If you aren't keeping track, this service marks the 6th beauty box subscription option available to us Canadian girls! There are Luxe Box, Glymm, Topbox, Glossy Box, Julep Maven, and now Beauty Box 5. As of right now, I have a subscription to Luxe Box, Topbox, Glossy Box, and Julep Maven. I will most likely cancel my Glossy Box subscription just because four subscription is a little excessive.
Topbox: (Email Referral Only) - Sold out until June
Loose Button: Sign Me Up!
Julep Maven: Invite Me! - PromoCode: PENNY for the $0.01 intro offer
Glossy Box: I Want One!
Glymm Box: Subscribe Me!
*For more comprehensive review for all the available beauty boxes in Canada, please click HERE.
The subscription is US$12.00 a month including tax and shipping or $30 for 3 months ($10 a month) and $100 for a year ($8.33 a month), which is about the same in Canadian currency. Like Loose Button Luxe Box and Glymm Box, it comes with 4-5 beauty samples, presumably deluxe to full size.
From what I have seen, the products comes in an organza sac packaged within a beautiful Tiffany's blue cardboard box. I guess that's pretty environmentally friendly, since it's not a "box within a box".
The brands that they featured in the February inaugural box were: Weleda, Smith's, Comodynes, Priti NYC. Personally, I have never heard of any of these brands. I feel that the cosmetic industry in the US is much more competitive and saturated, so there are a lot more cosmetic companies out there. I feel like a lot of people sign up for these beauty boxes because they wants brands like Dior and Chanel, and other super high end brands. I can honestly say that I'm guilty of that. I get really giddy when I get a YSL mascara or something from similar brands. But if you're looking to try some independent beauty brands or you're open to trying new companies, I guess this box may be suitable for you. Remember that just because the brands may be low-key, does not mean that they produce low-quality products. From looking at their website, the only company that I recognize is Travalo, which is the company behind the convenient fragrance atomizer. I haven't read or seen any reviews that had the Travalo, so maybe it will be featured in an upcoming box.
In order to get one free box, you must refer 5 friends. If you're interested in signing up, here's my referral link: https://www.beautybox5.com/home.php?key=4f5ffff1dc655. If you want to get the March Beauty Box, sign up by March 15 before midnight PST.
Update: I signed up for BB5 but I still had some reservations about it so I decided to cancel after writing this post. There are some speculations that the March box will be high value, but I just want to wait and see before I decide again.
What do you think about Beauty Box 5? Are you going to sign up?