Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This Seasons Beauty Box


I've been subscribing to the Walmart Beauty Box now for over a year, maybe even two.  It is true that I've tried out many subscription boxes and even mentioned a few of them here on the blog, but it is also true that I have not continued to subscribe to any of them.  This Beauty Box is the only subscription service I have continued because I do think it is a good value and I like the fun surprises.

 If you want to learn  more about the box and check out my detailed review of the very first box I received you can check out THIS POST. I just re-read it and oh my how my outlook has changed since then...lol

Before I continue, I will mention that I pay for these boxes on my own. I was not asked to review the boxes and I am not getting compensated to do so.


I will fully admit that as much as I like the service, I was thinking of cancelling my subscription for 2017 because in 2016 I ended up receiving some of the same items in multiple boxes.  At the end of the year, I had so many duplicate products that I was able to create a new Beauty Box (doubled in size) to share with my sister.  Each box contained new products too, but often there were duplicates.


My Winter box arrived in the mail before I had the chance to cancel my subscription for the year, but that's okay. This box actually changed my mind.  Right before Christmas I made a decision that I wanted to concentrate more on skin care.  I realize this is a decision I should have made when I turned 30, but I didn't. I didn't know anything about wrinkle cream, dark spots, or anti-aging anything.  Now, I'm all about that.


I have discovered some really great products from Loreal, Ponds, Olay, and Aveeno (among other brands) because of this box.  I now know what I want to look for when I go to CVS.   This particular box wasn't filled with as many samples or coupons as past boxes (which I hope is not a continued trend for 2017), but they do often contain some nice coupons for the skin care items. I didn't realize how stinking expensive some of those creams and serums are and now look forward to receiving the coupons in the box! That alone is worth the cost of the subscription.


My previous boxes contained a lot of "paper" samples. You know the ones that are on the paper and you can get one (or maybe two) uses out of it.  I usually just kept these in the box and only pulled out the "real" samples, the travel sized products that came in actual containers or tubes.  I've since realized that I was missing out on a ton of products so I've since pulled out all the "paper" samples and put them in a box on my bathroom counter. I try a new one each night before bed. My favorite right now is the Loreal Revitalife Miracle Blur Cream which is upside down in the picture below. I actually got 3 or 4 uses out of that one. I wish I would have tried it sooner because now the coupon that went with it has expired. *Edit: I have since found this item on Sale at CVS and bought a full size tube.

The Beauty Box is a seasonal subscription so it does not come every month. I wan't to say that it comes for  Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall, but if  I remember correctly I want to say that I actually got 5 boxes in a year. I think I got a Winter box back before the holidays and then a Winter box in January. I'm not sure how that works but I think they slip an extra box in there somewhere.

So tell me, what is your best "anti- aging" beauty product? -M

32 comments:

  1. I remember you mentioning these boxes before. I love to try out new beauty basics fun idea!

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  2. Looks like a great box with stuff you can actually find and afford!

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    1. Yea, I have been liking the stuff inside and I appreciate that it can all be found at my local Walmart or CVS.

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  3. Eating healthy? At least trying to? Beauty really does come from within!

    I don't subscribe to any boxes, although there are definitely some I wish would send me one to try. :)

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    1. You should try this one. It's only $5 and you can cancel any time.

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  4. I get the influenster boxes, but you know those aren't guaranteed and you have to review and photograph everything to get more. I like the look of this one. When I worked at Walgreens in high school a lot of women swore by Ponds!

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    1. I think this is the first Ponds item i've tried and I love it.

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  5. My favorite "anti-aging" product is CeraVe face lotion. I recommend their products to my patients with eczema and I use it too. My skin has improved dramatically.

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    1. I've never heard of that. Is it an over the counter product?

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  6. I love the Walmart box and for $5 I always find stuff I can use :) I agree sometimes you can get duplicates, sometimes that is good and sometimes I throw it in my box for stocking stuffers :)

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  7. My sister used to work for Macys and used to get tons of really cool samples. I miss the Clinique stuff the most ! This might be something to look into, I love trying body wash and lotions, but hate commitment to the big bottles.

    I'm like you, I'm loving the ponds for my night cream. I also love the fructise moisturizer, it smells amazing!

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    1. I use to only use clinique (I loved their face soap), but now i'd rather use stuff I can buy at my local pharmacy so I can easily grab some when I run out.

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  8. I get so hooked on these boxes. I did a few of these beauty ones but my skin is so sensitive, I cant ever use most of the products.
    I didnt even know Walmart did the box thing. Interesting!

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    1. Target use to do them too for $7 but I think they stopped theirs.

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  9. I use Neutrogena for my laughter lines, and Nivea for a facial moisturizer. I didn't start using the moisturizer until a couple years ago, and then only in the winter. I need to fine one that doesn't make me break out because I need it more often now.

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  10. I subscribed to this box in the fall and have been very pleased with what I've received, especially for $5. I even got Cover Girl mascara in my most recent box - score! I gave a subscription to my daughter; for this price, it's a nice little treat in the mail. And anything that I know I won't use, I put in my donation bag for our local school's needy program. Win-win all around.

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  11. Getting a box each month sounds like fun. Lots of good products mentioned today! I'll keep my out for a few of them at the store.

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    1. They actually come once or twice a season, not every month but yea, Its a great treat to get!

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  12. I use an software 15 moisturizer in the winter but that is it! I guess I should do anti aging but I feel like I'm already behind because v I have so many lines.

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  13. My only tip is eating healthily. My meals mostly include fruit and vegetable. I'm too tired to choose one among so many beauty products

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    1. Yup, fruits and veggies are good for your skin too!

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    1. Yes, and all the stuff in them you can buy right at walmart. I think its an advertising tactic for them....lol

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  15. I had no idea that Walmart had a beauty box.I'll have to check it out.

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  16. I signed up. For $5, it's worth it if just for coupons and samples to try.

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    1. Yay, I hope you enjoy your first box. Please blog about it and share what you got.

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  17. use Retin-a and it makes my skin look fresh!

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    1. I love when we find products that we feel are working for us!

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