Beauty Box Reviews, Beauty Reviews

Summer 2017 Beautycon Box Review

I’m very excited share the 2017 Summer Beautycon Box today. The Beautycon Box is a subscription that costs $29 plus shipping and it comes out every 3 months.

I created a video unboxing for the Beautycon Summer 2017 Box on YouTube!

I’ve also got a product list of the Beautycon Summer Essentials Box below. I’ll be reviewing a lot of these products in the next few weeks.


  • ColouPop Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog – Price: $6
  • Deco Miami – Lemon Blossom Cuticle Oil – Price: $12
  • Deco Miami Beautycon Pink Glass Nail File – Price ; $10
  • Dirty Little Secret Gold Plated Eyeshadow Crayon – $14
  • Doucce Lush Lip Gloss in Glistening Petals – $22
  • Feel Beauty Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks x2 – $14
  • Freeman Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Mask – $2
  • Jonteblu Electric Blue Eyeliner Pencil – $5
  • MakupDrop x Beautycon Original Silicone Makeup Applicator – $20
  • Manna Kadar Flutter Mascara in Jet Black – $29

Total Value – $134


Beauty Box Reviews

Which Beauty Box Subscription Is Right For You?

I’ve been getting Beauty Box Subscriptions for about a year now and I wanted to give some insight into the benefits of each box so you can decide which one is best for you.


Beauty Subscription Boxes are pretty simple. You pay a monthly or quarterly payment for a box of beauty products. Often times your box is a “mystery” but there are times when you can select a product that you want from a list. Many companies also have you fill out a survey about your skin type, hair color, etc. so that they can match you up with better products.

All of my Beauty Box review are right here and I’ve done some video unboxings too.

Here are the subscription boxes I get from low to high in price.

Monthly Subscribtions

Ipsy Glambag

I’m listing Ipsy first because I think it’s a great place to start if you’ve never tried a beauty subscription box.

Not only do you get 5 products every month you also get a unique “bag”. I find the bag to be of excellent quality, I love collecting them. The samples I’ve gotten are a good mix of make-up and facial products and I love that I get a brush once in awhile.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Ipsy: Dirty Little Secret, Tarte, Purlisse, Ciate, NYX, theBalm, Too Faced, Josie Maran, Lord & Berry, Dr. G.


Birchbox has been kind of hit or miss for me and I did stop them for a few months. However now that I’m back I’ve been pretty happy. They do tend to give a lot of facial products. This past month (May 2017) was a 10/10 for me.

You get 5 samples every month in a pretty box with a unique design.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Birchbox: Coola, MAC, GlamGlow, MannaKadar Cosmetics, Stila, Skin Food, R+Co., Benefit, Dr. Brandt, Bumble and bumble, Vasanti.

Sephora Play

You have to wait to get the Sephora Play Box but I got in fairly quickly. You also get a card that you can bring to Sephora to get 50 VIP points added to your total. You do have to make a purchase to get the points.

Each month you get a cute “bag” of 5 goodies from Sephora and I like what I get from them. It’s a nice variety of make-up and skincare products. Sephora also likes to give perfume samples.

Cost: $10/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Sephora: Sephora, Make Up Forever, Smashbox, GlamGlow, Josie Maran, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Clinique, Origins, Bite, Lancome.


The Allure Beauty Box is a bit pricier and $15/month but you do get some higher-end products.

Most of the high-end products are skincare like the La Mer ‘The Moisturizing Soft Cream’. You also get a nice glossy booklet that describes each product. I’ve also gotten Luxie brushes which is nice.

Cost: $15/month

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Allure: La Mer, Smashbox, Clinique, Estee Lauder, GlamGlow, Drunk Elephant, Luxie, Skinfix, Skin & Co., The BrowGal, SuperGoop, Orly.


I’m fairly new to Glossybox but I am loving it! They also have limited-edition boxes that you can get in addition to your monthly subscription. I got the Glossybox Limited Edition Pink Diamond Box for $35.

The products are unique and some brands are from the UK which I love.

Cost: $21/month (less if you purchase more months)

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Glossybox: ColourPop, Jafra, Gilchrist & Soames, Tarte, Catrice, Rodial, Emma Hardie, Spa To You.


You have to order the Target Beauty Box online, they are usually $7 to $10 and sometimes you can order 2 different ones each month.

You get a lot of great drugstore brands and the samples are on the larger side, you just have to be fast as sometimes they sell out.

Cost: $7 to $10/month (this is not a subscription, you have to order every month from Target online)

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Target: Wet N Wild, Soap & Glory, Nexxus, Vichy, Burt’s Bees, Yes To, Raw Sugar, Rimmel, eb5, Banana Boat, Dr. Teal’s, L’Oreal.

More Beauty Box Subscriptions!

I also just subscribed to BoxyCharm and Julep!

Quarterly Subscriptions


The Walmart Box is actually free, you just pay $5 for shipping.

I’ve gotten a lot of great drugstore brands and samples and I like getting this box every 3 months. You also get stuff like toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant and masks.

Cost: $5/quarter

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Walmart: Gliss, Colgate, Jergens, Ban, ICE Nail Polish, Covergirl, Ponds, Dove, Aveeno, SOO AE.


Beautycon was one of the first boxes I ever subscribed to and it’s amazing!

The box is curated by a beauty influencers like Grav3yardgirl and the products you get are full-sized. You get make-up, skincare products, haircare products and brushes.

Cost: $29/quarter (plus you pay for shipping. I pay $5.95)

Some of the brands I’ve gotten from Beautycon: Too Faced, NYXDirty Little Secrets, Redkin, OFRA, Milani, Luxie, OGX, The BrowGal, Cargo, IBY.

Beauty Box Reviews

The 2017 Spring Beautycon Box Is Here!

I am so excited to share the 2017 Spring Beautycon Box today. The Beautycon Box is a subscription that costs $29 plus shipping and it comes out every 3 months. This months box is curated by the Beautycon team.


I also created a YouTube video reveal and I’ll be reviewing a bunch of these products right here as I start to use them.

So check out the video reveal and see the product list below. I even got a full-sized Cargo eyeshadow palette!

Luxie Rose Gold Fibre Power Brush – This stippling brush is so soft and great for blending. Price: $22

IBY Beauty Mineral Blush – This is a peach sheen blush with lots of shimmer and shine. Full-Sized Price: $16

Cargo Cosmetics Around the World Palette – This awesome full-sized palette gives you 12 shades. 6 mattes and 6 shimmers. Price: $34

Garnier SkinActive – Micellar Make-up Removing Towelettes – I love the liquid form of this product and I’ll bet the towelettes are just as nice. Price: $7

Dirty Little Secret Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick in Rust – This color is gorgeous. I swatch it in my video and the polka dot packaging is so cute. Price: $14

NUXE Shimmering Dry Oil – This unique product is for your face, body and hair. It’s such a pretty shade of gold. Price: $5.50

NYX Professional Make-up Bright Idea Illuminating Skin Stick in Rose Petal Pop – I have this stick in gold and it’s gorgeous! Price: $8

OGX Orchid Oil Color Protect Spray – This one smells amazing and I don’t even like florals. Price: $8

The BrowGal Convertible Brow Powder to Pomade Duo Universal – I am so in love with my BrowGal Highlighter and I can’t wait to try this product. Price: $35

The BrowGal Brow Brush with Spoodie & Angled Brush – I love that I got a brush for the brow powder! Price: $14

Rose Sticker – This is so cute.

Overall I love this box. It’s a 10/10 and I can’t wait to review these products.


Beauty Reviews, ColourPop

ColourPop Lippie Stix Review

I must be living under a rock these days because this is my first experience with ColourPop and I am so impressed with the ColourPop Lippie Stix I got in the Winter 2106 Dulce Candy curated Beautycon Box!


What’s to love?

First up the packaging is so pretty. The Stix comes in a white box with silver lettering and the Lippie Stix logo is a hologram. The stick itself is white and the color of the Lippie with an easy to use slanted twist-up.

This amazing Lippie is both creamy and moisturizing with great pigmentation. However I’m not sure what the name of the color is because it’s part of the Beautycon Box. It’s a nice light brownish coral that kind of  looks like the Hype Girl or Cami shades. I love it!

The ColourPop Lippies are also Made in the USA and cruelty free and they smell so good. This one smells like cookies and vanilla sugar.

Overall I am super impressed with the ColourPop Lippie Stix and at just $5 each I see a lot more in my future!

Beauty Reviews

Fall 2016 Beautycon Box Review

Today I got my second Beautycon Box and I want to share the contents. This box was curated by MakeupShayla & Angel Merino and is called “Fall Essentials”.


The Beautycon box is $29.00 plus shipping and comes out quarterly. My first box was the Summer 2016 box by Kandee Johnson which included the Redken Fashion Waves 07Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing OilNYX Ombre Lip DuoNYX Jumbo Eye Pencil and Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.

I do feel like this box was geared a little more for the under 25 crowd but there’s still plenty of stuff I’m excited to try out.

One nice thing about Beautycon is that you get a few full-sized products in the box.

Here’s what I got in the Fall 2016 Box.

The BrowGal Double Ended Highlighter Pencil –  This neat highlighter pencil can be used on brows or anywhere on your face. You get a gold and nude side. Price: $20.

DUO – Lash Adhesive – I have to admit I have never worn false eyelashes so this one is new for me! Full-Sized price $5.99.

Flutter Lashes – iStay Lashes – False eyelashes scare me a bit but I’m willing to try them out! Price $9.95.

Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer – This lip enhancer is supposed to increase fulness and reduce fine lines which could be great for us over 40 girls! Full-Sized price $16.

Laser Kitten – Sweetheart Lipstick Pin – A super cute pin to gift to a girl! Price $12.

Luxie Beauty Luxie Large Angled 504 Brush – This is my favorite item in the box. I am always on the look-out for a new brush and this one looks awesome and it gets great reviews. Price $16.

Milani Cosmetics – Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow – I have the Milani Gel Powder in Bella Copper, this one is Bella Caffe and I’m excited to try this shade. Price $4.99.

Mystic Tan – Mocha-Kyssed Bronzer Lotion – This is a sunless tanning lotion for the body. I thought this was an odd choice for Fall, but I live in a cooler climate. I’m not a huge fan of tanning lotions so this one will probably get gifted. Full-Sized price $35.

OFRA Cosmetics – Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – I have never heard of this brand but it’s supposed to be on the higher end. It smells like cookies!  Price $19.90

Simple – Cleansing Facial Wipes – This is a sample pack of 7 wipes that are “kind to skin”. I’m excited to try these. Full-Sized price $5.99.

Sugarfina – Sugar Lips – Cute candy lips coated in sugar! Price $2.50.

You also get a cute sticker pack.

If you add up the box using the full-sized prices it comes to $148.32, so with the couple of smaller sample sizes I’d say the box with worth the $100 that Beautycon claims. It’s a great selection to try and and I’m excited to review some of the products.