Jolie Box UK: February

This is my 3rd Jolie Box and the first one I’ve blogged about.

I’m assuming every body knows what it is and you’ve probably seen a post with this months contents in anyway, but if you haven’t then the following pictures should help you out!

Here’s the box the products come in:

I quite like how simple it is, I love black, classic shapes and classic designs..this box = winner in my books!

The inside always has a ‘menu’ type card, which I love, and the addition of a new drawstring bag with this month’s box:

I originally thought the bag was a bit pointless, but as I’m trying to make an effort to be eco-friendly I think this is an improvement on the shredded paper and tissue that normally lines the boxes. I also took the bag to London with me to protect my camera getting scratched so it can be reused 🙂

The products are shown below:

On the left in the photo below is the Taaj Himalaya Micellar Water (an anti-oxidant make up remover) and on the right is the Lavera organic hand cream

I haven’t tried the make up remover yet, I’m saving it until I’ve finished off my old one (trying to get rid of as many ‘old’ things as possible!) but the hand cream smells and feels divine! I’m not a hand cream fan but I’m increasingly using it as I seem to have quite a lot and my hands feel better for it. This hand cream is organic and has almond and shea butter in, I can smell these in the cream but if I close my eyes I SWEAR it smells like chocolate orange! Might just be me tho…ha

Another thing to note is that the make up remover contains water from the Himalayas….is this just a gimmick or does it genuinely have properties worth trekking there for?? I’m not sure yet!

I am yet to buy into the Moroccan oil, Argan oil etc hype, but I was pleased to see this full size sample of the Macademia Oil Deep Repair Masque.

M has used Macademia oil before and loves it, so I’m intrigued!

I have high hopes for it, although I’m not sure how many applications I’ll get from the sachet. I’m hoping to get 2, but my hair is quite long so that might not happen!

The Jane Iredale Lip and Cheek stain also intrigued me, it goes on clear and then reacts to your skin and mood to give a pink colour that suits you.

I’m never convinced that these can change that much, I understand it reacts to heat and chemicals on your skin, but does it really give that much of a difference?

That being said, I LOVE how small it is, next to it is a miniature Posie Tint, just to show you how small it really is! Too cute for words. And apparently its quite pricey for the full size, around £20.

I threw it in my bag for my weekend in London and did try it out, it gives a nice pink shade on the lips, haven’t used it on my cheeks though.

The Kimia Rejuvenating Facial System is something I have never heard of and also have yet to try.

It contains a facial oil that you massage into the face before spraying on an activator.

Will be saving this for an evening when I have time to use it properly.

I’m looking into using oils to clean my face as I hear they can be extremely beneficial so this will be a good test to see if they suit my skin.

Do you sign up to any Beauty Boxes?

I love the idea of them, but as I no longer have a job I think I’m going to cancel my subscription, it doesn’t interest me so much and the money isn’t something I feel is justified by the products.

That, and I’m determined to get through the absolute mountain of products I’ve accumulated over the past few years…you would be horrified if you could see my room!

If you want to hear about a specific product then let me know, I think otherwise though unless its absolutely amazing or completely rubbish I might not bother, as I’m afraid these products don’t excite me much as of yet…this might change when I try the hair masque and the facial oil!

L xxx


  1. Tone-Lise
    February 28, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Looks very pretty;D I love your blog, so I'm now following it<3 hugs<3

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 1, 2012 / 9:24 am

      Thank you 🙂

  2. chazzehhh
    February 29, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    I only signed up for one box so this one was the first one I was sent, not very enticing! I might go for the Glossybox next month because I have a half price code, Jolie Boxes lure me in with the OPI nailvarnish possibility though :SCharlotte

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 1, 2012 / 9:25 am

      I know what you mean, and because this one was a bit mediocre i half think they'll step it up a notch for the next one…which makes me want to stay! Hmm. What to do!!

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