Wednesday, 7 March 2012

She Said Beauty - March Beauty Box

If you follow me on twitter you would have seen me mention last week that I received my first beauty box from She Said Beauty. I very nearly resisted the temptation to sign up but after seeing their “25% off first box” offer I crumbled. I just have no willpower! 



I really like the colours of this box; it’s a pale mint coloured box with bright pink tissue paper and ribbon and plain straw cushioning all the goodies inside. I think the team at She Said Beauty have done pretty well for their first box; it contains good variety of products covering make-up, haircare, skincare and even your afternoon tea, but they’ve not gone mad with grand sizes or out-there brands. 


In my box I received an Orly Manicure Miniature nail polish (5.3ml) in the shade Black Out along with a 180 grit nail file. I love Orly – I don’t love black polish though! If anyone wants to swap with me let me know! I am forever buying new nail files; I have them in my handbag, bathroom, bedroom, everywhere! So this was a great little bonus.
 

 I also received an Aveda Smooth Infusion Trio pack which contains 10ml tubes of Shampoo, Conditioner and Style-Prep Smoother. I took this pack to Center Parcs at the weekend. I like the shampoo and conditioner, but not particularly impressed with the Style-Prep Smoother. I can’t stand how it smells – kind of like aniseed – but not only that it didn’t really do much for my hair. My hair didn’t really shine after blow-drying but the packet does mention using their Glossing Straightener (not included) as a finishing step. Perhaps if I used that as well my hair would look a lot better, if that’s the case I think it would have been a good idea for Aveda to include that in the pack too. 


I was really pleased to see a tube of Collection 2000 Cream Puff 5ml in my box – I received shade Fairy Cake. I already own a Cream Puff in another shade, I love it! It's a lip cream with a matt, velvety finish. They leave your lips looking so soft and smooth with a wicked pop of colour. I haven’t bought anything from Collection 2000 since I was a teen until buying Cream Puff a couple of months ago. Now I’m hooked, it gets a total thumbs up from me. 

 
  
Premae Harmony Face Balm is another product I took to Center Parcs and I love it. I used it instead of a moisturiser and it’s fab. It’s a solid balm which softens to an almost oil-like consistency. I was worried that it might make me look or feel a bit greasy but actually it absorbs super fast! It smells amazing – mango and lemongrass, mmm mmmmm! I was in the swimming pool a lot at the weekend and this stuff was a skin saviour afterwards. I also used it on the kids’ faces as they had a bit of dry skin and it worked wonders on them too. I might buy a tin of this to take on holiday. Great product! 


The last product in my box was Comfort Zone Good Night Kit. This contains a 6ml tub of Renight Recover Cream and a 4ml bottle of Renight Recover Complex. I haven’t tried these out yet but I am looking forward to giving them a go. It says “after cleansing apply the cream and/or the complex”. I’m guessing the Complex is a serum-type of product so I’ll use that and then the cream on top. It also included a little fold-out leaflet with information about other products in the Comfort Zone brand. That’s always handy!


Finally the box contained a bonus item, a Jing Flowering Dragon Eye tea. “A light and fragrant flowering tea made by hand with green tea buds, golden marigold, a chain of white jasmine blossoms and a red amaranth flower.” I know it’s a novelty but I can’t wait to try this! I’ve seen these flowering teas before and they look so beautiful. I do love tea anyway, particularly jasmine white monkey tea, so I imagine I will like this. Coincidentally I have a Jing tea infuser so I’ll be able to see the pretty flower unfurling. 


So there you have it, the first beauty box from She Said Beauty. I am impressed with it, I know some people were expecting bigger sizes but I think this box is good as it is. The products are decent sizes and of a good variety. Sadly I am not going to continue my subscription but this is purely down to a money-saving mission rather than anything to do with the box itself. If I could afford to I would carry on!

If you want to treat yourself to a She Said Beauty beauty box the cost is £9.00 per month plus £2.95 P&P. And if you refer 2 friends to join you can get a free box. This is my referral link https://www.shesaidbeauty.com/invite/MGMAJ

Have you signed up to She Said Beauty? What did you think?




33 comments:

  1. I like the look of this box you get quite a few items. I'm tempted to try it out :)

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    1. It is good, I think it has a really good mix of stuff x

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    1. I've never used Aveda before this so it was nice to try something different! x

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  3. i cannot wait to get mine as this looks awsome!

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    1. Oh have you not got yours yet?! x

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  4. I love your blog! I followed! I would love it if you could check out my blog and follow me? Thanks so much! http://camigmakeup4u2c.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Cami

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    1. Thank you I will take a look at your blog xx

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  5. This looks like a pretty decent box! I think I could use everything in there! I love Aveda products. Stace x

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    1. I thought it was a good "all-rounder" :) xx

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  6. Hi Sian,
    I just came across your blog and love it.
    I havent sign up She Said Beauty Box yet, would love to try the Aveda Trio :)
    Followed you.
    xx
    Chloe@GiadaBeauty

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    1. Thank you hun, I have checked yours out too! The Aveda trio is good, I just feel like there is something missing, like a final step is needed xx

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  7. great review! I liked elements of this box but like you un-subbed, Want to try luxbox x

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    1. Oh no Sandra, not another box to tempt me! xx

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  8. I haven't hear of She said beauty until now, I've only heard of glossy box, have you? The Harmony Face Balm sounds good :) I am now following you hun, please check out my blog and follow back if you'd like I'd really appreciate that :) xx

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    1. I have heard of Glossybox, I always read the reviews each month to see what's in it but never been impressed! xx

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  10. Nice box and the products too !!

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  11. I am very impressed with this box, if I can smuggle it in somehow I may sign up! My fella hates the beauty boxes - loves the content - but keeps getting on at me as I really like keeping the boxes...he calls it clutter, I call it saving time when it comes to wrapping Christmas presents! Love the tea flower too - that is a charming touch and a great little treat.

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    1. The boxes will be a great help at Christmas! xx

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  12. This looks so good. I was so disappointed with my October box - just wrote a review if you fancy reading it xxx http://ileftmyheartinmiami.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/she-said-beauty-box-review-210.html

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    1. Oh what a shame! I will check out your review now xx

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