Saturday, 24 March 2012

Joliebox March 2012

Wow, what a gorgeous sunny day! Love springtime! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

My postie delivered my March Joliebox yesterday and I only got around to opening it late last night. I'd read a few spoilers online and wasn't sure what to think....

The box is quite small, I took a pic next to my Harrods Glossybox and you can see the difference.  The goodies came in a little Joliebox bag instead of the shredded paper that is in all the other boxes.

These are the goodies that were inside...

The box is themed as "Put a Spring in your Step", on the reverse of the card is the menu of products.  All the products in this months box are full size.

First up, Yardley Luxury Body Wash 200ml in Peony.  Right, while I really wouldn't class this as a luxury body wash I am happy with the scent I got.  I received a sample of the Peony perfume in one of the other beauty boxes and I actually quite liked it, so I really like the smell of this.  It is very flowery and certainly fits the Spring theme.  This retails at £3.50 on the Yardley website.

Next up Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm 75ml.  This is a multi-tasking balm - you can use it on your face, body and hair.  Its more of a cream like texture than a balm, it smells quite herbally and to be honest its a bit overpowering for me.  After I took the photo of the balm I rubbed it into my hand and it was lovely - made my skin nice and soft and the smell disappeared after a short while.  It wasn't until I read the instructions on the back of the tube that I realised I had to wash it off! I think this fits into the Spring theme as its an all natural product.  Some people received this exact product in a previous Glossybox, I didn't and I'm glad I've got my mitts on it to try it out.  I couldn't find a UK Davines website, but I found it for £9.99 on this website

The third product is a skinny eyeliner from Eyeko.  I got it in Midnight Blue, its a nice soft eyeliner and again I'm pleased with this product - although we recently got a fat eyeko pencil in Carmine and the skinny pencil in Glossybox.  I was lucky getting this shade as I already have it in pale pink, plum and emerald green.  Not sure what a dark eyeliner has to do with spring? This retails at £9.50 on Eyeko website.

The fourth and final full size product in the box is a nail varnish from LCN.  This is not a brand I have heard of before. It doesn't say what colour it is on the bottle, It looks like a very pale pastel blue in the bottle with a bluey green iridescent sheen. I wouldn't have picked this colour up myself, but its pretty and a bit different, the pastel shade is lovely for spring.  It retails for £5.50 on this website

Two Coats                                                        Three Coats

The mirror is a bonus item and will be great for shoving in one of my many handbags!

So, the verdict. Again I think this months box is a slow burner.  I will use all the products and I like all the variations I got in terms of colour. I think its just a shame that the same brands and even the same products are being repeated in the beauty boxes.  The whole point is to try something new. 

I love, love, loved last months Joliebox as it was all items that I had never seen in other boxes or tried before.  I thought Joliebox was meant to be more high end and have more niche products than other boxes, unfortunatly I don't think this month thats the case. Lets see what we pull out of the (Jolie) box next month!


  1. I was pleased to get the Davines cream but I don't think joliebox is as good as Boudoir Prive was (though I loved the Jane Iredale lip and cheek stain last month) x

    1. I love the Jane Iredale, fab isn't it! Wish I'd unsubbed then resubbed to get it again!

  2. Davines was the only product I am happy with. Roll on next month..

    1. I think the name moisturising balm is a bit confusing! never washed off a moisturiser before!