Monday, 29 September 2014

SoukSouk September Unboxing

This months SoukSouk box is a bit meh. Don't get me wrong, it contains some great brands but nothing much to make me go wow!

First up is 2 products from The Earth Works Cosmetics - Coconut & Lime Body Butter 10g (£2) I've actually already got full size of this, so this sample will be handy for travel. And Grapefruit Facial Exfoliator 20g (£2) It's nice to see this in the box as I have recently finished using the sample I already had.

Next is another product I already own.  Pure Thought's Tangerine & Jojoba Whipped Shea Butter 10g (£2.50) This is a delicious-smelling butter suitable for daily use.

 Hurraw! Lip Balm in 'Chocolate' £3.99. I have so many lip balms right now, so this one may go in a drawer for a while until I use up some of the others I have on the go

LJ Natural OMG (Organic Miracle Goddess) Serum 6g (worth £3.19). This facial serum contains mango butter, rosehip and avocado oil, perfect for soothing dry, tired and weather-beaten skin. This will suit me down to a tee!

 A bonus this month is a 3ml sachet of Speick Hand Cream (50ml £5) which contains Speick plant extract along with chamomile to nourish & soften hands.

So there we have it another SoukSouk box. Not the best value but usable products none the less.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Love Me Beauty September Box

This month Love Me Beauty have changed the way their subscription service works. On the old system you were given the choice of 3 menus each with 5 or 6 products, with slight variation between the 3 box choices. After a few too many hick-ups with the new website launch on 5th September subscribers now get given 6 credits each month to create their very own bespoke box! Typically full sized items are worth 2 credits and sample/dulex sizes are worth 1 credit. Currently the sizes are not shown for the products which is a tat annoying. They are still working on developing the site so hopefully these little mistakes will be rectified soon. 

 Love Me Beauty was the very first beauty box I signed up to, and initially I was annoyed by the change. There was no warning, and with the new credit system if you wanted 3 full sized items then thats all your credits gone! Where as before the boxes contained 3 or 4 full size and a couple sample sized items. It would be more fair to have 8 credits at least instead of the 6. Maybe I'm being greedy! 

However you are not just limited to 6 credits per month. If there are more products that you would like in your box you can add them to your box as an 'add on' item.  Additional products will be charged at an exclusive membership discounted rate from the high street. This is dependent on the size and value of the product.

I wasn't overly impressed with the options available mostly due to the fact the majority of brands & products have been featured in previous boxes. As a result I have picked 2 products I have received before. I hope next month brings different products....more hair care please! 

 Anyway enough rambling.... 
My skincare oriented box! 1 full size and 4 sample size items.

 The first product I chose S5 Restore Cream (15ml) for normal/dry skin, was an item I received in my very first box here. I really enjoyed used this, so I'm glad I was able to get another sample. Staying with this brand my next item is S5 Balance Fluid (15ml) which is for oily/normal skin. Both of these products contain age defying ingredients to reduce appear of fine lines and wrinkles. They retail for £39 for 50ml making these samples worth £7.80 each!

Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator is an item I received in my March box  Full size is 50ml and cost £49.50. This is a 10ml sample and is worth £9.90! This multi-tasking moisturiser refines pores and provides essential hydration to soothe and help repair skin breakouts.

As I'm all about minimizing pores this month my next item, T-Zone Pore Refining Serum also by Murad, clears pores and gently exfoliates to removes skin imperfections to leave you with a refreshed and healthy complexion. This is a teeny tiny 3.7ml sample worth £3.63 (full size £49 for 50ml). 

Lastly I chose Oriflame Skin Dream BB Cream SFP 30 (full size 30ml £10.95) I received the lightest shade which is perfect for my pale complexion. It evens out my skintone by camouflaging redness and imperfections on my skin.

So there we have it the new improved Love Me Beauty box! Overall I am pleased with my box.
Next month the box should come in the newly branded box instead of just in the drawstring bag.

If you would like to sign up use code SDAQOF to receive an extra credit!
Subscription prices start at £10 + £3.95 p&p - 3,6 or 12 month subs are discounted.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

CutiePieMarzia MEMEBOX Collaboration #4 BOX NOW LIVE!!

Memebox are doing a second collaboration box with Cutie Pie Marzia!! Don't miss out - this box is available to buy now!!

  • The first collaboration with CutiePieMarzia sold out fast. This 2nd box is predicted to also sell out quick!
  • CutiePieMarzia's box is packed with the most darling items ever!
  • Shipping date 23rd October

Get your CutiePieMarzia box HERE

Remember to use code 8FLU to get $5 off purchase.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Glossybox September Karen Millen Unboxing

This month Glossybox have partnered with designer Karen Millen to bring us this lovely limited edition London skyline box.

A great selection of products this month, 2 full sized items and some decent samples too.

L'OrĂ©al Professional Mythic Oil 45ml (£15.95 for 125ml) My favourite item by far this month. A lightweight nourishing oil suitable for all hair types. Apply to damp hair to help condition and shine.

 ModelCo More Brows Fibre Gel 3.5ml £14.95. I really like this product. I've received medium/dark which is perfect for me.  A brush on gel which gives the appearance of fuller, thicker brows and adds a bit of colour. My brows look more defined after using this.

 Nails inc Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat 10ml £12.  If I have to get a nail varnish in beauty boxes then I'm glad it's a top coat. I don't use polish much but when I do its always handy to have a decent top coat to keep the polish lasting longer.

 Origins Anti Aging Power Serum 15ml. 30ml is £48, making this a very good value sample! This sample is ment to last 2 weeks, used am and pm. A little goes a long way as they say! Use to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help lift and firm skin to reveal a more youthful appearance.

2 x SkinPep Brightening Enzyme & Acid Peel 3.5ml worth £3.05 each. Uses Pineapple and Papaya extracts to gently exfoliate and dissolves dead skin.
 Dark Circle Eraser 2ml worth £6.49. Uses anti oxidant ingredients to boost collagen and lighten dark circles.
 I'm happy to receive sachet samples when they are of such great value! I've never heard of his brand before and look forward to trying these.

Overall my box has a value of £70!! Did you get Glossybox this month? If so were your items the same or different from mine?
Glossybox is available for £10 + £3.25 p&p per month.



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Friday, 19 September 2014

Birchbox UK September Unboxing

The theme this month is 'Happy Days' - reminiscing about the happiest days in our lives from school days to weddings.  It's all about capturing happy moments and making new ones so Birchbox have included a cute little photo clip in every box plus a voucher for Photobox to create your own photo keepsake. I love the box design this month, the lid can even be used to display your own favourite memory!

This month subscribers got to choose which ModelCo product they wanted to sample. I chose the Powerlash Black Mascara 5g which retails for £24 full size 10g. I have just run out of my Benefit They're Real Mascara so this product comes at the perfect time for me to try. The other option was a Lip Lacquer available in two different shades.

Next up is the first product that ALL subscribers will receive. Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream 3ml (RRP £25.50 for 14.2g).  I'm no stranger to this - I was lucky enough to get my hands on Latest in Beautys Collab box with British Beauty Blogger back in May in which this product featured. Its a small pot but a little really does go a long way with this eye cream.

 Another product that all subscribers will get to sample this month is Agave Healing Oil Treatment 4ml (120ml £16).  I love hair oils so this is going straight into my bathroom to use! This lovely little oil also doubles as a hydrating body oil.

 Korres Citrus Showergel 50ml (250ml £8) I sampled the body milk in the same scent previously but didn't think much of it. I normally like cirtus scents but to me this one is more of a manly scent so I might pass on using this product.

 The lifestyle extra this month is a packet of Urban Fruit. I got to try the Mango. These are very yummy and I have already devoured the packet!

My box should contain Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Serum, but unfortunately this is missing. I have been in touch with customer services end of last week and a replacement should be sent out soon. Here's hoping as I was really looking forward to trying this product.
UPDATE: Just received an email to say the sample is out of stock so I will not be getting to try it. Disappointed Birchbox. They did however credit my account with 50 points to use in the eshop.

If you'd like to sign up to Birchbox please use my link HERE and we will both be rewarded with £5 worth of points to spend in the eshop. New subscribers this month are guaranteed a Beauty Blender worth £26!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

You Beauty Discovery September Unboxing

You Beauty Discovery is a beauty subscription box service for only £6.95 a month. You choose 2 products from a list of 8-10 and they then add a few extras to your box.

This month You Beauty Discovery were celebrating their 1 year anniversary! Happy Birthday YBD!!
Soooo as a special treat every subscriber will receive a £25 off gift card for Hello Fresh and an extra product in the form of a full sized 90ml Toni & Guy Glamour Volume Plumping Whip.

My first thought was I think it smells like sherbet? Maybe that's just me! It's definitely a sweet smell. This 'whip' is to be used on the roots of damp hair before styling to create some body and bonce to your hair.
The first of my two choices are from a brand I'm very familiar with. I love hair products so John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette Colour Protecting Shampoo & Conditioner duo was a must on my list. Both 50ml bottles are easily available from Superdrug or Boots for £2 each.

The second of my choices is another duo. ARK Body Butter & Shower Gel both 30ml. I received the scent 'Loving' which contains Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Patchouli, Camomile and Bay for calming, relaxing and comforting.

Also included in the box is a makeup sponge & samples of Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Bags in Classic Afternoon Tea & Blackberry Green Tea. 

LoveLula Green Beauty Box September Unboxing

LoveLula is a green beauty subscription box service for £12.50 a month. 
All boxes are sent out the first week of the month so you need to order the box by the end of the month before.

The box this month contains 4 full sized products, 1 half size delux sample and 2 sample size products.

Essential Care Organic Lip Silk 4.5g £5.50
A handy travel sized lip balm for all weathers with protecting shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil and orange essential oil.

Herbfarmacy Mallow Beauty Balm 15g (£14.50 for 30g)
Fragrance-free and 100% organic. Using the deeply moisturising properties of the oil extract of herbfarmacy's signature herb Marshmallow this face balm leaves skin silky smooth and protected.

 Skin Blossom Facial Toner 150ml £5.95
Perfect for all skin types this refeshing toner purifies after cleansing. Contains Witch Hazel to tone and tighten pores and Aloe Vera & Glycerin to condition.

 Balm Balm Little Miracle Rosehip Serum 30ml £13.25
Can be used day or night either alongside your normal moisturiser or used alone. 
This beautifully rich blend of rosehip, jojoba and borage oils generously infused with frankincense, rose geranium, palmarosa, juniper and mandarin essential oils will literally feed your skin, allowing it to breathe, even out texture and feel totally rejuvenated. Moisturises, rejuvenates and refines skin.
Bentley Organic Moisturising Hand Sanitizer 50ml £3.65
 Made with Organic Aloe Vera this product is moisturising to your hands. Contains up to 125 applications. Proven to kill 99.9% of germs, This comes out the bottle as a foam which quickly absorbs into skin when hands are rubbed together.

 Lastly we have two 4ml samples from Pai SkincareKukui & Jojoba Bead Exfoliator (50ml £20) and Avocado & Jojoba Day Cream (50ml £30). I love getting little samples like these, I've used the day cream before but yet to try the exfoliator - it smells delicious! 

Wow an excellent box this month from LoveLula with a total value of £39.60! over 3 times what I paid :) Definitely keeping this subscription for a while longer.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Memebox Luckybox #9

I collected my Memebox Luckybox #9 today from my local sorting office. It was shipped on 20th August with standard shipping. This box costs $23 + $6.99 p&p but with discount codes/points used I got it for $21.99 (£13.30 approx). Included are 5 full sized items and a few samples. This makes me very happy, considering most UK boxes are around the same price but contain only samples!
This box is now sold out but Luckybox #10 is still available to buy.

Luckybox was created to bring back the most popular items selected from previously sold-out Memeboxes, all combined in one wonderful collection. Lets look at whats inside!

 I can see some great products already!

 The first thing I noticed when opening the box was this Don't Worry Mask Sheet ($1) from Y.E.T Randomly selected from 10 different types, I received pore care which is 100% suited to me.

 Aqua Whip Hug Foam Cleanser (120ml $22) & Aqua Power Gel Cream ($50ml $34) both from a brand called Awesome - what a great name! These are all 1g samples. Make from Canadian glaciers pure & rich minerals. The gentle cleanser penetrates deep into the pores while the oil free cream delivers a moisture surge.

 The Skin House Pore Control Powder Serum (50ml $28) The serum works to tighten and minimize enlarged pores to smooth and mattify the skin & leave it feeling silky soft. This is my kinda product! And it comes in a lovely glass bottle.

 Bocians Cycle Repair Whitening Spot (15ml $24) Used for fine lines & wrinkles this cream is enriched with various fermented extracts and hyaluronic acids which nourishes the skin while improving the skin elasticity.

Recipe By Nature Spray Essence Water (140ml $35) Enriched with celtic water and whistler glacial mineral water. Vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids are used to hydrate and nourish the skin. Spray all over face after cleansing.

I Belivyu Powder Wash Vitamin Face Cleanser (70g $24) Contains vitamins which burst onto your skin and granol particles and papaine enzymes to gently rub away skin residue and impurities. Macademia and olive oils are added for deep hydration. I've never used a powder cleanser before so very keen to try this. Perfect timing too as I have just finished my Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter. I really like the way this had been packaged in a glass bottle with cork top.

Another excellent box for Memebox. Total value almost $114

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