A new month, a new BeTrousse box and I have to say when the PR email popped up in my inbox to announce the next kit was soon to be released, I was quite excited. BeTrousse have a very different concept with beauty boxes (read my first post here!) and don't seem to be as regular with the usual subscription services, releasing a new one around every two months.
The first and only thing to really catch my eye in this box was the Cinq Mondes Rose Petal Rain Mist, a light body spray with a delicate fragrance - yet another rose scented product to feed my current obsession (I could only previously associate it with grandmas, what has come over me?!). Now I'm not sure what your thoughts are but 3 different full size face creams in one box is a little unimaginative in my opinion and it seems to me that the variation of contents in this box wasn't really planned out too well. There is something about the packaging for the Benta Berry Moisturising Cream for girls and boys (?!) that I really like and the fact that their products contain natural ingredients and are paraben free gets a big thumbs up from me! I believe this product is targeted more at teenagers with problematic complexions as it claims to sooth, reduce redness and blemishes and mattify the skin. The Lilas Blanc Secret Eclat Jeunesse anti-wrinkle day cream however, is more suitable for the other end of the age spectrum, designed to visibly reduce wrinkles, nourish and smooth the skin - I have a feeling this may be swiftly passed on to my mother (sorry mum!). The third moisturiser to fall between the previous two is the Orhis Nourishing Face Cream, suitable for all skin types and aims to repair, soften and protect. It's made up of 98% natural ingredients, including cottonseed and argan oil, also free from parabens, silicones and mineral oil (thumbs go up again!).
The last product was also a huge disappointment for me personally. I feel the Nail Art Kit Express by Cosmetoo Nails is quite childish, something an 8 year old would be ecstatic about, but not necessarily someone who is paying for a box of full size products. Of course, one thing about BeTrousse is that you are able to view what each box contains on their site before you decide to buy it - so at least you know what's coming, I just think this particular item degrades the rest of the box.
Here's the good bit! I have a BeTrousse Summer Break Beauty Box to give away to one of my readers, all you need to do is 'Like' the BeTrousse Facebook page, follow this blog via GFC and leave a comment below including your e-mail address or Twitter handle so I can contact you if you win! This giveaway closes Sunday 2nd September 2012 and is open to residents of England, Scotland and Wales only (Sorry!). I will contact the winner personally to then pass on your details to the BeTrousse team who will get your box out to you! Good luck :-)