Thursday, June 23, 2016

Walmart Beauty Box Summer 2016 Classic Box Review

Walmart has jumped on the beauty sampling box bandwagon. They're pretty hit or miss but for $5 it's hard to resist. I get the "old lady" classic box but there's another version called the Trendsetter for those under 35.
For those curious, these boxes are not high quality makeup and skincare. They are mostly drugstore brands and/or products you'll find in a Walmart. I should also warn you that sometimes the boxes can be horrible and packed with foil samples. I almost cancelled after my Winter 2015 box but decided that for $5 I might as well just continue.

The Cost: $5/quarterly

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

Degree Invisible Solid Anti-Perspirant Deodorant- The scent? A hilarious "Sexy Intrigue." I don't even want to know why deodorant would ever have a name like that. There is seriously nothing sexy about deodorant. At least for me.

Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer- This is a tinted moisturizer that gradually tans your skin. I just finished off my other Jergens tube so this is a welcome addition.  My ghost white legs will appreciate it.
Caress Body Wash- This is a shimmering purple body wash that has something called "fragrance release pearls" in it. I don't know. It's called Mystique Forever. Apparently if I use this and the Degree deodorant I will become an unknowable conundrum...

Toms of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste- My husband loves the Tom's of Maine toothpastes and he has sensitive teeth, so this will go to him.
Swisspers Blotting Papers- A nice pack of 100. I don't use oil blotting papers since I don't really need them. Dry skin has one benefit, I guess.

Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Lotion-  (I apparently forgot to put this the photo--- whoops) This is a moisturizing lotion for sensitive or itchy skin. It's lightly scented with coconut oil.

Samples: There are usually several samples and coupons floating loose in the box but my only extra was the L'Oreal Ultimate Straight packets.

VERDICT: You can't expect a lot from the Walmart Beauty Box. If your expectations are low then you'll be pleasantly surprised when your box arrives with something full size or with products you'll use. It's $5, that's why I stay subscribed but if you're on a budget, this is an easy one to skip.

If you would like to sign up for the Walmart Beauty Box, you can do that here. You will start with the current seasons' box until they sell out. I think it tells you when you sign up. It may have changed a bit since I signed up and you may now be able to choose Trendsetter (younger) or Classic (old lady). If not, keep in mind that it goes by whatever age/date-of-birth you put in.

What do you think of the Walmart Beauty Box? I've noticed a bunch of variations this time around, too. Did you like what you got?

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  1. I think I would've liked this one better than the trendsetter box. At least it has deodorant and body wash. Those mysterious scents though...! My box was a whole lot of repeat stuff. But for $5 I guess you can't set the bar too high.

    1. The deodorant saved the box. And the toothpaste actually is something useful, too, so at least there's something to get out of it. Hard to quit getting them, though, when they're only $5.

    2. I got a full bottle of the Caress body wash in the Allure " Thrills" box ( What a misnomer).
      I kind of like it- purple colored and all that scent- I wonder how many chemicals are in there? Notice that I haven't READ the label. Not that brave. LOL.

      My classic box was completely different except for one item. Of course, I HAD to get the requisite tiny shampoo and conditioner in some brand I've never heard of- Schwarzkopf. Bottles probably not large enough for one good shampoo and conditioning.
      My toothpaste is one I don't like- Arm and Hammer Truly Radiant in Mint with enough mint that my eyes water. Way too strong for me.

      My body was is Aveeno, and it might wash my feet to my knees. I had to squint to read what kind of Aveeno product it is, so teeny.

      A tube of the Jergen's Natural Glow tanning type lotions, have liked them for years. Yay for " Fair to Medium Skin Tones", a tube of Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium. Um, no, not Medium at this point.
      A package of Goody ponytail bands and there's a print or texture on one side that fine, but the other side is plain and doesn't match and I think most of us double or triple our ponytail holder elastics. These are weird.
      A set of Coconut nail stickers they say are 100% nail polish and are white with black lines. Not spider webs, like I see at Halloween, but just random black lines. Nope.

      I unsubbed. My local womens' and childrens' shelter now has a big sign up- Unused personal care items needed and welcomed if FULL SIZE.
      Apparently, those in need are in the shelter for weeks or months now, so who am I to complain about a very meager box from a store I really hate to associate with in any way? And I mostly despise the woman who always answers the email about a really bad box at BrandShare. Yep, had enough of the WalMart crap.
      Only thing I'll use is the Jergen's Natural Glow.

    3. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes the Jergens. I like that it's very subtle but gets rid of the glowing whiteness of my legs. :D

      There seem to have been some serious variations in both box types. That's good for those who get more than one.