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 rainbow theme with fall colors concentrated on the top and bottom.
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 Nivea themed, and there is a Nivea foil inside the box.
Walmart boxes used to have a lot of coupons. It has been a while since I received more than one or two. This box did not have any.
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.
The 2.5 Biore Cleansing Micellar Water with Charcoal is worth $1.62. I love micellar cleansing water and I love anything with charcoal. Combining the two seems like a great idea to remove dirt from skin without stripping the natural oils. This one is formulated for oily skin, so I have not yet decided whether I will keep it. My dry skin does still get acne, so it can benefit from testing this. Though I have not tried it yet, I purchased a charcoal micellar water from Sephora. It would be nice to compare that to a more affordable one like this.
The 1.4oz Pantene Pro-V Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner is worth $1.39. I really like the idea of anything that foams, including conditioner. It seems like a foaming conditioner would weigh hair down less than a thick one, but I also wonder how much it would condition and detangle. After receiving this multiple times and gifting the duplicates away, I really need to buckle down and try this. Even if I decide to pass this duplicate on once again, it is not like I cannot easily afford to purchase a full-size once I finally try this, assuming I love it.
The 0.02oz Maybelline Eyestudio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner is worth $4.63. Even though this looks like a mini, it is 2/3 of the full-size. It is an eyeliner I have not tried yet, so I was happy to receive this. My hands shake, so I have a terribly hard time applying liquid eyeliner. A super precise tip is necessary for me to avoid raccoon eyes. Hopefully, this works nicely.
The 0.5oz Freeman Feeling Beautiful Hydrating Cactus + Cloudberry Water Gel Mask retails for $1 (marked down from $1.37). It is a gel mask sold in a foil with enough for at least 2-3 applications. While I do dislike anything over a single use in a foil, it is sold this way. Thus, I will include this in my box value. My skin is very dry, and I love leave-on hydrating masks. They are something my skin usually drinks up. I have high expectations for this.
The Soo Ae My Collagen Hydrogel Lip Patch retails for $2.50. I have a love/hate relationship with most lip gels. My lips get really dry, and I love the way these masks make them feel refreshed. Almost every time I use a lip mask, I get a whitehead somewhere around my lips within two days of pores. It happens almost every time regardless of brands. Lip masks just tend to clog my pores. Yet, I keep trying new ones when I get them with the hope that they will hydrate without clogging any pores. Hopefully, this one does not let me down.
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. I did get this in the summer box as well. This subscription does at time include repeats, because I believe it does not track what it sends to each subscriber.
The 0.07oz foil of Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream is a very generous size for an eye cream. I do not place value on foils that are not sold that way though. While I do not value them, I see them as bonuses. Thus, I am happy I get a chance to try something new.
The 0.14oz foil of NIVEA Aloe Body Lotion is a small sample for a body moisturizer. I actually placed a similar size of a NIVEA lotion in my October Foil challenge. It was only enough for my back and arms. When I am given a sample of anything, I expect enough for a single application at the bare minimum. If it falls short, that is disappointing. This is a different product, but the foil looks and feels the same as the one I recently tried. Assuming this is similar, I can say it does moisturize well for a thin lotion. That also makes it easy to work into the skin. As I mentioned above, I do not place value on foils (even if they had actually given me enough to cover my whole body).
The box value is $11.25. This is a lot lower than Summer Box, which is the best one I have ever received. I had a strong suspicion that the last box was a welcome anomaly. Most boxes will look more like this than that. Then again, Walmart is inconsistent. Someone might have received an incredible box this season. Others who received this box may come up with a different number based on how they value foils. My personal value is $9.86, because I will not keep the duplicate foaming conditioner unless I fall in love it with before I give the dupe away and decide to keep it. That brings the average box value for the year to $11.80. Even though this does not have a huge value, I would pay $5 for this. Then again, had I seen this ahead of time like you can with the Target Beauty Box, I probably would have passed on this one. Have you subscribed yet? The fall 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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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.