Friday 21 October 2011

Boudoir Prive October Beauty Box

At present I subscribe to two monthly beauty boxes - Boudoir Prive and Feel Unique. I'm probably going to have to cancel one for the sake of my bank balance, and I was leaning towards keeping Feel Unique but my Boudoir Prive package arrived about ten minutes ago and I have to say I am IMPRESSED!
After a bit of a dispatching issue last month Boudoir Prive may have lost a couple of subscribers but I personally wanted to give this company another go without judging them on something that was beyond their control.  Anyway, I'm sure anyone who cancelled their subscription last month will be tearing their hair out because this one's a real beauty!

The Box

The box is delivered in a Boudoir Prive branded black postage box with easy open tabs....

...with the pretty pink Beauty Box inside

and the samples wrapped lovingly in black tissue paper tied with a cute pink bow and a little information booklet all about the samples inside

This month subscribers received seven samples!

The Products

Firstly, I'm feeling extremely spoiled! To receive seven products, including THREE full sized ones is simply fantastic value for £10. As always, they've covered all bases in supplying a sample each within skincare, bodycare, haircare, fragrance, lifestyle and makeup. There's also a voucher included for an RMK skincare consultation and samples at Selfridges. Phew!

Here, I'm going to show you the products and showcase my awful photography skills, then test them out and give you my feedback a little later.

Leonor Greyl
Huile De Palme
This is a 'pre-shampoo' conditioner that you brush through your lengths and ends sparingly, and leave in for at least 5 minutes, but can be left in overnight for super nourished locks. It smells really lovely and quite fresh so I'm definitely going to use this today before I shower for a date tonight. This little beauty retails for £24 for 95ml. The sample is 25ml. Not bad at all!

Memo Paris
Eau De Parfum
Les Echappees

 I've not heard of this brand before but I'm pretty sure they will be hearing from me because I absolutely adore this fragrance! There are three different samples from Memo doing the rounds; Les Echappees, Les Orientaux and Voyages Naturels. I'm a massive fan of perfumes that literally smell good enough to eat, so I'm really pleased to receive Siwa Les Echappees as it has notes of Cinnamon, Popcorn and Vanilla. Truly delicious. I think this may just go on my Christmas wish list. It retails for £69 - £105. The sample is your typical handbag perfect size. Smitten kitten :)

Rose & Co Apothecary
Rose Petal Salve

I love a multi-tasking handbag sized product, and this one is no exception. I know there are quite a few rose tinted/ scented balms on the market these days (I have the Jurlique Love Balm) but I have to say that there really is something extra special about this one. It can be used anywhere that needs a little tlc and has a really lovely scent that I've not come across before in a rose product - sort of like the smell of real rosewater turkish delight! Now that Autumn is well and truly here, I will be making good use of this one to keep my mouth lipstick ready. This gorgeous salve retails for £5 for 20g and Boudoir Prive give us a full sized one this month. If that's not a beauty bargain I don't know what is!

Illuminating Mask & Creme de Lite

I can't say I'm too familiar with lightening products, but the Creme de Lite smells really clean and has a fairly light texture so I think I'll try it on some pigmentation that's appeared on my cheeks. I'm definitely keen to sample the Illuminating Mask - looks like a great one to slick on while soaking in the bath as Cetuem recommend letting it do its magic for at least 20 minutes before removing with damp cotton wool pads. The Creme de Lite retails at £45 for 50ml and the Illuminating Mask is £25 for 50g. In our boxes we received the 5ml of each. Cetuem is a London based, fair trade loving company that have certainly got my attention.

Liner Styler Pen Black

Liquid, gel and felt tipped eyeliners are a permanent fixture in my makeup case, so I have to admit I'm a little fussy when it comes to these. I'm a bit of an eye-rubber so I really need something with staying power as well as long lasting pigment that won't turn grey halfway through the day! I've heard good things about StudioMakeup so I'm keen to give this one a go tonight - let's see if it's still on after I exit the cinema! This is another full sized product that retails for £12 for 1.1ml!

Quince Body Butter

I've been a huge fan of Korres products since I first came across them back in Australia a few years ago, so I was ridiculously happy to see this staring back at me in the Boudoir Prive box this morning! This body butter is thick, nourishing and has a lovely sweet quince-y smell. Korres products are all really lovely and the fact that they're natural is an added bonus. The 50ml size of this tube is really generous - another star product going straight in to my handbag :) As well as the Quince Body Butter, there are two other Korres samples circulating at the moment - Citrus Body Milk and Guava Body Butter. The body milk retails at £9.50 for 150ml while the body butters are priced at £12.50 for 150ml.

So there you have it - my sneak peek at a fantastic beauty box. Now I'm off to play with my goodies! Great job Boudoir Prive. See you next month ;)

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  1. Fab review hun, definitely giving your blog a follow :)

  2. It's a nice box - I prefer it to last month one. :)

  3. I completely agree Alex, it's awesome! x

  4. Hi Hannah! Thank you for your honest review of our October Boudoir Beauty Box. We are so glad that you love our selection this month and can't wait for your review on the individual samples.