Look what came in the post this morning!
It's the highly-anticipated Boudoir Privé beauty box! If you've no idea what it is, you can check out the Introductory post I wrote here*click*
The suspense was killing me, but I still took time to carefully unwrap each layer and photograph each step of my unboxing so I could document it nicely for you, my lovely blog readers.
The personalized, hand-written card really impressed me because I love companies who put in extra effort to make their customers feel loved.
The Les Indispensables leaflet was extremely useful because it detailed what each sample was, had instructions for use and listed the price of the full-sized product incase we decide to purchase it after trying out the samples.
After gently tugging the pretty pink ribbon and peeling off that cute little mirror sticker, the contents of the August Boudoir Privé beauty box were finally revealed.
There, 8 samples from 6 brands for £10.
So this is the first Boudoir Privé beauty box produced and for me personally, the first beauty box ever. My opinions will be based entirely on this company and their first box. My opinions may differ from others, but as I've no previous beauty box experience to compare to, I feel that I'm able to give an unbiased view.
When I opened the pink box, as far as first impressions go, I was well impressed because as you all know, I'm a sucker for packaging and I definitely can't fault them on that. At first glance, when I saw the amount of samples, I heaved a sigh of relief because before this, I was so worried I had wasted my money buying a box without knowing its contents because "its contents are a suprise". I admit that the full-sized SACHAJUAN Hair Repair product (which by the way, retails for £11) added tons of brownie points. I thought the box provided a lovely mix of products for body care, hair care, skin care, make up and lifestyle. Let's have a closer look at what the items are.
SACHAJUAN Hair Repair, OLAVIE Antioxidant Body Butter,
JANE IREDALE PureLash Extender and Conditioner, BABOR HSR Lifting Extra Firming Cream,
ETAT LIBRE D'ORANGE Like This and Rien, BLOOM Green tea and White tea duo.
I was most disappointed with the
So anyway, the box arrived and as you can see, the teabags were there. I would have been furious, but I'm not simply because I felt that the other products made up for it. But if they do this again in future boxes, I think I would be extremely annoyed. I'm sorry, I'm not paying for tea samples no matter how posh. Seriously, nobody is going to pay for tea samples.
I admit I was very sceptical when they revealed some of the brand names they were working with; I had not heard of most of them! Granted, I'm no beauty guru and I'm sure these brands are luxury (Boudoir Privé seem to love throwing this word around) brand names in their own right, but the fact remains that as an average consumer, I'm always hesitant about buying products I'm not familiar with. Still, now that the samples are here, I can't wait to try them out!
I'll end on a positive note in that after inspecting the products, I'm going to say I'm pretty satisfied with the box. I think the sample sizes are pretty decent and regardless of whether I know the brand names or not, I'm glad that I can use every single product in there. I hope the products won't disappoint. I think £10 for this is very reasonable.
All in all, I quite like the box!
Now, if you've read up to here (Thank you! You're the best!), I've got a mini surprise. Together with the leaflet, Boudoir Privé has attached 3 tokens with a code to get your first box for half price! If you want this code, simply drop me a comment to let me know. I don't know how many times you're allowed to use the code, but to avoid dispute, the first 3 people to ask me for it will get it. This is only for my UK readers because Boudoir Privé does not ship overseas.
I rather enjoyed doing this unboxing post. Hope you enjoyed reading it, too.
I'm really keen to know:
What do you think of this beauty box?
What other beauty boxes do you subscribe to?