The Beauty Review December Beauty Box ♡ Unboxing

YAY ~ It's here, it's here... *happy dance*

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT LOOK, IF YOU HAVEN'T OPENED YOUR BOX!
we all know how annoying it is when someone posted a picture of their beauty boxes before you have opened yours and it spoiled your surprise... not cool!

The Beauty Review December Beauty Box
The Beauty Review December Beauty Box

Beauty Review is a New Zealand based online beauty website, it's a place for people like me and/or you (you must be interested in beauty that's why you're on my blog right?!) to read true beauty products reviews and connect with people who has the same interest as you in the forum.

I discovered this very helpful website early this year and I have been a member since February '14. I find all members on this website very friendly and non-judgemental. Overall it's a happy place, plus bonus of free beauty advice. ^^

The Beauty Review December Beauty Box

Beauty Review has launched its first ever beauty box this December, there's only 250 boxes available and I remember the sale was intense! Refreshing my web browser for the first 10 minutes and it just kept saying "error" "error" "error" lol you could imagine my frustration?! I was finally able to get into the sale after 20 minutes and within 30 minutes since it launched, all the boxes were sold out! How crazy?!

The Beauty Review Beauty Box is a lot different compare to other beauty subscription boxes, they aim to bring you all the latest full size products that are currently available in stores in New Zealand, not old stocks that are expired and no longer available or products that we have never heard of. The BR Beauty Box is all about what's inside the box not the cardboard box itself, I have tried a few beauty subscription companies who's beauty boxes came wrap all fancy, but inside products were s*** lol.

I think the BR Beauty Box is only available to New Zealand resident and you are only eligible to purchase if you're a member of the BR community. This beauty box service isn't available every single month, at the moment it's only quarterly and BR says to keep our eyes open for special boxes such as the nail beauty box and the lip beauty box. Already super excited! *squeal*

Anyway, before I go ahead and unbox my December Beauty Review Beauty Box, I feel the need to remind you again... If you haven't opened your BR December Beauty Box yet, don't look any further! I would hate to be the one who spoiled your surprises!

The Beauty Review December Beauty Box

Don't say I haven't warned you, cause I did ;) twice. ~

The Beauty Review December Beauty Box includes 13 full size products, together the box worth $169.00!

So... Are you ready...?

The Beauty Review December Beauty Box
The Beauty Review December Beauty Box

The Beauty Review December Beauty Box arrived in a huge box, it's as big as if you combine four normal Memebox together, it's THAT BIG! I was overwhelmed when I opened the box, although I did check out the products included on the description card, I was still really impressed with my December beauty box. It's pretty jam packed and the products are all what BR claimed to be, 13 full size beauty products that are currently available to purchase in-store.

Za Eyes in Groovy Lady Brown
Za Eyes in Groovy Lady Brown

Za Eyes in Groovy Lady Brown // RRP $20.00
Specially formulated with brilliant Powder Complex, Za Eyes Groovy Lady Brown helps to create sheer bright looking eyes without smudging over time.

** scroll to the bottom for swatches **

Moisture Mist Moisturising Lipstick
Moisture Mist Moisturising Lipstick

Moisture Mist Moisturising Lipstick // RRP $22.00
Pippin Apple or Damask Rose
Moisture Mist Moisturising lipstick provides long-last color. Glides on smoothly and evenly. Available in 12 different shades.

** scroll to the bottom for swatches **

Nivea In Shower Smooth Lotion

Nivea In Shower Smooth Lotion // RRP $9.49
Nivea In-Shower Smooth Body Lotion, turns essential skin care into a daily ritual. Enriched with Shea butter, it is specially formulated to nourish dry skin. Also suitable after shaving and depilation, this versatile product leaves the body feeling silky smooth and provides moistursation for up to 24 hours.

Yes to Grapefruit & Yes to Cucumber

Yes to Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub & Dark Spot Correcting Serum // samples

Yes to Cucumber Facial Cleansing Wipes Travel Pack // RRP $5.99
The famed facial wipes in mini size! These all-natural and hypoallergenic wipes are made with soothing ingredients like cucumber, green tea, and aloe. They fit right into your purse gym bag. Regardless of where you are, your skin will feel gorgeous, hydrated, smooth and most of all refreshed!

Za Pure Shine Lips 
Za Pure Shine Lips 

Za Pure Shine Lips // RRP $14.00
Lady Red, Pretty Pink or Praline
Available in 16 shades and contains moisturising agents including collagen complex, hyaluronic acid, evening primrose oil and vitamin E allowing long lasting rich moisture.

** scroll to the bottom for swatches **

Za Total Hydraion Foamy Cleanser

Za Total Hydraion Foamy Cleanser // RRP $15.00
Za Total Hydration Foamy Cleanser, removes excess sebum, clogged pores and excess dead skin cells leaving a fresh and comfortable finish.

Moisture Mist Moisturising Emulsion

Moisture Mist Moisturising Emulsion // RRP $33.00
A gentle moisturiser that can be used day and night. Color-free and dermatologically tested.

Discreets Scented Sanitary Disposal Bags

Discreets Scented Sanitary Disposal Bags - 2 Purse Packs // RRP $3.00

Skinfood Breast Cream

Skinfood Breast Cream // RRP $11.95
Contains manuka honey to boost skin renewal, Coconut oil repairs, hydrates and nourishes. Avocado oil is rich in vitamin E, while Macademia nut oil is great for stretch marks.

The Schwarzkopf Extra Care Moisture Gloss System

1) Schwarzkopf Extra Care Hair Moisture Gloss Shampoo // RRP $6.39
2) Schwarzkopf Extra Care Moisture Gloss Conditioner // RRP $6.39
3) Schwarzkopf Extra Care Moisture Gloss 10 Days Shine Mask // RRP $9.99

The lightweight formula with concentrated gloss elixir, seals in nutrients and moisture to provide long lasting, stunning shine and deep repair.

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum

Givenchy Dahlia Divin Eau de Parfum // sample

Neutrogena & Za Men

Neutrogena Oil Free Deep Clean Gentle Scrub // sample

Za Mini Men's Ultimate Recharge Pack // sample

Swatches L-R: 
Moisture Mist Moisturising Lipstick in Pippin Apple
Za Pure Shine Lips in Pretty Pink
Za Eyes in Groovy Lady Brown

The last product included is the Schwarzkopf Extra Care BB 11 in 1 Hair Beautifuier // RRP $11.99, I totally forgot to add a picture! It is described as a highly caring and lightweight formula supplies 11 benefits in 1 step for immaculately beautified hair with sensual suppleness and supreme shine.

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all products included are currently available in New Zealand stores
I am familiar with all products included
most of the products included are daily essentials
non of these products will go to waste
all products are full size
overnight / fast delivery
box came packaged well, nothing came broken
a majority of the products are made in Australia & NZ

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limited number of boxes
a few of these products are made in China & Taiwan
I still can't get over the whole cosmetics made in China thing lol;
someone once said I am a stubborn person, 
I guess they're right about that... 

OVERALL THOUGHTS
All the products included in the Beauty Review December Beauty Box adds up to $169.19, no lie! The box cost $48.95 + $5 for postage. This beauty box is filled with mostly products that are daily essentials, for example, Nivea in-shower smooth lotion is a shower essential, Za Total Hydration foamy cleanser is a day and night essential and also, the Schwarzkopf extra care pack is also another shower essential.

My favourite items from this beauty box is definitely the Yes to Cucumber facial cleansing wipes, I also like the lipsticks colors that Beauty Review has chosen for my box. For the Moisture Mist lipstick, I received the shade Pippin Apple, which is a gorgeous dark red brown color. Usually I'd complain about the color hahah, can't imagine myself ever wearing this kind of lipstick shades, it's a bit like an old lady color, but lately I have been loving all dark lipstick shades so it's like perfect fit! Seen my swatches above? It's a beautiful browny red! & also I am super glad BR has thrown in the Za Pure Shine Lips lipstick in Pretty Pink, as you all know I am a pink obsessed; and also I was just deciding if I should get one from the Japanese store the other day... I didn't end up getting one cause it's kind of expensive, so it's like bonus!

Overall this is a really worthy box! What do you think?


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5 comments

  1. Wow, how interesting! I don't know if you're aware but I love ZA, it's a very popular drugstore brand in singapore/malaysia/phillipines/indonesia/taiwan...I would trust the pieces made in taiwan but I am super weary with skincare made in china...taiwan is quite different, more regulated, they feel separate from china and I have just more trust in them...lol. ZA's older eyeshadows were one of my favorite, they looked like revlon's old quads but overall they make really great foundation/powders/concealers actually so if you get a chance to get them do! Otherwise the breast cream really got me laughing! I would be keen to try that and the shampoo looks great! Haven't bought from them in a long time!

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  2. The moisture mist lippie is gorgeous!

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  3. wow nearly $170 for real?? that's a huge amount! Thanks for sharing this~

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  4. Wow that is really value for money. I'm pretty surprised to see Za in there! And the men's samples are a bit random, but everything else I would totally use! Love how they included the whole line of the Schwarzkopf products

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  5. Wow you save a lot of money!! This box is amazing!! :o
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