Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2016
Wal-Mart Beauty Box is a subscription box delivered once per quarter. The items are given to you free of charge, and you pay $5 for the shipping. Your first $5 charges when you subscribe, and a box from the current season will ship to you within a few weeks. Future boxes will incur the $5 charge as the box ships. My spring box arrived yesterday. There is usually some variety in boxes based on the age of the recipient. If you’re unhappy with your box, you can try adjusting your age up or down before canceling.
The box was festive for spring. It is the first time I’ve seen something that was not the standard, boring white box.
I got the “old lady box.” There are times I do not mind getting products for older people, like with the Fall Box, but the Winter Box was disappointing. Thankfully, I’ve seen the younger box this time around and think this is comparable.
Walmart does not have traditional product card, but there is a little card stating which season the box is from.
This box has less coupons than others. I do not factor coupons into my box value, but I love receiving them. Both were for evening out complexion.
One of the major reasons I never consider drugstore foundation is because you cannot sample in advance to find your perfect shade. Getting the stickers from L’Oreal True Color Match was helpful and insightful from the last box. It shocked me that those stickers matched we to W1 (warm 1). My skin tone is so pink that I am always told it is cool toned. There was one time where someone said I was neutral, because although I am pink, I also have some yellow. Every time I try warm toned shades, they pull too yellow or orange on me.
I was lucky enough to receive another sampler in this box. Someone suggested I test them on my neck after I threw them away. This time, I made sure to test them there.
I did not have a perfect match to my neck (not that I put much foundation on my neck anyway). The same W1 that matched my face so well last time is also the closest color on my neck, which helps me know my neck is close in color to my face. That’s good.
I only pictured these stickers on my arms last time, because I did not want to use the reverse camera. This time, I made certain to take a picture of them on my face to show that W1 is still a perfect match. It looks like N1 will work though, which is the neutral shade.
Like the first time, C1 was the most mismatched. This means I am either cool toned like I always thought but warm tones balance out my skin or I am actually warm toned, but the pink on top masks the yellow underneath.
The Burt’s Bees coupon came with a 0.03oz foil of the BB cream in light/medium. While I appreciate the opportunity to try something, even in foil form, I do not place value on foils. They’re too easy to come by.
The 0.04oz VeraWang Embrace Periwinkle and Iris is worth $1.13. It is a floral gourmand fragrance that blends sparkling notes of violet petals with whipped sugar and a touch of periwinkle and iris. I am not fond of overly floral scents, so I do not have high hopes for this. If it is too floral, I will give it away, but I will try it first.
The 1oz Curel Itch Defense Body Wash is worth $0.66. This is a brand I am already a huge fan of, but I’ve never tried any of its body washes. I look forward to trying this.
The 2oz Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer in Fair to Medium is worth $2.25. I mostly get samples of this in medium to dark and give those away. It will be nice to finally try this in the right shade.
It goes on looking like regular lotion. I expected it to be tinted. The smell turns me off a bit. This is overly fragrant and does not completely disappear after washing it off. If I am able to finish this, I definitely will not buy it. There is no way I would buy something where the scent bothers me. I did not see any change in my skin after rubbing this in, which means it is probably as gradual as it claims (if it works).
The 1oz Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser is worth $0.96. I used the Biore strips all through the late 90s and early 2000s. It is nice to see they expanded the line, because I now know those pore strips are not good for my skin. Hopefully, this does a similar job in a more gentle way. This is something I am really looking forward to testing out.
The 0.085oz CeraVe Healing Ointment is worth $0.15. My son loves all things CeraVe since he got some free samples from Facebook. I adore Egyptian Magic, so I do not think this will compare. That said, I will give it a fair shake and have a good feeling Xander will love this no matter how much I do.
The 2oz John Frieda brilliant Brunette Subtle Lightening Shampoo is worth $2.16. I wish it was the version for blondes, but I do not think it will hurt to try it. It’s been a long time since I colored my hair, so it is not possible this can strip any unnatural hair color.
The 1.45oz Colgate Optic White Platinum Anticavity Flouride Toothpaste Express White is worth $1.91. I love trying whitening toothpastes and need one with fluoride thanks to sensitivity.
The 0.08oz Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Almond Nude 110 is worth $5.80. This is 73% of the full-size, so it is very generous sample. I love trying hippies and already own this formula in another color. It is a decent lippie.
The nude color did pull a little more pink when I swatched it, but the pink almost disappears on lips.
This is a great nude shade. The formula is comfortable and moisturizing while it lasts. I had to reapply more than I would with a regular lipstick, but it is worth it at this price. It does accentuate lip lines and highlight dry patches a little, but neither are overly bad.
My box value is $15.02. This is also my personal value, because I will try everything in this box. The value of this box is in line with the fall box. That definitely makes up for the sad winter box. Have you subscribed yet? If not, you can still get a spring box of your own.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (13 and 8) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 13-year-old to apply it.
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