Thursday, 31 May 2012

she said beauty box - july

I've been anticipating this month's box for about a week now, with all the posts on Glossybox's birthday box that I thought weren't that special, I was intrigued to see what She Said Beauty could pull out of the hat.
Same packaging as ever, but the straw has started to get on my nerves - it goes everywhere! There are three cards inside, the one with all the information on it, also there's a St Tropez and a Ginvera one.
Again, there's six products with one being a bonus item. I was surprised to find that the bonus item wasn't the perfume sample, but the BB cream sachet. I know that tiny perfume samples cause a bit of controversy in beauty boxes but since there are three full size products in the box, I find it hard to complain. I'm slightly off-put by the sight of yet another pair of false lashes, in three of the four She Said Beauty Boxes I've received false eyelashes have been included. Ah well.
Elemis Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir - I don't take baths, and this almost makes me wish I do. It smells rather wintery, like mulled wine, quite spicy. Elemis is such an expensive brand that I was pleasantly surprised to see this in the box, and a good sized sample at 50ml, which makes it worth approx £3.17.

St. Tropez Self Tan Perfect Legs - I squealed when I saw this, I've always wanted to try St. Tropez but it's so expensive! This is a full size, and retails for £10 which pretty much pays for the box itself. It couldn't have come at a better time with summer just around the corner, and even though it's not the famed mousse from the brand, I find sprays less messy anyway.

Mischa Barton Whipped Shea Body Butter: Lemon Zest - I was rather underwhelmed by this. Not because it's not moisturising, in fact it's the richest body butter I've ever felt, but when you advertise your product as "Lemon Zest" you think the smell is going to be amazing. It's not, it's quite faint and reminds me of one of the less nice soaps from Lush. Also, this tiny pot is full size! It retails for £10, but to be honest I think that Mischa Barton is overpriced judging from this and the lip balm from last month's box.
Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream - I got exactly the same sample of this in a Latest in Beauty Little Beauty Box, and I haven't tried it yet so I can't comment. The sample is 3ml and is worth £2.40.

Yardley London Royal Diamod Eau de Toilette - I'm going to breeze past the bit where I rant about tiny perfume samples on account of the fact that you've probably heard it a million times before. Whenever I think of Yardley it reminds me of floral, grannyish scents and when I saw this sample I made up my mind I wouldn't like it. However, it's actually alright, and since 50ml only costs £9.99 I'm contemplating getting the full size. The perfume was created for the Queen's Jubilee (which gets me two days off school woooo! The Jubilee. Not the perfume.) and the sample is 1ml. I'm not going to find out how much it's worth because it's going to be 20p or something insignificant.

Let's Go Lashes in Temptress 4 - I heard somewhere that Let's Go is the new name for Blink 'n' Go, which I have an eyeshadow palette from that came in the Christmas Glossybox. I really don't wear false eyelashes often at all, I haven't worn the ones that came in other month's beauty boxes yet, but since I'm such a falsies noob it's nice that these came with glue. Full sized and retail for £8.95.

So all in all, I thought this month's box was pretty good, and much better than Glossybox's "special" birthday box. The value of the box came to round about £34.50, and it cost twelve quid. I'll also use everything except the Bath Elixir, so if that's not good value for money I don't know what is.

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Do you want to see what I got in this week's Graze box? Do ya? Do ya? Do ya? Course you do, who doesn't like looking at yummy yummy food?
I liked everything except the Pina Colada, who knew dried coconut was icky?


  1. She Said Beauty need to calm down with the lashes but the full size St Tropez kinda makes up for it.

  2. Ooh, I hope I get the StTropez spray too :) I quite like eyelashes for a night out so I don't mind this too much xx

  3. I haven't heard of this box before! Looks very good.

    Would you like to follow each other? :)