My second (and last) SheSaidBeauty box arrived today so as usual I thought I'd show you what I got..
The Vintage Cosmetic Company
"Kitty" False Lashes £6.00
I have a drawer full of false lashes that I never use so this will just be added to the pile. They look nice and all but I don't need to try out false lashes.. it's not really a beauty sample is it?
SPF15 With Tan Accelerator £12.99 for 100ml
When I first read the blurb on this I thought it had to contain an element of fake tan but having done a little google research it would seem that it in fact.. does not! Consider me shocked! It supposedly increases the melanin in the skin encouraging it to tan. Who knows if it works but it's a handy size to keep in my makeup bag to remind me to apply sunscreen every day!!!
Eau De Parfum £22.95 for 30ml
This was the first thing I saw upon opening the box. Nowhere near me (that I'm aware of) stocks this but I've always wanted to smell it. Turns out it's really not for me but the packaging is super cute and the rollerball tester is a fab idea so had I liked the scent I would have loved this!
Certified Vegan Lip Whip, Apricot £14.30
This is possibly the most overpriced makeup product I've come across to date. It's tiny yet apparently 'full sized' and everything from the packaging to the colour seems so dated to me. I guess the market for organic/vegan type products is growing all the time but I would never pay £14.30 for this.
Lotus Soap Trio £8.50 for 3
I think this was what hammered the final nail in the coffin for me.. a soap. A soap? What?
It's 1 of 3 you can buy in a set for £8.50 all of which are feature mood enhancing scents used during yoga. Ok.. all I know is this is not a beauty product.. I don't care what 'she says'!
3 Sample Bonus Gift
Bright Defence Serum & Day Cream and Nourishing Lite Day Cream
I actually really liked this.. I always thought this is what beauty boxes should have been about. I'd have preferred a box full of little sachet samples that random bars of soap any day. They're great for travel and you can try a whole new range.. isn't that what we wanted?
Overall I wasn't uber impressed this month and in contrast to the awesome April Glossybox this has reminded me why I've cancelled subscription services altogether. Yes sometimes you get a brilliant selection but most of the time you don't and it works out a great big waste of money! This is a good exampe of what I've come to expect from beauty boxes and I'm just not impressed anymore.
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