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.
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