Selfridges Beauty Box
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Limited Edition Bespoke Box
When I saw this a few days ago via Vex in the City - I knew I had to make sure I got one. Unfortunately they were sold out before I could get the chance to do so! It was like a Boxing Day sale instore but online. Error codes, Out of stock, In stock, Out of stock! Then I got an email telling me that there's 120 more boxes available.
I tried twice and got a 404 and another error code. Then a confirmation email came through saying I had got a box - very strange.
This box got everyone's goat up. Some though it was ridiculous that people were complaining over a box, others were upset that Selfridges allowed people to buy more than one box.
What was the purpose of this box? With the launch of Selfridges new concept - The Beauty Workshop. They developed a limited edition bespoke beauty box. Their Beauty Workshop within their stores will offer a mix of hair & nails, tanning, bodycare, skincare, eyebrow threading and beauty tools.
So for those who have yet to see what is inside this box here it is :
Stila One Step Correct Stila's One-Step Correct tripe-swirled helix serum brightens the complexion and covers blemishes providing a no-fuss, flawless finish. It won't clog pores or settle into fine lines, so all anyone will notice is your perfect skin
Besides trying their tinted moisturiser and a eye liner. I've not used any other Stila products so this one is a huge bonus and comes at a good time with my skin too.
BIOEFFECT EGF Serum A sell out success internationally, it uses cell-stimulating EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) to rejuvenate ageing, dull and dry skin, leaving it looking luminous, revitalised and radiant.
This would of been ideal when I was suffering from my dry skin earlier this month. I think I'm going to include this into a facial routine at some point. I like the dropper - glass bottle packaging. If this is going to improve the appearance of my skin right now, it will be a God send.
Philip B Katira Hair Mask Containing Pure Katira Extract, it fills in weak, damaged spots in the hair cuticle for added smoothness and strength. Just one application will instantly revitalise your hair colour, speed-up blow-drying time, and lock in shine.
I've had Philip B samples before and I really enjoyed the products. I do tend to stick to what works mostly and unfortunately don't repurchase much haircare. Yet with me going to refresh my ombre soon - hair masques are going to be needed.
Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum Each Aesop formula contains the finest plant based ingredients as well as non-botanical elements such as anti-oxidants.
This is good for dry, combination and oily skin types - so it's great it caters. To be used after cleansing and toning and smoothed over the face and neck. I actually like the smell of this, reminds me of a late summer in the country ( don't ask ) very relaxing and fresh smell. This is good to use in the more humid / warmer times of the year. Gives a light hydration and a matte finish, due to it being lightweight it's a good alternative to creams or oil based moisturisers. ( where have you been the last few weeks )
Antipodes Avocado and Rosehip Divine Face Oil This oil leaves skin feeling fresh and plumped. It actively boosts Type 1 collagen in skin cells, targets scars and wrinkles and eases the effects of ageing.
Loving oils and never tried Avocado oil or Rosehip before, this is one that I'm going to love to test out in the coming weeks. I know the benefits of Avocado for the face and in this mixture it's aim is to give a lift to tired, stressed and sun-damaged skin. Perfect for those who have caught any Sun as of late or been ill like me to give that skin a boost. Avocado oil helps reduce the appearance of lines and age spots, while the rosehip helps avocado oil targets scars and wrinkles ( hmm wonder if I can make this )
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask Packed with mineral-rich moor mud from Lake Heviz. This gentle yet effective mask purifies and soothes skin, leaving it soft and radiant with a post-facial glow.
I have been in love with Omorovicza since I got the chance to review their face mist and BB cream - love the company and their products, this is the one I think more than any I'm wanting to try & review. Read more on my Omorovicza review here
Estelle & Thild Lip Balm This is saturated with vitamins that nourish, plump and protect your lips, while enhancing them with moisture replenishing, barely there lip colour.
Who doesn't need a good ol' lip balm, a nice smelling Raspberry lip balm. Applying it it feels like it's got a lot of coverage to it, it's a little thick in appearance so I wouldn't so you need a lot, doesn't feel greasy or heavy on the lips.
So was this box worth all the aggro? I believe so, I'm more than happy with the products they offered and this is one box - limited edition or not that the products won't go to waste. For £15 I think you got more than your money's worth with it, even though you knew what to expect. I suppose with the in-demand of it all you would get errors and disappointed people but limited edition - limited stock. They did apologise to people about their disappointment and errors. I'd give them kudos for that.
These will be reviewed either individually or in a quick reviews post. If there is anything you want to see a full blown review on please do let me know.
Did you manage to grab a box? Thoughts ....
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