I received my eagerly anticipated Boudoir Prive box today, I’d seen a few reviews already so I knew what to expect but I thought I’d share my thoughts and opinions with you.
Looks very similar doesn’t it? I was quite surprised at just how similar the Boudoir Prive box is to the GlossyBox, even down to the websites being very similar. I’m wondering if they are the same company? The one noticeable difference with the box is that it has a flip down magnetic lid as oppose to the lift off lid that GlossyBox has. I prefer this box.
Boudoir Prive also enclose a little hand written note which is a very sweet touch!
Boudoir Prive is split into six sections, which I assume it will be every month. The sections are Lifestyle, Skincare, Fragrance, Bodycare, Make-up and Haircare. I think this is a really good idea as we should receive a good variety of products each month.
My thoughts on the individual products…
Bloom Green tea & White tea duo
They say : Keep your concentration levels high and your stress levels low throughout the day with these two delicious teas from Bloom’s Tea Treatment collection.
I say : I know that there has been a lot of uproar about this, I’ve seen so many tweets along the lines of “tea, in a beauty box?”. I must be one of the rare few people that was pleasantly surprised at the ‘lifestyle’ section of the box. I’m not a tea drinker at all, but I’ve not tried any herbal teas so I am looking forward to trying this (and to be honest probably spitting it straight back out!).
I’m a proper ‘foodie’ and love trying out new stuff so am hoping that this section will remain. I hope to see some luxurious chocolates in a box one day 🙂
The price – £4 for a pack of 10, making this sample worth £0.80.
Babor HSR Lifting Extra Firming Cream
They say : Soften your skin and prevent wrinkles with this cream by German skincare brand Babor. Active ingredients, efficiency and luxury, all packed into one product!
I say : I’m 26 now so this is a welcome addition to my skincare routine. I haven’t yet bought any anti-ageing products but am at the age where I really should start using them. I’m looking forward to trying this out.
The price – £82 for 50ml.
Etat Libre D’Orange Archives 69 & Rien
They say : Rien and new fragrance Archives 69 are incredibly rich perfumes that will keep you smelling fantastic all throughout the day. Two must-haves from the Etat Libre d’Orange range.
I say : unfortunately I don’t like either of these perfumes. They are indeed incredibly rich, too rich for my liking! I think these perfumes are more suited to an older lady, but, luckily we are all different and some people may love these fragrances.
The price – Rien £52.50 for 50ml, Archives 69 £74.00 for 50ml.
Olavie Antioxidant Body Butter
They say : Pamper yourself with this rich body butter by Wine Therapy specialists Olavie. Your skin will feel smooth, hydrated and refreshed.
I say : This product smells lovely and I’m really drawn to the idea of wine therapy! It rubs in easily and leaves the skin feeling super soft. This is a product I’ll definitely be using up.
The price – £43.55 for 240ml
Jane Iredale PureLash Extender and Conditioner
They say : Mineral cosmetics wonder Jane Iredale will blow you away with this innovative product, which encourages the growth of eyelashes and facilitates the application of mascara.
I say : I was super excited to receive this in my box and can’t wait to try it out, I just hope that this teeny sample is enough to see a difference.
The price – £13.00 for 89ml
They say : This conditioner’s smart Ocean Silk Technology suits all hair types, and will do a great job at untangling your locks. A must-try product from Swedish brand Sachajuan!
I say : I’ve heard good things about this brand previously so was pleased to receive this. My hair is in okay-ish condition but we could all do with a little pick me up! This product smells lovely and isn’t too overpowering.
The price – £10.00 for 100ml (the sample we received is 3.4 fl oz which I think works out at about 100ml, correct me if I’m wrong!)
I am very pleased with my first Boudoir Prive box. I was planning on signing up just for the first box and then cancelling, but now I’ve received this one I want more! I love the idea of the lifestyle section and hope that the fact that this box seems more geared towards the more ‘mature lady’ means that there will be plenty more anti-ageing products for me to try.
I foresee a huge amount of unwanted perfume samples coming my way from both this box and my GlossyBox, I think I will save them all up in an empty box and give them to my mother along with her Christmas presents, she will probably appreciate that and I may have quite a few come Christmas!
The main flaw for me is that the majority of the samples don’t state the size, I’m sure that I’m not the only one who likes to work out how much each individual sample is worth! I would love it if Boudoir Prive could add this information to the little information card provided.
I have three codes which enable three lucky people to receive their first box half price! These expire on 31 August 2011. If you haven’t yet signed up and are interested simply leave a comment below, I will email the first three people with the voucher codes.
Did you sign up to Boudoir Prive? What are your impressions?