She Said Beauty Box
I got a little overexcited about a month ago when I saw that a brand new beauty box was going to be launched and had to sign up right away! This one comes from a brand called She Said Beauty who are retailing the box at £11.95 a month including postage. I'm not sure if it's quite filled the gap Feel Unique left but I'm going to give it a few months. Obviously the first thing you'll all be noticing is the tea which I've no doubt brings back not so fond memories of the first Boudoir Prive installment which I shall say no more about! I'm going to overlook that however, because I am actually quite impressed with what's on offer here.
The first thing that jumped out at me was the mini Aveda set. I've been debating for a long time whether or not treat myself to one of their hair products which can go for anything up to £40 so I was really excited to use these and washed my hair straight away. I only got one use out of them because the bottle are quite small and my massive amount of hair needs a lot of product. The smell was beautiful, like really faint liquorice but the shampoo didn't later up as well as I would have liked it to. My hair did feel lovely and smooth afterwards though, and not weighed down at all.
I'm really starting to get into Orly and have stacked up quite a few different colours from various boxes and magazines. I think the formula of these is really brilliant. Opaque in one coat (even though I always do two for good measure?) and really long lasting. I got the colour Black Out which as the name suggest is a pure black.
Although Collection 2000 is probably regarded as a 'cheap and cheerful' cosmetics brand I've found that the two items that I probably talk about too much and couldn't live without are their concealer and eyeliner which are only about three of four pounds each. After seeing the Cream Puff Lip Creams pop up on quite a few blogs I was excited to try this. I do like the consistency and the finish of these. They're really moisturising but quite matte, without being dry. The only thing I'm not sold on though is the colour of this one which is Powder Puff. It gives me the dreaded 'foundation lips' that I haven't dared tried out since I was back at school and Dream Matte Mousse slathered everywhere was all the rage!
I'm not a big false eyelash wearer as I'm quite lucky and have long ones anyway so I don't think I'll be using the We Are Faux ones here. I did pop them on quickly without out any glue (which isn't even included, a bit stingy no?) and they look ridiculous! They're so long they go past my eyebrows and they're the type with the really thick band that never sit in place properly and always manage to ping off at the most inopportune moments.