinc! One day I will have to try their mascara though because I want to see those “tubes” forming around my lashes!

Full size: 0.21oz/$26

I received: 0.02oz/$2.48

H20+ Marine Calm Restoring Eye Cream

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Use this marine, botanical-infused eye cream to deeply nourish and reduce the look of fine lines and dark circles.

Thoughts: Oddly enough, I have never tried anything from H20 even though it’s relatively easy for me to find where I live. I have a lot of eye cream samples right now and I really don’t know how different this one will be from what I’ve been using, but that’s ok. I’ve got some dark circles I would like to get rid of, so we’ll see how it does with those!

Full size: 0.5oz/$32.00

I received: 0.13oz/$8.32 (x 2)

Ferro Cosmetics Sheer Crystal Veil

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This multi-purpose powder is the answer to illuminated skin! Dust over or under your foundation or mix with moisturizer for a dewy soft finish without the shimmer or the glitter.

Thoughts: I’ve never heard of Ferro Cosmetics, but this sounds like a lovely addition to add to my moisturizer. I think I might have something similar to this product already, but nonetheless it’s a nice sample size to try out.

Full size: 0.14oz/$19.00

I received: 0.03oz/$4.07

Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L109 Pale Coffee

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Thoughts: This is my favourite part of the whole box! I saw in July on the BB5 Facebook page that Ellis Faas products were going to be featured in August’s BB5 and when I looked at the other products from this company I was definitely in awe! Everything looks sleek like a bullet and there is even a “pen holder” that looks just like the cylinder containing chambers on a revolver to hold all of your Ellis Faas lipstick, eye shadow, blush or concealer because almost all of the products have the exact same shape!

Full size: 0.95oz/$35.00 ($42 CDN on Sephora!)

I received: *FULL SIZE* (x2)

Total Value of BB5: $94.39 USD Without the mistake, this was still an amazing box at $51.07 USD. I loved the Ellis Faas lip gloss, but I wish it wasn’t so expensive! Even without the duplicate products, I am more than happy with my BB5!

If anyone would like to join me on the BB5 journey feel free to use my affiliate link!

31 comments:

  1. i wasn't too interested in BB5 at the beginning either but this box looks great! it's a reasonable price too, which is always nice. wow, the value you received was incredible!

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    1. It was pretty crazy right? I almost feel like BB5 is buttering me up to stay with them!

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  2. Wow that's cool that you got some extras!
    That Ellis Faas Creamy Lips product looks amazing!!! The packaging and everything!

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    1. All of the Ellis Faas products look so amazing! SO expensive though...

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  3. Looks like a pretty good box!
    I cannot believe you got a extra lip product! That's amazing!
    Maybe they really wanted you to like that product! haha

    www.blondeebrittany.blogspot.ca

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    1. LOL, I know huh? It is a nice colour with a fantastic texture so I could see them doing that. I'm really happy with this month's BB5 for sure!

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  4. WOW, they really just threw in a handful of everything for your box! hehe I wonder how that happens... You're making me want to join though, even without the duplicates it's a pretty good box! The packaging for the lip product is really cool. I'll give it another couple months since I'm getting my last Glymm in September and starting to get Topxbox in October.

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    1. My last Glymm is in October so I might just switch to BB5.

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  5. Great box! I'm glad you got a blinc item; I actually use that liner whenever I wear my false eyelashes and I like it a lot! Ever since the foil package fiasco in April I think it was, their boxes have been getting better and better!

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    1. I've noticed the boxes have been getting better and better too, so I have a feeling I will keep subbing!

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  6. It wasn't a mistake, darling!! I got the doubles too. It's going to make some girls upset, I know. Most didn't get the doubles AND they got 2 face packs instead of the blinc. I received the blinc is a previous box...but in NO way am I complaining! :)

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    1. Ooh really??? I wonder why we got doubles of such a good product? I feel a little bad that I have two good things and some people got crappy things...

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    2. strange!!! i have the same thing happen to me too! i wonder how that came about... haha great for us though!

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    3. It certainly did work out for us! I almost wanted to keep it a secret in case they decided to ding me for the second box!

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    4. hahah Jayne, same!! I just posted my review.

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  7. This box started off a little weak, but it gets better and better every month. My only complaint now is that it takes a little too long to get to the Canadians, but otherwise, great products, and definitely worthwhile!

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    1. Yeah, it took about 2 weeks to reach me, but I guess the other boxes keep me entertained while I wait for this one!

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  8. I didn't even get a face pack or a blinc... I got ONE Supergoop sheet. I don't even know how this will work as a sample, as I am often allergic to sunscreens after 1-2 uses and really did want to test it out over a period of time. :( I keep getting the short end of the stick with these beauty boxes it seems. I'm mostly satisfied with what I received, but seeing what everyone else got makes me kind of annoyed -_-

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    1. Well, at least you got the awesome lip product! I didn't tell them I was a blogger or anything so it really was just the luck of the draw for me that I got what I got. I'm sure there will be a point where I will be annoyed with my box too...it always happens that way...

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  9. Heya, I just stumbled across your blog from the Blog Party, and I'm glad I did :)I love the look of the brown lip cream!

    I am now following as Pretty In Pink on GFC :)

    http://pretty-in-pink-blog.com

    Let me know if you stop by!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Checking out your blog now!

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  10. This looks like a good box! I just got my first glossy box today and was really impressed with that one too :)

    http://putbeautytowords.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Oh really? I totally thought you had already subbed to Glossybox! I was totally impressed by BB5 this month. I look forward to the rest of my subscription!

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  11. Wow, 2 lip products?! They must have read your mind about the masks, hehe!
    I look forward to my next box too :)

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    1. Pretty cool right? I am totally excited for my next BB5!

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  12. I got two as well today!!! I wonder if it's those who of us who have been subbed for a while...I've been with them since day one! I'm so thrilled :D

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    1. This was my first box so I don't know how their system works, but I'm pretty happy about getting two as well!

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  13. I also got the same box that you did. And i quite honestly thought it was a mistake at first as well. We are lucky girls! BB5 is consistently one of my favourite boxes.

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    1. We are TOTALLY lucky girls!! I'm glad to hear that you like BB5 because I definitely think I will stick with them!

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  14. I always thought BB5 was the worst of the bunch, but this looks like a really great box!!

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    1. It wasn't very good at the beginning, but they have really stepped up their game now!

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