If you haven’t heard of Jane from BritishBeautyBlogger I will be very surprised, she’s my go to blog for new releases. I knew Jane had collaborated with LatestinBeauty before to create a beauty box with Clinique but I sadly missed out. This time I was straight there to get the BB Clinique Box Edit 2!
The box was £20 including p&p which was rather good considering the value of the items inside are around £50. The reason I decided to get the box was so I could try out some Clinique products without spending loads and not liking the products. Also there are two full size items which are worth over the £20 the box cost alone so what more could a girl, (with limited bank funds,) want?
It came really nicely packaged and every product was perfectly intact, unlike some beauty boxes out there. Also the Clinique tissue paper was a cute touch, especially as I am a sucker for detail! No doubt the box will end up being used for storage eventually.
So the official contents of the box were: ChubbyLash Mascara (full size,) Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +, Liquid Facial Soap Mild, Superprimer Universal Face Primer, Take The Day Off Remover, Sweet Pots Red Velvet (full size,) Aromatics in White and Clinique For Men Face Scrub. Also non product wise there was a five day trial of a foundation voucher and a £10 off a £30 spend.
I have tried Clinique Take the Day Off before, a number of times, and I really like the makeup remover. It takes off even the toughest of waterproof mascara. Also this mini is perfect for travel purposes, (not that I’m going anywhere,) I don’t think I’ll end up buying the full size though as I always seem to be acquiring the minis. Then is something that is always appearing in Bonus Time: Liquid Facial Soap (Mild.) I’ll be honest I prefer to use my other face soaps and cleansing milks but this will also go in my holiday minis draw. Then is a product my mother used to swear by, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I have really dry skin and love the Cliniqe Moisture Surge Moisturiser but honestly at £40 a pop it’s not justifiable, even if my skin is drier than the Sahara. This is also a mini but it seems a little goes a long way.
Now the makeup items. I’ve been on the lookout for a new primer and haven’t tried any from Clinique just yet so the sample of the Superprimer Univeral Face Primer will be very interesting for me. It’s very lightweight but I haven’t yet had a chance to try this for longevity purposes. Then is the full size ChubbyLash Lash Fattening Mascara. I’ve just run out of my They’re Real and the brush looks quite similar so I hope to like it just as much. However, the first time I tried it, it didn’t seem to make my lashes particularly ‘fat’ but I was in a rush and didn’t have time to curl them so perhaps that will make the difference.
The Aromatics in White was quickly claimed by my mum as it wasn’t really my kind of scent, (if you’re wondering what kind of scents I go for think Daisy Dream Forever.) Then the Clinique Face Scrub for Men will hopefully be utilised by my boyfriend, if I can get him to start using products that is.
Finally is what I shamelessly bought the box to get really. I’ve heard mixed reviews on these but really wanted to try one myself. This is the Sweet Pop in Red Velvet, one side is a balm and the other a soft lip scrub. The best bit is that it looks like a macaroon and I love macaroons!
Overall, it’s fair to say I loved this box and if Jane decided to do another I will be buying as soon as they go live. If you decided not to get the box this time please look out for next time, it’s so worth the £20!