I conducted some serious beauty research recently for this here blog, on behalf of middle aged women everywhere.
I know. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.
And I found the following statistics*:
- 100% of Australian middle aged women like to receive pleasant surprises in the mail;
- 100% use beauty products of some form or another;
- 100% have heard of beauty boxes and are curious to find out more.
(*Number of women surveyed: one. That’d be me 😉 )
Introducing the Conscious Luxury Beauty Box
There are quite a number of things I liked about the Conscious Luxury Beauty Box.
Guilt-free beauty: We all know I’m a lover of all things cute – kittens, babies, puppies, bunnies. So products tested on animals make me sad. Heck, I’d be a vegan if I thought I could survive life without another lamb chop.
That’s how the Conscious Luxury Beauty Box gets it’s name – the focus is on products that the caring woman will enjoy without feeling guilty. As the website says: they are “conscious about quality, conscious about price, conscious about our furry friends”.
Non-subscription: You aren’t signing away your first-born child (which is just as well because I quite like him) when you order a Conscious Luxury Beauty Box – it’s a one-off deal. Although new boxes are introduced seasonally, you can choose which ones you want.
Limited Edition: Your box of goodies contains exclusive, limited edition products for you to treasure and enjoy. And, there are limited numbers available so get in quick!
Full Sizes, No Samples: Most of the beauty boxes I’ve seen only give you samples of the products. Thanks, but I’ve got enough useless sachets in my bathroom cupboard without adding more to the mix. How decadent and luxurious to find full size products instead!
Sin-Care Booster Serum: There are seven for you to choose from – I tried the stress-busting formula, “Relaxation Sensation”. I loved the delicate smell, which made me feel very relaxed and pampered. It had a lovely texture when applied to my skin, and gave it a glowing look and feel.
And, I think you’ll agree from the pic below, it literally tooks years off me**!
**You know I’m kidding right … but it was still pretty good.
Sin-Care Waffle Robe and Slippers: Feel the luxury! These are essential for any complete “day spa at home” experience. Mind you I’m not sure what the “SIN” stands for in Sin-Care? Seeing as it’s all about guilt-free beauty, I’m assuming it’s short for something like: Suits Individual Needs, Special Intense Nourishment, Skin Invigorating Nutrients, Serum Instead (of) Nap …
However I was wrong – but it’s still pretty clever! The “sin” is really a play on words, because Sin-Care is designed to take care of the “skin care sins” which tend to cause premature ageing.
Vegan Luxury Nail Polish: My box contained four colours and a top coat, minus 5 of the most common chemical nasties usually found in nail polish. I couldn’t decide on a colour so I asked hubster to choose – I’m wearing Melissa, a coral shade and the brightest of the bunch. I must confess I probably wouldn’t have picked it, but once I had it on, I was a convert. It’s the perfect colour for summer! It lasted a couple of days on my hands (which is pretty normal), but is still going strong on my tootsies over a week later.
Vegan Luxury Makeup Brushes: Did you know most makeup brushes are made from animal hair? If you’ve ever washed them (and you should, regularly), you’d know – they stink like wet dog! Not these babies. They are an absolute joy to use, too – Miss 20 is the connoisseur of all things makeup related and she gave them her tick of approval: “10/10 would recommend”.
Value for Money: The Conscious Luxury Beauty Box contains product to the value of $300 – but instead, the price is just $100.
10% Discount: And if all that sounds good, then this is the icing on the cake – simply use the code “consciousbeauty” at the checkout, to receive a further 10% off your order.
But you don’t have to take my word for it! I have one limited edition, Conscious Luxury Beauty Box up for grabs for one lucky reader. Follow the instructions in the form below … by entering, you are agreeing to receive the Middle Aged Mama email newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).
CONGRATULATIONS to our winner: Lisa, for her comment below. As a vegan, Lisa felt she was a winner already just by learning about these products which she’d never heard of before. Now, she will have the opportunity to try them for herself!
Thanks to all for entering – there were some very creative entries and it was a tough choice.
Competition closes midnight 2 January 2017, winner announced in the days following.
Disclosure: I was gifted a Conscious Luxury Beauty Box for trial and review.
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