Wednesday, 26 September 2012

She Said Beauty Box - September 2012

So it's been a good few month's since the last time I tried a beauty box in fact I think the last one I had was the Glossybox from June.  You know the one, it had that make-up brush included (now one of my cats' favourite toys) along with some other things that I promptly gave away/never touched again.

I was pretty disillusioned with the whole idea of beauty boxes after that one but was tempted to try She Said Beauty for a few reasons.  A: I came across a discount code for a 3 month subscription, B: I'd had a couple of the beauty boxes before and liked them (in fact I don't know why I stopped them) and C: I'd seen consistently good reviews of She Said Beauty from other bloggers.

Now for reasons unbeknown, my September box took quite a long time to turn up but as per their reputation, She Said Beauty were fab at answering my queries and were more than willing to send a replacement box.  When the box did turn up I was very pleased with the month's theme (Skincare September) and rather happy with the contents too.  Here's what came:

Ginerva Green Tea Whitening Marvel Gel - Not a brand I'd ever tried or heard of before, but I'm always keen to try something new.  According to She Said Beauty the gel is a gentle but effective exfoliator.  I'm looking forward to trying it next time I have myself a facial day.
Collection Primed & Ready Smoothing Make-up Primer (Full size 18ml) - I know a lot of people aren't keen on getting high street products in a beauty box but when it comes to Collection I definitely don't mind as they've been doing some great products recently.  I've used this primer a couple of times since I got the box and it's really made my foundation smoother to apply.  The only gripe I have is that it seemed to highlight a bit of a dry patch I had on my cheek (when I really needed to exfoliate).  I'd still use it use it semi regularly though.
Collection Fix Me Up Long Lasting Make-Up Fixer (Full size 18ml) - Haven't tried this yet, but on my next night out I'll definitely give it a go.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (Full size 30ml) - I was really excited to see this cleanser included in the box.  I've wanted to try it for a while now as it has a great reputation for removing makeup.  Here's hoping it doesn't disappoint.
Amie Spring Clean Cooling Clay Mask (Full size 15ml sachet) - As my skin tends to lean towards dehydrated at this time of year I wouldn't use a clay mask on it, but my fiance (who has oily skin) definitely would so I've donated this clay mask to him!

Now, this She Said Beauty box came with a rather random "SSB Treat", a bag of PopChips.  Whilst unexpected, they definitely weren't unwanted and made quite a good 1 Weight Watchers pro point snack.  I don't think I'd welcome something similar in every box though.

Overall, I'm really pleased with this month's box and am looking forward to getting the October 2012 box.

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