I love this box is a subscription based box which costs $14.95 per month ( inlcuding delivery) and contains 5-6 luxury sample or full sized products. April was my first month I had signed up for and I was a little nervous.
My beauty regime includes quite a few high end high street products. My favourite brands and Lancome, Bobby Brown and Benefit and to be honest I had been trying to cut down on beauty products as I wanted to streamline and have a base of products which worked and I used. I hate buying products which I dont like and wasting money. So really I used to go about once a year and spend spend spend on a new look and that would do for the year. I would replace items I had used with replacements of exactly the same. I have used the same foundation since I was 21.
I decided I love this box would be a fun way for me to try new products without loosing too much money. Now onto the box, this review is a little late as I have been using the products non stop!
These are the products I received in the box. Firstly was an Avado organic gel exfoliant. I really liked this as it felt very fresh on my skin and I have been using it every morning in the shower. It is not particularly gritty, probably so that you can use it daily, so I use it with a muslin cloth for some extra oomph! You also got a $5 voucher to spend on the brand at priceline. Avado products are certified organic and use aloe vera and essential oils to keep the skin radiant.
A Just D’lish handmade soap in passionfruit. I haven’t used this yet and to be honest am not a big fan of bar soaps. Some folks got a scented candle in their box which I am jealous of as I would have loved that.
A maybelline lipstick in 265 Autumn Rush. This is not my colour, but if I ever want to go back to the days of cropped tops, Rimmel Healther Shimmer and Ace of Base it would work a treat for me! Far to brown and dark on my lips, but it did feel nice so in another colour would probably be fab.
Chikii blush/bronzer I LOVE this. It doesn’t say what colour it is but I really like it and have used it everyday to a lot of compliments. It is mineral makeup and lasts for ages. I am now a convert. The only thing I dont like is the packaging as a small tub would be much easier to use and store. A quick look at the website shows they do samples and trial packs at affordable prices. I love to test before a bigger outlay.
Shanga Eyeshadow in Camellia which is also lovely a shimmery peachy pink which I have worn daily and has also been complemented. This also is a long lasting product. Shanga combines natural makeup with technology to produce results and all products have a 100% money back guarantee which is fantastic for giving confidence in the products.
Overall I think that the Ilovemybox is a fantastic way to experiment with new products without the risk of outlay on products which you just don’t like, I will be continuing with my subscription. Infact the mineral makeup has impressed me so much I have delved further into this world and bought a maybelline mineral makeup kit.
The set includes a mineral concealer which I apply liberally to any spots or imperfections then tap into the skin to blend. I use the mineral foundation with the rubbish baby kabuki brush provided and just sort of buff it in with a circular motion. The mineral veil is used as the finish. I like this it lasts and covers well. It is possibly a little matt in finish for me as I prefer dewy skin. So on the advice of memybestandI I have been to the everyday minerals website. I have ordered the Kabuki which is just $14.99 and a bargain with great reviews, plus a sample kit with 7 samples of their products for just $0.01 ( you can opt to pay more and it goes to charity). I also got a lippy for $6.99 as if you spend more than $18 you get 2 free products. As long as i like the products this is a bargain.
Along the lines of the natural makeup I bought these to replace my shampoo, conditioner and body wash. They may not be too flash but at around $5 each and easily available from the supermarket that suits me and my budget. So far I have enjoyed them.
I like the world of luxury samples and free/ cheap trials it allows makeup to be fun and for you to try items without the pressure and guilt of spending too much. I have been so impressed so far. Further reviews to come. Please note I am not super knowledgeable or a guru of any kind I am just a regular gal with spotty ish skin trying to look my best!
What do you love? any products for me to try???