Beauty Box 5

We're a beauty sampling subscription box that sends you 5 deluxe samples from our favorite brands every month for $12. We're constantly on a quest to find the perfect lipstick.

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Product testing days are definitely the best days at BB5 HQ.
Thanks, Stila Central Texas! We can’t wait to play with all our pretty goodies!

BB5 Weekly Roundup: Good Grief! Nail Polish From A Childhood Comic Favorite, Cute Tech Backgrounds, and Secondhand Handbag Buying Tips!
1. Our clothing crush on Modcloth just got even bigger now that they’ve outlawed photoshopping in their ads! [Buzzfeed]
2. If you’ve ever thought skipping SPF daily wasn’t a big deal, this video is sure to change your opinion- so lather up! [BellaSugar]
3. There’s no way we could EVER walk in any of these crazy-yet-awesome heels, but a girl can dream, right? [TotalBeauty]
4. Many LOLs happened while looking through this new #MakeupTransformation Instagram trend. Proceed with caution if you’re in a public place. [Refinery29]
5. For all you DIY divas who want lovely locks on the cheap: here’s the CORRECT way to trim your own bangs! [A Beautiful Mess]
6. Ooh la LA! Gucci’s launched a cosmetic line and if the gorgeous packaging doesn’t get you, the pretty shades definitely will. [Allure]
7. Saavy shopping is always in, and we might just have to print out (and memorize!) this guide to secondhand handbag buying. [Glamour]
8. Good grief! OPI’s upcoming new polish collection may make you reach for the comic section of the paper and super nostalgic for childhood. [All Lacquered Up]
9. Does your computer or phone need a pop of color? These adorable (and free!) desktop and lock screen backgrounds totally perk up your tech! [Design Love Fest]
10. Oxblood nails + stacked rings = cool girl chic that we want to copy, stat. [Because I’m Addicted]

BB5 Weekly Roundup: Good Grief! Nail Polish From A Childhood Comic Favorite, Cute Tech Backgrounds, and Secondhand Handbag Buying Tips!

1. Our clothing crush on Modcloth just got even bigger now that they’ve outlawed photoshopping in their ads! [Buzzfeed]

2. If you’ve ever thought skipping SPF daily wasn’t a big deal, this video is sure to change your opinion- so lather up! [BellaSugar]

3. There’s no way we could EVER walk in any of these crazy-yet-awesome heels, but a girl can dream, right? [TotalBeauty]

4. Many LOLs happened while looking through this new #MakeupTransformation Instagram trend. Proceed with caution if you’re in a public place. [Refinery29]

5. For all you DIY divas who want lovely locks on the cheap: here’s the CORRECT way to trim your own bangs! [A Beautiful Mess]

6. Ooh la LA! Gucci’s launched a cosmetic line and if the gorgeous packaging doesn’t get you, the pretty shades definitely will. [Allure]

7. Saavy shopping is always in, and we might just have to print out (and memorize!) this guide to secondhand handbag buying. [Glamour]

8. Good grief! OPI’s upcoming new polish collection may make you reach for the comic section of the paper and super nostalgic for childhood. [All Lacquered Up]

9. Does your computer or phone need a pop of color? These adorable (and free!) desktop and lock screen backgrounds totally perk up your tech! [Design Love Fest]

10. Oxblood nails + stacked rings = cool girl chic that we want to copy, stat. [Because I’m Addicted]

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Feeling like that fabulous new lip color just isn’t working? Well, it may be your cheeks! (No, really.)

"For your face to look balanced, your cheeks and lips have to be in the same family of colors," says Felicity, our resident makeup artist and Senior Product Junkie. "You have to make sure that if you’re wearing a coral lip, your cheeks are also in coral…or even a bronze."

We’ve got pretty proof, too.

The Nanacoco glosses from this month’s box are super-pigmented (Hello, HOT HUES!) and have great staying power…so needless to say, we’re all already in love with them. But, we paired them with some of our favorite blushes and it really pulls the look together!  The hues you use are important, so don’t forget to stay within your color families when choosing a blush to match that perfect pout!  Here’s our paired picks from the graphic above.

2 Sugars and 1 Cream
Lazy Sunday Morning

Still nervous about rocking that super-bold glossy lip? Take Felicity’s advice: “All it takes is a balanced face and some confidence! You have to remember that you’re the only one that knows you don’t rock that color every day!”

So, chin up, gloss on, smile for that blush, and be daring in your pairing!
Bottles can be your best friends, right?

Bottles can be your best friends, right?

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Don’t forget the top!

Don’t forget the top!

Fun fact: Elisa, one of our lovely customer service reps, has been picking up your calls all day while wearing one of the Style Essentials polishes from this month’s box!
Wonder if you can hear the fun confetti finish over the line…

Our big after-work plans involve fresh nails, required reading, and some tasty antioxidants.
How about you?

We had a little Contour Class in the BB5 office this morning: who’s interested in a future tutorial?

Thanks for all the laughs from childhood on, movie memories, and yes- even face mask beauty tips. Rest in Peace, Robin.