When I saw that Walmart was offering a beauty box–and for only $5!–I knew I had to purchase it. I’ve been fairly pleased with Target Beauty Bags in the past, so I was hoping this would offer a similar experience. My expectations were pretty low, as I’ll admit I was expecting lots of store brand items and foils. When the box finally arrived, I was pleasantly surprised.
About Walmart Beauty Box:
The Walmart Beauty Box is a quarterly subscription box filled with a mix of products sold at Walmart, both in-store and online. Each box contains seasonal essentials from trusted brands and partners. There are two versions of the box. One is geared towards a younger demographic, the other for women over 35. To purchase this beauty box, click here. The box received is determined by the birth date entered when signing up. Keep that in mind if you’re interested in the box that isn’t necessarily geared for you.
I received the “younger” version of the box, which contained a nice mix of full-size and sample products. I was expecting to receive only sample sizes, so this appeared to be a great value.
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup || L’oreal YouthCode Pore Vanisher
Full sizes: Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup $14, 1 oz. || L’oreal YouthCode Pore Vanisher $18, 1.4 oz.
These were the only foils in the box, which was shocking to me. I like that Neutrogena included a card with multiple foundation colors to try. I hate when I get foundation samples that are in one shade, as they don’t usually work for my fair skin. These samples aren’t enough to do a full face, but they are enough to do a color match.
This Loreal YouthCode Pore Vanisher is something I’ve wanted to try, but have been hesitant because it is a higher priced drugstore item. I can probably get a couple of uses out of this little foil packet, especially if I only apply to the areas of my face where I have issues with large pores. I’m interested to see how this compares to the Garnier 5-second blur, which I have been using recently.
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Full size: $30, 1 oz.
I haven’t been into the celebrity perfume craze since I was a kid and wore Debbie Gibson’s Electric Youth. I also really don’t know anything about Nicki Minaj, other than outrageous things I occasionally see when reading celebrity gossip. I didn’t try this out, but from the bottle, the overwhelming scent was alcohol. This just isn’t really something I’m interested in, so I passed the sample along to a younger cousin that is a Nicki Minaj fan and was excited to get it.
Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner || Dove Pure Care Dry Oil
Full sizes: $5 each, 12 oz.
I already had samples of this shampoo and conditioner in my stash, but I’m not really sure where they came from. (PinchMe, maybe?) As someone with oily hair, none of these products would really work for me. I have tried Dove shampoos before and found them to be pretty good drugstore shampoos. They were just way too nourishing for me. I think these would work fantastically for someone with dry hair.
CoverGirl Glowing Nights Glosstinis in LaserLight
Full size: $3, 0.37 oz.
I mentioned these little polishes in a previous post. Unfortunately, they were not a favorite. I do like the dark, rich blue of this polish, but I’ve had issues with the formulation in the past. I find that these polishes tend to chip fairly easily. I think this is a good color for fall and I’ll probably still use it. I’m just not expecting much wear time from it, usually a day or two.
Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant
Full size: $8, 1.6 oz.
I haven’t worn Secret deodorant since my early days in college. I don’t even know if they still make it, but I used to wear the kind that had the click wheel on the bottom that pushed product out of these little holes in the top. I used that for a long time, then tried a regular Secret solid and was allergic. That was probably 10+ years ago, so I’ll give this a try. I have to constantly switch deodorants anyway, so I’ll just throw this one into the rotation. I have tried a few clinical strength formulas in the past and didn’t feel like they performed better than a regular solid, so I’ll be interested in comparing this one to the Degree I’m using now.
L’oreal Glossy Balm in Pink Me Up
Full size: $7, 0.09 oz.
I was thrilled to see this in the box. I’m a sucker for lip crayons. I have several from Revlon, a couple of NYC, but none from L’oreal. This seems like it will be a nice pink for fall.
I didn’t calculate exact values for this box like I normally do, but there’s about $20 worth of product. Not the most exciting, but well worth the $5 I spent. I think next time, I’ll get two boxes–one for each age range. The “older” version of the box contained some anti-aging creams, which I would have liked to try! I can’t wait to see what the spring boxes contain.