BEAUTY BOX RANT OVER - Betrousse is a different concept altogether. You know exactly what it is you're buying so there is no shock factor come unpacking day. Plus there aren't tiny sachets of products which you get the joy of trying on half of your face - everything is full size. I genuinely believe that Betrousse is the way forward provided they continue to get full size products and a good mix of themes.
This box contains £109 worth of products and you can buy it for £19 (excluding postage which is £5) here. They also have plenty of other themed boxes if the contents of this one don't tickle your pickle. So let's see what is in the 'Summer box'..
So this is what I received. I like the menu style card that tells you what each product is, the size and how much it costs to buy.
Lilas blanc secret eclat jeunesse- 50ml - £36.50
This is meant to be the star of the box I assume at a whopping £36.50. It is an anti wrinkle cream that is 99.3% natural. It comes in a nice glass jar and has a nice 'inoffensive' scent. It looks like it would work well for dry skin as it seems nourishing packed with shea butter and jojoba oil. I assume the price tag is due to the anti wrinkle element and I obviously cannot comment on that just yet.
Orhis nourishing face cream - 50ml - £28
This face cream is 99.1% natural, free from parabens/silicones/alcohol and is not tested on animals. We're off to a good start here. The packaging inside the box unfortunately is quite cheap looking but it contains cottonseed and argan oil, so as we were all taught (I should hope) it's what is on the inside that counts.
Cinq mondes roses petal rain mist - 200ml - £28
Now I have to be honest, the above 2 products seem nice and are expensive which is all great but I'm not hugely into anti wrinkle creams and skincare type products. This mist however is very interesting! It's used to refresh and moisturise the skin and as this is a summer box I assume would be a perfect accompaniment to some pool side chilling. I dislike rose scented products but a quick spritz of this and I'm relieved to say it's not a heavy rose scent.
Cosmetoo nails Nail art kit express - £3.90
Now the product price drops drastically. I'm not a nail person at all and a bag of rhinestones and a pack of bow stickers just don't do it for me. However, the beauty of Betrousse is that you would know this BEFORE ordering so can decide for yourself.
Benta berry G1 moisturising face cream - 30ml - £12
I haven't heard of a cream for young skin before but that's exactly what the card tells me. It is made from 100% natural active ingredients and melts into the skin nicely. It claims to purify, mattify, sooth and balance. Apparently the subtle fragrance is designed by a famous perfumer but by this point I have so many products on my skin I can't tell one from the other (clearly a professional beauty blogger).
There was also a little sachet of shower gel as an extra.
I have to be honest and say I don't see why this is necessarily a summer box other than the rose spray. All this creams would lead me to believe it is a winter box but maybe I'm just missing the link? Even before I was told I'd be sent a box I was excited by the idea of Betrousse because if you couldn't tell by the rant above I'm sick of other boxes sending out poor quality boxes. Despite being more expensive than other boxes the USP here is you won't be in for a shock and you get full size products. FAB! Having said that £24 every month might be a bit expensive for most but it certainly is great as a little treat when a particular box takes your fancy.
Which is your favourite beauty box?
Till next time...Toodles! :)