Joliebox – November Beauty Box

A couple of days ago my November Beauty Box from Joliebox was delivered and to be honest I’m a little ‘meh’ about it.

November Joliebox Beauty Box
November Joliebox Beauty Box menu
November Joliebox Beauty Box contents

The theme of November’s Joliebox is Beauty in the City, dedicated to busy city girls. I’m not a busy city girl but whatevs. The contents of the box come in a little black drawstring bag which is inside the black Joliebox itself. You get a Menu card detailing what’s in your box and an issue of Joliemag, which this month features Millie Chen, the Editorial Director of Birchbox (who’ve recently acquired Joliebox).

There are six samples in this month’s box – here’s what I got:

Vertumne a Venus Manucure Absolue – Moisturizing & Regenerating Hand Cream – This 2ml sachet of hand cream is made with all-natural ingredients. It’s described as a rich cream but I found it more of a lotion and it left my hands feeling really greasy. I’m not terribly keen on the smell, it’s quite tangy and spicy. Joliebox sell the full-size 50ml bottle for £30.90 so this sachet is worth about £1.24.

Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream – Another 2ml sachet, this is a full coverage mineral-based BB cream. I’m not a huge fan of BB creams, I think they’re a bit overrated but I will give it a go. Feelunique sell the full-size 50ml bottle for £39.95 so this sachet is worth about £1.60.

Topicrem Body Glitter 3D Effect – Okay so we’ve gone back to the year 2000 with some body glitter. This isn’t a product I’d ever seek out. A full-size 200ml tube retails for roughly £10 so this 15ml tube is worth about 75p.

Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste – Thank goodness I got Classic Strong Mint, on the Menu it says there is also Amerelli Liquorice Mint and Cinnamon Mint! As far as toothpastes go this actually smells and tastes quite nice and is my favourite sample out of this month’s Joliebox. A full-size 75ml tube retails for about £5 so it’s quite an expensive toothpaste; the sample tube is 10ml so worth about 67p.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash – This brand pops up in beauty boxes quite often. It’s a mild foaming cleanser so I will use in the shower for my AM cleanse. Feelunique sell the 150ml tube for £8.80 so this 25ml sample tube is worth about £1.47.

Yardley Royal Diamond Eau de Toilette – my hands are so greasy from the hand cream that I can’t get the vial open to have a sniff! The description of the perfume sounds pretty nice though, floral and woody. Boots sell a 50ml bottle for £9.99 so this 1ml sample is worth a whopping 20p.

It’s not the value of the products, which total £5.93, that have made me feel so ‘meh’ about this month’s box. It’s not even the tiny sizes. It’s just that I don’t find any of them, apart from the toothpaste, that exciting. I can see this box being left in my bathroom for a while before I get round to using the products.

Joliebox costs £10.00 per month plus shipping and they have now introduced a referral scheme so if you fancy trying it out (hopefully next month they will be back to their usual standard!) please feel free to use my referal link

What do you think of this month’s box?



  1. Jolie used to be my fav, but I stopped all boxes a while ago. This doesn't look great for them, but I hear with the Birchbox merge it should get better again soon!

    Congrats on your new addition! xx

  2. I quite liked this box although I found the BB cream broke me out! xo

  3. This really doesn't look that impressive, which is a shame :( x

  4. Not impressed either! A really bad box. Fingers crossed December is a fab one! x

  5. The Marvis toothpaste sample looks interesting, is it a natural toothpaste of some sorts? the Amerelli Liquorice Mint flavor seems weird ahah

    1. I don't think it's a natural toothpaste, just weird flavours! xx

  6. That seems like a very underwhelming box and definitely not value for money! I hope the next one is much more exciting with products that you actually want to try :)

  7. I'm really interested in this box. I have the glossybox and am happy with it so far. Don't know if it is worth it to get joliebox too!

    Black and Vanilla

    1. Normally joliebox is really good, this is the first time I've been disappointed xx

  8. I love that you get a little magazine with this box. Such a cute idea.
    I have that Dead Sea Mask & really love it. Its a shame the box value isnt all that great


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