I have to say, I absolutely love the packaging. It's classy, sophisticated and best of all, that gorgeous sugary pink colour. I love the little details like the pink ribbon, down to the little hand-mirror sticker that secures the tissue paper. Just gorgeous.
I wasn't disappointed by the contents either! I didn't really know what to expect, having never subscribed to a beauty box before, but having read mixed reviews of the previous Boudoir Privé box I thought I'd sign up for the September box (with a half price for the first month code) and see what they had to offer for myself!
Inside the box:
1. Colber MD Nourish: Eye Cream (apparently a brand favoured by both Kate Middleton and Sienna Miller)
2. Zoya Nail Polish from their A/W 11 Smoke & Mirros Collection
3. Cargo Cosmetics Boogie Nights Eye Pencil
4. Tropic Skincare Body Smooth (Tropic Skincare is founded by Susan Ma who was on the latest series of the Apprentice - and had flawless skin!)
5. Agent Provocateur L'Agent (Perfume Tester)
6. Macadamia Hair Repair (Oil Treatment)
Boudoir Privé also included a Zoya Nail Polish 'colour wheel' & a Blot & Bronze paper by Mai Couture.
Now obviously as I haven't tried all of the products yet (having received them today) and I am not a beauty blogger or expert so I can't go into a lot of detail about them, but here's what I can share with you...
This is the body polish by Tropic Skincare (think Susan Ma) and it's simply lovely. It is a lemon-yellow colour, and too smells of zesty lemon, which already lets you know that it's going to be refreshing for your skin, before you've even tried it. With this little tester product I rubbed a bit into my hands (for 20 seconds as it said in the info) and then rinsed them with warm water, and patted them dry. It is very similar to a salt scrub (but feels gentler) and leaves your skin feeling smooth and soothed. I am definitely going to look into Tropic Skincare products as I love that it's made from 100% natural ingredients.
First of all let me apologise for the not-so-pretty nails, I have been cleaning my house all day so they're not at their best - definitely need to keep using the body polish from the box haha. Anyway...
I was sent the 'Marina' coloured Zoya Nail Polish, and it's such a gorgeous, shimmery, grey-blue colour. I don't own any dark nail polishes at the moment so this was a lovely treat for me. The nail polish paints on really easily, and the colour looked great with just one coat, but I put two on just to see if there was a difference in colour strength. I love that in the box you were also sent a Zoya Smoke & Mirrors colour-wheel-type-thing. You can place the colours over your nails to see if the colour would suit you before you purchase it. I've fallen in love with 'Jana' (top left) and 'Jem' (bottom right) and may have to treat myself to them when I can justify spending £9.98 on a bottle of nail polish.
To be honest I wasn’t too keen when I first applied the Agent Provocateur perfume to my wrist, as I felt like it was too strong, too sweet, and too much for me. However I’m often like that with perfumes, and decided to leave it for a while and then smell it later. I’ve just had a smell of it now, and it is gorgeous. The sweetness is still there, but it’s not strong or over-powering like a granny-perfume, it’s simply lovely. If I hadn’t already asked for Lola – Marc Jacobs for my birthday then I would definitely be tempted to try this one!
The three products above are the only ones I've tried so far, however I am very much looking forward to trying the eye cream and the oil hair treatment - as I'm always in need of something to sooth my hair! I think if I had to pick a least favourite thing in the box it would be the Boogie Nights Eye Pencil by Cargo. It just has a cheaper look to it than the rest of the products - snobby Megan speaking here and I was sent it in 'Silver' - which isn't usually an eye-liner colour I wouldn't normally wear - but I'm still gonna give it a go!
Overall I'm very impressed with my Boudoir Privé box! I was originally only planning on doing the first month as I could get it for £5, however I love the excitement of not knowing what you're going to get and the beautiful look of the box, as well as it's contents, so I'm just gonna have to stay subscribed :)
Looking forward to the next...
A long with the box they also sent three cards which had a code on that can be used to get half-price for the first month's subscription. The code is: 1BOX12