Wednesday, October 3

She Said Beauty | October 2012

Out of all the beauty box subscriptions around, I've always loved and supported She Said  Beauty. I've met some of the people behind the brand and they're helpful, friendly and genuine. I love the concept of their website too. I got my first box a few months ago when I saw the previous one had full size St Tropez and lashes. I was so impressed when I received four full size samples in my first one but since then, it's been going a little downhill. I was disappointed with two Collection products last month and I'm honestly not impressed with this month either.


What I received:
Cellinque Advanced Bio renew Masque
B.Liv Off With Those Heads
Herbacin Wuta Kamille Hand Cream
Biao beauty Rejuvenating Night Creme
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Travel Size Lotion
Myvitamins "SSB Treat"



Okay firstly, how many creams?! You've got cocoa cream, hand cream, night crème moisturiser and err spot cream.

Secondly, beauty boxes to me are about trying high end products before buying. I appreciate they don't include overly priced products, because lets face it, we'd use the sample and never buy the product. However, the two 'full size' products are worth £1 each. I really don't want to be receiving things like this, it defeats the point of trying something expensive before buying it.

She Said put THREE of the products in dollars. I mean, how are we meant to know how much they're really worth? I had to work out the prices of these samples and it comes to a total of about £7.64 without the "bonus extra".  Therefore, the contents don't make up the value which is a real first for She Said. Have I gained much by spending £11.95 on this box? Not really. 

Do we have two products from the same brand too? B.liv by Cellnique and the Cellnique masque? Hhhmm. The Palmer's butter is SO old too, my mum bought that YEARS ago. I'm pretty sure most people own it or have previously. I'd like to be trying new products please! I like the concept of the 'extra' but Vitamins?! NO, it's a beauty box!

Finally, the samples are TINY. I rummaged through the box to find more... What happened to the full size, larger products? There's not enough inside the Cellinqiue Masque to get a real feel of it!

The only good thing about this are two packets of the biao beauty night moisturiser. Two though? Is that to make up for the fact the samples are all so small? I checked and I'm glad I didn't get the Amy Child's perfume though...

I'm not happy with boxes any more. They're a bit of rip off and I just don't get excited like I used to. Unfortunately, this has left me unsubscribing to She Said Beauty but I'll still use their website and read their blog. I'll be buying my samples off eBay and asking at more counters to save money. 

What do you think? Were you happy with your box and the products or left feeling disappointed too?

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22 comments

  1. thats terrible this has put me of beauty boxes forever now i am a blogger too:)

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  2. I'm disappointed with my box. Fortunately (or unfortunately) I got a 6 month subscription half price. I might not be able to unsubscribe but at least I only paid £4.50 for this box...

    Have you looked at the Latest in Beauty boxes? It isn't a subscription system; you get to see the contents and then decide if you want to buy. I got the Editors Choice box last week and it was AMAZING value.

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    1. That's true, I paid full price for mine but now I can stop getting them. I just had a look, great ideas and concept but I think I want a break from beauty boxes and will stay clear until a REALLY good one comes up :)

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  3. I didn't think much of this one either and think I might cancel my subscription too.

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  4. I wasn't overly impressed with this box either to be honest! I've only had 3 boxes now so I'll probably see if they can redeem themselves next month and if not I'll probably be unsubscribing! xx

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    1. I felt like that last month and because it still wasn't to my expectations, I've had to unsubscribe! such a shame xx

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  5. I subscribe to Glossybox, and was considering SSB, and am quite glad I didn't after this - I have two large bottles of the Palmers in my drawer for a start! Beauty boxes started out as a way to try out new/expensive/niche products that you wouldn't think of normally, but they seem to be deteriorating into purely 'any old sample' boxes... x

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    1. Oh, I really hated GlossyBox, switched to SSB myself but I'm not sure anymore. Exactly! It's a real shame x

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  6. I haven't received mine yet but i'm really not looking forward to it. I don't even think i'll open it, i've seen the contents of a few folks and they look absolutely rubbish. I'll keep my subscription till the end of the year then i'll see how I feel about it.

    Lx

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    1. I wasn't looking forward to mine either! That's fair enough, it is rubbish xx

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  7. I don't have any subscriptions because I think it's quite a risk to pay the money and not know what you're getting! Especially if it's not really worth the money xx

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    1. It is a risk, but I liked trying things and reviewing for my readers/youtube viewers. I'm not willing to spend money and not get very good things! x

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  8. We must've signed up around the same time as my first box was the one with the st tropez in it! and I've been feeling like ever since I signed up there's been a steady decline in my excitement over the products, when deciding whether or not to subscribe I looked at previous boxes and the contents looked great! it's such a shame and if I wasn't in a 6 month subscription to them then I'd def be leaving!! hope they improve soon xxx

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    1. I'm glad I'm not alone, its such a shame! I've left! Wish them all the best of luck though xx

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  9. No way, I remember watching your first video & you was so excited!
    Its just a shame they couldn't keep it up :( xx

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  10. Wow, they have really gone downhill!

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  11. I was so disappointed - just wrote a review if you fancy reading it xxx http://ileftmyheartinmiami.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/she-said-beauty-box-review-210.html

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  12. I was so disappointed - just wrote a review if you fancy reading it xxx http://ileftmyheartinmiami.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/she-said-beauty-box-review-210.html

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  13. Agree with your comments - this was my second, and part of the 'pull' was that any products I didn't want, I would put in a box as stocking fillers, it feels like both boxes have done that! The only product I really liked (and bought) was Ginvera which is brilliant!

    I too have unsubscribed - I wonder how many others have this month?

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