Lucy Brown’s Beauty Box Swaps List

I am looking for all my Beauty Box favourites including:

Sachajuan Conditioner


I-Pout Lipsticks nb. I’ve already got my mitts on pink bliss, berrylicious & nudity

Plum by Mary Greenwell

& posh shower gels and facewashes

& open to offers

but remember I don’t do Body Lotions, Face Creams or Hand Creams 😉

I have the following available for Beauty Box Swaps or purchase:

(assume products are unused unless stated otherwise)


A La Carte Brow Ink – Taupe  3 available

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner – Moray (lightly Swatched)

Hair Stuff:

Matrix Essentials Amplify Hairspray (400ml)

Matrix Essentials Amplify Thicklift Liquid Volumizer (125ml)

Alberto VO5 Weightless Volume Whipped Mousse (200ml)

Body Stuff:

Neom Real luxury Organic Body Lotion (50ml) 2 available

Molton Brown Enlivening Toko-yuzu Body Lotion (30ml) 2 available

Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion (50ml)

Face Stuff:

Lulu’s Time Bomb Flashback Nightcream (15ml) 3 available

Clarins Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream (15ml)

Korres Wild Rose 24hr Moisturizer SPF6 (10ml)

Cetum SCR Gold Illuminating Mask (5ml)

Cetum SCR Gold Creme De Lite (5ml)

Living Nature Sample Pack includes 3 x 2ml Samples: cleanser, toning gel and day cream

Hand Stuff:

Boots Time Delay Restoring Hand and Nail Cream SPF 8 (50ml)

FC5 Ultra-Hydrating Hand Creme (15ml)

Tanning Stuff:

Xen Tan Deep Bronze Luxe Self-Tan (30ml)

December 13, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , . adventures, beauty. 3 comments.

Lucy Loves: Ciate

I really don’t understand why Ciate are finding it so hard to reach their goal of 1500 likers on their Facebook Page. After all there is the incentive of four prizes of 2 of their fabulous paint pots.

Not only do these paint pots look super glam on your dressing table the nail polish is lush and somehow seems to feed your nails with goodness.

I was vaguely aware of Ciate’s look but I’d never tried the product until I was fortunate enough to receive their Beach Melba paint pot in my July Glossy Box. After trying out the polish I realised that Ciate paint pots are ‘not just a pretty face’ and the quality of the product inside is equally impressive.

I am utterly smitten with Ciate. If you also love this brand or even if this short blog has got your interest pop over to their Facebook Page click like and you may even be one of the lucky four who win’s a prize! Let me know if you do, won’t you?

What do you think of Ciate?

September 18, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . adventures, beauty, lucy loves..., make-up. 4 comments.

Beauty Box Swaps

I am an exceedingly enthusiastic subscriber to Glossy Box. I signed up the day I heard of the concept when I realised resistance was futile as it is such a brilliant concept. They get £10 a month and they send me a gorgeously wrapped present of five high end beauty products, some travel sized and some full sized. My favourite product so far has been BIOeffect. This is a wonder serum and I believe it has left my skin smoother, plumper, more radiant and younger looking. As the full size product has a high end price, and the Brown’s finances are very low end at the moment due to my recent redundancy and other matters, I decided that in order to feed my BIOeffect habit I needed to get creative. My solution was to comment on the glossy box page to enquire whether any Glossy Box subscribers would be prepared to sell or swap their samples. This did not prove fruitful so I obtained two samples from boxes bought off Ebay and two from Latest in Beauty. I noticed that other Glossy Box subscribers were requesting swaps on their facebook page and had a brainwave that it would be easier for people to arrange swaps on a page dedicated to this and so was born Glossy Swaps. Sadly Glossy Box did not share my enthusiasm for the Glossy Swaps concept and following intensive discussions today I agreed to change the name, well I didn’t want to risk my Glossy Box being cut off. My sister (also known as Minibreak Mummy) suggested that given Boudoir Prive‘s recent arrival on the beauty box subscription market Glossy Swaps should be reborn as Beauty Box Swaps.

August 5, 2011. Tags: , , , , . adventures, beauty. 12 comments.