Review: CC Beauty Box – January 2018

Hi Everyone

I received my third CC Beauty Box, the ‘January 2018’ box, end of last week.   You can see what I got in my second box at bottom of this post.

CC Beauty is a monthly subscription beauty box which costs £29.99 a month (including p&p), 3, 6 & 12 month subscriptions are also available.     Currently a 3 month subscription is £75.

Products come packaged in a larger outer black magnetic closure box with white /gold lettering and a yellow ribbon tie closure at front.  Items also come wrapped in a piece of brown silky material.


This month’s box contained the following four items:


Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (100ml) – RRP £16 (but this includes a cotton cloth)– have already used this cleanser a number of times and it still is my favourite hot cloth wash-off cleanser – you can see my earlier review here.  It is a gentle, slightly fragrant effective cleanser.  Leaves skin clean, smooth and refreshed.    V happy to see this included but would have been even better if a cloth had been included as well – for cleanser to be truly effective you need to remove it with the cotton cloth;

MAC Cosmetics Patent Polish Lip Pencil / Lipstick in ‘Look Lively’ 2.3g RRP £18 – this is a twist up chubby lipstick/pencil in light candy pink colour.    It is like a lip pencil/stick with the look of a gloss finish.  I already have this in a few colours but my favourite is ‘Kittenish’ – Mauvey Pink shade.  It is so easy to apply, is creamy with a beautiful sheen not a full pigmented shade because of the formula but I adore it as it feels so comfortable on the lips – not very long-lasting so need to reapply a number of times during the day which I do not mind as so easy to apply.   As with all my MAC lipsticks it smells lovely as well –  also lasts ages.  Over the moon to see this included  and especially in a shade I do not have – perfect every day or spring colour – on trend spring colour;

Dior Addict Fluid Stick in 338 ‘Mirage’ (light peach colour)- RRP £26.50  – states ‘Dior Addict’s Fluid Stick is a brand new, do-it-all lip hybrid that combines the rich color impact and longevity of a lipstick with the shine and finish of a gloss’ – definitely has the creamy feel of a lipstick but the finish of a gloss – this shade is not too pigmented but is still a lovely every day shade and does feel comfortable on the lips and not sticky either.  Love the packaging as well and although does not affect the quality of the actual product would still be nice if it had came in an outer box to help to protect the silver tone detail as mine came with a lot of scratches on it.  V happy again to get the chance to try, will definitely use, may consider purchasing in a different shade after I  try for a longer period of time;


YSL Red Patent Zipped Case with Built in Mirror  – love the colour and perfect for storing every day essential makeup, jewellery or accessory items.  Love it has a secure zip closure and the built-in mirror is great as well.  Happy to see this included in this month’s box but still would have loved to see another makeup / beauty item included as well.

V happy with this month’s box and also loved my second one (below).    Although this box is more expensive than a number of beauty boxes, it does contain full size high quality items.  Although I do like the red YSL ‘case’ would still like to see at least 4 beauty items in the box.     I have a referral link here for using in the CC Beauty shop to enable you to get discount – however seems to be a problem with link at moment, have contacted CC Beauty and waiting for them to respond, will update post when they do.

Contents of the December 2017 box

The Gucci Lipstick and eye pencil were my favourites – may do a full review on them when I use them for a longer period of time.

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

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

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

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