March 2014 Beauty Box 5 Review

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March Beauty Box 5

I know I’m a little late with this post, since almost everyone got their March Beauty Box 5 in the mail about a week and a half ago, but things have been hectic over here, alright? 😛

Before receiving this box, I had posted the sneak peek which revealed that we’d all be getting the full size makeup base from Bellapierre. Just from that, I knew it was gonna be a great box!

Unboxing & Product Descriptions

Product Breakdown:

1. Jane’s Pick All Natural Soap in Gentle? (Sample Size, Retail: $8)
I do love handmade bar soaps, but this sample was sort of measly! My sniffer guesses that this is in the scent called Gentle, which is eucalyptus and aloe.

2. Tree Hut Moisturizing Hand Cream in Coconut Lime (Full Size, Retail: $5.29)
Whoop whoop! I can’t get enough of hand creams, and this one brings me right back to the beach in the Cayman Islands, sipping on margaritas! Seriously though, it smells like heaven and is moisturizing. A perfect replacement for the last hand lotion BB5 sent, which I used up quickly!

3. Bellapierre Cosmetics Makeup Base (Full Size, Retail: $18)
Definitely the star of the show, this is going to get a lot of use. The makeup base can be multi-purposed as a concealer or illuminator, but I suspect it might be too light for me in those regards. It’s light and buttery, and dries to a smooth finish which will hopefully help my eyeshadow stick to my eyelids!

4. Design Essentials Natural Curl Enhancing Mousse (Sample Size, Retail: $15.99)
This is going to be put to the test, I’m sure. I’ve been more comfortable showcasing my curls in public since I got a haircut that lets them fall a bit more evenly, but they are still hard to tame. Anything that can give me definition and moisture is a welcome addition to my beauty routine. Plus, this deluxe sample contains a good amount so I can really test it with my thick hair!

5. Swissco Dual-sided Facial Pad (Full Size, Retail: $2)
Since I’ve phased out microbeads from my skincare routine, I’ve been looking for an alternative solution to exfoliate. This pad will work great with my creamy face washes while getting rid of dry skin patches.

This could be my favorite box yet, just because it covers all the bases! I’m always happy when we get a makeup product, and the hair mousse got me really excited. We also got 3 full size items which is always a treat!

A Beauty Box 5 subscription is only $12 month to month, with discount options if you pay for the service in advance. You can order a subscription and customize your box online at

Sneak peek of next month’s box:


Did we get the same items? What was your favorite?


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  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    I seriously need to subscribe to this. Everything looks AMAZING!!!

  • Rebecca B. Bird

    Ooh, you got slightly different stuff than I did! I wonder how they determine who gets the curl essence? I don’t have curly hair so I’m not disappointed or anything, I just wonder if they’re psychic or something… lol!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    I have no idea! I know that they’re soon going to be offering customization quizzes for subscribers to really narrow down the types of products they get. It’s in beta right now, but I’m not part of the test! So I guess I just got super lucky :)

  • Rebecca B. Bird

    I didn’t know that, but that’s great news! I suppose that will mean more variety too, which is always good…

  • Kat D

    Haha your video is awesome, lol. Loving the coconut lime hand cream!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Lol, thanks! I was in a goofy mood!

  • Margo @ PrettyPandaMakeup

    You are seriously too awesome haha love it!

  • Phyrra

    I would be so disappointed with that box. I hate not getting color cosmetics. I also hate getting a ton of skincare/hair care in a box.

  • Sheila Arkee

    This is a great box!

  • Noelle

    You are too freakin’ cute! I love your videos.

  • beautybymissl

    Great video and great box and your hair looks so pretty!

  • loveforlacquer

    Love your videos!!

  • Laura

    BB5 was just so so for me this month. All really useful, but nothing overly exciting.

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    What an amazing month! Love this box

  • Ange

    I’m obsessed with your screenshots for these BB5 videos!!! LOVE!

  • Anastasia

    Great review, I was pretty excited about my BB5 too :)

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    The pad looks like a winner

  • Kelly R

    I love this box. Thanks for sharing!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I got the same box. What’s up with the tiny soap?? I was disappointed by that, too. I think we have very similar hair textures – I get kinky curls close to the hairline, starting at the temples, and the closer to the crown, the straighter it gets. Like you, the longer it gets, the flatter it gets, too. I would love to be able to wear it down more, but it’s just too much for our humidity here in Florida. Looking forward to seeing how you like that curl mousse stuff!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Lol thanks girl!!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Oh my god humidity is my worst enemy, it just gets rid of ANY styling efforts I’ve put in.

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Thank you! On rare days like this, my curls look deliberate and styled 😛

  • Miranda Mendoza

    😀 D’aww thanks!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    It’s not such a bummer for me because I know I’m pretty picky with color… although next month we’re supposed to be getting a lipstick!

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Hehe I was in a silly mood :) Thanks Margo!

  • Betzy Carmona

    I always see great reviews on this box

  • Citizens of Beauty

    You are adorable. Love the box…it looked great!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    wow, that girl is on fire, woohoo! and you can sing babe! great box.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I am flipping in LOVE with your hair!

  • Beth and Beauty

    You got some great products!!!!