Boudoir Prive - September 2011

Friday, 23 September 2011


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So after what seems like weeks of waiting (BP had some delays with US samples arriving and then delivery of the actual boxes took longer than it should have), my first Boudoir Prive box is here and I'm really happy with it!

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Boudoir Prive is a monthly beauty box subscription service where you pay £10 (free postage!) for 5-6 beauty samples. I got this first box half price with a discount code so all of this cost me a mere fiver. So what's inside?

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Oooo nice!

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Here's what I received:-

(1) Agent Provacateur L'Agent Eau De Parfum
, 1.5ml sample vial (full size 50ml RRP: £50). Although I don't like a lot of perfumes, this one smells OK. I will be passing it on though as perfumes generally give me headaches.

(2) Zoya nail polish in Jem
, full size (RRP: £9.98). WOW WOW WOW! Seriously wow! The colour is absolutely gorgeous, so happy with this! Despite being a nail polish junkie, I don't own any Zoya polishes so this is a real treat for me :)

(3) Colbert MD Nourish Eye Cream sample pot (full size 15ml RRP: £90). I have heard of this brand from various blogs due the hysteria that surrounded the Royal Wedding (apparently Kate Middleton regularly uses this skincare brand). I could never justify spending £90 on an eye cream but I am interested to see what the fuss is all about.

(4) Cargo Cosmetics Boogie Nights Eye Pencil in Black
, sample size (set of five RRP: £13). A black eye liner with a silver shimmer, this looks OK but I swatched it earlier and it faded pretty fast. I'll see if it stays put longer with a primer underneath.

(5) Tropic Skincare Body Smooth Refreshing Polish, sample pot (full size 200ml, RRP: £19.95). This smells amazing! It's basically a body scrub that smells of sherbert lemons and is 100% natural ingredients . I will be using this ASAP.

(6) Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
for all hair types, 10ml (RRP: £5.75). This seems pretty similiar to Moroccan Oil so I'm excited to try this out!

I also received a one sheet sample of Mai Couture's Blot & Bronze face paper which I'll also be happy to use.

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But let's step back and admire that gorgeous Zoya nail polish shall we? So so pretty!

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Also included in the box, was a Zoya advertising booklet and a swatches of their new Smoke and Mirrors collection.

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Yeah, I already want every single shade here! Zoya polishes are 3free, camphor free and vegan friendly so I'm seriously tempted to splash out on a couple.

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I also really liked the little information leaflet that came in the box which details all of the products included and how to use them.

Overall thoughts: I am extremely happy with my box and I'm excited to try everything out. I personally like this box a lot more than this month's Glossybox because I'll actually use pretty much everything. I imagine that many people in the Glossybox camp won't be swayed by Boudoir Prive due to the size of the products included and I was sceptical about whether BP would be suitable for me due to their first box last month being very mature. All in all, if they continue to put together boxes like this I'll be very happy!

What do you think of Boudoir Prive? And the beauty box trend in general?
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9 comments

  1. I got same in my box, and they are sending me a replacement Jem nail polish so I'm happy. Their customer service is really good too they got back to me so quickly :-)

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  2. Yeah, I'm one of the disappointed one; I quite liked the first box so in comparison, maybe I was expecting too much.
    Hopefully, it will grow on me - still looking forward to test the products. :)

    X

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  3. woah!! this looks amazing!! yet another box i want to sign up for!! absolutely loving your blog. xxo

    www.theedgeofbeauty7.blogspot.com

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  4. wow I just discovered your blog and really like it. Think you have great style and am following now! Definitely a new fan! You are very inspiring
    Pop up by my page when you get a chance xoxo Tamara
    www.theglamandglitter.com

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  5. This really makes me wanna change to BP from GlossyBox. But the last month's BP box wasn't to my liking, so I am still not convinced. But GlossyBox's price increase is so putting me off... Decisions, decisions...

    Thanks for the nail polish review - it's great to hear it's vegan-friendly!!! X

    www.mademoiselle-lala.com

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  6. @Claire - Yeah BP's customer service is excellent! I had some problems applying the discount code when I signed up but they sorted it out asap and with zero fuss x

    @Alex - this month's is very different to last month's isn't it? I'm wondering whether there will be any continuity to what customers can expect.

    @The Edge of Beauty - it's a great box! I've already tried out some of the products and have discovered some new favourites!

    @Tamara - thanks!

    @Mademoiselle - I felt the same way, I thought BP would be sticking to a more 'mature' target audience so I thought I'd give them a go once and then unsubscribe if I didn't like it. I'm not sure if I'll stay subbed to Glossybox yet, going to see what next month's boxes are like and then hopefully pick one! Zoya polishes are fab! x

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  7. looks like a great box, im definitely jealous of the nail polish :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  8. @Ivy & MissMathful - the nail polish is simply gorgeous! :)

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