QVC TILI Beauty Box

The QVC TILI Beauty Box had me at Alpha-H Liquid Gold, and of course, the £20 price tag… Yes, yes, we all know I’m not meant to be buying more products, but with Alpha-H being on my list of items to try for a few years now, I thought I’d treat myself… again. I’m just going to stop making excuses from now on and just go with it. We all know there will be another!

I’m a total sucker for travel-size products and this box contained quite a few items that I knew would be just right for my next trip away. I initially thought that the only product that I may not use was the Vita Liberata Phenomenal Mousse. However, I think I might brave it and give it a whirl – perhaps when I don’t have anywhere important to be after the first test run!

If you don’t want to be tied to a beauty box subscription and prefer the option of seeing what is inside your box before you commit, then I’d highly recommend keeping you keep your eyes open for the next one of these, or the next Selfridges Box. It can get pretty out of hand, subscribing to monthly boxes, so a ‘spy before you buy’ option is always a good one if you don’t like wasting money on things you’ll never use.

The QVC TILI Beauty Box has been out for a while now (towards the end of July), but there still seem to be some up for grabs. There will be a new box available every three months, with the next being due out in October.

In your box: 

  • Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers (13.5ml) – a classic sheer pink
  • Nexxus Nutritive Shampoo (89ml) – enriched with a Caviar Complex, this hydrating shampoo that gives dry hair a thorough cleanse while delivering moisture from roots to tips
  • Nexxus Nutritive Conditioner (89ml) – infused with pure elastin protein and a Caviar Complex, this restorative conditioner helps to maintain your hair’s natural protective barrier to leave it feeling balanced and flexible
  • Vita Liberata Phenomenal Mousse and Mini Mitt (25ml) – a fast-drying self-tanning mousse designed to last up to three weeks
  • Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water (50ml) – a lightweight cleansing water that removes make-up, dirt and impurities from the skin to leave your complexion looking radiant and feeling refreshed.
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold (50ml) – an overnight exfoliating formula to refresh and revitalise tired and dull skin, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and minimise the appearance of pores
  • Bareminerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion (7.5ml) – a lightweight, hybrid serum designed to help revitalise and protect your skin from environmental elements and leave it looking luminous
  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter (6ml) – this weightless primer gives illuminating coverage, blurring the appearance of imperfections to create a flawless, dewy canvas

TILI Beauty Box £20  – worth £62.17

Until nex time x

Selfridges Summer Beauty Box

I must not buy more beauty boxes, I must not buy more beauty boxes. Oh, look! There’s a new Selfridges Summer Beauty Box… Maybe I’ll treat myself to one. Oops.

When I purchased my last box, I swore to myself that I’d never go back, but you know me… I’m a fickle so and so, and I have a feeling we often have this conversation! I simply can’t resist a good deal and clearly need more products in my life, when I literally have no more space to put things. This girl needs help.

Having restrained myself for a whole month (I’ve got another fab box to tell you about soon), I decided to purchase the Selfridges Summer Box, which I picked up from the store on Saturday. It’s a pretty hefty package, and for a change, I’m likely to use every single one of the products. I’m particularly excited to try out the Zoeva Crease Brush, The First Aid Beauty Mist, and the Illamasqua Sketch Stick, which I received in the colour Fly.

It’s not quite such a good deal as the one back in 2012, which came in at £15 for £140 worth of products, but still, at £35 for £159 worth of products, it’s pretty good. These things usually sell out fast, so grab yours now if you want one.

Selfridges Summer Beuaty Box

Selfridges Beuaty Box

The Selfridges Summer Beauty Box Includes:

  • Aesop Rind Body Balm 50ml
  • Tangle Teezer Original
  • Zoeva Luxe Crease Brush
  • Beauty Blender 1x Micro Mini & Liquid Cleanser
  • Eyeko Alexa Eyeliner
  • Illamasqua Sketch Stick or Stila Lip Glaze
  • First Aid Beauty Vitamin Hydrating Mist 59ml
  • Clarins Eau des Jardins Smoothing Body Cream
  • Philip Kingsley Swimcap
  • Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50
  • Alphabet Bags cosmetics bag

Until next time x

Selfridges Beauty Box

I gave up on beauty boxes some time ago, simply because I wasn’t able to use the amount of products that I was receiving and I was kind of running out of storage space for all the boxes! However, when I saw Selfridges were offering a one off box, I couldn’t resist getting my hands on one. Selfridges is one of my favourite London stores and the Selfridges beauty box they were offering was pretty decent value at £15 for around £140 worth of products – All of which I could find good use for.

The demand for these boxes was exceptionally high and as with most good offers these days, the site kept crashing on the morning of their release. Three days after my purchase I was sent an email from Selfridges, saying that I’d actually just missed out on the box, but not to worry as an alternative box was being sent out, which would include most of the same items, but would take a little longer. We were promised our box by the first week of September and would receive a postage refund. Fine by me. I was just happy to be getting one.

I finally got my box yesterday after a lot of rather unsatisfactory customer service from the store (I won’t bore you with all the details, but I expected a lot more from a high end store – Tut tut)! Anyway, I have it now and what a bargain – I’m loving oils and serums on my skin right now and I expect to look 10 years younger once I’ve used this little lot up! *DREAMS*

Stila One Step Skin Tone Correcting, Brightening Serum 30ml

Philip B Katira Hair Mask 60ml

Estelle & Thild Organic Lip Balm 15ml

Antipodes Organic Avocado & Rosehip Oil 30ml

Aesop Remove 15ml (Replacing the Aesop Parsley Seed Antioxidant Serum in the original box)

Bio Effect EGF Serum 5ml

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask 5ml

Ciate Nail Polish – An extra gift as an apology for the box delay and replacement product.

GlossyBox… Again.

Ok, so I was meant to give up on the beauty boxes after Christmas… Or at least choose only ONE to subscribe to. FAILED!

After doing a bit of research on beauty boxes in December, I decided Joliebox was the one for me. However, when a discount code for the January Glossybox popped up on my screen last week, I couldn’t resist giving it one more chance. It would have been rude not to, as I was able to save a whole five pounds. Those discount codes get me every time!

I’ve noticed that one of the main complaints about all the boxes, is that they go missing in the post or don’t get sent out in time. In fact, I had that exact problem with Feelunique – My box didn’t come and after many attempts at emailing them, I finally got a response saying there were no more left in stock. Needless to say, I simply canceled my subscription with them and moved on.

Anyway, I’m happy pretty happy with this months GlossyBox. There were quite a lot of moisturising products, but I honestly can’t complain when I only paid £7.95 for it. The products are worth quite a bit more when it’s all added up and what I don’t use I’ll throw into my gift draw.

 

Clarins Extra Firming Day Cream / Extra Firming Night Cream – 15ml of each
£46.50 / £48 for the full size 50ml
These will be perfect to take away when I travel. I’ve never actually used Clarins…
So this is the perfect opportunity.

Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer – Dewy Finish – 5ml
£29 for the full size – 30ml
I’m not really a dewy finish type of girl…

FAB Gentle Body Moisturiser – 56.7g
£10.00 for the full size – 226.8g
A great travel sized product that will be used as my home bottles are huge!

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner – Midnight Blue – £9.50
Perfect for me, as I like a bit of retro eye.

If you want to try and get this box reduced by £5 then used this code: STYLISTDEC1411
I’m not sure when it will expire though, so be quick!
You can subscribe and then unsubscribe like I do – Using codes as and when you find them.

Glossybox tend to send out two different boxes and if you would like to see what you else you may end up with then take a look here: milkteef.com

Beauty Boxes – GlossyBox

With Christmas coming up, you are likely to be seeing quite a few posts here about things I am oohing and ahhing over, on my online shopping travels. A few years ago I started to subscribe to things for people as part of their Christmas gifts. I mean, why must I give them something they can only open on the 25th December. Sometimes it’s better to spread the gift of giving throughout the year – Don’t you agree?

Now, I wouldn’t like to subscribe to something and then find out it  is no good, so sometimes a little test purchase (treat)  may be in order…

I’m not actually one to read beauty blogs, as I tend not to splurge on products that much. Usually I’m a step behind when it comes to knowing what’s all the rage in that department. It wasn’t until I read my friend Yvonne’s blog post about a Spanish beauty box back in September, that I realised people have gone crazy for them here in the UK as well (Just call me dopey).

After a bit of investigating, I (slowly) sussed out that there many different beauty boxes that people can subscribe to on  a monthly basis. They all offer up a variety of trial size and sometime full size beauty products from various high-end brands. Every company tends to provide around five to seven products in their box. Some then give you a  discount code to use against the full sized products that they sell on their sites. I guess you knew that already didn’t you, as not all of you are living under a rock like me!

The other week I decided to subscribe to a few boxes for a ‘trial’ and the first one to arrive this week was Glossybox. I seem to have caught them in a bad week (typical), as they have had quite a lot of negative feedback about this months box on Facebook. You can’t please everyone all of the time, can you?

I paid £12.95 and was initially quite happy with my contents, that was until I used the face wash and my skin reacted badly to it. I expected to get most of the things I’d seen and didn’t want – However, it wasn’t all bad! I’m not sure I would need to subscribe to a monthly box on a regular basis, as I don’t really have the space or the time to keep myself beautified to the max. Now and then might be a lovely treat though… Um, or a gift subscription for someone I love obviously!

November GlossyboxLovely packaging – You will need the storage!

Contents: From left to right to front!

Dead Sea Spa Magik Facial Wash – 25ml (Full size -150ml / £8.80)
Not very high end or interesting and my skin didn’t like it one bit! Some poeple got the bath salts,
which would have been nicer.

Arbonne Cooling foot creme – Sample size – 15ml (Full size – 118ml / £19)
An odd and rather boring sample for the middle of winter.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml ( Full size 500ml – £52.10)
This is  a pre shampoo treatment… I just keep forgetting to use it as it needs to sit on your head for
10-20mins before washing!

Nail Rock Nail Wraps (£6.65/full size)
They’re basically stickers that you stick on your nails, then file down to your nails shape… Not for me.

Illamasqua – Freak Eau De Parfum – Tiny tester (Full size 500ml – £59)
People seem to dislike perfume samples being added to these boxes and I can see why. This one smells nice enough and has a lot of hype surrounding it.

 

Lovely artwork

I will never use these – If you would like them let me know and I’ll stick them in the (UK) post as a special Christmas treat!

Here are a list of beauty boxes you may want to take a look at yourself.

Feel Unique
Boudoir Prive
Glossybox
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Have you subscribed to any boxes? I’d love to hear how you have got on x