Review : March JolieBox

The much anticipated full size first JolieBox arrived on Friday. The promise of all full size items had me quite excited, did it live up to expectations?

Blog review of the March 2012 JolieBox beauty subscription box
My box...
contents of the March 2012 JolieBox
The contents...
 Yardley Luxury Body Wash in English Lavender 200ml
 Yardley Luxury Body Wash in English Lavender 200ml (full size) £3.50

JolieBox say : A luxury body wash to cleanse and nourish the skin. Available in three floral scents.

I say : Thankfully I'm one of the few people that actually like lavender scents so I was quite happy to see this in my box. I used this in my shower today and found that it foams very well and leaves the skin feeling soft. The scent doesn't linger too much but there is definitely a subtle lavender smell after use.

 Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm 75ml
 Davines Authentic Moisturising Balm 75ml (full size) £9.99

JolieBox say : A natural and conditioning balm to be used on face, hair and body. Contains ingredients such as jojoba and sesame oil.

I say : I remember a few people received this in another beauty box a while back and I was quite disappointed that I didn't receive it as I was very intrigued by it. One product for face, body and hair sounds quite interesting. I've tried this on my hands so far, it is lovely and moisturising and has a beautiful, strong scent.

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Plum 0.8g (full size) hand swatch
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Plum 0.8g (full size) £9.50

JolieBox say : This skinny eyeliner pencil provides precise definition and intense long-lasting colour. Available in six different shades.

I say : I was disapointed to receive this shade as I have already received it in a previous beauty box (January Carmine). I guess this is the downside to subscribing to more than one beauty box. I do like this eyeliner and the packaging despite how strange it looks. I'm sure I'll be grateful for the long handle if I get down to the bottom.

I was a bit shocked at the state of the nib, I swatched it without looking and it really scratched my hand! Good job I didn't use it on my eyes before realising!

Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Plum nib
LCN Nail Polish 331 Free Your Mind 8ml (full size)
LCN Nail Polish 331 Free Your Mind 8ml (full size) £5.50

JolieBox say : A fast drying polish available in four on-trend pastel shades.

I say : Initially I was disappointed at receiving a white polish as I already own one white polish and as far as I'm concerned once you have one white you don't need another. Then I saw the beautiful shimmer and all was forgiven. I haven't tried this yet but am looking forward to using it. It looks beautiful.

JolieBox compact mirror with March 2012 box
JolieBox Mirror - A dainty company mirror that will fit perfectly in your make-up bag. This will be taken along on a few nights out I'm sure.

Jolie Mag March 2012
We also received a JolieBox magazine which was a lovely little extra. It is so nice to see the people behind the box!

Overall verdict:
  • We received four full size products and a compact mirror.
  • The total box value is £28.49.
  • The products received this month are more what I'd expect from GlossyBox than JolieBox, in the sense that they are all brands that I have heard of and some that I'd tried. I usually enjoy receiving brands that I've not heard of before.
  • All the products will get used, except for the eyeliner and that is only because I already own one.
  • For me personally this is the least exciting box I've received so far, which is odd considering that it is the only box with all full size samples.

Are you a JolieBox subscriber? If so, what did you receive this month?


  1. I got the Eyeko liner in the Glossybox and loved it, that sucks about the nib though. Mine needs sharpening at the moment and has gone all scratchy.

    1. The nib was a little annoying but if I sharpen it it'll be as good as new :)
      It really is a lovely shade, just a shame I now have two of it as I don't use it that often x

  2. unfortunately this seems such a rubbish box this month :( x

    1. It wasn't the best box that I've had from that at all x

  3. I had a similar problem with my pencil my darling!! It's all broken and ridiculous!! Bit of a letdown but I loved all the other bits...

    My review is at http://beabarella.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/march-joliebox-musings.html

    Love bea xx

    1. It is annoying, If I'd paid for it from Eyeko I wouldn't have been happy.
      I will check out your review now x

  4. The boxes don't really seem that interesting, when they started they looked so good :/

    - Olivia xx

    1. This is the least interesting box I've had from them, I think that maybe they concentrated more on getting full size samples than what the samples actually were x

  5. I go the peony shower wash, thank goodness, I would have been irate to get the lavender one!

    1. So jealous that you got Peony! I was happy with my lavender until I saw that people had that one, I love that scent! x

  6. I have to agree, this box doesn't excite me either, though the nail polish does look lovely! I might get the Yardley luxury body wash in English lavender as I LOVE the smell of lavender too :) xxx

    1. I recommend getting that shower gel then as it is lovely :) x

  7. Never seen these before! Looks very interesting though!!

    So, the contents are a surprise?

    <3 VEGA

    1. Hi Vega, yes the contents are a surprise. There are a selection of different boxes on the market and it is a real treat to receive them every month x


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