Review: Joliebox February 2012

I’m a bit late posting this but I wanted to give a few of these a try before posting as I usually just post about my first impressions so I thought it would make a nice change to be able to write a bit more detail about a few of these.

TAAJ Himalaya Micellar Water

I love this as a make up remover, it’s probably the best I’ve tried although it’s not so great with waterproof mascara. Having said this I have quite a love hate relationship with this cleanser. The initial effects are brilliant, it cleanses my face like no other and my skin really feels clean and make up/dirt free which is hard to find! But, and this is a massive but, after the moisture has evaporated from my face (after a minute or so) my skin feel so tight and dry, it even started flaking within minutes of using this so its claim for being suitable for all skin types is a bit on an exaggeration I think as my skin is not overly dry or sensitive so I was a bit disappointed by that. After playing around with it for a few days I’ve found that if I apply a heavy moisturiser immediately after it’s okay and I think I will purchase this when my sample bottle runs out.

Jane Iredale Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink

Now this little thing is so amazing! At first when I swatched it on my hand it was just a clear glossy looking shade and I didn’t think much of it but once it had “developed” on my skin it turns into the most beautiful pink colour. It adjusts colour to suit your mood and temperature which I think is pretty fun!

Lavera Hand Cream

I love the smell of this and have been using it quite a lot since I received this box! It smells so pretty and feminine without being in your face or too “cream” smelling. It smells more like a perfume scent than a moisturiser scent which is nice. It is quite moisturising although not as good as others I have tried but I might just re purchase this for the scent!

Macadamia Deep Repair Masque

I haven’t actually tried this yet but I am really looking forward to using it as I have heard many a great thing about this brand. I will be reviewing this separately pretty soon if anyone is interested!

RMK Cleansing Oil

Another one I haven’t yet tried, I have so many cleansers I’m trying out at the moment and my skin is behaving and this being an oil makes me a bit apprehensive about using it! It’s quite a small sample so I’m not sure I will be able to review it properly as I like to use it for at least a few weeks but we’ll see!

Last but not least we got a little JolieBox brush which is a sweet touch, the bristles are pretty good quality and I will most likely be using it at some point.

Overall I wasn’t very excited about these at first but as I’ve tried them I’m actually pretty impressed! The brands (except Macadamia) I had never heard of before and I love trying completely new things so this has ended up being a winner for me!

What did you think of this months box?



  1. March 16, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    I really like the contents too! Makes it so difficult to decide which box want to subscribe to haha! x

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