Thursday, 23 February 2012

Jolie Box February Review.

Today I arrived home from work to the (VERY) long awaited Jolie Box. Before customers had even started receiving their boxes this month, Jolie Box were already in many customers bad books. They claimed to have posted these out on Friday second class, however, even 5 days after delivery, a lot of customers had still not received them. I've received 2 other parcels this week sent both 2nd class, which were delivered to me within 2 days. What makes matters worse is Jolie's poor customer service. When customers try to get answers on their Facebook page, Jolie always reply with the same scripted messages, which are no help what so ever.
Anyyyywayyy, enough moaning...for now. So I open my Box to find the much anticipated bag they promised, which was inside the box. Not sure if I prefer it so the shredded paper, as that always comes in handy with presents/parcels, but it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

First item:

Taaj Himalaya Micellar Water. An antioxidant and tonic makeup remover that will revitalise and purify skin. This is a decent size item, at 100ml, but I doubt I'll be getting any use from it as I use medicated cleansers for my skin. I found the full sized item of this (500ml) on the Internet for just under £10.

Lavera Basis Sensitive Organic Hand cream. An organic hand cream with shea butter and almond extracts. A cute 20ml size, which is suitable for carrying in your handbag or pocket. I get through quite a bit of hand cream, so this is a welcome member to my large collection. After testing, it's left my hands very smooth and hydrated, without that greasy feeling. Has a nice expensive kind of scent, without being overpowering.

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. This ultra conditioning hair masque will rebuild damaged hair for improved shine and elasticity. Win! I love Deep hair masques, and I loveee Macadamia. I've recently ordered their hair oil after finding it a million times better than Moroccan Oil. As happy as I am for receiving this item, my only criticism would be the sachet. Yes, it's a generous 30ml, but I find sachets so hard to use. Would have been a lot more practical if it was in a little tube or something? But hey ho, can't get everything we want, right?

Kimia Rejuvenating Facial System. This facial oil and hydra-activator will nourish and heal the skin. I received this in 2 little bottles of 1ml and 3ml. At £74 for the full sized system (30ml/100ml), it seems like quite a luxurious product. I won't be using this I doubt as I try to steer well clear of any facial products containing oil, my skin produces enough of it naturally, thanks! I know some of you received the alternative which was the cleansing oil, and it was a sachet. As you probably know by now, I'm not a sachet fan at the best of times. But what clever clogs thought of an oil in a sachet?! Seriously, that must be a nightmare to use, so I do feel for you guys!

Jane Iredale Just kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink. An all natural, multi-purpose stain that adjusts its colour to your mood and temperature. Wow, what a claim that is! This is a very cute size, and as soon as I see the colour, I knew it was a keeper. The colour being like a coral pink, my absolute fave colour! It smells gorgeous, very fruity and summery, although the colour when applied is not as pigmented as I thought it may be. It has the most subtle colour, so will be used by me as more of a lip balm. Although the colour intensity may change when my mood/temperature does? Hmm can't see that happening lol.

New subscribers also received a Jolie concealer brush which the rest of us got in our Christmas Boxes.

All in all I didn't find my Jolie Box too bad, especially when compared to the diabolical February GlossyBox. However, compared to their previous boxes, and the a-maze-ing French Jolie Box, it's definitely not spectacular. There are a few items I'll get good use from, so I'm content. I think the main disappointment for me was the fact they had a month off in Jan to sort their issues out, and the fact we were kept waiting (and possibly lied to), the box just didn't match up to our expectations.
I know a lot of you were very unimpressed with your boxes and service from Jolie Box, and I'm sure they've lost a good few subscribers.

What do you think ladies?


  1. I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you expected. and if I hate something, than it's definitely bad customer service. I'm pretty sure they've lost few subscribers cause of that.
    would love to try Taaj Himalaya Micellar Water.

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