7 May 2012

She Said Beauty & I Said Dayummmm!

I didn't ACTUALLY say, 'dayummm!' as it'd take me to a whole another level of ridiculous that I don't want to get to just yet, but I was tempted to! As some of you may know, I'm a contributor for the She Said Beauty (SSB) box beauty magazine, and have been receiving boxes for a few months now. But I never wrote about them, because I honestly had yet to be blown away by them. I am glad to say however, that this month's box was superb.

I'm dying to know: why does every single box (bar Joliebox, well done you lot) insist on paper stuffing, tissue wrap, asymmetric ribbon-tying, and round stickers? Is there a beauty box manual I'm unaware of?! It doesn't bother me, I'm genuinely just curious..


At first glance I was a bit meh. But when I properly looked at the products I was very impressed.

The first product that caught my eye was the NATIO White Lotus soap. I'd gotten a different pink one a week earlier, as I wrote the magazine entry about it (that you can read here), and I really really liked it. I found it really gentle, cleansed my skin really well despite not lathering very well, and I felt it left just the right amount of scent on my skin afterwards. Absolute winner!

Then I saw the INIKA lipgloss. Knowing they were cruelty free from last month's Glossybox's INIKA eyeliner, I was excited to try something else from the brand!

The Green People logo freaked me out a bit - I think it was one of the Feel Unique boxes that had a make-up remover from them a few months back, and it was genuinely the worst make-up remover I had ever tried in my entire life. Although skeptical, I LOVE how they chose an SPF to put in this box, because I feel like no beauty box had done that yet, and it's something that everyone says everyone should wear, but no one really knows which to go for?!

I really liked The Vintage Cosmetic Company lashes too. Not only is the packaging adorable, they're really nice natural ones (not just mine, but the other ones that went out too) that I think most people would not mind having a pair of :) Very considerate, and a very good going for choosing a unique brand!


I also loved the extra for this month. It's from a brand called Snowberry, which I already superficially adore, purely because of the name, but the illustrations on the sachets are SO ADORABLE. The colour choice is really cute too. I'm so excited to try this, and they included a really nice range of products from the brand to different people, and they have some pretty unique products so I'm excited to look into them more :)


Kim Kardashian is one of those people that just.. physically depresses me, and makes me want to bang my head against a wall continuously. So I saw the perfume and was kind of like, "oh bloody hell", and it didn't make it better that I'm not a fan of celebrity scents either (except Christina Aguilera, she can do whatever she wants in my books :P). Until I caught sight of the word, "rollerball", which turned my reaction to more of a "HMM..". And to my surprise, and a slight odd sense of disappointment, I friggin' loved the smell. I am crap at describing perfumes, but I THINK it's a slight rosey musk (cue laughter)? Anyway, I freaking love it. I personally love getting perfume samples, but I know a lot of people don't - I think SSB did an amazing job by listening to what people say and picking a rollerball, and a less 'samply', bigger type of well-packaged perfume that smells absolutely gorgeous. I have to say, this has been one of my favourite things to have gotten from a beauty box.


Overall, I thought this was an amazing, well thought out box, with a great variety of products, ranging across perfume, skincare, accessories, make up and body care - a spectacular balance in my opinion! I also think the products they picked showed how they have listened to feedback that other boxes have gotten and that they have gotten. I really hope She Said Beauty keeps it up, because in my opinion, this individual box is the best one out of any beauty box company yet!


Do you subscribe to She Said Beauty?
What did you make of this box? :)


<3yu
*Received for consideration.

18 comments:

  1. .... i've joined, and just missed out on the April box so i'll be getting this one soon. Very excited!! x

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    1. Ah this is a good one to have, hope you like it! :)

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  2. Nice! I've never heard of this box comapany before. I am such a beauty geek I have to check them out!

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  3. this looks nice and LOL @ your thoughts about Kim K bc I feel he exact same way

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    1. Hahaha yeah.. not the most inspirational person..

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  4. This looks like a great box, I love the look of the eyelashes x

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    1. I agree, I was surprisingly excited by them! :)

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  5. this box looks awesome! Much better than some of the selections I've seen in other beauty boxes out there!

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    1. Yea they seem to have hit the nail on the head! :)

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  6. I feel exactly the same way about Kim K, however I haven't tried any of her perfumes- I probably should though since I like rose-y scents! xo

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    1. Haha don't quote me in saying it smelt rosey cuz I literally am THAT terrible at naming scents! :P

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  7. There are so many beauty boxes!! I have no idea what ones to go for but this sounds quite good :) LOL at the Kim K comments, I totally agree! How annoying that her perfume is not horrendous haha :) x

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    1. Haha there really is! I couldn't really tell you which one I'd go for sadly, I don't really know myself :/ LOL I know, I hope no one asks me what I'm wearing..

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  8. I think they just do all that wrapping so it really feels like a present ^.^ I wish they'd always give perfume samples with mini rollerballs! Sprays are okay, but I absolutely HATE leaky vials!

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    1. Lol but it's just funny how they do it EXACTLY the same! :P Oh yeah leaky vials are quite annoying - rollerballs are the future! ;P

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  9. The box looks amazing! I am contemplating whether to subscribe to this box, in addition to my current Glossybox one. You recieved such amazing goodies, i'm a right jelly belly right now haha :)

    Love, Ana
    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. Hahaha they are pretty cool, I think they have a code that's like 25% off your first box, it might be worth trying! :)

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