Haha, I like how the title works out to be an alliteration.
As promised, I’ll tell you a little about the beauty boxes I got from Black Box. Yes, I have itchy fingers when it comes to beauty boxes (whether or not I actually use the contents of it), but my self-control is pretty good. So I end up with boxes of contents that I’ll use at least 70% if not all.
Black Box launched three exclusive beauty boxes for Christmas 2014 after their revamp, and I purchased two of them. Each box comes with a snazzy name.
The first one is ‘Bare my Soul, Sweetheart’. It was the cheapest at $9.90 and came in a plastic pack.
As usual, a card is included to tell you more about the products enclosed.
- Biore Micellar Cleansing Water (1 sachet)
- Klarity Lasertox CC Miracle White Lotion (5ml)
- Nivea Fruity Shine Pink Guava Lip Balm (1 stick)
- Ocean Health Buffered C-500 Chewable Tablets (60 tablets)
- Nivea In-shower Skin Conditioner Body Lotion (1 sachet)
- L’oreal Extraordinary Oil Sublime Hair Enhancer (3 sachets)
I thought the contents of this pack were pretty worth it for the price since two of the items are retail sized.
If you’re interested, I did a review of the Biore Miceller Cleansing Water earlier.
On to the next beauty box, ‘Hey Betty, I’m on a Vacay!’ This box costs $19.90 and comes in a neat little shoebox.
- Za x Betty Boop Killer Volume Mascara (1 tube)
- Aqualabel White Up Emulsion (20ml)
- Aqualabel Aqua Enhancer (20ml)
- Aqualabel Reset White Mask (1 sheet)
- Ma Cherie Moisture Shampoo (50ml)
- Ma Cherie Moisture Conditioner (50ml)
At first glance, I was thinking “The contents of this box is really little. That’s pretty expensive.” But after careful consideration, it really isn’t so. The mascara is retail sized and worth almost the cost of the box.
A note about Aqualabel. I’ve been using their enhancer for a few years now and love how it keeps my face moist. Aqualabel has two (or more) series. The common ones are the whitening (blue) series and the moisturising (red) series. I have been using the enhancer in the moisturising series, but lately they don’t seem to be on the shelves anymore. Maybe they have discontinued it. Oh well, I might as well try the enhancer in the whitening series since I have the sample now.
Another tidbit about Ma Cherie. People probably don’t remember or don’t know this, but Takki (Hideaki Takizawa) used to endorse Ma Cherie when it wasn’t available on our shores yet. I still remember a friend going gaga over it and all set to buy home the shampoo and conditioner when she went to Japan.
The third exclusive beauty box is ‘Love, The Alter Ego’ and is priced at $29.90. The last one is ‘I Kissed the Knight Goodbye’ and is priced at $39.90. I didn’t purchase these two as I didn’t fancy the contents and felt they were a bit too pricey.