After much anticipation, the September Boudoir Privé box is finally here.
The packaging is as beautiful as ever and it feels as if it's my birthday as I carefully remove each layer of wrapping. I must admit that the packaging of beauty boxes is the part that most impresses me.
6 samples + 1 bonus blotting/bronzing paper from 7 brands for £10
I am going to be very honest and say that the sizes of the samples were a little disappointing. Everything is so tiny even though they were advertised to be deluxe-sized samples. Now, I'm perfectly aware that I signed up for a box of samples and I never once hoped to have a full-sized product in the box, but I did hope for decent-sized ones. I was very happy with the sizes of 2 of the items in the first box*click*, so to see real miniatures this month is a bit of a let down. Since I mentioned this in the GlossyBox post*click*, I'll say it here to be fair...I can get perfume samples from beauty counters (or even magazines), so no, I'd rather not pay for them.
However, again, this box provided a good mix of products for body care, hair care, skin care and make up.
MACADAMIA Healing Oil Treatment for hair repair; ZOYA nail polish in Marina
COLBERT MT Nourish eye cream; TROPIC SKINCARE Body Smooth
CARGO COSMETICS Boogie Nights eye pencil; MAI COUTURE blotting/bronzing paper
The products all seem pretty okay. I'm not wow-ed or anything, but I am looking forward to trying most of the things out.
I couldn't resist and have taken a whiff of some of the products. I'm not too keen about the Tropic Body Smooth because the lemon-y smell is way too strong for me. It reminds me of cough drops/lozenges. The Colbert MD eye cream has no fragrance so it just smells like...cream, which is fine. The Macadamia hair oil has a very pleasant smell and I'm definitely eager to try this one. The L'Agent perfume smells pretty good!
The box also came with this Zoya nail polish display to show off their new Smoke & Mirrors collection (which incidentally, is also the name of Topshop's AW11 make up collection). It's pretty fun to play with, but I'm not too sure about throwing in these forms of advertising into our boxes. It's hardly a sample...
Overall, I think this month's box was just okay. Unfortunately, I have made the decision to unsubscribe. If you read my post on last month's box (also the company's first box), you'll notice that I used words like "pretty satisfied" and "quite like". I was already contemplating whether or not to continue with my subscription, but decided to give it another chance. Since this month's box still didn't make me squeal with delight, I've decided to cancel. Please note it wasn't horrid, just that personally, I expected a bit more. I'll keep an eye out on the next few boxes and if they up their game, who knows, I might subscribe again.
Finally, since I've had both GlossyBox and Boudoir Prive this month, my verdict is...GlossyBox wins!
For those who are unfamiliar with the Boudoir Prive beauty box concept, check out my Introductory post*click*.
For those interested in seeing what was in the first August Boudoir Prive box, go
For those interested in seeing what was in Septemeber's GlossyBox, go here*click*.