Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Selfridges Beauty Box

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.
Full size.


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?
xxx


 

40 comments:

  1. I am so jealous! Gutted I didn't get one. I love anything skincare. Enjoy lovely!! X

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  2. Amazing! I tried unsuccessfully to get the box but the site would not load for me! Can't wait to hear what you think about these products.
    S xx

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    1. I know, it wa really hard. :( my husband actually managed to get it for me. Xx

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  3. I got up at 7 and they were already sold out :( looked fab though! x

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    1. They sent the emails out at 5-something... Madness!!! X

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  4. Everything looks amazing! Look forward to your reviews! x

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    1. Thanks Sandra, you'll get yours soon too. :) x

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  5. I didn't even know they were doing this box, gutted!
    The Stila product looks very interesting, I can't wait to hear what you think of it x

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    1. It was pretty quick... I think they announced it on we'd/thur last week. X

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  6. I wasn't too fussed about this box, but the delivery service is excellent!

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    1. I thought it was too good to miss. Hehe. But I suppose it doesn't suit everybody, of course.

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  7. I'm SOOOOOOO excited about getting this box! I want to try everything, not had my dispatch email yet though :( x

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    1. I'll be try everything too. I got my dispatch email the night before it arrived. X

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  8. Looking forward to seeing what you think of the Stila. Well done for getting one :)

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    1. Oh yeah, the stila looks exciting. :)

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  9. These seem like amazing products! I want my own box :( haha xx

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    1. I know, many people were disappointed. I read they just released about 250... Xx

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  10. That Stila primer is too cool! I found you through the Blog Hop. I'm following, and would love if you followed back. Beauty-ninja.blogspot.com. :)

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    1. Can't wait to try the primer!!
      Thanks for hopping aboard. ;)

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  11. This is clearly the best beauty box in the whole world - can't wait for your reviews!

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    1. Hehe it IS the best, right??! :)

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  12. Can't wait for your review - especially of the stila primer, been wondering if it works for a while but refusing the spend until I clear out the half used bottles of stuff that are cluttering up my room :L

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    1. I shall keep you posted!! ;) x

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  13. super love your new beauty stuff, they seem amazing! <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  14. Still waiting for mine to arrive, come on postie! xx

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    1. Oh man, why is it taking so long??! Hopefully you'll get it before the weekend. Xx

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  15. I'm so green with envy right now! This box just looks AMAZING! This sold out way too fast! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know they should have released more boxes... It's not fair, I understand limited edition but there should be a limit to how limited... If that makes any sense. It was just luck that I got it, tbh... My husband did a last attempt when they said on twitter they had sold out...and he got it! Sorry you did get it. :( xxx

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  16. What a lovely box full of really nice products. I so wish i had been on the ball & got one. A little gutted.
    I have the Aesop serum & have to say its my No1 skincare product I LOVE it. Hope you enjoy using it too. The Stilla corrector looks like a great product too.

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    1. I can't wait to try the serum... smells lovely too, plus the list ingredients looks like really good quality!! xx

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  17. This looks like a great beauty box! I've always wanted to try a beauty box. :) I found your blog via the BBU Blog Hop. ;)

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    1. You should try a box... There's plenty out there... It's fun and exciting. :)

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  18. Hey aww it's not right how they did it I didn't even know about it. They could of done a lot more say four or five different boxes and two hundred of each. They should bring out a monthly one or quarterly. Any ideas where people are selling theirs I looked on eBay but no joy. If anyone knows could they let me know even of the box isn't full i really desperate for one. I'm really I'll at mo awaiting an op and I love to be pampered and looking at products. Will look forward to your reviews xx my email address is l.paxman88@googlemail.com xxx hope you girls manage to find one. What if we started a petition or campaign and contact them??? I did tweet but guess what they didnt reply. If anyone is interested contact me xxxx <3 πŸ’—πŸ’œπŸŒŸ

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    1. sorry you missed out but I know many people didn't manage to get one. :(
      also, they sold more than they actually had so some of them will get a different box all together...

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