Sunday, 10 June 2012

She Said Beauty - June Box

Got home from my hols to find my She Said Beauty box had been delivered..

NOOOOOO not more lashes!

Yardley Royal Diamond EDT 1ml Sample

This has been released to celebrate the Queens Jubilee.

Royal Diamond is a sophisticated, sparkling fragrance opening with a touch of pear and bergamot surrounded by a subtle note of honey, with a delicate romantic floral bouquet at its heart of rose, peony and lily of the valley, enhanced with a soft woody and vanilla base.

I really like the smell, its quite subtle and smells very summery. A little fed up of seeing Yardley perfume samples in the beauty boxes though!

Full size 50ml retails at £9.99 making the sample worth 20p

Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream 30ml

Our super moisturising cream is special. Along with fatty-acid and vitamin-packed shea butter and sweet almond oil we’ve added two ancient therapeutic skin conditioners, the Egyptians’ embalming agent benzoin, and yarrow, which legend says Achilles used on his wounded soldiers in the Trojan war. Patchouli is a calming essential oil for weathered skin, carrageenan gum gives skin a smooth texture and kukui nut oil make even problem skin supple.

Again another brand that we have seen quite a bit of in the boxes over the past few months, I've not tried the handcream before though and I like to keep a tube of handcream on my desk in work so will use this when my current one runs out. I don't think I will like the smell of this though as I had the shower gel in the same fragrance and the patchouli was very overpowering. Interesting about the Egyptians embalming agent!

This 30ml tube retails at £6.00

Elemis Tranquil Touch Indulgent Bath Elixir 50ml

This indulgent bath elixir combines patchouli, cedarwood and vetivert aromatic to help enhance feelings of wellbeing and relaxation. Further enriched with a natural skin conditioning cocoa butter derived cleansing ingredient, these indulgent bath bubbles deliver a luxuriously rich and soothing formulation.

My favourite item in the box, it smells divine and very luxurious. 
This is definitely a candle lit bath with a face mask and a good book kind of product.

Full size is 300ml and retails for £19.00, making the sample worth £3.17

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser 75ml

Our enriched, nourishing body moisturiser cleverly combines skin care benefits with a healthy touch of bronze. This gradual self-tanner will build up a gorgeous, golden glow over time. Simply massage into your body for a gradual tan. Suitable for daily use.

I got this in Medium/Dark. I have very pale skin so I would have preferred this in Light/Medium. I am going to try it out on my legs - I can always hide them if it looks awful!

200ml retails at £14.30, making the sample worth £5.36

Let's Go Lashes in Tease Full Size

I cannot believe that there are lashes in the box! 
These have definitely been overdone in the beauty boxes. At least the style is better than the lashes I got in my Glossybox, I'll add them to the ever growing pile of lashes.

Retail at £8.95

Bonus Item
Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream 3g sample

You can read about it here

I have used this product before, I really liked it - it's the best BB cream that I have tried.  Great coverage and colour the only thing I didn't like was the smell! It was slightly too dark for my winter skin but now that I have a tiny bit of colour it may be a perfect match.

Full size 25ml retails at £20.00, making the sample worth £2.40

I have now cancelled my She Said Beauty subscription.
I really like the Elemis and the Ginvera but thats it - I think the fact that the box had lashes in tipped me over the edge!

Did you get this box? What did you think?


  1. great review im still waiting to receive this box! :)

    1. Oh no! Has it turned up yet? I see there are different versions of the box this month, hope you like your selection x