Sunday, 27 November 2011

November Birch Box (U.S)

Hey Ladies,

Today I received my US Birch Box.
First off, let me say that I am disappointed. I feel that our Aussie sampling boxes are much better that what I received with this US Version.

First up, we have a Mineralogie cream concealer... as you can see there is barely any concealer in the jar (I dabbed a little on my face and this is way too light for me) I understand that not every makeup product is going to match everyone so this will be given away.
3ml of this product is $16 US.

Next we gave an Avene cleanance soap free facial gel cleanser, this product claims to use thermal spring water to soothe and soften skin. 6.76fl Oz retails for $18 US

Thirdly, a Zoya nail polish. This colour is great for Christmas, however it is not a shade I would wear on my hands or feet, another gift!

Next up we have a LaRocca champagne shimmer supreme creme which is a Shea butter body cream, sample size is quite small so I doubt this will go far. Full size 6.76fl Oz retails for $35US (You would want this product to be amazing!)

Finally, we have the gift - two paper dolls coasters, a set if 6 retails for $15. These coasters are made of thin cardboard.

Just reading this post back, I seem to be very negative, Is this an example of what we will expect to see in the months to come from Aussie sample boxes, there is a murmur out there of boxes being fantastic for a few months and then losing their touch, lets hope not.

I would love to hear about what products you haven't been happy with from your sampling boxes.



Sunday, 20 November 2011

What Sample boxes do we have here in Australia?

Hey Ladies,

I have been asked quite a few times for an updated list of what beauty sample boxes are available in Australia at the moment, as it does keep "chopping and changing".

Here is the up to date information.

Lust Have It - Lust Have it is still operating as usual, they were the first in Aus. I love their products and have yet to be disappointed by a box I have received.

Glossy Box - Previously known as Beauty Box (information found on the net claims the two companies are now partners). I do not believe we will receive the same goods as the UK Version as both websites do contain different brand partners. Glossy Box is not all High end brands which may or may not suit some people.

Bella Box - Another box in which I have not purchased myself is Bella Box. This box has now been running for two months and consensus out their is that it is of high quality. The OCC Lip tars included seem to be making waves as these items are well loved in the states.

I Love this box - Another newbie is I love this Box, I too haven't yet purchased this (where do you start and where do you stop!) November was the first installment, The products seem to be quite makeup orientated which I think is fantastic so this may well be the next on my list

Beauty Basket - Beauty Basket's first launch in in December. There has not been a lot of info other than the December contents of this package, the website only lists the up to the minute brands.
If anyone has any more info to share please do so :)

What boxes have you subscribed too?



Your Holy Grail Makeup / Beauty related items

Hey Ladies I'm Back :)

To kick start my return I would LOVE to hear about your favourite Beauty Items, specifically makeup as I find skin care to be very tailored.

Once finished I will purchase some of the items you guys consecutively recommend and I will review. I will also tell you my faves ;)