DolliBox Review – April 2016

DolliBox Review - April 2016

April’s DolliBox has finally arrived and what a box it is!  Their ‘Spring into Style’ Edit contains a selection of hair and beauty products that are perfect to inject some sunshine into your daily beauty routine, and with the weather getting milder and the days getting longer there’s been no better time to give your beauty regime a spring clean!  They have included three full size products, along with two generous sized samples this month and with make-up, skin care and hair care products all covered, DolliBox are really spoiling you with their April Beauty Box!  Featuring both luxury and high-street brands, this month’s DolliBox has a great variety products on offer and makes for an exciting line up of beauty treats to try!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £10.00 plus £3.90 P&P

Total Value of Products – £41.18

With a stylish Spring theme, this month’s DolliBox has everything you need to revamp your beauty routine and revitalise your skin and hair ready for the warmer weather, and I am excited to try out the amazing line up of products they have curated this month!

Your Beauty Treats

Transparent Clinic Royal Jelly Eye Contour Cream – Full Size £9.15

DolliBox Review - April 2016

Containing nourishing Royal Jelly and Hydrolysed Collagen, this targeted treatment cream gives both long-term and instant anti-ageing results and can be use around the eye and lip area providing freshness and smoothness to the skin.  This light-weight cream is quickly absorbed and deeply moisturises the skin around the delicate eye area, increases skin’s elasticity, preventing and treating the formation of wrinkles and also tightening and lifting the skin for an instant youth boosting appearance.  I found this cream extremely light and it melted beautifully instantly into my skin, instantly refreshing my tired eyes, plumping the skin and giving me a well rested look.  It helped with my dark circles too as its nourishing Royal Jelly helped target dehydrated areas and I saw visible results on my fine lines in just a few days.  I will be continuing to use this as my morning eye cream going forward and at just £9.15 for a full size 18ml tube this product is a real steal!

Cuccio Naturale Butter Blends – Full Size £9.99

DolliBox Review - April 2016

Cuckoo Naturale Butter Blends provide an intense hydrating treatment for the skin and has been used by beauty professionals for many years.  The patented formula releases moisturising emollients every 2 hours for 24 hour hydration giving 10 x the moisturising power of other body lotion, leaving you with intensely hydrated, silky smooth skin day in, day out!  There are several different blends available and I received Cuccio Naturale’s Pomegranate and Fig Butter Blend.  Pomegranate is nature’s most potent anti-oxidant, it neutralises free radicals and infuses moisture into dry skin, and fig provides a natural moisture source along with Vitamin C to refresh and hydrate the skin at the same time.  This rich, nourishing body butter is a great product for use on dry, dehydrated skin and the blend I received – Pomegranate and Fig – contains natural antioxidants to not only moisturise my skin but also provides excellent anti-aging actions that leave my skin feeling refreshed and revitalised.  I really enjoyed using Cuccio’s Butter Blend, and would recommend to people looking for a good anti-ageing hand and body cream.

Makeup Revolution Iconic Dreams Palette – Full Size £4.00

DolliBox Review - April 2016

Makeup Revolution’s iconic Redemption Eye Palettes are known for delivering professional quality, performance eyeshadows at amazingly affordable prices and their new Iconic Dreams Palette is no exception.  With twelve super-pigmented shades this palette gives you an extravagant selection of greens, bronzes, creams and rose golds that enable you to create stunning looks that will make your make-up dreams come true!  This palette is an amazing find for me!  It’s got a beautiful selection of natural shades that will suit all skin types and with a whopping twelve shadows included the amount of looks you can create is almost endless!  I love a nude smokey eye and the neutral rose golds and bronzes are perfect for a subtle but sexy look.  The shadows are easy to apply, and give a dense, long-lasting colour that blends beautifully and there are both matte and shimmer shadows in the palette, making this £4.00 palette the perfect addition to any make-up bag!  I will definitely be purchasing more palettes from Makeup Revolution!

Manna Kadar Lip Locked Stain in Shade Lucky – Full Size £16.99

DolliBox Review - April 2016

On busy mornings (aka almost every morning) most woman prefer their beauty routine to be as brief and streamlined as humanly possible. Enter this all-in-one lip product from Manna Kadar which is a primer, lip stain, and gloss in one!  It eliminates the need for a hefty makeup bag but ensures that your lips stay lusciously vibrant all day long, and well into the night too!  The paraben free formula delivers a rich, long-lasting hue that dries to a matte finish, while Vitamins A and E keep lips soft, smooth and hydrated throughout the day.  I received the shade ‘Lucky’ which is a soft muted pink that is perfect for my pale winter worn skin and I was really impressed with how easy this three-in-one lip stain was to use and how long the colour lasted on my lips.  I find getting a lip colour that lasts on my lips is difficult so when I received this hydrating stain in my DolliBox I was happy that it performed this well and with nine shades available there is a Lip Locked Stain to suit everyone.

OSMO Berber Oil Treatment Oil – Full  Size £6.05

DolliBox Review - April 2016

This luxurious, intensely nourishing Argan Oil infused hair treatment has been designed to breathe new life into your tired, dull and lack lustre locks, strengthening and repairing the hair for instantly noticeable results.  The unique blend of oils includes the renowned Argan Oil, a powerful antioxidant providing intense nourishment and hydration, and Vitamin E which reduces drying time and offers increased control over frizz and fly-aways.  It also contains a UV filter to protect against sun damage and heat styling too, so your hair will stay sleek and shiny no matter what your style or where you are!  You can use OSMO Berber Oil on dry or damp hair and it’s suitable for even oily hair.  I LOVE this Treatment Oil!  My hairdresser has used this on my frizzy hair in the past and the results are instant and long-lasting, so when I received a mini sized sample of this product in my April DolliBox I was more than happy!  Since moving counties, my frizzy hair has become a lot dryer than before so this is just the product I needed to nourish and hydrate my hair without leaving it greasy and overloaded.  It smells wonderful and the enriched formula has made my tangled tresses softer, shinier and more manageable than before.  I can’t recommend this treatment oil enough!

My Verdict

April’s DolliBox has another amazing line up of beauty products that will help to spring clean your beauty regime and give your make-up bag a well deserved boost with three full sized products and two generous sample sizes from high street and salon based brands.  I love the fact that they have covered hair care, skin and body care AND make-up in this box as it really gives you a full top-to-toe pamper parcel and each product can easily be incorporated into your current beauty regime.  Both the make-up items, the Manna Kadar Lip Locked Stain and the Makeup Revolutions Iconic Dreams Palette are great all round products and the shades are easy to use for any skin tone, making them really usable products that would easily work for day or evening make-up looks.  They are really versatile, long wearing products that, despite the difference in price, are equally as good a quality and offer great value for money as they are both densely pigmented meaning a little goes a long way and colours can be built up for different effects but I have to say I am still trying to get my head around exactly how such a great quality eyeshadow palette with twelve (yes, twelve!) shades in can really cost just £4.00!  A simply fantastic price for such a pretty palette!  The Berber Oil from OSMO is one of my all time favourite hair care products – my old hairdresser used to use it when I had a blow dry and it made such a difference to the condition of my hair so I am very happy that they have included a salon product for you to try at home and it may just be the saviour of my worn out winter hair!  Rich in Argan Oil it’s perfect for taming frizz and making unruly hair more manageable.   It’s great for all hair types too so you’ll never need to worry about it leaving your hair looking of feeling oily or overloaded like some other hair treatments and serums do and it smells good enough to eat!  I hope they include more of the OSMO Berber Range in future boxes as I would love to give the shampoo and conditioners a try!  This mont’s skin care items were spot on too with professional brand Cuccio making an appearance to help sooth and nourish your dry, cold exposed hands and get your long-forgotten feet some well deserved TLC.  This rich, moisturising Butter Blend is a beauty therapists secret weapon when it comes to the perfect pedicure and has really made my hands feel loved again!  The eye cream I received is from a brand totally new to me.  Transparent Clinic make high quality, effective products that are ideal for daily use and all at an amazing affordable price.  I really loved using this eye cream and the rich, Royal Jelly enriched formula showed instant, firming results around my delicate eye area.  Overall this is another great DolliBox for me, and I have really enjoyed exploring the fantastic product line up they have put together for April.  If you’re new to the world of Subscription Boxes, you really can’t go wrong with DolliBox as they offer great products and great value for money too!

My Beauty Favourite

Choosing my Beauty Favourite this month is difficult as I loved every product, but it has to be the Makeup Revolution Iconic Dreams Palette as it is not only a fantastic eyeshadow palette, it’s also AMAZING value for money!  At just £4.00 this luxurious, neutral eyeshadow palette offers twelve stunning shades, including mattes and shimmers, that enable you to create endless make-up opportunities and the densely pigmented colours are both easy to wear and long-lasting meaning that this purse-friendly palette can easily rival it’s more expensive counterparts!  I have really enjoyed getting to know this budget beauty brand and will definitely be exploring their range in more detail after testing this fantastic little palette!

For more information about DolliBox visit my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Review and to subscribe to the DolliBox Beauty Subscription Box visit their website!

 

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