I Love... Coconut Face Mask, Balmi Rasberry Lip Balm, Redken Align 12 Protective Straightening Lotion,
Twistband Hair Ties, Dr Bragi Bio Marine Exfoliant via JoileBox*
I've been receiving JolieBoxes for a while now but just haven't really felt compelled to blog about them. I think the beauty box fad might be a little 'over' now and I'm sure I'm not the only one that has a draw bursting with unused samples. However, when I opened up this months London Fashion Week themed offering I really liked the look of the products and could see myself using them all right there and then.
I actually ran off straight away to have a little pamper with the products. I threw my hair up into a messy bun with the Twistband hair tie which although is designed to be soft holding enough not to leave any crimps in the hair, still felt secure. Perfect for people like me who can't stand going to bed with their hair down but want to feel comfortable and not wake up in the morning with an odd kinky mess.
I used the Dr Bragi Bio Marine Exfoliant which came in a very handy single use sachet and smoothed out my skin taking off any dead skin cells. It had very fine beads in a creamy formula and felt like a deep microdermabrasion scrub.
After that I applied the the I Love... Coconut Face Mask which surprised me a bit when it came out in one big gloop of what I can only describe as slime! It was incredibly hard to spread across my face and took forever to set. In hindsight, after it started to pool in little drips at the bottom of my chin, I probably should have used half the sachet instead of the entire thing as it recommended but I have to say this isn't a mask I'd use again.
If you're familiar with EOS products I'm sure you'll recognise the Balmi. A little round ball of lip balm that's super easy to apply to both lips in one stroke. I've noticed these popping up a lot lately and I've wanted to get my hands on one for a while so I was pretty happy to see the full sized product included in this month's box. I might have even exclaimed 'I've got a Balmi' rather loudly to an empty hallway. I have a few of the EOS versions and really like them, however I found that the raspberry flavour of the Balmi was a lot less artificial tasting and the texture was more moisturising.
I actually really enjoyed this months JolieBox as the majority of the products could all be used together. I'd love to see more sample boxes doing this in the future, maybe even a box packed with everything you need for a dedicated night of pampering!
What was in everyone else's boxes? What do you think of a single use pamper box?
* PR Sample