Thursday, 10 November 2011

November Beauty Box! x

Hello cutiepies,

Sending you all some virtual biscuits as way of an apology for being absent from the blog recently! Life has been a little hectic but during that time a box from arrived on my doorstep - it was their lovely new November Beauty Box. Similar to Glossybox and the rest, the premise for this is that for £9.95 a month you receive samples from brands you may or may not be familiar with, to get a feel for the products they currently have in production. Now this might sound like a bit of a shoddy deal (and as I can gather from other reviews, for some beauty boxes it is) - feelunique have included some pretty hefty samples that are well worth the money. Another upside with this box is that all the products included are available to buy from the website, and you get 10% off all the brands featured in it. Good stuff!

 I was so impressed by this.. these are more than samples to me, and so much more than I was expecting. As far as I can gather the last box was similar in sizes, let's hope for the same in December! Here's a little more info on each product..

  • Prada Candy Eau De Parfum 1.5ml spray (full size 30ml costs you £40.00) - Personally I love this (I think you can guess by how much is left!) and would consider buying the full shebang, perhaps with a little caution for the cost though. It's an extremely feminine and wearable scent, for full ingredients have a little look at the link above. Also, the sampler was a spray bottle and not one of the annoying ones you have to force the lid off and spill everywhere. Thumbs up!
  •  BellaPierre Mineral Shimmer Powder in 'Provence' 2.35g (You can't buy these individually on the feelunique website but for a stack of nine shimmer powders it is £59.99 - wowza!). The product card for this describes it as multi-use, so you could use it with eyeshadows, eyeliners, highlighters, lip glosses, etc. Pretty good idea, I've yet to use it in those ways but can't wait to try it out - the pigment on this one is fantastic - mega glitter!

  • Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ Dust It Mattifying Powder 10g (this is full size and costs £9.95 - that's the box paid for in itself!). According to the directions, you rub the powder in your hands until it becomes a cream which can be applied to dry hair to style. Not really sure how this will work with my hair, let me know if you've used this product & what you thought!

  • Goldwell DualSenses Rich Repair 60 Sec Treatment 50ml (full size is 200ml and costs you £7.70). Similar to most hair treatments on the market, you apply this after shampoo and leave for 60 seconds to do it's magic work. I'm yet to use this, will report back if it's any good - I'm a huge fan of these type of products so fingers crossed :)

    Update! I used this earlier in replacement for a conditioner and if I'm brutally honest, it's a pile of poo. It took so long to wash out and once I'd dried my hair I realised that this hadn't washed out properly despite spending a silly amount of time trying. My hair feels so product heavy, greasy and not well conditioned. Wouldn't recommend this, such a shame!

    Yep, I'm willing to put un-skin related products on my hands for this. Blogger points?
    •  Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe 30ml (full size is 263ml and costs you £21.50). This self tan is for weekly use and judging by a quick application and a skim of the info, this isn't a developing colour so the result you have on your skin instantly is what you'll end up with. I was really excited about this until I saw it was 'dark', expecting it to well off, but this actually matches me well and I'm fairly pale. It's pretty sheer on application too so seems unlikely to end up streaky. Don't be put off by this one, give it a go! One downside: I smell like a walking biscuit.

    •  Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm & Dual Action Professional Cleansing Cloth 15ml (full size is 100ml and sets you back £34.00). Firstly, let me say the cloth you get with this balm is so so soft (for three of these on the website it costs a tenner) and has a different texture on each side. The balm looks as if it would be grainy but is soft and smells brilliant - you mix it with a few drops of warm water and apply to the face, neck and eye areas which should create a cream - this should begin to remove all the make-up, excess oils and other rubbish stuff from your face. The cloth obviously is used for removal of the balm using warm water, and the textured muslin side can be used for exfoliation.

      Update! I have just used this on my face for the first time. I wear a fair amount of make-up and was a little worried about using a heavy amount of this product to remove it all due to the sensitivity of my skin, so I first used Simple Cleansing Lotion to get the main body off and then used this as instructed. I usually struggle to get the last scraps of foundation off but this has removed it all, was so easy to apply and my skin feels pretty lovely - will see for any changes with longer use, but so far a great product.

      So that's the lot! For under ten pounds, this is absolutely fab and I'm really excited about using all of these and getting an introduction to a couple of new brands. What do you guys think? Have you subscribed to any beauty boxes?

      Looking forward to your feedback. Have a great day! xxx


    1. I've seen reviews for these boxes everywhere but I'm still not conviced to try them. I'm not sure I would end up using the products they supply. I look forward to seeing what they give you in December to see if it persuades me :)

    2. I know what you mean Sam, I was a little hesitant with Glossybox as it didn't seem worth the money but I'm really pleased with this one! xx

    3. I got this box too, i thought it was great! best beauty box ive ever received.

    4. I especially loved the Prada Candy EDP sample - mine's finished already! It's on my wishlist.

      Also love the Emma Hardie cleanser (used this before - QVC have a great starter set with the cleanser, cloth, moisturiser, eye cream and exfoliating seeds - all travel size for £22.65 plus P&P. The other products are just as fab!) x

    5. I've not heard of this box before - another one to add to my much coveted list! This one actually looks better than any of the others I've seen blogged :) x

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    8. Looks like you got some pretty great stuff. I just got my first Birchbox this month. I want to sign up for more's like getting gifts in the mail (that you pay

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    9. Thanks for the comments guys, glad to hear positive feedback about it and that you all like the look of Feel Unique! <3 xxx

    10. I simply loooove Beauty Box!!!
      This month's box is simply amazing and the Osis dust it is actually a full size product and it costs the same as the box and it is a very very good product!
      Just came to make a visit and gonna become a follower!!! =)