When you’re stranded at home most of the time with a chronic pain condition as I am, beauty subscription boxes are like little boxy rays of sunshine being delivered to your door each month. For all of us, they make a nice change from the bills & boring grownup things that usually come through the letterbox!
This month I received my first Blogger Beauty Box and very excited I was about it too.
Blogger Beauty Box is relatively new box created by Beauty Blogger Vicky Meldrew (@VixMeldrew). It’s a one woman show; she sources & packs all the goodies herself. As the name suggests, the box aimed specifically at bloggers, with the intention of connecting bloggers with brands that we might not have come across otherwise. Those of us who are lucky enough to get our hands on one (they sell out fast) get a box of lovely stuff to try out & blog about for the bargain price of £10 including p&p.
Let’s take a look at what October’s box has to offer…
I’m really looking forward to trying this product out. It is intended to be applied under moisturiser in manner of a serum and claims to work on fine lines and generally help the user to achieve younger, brighter skin. I’ve only begun to get serious about serums & night treatments in the last 18 months or so (it’s something to do when stranded in bed for aaaagggggeeees) so I made an unattractive squealing excited noise when this 100ml gem emerged from my Blogger Beauty Box 👏🏼😊. You can check out the rest of the brand’s products on their website. This particular product can be purchased from IdealTV for £39.99 + £5.99 p&p and of course on the brand site, where prices are in U.S. & Canadian dollars. Keep an eye out for a in-depth review from me when I’ve used it for a month – I’ll let you know if I think it’s worth the price tag!
If this product is useful for half the stuff it claims to be, I’ll be a very happy bunny! I have surgical scars that could do with some attention so I’ll definitely give this a go. Also many years of weight gain & loss (thanks a bunch, meds that are supposed to help me) have left me plagued by stretch marks so this product can be put to use there too. I like the fact that it can also be used on the face as well as body, so if you have acne scars you could try it on those too.
I’ve never used a vitamin E cream before; I have combination/oily skin so tend to go for moisturisers that are a more gel-like formula designed for my skin type. I’ll keep hold of this product though because there are times when my skin is neglected for days on end while I’m too sick to follow my skin care routine. This may come in handy for those occasions when my skin needs a little extra pampering. Also it’s always good to have a slightly heavier moisturiser to hand at this time of year when central heating etc can have an impact on skin. Just a little more product in the pot would have been nice though, since most bloggers use skincare products for a good while before reviewing in depth. Bonus – smell doesn’t upset my daily migraine brain, yay! Random fact – according to their website, John Gosnell’s is the oldest cosmetics brand in the UK.
Available from the John Gosnell’s website for £10 (50ml tub).
This cleansing oil is designed to be used with a muslin cloth & will doubtless be a popular item as facial oils are all the rage at the moment. I must admit that I’m not yet on board with this particular cleansing method; I can’t seem to get my head around the texture, as I prefer cleansing water or a gentle facewash. Still, I might be brave and give it a go! If you’re a fan of totally organic skincare, check out the Pink & Green website. I do like supporting homegrown, handmade product businesses wherever possible so I’ll be checking out the website myself. Facial Cleansing Oil (10ml + cloth) costs £12.50.
Being super pale skinned, I would never purchase a shade like this on my own but since it’s arrived in my Blogger Box I’ll give it a go! Love a little beauty experiment so I’ll have a play with this shade along with my dark pink blusher and my highlighting powder & see how it goes 😊. Must admit I was a bit gutted to see that some of the other boxes had a lipstick from the brand instead – I’m a lipstick addict! You can check out & shop the brand here; this particular product is on sale for £17.95.
Well, I’ve already ordered next month’s Blogger Beauty Box! It’s excellent value for money and gives me a chance to try brands that I’m unlikely to source on my own. This box provides me with new options for products to do individual reviews on for this blog – I enjoy reviewing products that are outside of what I’d normally purchase myself. So, all in all it’s definitely a great box for bloggers and with p&p included in the £10 price, it’s purse friendly too!
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