I just discovered the Walmart Beauty Box and was excited to receive my very first one this week! The awesome thing about these boxes is that they're basically free. You just pay $5 for shipping and the box is yours to test some of the best beauty products currently available at Walmart. The box is available just once each season (4 times/year).
Dove Advance Hair Series Oxygen Moisture Shampoo (Full-size, $4.99) & Conditioner (Full-size, $4.98), Dove Pure Care Dry Oil for Hair (Full-size, $11.98)
I'm a big fan of the moisturizing capacity of Dove's lotion and shower cream products, but haven't been overly impressed with their haircare products yet. That being said, I haven't tied anything from the "Oxygen Moisture" line yet, so I am definitely excited to see how they work. I'm also interested in seeing how the Dry Oil compares to some of the premium brand hair oils I've tried lately. All three of these samples would be perfect to bring along on a business trip!
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Makeup (Full-size, $13.97), L'Oreal YouthCode Pore Vanisher (Full-size, $17.97)
The Neutrogena makeup and L'Oreal Pore Vanisher were the only things in the box that weren't deluxe samples or full size products. So, it'll be a bit hard to tell how well I like them after just 1 use. The Neutrogena sample did come with a $2 off coupon for the full size though, which doesn't expire until December 31st.
L'Oreal Glossy Balm in Innocent Coral (Full-size, $6.97)
This lip gloss is my favorite product in the box. It's such a great find. The crayon-like applicator goes on so smoothly. It suits my needs a little better than similar Pop Beauty lip crayons because it's packed with moisture. It actually reminds me a lot of the LAQA & Co ones except the pigmentation is a little bit less saturated (this one's more subtle). I definitely plan on buying another one of these in the future! It's got the quality of a premium brand at a value price of just $6.97.
Cover Girl Glowing Nights Glosstinis Nail Polish in Lumiere Laser (Full-size, $2.99)
I wasn't as crazy about this nail polish, mainly because of the color. Personally, I don't wear black nail polish at all outside of perhaps a Halloween party. I applied 2 coats on one nail and still didn't achieve an opaque effect / it looked a little stripy. So, I think I would bring this in to the manicurist to apply it a bit more evenly. Doing it by myself would require 3 coats I think - which would take a long time to dry.
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau de Parfum (Full-size, $19.99)
This scent reminds me of tropical fruits but is also sugary sweet. It's fun, youthful, and energetic. It most reminds me of Rihanna's "Nude" perfume, which I actually like quite a lot and wear on different occasions in the Spring & Summer.
Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid Antiperspirant/Deodorant (Full-size, $5.98)
I tried this deodorant when it first went on the market years ago. I didn't find it to be 100% effective then, but look forward to giving it another try. I'm sure they've adjusted the formula a bit since then and I think the product has a lot of potential.
Overall, I thought this box was well worth the $5. The deodorant alone was worth $5.98. I look forward to receiving my next Walmart Beauty box in the Winter!