Sunday, March 22, 2015

Walmart Beauty Box Review

If you haven't heard about the Walmart beauty box I'll fill you in. Four times a year (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) Walmart will send you a box of cosmetic samples and you just pay $5 shipping.  I love getting stuff in the mail, especially beauty products, so I signed up immediately.  You can order online here

I previously had a subscription to birchbox and really liked it for the first couple of months. Then I started getting really random things like blue nail polish, bright red lipstick, and pink blush.  After having a hoarder amount of things I could not use, I cancelled the subscription.

Lets talk about what was in the spring Walmart box.

The Multi Use Samples:
-Full size Rimmel lash accelerator endless mascara
-Essence Ultime 1.7 oz Shampoo AND Conditioner (developed by Claudia Schiffer)
-Neutrogena healthy skin booster facial cleanser .5oz
-Dove go fresh body wash (mandarin & tiare flower scent)
-Lady Gaga Fame perfume 1.2 ml

Single use Samples:
-Nivea in-shower body lotion .31 oz
-Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + poreless foundation
-Garnier Ultra-Lift Miracle sleeping mask.

-$2.00 off and Garner Moisturizer
-$2.00 off Maybelline Fit Me! product
-$1.00 off Nivea in-shower body lotion
-$3.00 off any one Schwarzkopf Color Ultime or Keratin Color Hair Coloring product
-$2.00 off any one Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Hair care or styling product
-$2.00 off any L'oreal Paris cosmetic product purchase
-$2.00 off one Covergirl + Olay simply ageless foundation product

$14.00 in total savings

I have not tried any these products but plan of reviewing them in a later post. I'm most excited to try the Rimmel mascara, Dove go fresh body wash, and Nivea in-shower body lotion.  I may just have to grab a glass of wine and start a bubble bath because that's what high class ladies do when they get new goodies to try.

Overall, I think this is a wonderful way to try products for cheap. The Mascara alone was worth getting for $5 with shipping. Plus, you get high value coupons for a lot of the products you get to try. Comparing this to the $10 birch box, Birchbox only offers 5 samples and WBB offered 8 this time around.  Walmarts beauty box has products that can be purchased at the CVS, Walgreens, Target, and well duh Walmart. These products are not like some beauty boxes and products won't be found at upscale retailers like Sephora or Ulta. I like trying expensive brands, but the truth is, I'm not going to pay $30 for lotion.  I use to work as a beauty advisor for Lancome and Prescriptive. High end companies like Lancome are owned by other cosmetic companies like L'Oreal. Usually after they try new technology or products with the department store brands, you'll later see something similar in their less expensive brands down the line. I'd like to think that you are paying for the brand name not the product and I have no issue using grocery store makeup or beauty products.

*I was not paid to write this review and the opinions are my own. 

Make is Spicy and Beautiful,

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