001. So Susan Cosmetics - Lip Cushion. 002. Dr Bronners Pure-Castile Soap 'Pillows'. 003. Joliebox Leather Hair Styling Lace. 004. So Susan Cosmetics - Wide Awake Face Palette. 006. Paul Smith Be Gorgeous - Revitalising Dry Shampoo.
I really try to be positive in my blog, and if i have a negative or 'so so' experience with a product, i'll just simply not include it. However, i know a lot of people reading blogs and beauty box reviews do so to find a beauty box they want to subscribe to and pay money for, so i'm going to be really honest and say i'm not overly thrilled.. It's just fine, you know?! The lip balm is a really lovely scent, and you will no doubt love it if your a strawberry fan, but it's absolutely minuscule and is completely drowning in the box they have provided, though i will admit the So Susan packaging is really cute. I'm a bit disappointed in the palette as i thought it looked lovely; the creams really don't do anything on your face, and there is much more fall away on the application of the eyebrow shadow than what actually stays on your brow which obviously isn't ideal.. i get a really 'cheap' feeling from the products in the palette, if i'm ignoring the lovely packaging! I'm comparing it to Benefit and Urban Decay primers and highlighters that i use already so maybe that's a bit unfair of me..I like that they've included a brush and a set of tweezers, pretty handy for anyone who didn't own some already . One product i'm really pleased with is the dry shampoo, as i had intentions of purchasing one anyway so that's saved me some pennies; it's also a really good size for something that has come in a Beauty Box! The soaps however are not a good size, which is a shame as the peppermint and citrus orange pure-castile soap both smell absolutely lovely and while i'm not going to go out of my way to seek them again, i would probably buy them if i happened to come across them! In the July Joliebox, we received a toe separator for painting your nails; they've clearly decided to run with the idea of a Joliebox brand 'extra' in the August box which comes in the form of.. a string of leather. If i'm really blunt and honest about this i think it's a bit of a joke! I have no idea what i'd do with it, and maybe i'll eat my words when i find out what other people have done with theirs but at the moment i just see it as nothing more than a strip of material wound round a piece of cardboard to beef the box up a bit!
So to sum up, like the balm, love that i got some dry shampoo, feel the palette is a bit disappointing, and don't really get the leather string or miniscule samples of soap! I know this has probably come across as really negative, i've tried to inject my positive feelings as much as i can. I wouldn't say i'm disappointed in the box as a whole, i just really liked the July one and i don't think the August one really catered for me.. One man's treasure and all that! If you got a Joliebox this month i do hope you liked yours!