I know I'm late on this, but I have been using everything for a while now and this was my most loved Walmart Beauty Box! I received it last month and wrote the post in my notes and it has been sitting there since May 11th. I know, I know. I also don't have many pictures because I was so excited to try everything out, by the time I remembered all I had was wrappers.
If you haven't heard of the Walmart Beauty Box before, it's a quarterly beauty box filled with a mix of samples and deluxe samples. Occasionally there might be a full-sized mascara or lipstick, but it's all drugstore brands that can be found in Walmart (duh) and other drugstores. It is free, you just pay $5 for shipping. They often toss in coupons for some of the products and the coupons aren't always exclusive to Walmart, which is another bonus.
I've been getting the boxes for about 2 years now and have been happy with them. They have a good range of products and do hit on different areas - skin, hair, shaving, body, makeup, etc. I haven't been disappointed in any of the boxes yet, and you do get more than your $5 worth. Of course there are some boxes I like better than others, but it doesn't take away from the value. If there is something in the box I don't like, I will give it away. No loss here. And honestly it is only $5 for a box that's quarterly vs monthly. I find the monhtly boxes to be TOO frequent for my liking. And while I like the idea of the Target Beauty Boxes, they sell out way too fast. With the Walmart ones I'm all set as it's predecided. I also like that they send email reminders in case you need to update shipping address, payment method, or if you want to skip the next box.
This quarter was "Embrace Your Beauty" and this was so spot on for me! I loved of the products. The packaging and colors were on point. It SPOKE to me! So let me break it down real quick.
I had already used and love the Dove body polish (shout out to my CVS beauty hook up!) The macadamia & rice milk smells so delicious, and the fine grit isn’t as harsh as some salt or sugar scrubs can be. It is not drying to the skin and doesn’t irritate it either. I felt buttery smooth and silky. The scent lasts for a bit, and I couldn't stop smelling my arms. Definitely an A++
The Rembrandt white strips left me with a little sensitivity on some teeth, mostly on the lingual (tongue) side. However, nothing nearly as tragic as the Crest white strips that destroyed me for almost 2 days. The Rembrandt didn’t have noticeable difference after one use, but after using all 3, it was a slight difference. The peroxide in them is strong enough to make your lips white if you get it stuck like I did. Overall, I would try the full week kit and see if I can get better results vs just 3 days.
I’ve used Hello toothpaste before from another campaign and liked the flavors and colors. So it was nice to see the charcoal (and a few others) added to the lineup! I’m honestly really glad they’re doing so well. I’ve seen them on occasion in some of the trade shows I’ve worked, which is good that they're marketing and putting themselves out there. The charcoal toothpaste is the first ever charcoal toothpaste I’ve tried. If you’ve ever seen all those ads for charcoal powders and everyone is smiling with black foam dripping from their mouths, this is quite similar but more contained. It’s a premade paste and not just a powder you dip your toothbrush into. I definitely appreciate that. It tastes like regular toothpaste, nice and minty fresh. While it’s hard to tell how much the charcoal helped at brightening, it’s a nice idea and I’m not terribly averse to it. I’ve been using charcoal face washes and masks, so why not add it to my teeth? Plus it does look kinda cool...
The Soo AE sleeping mask worked just like most of the sheet and overnight masks I’ve tried before. My skin felt smooth and refreshed when I woke up, with most blemishes reduced. Dark spots stayed the same, but hardly any of these types of masks do much for dark spots. I didn't feel sticky and it absorbed pretty quickly. The scent isn't too strong and didn't stand out to me.
The Garnier Whole Blends oat shampoo and conditioner had enough for me to use 2x (now that I have no hair!) but it lathered well and left my hair soft. The shampoo wasn’t harsh and stripping like some can be, and the conditioner was a good consistency. Both the shampoo and conditioner washed out well with no remaining residue. When I let my hair air dry, the little bit I have in the front did feel more airy and voluminous. I am happy it didn't weigh my hair down.
I've used Aveeno lotion before and having the mini is great for travel. It's non-greasy and keeps even the ashiest of elbows in tip-top shape. It absorbs into the skin well and lasts all day. The scent is very mild and the lotion doesn't irritate my skin. It actually helps sooth any rough spots and scrapes I may have.
The Clairol card ended up having a coupon on the back for a free box of hair color in your choice! It normally retails for $8.99 so that alone more than covers the sample box. I had never used Nice 'N Easy before, but the improved version was pretty good. Since I'm blonde now, I tried shade 10 - Extra Light Cool Blonde. As far as box dyes go, this didn't smell horrendous and it didn't drip all over the place. It also wasn't as drying as other box dyes I've used before. The color was pretty close to the box, as I'd already bleached my hair and was fairly light to begin with.
I'd never used Softsoap body wash before, but was pleasantly surprised at this one. It smelled terrific and didn't strip my skin when I used it. It sudsed up nicely with my loofah and rinsed off easily. I'm not typically a body wash person and prefer bar soaps, But I could see myself picking this up for travel.
If you haven't tried Walmart's Beauty Boxes, I recommend them! It's a great value for the price and it introduces you to new products!
Any beauty boxes you love and recommend?