First Impressions: beautybox 5 May 2013



Sorry it took so long to review this box. While it is one of the latest boxes I get I put it away with my other boxes and forgot about it. So let’s see what is in the box.

As also if you are interested in the box and want to help me out, click here.

So the first item in the box is the Ferro Cosmetics mineral eyeshadow in Rustique. This is a mustardy gold/bronze eyeshadow. I like mineral eyeshadow, in fact I have probably have over 200 of them, but this is so messy. Seriously, mineral makeup companies, your stuff needs shifters! I think this color is gorgeous, but honestly there isn’t a gold shadow that I don’t love or at least really like. Side story. I was talking about makeup with my coworkers and I said my go to eyeshadow color is gold. They both said, “yeah, we’ve noticed.” So there you go, gold lover right here. Ok, back on track to the product. This swatches really weird. I look like I have a weird golden bruise on my hand. It works slightly better on the eyelid but it still has weird bald spots, don’t know if that is part of the duo chrome or what. Note: there is a coupon code for this company shown in the product card picture.

Full price: $17, .14oz


The next item is the Jean Pierre tanning towelettes. These are two tanning wipes, which can be used one after the other to deepen the tan. I’m not not interested in tanning, real or fake, so I’ll be giving these away.

Full price: $8.99 for 10 towelettes


The next item is the Model Co black eyeliner. This swatches really smoothly and feels really creamy. Also love how really black this is. I think it is so smart to put the sharpener in the lid. I went and washed my hand almost as soon as I swatched this and it was pretty tough to remove. It applied okay on my eyelid. I can use a liquid liner with no problem but because I’m special I am horrible using a pencil liner. The other downside, for me, is that this needs to be sharpen. Not a fan of wooden makeup pencils. After a day of wear I’m not impressed with this. The liner traveled. I have smudges under my eye and in my crease. I don’t have oily lids so this is not a problem I have with liners.

Full price: $18


Here’s a pic of my eyes with Rustique on the lid and the black liner.


The next item is the Coolway Transform Styling Spray. This is to help reduce blow drying time and allows you to use a cooler styling tool. I don’t use any type of styling tools for my hair. I wash it, put my products in, and go. So I have no need for something like this. My mom blow dries her hair so I think I will give this to her. Note: there is a coupon code for this company shown in the product card picture.

Full price: $24.95 for 6.7oz


The last item is La Fresh deodorant wipes. TMI time, I used these and don’t feel they do a great job of keeping my dry. It does have a nice light scent. These are perfect for travel or throwing in your purse or gym bag.

Full size: $19.90 for 48 packets.


So that’s May’s box. I’m bored with this subscription, I think it has the same brands or similar products for the past three months. I got a year subscription so hopefully it will pick up.

2 thoughts on “First Impressions: beautybox 5 May 2013

  1. I just got a year subscription to this (I mean $8 a box!) so hopefully it shapes up. I did realize there would be a lot of Model Co products from the reviews I’ve seen. June will be my first box, and this is my first surprise beauty sub (my other one is Julep) so I hope it’s a good one!

    • I hope you like it. They have good products that I’ve went out bought the full size of. So on that end it is successful. Just wished for more variety. Enjoy your first box!

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