Hope the weekend has been going well for you all and you have managed to get even a little time to relax – some ‘me’ time and if not, try to make sure you do before the end of the day.
I received my August Roccabox beauty box yesterday and although have got a chance yet to try the products properly, wanted to let you see what is in it and give you my first impressions of the contents.
Roccabox is a monthly subscription beauty box which costs £10 a month (plus £3.95 p&p). Each month you’ll receive a box of beauty treats hand-picked by one of the industry’s best-loved personalities / influencer, along with their top beauty hints and tips – for more details please see link here. This month Roccabox have teamed up with Em Sheldon, the multi award-winning blogger behind Emtalks – love her site, you can check it out here.
Products come packaged in an outer white box with rose gold lettering and an information booklet is also included (photo below).
This month’s box contained the following five items:
Miss Patisserie Sea Salt Bath Melt RRP £4.50 – What a fantastic idea. Adore the packaging looks just like a yummy cupcake and smells divine – never tried before but as love relaxing in the bath cannot wait to try. These would be prefect to give as gifts as come in different fragrances/colour schemes as well;
Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream 15ml – Travel Size (Full Size 50 ml RRP £39/40) – states this super-nourishing deeply hydrating day cream is the answer to our dry skin’s prayers – I already love a number of Elemis products, have tried this cream before and although it is lovely and creamy and is great for dry skin or any dry patches, as I have combination skin I feel it is a little bit too rich for my skin therefore it is not a product I have repurchased but still happy to see included as it is a handy size and Elemis is a quality brand;
St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask – One Mask RRP Approx £8 (currently reduced to £10 for 2 on Boots.com) – St Tropez is currently my favourite self tanning brand, although have not got round to trying the face sheet mask yet. States ‘you can control your depth of tan (perfect for me as I am so pale) and develops into a natural, flawless tan after 8 hours’. Will post a short review if impressed with results;
Smashbox Always on Liquid Lipstick in Drivers Seat – Sample Size (4ml is £19) – although enjoy using a number of Smashbox products, was unsure about this one as I find the majority of liquid lipsticks are just too drying on my lips – dislike the feeling on my lips. However initially impressed as applies creamy, very pigmented and when dries is not as tacky / drying as the majority are and it is a lovely dark rose nude colour. However I find you need to try liquid lipsticks for a longer period of time to see if you really are going to like / wear them (or not); but happy to see this included;
Nails Inc NailKale in Claremont Street Full Size is 14ml RRP £15 – I already have a number of Nails Inc nail polishes so happy to add another one to my collection. However the only thing I find with ‘plain’ pastel colours is you really need to apply at least 2/3 coats to make sure it is not patchy.
Overall I am happy with the contents of this months box, good selection of products and brands and also good to see a number of offers included as well. Although as always would love more makeup items included, however this is the same for the majority of beauty boxes at the moment. I definitely would recommend trying this box as good value for money and always exciting to see who next month’s ‘influencer’ will be.
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Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.
Thank you – take care.
Best Wishes Liz x