Walgreens Beauty Box Review

July 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Accessories

I mentioned before that I visit my local Walgreens probably two to three times a week. I figure if I’m going to shop I might as well get something out of it…like points from my Walgreens Balance™ Rewards card!  I try my best to save up points and for the most part I use them for the majority of my beauty products. But sometimes it’s nice to be able to try products out first before you buy (even though Walgreen’s has an amazing return system).  And that’s the genius behind Walgreens Beauty Box – especially for those point savers like me.  The Walgreens Beauty Box is a complimentary gift (valid from 7/1 while supplies last) when you spend $30 on participating beauty products. Sign up for a Balance Rewards card at Walgreens, then spend $30 on participating beauty products (details here) and then you can easily redeem your points online to get your free Beauty Box!

I was lucky enough to get mine in the mail to try out and I was so excited to open it up and try out all the goodies (and there was lots of them!).  My box included: two different types of BB creams. The first BB cream was Maybelline’s Dream Fresh and it had enough for two applications.  The second was the L’oreal Magic Skin Beautfier BB (a tad bit smaller but handy none the less).  They both do the trick and do it well.  Although they both blur imperfections flawlessly (especially redness) if I had to choose it would be Maybelline’s because it was exactly the way I like my makeup to feel (almost non-existent, which is perfect for summer).

In the beauty box was also a sample of Garnier’s Ultra Lift Tightener and Cream with a $2 coupon.  I’ve been dying to try this out for a while but I’ve been waiting until I actually ran out of my other bazillion products.  It’s a serum, my favorite type of moisturizer, and after one application it left my skin noticeably softer and feeling refreshed.  I was worried that the retinol would irritate my sensitive skin but I had no problem at all.

Also in my box was a sample of Aveeno lotion/sunscreen and coupon for $1.  This had to be my favorite sample in the box because I live in Florida and need to constantly reapply sunscreen. I’m really picky with lotions that contain sunscreen because they tend to either smell too strong or be somewhat sticky – this one was neither.  I actually really liked the mild fragrance, it was not sticky at all and more importantly it was smooth to apply.

Lastly, I also received in my box a Schick Hydro Silk Disposable.  It’s summer and what girl can’t use a handy new razor, especially one that hydrates your skin at the same time – win win!

Beauty can be found anywhere if you know where to look and, more importantly, who to ask. Walgreens has Beauty Advisors in every store, making expert beauty advice more accessible than ever. With Balance™ Rewards, spend $30 in store on participating beauty products and get a sample box by mail with this season’s best beauty finds. Learn more at Walgreens.com/BeautyWithin

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Walgreens via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Walgreens.

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