Powder Beauty Drawer Box.
As a big social media fan I’ve been drooling over the many subscription boxes that are available on the market. My daughter is now subscribed to the toucanBox craft box for kids which is fantastic and totally affordable even on a tight budget.
There are various subscription boxes available including beauty, stationary, tea, sanitary products (too cute as they even include chocolates at that time of the month when you NEED it), craft and books. Actually there’s probably a subscription box for anything you can think of – just google it and I’m sure you will find it.
I’ve been coveting several subscription boxes for quite a while and have left many a hint at the OH at certain times of the year and nothing so far had emerged.
The subscription boxes that I would be most interested in having are either beauty of stationary. I’m not particularly high maintenance but I do like nice perfume and make-up that has a bigger appeal if it comes in lovely packaging. I love face-masks and nice shower/bath stuff and creams oh and stuff for my frizzy wizzy hair as well.
My stationary obsession is very similar. I like prettily presented stationary with stickie notes, cute folders, pretty diaries and notebooks. This has rubbed off on Isabelle who is absolutely obsessed with Smiggle at the moment.
Before Christmas I saw an advert (full magazine page) for the Powder Beauty Drawer Collection which isn’t technically a subscription box, but they produce four a year and you can be notified if you want to by email when they are available so there’s nothing tying you into buying it.
I wasn’t quite so subtle this year and just shoved the magazine in Chris’ face and got him to take note of the website. Hint hint!
I wasn’t very hopeful as they had such an amazing Bumper Christmas Box that it was featured on the Money Saving Expert Website so I knew it was going to be selling fast.
Well surprise surprise I got myself a Beauty Box from my lovely little Isabelle.
It wasn’t the Christmas Bumper one as I was right on it being sold out, but I got the Secret Santa Edition which was full of loads of lovely stuff.
This is what I got:
You get a booklet which tells you about each of the products that are in the box.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser – This is a full sized 200ml bottle which I’ve started using already. I really like foaming face washes as I don’t really feel like my face is clean without adding water. I haven’t used this one before but it makes your skin squeaky clean when you’ve used it which is great.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser Facial Wipes – This handy pack is great for putting in your bag for a night away. For all you pregnant mummy’s reading this post, these would be great for your hospital bag even if you don’t wear make-up.
Scwarzkopf Live Pastel Spray – Hmm this one is a bit of a random one for me as it’s not something that I would choose myself. I have the Apricot Sunrise which is for blonde hair and can be used just on the ends to create an ombre look. Isabelle is keen to give this one a go so I might save it for a ‘rainy day’. Memories are coming back of when I decided that I might like to dye my hair red and ended up with a really awful streaky pink effect.
Popbands – A set of two in gold and navy. These are perfect for tying your hair back without stripping your hair. Although I have almost shoulder length hair I put it up in the mornings and most days when I get home from work so these are perfect for keeping on the end of my brush for those times.
DKNY Be Tempted – This is a little 1.5ml spray. I haven’t tried this one before but absolutely love perfume and am already a fan of the Be Delicious one.
Roger & Gallet Replenishing Body Lotion – This smells divine and absorbs really well leaving a lovely smell. Definitely one to wear after a long soak in the bath.
Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour – Devotion – This is a really lovely colour and something that I would wear during the day to work. It’s a matt colour and it stays on for ages which is really great for me since I’m a lip biter so lipstick doesn’t usually last that long.
Bee Good Honey & Propolis 2 in 1 Cream Cleanser – This comes with a little muslin cloth and is very similar to the Liz Earle Hot cloth cleanser. I’ve used this on Christmas Day morning as it only takes about 10 minutes to do and makes your face feel really clean and soft. This again as a Mum can be a lovely treat that you can easily manage to fit into a hectic life
Fruit Loop Soap from Bomb Cosmetics. This soap is infused with essential oils and this one is a citrus one so great to give you that extra boost of a morning.
Hydraluroni Moisture Boosting Mask – This is one of those masks that have eye and mouth holes in them. This one takes 15 minutes and is great to give winter skin that much needed hydration.
Rimmel Rita Ora Sweet Retreat Nail Polish – This is a cute bright pink which I will use when my nails have regrown following the pre-Christmas stressy period. I’m not much of a pink girl so this might be a toenail colour for me.
So there you have the lowdown on what I got in my box.
I think I’ll definitely be keeping my eye open for the next box as it’s really exciting opening it to find out what lovely goodies are inside.
Warning – I will be posting again when the next box comes out!
I hope you got some lovely goodies for Christmas as us mums need a bit of pampering.