Friday, June 26, 2015

Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2015 Review

The Walmart Beauty Box is one of those irresistible sample boxes because it's only $5. When a box is only $5, you can forgive it a lot of things. Like my last one was awful but for $5 I stayed subscribed. The Summer 2015 box is much, much better than the Spring one and I see that I'm definitely getting the "old lady" boxes. I'm totally okay with that because it seems like they have more skincare and that is what I want.

The Cost: $5/quarter

What You Get: Deluxe size products and foil samples with the occasional full size goodie.

John Frieda Beachblonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray- I've actually got kind of hooked on sea salt sprays. My hair is pretty flat most of the time because it's so thin and fine. Sea salt sprays really give it some poof which is nice. It doesn't contorl the flyaways though but I guess it's not supposed to. Beach hair is supposed too look messy so it's alright.

Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Complete Care- An anti-dandruff shampoo. It smells really good. I don't have any travel size dandruff shampoos so I'm keeping this. My husband likes dandruff shampoos. I've never noticed him having dandruff so they must work?
Revlon Ultra HD Lipstick- This is a burning fire red. It's too orange for me so I didn't open it but they do have a million colors. It's all shiny inside the clear plastic cap and that makes me want to use it.

Caress Love Forever Body Wash- It's a good thing this smells good because I got this same thing in my last box. And it really does smell good, too.
Olay Total Effects Eye Treatment- I don't really use eye creams but this is a full size product and costs about $20 so it pays for the box times four. I'm going to give this to my mom because she loves Olay and she does use eye creams.

Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion- I was hoping this had peppermint in it (because of the "cool" in CoolDry) but no it's just because it says the formula allows sweat through it so it evaporates. I'm not sure how that even matters, its sunscreen. I spend a lot of time outside in the summer working in my garden so I need all the sunscreen I can get.

VERDICT: This box gets an automatic thumbs up because it was so much better than the last one. And it has a full size product worth $20 from a nice brand. This box is drugstore makeup because it's Walmart, of course. I don't have an issue with brands you find in a drugstore (heck, neutrogena makes some really great retinol creams) appearing in a box like this. You're not going to find anything high end but you might find something you like that's so affordable you can't resist buying it.
There were also a bunch of coupons included which I didn't take a picture of because they're boring. Although I think one was for $5 off Revlon lipstick so that's pretty good.

If you want to sign up for this box, I think you can still get the Summer version. I will warn you that this is one of several variations and that they seem to be packed based on age. I don't remember what I marked but I'm over 35. My mom just turned sixty on Monday and she got this same box, too. Oh... I guess that means I can't give her the eye cream because she already has it!

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12 comments:

  1. I was very impressed with this box, as the previous ones were disappointing. The Olay was a nice touch - made it all worth it. Overall, I really liked the variety!

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  2. Sarah why ARENT you using eye creams? Lol. Surely you have many from Memebox. This was a good box for five bucks, just wish the lipstick was different as its the exact same shade Target sent in their box! Now I havectwo to hand off to someone.

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    1. I just use my regular favorite moisturizer around my eyes. There's no real need for a specific eye cream if you already like the ingredients in a moisturizer you're already using. Using a designated eye cream usually means it's going to be less irritating if you accidentally get it in your eye. I want my eyes to have ALLTHESNAIL and I'm currently using the CosRx Snail 90 Essence with no issues.
      Did you get that box?! That stuff is amazing!

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  3. Nice to see some familiar products we have here too :) Next time I'm going shopping I'm gonna check out that sea salt stuff. Never tried it before, sound promising!! :D

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  4. I just ordered thank you for your information sounds good.

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  5. I have not gotten mine yet, maybe its regional though when it is shipped

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    1. I'm not sure what the logic is with it. Last time my mom got hers nearly three weeks before I got mine but this time it was the other way around! The shipping window is pretty long, though, since it can be ordered for quite awhile even after they've started shipping. I hope you love yours when it finally shows up!

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  6. I think this was definitely the best of the box versions this time. One of my readers pointed out to me that the Clear shampoo sample was expired though... but I had already used it at that point and my head didn't fall off, so it's probably OK?

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    1. Well, what do you know?! It is expired. Not a good sign. However, it's hair and it smells good so I'll use it. I guess I just won't save it for a trip. I'm pretty sure if your head fell off, it would be from more than just expired shampoo... hopefully. :D

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  7. I was extremely disappointed today when I received my box and the olay eye cream was not in it. I was really looking forward to it!

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    1. Did you get a whole different box? :( I am pretty sure this is the "old lady" box. Because apparently old ladies need eye cream more than younger ones? I think we aaall need eye cream!

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