Wednesday, 1 August 2012

July 2012 Joliebox

July 2012 Joliebox

I received my Joliebox on time this month but I was at work when the postman delivered it, and had to wait almost another week for my box to be redelivered at a suitable time. Joliebox is £10 a month the same as a Glossybox, plus £2.95 P+P, costing £12.95 in total. You can either take out a monthly, quarterly or yearly subscription. When taking out the yearly option, you get two boxes free which is a great deal. I like to keep all my subscriptions to a monthly basis, though. The concept is also the same as Glossybox: 4-5 deluxe samples a month. From the two boxes I've received so far, I'd say Joliebox is more skincare-orientated. Glossybox may be the better option for make-up enthusiasts, like myself. If you would like a full review on any of the products mentioned, please let me know. Go to for more details, or follow them on Twitter (@jolieboxUK).

This is now my second Joliebox and this month's 'theme' is Summer Essentials. In Scotland, we've not had much of a Summer, which is disappointing. It's been raining heavily and the weather is erratic. It could be lovely and warm one minute and then raining the next. I'm not much of a holiday person but it's actually making me want to go away somewhere nice for a change. I'm considering book a week's holiday next year if I can save up enough. Anyway, on to the box...

This month's box:

First product:

Etat Pur Salicylic Acid 300 15ml
Full-size: £12.20/15ml
For spots and skin blemishes

I've never had any major acne problems but I will try this next time I get a spot or a blemish. I gets spots on the odd occasion and they always seem to pop up in the exact same place, which is quite annoying.

Second product:

Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner (No volume provided on packaging)
Full-size: £24/Couldn't find any info about volume on Jane Iredale website
A moisturising, natural self tanner and bronzer for face and body

Again, this is something I would normally go out and buy. I've never had a fake tan in my life nor do I use bronzer, so this one's not going to be of much use to me. I'll probably give it to my Mum since she loves a good tan!

Third product:

WEN by Chaz Dean Sweet Almond and Mint Cleansing Conditioner 60ml
Full-size: £24.95/480ml

I'm curious to see how this works out as I've heard a lot of good things about WEN's hair products. I love trying new products on my hair, so I might use this one tomorrow morning. It smells lovely and minty too, which is nice. It's not overpowering at all - I would say it was quite subtle actually.

Fourth product:

Nailgirls Gold and Bronze nail polishes x 2 (No volume provided on packaging)
Full-size: £10.50/15ml
London 2012 Inspired Collection

I'm also looking forward to trying these out. I like finding nail polishes with good formulas, although for me it's been few and far between. I hate goopy, thick formulas so I'm hoping these are the opposite. I'll need to grow my nails back in as I've went back to biting them recently (gross, I know). I'll give them a try when my nails are long enough and post some swatches!

Fifth product:

Joliebox Toe Separaters

I don't use these at all. I don't paint my toenails very often either, because no one ever sees them, so this one is a bit of a miss for me.

Bonus Product:

Talika Lipocils Expert 2ml
Full-size: £28/10ml

I'm guessing this is the extra product (It says on the product list that there is a bonus product due to some of last month's boxes being delayed). It states on the packaging that you've to apply a coat of formula with the foam applicator and then go in with the mascara brush, but there's no mascara in the box. I'm a bit confused about this one... I'm not sure if it means you've just to use any mascara you have. I'll give it a bash anyway.

Overall, I think July's box is okay. The products were just.. okay. There's nothing in it that I'm overly excited about but I will give everything a try at some point. If you would like full reviews on anything mentioned, please let me know. I like that there is a nice variety of things to try though. It would be a bit boring if it was just a box full of lotions and potions. If you have any questions, let me know!

Naomii xo

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