Hi all, I’m sure by now you’ve seen a million other reviews on this month’s Boudoir Prive box but I still wanted to share my thoughts on the box so I hope you don’t mind another post on it!
I got mine a little later than most people, it turned out that it had been left with a neighbour. They hadn’t bought it round and the postman did his usual trick of not letting me know that it was there.
I’m sure by now that you are familiar with the concept of Boudoir Prive. You pay £10 a month and they send you six high end samples in a beautifully packaged box. They categorise their samples into six sections, of which you will receive a product within every month. The sections are Skincare, Lifestyle, Make-up, Bodycare, Fragrance and Haircare.
The theme for this month’s box is Les Indispensables, things that are absolutely necessary, essential.
Skincare – Colbert MD Nourish Eye Cream
They say : Colbert MD, the skincare used daily by HRH Kate Middleton and Sienna Miller, brings you a new impressive Eye Cream which rehydrates the skin around your eyes and reduces puffiness and dark circles. Apply around and under your eyes morning or night.
I say : I haven’t gotten around to trying this yet but if its good enough for her royal highness I’m sure its good enough for common old me! It doesn’t really have any smell to it which is good, I personally don’t like scented products for use around the eye. No matter how good this is I can say for sure that at £90 a pot I won’t be re-purchasing! I’m pleased to have received this little pot of luxury as I would never normally be able to try something so expensive.
The price : £90 for 15ml (!)
Bodycare – Tropic Skin Body Smooth
They say : We love this 100% natural Body Smooth from Tropic Skincare, founded by the Apprentice’s Susan Ma. Enriched with nourishing Sea Minerals, Jojoba and Macadamia oil, it smoothes and hydrates skin wonderfully. Rub onto dry hands for 20 seconds, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
I say : The first thing I noticed with this is the scent, it is very overpowering. I’m not really sure I like the idea of using this on my hands because they will probably stink for the rest of the day! Its not an unpleasant smell, its very nice and fruity, but its just so strong that I think it will linger and start to become annoying!
The price : £19.95 for 200ml
Haircare – Macadamia Hair Repair
They say : This oil treatment, suitable for all hair types, will make your hair visibly smooth, frizz-free and shiny. An amazing product to repair your hair after the damage caused over the summer. Apply to either dry or wet hair, focusing on the ends. Use as an overnight treatment for best results.
I say : I was really pleased to receive this as I have heard some rave reviews about it. The smell is nice and subtle and I like the promises that it makes. Its also a full size 10ml bottle which is always good 🙂
The price : £5.75 for 10ml / £29.95 for 125ml.
Fragrance – Agent Provocateur L’Agent
They say : This seductive scent will turn you into the centre of attention and will make you feel sexy, mysterious and captivating. A new, classic scent for ladies by Agent Provocateur. Apply the perfume to bare skin, focusing on your pressure points.
I say : I really do wish that these perfume samples were a little bigger and in nice miniature bottles, but we can’t have it all! This perfume is very strong! When smelling it from the bottle it is too strong for my liking, however a tiny dab of this on the wrist is actually quite pleasant.
The price : £70 for 100ml / £50 for 50ml
Make-up – Cargo Cosmetics Boogie Nights Eye Pencil in shade 02 Blue
They say : Make your eyes pop with this stunningly wild eye pencil from Cargo Cosmetics. A perfect shimmery pencil for day and night wear. Draw across upper eyelids. For extra impact, apply to your lower lids.
I say : This is a lovely colour and I do like the glitter, I’m just not sure if its me. I haven’t worn blue eyeliner since I was about 14 and wearing blue eyeshadow, blue eyeliner and blue mascara. It just brings me back to my ‘chavy’ days!
The price : £13 for a set of five
Lifestyle – Zoya Nail Polish in shade ZP575 Jem
This month’s boxes were sent out later than expected due to Hurricane Irene, as an apology they said they were going to give us a present, this was it, two blotting papers. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful as they didn’t have to send anything extra but it would of been nice to have more than two sheets of this!
Anyway, the blot & bronze sheets claim to eliminate excess oil without disturbing your makeup. The pigmeneted paper deposits a hint of golden colour to even out skin tone while the refined shimmer gives the skin a radiant glow. The result is an oil-free sun-kissed complexion. The photo of my hand was taken after rubbing the sheet across my hand, as you can see it does have a nice shimmery bronze to it. When dabbing this onto my face it did remove the oil but strangely didn’t deposit any of the bronzer. I’m not sure if this is because my skin is too oily? It certainly didn’t leave me with a sun-kissed complexion.
Anther thumbs up to Boudoir Prive. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be using most of these products.