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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Betrousse - Absolutely Fabulous, Darling

Well sweeties (I'm channeling Eddie here!) I'm back again with a brand spanking new Betrousse box today.

The latest Betrousse edition is called "Absolutely Fabulous" (I wonder if they've been catching up on some Ab-Fab re-runs?)

As usual, the Betrousse box features full sized products - no fear of getting any measly perfume samples or teeny weeny one-use sachets here!

Also, in contrast to other beauty boxes on the market - you can actually see the products before you buy. It does take the element of surprise out of the whole experience somewhat, but more importantly you can decide beforehand if the contents are what you want and are willing to part with your hard earned cash. Hands up how many of us have been left feeling disappointed and deflated with well, crap "mystery" boxes? Been there, done that, bought the subscription. 

So, what's in this latest box and is it really Absolutely Fabulous?

You get a nice big black box (oooh-er!) in the post. Admittedly it's not as nice and dainty as some of the other beauty boxes out there, but you have to remember that Betrousse send out full sized products which wouldn't fit in the standard beauty box. I have to confess, I am a sucker for nice packaging but give me decent products at a good price over tiny samples any day of the week. Plus, I gotta say, I actually happen to like the black and hot pink combo. For reference, the boxes are about the size of a shoe box.

You'll find the goodies safely wrapped up in pretty pink tissue paper alongside lots and lots of foam peanuts to ensure everything arrives in one piece.

Some info regarding the brands included

And onto the beauty swag inside...

There's 6 full sized products all catering for skin, hair and body. No makeup stuffs this time. 

Sensuous Shampoo by Duck Island

Stimulating the senses whilst capturing the exotic aromas of the East. Duck Island is a sensuous shampoo that will leave your hair feeling supreme, stupendous, stunning and silky smooth. We deliver this product to you paraben and mineral oil free, scented with Duck Island signature fragrance ‘Elissium’. Derived in part from the Greek for ‘paradise’.
Category : HAIR CARE - Contents : 250ml 

Public price : £14.98 

Facial Exfoliate Creme

By Leor

Our Facial Exfoliate Creme contains smooth pumice to naturally but gently exfoliate your face and neck. By removing dead skin cells you will notice fresher and more vibrant skin. And with our French Lavender edition of this product it means that your skin can enjoy all the benefits of lavender essential oil.
Category : Skin care - Contents : 100 gr 

RRP : £11.00 

Hedelweiss 24h Cream

By Helenere

Moisturizing cream with normalizing and protective properties, based on a pure and exclusive complex of extract of Edelweiss. It stimulates cellular respiration, prevents loss of moisture and fights against harmful exterior agents and UV rays. It leaves a feeling of freshness and enhances make-up.
Category : Skin care - Contents : 30 ml 

RPP : £30.00 

Sculpted Silhouette Inchwrap Firming Gel

By Spa Find

This incredibly rich toning and firming gel contains Iso-Slim Complex, a combination of natural slimming and fat-burning agents Caffeine, Carnitine and Spirulina, blended with Soy Isoflavones skin is tightened and lifted, and cellulite is visibly reduced with the aid of natural Ivy Extract, Dead Sea Minerals and Hyaluronic Acid, known as the key to the fountain of youth.
Category : BODYCARE - Contents : 250 ml 

RPP: £25.30 

Hedelweiss Intensive Serum

By Helenere

An intensively repairing and rehydrating serum, it ensures radiance and well-being to your skin. The perfect formula for a fresh and silky skin! Concentrated highly moisturising based on a pure and exclusive complex of extract of Edelweiss. Prevents loss of moisture and cutaneous elasticity by considerably increasing the natural hydration of the epidermis. Constitutes a real day & night nourishment for the skin.
Category : Skin care - Contents : 15 ml 

RPP : £32.00 

Pure & Clean Face Wash

By Organic Surge

With its 100% natural foaming action, this skin-balancing face wash rinses away make-up and impurities without stripping skin of its natural, protective moisture. Formulated to address the needs of oily or combination skin, Pure & Clean face wash cleanses without over-drying and is clinically tested for sensitive skin. Rosemary, peppermint and citrus essential oils combat breakouts and oiliness to restore the skin’s natural balance and leave the complexion bright and clear.
Category : Skin care - Contents : 200 ml 

RPP: £5.49 

I haven't tried any of the products yet but I'm really looking forward in particular to trying out the Sensuous Shampoo and the Hedelweiss Intensive Serum. I'm also interested to see how the Firming Gel fares out.

In total, the value of all the products included comes to a whopping £118.74 / €144!!

So, how much does it cost?

£19 / €22 + P&P

Which is a very impressive saving on the RRP. Obviously, like all beauty boxes, this may not be everyone's cup of tea (or glass of bubbly if you're like Patsy) but for me personally, I know these are products I'll use and for £19 / €22 they're blimmin' bargaintastic!

I do love a good bargain and with each product working out at just £3.16 / €3.66 it's hard to find any fault with this latest Betrousse offering.

Betrousse UK

Ever tried Betrousse before or are you already subscribed to any beauty boxes? If so, which ones and how do you like them? I'd love to hear your thoughts on beauty boxes in general, please let me know in the comments below :)
Thanks for reading x

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