Thursday, September 29, 2011

Boudoir Privé : September Box.

I've been intrigued by these beauty box subscriptions lately, I love the idea of getting a box full of surprises each month. I've seen numerous mentions of the Glossy Box on other blogs, but not so much about this one, until recently.

Boudoir Privé contacted me earlier in the month and asked if I would like to receive a complimentary box to try out - and it arrived the other day. I know this is a little late for September, but anyway ...

So, the first thing that grabbed me when I got this was the packaging. I didn't take many pictures, because I was eager and ripped the box open immediately. But it comes in a gorgeous pink box, with the logo on the front (above) .. The box is sturdy, and definitely reusable too, which is a plus. Inside the box there is black tissue paper, and a pretty pink ribbon, sealed with a cute sticker..
And then underneath, are your surprises! The boxes come once a month with 5 to 6 deluxe samples inside for you to try. Plus you get member benefits, like special offers and discount codes, etc.

So here is the September box, and it's contents:
Pretty, right? I was so excited when I saw everything!

There is a small leaflet inside of the box (not shown) which gives details on all of the products, and the prices for full sized items. So, let's have a look ...

Agent Provocateur L'Agent £70 (100ml) -- £50 (50ml): This is just a small sample size, the same size that you normally get given in department stores. It smells nice, it is quite strong though. As you can see, it has a hefty price tag! One for the Christmas list, perhaps? .. The scent is long lasting though, and you only need a little.

Macadamia Hair Repair £5.75 (10ml) -- £29.95 (125ml): This is the 10ml size bottle, and I have used it once so far. It's impressive for hair like mine, which is naturally curly, and can frizz. I put a tiny bit on damp hair (ends) and leave it to air dry, it really does make my hair look and feel much smoother and healthier. I would seriously consider buying a larger size of this.

Tropic Skincare Body Smooth (200ml) -- £19.95: This excites me, it is from the range that was created by the girl from this years apprentice, Susan Ma. If you don't watch it, she is a girl who has her own skincare range..  I haven't tried this yet, but it smells A.Ma.Zing! Like lemon and lime, very citrusy and fresh. I'm guessing it's going to be really hydrating as it has an oily feel to it. I can't wait to try it.

Colbert MD Nourish: Eye Cream (15ml) -- £90: God Damn! This stuff is pricy, £90 for 15ml? That is certainly not something I can afford - The sample is about 5ml, which is £30 worth - Impressive! .. This skincare range is apparently used by Kate Middleton, and this eye cream is supposed to work wonders for dark circles, etc. I've only tried it a few times, and yes it is nice, and hydrating. I can't report any amazing results yet though .. I can't really afford to like it anyway! 

Cargo Cosmetics Boogie Nights Eye Pencil -- £13 (for five): I've never tried anything from Cargo before, but I have heard of them. The pencil is cute, but quite small. I have the blue, and it's a nice deep midnight shade that  is packed with silver sparkle. It's quite a hard pencil, but the pigmentation is good. I'm going to use this mostly on the lower lash line or as a base under eyeshadows.
Zoya Nail Polish --  £9.98 a bottle: This is exciting for me! I've never used Zoya before, but I have heard so much positive. I like the shade that I was sent, and will have a nail of the day post soon, showing it off more.

Then there was also a bronze/blot sheet sample included, which I didn't photograph. I haven't tried them, as I'm not one for bronzer much - but as you blot your face they are supposed to leave a bronze golden glow behind - Interesting!

So, there you have it - This months box (just in time!) .. I think for £10 it's worth it, for the samples that you get. I can't wait to see if I'm going to get any results from that eye cream.

For more info, or to subscribe, see the website.

PR Sample.


Lauren Baker said...

Looks great. Heard loads of great things about Macadamia Oil. xx

Unknown said...

It's really nice, and it smells great too!

Ale said...

The eye cream is definitely the star product for me. I like the nail polish too, I received the purple one. :)


AVON Representative said...

These look great, what's the coverage really like though? I hate buying a nail polish ti then find it looks watered down when I apply it