I wasn't going to post about beauty boxes this month (partly because they are blogged to death every month and partly because I have a backlog of lovely things to blog about) but I just had to post some photos of this month's JolieBox because it's so pretty!
JolieBox have just had their first birthday and are celebrating with specially designed boxes, French themed products and lots of giveaways. In my box was a full size Elysambre lipstick. Not my colour at all (it's similar to MAC's Gel lipstick), but I like the concept of 'all-natural vegetal active ingredients' in makeup. Next is an Institut Esthederm UV inCellium Spray to boost the skin's natural defences and 'ensure a long-lasting tan'. I've heard lots about Institut Esthederm lately and the concept of enhancing the skins natural protection against the sun is pretty intriguing. I'm not going on holiday this year, but if we get some sun again I'll be sure to test it out. I used to work at L'Occitane so I have a soft spot for their products (my recommendations are their Almond Pate Delice, Almond Shower Oil and Shea Butter Hand Cream incase you were wondering!) and I was pleased to spot the Angelica Hydration Cream. It has a fresh, green scent and sinks in quickly so it's a nice product to have around in summer. The sample is quite generous too at 15ml - the full size product is 50ml. The final product will differ slightly depending on the customer beauty profile, as JolieBox are now offering slightly tailored boxes (whilst still keeping the main products the same for everyone). I have slightly combination skin so received the YonKa Pamplemousse (BEST FRENCH WORD EVER...it means Grapefruit by the way) Protective and Vitalizing Cream for Normal to Oily skin. It's a luxuriously thick cream, which I love as even oily skins need hydration, but sinks in rapidly. It does smell quite strong, but as far as I can see the scent is derived entirely from natural oils. There will probably be some grumbles about two moisturisers, but I love skincare - particularly if it is targeted at my skin type and especially if it hails from France. The cover of this month's JolieMag is adorable and a great read as usual. There was also a little JolieBox nail file in the box; a bit of a non-item but very handy as mine has vanished.
JolieBox seem to be thriving at the moment by adapting and listening to their customer base. I've had a lot of questions lately about beauty boxes, and which one I think is 'best'. It's a tricky question as everyone is looking for different things, and beauty box subscriptions are definitely a luxury rather than a necessity. However over the last couple of months I've been slightly more impressed with JolieBox.
Jolieboxes cost £10 plus £2.95 p&p.
Jolie Box UK provided me with this box for consideration. All options are my own.