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Monday, December 24, 2012

December 2012 Christmas Joliebox Review

I had been waiting for this box to arrive for absolutely ages! It finally arrived yesterday at the crack of dawn by a courier. I didn't mind being woken up so much once I realised that it was my Joliebox that was being delivered.

I must be honest.. I haven't had time to read the Joliemag yet as I've been at work all day yesterday and today :( but I'm sure, going by the previous month's mags, this will be packed full of useful information as well as an interview with a well known beauty blogger.

This month's box is designed for Christmas (obviously) and the box itself is supposed to be reusable... to gift a Joliebox subscription to someone for christmas. Unfortunately, my box is just going to join the previous month's in a pile in my room.. I don't like anyone enough to give them the box!
The box is really pretty this month too! It's about time they had a nice pattern on them! I'm still not happy with the ugly brown box they're delivered in and not a nice pretty one like the Glossybox is.

I hadn't yet read any early reviews of this months box so I had no idea what was going to be in there, so this was a nice surprise this month!

I was veryyyy happy and surprised to see chocolate in there though!!
Although... mine had melted and wasn't shaped anymore, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have had it be properly formed and non melted and re-set.

So here's the contents...
Bellapierre Shimmer Powder, Dr Duve Hand & Decollete Cream , I Love Cosmetics Shimmer and Shine Lip Gloss in Strawberries and Milkshake, Agua De Colonia Concentrada, Color Club Insta-this Nail Polish, Olay Regenerist and YonKa
 I have heard that many people bought this month's box just to get the Yon Ka body cream, as this is the full size and usually retails at £35.  I used this the day I got the box as a make-up primer. It worked wonders on my skin as it felt smooth all day and my make up stayed put! It also smells yummy- Grapefruit! Nom!

The I love... lip gloss was nice to see as I have the lip balm in the same flavour and I like wearing lip glosses. It smells and tastes delicious!

I'm not really one for shimmery make up as I hate feeling shiny.. only at christmas would this be acceptable.. luckily.. this is now! I got a purpely colour, so maybe I'll find a use for it or put in our giveaway pile!

I've always been a fan of nail varnish, so this was a lovely addition to my ever growing collection. I love this colour of blue, but my nails are looking rather worse for wear at the moment as I've had acrylic nails on for the past year and they are horribly thin and peeling. Once they're back to normal, I'll post what I've used to get them that way for all you who have/are/will suffer from the same predicament. It involves vitamins, nail varnishes and various other things.. but long story short, I can't paint my nails yet, so this will definitely be my first point of call once I can!

As I'm only 19, I don't really need to use Olay's anti-ageing creams just yet.. but hey.. I may as well fight wrinkles long before they start to appear! This has a nice, non-greasy feel and left my skin feeling fuller and nourished.

The vial of perfume was not to my taste, so I'm not sure what to do with it to be honest!

Finally the Doctor Duve.. again an anti-ageing cream will eventually come into use!

I scoffed the chocolate down like theres no tomorrow!!

What did you get in your Joliebox? What do you think of the contents of mine?





  1. I love that you don't love anyone enough to give them the box... made me chuckle :D It is very pretty. I don't really like Beauty Boxes but this one looks pretty good.. loving the chocolate :D


    1. Haha, it's too nice to give away! I love everything joliebox has to offer! You should get a beauty box! They're so worth it! I'm always tight for money but I'm not going to cancel this! It's too good!


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