I would say the much anticipated box is here... but actually, Selfridges only announced it last week - released yesterday and I received it today!
First of all, very impressed with the delivery service - I know some people haven't received it yet - but as far as I know there was only an option of £4.95 p&p.
Also, I know it was a limited edition but they should have really made more - may people were left disappointed and annoyed... not a good strategy, in my opinion.
I got to say, I don't have any other beauty box subscription going at the moment (and haven't regretted so far) but as soon as I saw a preview of this, I WANTED it!
It's such a shame that people are already selling half of the items they received or flogging it entirely and personally, I really don't understand: I spent a few good hours, trying to buying it yesterday and I most definitely wouldn't have bothered just to resell it! It's really disappointing when other people really wanted one but didn't manage to get one.
Anyway, onto the box - Really amazing selection of brands and products and for that price!
I think it's a one-off box and marks Selfridges Beauty Workshop - "a revolutionary space designed to create a unique playground of exclusive services and products with over 100 new niche brands and cult classics."
There's a booklet in the box, explaining more about The Beauty Workshop and with information about the products; there're, also, special offers and counter invitations but I'm pretty far from a Selfridges so unfortunately, I won't be able to take advantage of these.
Clearly, I can't review the products as I haven't tried them yet (they'll come in due course) but here is what you get:
Philip B Katira Hair Masque
Personally, I don't know this brand but I'm not a haircare expert; whilst, I don't use styling products massively, I do enjoy an hair mask weekly.
Star ingredient is the pure Katira extract which should help filling damage in the cuticles to add smoothness and strengh.
It can be used both as an instant 2 minutes treatment or overnight.
Antipodes Organic Avocado and Rosehip Divine Face Oil
Excited about this product - I've been looking forward to try this brand, for a while!
It boosts Type 1 collagen in skin cells, easing the effects of aging and leaving skin fresh and plumped.
I believe this is a full size bottle and comes with a dropper applicator.
Stila One Step Correct
Apart that it looks beautiful (!!!) -I think it's weird that it's described as a serum when in actual facts it's a primer.
So you would apply it as a primer, before foundation, and the three colours combined, target different concerns: green - redness, lavender - sallow undertones, peach - illuminates.
Again, full size product and looking forward to try this multi-helix technology.
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
This mask is packed with mineral-rich moor mud from the lake Heviz - effectively purifies and at the same time soothes the skin. It looks like a mud/clay mask which is a staple in my routine but we'll see how I get on with this as I was rather disappointed by the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm.
Sample size, clearly - still around 6quid in value.
Estelle & Thild Lip Balm
This is the other brand I've never heard about; apparently, they're a swedish company, certified organic and their products are saturated with high-quality ingredients and vitamins.
Absolutely love the packaging and smells of raspberry - delicious! I got the natural, clear version but they do tinted ones, too.
If I don't absolutely hate this balm, I'm looking forward to explore this brand more in the future.
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum
Another brand that I wanted to try for a while.
Glad we got a serum in the box because I'm a total serum junkie and it's the type of facial skincare that I'm always excited to try out. This serum is good to use on all skin types and should leave a matte finish so I suppose, it can be used both in the evenings and mornings.
Good sample size but I just wish the bottle came with a dropper - it's gonna be unpractical to dispense.
BioEffect EGF Serum
Finally, the item that all alone was making this box exciting for me!
I adore BioEffect: I've been using it regularly since I first discovered in a GlossyBox, last year; I love it that much that I've used it (nearly exclusively) in the months previous to my wedding.
I can, honestly, say that I would be happy to use it exclusively but I like trying different products too much. :)
This little sucker is £49 (and worth it).
Did you get this box?
Have you tried any of these products before?