Review: Roccabox December 2017

Hi Everyone

I received  my December ‘Let it Snow’ Roccabox beauty box on Saturday.

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 usually 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.  However this month’s box/bag is a Christmas Edition brought to us from Roccabox itself.

Products usually come packaged  in an outer white box but this month we got a lovely surprise, everything came in a beautiful Westford Mill Cotton large zipped bag, a Christmas pressie from Roccabox and as usual an information leaflet was also included (photo below).


This month’s ‘bag’  which contained the following six items, usually five, is gorgeous, great size for travelling and love the gold lettering as well:

Roccabox Hello Gorgeous Pocket Mirror  full size (states worth £4.99) – this is also part of our Christmas pressie from Roccabox – a mirror is always handy and love the matching wording;


YES to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask – Full Size 1 Mask – RRP £2.99-states this is a natural detoxifier and impurity remover to deep clean skin – also states if it is tingling it is working so looking forward to trying at the weekend as love trying different masks and if I find results really good will post a short review;


Oil’A Nurturing Body Paper (contains 2 wipes; one body oil and one body butter wipe)  I have not heard of this brand or their products before but if they work well would definitely be a great idea for the gym bag or travelling just hoping results are as good as they claim – states wipes should…. nourish, moisturise and plump up winter worn dry skin and get those limbs glistening.    Intend to try this weekend;


Tanya Burr Cosmetics Cheek Illuminator in ‘Forever Summer’ – Full Size (RRP £6.99)  This is a light pink illuminating stick.   Packaging looks very like the Rosie Huntington Autograph for M&S makeup range although more reasonably priced.  Although you need to swipe few times to see true colour, impressed with this product as it is buildable, not shimmery, just gives a nice glow/radiance to the skin and blends out so easily.  Swatch above is colour after a few swipes and second is when  blended out.  It does look lovely at top of cheekbones and under eyebrow, lightly on top of lip and also lovely on collar bones, tops of shoulders when blended out.    Also so easy to carry with you if you want to add some glow to your finished look prior to going out.  First impressions good;


Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask  (15ml sample size)  – Full Size is £42 for 100ml – states brightens and revitalises for radiant, glowing skin.  Love it is a pump applicator, it has a slight orange smell and serum consistency  but when you apply / massage onto damp skin (face) it starts to turn to a milky consistency and then when you leave for five minutes it starts to rise to a full foam froth consistency (photo above) which is v easy to rinse off and although I followed with serum, moisturiser as normal, mask didn’t leave my skin feeling too dry afterwards.   My skin did look slightly more radiant refreshed after using and I did feel it give my skin a boost as well.  Look forward to using for a longer period to confirm results; and

Cougar by Paula Dunne 6 Shades of Nude Eye Shadow Set – Full Size RRP £13 – As I love eyeshadows delighted to see this included, especially as a full size item as well.  Never tried any Cougar Eyeshadows before but I had received Cougar lip products previously in US beauty boxes which I thought were ok.  Initially when I opened the packaging itself I thought it was flimpsy so was not expecting the pigmentation to be quite as good.  Although you need to take two or three swatches to get a good colour (see below), one swatch is workable.   Although all the shades have a slight shimmer, it is not too much – colours do look lovely on and you can also use the light cream, beige shades  as highlighters and pink shade as a blush.   They are not as long lasting as some of my other eyeshadows, as needed to top up during the day but still impressed with results – a lot better than I expected.


V pleased with this month’s box/’bag’ – think this is one of the main reasons I am so impressed as love the inclusion of the bag and mirror this month, lovely idea for the Christmas box.  There are also a good selection of products this month and as I will use them all I am delighted.  Especially love the highlighter, eye shadow palette and bliss mask this month.  Would have been better if we hadn’t received two masks but as they are different types I personally do not mind too much.   Although impressed this month still not sure what monthly boxes I am going to cancel in January but will know better / be able to decide when I receive the rest of my subscription boxes.

Would love to know if you are already subscribed to this box, what you thought of this month’s ‘bag’?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot and be v much appreciated.    I will have more posts up on Wednesday, during / end of the week.

Hope you all have a good week and if weather wintry where you are, take care & keep warm.

Thank you for reading.

Best Wishes Liz x

2 thoughts on “Review: Roccabox December 2017

  1. Susie says:

    It is a nice box. I love the look of the cougar palette and I think the bag and mirror are a lovely inclusion. I think this box is one of the best ones. A great all round attractive box. It is difficult to chose beauty boxes at the moment. Birchbox is really nice but too many products turn up time after time. Glossybox for me tends to be full of low end products. I love lovemebeauty because they come up with some incredible products that I could not normally afford and powder boxes are becoming so expensive. Suddenly from 35 to 50 and postage on top. Dollybox is lovely but again a bit low end for me. My favourite of all time is latest in beauty. I just love the company, the fairness of being able to dip in and out of the subscription and the fabulous service too. Thank you for the post, I enjoyed reading it, Susie.

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    • kellyklk says:

      Thank you Susie – yes so many boxes at the moment and recently some have been a bit disappointing. I agree Latest In Beauty does offer great variety at a great price. Hope weather not too bad with you and you are staying warm. Take care & chat soon Liz xx


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