This month's Beauty Box 5 was a little disappointing. Usually, the one full sized item is valued at the price or more than the price of the box, but this month it wasn't. The full sized nail polish from Nicka K is valued at $4.99, less than half of the subscription price. That being said, maybe they thought that because the other samples are from expensive products it made up the value. The mascara and the products in the Eslor skincare line are all in the $28-$65 range.
I swatched the Nicka K polish, which was labeled as 'NY139' and it went on beautifully, smooth and opaque in 2 easy coats. One thing to note, although it says formaldehyde free it does contain formaldehyde resin. This shade stained a little bit around my cuticles when I was taking it off, so next time I'll be more careful with removal.
The body wash smells absolutely divine! I want to eat it, it smells so good. I haven't tried the mascara or skincare samples yet, but I'm keeping the mascara in my purse for those times when I'm in a rush and forget to apply it at home. That's one of the handy things about mascara samples, they're great for travel or when you're on the go.
Overall I like the polish and I'm excited to try the more high end samples, but I do feel it wasn't as great value as the box usually is. I've been very happy with the boxes so far though, so I'm hoping next month's box is back to par.