Review : April JolieBox

Review : April JolieBox
I had expected this month’s JolieBox to arrive on my birthday as it was dispatched a few days before. I was quite excited at the prospect of receiving another present on my birthday and a little disapointed when it didn’t arrive. It turns out that it did turn up on my birthday but went to a neighbour which meant that I didn’t receive it until the Saturday, hello belated present!

blog review April 2012 JolieBox

The Contents…

Tropic Skincare Skin Revive

 Tropic Skincare Skin Revive 10ml value approx £5.32
JolieBox say : Bursting with vitamins and pure plant actives that help to visibly firm and intensely nourish the skin
I say : The smell of this is very overpowering, due to this I will only be using it once a day, before bed, as oppose to twice a day as suggested. They do say that this product isn’t suitable for very oily skin, I do have oily skin but not very oily. I will try this and just hope that it doesn’t make me too greasy.

Balance Me Daily Essentials Cleanse and smooth face balm

JolieBox say : A daily cleanser containing anti-oxidant Arctic Cloudberry and gently polishing oatmeal

I say : This sounds lovely and smells great. I’m not a huge fan of receiving facial cleansers in these boxes as I suffer with acne and changing cleansers can set it off. I will try this but I don’t think that I’ll get enough use out of this tub to test the product properly.

Pure Fiji Exotic bath and body oil

 Pure Fiji Exotic Bath and Body Oil 30ml value approx £3.13
JolieBox say : A multi-tasking nourishing oil that can be used on the body, hair and scalp

I say : This smells divine! It smells like being on holiday, I may just keep it to have a sniff when I feel down! I suffer with dandruff and have one particularly bad batch of dry skin in my fringe so will probably trial this on that area.

Bellapierre black mascara

 Bellapierre Black Mascara 9ml (full size) £19.99
JolieBox say : This long lasting mascara instantly creates thicker and fuller lashes

I say : I love the look of this mascara, Bellapierre is a brand that I’m not familiar with but the packaging makes me want to get to know them! I’ve not tried this yet but will do a separate review if you would like?

KMS California Freeshape Hot Flex Spray

KMS California Freeshape Hot Flex Spray 30ml value approx £1.90
JolieBox say : A protective heat styling spray for hair that lasts until the next wash

I say : I’ve heard a lot of good things about this so look forward to trying it. 
Overall Verdict:
  • The total box value is approximately £34.34
  • The box contains a good variety of products, all of which will at least be tried, and probably used in full
  • Now that Carmine are no more and I have cancelled GlossyBox JolieBox is the only monthly box that I receive. So far I feel that I have made the right choice, the products, the magazine and the little menu telling the story of how to use the products really make JolieBox stand out against their rivals.

What is your favourite beauty box on the market? Which ones do you subscribe to?


  1. 23rd April 2012 / 7:49 pm

    The Pure Fiji Oil sounds great, I'd love to see a review of that once you've tested it? 🙂


    • 23rd April 2012 / 8:23 pm

      When I get around to using it I'll let you know my thoughts 🙂 x

  2. 23rd April 2012 / 8:41 pm

    I love this box! The Balance Me Cleanser is fab x

    • 23rd April 2012 / 8:46 pm

      It is a great box 🙂 I shall try the cleanser soon x

  3. 23rd April 2012 / 8:50 pm

    Sometimes belated birthday presents are the best kind 🙂 I'd love to hear more about the Bellapierre mascara – it looks lovely xx

    • 23rd April 2012 / 8:57 pm

      They certainly are 🙂 I'll have a play with the mascara soon x

  4. 23rd April 2012 / 8:59 pm

    I want to know about the Pure Fiji Oil too as I'm looking for a substitute for body lotions.

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