Boxdelux* (£35 per month, link)
A month or so ago, I wrote a post about a new subscription service called Boxdelux which is exclusively aimed at high-end and luxury consumers. The box promises to bridge the gap between beauty and food subscriptions, marrying the two together to include a select mix of products every month so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. As with all things luxury inspired, it comes with a high-end price tag of £35 per month, so is it worth it? Let's investigate with their box for June.
I've split them into food and beauty as below:-
Propercorn (30g, £1)
I love popcorn and have to say that this bag didn't last very long! It was absolutely delicious and a million times better than any other popcorn I've ever tasted. I received a bag in the Sweet & Salty flavour which was so moreish, but guilt free at just 128 calories, and they're all made here in the UK. A big thumbs up from me!
Nakd Crunch Bars (30g & 85p each)
Although these are very good for you health-wise, I've never been much of a fan of the original bars to be honest. These new crunch bars are much more palatable however, and there were two different flavours in the box; Cocoa Crunch (very yummy!) and Banana Crunch (pretty good!). Vegan friendly, and gluten, wheat and dairy free.
We Are Tea (2 tea bags, £1 each)
I drink a lot of green tea so I was happy to see these ethically sourced, whole-leaf tea bags included. One was called Gunpowder Supreme which brewed a good, strong, straight up green tea flavour, and the other was Moroccan Mint which was a more subtle green tea with peppermint.
Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner (1ml sample, £30)
I've read some mixed reviews on Revitalash, but I'm interested to see whether this will work for me. It's an intensive eyelash conditioner which promises to "dramatically enhance your natural eyelashes" - I'll post a full review on this soon to see if it does.
Aden Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick (8ml full size, £6)
One thing I do enjoy the most about boxes like this, is the chance to try out new make-up brands, and Aden are a European brand (I think they're Hungarian or German? Correct me if I'm wrong!). I received one of their long lasting, hydrating, liquid lipsticks in 12 - a pale, pastel, baby pink. Not a shade I'd typically choose for myself, but I'm looking forward to trying it out nonetheless.
Aden Nail Polishes (6ml minis, £7.50 for 3)
I love nail polish, so this mini trio was right up my street. The shades I got are all shimmery and come in white, peach and a beautiful purple.
Ultrasun High SPF 30 Family Formula (15ml sample, full size £19 for 100ml)
I'm a big fan of my JASON and Lavera sunscreens, but I'll try this out and see how it compares. I always hear rave reviews about Ultrasun so I'm interested to see what all the fuss is about.
Ultrasun Lip Balm SPF 15 (£6)
Hands up who always forgets to wear a lip product with SPF in it? Yep, I'm sure I'm not alone! Happy to finally have a dedicated product like this now, so it's going straight into my handbag.
£20 Boxdelux voucher
Also included was a £20 off voucher to spend in the Boxdelux shop, which is valid on purchases over £50.
So here's the tricky part. Whilst I like the look of most of what I've received in this box (and I'm sure my first impressions will grow further as I try everything out properly), I don't think Boxdelux feels all that high-end or luxury to me. And whilst the actual value of everything totals up to more than the monthly fee, I'd be disappointed if I'd spent £35 of my own money on it. The price just feels far too much for what you ultimately receive IMO.
What do you think?
Will you be signing up to Boxdelux?