Walmart $5 2017 spring beauty box content reveal

Walmart beauty box is a quarterly subscription box that costs $5 per quarter ($20 per year). It usually has some box variations, depending on your age, location, or pure randomness. 

While the products are all drugstore products sold at Walmart, and staples are usually hair & body travel size bottles, I’ve had some pleasant discoveries from past boxes such as the Dove body wash that I like a lot and would not have tried it out if not for this box. Here is the latest 2017 Spring Walmart beauty box. While I don’t think this is a favorite as compared with past ones, it’s not a bad box for the $5 price tag. 

Weirdly enough, I’m most excited to try the new toothpaste from Colgate. The Neutrogena lipgloss might be interesting too. What do you think?

$5 beauty box – winter editionΒ 

$5 won’t even get you a sandwich in New York so what can you ask for more in a beauty box. The winter Walmart beauty box is pretty good. 

I like the Dove body wash in the winter as it’s very hydrating on the skin. Curel is a drugstore skincare brand that’s supposed to be very gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. Drugstore skincare products might not work well for anti-aging concerns, but might work if you simply need an extra layer to lock in hydration. 

What do you think of the box? 

Sephora December !Play box spoiler for box variation 816

If you are not sure how to check your !Play box number, go to your Account – Orders – click into the most recent !play box order and you will find a 6-digit number. The box variation is based on the last 3 digits of the order number. Mine ended in 816 and I selected combination skin in my profile.

If you also have a 816 box, below are the 6 items you will get. I’m very happy with this box. This is probably the first time that I can use all the items in a box.

  • Sephora Collection Always Red Lip Stain (heard great things about this Sephora lip stain line)
  • Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara (I’ve used this before. It’s decent.)
  • Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Equalizer (solid)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (staple for me)
  • Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo (excited to try this out)
  • Elizabeth & James Perfume in Rose

 

Sephora November !Play Beauty Box

This is what I got. I’m not mad at it πŸ™‚ I’m glad I got the Thirst Mud from GlamGlow as the cleansing mud is too dry for my skin in winter time. I am not new to the mask, the Caudalie moisturizer and the CoverFx primer. They are pretty good but not amazing. I’m most curious about the Rose Gold eyeshadow stick from Laura Mercier. 

What do you think and what did you get this month? 

Allure November Beauty BoxΒ 

I was venting about how AllureΒ has stopped putting much thoughts into their monthly beauty box curation ($16+ per month) and I was praying that I don’t get the cheap version of the November box, and I have to believe that they heard me and sent me the better box! I feel I would be such an ungrateful person if I complain anymore, so here I am sharing with you what I got and I’m quite happy with my November Allure box πŸ™‚

In my November box, I received the 6 items below:

  • Avene Hydrance Riche Cream
  • Klorane Shampoo with Olive Extract
  • Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion
  • Bonvivant Alone Sheet Mask
  • Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner
  • Bulgari Fragrance – Omnia Crystalline

November Allure vs. Sephora !Play beauty box spoilers – which one wins?Β 

This month, spoilers for both boxes have come out early and both are going with variations: 2 variations for Allure and at least 2 for Sephora. Box #1 from Allure is okay while box #2 is really cheap (fingers crossed I don’t get this version 😦 Allure subscription has gone downhill gradually ever since the amazing May box. I will cancel it after January, 2017. The Sephora box however, has been improving in my opinion in the past few months, maybe because the number of people who unsubscribe has been increasing. Overall, the Sephora November beauty box offers better value than the Allure one ($9.99 vs. $16+ with tax).

Sephora November 2016 !Play beauty box version 1 spoiler:

  • Cover FX Illuminating Primer (I’ve heard good things about this)
  • The Estee Edit Dissolve the Drama (this is an effective makeup remover)
  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour (nice!)
  • Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel
  • GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment (no longer a fan of this. It’s too harsh for my skin in the winter time)
  • Stella McCartney POP

Allure November 2016 beauty box #1 spoiler – the better box:

  • Avene Hydrance Riche Cream (okay)
  • Klorane Shampoo with Olive Extract (good)
  • Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion
  • Bonvivant Alone Sheet Mask (FYI this is probably the least expensive Korean sheet mask, costing less than $1 per sheet. It feels cheap for Allure to include this when it has access to so many other brands’ samples. It used to include nice sheet mask samples from Leaders. Downhill…)
  • Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner (Deluxe Size)
  • Bulgari Fragrance – Omnia Crystalline

Allure November 2016 beauty box #2 spoiler – this one sucks in my opinion (sorry for being harsh)

  • Seche Top Coat Mini (don’t need another top coat)
  • Seche Color – Refined Red OR Goddess Silver (don’t need another red color, and not a fan of a silver polish)
  • Red Flower Icelandic Moonflower Moisturizing Body Lotion
  • Bonvivant Alone Sheet Mask (cheap…)
  • Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner Deluxe (this is probably the only thing in the box that’s worth a second look)
  • Bulgari Fragrance – Omnia Crystalline

 

 

October 2016 Sephora !play beauty box

Yesterday I was still looking at how people were speculating what the October Sephora play beauty box will offer, today after a long day of work, I was surprised to see it lying at my mail box already. This is probably the earliest days into the month that I receive the play box. Is it the best box? Not really, but it’s not a bad one either. Here is a picture of the full spoiler:

  • I have mixed feelings towards the Farmacy setting spray. While the ingredients themselves are natural and good for your skin in general, and the scent is herbal like as the brand name suggests, the spray nozzle is less than ideal. It squirts out a lot of water all at once, which could easily make a mess if you don’t hold it far enough from your face.
  • I don’t need another tiny hair product so I don’t know when I will get to use this coconut oil for my hair end from a brand that I’m not familiar with.
  • The two lippies included in the box are nice. The Smashbox liquid lippie in the shade of driver’s seat is a great wearable everyday shade for fall, and its formula is not overly drying either. The Estee Edit flash photo lip gloss is a clear shine gloss, which is supposed to make your teeth look whiter with its blue undertone. It can be worn on its own or on top of any lip color.
  • I have been using the Drunk Elephant night serum for a while and I love it. It helps improve your skin texture, acne scars while locking in a solid layer of hydration. So this small bottle is of no help to me as I have the big bottle. But if you haven’t tried it yet, this is a good opportunity to be converted. I’m now a big fan of Drunk Elephant skincare lines.

I heard Sephora sent out variations this month. What did you get in your box?