Walmart Beauty Box Review Summer 2018 – The Trendsetter Box

It is finally time for my Walmart Beauty Box review for summer 2018. Just when I was thinking that Brandshare got their act together, I realized that I was fooled. There were some issues with the fall 2017 and winter 2018 boxes where they were shipped a season late despite customers being charged for the shipping. The best response that I could get from Brandshare was that there was an overwhelming amount of new subscriptions adding some shipping strain. I was impressed when the spring 2018 box was shipped on time, and the summer 2018 box was charged to my account in June. However, it took nearly a month and a half for the box to arrive, which was the complaint of many subscribers. I also read some reviews where people said they got a bunch of foil packet samples and nothing else, not even any coupons. I am totally going into this unboxing biased, but I hold hope that maybe I got some winners. Right off the bat I will say that the box design is gorgeous, and I will be keeping this box, which is a first for me. Time to open it up and get the real story.

Walmart Beauty Box review summer 2018
Walmart Beauty Box review summer 2018

Walmart Beauty Box review summer 2018

Walmart Beauty Box review summer 2018

Walmart Beauty Box review summer 2018 products

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask

The first item in my Walmart Beauty Box review for summer 2018 is a sheet mask. This particular mask is made of a hydrogel material that contours to your skin. It claims to quench, deeply hydrate, and to leave the skin supple. You are to apply the mask to clean skin and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. After removing the mask you are to massage the excess serum into the face and neck.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask

Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3 in 1 Moisturizer 

I am always thrown off by foil packets that definitely contain more than one use of product. I would rather that the product came in a reusable container. I tend to keep mine in resealable plastic bags. This product from Garnier can be used as a day or night moisturizer, as well as a face mask, hence the three in one idea. No matter how you use it, it is safe for daily use. The directions for use as a mask say to leave it on for 10 minutes and "tissue off" the excess. That sounds weird to me. I am sure that after 10 minutes there will be more residue left than something you can tissue off, but ok. The product contains rose water and claims to soothe, hydrate, and reduce skin tightness.

Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3 in 1 Moisturizer
Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3 in 1 Moisturizer

Nair Wax Ready Strips

I have to admit that I was horrified to see these wax strips. I am not really a fan of the idea of waxing. I prefer classic Nair or a rechargeable razor for shaving purposes. This is probably a sample that I will unfortunately not use from sheer fright. These wax strips are designed for use on the face and bikini area. There are four strips in total, which are revealed when you peel the paper. You are to press the strips onto hair in the direction of the growth. Next, hold your skin taught and pull the strip quickly off in the opposite direction of growth. Finally, use the post wax wipe to sooth, moisturize, and remove excess wax.

Nair Wax Ready Strips
Nair Wax Ready Strips

Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask with Papaya Extract 

Garnier seems to be popular in the box. This is not the first time that I have gotten a sample of a Repairing Treat mask. I find the listed uses to be gimmicky, as uses one and two are really the same, at least in my routine. The first use is a hair mask by leaving the product on for one minute after shampooing. The second use is as a conditioner by applying it then rinsing it off. The third use is as a leave-in conditioner. I must say that the papaya smells delicious.

Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask with Papaya Extract
Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask with Papaya Extract 

Kleenex Wet Wipes Gentle Clean 

The last product I was expecting to get in a "beauty" box is wet wipes. I did some research and it appears that the majority of people who use these wipes are mothers who clean up messy kids. I have no idea how that is beauty or summer related. I have no use in my routine for wet wipes. Since these are safe for the face, I will try them as makeup remover wipes.

Kleenex Wet Wipes Gentle Clean
Kleenex Wet Wipes Gentle Clean

Pantene Pro-v Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner

The final product in this Walmart Beauty Box review for summer 2018 is a repeat from a past box. I did use this foam conditioner up, and I do not think that it did anything for my hair. Since this is the only foam conditioner that I have tried, I am not sure if it does not work, or foam conditioners do not work in general. I like standard conditioner that makes my hair immediately feel softer and detangled in the shower, with lasting benefits. I understand that the foam absorbs into the hair, but my hair feels like I did not use conditioner, and this product certainly does not add volume. Needless to say I am not jumping for joy over the fact that I have another can to use up. The product directions state to sake the can well and apply a palm-sized amount to wet hair after shampooing, then rinse.

Pantene Pro-v Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner
Pantene Pro-v Sheer Volume Foam Conditioner

My final thoughts surrounding this Walmart Beauty Box review for summer 2018 is that the products received matched my expectations for the most part. I was anticipating that every single product was going to be a foil packet sample after reading some scathing reviews. I understand that this is a free box and the $5 is just for shipping, but the value inside typically exceeds the shipping cost. I will say that the summer 2018 box is probably the most disappointing box out of my entire subscription. Between the foil packets, repeat conditioner, random wet wipes, and wax strips not being my cup of tea, I have to call this box a no-go. The box itself was 100% better than the actual products. Come to think of it we have gotten more products and larger sizes in past boxes. I do not see how the products even fit with a summer theme. At lease the mask and decent size of the conditioner are saving graces. Do you subscribe to the Walmart Beauty Box? Have you received your box yet? What do you think about your samples? Let me know in the comments area below. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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