So this is the last JolieBox for me as I am unsubscribing. I've never been truly impressed with any of the boxes and this months just really takes the biscuit! There is no way the contents amass to the £12 I have coughed up. Its a box of plop. I'm sure I could buy a few mags for less and get better samples! This box is supposedly the 'Beauty in the City' one. Dedicated to all you busy city girls. This is another thing that grates me. Am I any less busy because I don't work in a city? Granted I have my days where my biggest achievement is sitting in my pink gown watching Bargain Hunt but a lot of the time I am driving around like a blue assed fly going to different bookings. Pfft. The contents are meant to reflect products recommended by each of their headquarters. I find it hard to believe the best they could get from Italy is toothpaste? And the best of British should surely go beyond granny's favourite Yardley. Anyways, enough of my ranting, here's what I got.
So firstly we have a little 15ml tube of Topicrem Sparkling Body 3D Effect body moisturiser. I don't really have much use for this. I may use it when I go out (on the odd occasion!) but I'm not really keen on being glittery! It is fairly subtle, but the pink/gold glitter is definitely there! Next there is a sachet of Vav Manucure Absolue hand cream. This is formulated from ingredients of natural origin, 80% of which are organic. It also contains Islandic lichen, sesame seed oil and pomegranate. I do like hand creams but this is a rather weeny sample. A little might go a long way though. The gold sachet is a sample of Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream. The shade is BB5 which is the middle shade out of 6 so it might be a little dark. Worth a go I suppose. Then there is a little vial of Yardley Royal Diamond. It smells nice enough but it's a touch mature for me. The product I thought might be ok is the Dead Sea Spa Magik Gentle Cleansing Facial Wash. I'm still on the hunt for something to help sort my skin out and at 25ml I should be able to give it a fair trial. Lastly there is a tube of Marvis Classic Strong Mint toothpaste. I really can't get excited about toothpaste. At all!
So there you have it. All in all a very disappointing box. I have now subscribed to Glossy Box and am hoping for a much better selection of products for my money.