Walmart offers a quarterly sample box much like a few other retailers. the thing about Walmart’s box is that it’s completely free. All you have to pay is shipping! Considering most boxes are at least $10, this box is a steal! As you can probably imagine, I had to get in on it. The 2015 Winter Beauty Box was my first box from Walmart. I should be getting the spring box very soon.
About the Product
Every woman has her own unique way of showing the beauty within her. Each new season brings different product needs and a reason to refresh your beauty cabinet. In your Walmart Beauty Box, you’ll find sample beauty products and tips on how to use those and other items sold at Walmart. Receiving your Walmart Beauty Box will be another reason to welcome each new season. Your order will include a selection of trusted Beauty brands and you’ll only pay for shipping & handling, which is always a flat $5 fee.
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- Included: Selection of beauty samples (varies)
- Retail Price: Free + $5.00 shipping
- Availability: from Walmart.com
The Winter beauty box includes:
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner sample packets ($5.49 each)
This product line, as told by it’s name, should instantly build fullness at the roots and strengthen strands for noticeably thicker hair. This stuff actually isn’t that expensive for John Frieda, I’m surprised! You can snag the full-sized version of these on Amazon for about $5.50 each.
I actually received some sample tubes of this from Influenster around the same time (John Frieda must have been doing a huge push!) and I haven’t tried either samples yet. Usually, I’ll save things like this to use when I’m traveling. I will definitely follow up with a review of my thoughts once I give them a full test.
L’oreal Color Vibrancy Shampoo & Conditioner sample packets ($13.99 for both)
These are part of the L’oreal Advanced Haircare line that’s also getting a big push lately. I’ve been able to score a few full-sized Advanced Haircare products for nearly free thanks to lots of great coupons matched up with Target deals.
I haven’t tried the color vibrancy, though I’m already a fan of some of the other Advanced Haircare products. I don’t know if it would be a great benefit for me to even review the Color Vibrancy line, as I haven’t colored my hair in six months at least.
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara ($6.76)
This mascara formula claims to make your lashes immediately appear 80% longer, while nutrients work to make your lashes actually grow longer and stronger over time. I received a full-sized version of this mascara and I’m excited to try it. I just hate to open a new tube of mascara only to try it and then let it sit while my other tube is used up! Meanwhile, they’re both expiring. It seems like a waste to me. I promise to try it and report back.
Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Hair Treatment sample tube ($12.35)
This product includes Anatolian Pomegranate Seed Oil which is expected to leave your hair looking nourished and shiny while providing heat-styling protection.
Okay, I’m going to try this, but I need to say that my hair is famously bad with oil treatments. Even dry oil treatments. If I put even a tiny bit of anything resembling grease in my hair, it multiplies fast. And then I’m a flat, greasy mess. (That’s why you never see any of those popular argan oil reviews on my site!) If this product results in anything except that, I’ll be impressed!
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Face Wash sample tube ($7.36)
Yay! I have actually tried this product! As I said before, I like to use these trial sizes for traveling. I still had some shampoo & conditioner trials in my bag, but I needed to open a new face wash trial. This one seemed like the perfect option for a trip to Vegas! My skin needed all the help it could get, ha! I actually really loved it. The scent was fresh and not at all overpowering. It’s a gentle cleanser that leaves my face feeling moisturized but still freshly washed.
For me, I usually find that once I put moisturizer on, that freshly washed feeling goes away. So I was happy that I could still feel both with this product! After I run out of my existing gentle wash, I’ll probably give the full-sized version of this a try.
Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Crayon in Red Minx ($9.99)
This is something that I was able to test without worrying about it really going bad before I’d get to use it. Although, I don’t know how much use it will really get. The color I got is red. Like, REALLY RED. And I just don’t look great with bombshell red lips. I’m more of a subtle mauve red kind of girl. I will say this about the product: it feels like chapstick in that it’s really smooth and it is super easy to apply. It also stains evenly (I’ve had problems with other products leaving me blotchy!) and doesn’t smudge. It does, however, rub off on anything you kiss. You’ve been warned!
- Likes: So I already doubled my money without including the other four samples. I’m really happy with the Neutrogena sample, and I know I’ll get some use out of the mascara. A mascara has to be really terrible for me to stop using it.
- Dislikes: I wish that lip crayon were in a different color. Otherwise I’m happy with all of the samples. They’re all really popular brands that I’ll actually be able to afford if I fall in love with them.
- Would I Purchase? I’m going to at least purchase one of these products, so I’m calling it a win!
What do you think about the Walmart Winter Beauty Box? Have you tried it yet? Love it or leave it?
Tell me in the comments below or on twitter @jennbizzle!