Walmart Beauty Box Spring 2017

I received this Walmart Beauty Box for free, I only paid for shipping $5. My review is honest.

Spring brought more fun items to incorporate into my routine. I was happy it was less hair care this time around.

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This Trendsetter box included:

  • Sinful Colors – RADiant by Kandee Johnson – I received a pinkish polish that claimed to have a Demi Matte finish. I haven’t had a good experience with Kandee Johnson Sinful Colors yet. They chip so easily and never look like what they are in the bottle. This looked like a bright, “radiant” pink, but it came out like a pastel infused magenta. The brush is thick and gloppy, which would be nice if this polish had a bit more solidity to it, but it’s so goopy that it makes a mess. walmartsinfulAfter applying one coat, it was horribly light and proceeded to chip the same day I put it on. You will most definitely need to apply at least 2-3 coats of this polish to show and then apply a great top coat (eliminating the demi matte supposed finish) and hope for the best.
  • Bioré® Baking Soda Acne Scrub – I can’t sing the praises of Bioré® products high enough. I love them. I have been anticipating trying this scrub for a while, but was hesitant because of the salicylic acid. I usually dry up incredibly and find no benefit from them; however, I gave this a go because it was free and I haven’t been disappointed by them yet.
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    Clean small pores for once!

    It specifically stated it was “great for combination skin.” I used after my regular wash to get my make up and start with a cleaner face. I applied about a dime size to my hand and went to lathering. At first, you notice the smell is intoxicatingly good, it’s a citrus blend that isn’t overpowering. Next, you see that it’s unlike any other salicylic scrub because it lathers so well! I felt it go to work and I enjoyed using it. It claims to clear up, control, and prevent acne blemishes by penetrating the pores. When I got out of the shower, I immediately checked my nose to see if it did anything and was shocked to see that my pores actually shrank on the first use. My skin didn’t try out, it actually felt softened and my oil was controlled. I enjoyed this scrub and wouldn’t suggest for anyone battling acne or blemishes associated.

  • Schwarzkopf Gliss Hair Repair Ultra Moisture Conditioner – I was nervous to try this conditioner because it contains liquid keratin. I’m so happy I did! It is a liquidy conditioner that applies easily through the hair and goes to work softening and restoring. I used after my regular clarifying shampoo and LOVED the fragrance first and foremost. I then enjoyed using it as it didn’t make me shed profusely like most repair shampoos do. Lastly, it rinsed easily and thoroughly. I let it air dry, I first noticed that it didn’t weigh my hair down whatsoever. I had less frizz and it didn’t bother my scalp, which is the most prominent win for this conditioner. My hair stayed clean, manageable, and beautiful all day.  I would highly suggest for anyone looking for a reparative conditioner.
  • Colgate Optic White Beauty Radiant – Super foamy for a whitening paste! It surprised me that I would only need a tiny pea sized amount to cover my teeth. I had been using Arm & Hammer’s Truly Radiant, but the baking soda or something in it dried my lips and I had to keep switching pastes to alleviate the dryness. I didn’t experience any drying with this paste, I was comfortable and I think I want to switch to this product overall because it whitens incredibly without any sensitivity for me. It combatted my tough coffee stains in only 3 days!
  • Aveeno Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial – I thought it would yield greater results, but maybe it needs more than one use? I really enjoyed that this one had small exfoliants in it as I massaged and it actually clung to my face unlike many in-shower masks I’ve used. It stayed on for the whole 60 seconds until I rinsed it manually, which was purposeful. I think it could use more of an herb to make it tingle and scrub away at dead skin, but this was an extremely basic facial mask. It helped to remove the dry spots I had on my nose gently. I also noticed that my skin did soften somewhat, but that happens with any mask I’ve used in the shower.

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  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial – It’s worth the hype! When opened, it’s luminous and shiny, then applied it’s smooth and as if you’re applying a drop of water across your entire face. No oil whatsoever and felt like a lightweight filmy facial. I woke up and it was absorbed without any residue or my natural oils pulling through *AWESOME*. It helped to brighten my face and the red spots I had disappeared. My skin was soft and supple with all the benefits of the radiance. I want this in my skin care repertoire ASAP. 
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    Day after using both Aveeno facials.

    • Side note: make sure you apply this right before bed, I applied it one night about an hour or two before and didn’t get the same productive results.
  •  Rimmel Stay Matte Lightweight Foundation – This sample came with a $1 off any Rimmel facial makeup coupon. I am pumped because I’ve wanted to try their primer for a while now! They had sent me a Soft Beige tone which isn’t for me, so I wasn’t able to try this one out. From the reviews, it sounded decent, but didn’t address pore minimization which is critical for me in a foundation now. If you’ve tried it out and had a different experience, let me know!
  • Dove Advanced Care Cool Essentials – Fresh is the only word I have for this deodorant. It feels like I’m applying lotion that acts as an antiperspirant when I put this on. It has a bright cucumber-y scent that lasts throughout the day. I believe it could easily last for 48 hours, but I felt it didn’t factor in heavy workouts. I did Zumba and spinning and this seemed to mask my odor rather than prevent it. It’s truly invisible and didn’t get on my clothing at all, which was an unexpected bonus.

Grab your free box here! 

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Walmart Winter Beauty Box

Yes! Winter! After the snow we had yesterday, this could be believable. It’s now Spring in Cleveland and I’ll be getting the next Beauty Box soon from Walmart, but somthing had happened with my subscription that sent me this one just last week.

I did some digging and could only decipher that some of the subscriptions got messed up and you had to resign up at Walmart’s BB site. I also discovered that you can sign up for “Trendsetter” or “Classic.” I am a Trendsetter (T), apparently, and I’m not sure how you can switch or sign up for a new one and specify the type.

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Walmart’s Winter Beauty Box (T) had many baby samples!

bb  Nivea Soft Creme, which is one of my favorites! It’s got a soft fragrance, amazing moisturizing, greaseless, and quick absorption properties. I keep this formula around at all times because it’s great when my skin over-dries in the winter. You can see how I’ve been using it above on the patches of dry skin.

L’Oreal Total Repair 5, which is ranked highly via the link. I don’t know if I really like L’Oreal haircare because it tends to build up on my scalp and leave it weighing down, irrespective of the formula.  I received a full size product that I will be updating at a future date (Influenster). bb

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Pump it up!

Aussie Mega Hairspray is a well-known and reliable product. I can never get into the signature scent, but they are great for needing hairstyles to “stick.”

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser is a product I have tried before and loved. It’s for evening tone and brightening. I haven’t tried it extensively which it probably takes continuous use to see results. It claims it doesn’t overdry skin, and I would agree. My combination skin does well with it. I really love the scent of the white tea & vitamin e. bb

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L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Skin Smoother Finishing Cream is amazing! I actually really love the L’Oreal skincare line. The best part of this cream is that it has a high SPF and provides an amazing finish over the skin that can be worn alone. I have combination skin and this keeps my pores open and happy when worn alone over my daily Olay moisturizer. I suggest for all skin types and tones. It’s an awesome finishing cream that is truly instant!

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Crest 3D White Brilliance is a 2-part whitening system that is absolutely brilliant as a product! I needed this product badly because the whitening systems I use now bother my tooth where my gum receded. This helps target areas on my teeth and actually whiten them evenly. I drink a ton of black coffee daily and don’t brush right after, so this is amazing for protection and whitening through the day. I love this system and was hoping for a coupon, but I’ll continue to watch my ads to get the full version!

bb Jergens Natural Glow was sent in 3-day increments to see how quickly the results show and stay. I was intrigued by the claim that the scent was “award-winning.” I did not try this one. I sent to my sister who tried it and said she didn’t like the scent. It’s similar to their almond signature, but the tanning essence adds a nauseating element. The color showed quickly and lasted if you minimally showered, didn’t sweat, and had more than 3 days. Overall, it’s not like other ones that take a while to absorb and it has a good color, not very orangey.

Lastly, they included Ken Paves You Are Beautiful shampoo and conditioner. I didn’t like the package and the reviews made me hesitant. I will be giving this one away because I have a very sensitive scalp and would rather not experience terrible side effects.

I also uploaded a video unboxing to my YouTube page.

 

If you have any experience with the above items, I’d love to hear your opinion in my comments! I’ll be posting the Spring edition soon.