As my regular readers will know, I am no beauty queen, but that doesn’t stop a girl from wanting to try pretty things that come in pretty boxes through the post. Also I am a bit of a dinosaur, I’ve been using the same products for years, which is no bad thing, my skin is in great condition for my age, but its nice to change it up a little bit.
I’ve been trying beauty boxes for a couple of months now, its rather an addictive past time and I think Love Me Beauty has the edge, not least because they often do more full sized products in a box than the others (in my opinion) and you are able to choose between four versions, so its not a complete suprise as to whats in your box – well it is if you choose version 4, because that is the suprise box.
I’ve been eagerly awaiting this box, I knew it was going to have some gorgeous stuff in and a surprise element that had been highly rated by their customers previously.
It comes in a simple box which opens directly into the gifts, many of the others have a box within a box but this must keep the costs down (more money for products – rubs hands greedily).
And a pretty card explaining it all, there was also a competition card to fill in for a holiday in Scotland.
My surprise awaits, the box is heavy, I’m excited.
And I couldn’t be more pleased.
First of all 30 ml of La Claree Gentle Cleansing Milk made in La Province, retail selling price £15.00 for 150 ml, so about £3.00. Smells delightful, really nice on the skin, I am very pleased with it, it made my morning routine just that little bit nicer.
I was really excited about this, this is extremely expensive, this 5ml sample is worth £15.00 ! It is Dr Bragi Age Management Moisturiser, it is nice to try things like this, (I am still using a very expensive cream from another box) I tried this earlier and its very nice and appears to have plumped out my fine lines.. I’ll see what I really think in a few days.
At this time of year my skin dries out, my lips become sore and I need all the help I can get.
This is lovely a pot of oils rich in omega 3 and 6 full of anti inflammatories and vitamins which is perfect for lips, hands, nails and the body encased in a lovely little tin. (I’m thinking pins afterwards) Its lovely on my lips and I’ve put a spot on my excema patches on my legs to see if it will help. Full sized product, and it is going to be popped into my handbag, for emergency moisturising on the go. £3.95 for 25g.
Another full sized product, not for me unfortunately, (I have a little box of hair products accumulating, hairsprays, mascara’s, conditioners, etc etc. its a small price to pay to have so much fun and one day I will work out what I am going to do with them all)
This is Percy & Reed, no fuss flawlessness dry conditioner £12.00
And then this is absolutely perfect for me. This was our Valentines suprise.
Nip Fab, Dry Leg Fix, another full sized product. £10.25 from Boots.
My legs are so dry at the moment, central heating, winter tights, and the cold and damp, do no favours for my skin at all. They are so dry that they are uncomfortable at night. When I saw this in the box I let out a small squeal of delight, it was just what I wanted and I gleefully smothered it on after my shower this morning. It feels lovely going on, smells nice, not too strong and my legs feel better already.
Its been a really lovely box, a nudge in the right direction on how to look after myself just a little bit better and great value, £44.15 worth of product for the princely sum of £12.95 (£10 plus p&p)
Love me Beauty gets ten out of ten for customer satisfaction from me.
(and in the interests of transparency, I bought my own box!)