Saturday, 14 July 2012

She Said Beauty July Box

I had cancelled my subscription to She Said Beauty but when I set up my blogging twitter account @beautyandbook in June they sent me a code for 25% off a box, so I signed up again. I didn't get my box at the same time as everyone else this month and I had to email customer services to see where it was, I think they had forgotten about me as they took payment and said it would be sent on Monday.  I got a dispatch email on the Wednesday and it was delivered yesterday.

I had seen a lot of spoilers by this point so had a good idea of what would be in the box!
My box was missing the insert telling you about the products, so I don't know which product was the extra this month.
Honey Moisturiser by Layla D.
This is very heavily scented, so much that I won't use this on my face.
The cream sinks in easily and I am going to use this as a handcream.
I don't know what size this sample is as it doesn't say on the jar, but the full size 50ml retails for £12.99 on Layla D's website
Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser.
I am just reaching the end of a Murad cleanser that I got in my Latest in Beauty skincare box and I liked it so will use this.
Its a 30ml sample and 200ml retails for £29.00 on their website, making the sample worth £4.35
Miners Chubby Eye Pencil in Black.
I love the design on the pencil!
It is priced at £1.99 on their website
This is the product I was most excited to see in my box, an S shaped nail file from the winner of last years Apprentice - Tom.
I'm looking forward to trying this out and if its good I am going to pick up the emergency file which fits onto your keyring - ingenious!
This is a full size product and retails at £4.49.
Trilogy Instant Bronzing Gel.
This is a small 5ml sample. To be honest I'm not sure what the point of this sample is?! I could maybe do half a leg??
Full size is 150ml and retails at £15.75 on Feel Uniques website making the sample worth 52p
Ice Crystals by Freeze 24-7.
A tiny 1.2ml sample.
70ml retails for £16.99 on Amazon making the sample worth 29p 
I take it this is the extra this month - a Debenhams beauty card. Plus 500 extra points if you spend £30 instore before the end of July.
I don't know what to think about this! Erm...most people I know would have a card if they shopped in Debenhams but I suppose its something a bit different.

So overall, this month I am not impressed. I really like the nail file but thats it. I am very disappointed in the two tiny sample sachets, I really don't see the point of a 5ml fake tan sample - how would you be able to judge if you liked the product?

I've cancelled my subscription again, I used to get so excited to see the beauty boxes in the hands of the postman but now they just seem to be very disappointing.  The attention to detail seems to be lacking - such as missing out the card, I know its not a big issue but to me its something that should be checked before the boxes go out.  

Joliebox is the only one subscription box still standing and I'm hoping they don't have another delivery issue this month!

Did you get She Said Beauty this month? What did you think?


  1. Disappointing box. I just get amarya, jolie and LIB now - tried them all I think x

    1. I get all the LIB boxes too - great value, I don't think I have ever had a sachet sample from them apart from the lanolips xx

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    1. Thanks! Its China Glaze Riveting - looks like fire on my fingertips! x

  3. I recently signed up to She Said and I absolutely love it xx

    1. I think once I use up my huge mountains of stuff (or make at least a considerable dent in it) then I might sign back up. So fickle LOL! x