It’s the time of the month where the beauty boxes are arriving and it’s the turn of ‘Love Me Beauty’ today!
I really, really like the design of the Valentines themed card that comes with this month’s box; the vintage/scrapbook feel is really nice. This month’s box came with four items, which you could pick based upon menus, plus one ‘mystery’ item which was a favourite from previous boxes.
First up is something I was really looking forward to trying – The Percy & Reed ‘No-fuss Flawlessness – Dry Conditioner’. I’ve tried some Percy & Reed products before and was really looking forward to trying some more. I’ve not tried it, yet, but I really want to; the idea of it is really good, a spray that conditions and adds shine whilst reducing the damage caused by brushing. This is a full sized 150ml can which is worth £12.
This was one of the optional items in the box and I would rather have not had it in mine But I really wanted a specific fragrance of balm and a certain item from La Claree so this was an item I had to get in order to get the other options I wanted. I’ve already got a couple of packs of the ‘Beautify Me – Vitamin Complex’ by Inner Me and I’ve not got around to trying it, I do like the idea behind it but there’s only so many packs of beauty vitamins a girl needs! These are worth an impressive £15, though, so value wise is a good addition to the box.
This was the item that ruined the box, for me. It might sound silly, I’m a Really big fan of Models Own, but if you’ve read my posts in the past you’ll know that I already have this polish, in this exact shade, as I got it in my November Box. I really like the idea of a mystery product, an idea of mystery is the only thing missing from these boxes, but for someone to get an exact duplicate of something they got only a few months ago is just silly, especially when it’s a full sized nail polish – Hardly something that any of us use up quickly. I’ll put this in a giveaway or use it in a swap or something but that’s not the point – I spoke to the customer services team, simply to let them know my disappointment, but they said that a ‘free mystery product’ couldn’t be replaced. I didn’t ask for a replacement but I do think that it’s a big shame that that’s their policy. I also think it’s a bit cheeky because they class this as a free item rather than the 5th item in the box (They’ve Always had 5 items in the box but this month it’s 4 items plus a free one?) – Anyway, rant over, big disappointment and kinda puts me off the box if it means I’m likely to keep ending up with duplicate products.
I love the way this little diddy pot of cream looks, the La Claree ‘Smooth Day Face Care’ is one of the items that brought me to chose the menu that I did. I love skin care and am always looking for items that are going to improve my skin – Having a good routine has improved my skin, no end, already but there’s no harm in improving it further! This is a 7ml sample so should get a good few uses out of it, a full size is 50ml and costs £28.
This little item proves that it’s not, always, about the value – It’s the cheapest item in the box but it’s my favourite. This is Bakewell Soap Company’s ‘Multi-Purpose Pocket balm’ in ‘May Chang’ which has an amazing citrus scent. This little tin has a lot of really interesting claims as they say that it’s made with ‘oils rich in Omega 3 and 6’ which are ‘essential for healthy skin and packed with vitamins and anti-inflammatories’ and on top of that the ‘astringent citrus oils that help repair and tone dry and damaged skin’. I love multi-purpose products like this and this one is a real favourite already.
I’ve already used this on my hands and my lips, and Ethan’s enjoyed it on his lips too! It smells fabulous and it’s going to be a regular in my routine now – And, like I said, price isn’t everything – This little gem costs only £3.95
I’m quite torn following this box. I love the Percy & Reed, and I love the balm plus the day cream is ok but the vitamins are ‘meh’ and the nail polish is an out and out disappointment. I’m thinking about cancelling because I didn’t really like the way that the team dealt with my emails and I don’t like that I got a duplicate – Obviously I still got plenty of items which, by far, outweigh the cost of the box, but it feels cheeky and the way they replied to my email felt very dismissive.