Amarya Organic / Natural Beauty Box - October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

 Amarya box (£10 + P&P per month, link)

October's Amarya box is a balance Me themed one, and features four travel sized samples from the natural brand.  Inside were the following:-

  • balance Me Wonder Eye Cream, 7ml - This is a triple action eye cream that soothes, brightens and lifts tired eyes.  I have one of these already stashed away in my Wonder Woman Tin which I got when they were given away with Glamour magazine over the summer. 
  • balance Me Balancing Face Moisturiser, 20ml - Like the eye cream, I picked up one of these with Glamour and haven't used it yet, but I'm happy that it's for my skin type.
  • balance Me Citrus and Spice Hand and Body Wash, 55ml - A fresh and zingy body wash which smells really refreshing - can't wait to use this!
  • balance Me Citrus and Spice Hand and Body Lotion, 55ml - The matching body lotion to the wash above, again smells really good and I always enjoy layering my shower and body lotion products.
I have to admit that I felt a pang of disappointment when I opened the box and discovered that there were just balance Me products inside, especially as 2 out of the 4 samples are products that were given away with Glamour at £2 each not so long ago.  With this in mind, I feel a little short changed this month, which is a first for Amarya because I always felt they were excellent value for money. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to using all of the samples here, and I do like balance Me in general (currently in love with their Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm!), but they seem to be heavily over saturating the beauty box market at the moment to the point where I feel people are getting sick of seeing them constantly in the boxes!  Plus I'd prefer to try out samples by brands I haven't already used before, so although I'll happily use everything at some point, it was sadly a pretty boring box for me this time around.

Did you receive an Amarya box this month?  
What did you think?

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24 comments

  1. Balance Me are popping up all over the place lately. I didn't get this months box but I would feel the same as you. It's always a bit gutting when you get a product that was a freebie not long ago.
    xo

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    1. Yeah, I wouldn't have minded so much if those two were different ones instead. Seems like they had a big overstock of samples from the Glamour promotion and sold them off to all the beauty boxes! xx

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  2. I have to admit I would be so disappointed if I were a subscriber and received this! Especially since I recently bought a Latest in Beauty box for £9.95 inc. p&p and received 11 products, 6 full size.

    xx

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    1. I know! I've missed out on that LIB box, but would definitely have snapped one up at that price if they hadn't all sold out! xx

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  3. I was a bit disappointed too. I like the products (especially the orange and spice scent) but we usually get a full-size product... I think if I'd seen these products for sale for £12.50 I wouldn't have even thought about buying them.

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    1. Same here, if I'd seen it for sale for that price, I wouldn't have paid for it either :(

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  4. Yeah it's a bit rubbish about the eye cream that's been popping up everywhere as a freebie. I'd feel the same as you. Oh well I guess the box doesn't suit everyone ;)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Love the idea of a natural beauty box! Thanks for sharing Evelyn! :) Still loving your blog!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. i have quite a collection of balance me products, i have no less than 10 of them and i didnt pay for any of them, i got them all from beauty boxes or magazine freebies! i can see how you feel a little short-changed :L
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. It's a strange marketing concept isn't it to give away SO many free samples?! I would have thought after the huge Glamour promo that they'd settle down a bit! xx

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  7. I was disappointed with mine - although I will use the products. Mine were also covered in black powder which I found a bit off-putting. x

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    1. The black powder will be from the paper used for packing, nothing to worry about x

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    2. I know that but the products just looked grubby and old! x

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    3. I think it's from the black paper used, not so great for presentation considering the products are white :S - didn't notice any on mine fortunately. I feel the same, disappointed but will use everything at some point x

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  8. Balance Me is everywhere at the moment & I STILL haven't got around to trying them :)

    http://missjaynebecca.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. How is that possible?! Lol! I'm sure you'll love them when you do try them out :)

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  9. Shame you were disappointed :( I really like Balance Me xx

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    1. I think they're a great brand, but I feel a bit underwhelmed by them recently due to their non-stop marketing! I will use the products though and the Citrus & Spice ones smell lovely :) xx

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  10. This was only mu second Amarya box and I was a bit disappointed to get a box full of the same brand. Although I haven't tried Balance Me before, the main reason I subscribed was to try out a variety of brands products so I hope that this isn't a regular occurence. Absolutely love the blog by the way.

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    1. I agree, I don't mind boxes that are all by one brand, but I would prefer that they were advertised as such before paying for one (like the Latest In Beauty Editor Picks boxes).

      I've been a subscriber to Amarya for over a year now and this is the first time they've done this, so I think they were just experimenting to see how they were received by customers. Hopefully the boxes in the future will be more varied because I've seen a lot of people disappointed by this month's box.

      Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)

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