Monday, 25 June 2012

JolieBox Birthday Box | June 2012








It's been a whole year since JolieBox (formerly known as Boudoir Prive) came onto the beauty box scene, so this month they are celebrating their one year birthday. The boxes are limited edition and were designed by Mlle Fraize and creative duo Och Studio. I received the Och Studio box, which as you can see, is orange, so it floats my boat massively. I have seen the other design, but I wasn't too enthused by it, and much prefer the sleek orange box instead, so i'm chuffed I received this one (yes, I am chuffed to have received an orange box...clearly I need to get out more).

The theme behind this months box was a handful of JolieBox's favourite french brands. With names like 'Nuxe" and "Caudalie" coming onto the beauty scene recently, It has definitely sparked my interest in French skincare and other potential french brands which may be producing some absolute gems, that we have yet to discover. This was one box, I was very excited to open. 

In the box:

Yon-Ka Pamplemousse Protective and Vitalizing Cream - This cream is the first customised product I have seen in a beauty box. I was informed that if you had filled in your online skincare specifications, you were to receive this product tailored to you. Yon Ka is a brand I've heard of before, but never tried skincare wise. This moisturiser claims to brighten dull skin, protect from environmental factors and refresh your complexion. Sounds good to me! I've not tried it yet, but looking forward to giving it a whirl.

Instutit Esthederm Bronz Repair Body Lotion - If you read a recent blog post of mine where I had a little online splurge, you will have seen that one of the things I bought was a face tanner by the brand Institut Esthederm, as I had heard many great things about the skincare they produce. I have also been using a moisturiser by them more recently which was a sample in an older beauty box, and I've been loving it, so I have high hopes for this product if it's anything like the other things I've tried from this brand. It's a body lotion designed to help fight the signs of aging and sun damage (I'm now imagining an eldery lady sat by the pool with skin like a leather handbag). It also helps to achieve a healthy glow on the skin (something we all aim for and something leather handbag lady should think about). It says to apply this before sun exposure and then every 2 hours, it doesn't say it has an SPF though, so I think it's just a little extra to pop on after your suncream.

Elysambre Care Oil - A hand and nail oil is something I am always using as I have terrible dry cuticles and it's one of those things I am lazy with (slaps wrist). This contains sweet almond oil, smells delicious and has a handy little brush for application. I know I will get a lot of use out of this so I'm thankful it was in the box!

L'Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream - L'Occitane is another brand I've heard lot's about but not ever tried anything from their range. They provided a small 15ml pot of their hydration cream moisturiser. The moisturiser has organic angelica water and essential oil in it to plump, smooth and add radiance to the skin. Angelica water isn't something i'd ever heard of before, so that intregued me. It's an "astonishing plant with a unique ability for self-hydration", sounds interesting! It smells lovely and applies really nicely to the skin leaving quite a refreshed and healthy appearance to my skin. I'll report back if it works wonder for me.

JolieBox Nail File - A cute little extra, great for my handbag and on the go nail fixes!

They also threw in some more extras! A voucher courtesy of French skincare brand Codage, a special French addition JolieMag (LOVE the JolieMags) and a JolieTicket where many different prizes can be won (how exciting). I really loved this months JolieBox, I think it's one of my favourites so far. I love trying out new skincare and I felt that it offered a good selection. I was also familiar with most of the brand names so it excited me to try something from them which I hadn't before.

What did you think of this months JolieBox?

47 comments:

  1. Ohhh I'm intrigued by L'Occitane cream you got! x

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  2. Hmm, not too sure on this box, just seems a bit too body-concentrated, but I'm intrigued by the Bronz Repair, any chance of a quick review when you've given it a try? x

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  3. I so wish I'd got this box this month instead of Glossybox! It sounds so so good! Especially interested in the grapefruit cream! I think I'll subscribe for next month :) x

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  4. i love allt he products in this box!

    love the packaging! - its all reusable !!

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  5. I like the sound of these products. I'm currently signed up to luxbox but i may give the joliebox a whirl in the future xx

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  6. I love the theme of this box, especially since a lot of the beauty community is going crazy for French products! xx

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  7. Looks like a good box to me :) would love to see a review of the L'Occitane moisturiser!

    wonderwall-93.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. oh my goodness, this is a realy nifty little box for the price you pay -- i love it! i should definately do a little more research -- i wonder if JolieBox is offered here in the states?

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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  9. Can't wait to get my box! hoping I get the orange one too :P

    Joliebox is by far my fave subscription box lately! glossybox has too many let down products to be worth it anymore, which is a shame

    xo

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  10. Loved all those products! I personally would love to try the Elysambre Care Oil, sounds promissing...

    Here in Argentina the BeautyBoxes started LAST MONTH and so far I've received only one. I was a bit disapointing (and expensive: around 30 dollars) so I love to see this boxes that really exceed expectations!

    xoxo from Argentina!
    Gua

    waterfrontmakeup.com

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  11. Lovely little box this month :) I really want to subscribe to Glossy box, they always seem like great products! Lovely post Zoe :) xxx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. I dont know whether to subscribe to a beauty box or not, theres always that one month when the products are rubbish! I dont know though, i'm always jealous when I see these posts;)

    http://sophsstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Posts like this always tempt me to subscribe to a beauty box! All the products look lovely!

    karen joanne xx

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  14. The Elysambre Care Oil sounds good :) xxx

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  15. I wouldn't say im most intrigued by this box but there is defiantly some great products in here.

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  16. Zoella, I always watch you videos and read your blogs... Just started my own beauty blog... http://thedailyfemail.wordpress.com feel free to read and recommend :) xoxo

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  17. Zoella, I always watch you videos and read your blogs... Just started my own beauty blog... http://thedailyfemail.wordpress.com feel free to read and recommend :) xoxo

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  18. Ahhh, dilemma! I am a huge Glossybox fan, but Joliebox are seriously impressing me. This box in particular looks lovely. I'm not sure I can justify 2 beauty boxes a month, haha. xx

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  19. love this!
    Please check out my blog www.mybeautyandfashionfix.blogspot.com xx

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  20. My box hasn't arrived yet :( I'm especially looking forward to the Yonka moisturiser as I've used their products before and they are great!

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  21. All these products sound amazing and I have never heard of them! Will put them on my wishlist :) Ixx

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  22. Some nice products there, but in general I think beauty boxes have run their course x

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  23. Thanks to you, I subscribed to Glossybox and I think about subscribing to JolieBox (and hope it's available in France...) too ^^
    Thank you to much Zoe for all of your reviews, it really helps me with buying new things :)

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  24. This sounds fab! Think I will be converting from Glossybox soon :)

    Rachel from www.whatabeauty.co.uk x

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  25. I just discovered your blog via your YT channel (which I love) and wow! It's amazing! Your articles are interesting, have beautiful pictures.. I'm definitely a big fan. I think I'll spend some time reading all your articles from the start haha. To comment on this article, I received the French Joliebox for almost a year and I unsubscribed to it last month, their anniversary box was too disappointing, as were their recent ones. It's cool you got one you like :) xx

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  26. I love my esthederm facial fake tan, this body lotion sounds lovely, I would love to try more of their products but they are at the top of my budget, looks a nice box xx

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  27. Looks great! The Yon-Ka cream sounds fab :)
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  28. Love all L'Occotane products!A beauty box is so decadent and they always make perfect presents.

    www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

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  29. those products look amazing xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. Cant wait for mine to arrive! :)
    gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I'd really like to get this, thanks for showing what is in it!
    Check out our blog?
    http://electricdaisies.blogspot.co.uk/

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  32. Man I missed out on another good beauty box! I always read the posts or videos people make about them but can never make myself take the risk and sign up for one, so here I sit kicking myself once again for missing out haha. I love your blog and videos (as well as Louise's), i find it easy to relate to you so well done Zoey and Louise! :) I just started my own little blog and made my first post today about a trip I took with my Grandma to Paris this summer. I'd really appreciate it if you would go have a look! Thanks for blogging for us all!

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  33. oh damn i forgot to put a link oops!! yessayre.blogspot.com :D

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  34. Great box :) L'Occitane is a fab brand! xx

    jensbrightandbeautiful.blogspot.com

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  35. I LOVE the orange box! Such great packaging.

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  36. fantastic pictures honey ;)
    I hope you have a lovely day

    xx

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  37. My boz hasn't arrived yet, I managed to subscribe just in time to recieve this birthday box. I cancelled my Glossybox as I felt it was a let down last month and couldn't justify two boxes a month. I'm really looing foward to this box though! Especially the YonKa Pamplemousse cream :)
    Daniella x
    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. wow! seems great.
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  39. So happy to see Yon-Ka in this box! I feel like this brand doesn't get enough attention for how great it is! I absolutely swear by their spray toner! Similar concept to the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, but I think the smell is much nicer & it is alcohol free :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  40. L'Occitane is an amazing brand! I use loads of their stuff where I can afford too. Currently I have the body wash, compared to a lot of other products I use this is the only one where my skin isn't horrendously dry after a shower.

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  41. looks good :) please check out my blog (beauty posts so far, but fashion coming up soon!) georgiaaluciee.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. im still waiting on mine cant wait hope it gets here tomorrow so excited and also my betrousse box like xmas :p
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  43. Such a great idea, I'm not sure why I haven't signed up to these before but I'm very excited for my September box, affordable beauty items?! Whaaaaaat?! Lovely post.

    Lauren xx

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  44. Sounds so great and by any means, they are spectacular products! :) x

    mia1107.blogspot.com

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