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Walmart Beauty Box Fall 2016 Trendsetter Subscription Box Review

Walmart 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 fall box arrived yesterday. There is usually some variety in boxes based on the age of the recipient and past samples. To send fresh samples for each member, some people will receive samples you’ve received in past boxes. Occasionally, you may even get samples you received in a past box, but that is less common now. If you’re unhappy with your box, you can try adjusting your age up or down before canceling. Some people think age is the main factor, but I’ve never adjusted my age. I used to get the classic box, but I was switched to the trendsetter box.

The box was festive for spring. It is the first time I’ve seen something that was not the standard, boring white box.


I prefer the “young lady box” to the “old lady box” this round, so I do not mind the switch. There are times when that is not the case.


This box only has one coupon, which is on the back of this booklet. Most Walmart boxes have more coupons, but I have received a couple with none. I do not factor coupons into my box value, but I love receiving them. The booklet is thick and nicely made, so the brand put a lot of ad dollars into this. It makes me feel the need to read it. Well done, Hello.


This is a rare box where I am adding value for all the foils. I usually do not place value on foils, but I sometimes make exceptions for: food, supplements, or other legitimate single-use items (like face masks, wipes, etc). It is kind of hard to place these items in a resealable container. Beauty products that usually come in sealed containers are where I draw the line on adding value, but this box does not really have any of those.

The Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions Hair, Skin & Nails Dietary Supplement Strawberry Flavored Gummies foil has two inside. That is a single serving worth $0.16.

The 2oz Village Naturals Therapy Aches+Pains Nighttime Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak retails for $0.98. This is likely a single use, because the foil is odd otherwise. Even if it is not a single use, Walmart sells this foil. It has value. I do not take baths, but I’ve tried to work up the courage to take one. If I do, I will try this Eucalyptus, Spearmint, and Menthol blend. That blend makes me think this will tingle.

The EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleansing Cloth is worth $0.28. I get really lazy with my brush washing, so I think products like this are amazing (if they work). This is really affordable, too, so I hope it works.

The Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strip is worth $0.94. I purchased these during a Target store trip a few weeks ago. When I went to open them a week after purchasing them, the box was empty. It seriously tripped me out, because the box looked sealed. Whoever took them has serious stealing skills. My husband could not stop laughing, because I paid $5.99 for an empty box. They were out-of-stock the next time I went to Target, so I purchased the original version. After my husband insisted he wanted to try the Charcoal version to compare it to the Sephora Collection one I purchased for him, I decided to order it at Target online. That is an order I am not sharing, so I will say here that they only cost $5.49 online. Not only is that cheaper than the $5.99 in store price, but it is cheaper than the $5.64 Walmart price I used to price this strip. The Target order arrived the same day this Walmart box did, so I still have not tried these strips. They are obviously something I want to try though, because I purchased them before I saw the one in this box.

The 0.85oz Hello Pure Mint Extra Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste retails for $2. My teeth are very sensitive, so I only purchase fluoride toothpaste. Although Sensodyne or Pronamel are my toothpastes of choice, I do not mind sampling other fluoride formulas. They get bonus points when they add whitening. I will also give bonus points if they taste good.

The 0.5oz Cetaphil For Dry, Sensitive Skin Moisturizing Cream is worth $0.33. I like to compare Cetaphil products to CeraVe, because I feel they are close competitors. My son, who became hooked on CeraVe after a Facebook freebie, completely disagrees. he actually gets mad when I buy Cetaphil over CeraVe. After I use up my stockpile, I will probably only get this in sample boxes or sets. No sense in arguing when they’re essentially the same thing. While we’re on the subject, Walmart even lists the CeraVe version of this at the bottom of the page, and at $13 for 16oz, it is also $0.21 more expensive than the one I just received from Target today. What is going on! Walmart is usually cheaper.

The 1.8oz Dove Purely Pampering Sweet Cream and Peony Body Wash is worth $0.45. Dove is supposedly the most gentle soap around, but the plain, white bar soap gives me a rash. I will try this, but I expect to react to it.

The 1oz Clean & Clear Deep Action 60 Second Shower Mask is worth $0.95. I like the idea of a steam activated in shower mask I can apply for 60 seconds to deep clean. It seems a little too good to be true, but I will give it a fair shot.

The 1.6oz Batiste Clean & Classic Original Dry Shampoo is worth $1.41. Everyone raves about this dry shampoo. I’ve received samples of other versions of this brand, but this is the first time I’ve received the original. It will be nice to compare the original of different formulas. My hair needs dry shampoo or I cannot skip a day of washing.

My box value is $7.50. This is also my personal value, because I will try everything in this box. It may take me a while to try the bath product. That is actually half the value of the summer box. The box lacks makeup, which is usually where most value in Walmart Beauty Boxes comes from. Even though the value is low, I like that I get to try a bunch of different things. Have you subscribed yet? If not, you can still get a fall box of your own. USA, LLC

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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 (12 and 7) 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 12-year-old to apply it.

4 thoughts on “Walmart Beauty Box Fall 2016 Trendsetter Subscription Box Review Leave a comment

  1. VERY UNHAPPY CAMPER HERE! I got colgate toothpaste, brush wipes, dove shower gel, mineral bath, and vaseline intensive care lotion. WHAT B.S.! im so ticked! i get both boxes and this was my trendsetter box. I sent in pics and A complaint to them, we shall see what they do. Classic box still hasnt shipped, but they billed me today 👎🏻☹️

  2. This happened to me with the Winter 2015/2016 Box. Most people got a better box than I did, and that was the worst box I’ve ever received. The good news if you choose to continue is that is the only box I feel was not worth it. Hopefully, your next box will be better.

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