When I first started blogging back in April I couldn't miss all the posts about Beauty boxes. I hadn't heard of them before but I loved the look of them and decided to subscribe to one for a few months. There are so many Beauty boxes out there; however I managed to narrow it down to Glossybox or Joliebox. I decided on Joliebox as they seemed like a smaller nicer company besides I had read a lot of bad press about Glossybox
I was so excited to get my first box and when it arrived I wasn’t disappointed. You can see my review of my first box here.
Now I know everyone was getting tired of the same posts about beauty boxes so I’ve decided to do a post on my favourite items of the past few months.
These are all items that I will be repurchasing when they run out.
Taaj – Eau Micellaire
Micelle is a group of molecules dispersed in a liquid; the resulting solution has detergent properties making it ideal for removing makeup. There has been a lot of these cleansing waters around the blogs recently as it’s a gentle way to cleanse your face. I love this concept and I feel it works very well. As a chemistry student I am always looking to relate it to the beauty world.
Now to the product itself, the first thing I noticed was the smell, it smells so good. It’s a gorgeous fresh smell of green tea; however, it’s very strong which some people might find too overpowering for their face. It effectively removes all my makeup and leaves my face feeling clean and fresh.
Etat Pur – Salicylic acid
This is a little wonder product, you dab it on your spots and it clears them up overnight. I’ve actually used this chemical in my labs when I was synthesising aspirin; it is one of the active ingredients in the drug for pain relief. This little bottle is so handy, whenever I feel a spot coming I just dab this on and I can really notice a difference.
Phil Smith – Dry Shampoo
I’ve been on the lookout for a new brand of dry shampoo for a while now, and this is my new favourite product. I usually buy batiste out of habit but I don’t really like it, this dry shampoo is a lot better. The smell is lovely and it doesn’t leave white build up in my hair. I will be going out to buy this soon, I think it might be available to buy in Sainsbury’s.
L’Occitane – Hydration cream
included this in my July favourites and it is still one of my go to products. It’s so light on my skin and smells amazing. The full size is quite expensive, however I’ll probably be asking for it for Christmas.
So these were all my choice products I have received over the past months. These have made my subscription worth it in my opinion as I have discovered some great items. I have however cancelled my subscription. The main reason I started it was to discover some new products which I have now done. Now I’d rather have the money to repurchase these great items.
Overall I am pleased I didn’t subscribe to Glossybox as the boxes haven’t seemed great recently. Beauty boxes are such a controversial topic in the beauty world, but I think people forget what they are actually about.
Joliebox costs £12.95 a month including delivery
What do you all think about them? Do you subscribe to any?
Lots of Love