Friday, 28 September 2012

UK Joliebox September 2012

I know I'm a little late on the bandwagon but I finally subscribed to some of the UK beauty boxes, namely Joliebox and Glossybox, but this post will be on my first ever Joliebox.
I was so excited to get this box as i didn't know what to expect and I just love getting little presents (don't we all) even if I did pay for them myself.
The first thing you see upon opening the packaging is a lovely mini glossy magazine called Joliemag which if full of really interesting articles.
The box itself is really cute, mines is a lovely vivid orange colour.

Inside the box is a September menu which tells you what is inside and a little bit of info on each product. It also tells you what the theme of each box is and this box had a London Fashion week theme.

The First product in the box was a full size Balmi Lip balm.

My lip balm is in raspberry and it smells amazing, I could smell it before i opened it up so it is very strong. It feels really moisturising and has SPF 15 which is always a plus. It has a little string attached so it can be put on a keyring but personally I'm just gonna keep this little beauty in my bag. you can pick this up in Boots here for £4.99 and they also come in Strawberry, mint and coconut.
The next item I have is a full size sachet of I Love face mask.
My sachet of face mask is in mango and it is suitable for all skin types. It has natural fruit extracts and as with all the I love range I love it! You can pick up I love products from superdrug.
The third product in my box was the Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion.
This is a 30ml sample size product which is a decent size, it smells lovely and it works as a heat protectant while also claiming to banish frizz. I have extremely frizzy hair and was in dire need of a new product for this so my hopes are high for this one. The full size of this product is £12.90 on feel unique here.
The next product in the box was two Twistband Hair Ties.  

I got a yellow and a grey one of these nifty little hair ties. These claim to keep your hair secured without leaving bumps in your hair. I'm all for that as I wear my hair up alot but at around £4.50 for three of these I think i will stick with my good old bobbles and as you can see from the picture these look like they are going to fray like crazy.
As a little extra in the box we also were given two small sachets of Dr Bragi Bio Marine Exfoliant.

These are tiny samples but they do come with a code for a 20% discount at the Dr Bragi website but at $25 for 50ml of this its a little out of my price range but none the less i am happy to try It out.
Joliebox gave me another surprise product with the So Susan Wide Awake Face Palette.

They said "Since this is your fist box, we thought we'd add a little extra! A palette of skin enhancing tools, perfect for concealing imperfections and illuminating the skin". This is a very generous extra gift at £15 for the palette.
It has an illuminating cream for hiding dark circles, a highlighting cream and three eyebrow colours which I will more likely use as shadows as they are a little dark for my brows. It also includes a small brush which is a little cheap feeling and a pair of mini tweezers which i like. The creams feel nice and the brow colours have good pigmentation. The packaging is also very sweet and girly.

I am really pleased with my first joliebox it has products I will use and a good range of things. The value of this box I worked out to be over £30! Now I just cant wait to see what I get next month.