Monday, 26 May 2014

The Dream Box

I know, i know - ANOTHER box from me so quick!

BUT this one is different - you'll see.
Jane, over at the fantastic British Beauty Blogger has released 2 of these boxes previously, and they sell out quicker than Enchanted Polishes!  So i was determined not to miss this one.

A slight change to it as Jane collaborated with Latest In Beauty Boxes (one of the only beauty boxes i will buy) so i think there may have been more boxes than the previous two - however, that didn't stop it being sold out 3 hours later.

So, this was a bargain-alicious price of £19.95 with free postage.  it was so heavy when it arrived! And I'm no surprised with the items inside!
Ill admit theres items in there that I'm itching to try, and others that i can wait to try, but ill show you them all anyway, and try and get an RRP for them, to see how it compares to the box price.
Most of them also had a special offer explained in the booklet, where you could get some pennies off an item in the store - another bonus!

OK, so on with items....

This, is one of the items i really want to try! I love Too Faced products, and am looking forward to testing this out!  This is the "Better Than Sex" Mascara.
Described as:
"One application of this collagen-fueled formula along with a touch of the specially shaped brush will leave you begging for more. One coat and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic. A mascara so amazing…it’s Better Than Sex!"

A big claim - i do so hope its as good as it says!
The RRP of this is £19 - so the box already has neared its £19.95 cost.

Next on the list:

This looks fantastic, i have to say and again, another I'm looking forward to trying.
The full name of this is "Bee Good Honey & Wild Water Mint Cleansing Water" and is 100ml.
The description for this one:

"Brand new from independent British skincare company, Bee Good, this 3-in-1 cleansing water dissolves make-up, cleanses and tones the skin - no water needed!"

I normally use face wipes - i am a bit of a lazy one when it comes to having to use an item i need to be in the bathroom to rinse off, so this is very intriguing!
This is the full sized and has an RRP of £10
The price of the box is already reached - and stormed past with just 2 of the items! (wishing you hadn't hesitated and bought it now? LOL! I know i would be!)

Next out the box ( always nice to see something from Elemis!)

This is a 20ml tube of Elemis "Treat Your Feet" Foot Cream that is classed as a travel size. 

 "Rich in conditioning shea butter and jojoba oil, this intensely moisturising foot cream melts beautifully into the skin, smoothing and hydrating rough dry areas. Infused with a blend of aromatic patchouli, eucalyptus, and lemon oils to help soothe and comfort. Smoothes and hydrates rough dry areas."

This size has an RRP of £6

Each box had a full sized Essie- and the colours randomly selected for each box from the Spring Shades - "Spin The Bottle", "Hide & Go Chic", "Fashion Playground", "Romper Room", "Style Hunter" or "Truth or Flare".  I got "Fashion Playground" which i have to say i like the look of - I'm not normally a green fan, but i kinda like it - but having said that, we all know it can look different on the nails, so we'll see!
The RRP of this is £7.99

This would be great to try - if i had a bath! Just a stand in shower.  But it smells lovely!
A full sized bottle at 100ml and can retail around the £7.50 mark

A Lola Kabuki brush - which is so soft to touch!
Wow - the price shocked me on this one - an RRP of £19 - almost afraid to use it!!! :p

Another firm favourite in beauty boxes - this time its a 50ml bottle of L'Occitane Immortelle Divine Lotion.

"A new product innovation: a light fluid, rich in trace elements and minerals to activate the skin renewal process and energise skin cells.  To be applied AFTER the cleanser and toner but BEFORE the serum and moisturiser to prep and optimise the skin"

Going on the price of the full size, this one works out at roughly £10.50

A new brand to me, but i have a thing about my hands and creams and wash, so this is perfect - and smells gorgeous!  Its a 50ml tube of the Janjira Argan Oil hand wash.
The full size is 250ml and retails at approximately £15. so going off that, this travel sized tube would be roughly £3

A full sized Bourjois Cream Blush.  Mine is No3 "Rose Tender" but i know that other shades were sent out as well.  But I'm actually happy with this one - not too pink, but not too pale either!
"A cream-to-powder formula which has a velvety texture into your cheeks effortlessly for a second skin feel.  It will leave your complexion looking natural, healthy and fresh all day long"

This is a full sized blush and has an RRP of £6.99

As soon as i saw this i thought "holiday must have!"- so this will be coming with me on hols!
A handy travel sized 50ml, this is a La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Spray.

"Sourced from a spring in the centre of France, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water contains anti-oxidant Selenium and is renowned for its soothing, softening and anti-irritating properties.  This unique water, renowned for its efficacy is in each La Roche-Posay product"

This comes in several sizes, so different prices but for this 50ml the RRP is £4.00

One of my favourite brands, i actually haven't tried any of the creams, so I'm looking forward to trying this one - especially as it says it helps with dark circles, and i suffer from them!  This is Benefit's "It's Potent" eye cream.  This is only a small, trial size - 3g so i don't think its sold on its own - maybe in a selection pack of creams.  However, checking a well known auction site this size tub goes from around £3- £6.  The full sized is 14.2g and costs £25.50.

"Your eyes cant keep a secret....they're the first to show signs of age & stress.  It's potent! eye cream fades dark circles & helps smooth fine lines for brighter, younger looking eyes"

it may be a small sample, but I'm glad this was in the box!
So going by the well known auction site - this can be between £3 - £6.

 A recently released brand, Make Up Revolution has had many good reviews.  I have bought basically all you need to make your face up, but i haven't had chance to try it and review it yet!
So this is the Make Up Revolution Eyeshadow Palette in "Make Believe".  Again, several styles were sent out.  This one - not my normal colours, but ill give it a try!

"14 super intense shades with 2 eyebrow powders - everything you need for your eyes in one on the go sized palette.  There are 4 different shades in the boxes - "Make Believe", "Lock & Load", "Sticks & Stones" and "Disappear Till Tomorrow".

If I'm honest, i think i would have preferred "Disappear Till Tomorrow", but the RRP of these are a fantastic £4, so i think i can stretch to one if my need increases!!

I love BB Creams, and am always on the look out for ones that suit me.  I wish this could have been a little bigger, but i think this is literally just to try and see if it suits you.  This is a 3ml tube of Ren Satin Perfection BB Cream which i don't think can be bought on its own, so a rough guide from the well known auction site, you'd be looking to pay between £1 - £2 for this tube.  The full size of 50ml has an RRP of £26.00

"A silicone free BB cream that leaves the skin looking flawless, even toned and luminous with a perfect non oily, satin finish"

THIS item made me smile, i don't know why! Basically its a one time use lipstick. Cute huh? This is only one sachet, and its called Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick Kisses and i got the shade "So Marilyn" - a gorgeous red.  This is perfect for those unexpected nights out when you need to put some lippy on and haven't got any!  I cant actually find these to buy anywhere - i may not be looking in the right place, but if that's the case, then this is basically for us to try Charlotte Tilsbury's Lipsticks.  I think its really cute! part of me is hoping i don't like it, cos if i do, ill have to buy one and i don't think my purse can open that far at the moment!!!

Lastly, no beauty box is complete without a perfume sample!  At least its a vial (albeit small) but its better than receiving those on a piece of card and you peel off!
Ive not heard of Roger & Gallet before, but OMG, this is a gorgeous scented perfume, and i think perfect to have when i go on hols- gorgeous and fresh! This trial is of GingemBre Rouge.
For a 30ml bottle this can be found at a great price of £14.99 and i think this is one i might have to get to take on hols with me!

So, what do you think? Kinda blows so many boxes out of the water, right?
Oh! The cost of the items all together - and not including the perfume sample or the kissing card) is a staggering £101.98 - wow, i actually wasn't expecting it to add up to that much!

And the best bit - the box is brilliant - i will use pretty much everything - actually, scrap that looking at the box - i WILL use everything in the box - and theres really not many times you can say that about beauty boxes.

So? Were you lucky enough to snap one up?  What did you think of it? Anything youre happier with and anything in there that you wish you could have had a different shade to?  If you didn't manage to snap one up, do you think you'll be keeping an eye out for it next time?

Can't fault this box - so a huge thank you to Jane at Beauty British Blogger and Latest in Beauty for an amazing box!  I eagerly await the next!


  1. I'm gutted I missed this box, it looks amazing! I love the sound of the Bee Good cleanser and the Elemis foot cream especially :)

    Jess xo

  2. I'm literally so gutted I never got my hands on this as there are some amazing products in this box! next year I will!!!

    JustJulie | Uk Beauty Blog

  3. I just got mine today! I'm so excited! I'm going travelling soon for a month so some of these are perfect to take with me! Interesting green from Essie there - swatch soon please :). I got Spin the Bottle which is a pretty nude shade.

    Tara / Headline Beauty x


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