Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Dollibox- July 2017 Review

Dollibox July 2017

About the box
Dollibox is a beauty subscription where you will receive five full sized or 'deluxe' sized beauty products every month from both well known brands and more niche ones. Everything is a surprise- unlike many subscription boxes they do not reveal any of the contents beforehand.

£10/month, plus £3.90 P&P

What I got
This month was only my second month so I was unsure how it was going to go but I was fairly pleasantly surprised.

Yanqina Maxi Black Liquid Eyeliner

Yanqina Maxi Black Liquid Eyeliner Swatch

First item out of the box was the Yanqina Maxi Black Liquid Eyeliner (full size, £5.00). This is my least favourite item in the box. I can't find really anything substantial about the company online and it was kind of blah when I found the same eyeliner available on eBay for £2.49. I'm not entirely sure how they came to their valuation of the product- I can only assume it's the RRP. All that being said, it is a good eyeliner. It gives a good inky black line. It does bleed slightly but a primer on the lid first would sort that out.

BioAqua Hydrating Seaweek and Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Facial Mask

Next is the BioAqua Hydrating Seaweed & Hyaluronic Acid Moisturising Facial Mask (full size, 1 sheet mask, £5.95). I love sheet masks and K Beauty so I am really pleased to see this. The packaging alone is really fun. I'm not in need of a great deal of moisturising but this would be good for after a hot summers day in the sun.

Silicone Panda Print Sponge

Another beauty box, another silicone sponge! This is the unbranded Silicone Sponge (full size, £3.95). My one came in this adorable panda print, but by the looks of the info leaflet it comes in other designs too. These weird textured 'sponges' are meant to reduce wastage of liquid makeup and also give a blending affect similar to using your fingers to achieve a natural look more hygienically. The reviews on the web have been a mixed bag with these and my opinion is still not decided, but I'm thinking of doing a roundup post soon.

Seacret Dead Sea Bath Salts

These are a brand I've seen several times before recently, the Seacret Dead Sea Bath Salts (full size, 100g, £12.95). Besides being calming and soothing, these bath salts are useful for polishing and softening the skin. I don't have a bath, only as shower, so these will have to go to a friend.

Buff Up Body Oil Morning Blend

This is the Buff Up Body Oil in Morning Blend (travel size, 15ml, £4.00). This oil is made with a blend of coconut, apricot kernel, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, lemon eucalyptus, spearmint and rosemary. Buff donates 2% of the profit from every sale to the Marine Conservation Society. This has a really refreshing, zingy scent that would be lovely for a sunny morning.

Manshili Cats Wink BB Cream

Manshili Cats Wink BB Cream Swatch

The final item is this Manshili Cats Wink BB Cream (full size, 35g, £4.25). This provides a glowy, hydrating base for makeup whilst evening skintone and covering imperfections. This is too dark for my skintone and will doubtless be too light for many others but if you happen to have the right toned skin this will be a dewy, highlighter like base. I will probably pass this on to a friend.

Final thoughts
This one was a bit of a mixed bag. I liked a few of the items a lot, and I really disliked a couple of others. It's not enough to unsubscribe but it certainly won't go down in history as my favourite.

If you would like to sign up to Dollibox you can do so here. Please not this link is my personal referral link.


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