Walmart Summer 2016 Beauty Box Trendsetter Subscription Review
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 summer box arrived on 06/20/16. It is good this had no traditional makeup, because it sat in my box for days while I was out-of-town. There is some variation between the boxes, so your items may vary. All of my box reviews are available on my Walmart page.
The box was festive for summer. It had a beautiful flower that was different from the spring box.
There are two types of boxes and there is slight variation between each type. The Trendsetter Box usually goes to anyone under 25, and the Classic Box usually goes to anyone over 25. I’ve always listed my real age, which is over 25, and have received Classic Boxes at times and Trendsetter at other times. This is a Trendsetter Box. Others who received this type of box may have many of the same items, but those who received the Classic Box may have a lot of different items.
Walmart does not have traditional product card, but there is a little card stating which season the box is from.
Most boxes have coupons. They are usually for items inside the box, but I have received some from items not in the box. I do not factor coupons into my box value, but I love receiving them. This box only had one coupon (for an item inside the box).
The 0.31oz Nivea In Shower Body Lotion Cocoa Butter is a foil. I do not place value on foils, but I like receiving them. They are wonderful for traveling and testing product allergies. A different version of this came in a past Walmart Beauty Box and direct from the brand. This one is also available directly through the brand. Both are free samples. While I think a traditional moisturizer is better in most cases, I can see times where this would be preferred. When I use self tanners, I will use this type of moisturizer in the shower to help it adhere better to my skin.
The 0.135oz Simple Micellar Cleansing Water is another foil, so I do not value it. Terrible packaging on this sample in the past made it nearly impossible to give the product a proper assessment. This packaging, while still not ideal, will give me a chance to properly sample it. There is plenty in here for many uses, but it will be open to the elements and at risk of spilling the moment I open it. Considering I did not even get a full use from the last sample, even if this spills after the first use, I will still get a better idea of what I think. Cleansing waters are so convenient, so I am hoping this one works out.
The 0.75oz Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Medium is worth $1.98. I’ve sampled this in light courtesy of Influenster. It is not something I would buy, but it does work. Light probably suits my skin tone better, but I see why sample boxes send medium. It probably suits more skin tones. If I decide to try this, I will compare light to medium on light skin. Otherwise, I may gift it to someone who naturally has medium skin.
The 0.04oz Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluid is worth $0.44. I always use the smallest size to calculate value, because it is the cheapest buy in. Perfume is not usually my thing. This is new to my collection, so I will try it.
The 8 count Goody SlideProof Spiky Soft Touch Hair Elastics in Faded Pastel retail for $3.48. I’ve bought Goody hair bands for many years and while I am almost always pleased, these look exciting. Thy have silicone “spikes” that are soft but will probably prevent hair from sliding around. These will come in handy, because I use hair ties almost everyday.
The 0.9oz Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh Clean Mint Toothpaste is worth $0.66. I’ve wanted to try this since Alison Sweeney (Sami Brady) started promoting it. There were a couple of times where I saw an offer for a free sample, but neither ever materialized into an actual freebie. This finally gives me a chance to try it. As someone who uses Sensodyne exclusively, other Toothpastes will have to send samples if they want any shot at getting me to switch.
The 12 count Incoco Coconut Nail Art Nail Polish Strips retail for $4.97. I’ve never used nail polish strips that contain actual nail polish instead of stickers, so these are interesting. It includes a nail file and instructions. See the review for these in my Monthly Manicure Article. These were a lot nicer than I anticipated. After wasting one of the 12 strips and successfully using the other 10, I still have one left.
The 2oz Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair is worth $0.70. This is a product I already know and love. It is not my favorite, but it does moisturize really well for a moderately thick cream. These 2oz sizes are great for a short trip, so I throw these in travel bags.
The 1.7oz Schwarzkopf Essence UltIme Diamond Color & Radiance Shampoo is worth $0.88. I’ve heard of this brand but have never tried a single thing. It is nice to finally get something from them.
The 1.7oz Schwarzkopf Essence UltIme Diamond Color & Radiance Conditioner is worth $0.88. I like receiving shampoo and conditioner samples that are the same size, so I can completely use them together.
My box value is $13.99. This is also my personal value, because I will probably try everything in this box. The value of this box is in line with the spring box. Have you subscribed yet? If not, you can still get a summer box of your own. Remember to check all WalMart offers before shopping online. See all Walmart Subscription Box articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.
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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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