Ever since hearing the buzz surrounding them, I’d always wanted to check out the new trend of Beauty Boxes. For those of you who don’t know what they are, they’re a box of (usually higher end/luxury) beauty product samples delivered to your door to try out. I finally took the plunge this month, deciding to opt for FeelUnique’s Beauty Box. At £9.95 inc. delivery, it’s at the cheaper end of the boxes, and consists of five different product samples (and sometimes they throw in a complimentary little extra, which is always nice!)
In this month’s box…
I don’t normally look out for anti-ageing products, so this isn’t the kind of thing I’d normally pick up. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. Don’t be put off by the fact it’s orange! It had a lovely creamy but not greasy consistency, and really did perk my skin up. Since I’ve been using it, my skin has actually felt much softer and glow-y. It also has a lovely scent – it reminded me a little of Advocaat, strangely! A little goes a long way too – I’d love to buy the full size version, although at £30.60 (50ml) it’s rather steep – however, it’s done such a good job I might seriously consider it – or pop it on the birthday list!
I already have a lot of moisturisers, so I wasn’t massively excited by this one. It definitely did a decent job making my skin soft and had a light, fresh scent, but I do already have plenty of moisturisers that do the job just as well. I’ll enjoy using my sample but won’t be repurchasing, for that reason!
Full size – £21.50 (400ml)
I’ve heard good things about this brand, and the cleanser was enjoyable to use. Fresh scent and a lovely consistency, my skin did feel really clean and refreshed afterwards. But as with the moisturiser above, I already have cleansers that do the job just as well, and are much cheaper too. £18 for a basic cleanser isn’t something I’d be willing to splash out!
Full Size – £18 (150ml)
I absolutely hate taking longer than I need to when washing my hair, so the ‘express’ part of this really grabbed me. Using as directed, and rinsing instantly after applying, I was quite apprehensive – but it really worked! My hair was definitely soft and shiny afterwards, and it kept my colour vibrant. I use quite a lot of conditioner on my hair so only got 2 washes out of this sample, but would definitely consider buying the full size product!
Full Size – £10.20 (150ml)
In the box were two sachets of this salt scrub. Unfortunately I don’t have a body brush, so couldn’t keep exactly to instructions, but it definitely gave me a good scrub, and my skin felt incredibly soft afterwards (teamed with the moisturiser, I’m an unstoppable smooth bomb!!). The only minor issue I found with it is that if you have any cuts on your hands, keep the scrub well away from them, as it stings like hell if you don’t!
Full Size – £13.30 (500g)
Lierac Comfort Peel Wrinkle Smoother Renewing Cream (Complimentary Sample)
I also recieved a complimentary sample, another Lierac product – this time, a wrinkle smoothing cream. Unfortunately, my teenage-looking face doesn’t have any wrinkles yet, so I can’t say whether it works or not, but I might pass it on to someone else who might have use for it!
Full Size – £22.10 (40ml)
I have to say, I’m pretty happy with my Beauty Box – particularly the Lierac moisturiser. It’s introduced me to some luxury products that I wouldn’t have considered using otherwise, and is definitely worth the £9.95 I think. I’m tempted to give some other boxes a try too, and would like more make-up samples in a boxbut for now I’ll be looking forward to my February Beauty Box!
Do you recieve any Beauty Boxes? What do you think of them?