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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. There are two boxes, Classic and Trendsetter. Within the two boxes, there is some variety. Newer subscribers may receive samples others got in past boxes. At times, you may even see a repeat in your box. There is no way to opt into a certain box. It does seem most younger women have the Trendsetter box while mature women have the Classic box. Some change their birthdate to possibly get a different box. I’ve always used my real birthdate. Walmart started me with the Classic box, but it switched me to Trendsetter boxes in the spring of 2016.
The box design does change at times. It has a summer theme.
Everything comes loose inside a box lined with tissue paper. Everything arrived intact, but shipping this way can lead to damage of fragile items. This tissue is pink with white leaves that match the box, which screams summer.
Walmart boxes used to have a lot of coupons. It has been a while since I received more than one or two. This has one (scroll down to see what happened when I tried to redeem it). There is usually a contest mentioned on the back of the card that comes inside the box. I have not entered and doubt I ever will.
There were 8 items inside my box. Yes, you may have seen other reviews with different amounts or products. One of the things I dislike about the Walmart Beauty Box is how much discrepancy in value you see from box to box on each round. Click on that link to see pictures of all boxes I’ve reviewed. One time when I received 4 items, they were all deluxe sized so the box only had a $1.69 value over what I paid. Another time, I received 10 items and that value was almost 3x what I paid. I’ve also received boxes with over 4x what I paid in value. It is all a crapshoot. This box has three full-sized items, one glorified deluxe foil trio, three foils, and a coupon for a free item.
The first full-size item is a canvas bag from L’Oreal produced for Camila Cabello. It is the same size as a standard makeup bag. This canvas bag is not sold anywhere (the reason I cannot link it), so I would have a hard time pricing the value. I would say this looks like a GWP bag, but I still believe in pricing GWP items (to assign value). If I saw a similar bag sold in store, I would say it would retail for no more than $4.99. That is a complete guess so someone else who places value on this could assign it with something completely different.
This bag came with a card to redeem the full Camila Cabello album. There is a unique code on it for a single redemption. It is really hard to place value on this. I do not typically assign value to coupons, because they are only valuable if you redeem them. In the middle of downloading, it just stopped. Refreshing was not possible without clicking off it. After doing that, it kept telling me I do not have permission to access it. I submitted a ticket to customer service explaining that I did not get the full download before the code stopped working at 8:16pm. At 8:34pm, so 18 minutes later, support responded to my email stating it reset my code. When I tried to download it the second time, it finished in less than 10 minutes. There is now a full album on my computer. Every time I listen to a song from the zip file, it automatically transfers it to my iTunes. Even though I am sticking with my usual not to place value on coupons, I obviously received the value (and am listening to one of her songs as I type this).
I smiled when I saw the 0.28oz full-size L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise in Blackest Black. This has quickly become a cult classic when it was not even on the market not too long ago. It retails for $8.97. When you have over 100 tubes of new mascaras to try, purchasing one seems silly. Between kits, GWPs, and mascaras I have already purchased, I would usually only buy one if I already knew I loved it and did not own any at the time. My thoughts are I could love any of the 100 I already own, so why spend more money before I try those. Despite that, I almost purchased this one. It is so raved about by just about everyone. Thankfully, I did not, because here it is in a box I already subscribe to anyway. Now, all 100 of those mascaras just got bumped, because I am trying this one next.
The full-size 0.034oz L’Oreal Paris Infallible Super Slim Liquid Eyeliner in Black 400 retails for $6.99. I do not like having a lot of black liquid eyeliners open at once, so it will be a while before I try this. For someone with shaky hands, I do like slim felt tips the best. They are a little more foolproof than others. Here’s hoping this one is nice. When I do the L’Oreal Consumer Testing, I tend to get a lot of the regular eyeliners from this line.
If you are noticing this box has a L’Oreal theme, you are not alone. I noticed that as well. The L’Oreal Pure-Clay Masks in Purify, Exfoliate, and Brighten are worth $5.87. When it comes to foils, I appreciate receiving them, but I usually do not place value on them. These pod type of deluxe foils are an exception. It is clear they could sell this package if they don’t already. All of these masks have really good reviews, so it time I finally try them.
The 0.169oz foil of Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Moisturizer Rose Water is a very generous size. It turns out the full-size is 6.75oz, so I can see why this foil is so large. This is probably enough product to try it once each of the three ways, as a mask, daytime, or night-time moisturizer.
The foil 0.4oz Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair + papaya extract is another generous size. I love trying new hair masks and typically use at least 0.33oz to 0.5oz per mask, so I appreciate when they are at least 0.33oz. Otherwise, I cannot give them a proper review.
The Kleenex Wet Wipe Gentle Clean for Hands and Face Individually Wrapped is worth $0.11. Because Kleenex sells these individually wrapped, I fell comfortable placing value on this foil. I did not even know Kleenex made wet wipes. As someone who uses wet wipes often and love individually wrapped ones to throw in my purse, I will happily try this.
The box value is $26.93 plus whatever value you place on the album (if you redeem it). Others who received this box may come up with a completely different number based on how they value foils, coupons, and the bag that is too hard to price. My personal value is also $26.93, because I will try everything in this box. That brings the average box value for the year to $15.78. This box really pushed that average up, so it will likely dip after the fall box. Based on the mascara and a new liquid eyeliner to try, this was already my new favorite box. Getting the album for free just made it a lot better. It is important to note that most Walmart boxes do not look this amazing. This is either an anomaly or Walmart is finally stepping up. We will have to wait to see which is the case. Have you subscribed yet? The summer boxes are still available. As I mentioned above, you could get different items from mine, even if you get a Trendsetter Box. There is a good chance you could get some of these items if you see something you want to try.
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