Selfridge’s Beauty Box Part 2

As I’m sure you know by now as we’ve mentioned a lot (we are both just excited to give this away to someone as we were excited when we received ours) we are giving away one of the much spoke about Selfridge’s beauty boxes. (here)

As we decided to split them I ended up with four of the products. Today I’ll be talking about 3 of them as I haven’t used the fourth as I had two serums and wanted to use one for as long as possible so I could give a better review on it.

First up is the BioEffect EGF Serum. This is a cellular activating serum. That is meant to restore, rehydrate and rejuvenate skin. This was the product I was most excited about trying. I’m like L and my spots have been leaving nasty red marks on my face that take ages to fade. I’ve also been keen to add a serum to my skin care system for a while.

BioEffect serum is great it only includes 9 ingredients which I love. It’s great to see such a sort list of ingredients. One thing I’m confused about is on the box it says apply to clean cleansed skin at night yet on the boots website it says apply morning and night. I’ve been using it only at night.

So far I’ve really enjoyed it. I’ve used it every night for the past 9 days. I cleanse my face and apply four drops of it. It’s a clear bottle with a cute dropper pipette. I prefer this style of bottle for serums as I think it’s easier. It’s quite a liquid serum so a little goes a long way. So far I’ve had no breakouts my skin is well conditioned and it hasn’t made my skin feel over oily. I tend to apply this an hour before bed then apply a night cream and eye cream just before bed.

The 5ml sample size costs a huge £49.00 in boots so isn’t something I’ll be buying anytime soon but I do love it and was glad to get it in my box.

Next up is the Estelle and Thild organic lipbalm. This came in the flavour raspberry.

First up how cute is the packaging. I love all the pretty flowers on it. Secondly I love that it’s in a tube. I hate lip balms you dip your finger in. Hence why I don’t use Vaseline. Thirdly raspberry is a flavour I love. Finally it’s a certified organic product containing great moisturising ingredients such as beeswax , jojoba oil, shea butter and olive oil. This is another product that only contains a total of 8 ingredients!

This is a very thick moisturising lipbalm that I love. The fragrance is subtle and not at all over powering. I love that I put it on at night and can still feel the after effects when I wake up in the morning.

It’s colourless so great for putting over lipstick during the day. The lip balm costs £16 from here. This site offers free shipping and they have it in different colours. I really like this product and would pay the extra for it those months that I could afford to splurge.

Lastly for me is the Omorovicza mask. I was so excited to try this product but to be honest was a little disappointed with it.

In my opinion 5ml isn’t a big enough sample of mask to try. To get a decent layer on your skin you need to use the whole pot and before commiting to spending £57 on the 50ml pot (available from House of Fraser) I’d like to have been able to try it more than once.

It does feel really soft on the skin and left my skin feeling very smooth and soft and there was no tightness or stinging which you can sometimes feel with a face mask.

But only being able to try it once means I won’t be splashing out for this product as I feel the lush face masks do the same job at the moment. If I’d had enough to try it a little more maybe I’d have been convinced.

Are you hoping to win the giveaway to try any of these items? Do you already own any of them?

Love M



  1. Sophierosehearts
    September 2, 2012 / 6:04 pm

    Wow what a fab box, that lipbalm looks yummy, i love raspberry stuff :)sophierosehearts x

  2. Been There, Done That, Got The Lipstick.
    September 2, 2012 / 6:05 pm

    I didnt get this box but kinda wish I did now. Love the look of that serum but not the price. haxo

  3. C.S.I Beauty Blog
    September 3, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    @sophie the lip balm is amazing :)@Been there done that. The serum is good I'd never buy it though! Check out the giveaway you could win it :)@lauren that's why we decided to give one away and share on :)xx

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