Monday, 12 December 2011

What's in my December Feel Unique Box ?

Just like many others I am sure, I am signed up to more than one Beauty Box. I currently recieve Feel Unique and Glossybox. This month will be when I make the big decision on who to drop and who to keep. As much as I like both boxes I cant afford to keep paying out for more than one (I do have a wedding to save for ya' know!) I know a lot more people are signed up to GB than Feel Unique (Nearly abbreviated that but....well no I cant do that, oh dear!) & I theres always blogposts on GB but not that many on Feel unique so I thought I'd share with you what I got in this months box! (Can I just say I hate the winter, trying to take photographs becomes so difficult!)

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The theme for the December box is 'Finishing Touches; Add something magic to your Christmas'. I'll be honest, when I see the word Magic I expect Sparkle... however there isn't anything sparkly in the box, but that doesn't mean it isn't a good one.  The samples we have received have been provided with the intention to help us get ready for the party season. Those last little things we need to do here and there. So What did I get I hear you cry?!

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First up, you need to ensure your skin is well prepared for the winter months and in tip top condition ready for all that makeup its going to have to endure over the Christmas party season. So Feel Unique have provided a 30ml Clarisonic Cleanser. I received the 'Refreshing Gel' cleanser for Normal/oily skin. I think there may be some variation with what one you get in your box. It can be used with or without a Clarisonic brush (Thankfully as I don't own one) It retails at £21 for a full sized tube which (I think - Maths isn't my strong point) means this sample is about £3 ish. I will use this sample but I have other cleansers to use up first. (Seriously I don't think I've bought a new cleanser in months thanks to all these samples in Beauty Boxes!) 

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Staying with the idea of keeping our skin looking gorgeous, we have the Figs & Rougue Sweet Geranlum 100% Organic balm. I love that we got this as I missed out on the all purpose balm in the Boudoir Prive box as I unsubbed from them. Its a full sized product at retails at £3.49. It can be used on your lips as a lip balm or any dry patches on your skin ensuring that they stay nice and soft. This is something that will definitely come in handy, You always want perfect kissable lips for the kisses under the mistletoe and for the countdown at New Year! Use on elbows and knees to avoid patch fake tan! I think this will be an item I pop into my handbag so I always have it with me, considering its such a multi tasking product. 

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I am a big fan of Nails inc Polishes so when I saw this mini version on my box I was pretty happy. I don't own any other baby pink nail polishes from the brand so this is a welcome addition to my collection! The full sized version on the website retails for £11 and comes in two other shades. Did anyone get one of the other shades? With the miniature versions of polishes I usually use them to do an alternative manicure tip or for some kind of  polka dots on my nails! So I'll use it when I next change my nails and do a little Nails of the day feature for you all!

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With the next item I was a little bit disappointed about. Tigi's Candy FixationsSugar Dust; A micro texture root powder. It's a full sized product which is fab however its so similar to the Osis Mattifying powder we received in a previous box which I still have lots of left. However it will be nice to try a different brand though as I didn't feel that the Osis one worked that well with my hair. Like I said this is a full sized product and retails for £9.35, we all want big voluminous hair for the party season so hopefully this will help me achieve it!

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Finally a perfume sample that actually looks like a perfume! Yes I do have a bit of a problem with perfume samples in beauty boxes however as this one actually looks like a proper bottle I don't mind it! Feel unique usually throw in the samples as extras but this time round its classed as one of the main products. Its the Annick Goutal Mandragore Eau De Toilette which retails at £62.05 for 100ml. I think its about 25ml which is a very generous sample (hence it not being an extra). It came in a dark purple organza pouch to match the deep colour of the bottle. I'm not very good at describing scents, but it smells a bit musky but then also a bit citrusy to me! I don't really like it though which is a shame because I love the packaging of it! :-( Not sure what I will do with the bottle really!

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Feel Unique still threw in a little added extra this month (which I always love) in the form of 3 sachets from Living Nature. The Vitalising Cleanser, and two sachets of the nourishing day cream. Looking at the leaflets provided I think I was meant to get the toner but ended up with two day creams instead! Not worried about it though as its just the little extra addition on top of the 5 samples I've paid for. 

So Overall I am pleased with the box, Ill definitely use 4 of the items I received minus the perfume (Maybe ill just keep it to look pretty among my other perfumes!)  I wish it had been a bit more festive though, perhaps a glitter nail polish instead of the baby pink one would have been enough for me! But all in all it was a pretty good box.

 I have to say that when it comes to how much use I get out of the products between GB & Feel Unique I always seem to use the Feel Unique ones rather than GB but we shall see what Decembers Glossy box delivers and then Ill make that all important  descision!

Did you get this months Feel Unique beauty box, what did you think about it. Perhaps you've also got to make the big decision this month on who to stick with?!

Much Love

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16 comments

  1. This box looks brilliant. I'm hoping for a brilliant GB & BP this month as they've both been building it up x

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  2. blueasyoureyesbeauty12 December 2011 21:38

    The box looks amazing! Please do a review on the products you got! :D xoxo

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  3. I like the perfume, for a change :P
    I'm a bit annoyed we received another hair dust, like in the previous box tho.

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  4. I think its odd that we got another hair dust, although i love them so am not complaining! wish there was a more festive design or something though.
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  5. I do love the idea of beauty boxes, but there is so much I can't use it seems a little pointless :(

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  6. This looks like a really good selection, I often see reviews of them and think I wouldn't use most of it but these seem great! x

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  7. It really does! I love it! x 

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  8. Yes! And tbh I think its the best out of them all! x 

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  9. They were both really good boxes! Yay! x 

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  10. Ill put it on my list for you! x 

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  11. It really was! I was happy with it! x 

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  12. Yeah it was a bit annoying, but I guess it means you do have a back up which is nice! x 

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  13. I wish it was a bit more festive too. The plus to getting another hair dust is having a back up once the Osis one runs out though I guess! x 

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  14. Dont sign up to one if you dont think you'll get use out of the items. put your money towards something you can use instead! :-) x 

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  15. Yeah! Its a good selection and Ill use all bar the perfume! x 

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