Monday, 5 November 2012

SheSaid Beauty Box November 2012

Hello! I'm being good this month and posting my beauty box post on time!!! (can you tell I've had a reading week? haha!) So lets get straight into what I got in my SheSaid Beauty box this month!!

So...? Brit Body Spray - Okay, so, hmmm... I'm not too sure about this, I remember one of my friends using these So...? sprays when we were about 12, so I'm not sure it's quite the right sort of product for a "top brand" beauty box. The fragrance of this reminds me of being 12 as well, the weird, sort of floral scent isn't my cup of tea at all, and I don't think it's appropriate for a beauty box that people my age are subscribing to, this one isn't a winner for me...

Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream - I've actually already received one of these samples in the May Glossybox, which is STILL sitting unloved in my wardrobe! I really need to get around to trying thise because I've actually heard quite good things about Weleda! It's more of a luxury product which I like to see, my only gripe really is the teeny tiny size of 5ml! I'll probably get 2, maybe 3 applications out of this - if I'm lucky - and it's a shame they didn't send something a bit bigger, I am paying for it afterall!

Redken Smooth Lock Shampoo and Conditioner - I have wanted to try something from Redken for so long! They are top of my haircare to-buy/try list alongside Ojon (maybe send me some of that next month SheSaid) This is the variety that "cleanses, refreshes and nourishes hair with smoothness" and it also promises  frizz-free hair and luscious shine! Wow! I can't wait to try this, it sounds amazing and just the sort of thing I've been looking for! Thanks SheSaid!! Again, only problem is the size, I get little sachet samples of shampoo like this in magazines pretty much every month (although not Redken, so brownie points for that one) so if I'm paying for the box I'd really like to get a bigger size than the ones I get free in a magazine. But I really think this was a great product for them to include.

Makebelieve Enhance Sunbeam Bronzer and Brush - When I saw that big exciting black box in the middle of my box I just though "wow!! what is that?!" A full size makebelieve product has got to be a hit, and for me, the fact that it's makeup just makes it even better! I've never tried anything from makebelieve, so I'm excited to see what the quality is like, because I know they make rather famous fake tan! My critical note: not sure a bronzer is the best product to include in a winter box, especially not one at the start of winter, and this looks a liiiiittle dark for me, but I'm going to try my hardest to make this work with an exceptionally light hand! I think it's really great that it came with a brush too. So for me, great product to send out, it's makeup, full size, a luxury brand, it comes with the added bonus of a brush, my only advice would be to send it closer to summer!!

Yardley Royal English Daisy Eau de Toilette - When I first saw this, I just thought "FOR GOD'S SAKE NOT ANOTHER PERFUME SAMPLE" If you've been reading my beauty box posts for a while you'll know that I really hate getting sent perfume samples as one of the products in my beauty boxes, I can get them for free in Selfridges, blah blah. However, I actually do quite like this Yardley one, one thing I don't like about it is that it hasn't got a spritzer (which really just adds insult to injury on the whole perfume sample front) it doesn't even have one of those sticky things attached to the top, the top just comes off and you're left with a little vile of perfume and not many ways of applying it! Nevertheless, I do like the scent!

Murrays Manicure Matchbook Nail Files - This is another product I'm not so sure about, I guess they're a good size for keeping in yout handbag for nail emergencies, but I always feel like the matchbook nail files are a little bit small for my liking and a bit fiddly to use, they're nice to have as a bonus product but I wouldn't have wanted them as one of the main ones.

So overall a bit of a mixed box! I'm pleased with mostly all of the products, I just wish some of them had been a little bigger so I can try them out properly before committing to buying them, and so that I feel as though I'm getting my money's worth! (although I think the full size makebelieve bronzer made up for that a little bit)

What do you think of this month's products? Did you get this month's SheSaid Beauty box? What was your favourite item?
Eleanor x

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