These last couple of month have not been good for these beauty boxes. First with the demise of Feel Unique, and now Carmines
collapse 'joint venture' with Glossy Box. Who's going to be next to bite the dust?! Typically though, it's my favourite 2 boxes that have disappeared...just my luck!!
Anyway, this months Jolie Box was promised to be filled with only full size items. Was this their little plan to try and keep up with Glossy Boxes Harrods box we received this month? Who knows, but here's whats inside:
Yardley Luxury Body Wash (200ml): Luxury body wash to cleanse and nourish the skin. Available in three floral scents.
Another body wash! I have sooo many to get through right now due to getting them so regularly in boxes. I will use them though, so it's not all bad. I received the Peony scent wash, which I received a perfume sample of in a box last month. It's a lovely summery scent, and not too over powering.
Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm: A natural and conditioning balm to be used on face, hair and body. Contains ingredients such as jojoba and sesame oil.
I was massively thrilled to receive this item. I had heard so much about Davines, and really wanted to give it a go. My real excitement came when I realised this balm can me used on my hair! With extensions, my hair gets so dry, so any good hair conditioning products is a win with me. It's just a tad annoying that they're very rarely in a box. I actually tested this out last night, applied it to damp hair, left on for a few minutes then washed of, as it instructed. And the results? Soft shiny hair! I wouldn't say it was a miracle worker as my hair still feels a bit dry today, but it definitely does it's job well. So thanks for this, Jolie Box!
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner: This skinny eyeliner pencil provides precise definition and intense long-lasting colour. Available in 6 different shades.
My gosh, Eyeko sure are desperate to get their name and products out there!! This is the third Eyeko product I've received in a box. That's not a complaint by the way, as I quite like their products. Their liners are quite pigmented and intense, which I like. The colour I received this time is Midnight Blue. I didn't really know what to think of it though to be honest. I always see Blue liners as quite 80's. But I think I will brave it and have a play around with this to create a more modern look.
LCN Nail polish from the Free Your Mind 2012 collection: A fast drying polish available in four on trend pastel shades.
Hmmm I really don't know what to think of the colour of this polish. I don't think I really like it? It's a really light blue colour with small specks of glitter in. As much as I love pastel coloured nail polish, I don't feel this one is very pigmented for my liking... it looks more of an off-white colour. Will be passing this product on I think.
JolieBox Mirror: A dainty compact mirror that will fit perfectly in your makeup bag.
Ok ladies and gentlemen, I have saved the worse til last. I was so unimpressed with this, and felt slightly cheated out of a product. I think that may just be me being majorly harsh/fussy though? I have a whole tonne of mirrors that never get used, so this one will go in that pile. I do like that it's a really slim design though, so as to not take up too much space in that precious makeup bag!
I'm not going to say this box was bad, because it wasn't...I've received far worse boxes in the past. But in my opinion, it would be much better if the Beauty Box company's didn't tell us about the 'special' boxes we will receive that month. In this case, Jolie Box announced we will be getting all full sized items, and we all get our hopes up expecting a complete wonder box. Whilst they did deliver their promise (with exceptions of that pesky mirror), I think us customers would be more thrilled if we received the surprise when we opened the box. Surely that way, we could only be thrilled instead of disappointed ...not saying I was exactly that, though.
But overall, not a bad box, Jolie!!
What do you ladies think of this months 'special' Jolie Box?