Beauty subscription boxes are no new thing, but there's a new brand on the block hoping to get in on the action. Dollibox is a very familiar concept; a new online subscription service, providing five personalised beauty samples to your door each month. Dollibox encourages you to fill out your beauty profile, in order for them to personalise what arrives in your box every month.
Here we have the August Dollibox* which arrived earlier this week. It comes packaged in a bright pink cardboard postage box, which you unwrap to reveal the contents inside. In the top of the box there are two cards, these cards outline the details of each product hiding inside. This month the box is all about Poolside Glamour, aiming to give you everything you need to look and smell good all summer long. Lets take a closer look at the contents...
Girl Meet Brush Cosmetic Brush
The first item in the box is a foundation brush from Girl Meets Brush, which is a brand I've never heard of. All the brushes by this brand are vegan friendly and they are cruelty free! Each brush is made with soft fibres and they are packaged in a sleek black handle with matching bristles. There are four different brushes in this months box; the Foundation Brush, the Blending Pencil Brush, the Highlighter Brush and the Eyeshadow Blending Brush.
Skintruth Afterdark Age Defy Moisturiser
Skintruth is another new brand to me, but they say they are loved by beauty experts and therapists nationwide. As the name suggests, this is an intensive night moisturiser which is suitable for all skin types. The formula includes Rose (for it's replenishing and hydrating properties) and Goji Berry (for it's antioxidant and anti-ageing properties). You can get this moisturiser from Sally Express for £13.99.
Schwarzkopf Liquid Oil Conditioner
This Liquid Oil Conditioner from Schwarzkopf aims to give your hair instant shine and smoothness, whilst giving bounce and life to your hair. The oil's formula includes Argan Oil, which has amazing detangling properties, without weighing down the hair. The oil is a bi-phase formula so you need to shake the bottle to mix all the ingredients together. You then spritz the oil onto wet hair to reap in all the benefits.
The Herb Garden Massage Bar
Opening this little box is was so exciting as I had no idea what was inside. Nestled inside the orange tissue paper is a mini travel sized massage bar. The massage bar is created with almond oil and shea butter, which offer hydrating properties for the skin. As you rub the massage bar onto the skin the bar melts so you can benefit from the essential oils. There are lots of different massage bars, so in the box you'll either get ones that focus on refreshing, warming or relaxation.
Dreamy Handmade Bath & Skincare Bath Bomb
The last item in the box is a bath bomb from Dreamy Handmade Bath & Skincare. It's an all natural, organic and vegan friendly bath bomb which is handmade. It's an all-round natural skincare treat. There are several scents that will appear in the box including Birthday Cake and Unicorn, so if you want to try a different scent you should check them out online here.
This month's box is worth £33, which means you're getting a £22 saving on the products inside. For me you don't get the initial wow when you open the Dollibox, for me it comes much later. This is because all the brands are normally ones I've not heard of, so I love reading about all the new brands and learning about their products. The Dollibox is a great way of supporting the smaller, more niche brands on the beauty market.
If you're interested in trying Dollibox, you have three subscription options at the moment! You can get a monthly subscription which costs £10 per month (plus P&P), a 6 month subscription which costs £54 (plus P&P) or finally a 12 month subscription which costs £102 (plus P&P). The postage and packaging costs are fairly standard too, costing £3.25 per delivery. You can sign up for Dollibox at www.dollibox.co.uk