I received my October Roccabox beauty box last week, a bit later than usual but as I have now got a chance to try most of the products wanted to let you know my initial thoughts on the box/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 Daisie Smith and you can check out her blog here.
Products came packaged in an outer white box with rose gold lettering as usual and an information leaflet is also included (photo below).
This month’s box contained the following five items:
Yes to Cucumber Sleeping Mask – (calming sleep mask for sensitive skin) one mask RRP£2.99 – have used products from this brand before and found them ok but had not heard of this particular product – this is the one item that I have not tried yet – states: apply mask all over face, tuck yourself in and let mask do all the work while you sleep and you will wake up to a clean pillow and beautiful skin – sounds good, going to try over the weekend and if results impressive will do a separate review;
Vita Liberata Mini Body Blue Instant HD Skin Finish (sample size 7ml – medium) – 100ml is approx. £29.95 but currently reduced to £19.65 in Superdrug- I had heard so much about this product but had not got around to trying until now. It is a wash off ‘tan – body makeup’ type product designed to give coverage to any imperfections such as bruising, spider veins. even cellulite. I am loving this creamy product already, so easy to apply with your hands and gives a subtle glowing tan, great applied with a brush to your arms, legs collar bones for added colour and also so easy to apply on your hands as well. Only downside it does transfer to clothing, bedding however I have found if you apply and leave for at least a half an hour transfer to clothing is not as much. Medium is a good colour for me too even though I have very fair skin. Will do a separate review when get a chance to try properly as have already purchased full size. Also if the Superdrug offer is over if you decide to purchase you can get 20% on www.vitaliberata.co.uk when you use the code VITALIBERATA20 until 31.12.17. V happy this was included but would have loved a larger sample as this is my favourite item out of the box;
Bliss Fabulous Makeup Melt (sample size 45ml) – 125ml is £24.00 – I love the feel of this slight citrus fragrant gel-to-oil cleanser on the skin, so easy to massage over all the face including eye area, then just need to rinse off to remove. I needed to massage a bit more on the eye area, but did remove all makeup and left my skin feeling clean and looking refreshed. Although states should not leave skin dry my skin does feel slightly ‘tight’ after using but need to try for a longer period of time to confirm. Nice inclusion and travel size cleansers are always useful;
Buxom Lash Mascara (sample size 6ml) – 11ml is £16 – Good strong colour and although I found it is long-lasting with no fall out, does not lengthen my lashes as much as my Mac mascara, packaging quite bulky as well. Although will still use as an everyday mascara, will not be purchasing.
Milani HD Advanced Lip Color – FULL SIZE RRP £4.99 – love the black and gold packaging – need to twist up to apply. I received ‘Cotton Candy’ a beautiful bubble gum pink colour with a slight glimmer, does have a beautiful ‘candy/ sweet’ fragrance as well. States is a ‘3-in-1 lip colour that hydrates and nourishes lips while giving a long-lasting highly pigmented colour wash’. It definitely feels nourishing on the lips, non drying and has good pigmentation that does last well. Will definitely use and although shimmer not too overpowering would prefer it without. Glad this is a full size item and would consider purchasing in a different colour.
Overall I am quite happy with the contents of this months box, again not one of my favourite boxes but still a relatively good selection of products and brands, happy to see more makeup items this month but still hoping next month’s box is even better.
Would love to know if you are already subscribed to this box, what you thought of this month’s box?
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Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Thank you – take care.
Best Wishes Liz x