I realized I never told you guys about this box!
This quarterly box is “free” from Walmart–you just pay for shipping. For those of us in the U.S., I believe it’s $5. You never get a tracking code or notification when you’re billed/when the box ships, which I wish they would change. The next box will likely ship at the end of this month or very early next month. They don’t currently make any promises regarding the number of full-size items, nor do they state that items will continue to be exclusive to the beauty category.
The Overall? – I’m incredibly pleased with this box. It’s the introductory box for them, which are often much cooler than subsequent months. I think that because Walmart has pretty tight partnerships with the brands they carry, the quality of the box will continue to be pretty decent. Since few things in their beauty department dip below $1, I’m guessing the value will always be there.
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha (full size, $7 value) – In the tube, this looks very brown, but on my lips, it’s slightly pink and mid-level sheer. The texture is really nice and moist at first, but if you keep grinding, you can feel a little chalkiness. Still, it’s not minty (why are so many glosses minty?) and I’m calling it a buy!
CoverGirl Glowing Nights “Glosstinis” Nail Polish in After Dark (full size, $3 value) – Do not call something “glowing” if it could possibly glow in the dark, but does not. This polish was a similar turquoise to a lot of glow-in-the-dark polishes that were out around this time, and I was super bummed when it didn’t glow at all. BOO. Anyway, this polish bottle is rather small, but it’s a nice consistency and shade.
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil (sample size) – I la-la-la-la-love this stuff! It’s made with macadamia oil, so my hair smells like a cookie when I run this through. It feels really silky on my fingers and I always rub it in as a hand moisturizer when I’m done. The ingredients contain some silicones and mineral oil (which isn’t greaaat for your hair).
Secret Clinical Strength Clear Gel Deodorant (1.6oz full size, $7.50) – I was singing to the heavens for this item. Getting a good deodorant for $5 is enough of a value for this box to be worth it! This works wonderfully for me.
Dove Advanced Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner (sample size) – This is labeled for fine, flat hair–which mine is not definitely not. This seems to work fine for me, though. The shampoo is clear (love that) and the conditioner has a nice, emollient feel.
Extra Samples – There was a card of foundation samples from Neutrogena in a wide range of shades, a sample tube of Nikki Minaj’s Pink Friday perfume and a little packet of L’Oreal Youth Code “Pore Vanisher”. Teeny, but an added value for somebody, I’m sure.