The Grand Opening of my October Feel Unique Box

My Feel Unique box arrived on 7th October. Here is my belated appraisal of what I got:

First a note about the box itself.  It’s different from it’s competitors AmaryaBoudoir Prive, Carmine and Glossy Box.  Although it is black in common with Carmine’s box, the style of the box is totally (Feel) Unique. This could possibly my favourite ‘box’ out of all the beauty boxes. It’s a drawer! It’s a sturdy black drawer which opens easily by pulling the pleasing fushia pink ribbon tag.

I read somewhere, somebody had the excellent idea of using the boxes to make a dinky chest of drawers (if this was you let me know and I will credit you and link to your blog/page/website). The box is lined in fushia pink and uses the same, by now very familiar, packaging material as Boudoir Prive and Glossy Box.

Now for my impressions of those all important contents:

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Very generous 60ml bottle. Has a pleasant and delicate scent. I’ve heard good things about Bliss and I am looking forward to testing it out. Yes I know I am a lazy face wipe kinda girl but the Murad cleanser from the August Glossy Box may have slightly converted me to a bit of face washing using *shock horror* water. I’ve realised it’s not so much of an effort if done while bathing.

Orly Nail Lacquer (5ml)

I got this in the terracotta. Bright orange more like. Not my usual choice of colour but I’m kind of liking it. My initial thoughts before testing this were beauty box swap it for another shade or pass onto my friend who wears bright polishes.  But now I’m looking at my ‘pinky’ nail, which is covered with two coats, I’m slightly smitten with it. It’s perfect for Halloween! I also think it will also look lovely with a tan on holidays. It was easy to apply and looks good. Against all my expectations this has the makings of a keeper.

Tigi Catwalk Sleek Mystique Straight Collection Blow Out Balm (90ml)

Almost everything about this excites me: the brand, the packaging, the size of the product, the fragrance, the serumy look and feel of the product. The only concern I have is that I am generally, 9 times out of 10 (or more), am just too lazy to blow dry. However if I am successful at my Benefit store approval tomorrow I will have to take more care with my grooming and if the results are good this could be a keeper too.

Caudalie Vinexpert Radiance Day Fluid SPF10 (10ml)

As you may already be aware I am not really all that interested in lotions and creams for face and body as I love the products I already use. However I think I will be keeping this too.  This is because it boasts an SPF so is very useful for lazy Lucy Brown. I’ve just tested it on my hands and the scent is subtle and zesty. It soaks easily into the skin and appears to leave a matt finish with a beautifully subtle and satisfying sparkle.

Crabtree and Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy (25g)

My regular readers will know I am not a big fan of hand creams. I have lightly tested, just now, this for the purposes of the review. It’s pleasant enough and only leaves a light residue and subtle fragrance. But unfortunately due to my lotiony hands aversion this is one to beauty box swap.

*Another plus point for the Feel Unique box is they offer a straightforward uniform discount of 10% of all the brands featured in the box, but you have to make your mind up quick because the code expires at the end of the month!*

Burberry Eau De Parfum (2ml)

Like it enough to use but not enough to buy. The sample bottle is a spray which is more satisfying than the teeny sample bottles you sometimes find in beauty boxes.

So what’s my overall verdict on my first Feel Unique box? I am really pleased 5 out of 6 of the products. This presents me with a conundrum as I really need to give up a beauty box or two. But they are all so good this month. I really rate both the packaging and the contents of the Feel Unique box so it’s a keeper. Well done Feel Unique, I highly recommend you as one of the flashier, glossier, sparklier boxes which appeal to my ”Edgy with a touch of Glam’ beauty profile as defined by new beauty box on the block  Carmine.

October 27, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . beauty, beauty box, hair, Lucy Brown & Benefit, make-up. 1 comment.