Spring Walmart Beauty Box Review

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The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly subscription box that costs $5. I’ve been subscribed to this box since it started coming out (I think there have only been two other previous boxes? It’s $5, so I don’t expect much, but this one was still disappointing.

The box I got includes:

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The box also included various foil samples and coupons, which really have no ability to be impressive, but at least had some variety?

The only product I think that has some kind of stand-out value (in comparison to the rest of the box) is the Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara. This mascara is pretty average, nothing ordinary. I think my usual mascara (Lancome Hypnose Drama), is a bit more volumizing, but this one is good for layering and doesn’t flake. I don’t know how much I believe the claims about how it’s supposed to be healthy and good for your lashes, but I suppose it at least probably doesn’t hurt them, right? I really don’t like the clinical smell of some mascaras (e.g., afore-mentioned Hypnose Drama, Maybelline One-by-One), so at least this one doesn’t smell like that. I have noticed that the mascara is a bit clumpy, though, so I’ll probably stop using this one soon or only use it when I know I’ll have time to go through it with a lash comb / clean up under my eyes with a Q-Tip.

The Dove Mandarin and Tiaré Body Wash smells nice. ‘Nuff said. Formulation typical to other body washes…not much you can do about it. In general, I really like Dove body washes and find them more moisturizing, and I have never, ever come across a Dove body wash with a scent that I disliked. I currently use the Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash every day that I got from the Allure Beauty Box (new one might be coming out soon!), which is perfect for dryer winter skin.

The shampoo and conditioners I haven’t tried yet. I have super long hair (down to my waist) that is also super-thick, so I go through shampoo and conditioner like no other, so I’ll save the sample for maybe a two-day trip or something, because I will go through that way too fast.

I was excited to try the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Cleanser, because I’ve had good experiences with the brand, especially their make-up wipes. The package also says that it has white tea and Vitamin E in it. It smells great, but the cleanser is probably better for oilier skin. I still prefer creams over gels! This is pretty cheap to pick up, so I think it’s worth a try if you’re looking for a new gel cleanser and your skin is just a bit on the oilier side.

Overall, I think the value of the box is pretty weak compared to the earlier box. Shampoo/conditioner samples are extremely run-of-the-mill for me, and while some part of me likes hoarding them, I extremely rarely get around to using them. The only standout products to me is the mascara, since I like trying makeup / skincare products. At $5, I’m not complaining, but I’m not recommending anything, either. If you’re thinking about subscribing, some people commented at My Subscription Addiction that there have been some shipping delays / double-charging, although I haven’t experienced any of those problems. I’ve also noticed a good variation among products received among subscribers. Here’s to hoping the next box will be better!

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