It's not often a come across a beauty box that I think 'wow' about, or I see as amazing value for money. Beauty Box brands often work with the same companies, offering the same old samples which if you are new to the beauty box world is fine, but if you're a B.B.V (beauty-box-veteran) then it's all a bit snooze-worthy and not worth signing up to.
Cue stand alone one-off beauty boxes that require no direct debit or commitment, these are something to get excited about. Below is an amazing box that retails for only £20 (worth £70) and includes 10 products from some high end/well-known beauty brands.
Welcome the QVC Tili Box. The 'it' box for Spring!
Now, I call myself a Beauty Blogger but I'm having my doubt as this is the third edition of the Tili Box and I've only just heard about it! Sources tell me however that this is one loved beauty box and is always worth the money.
What the Third Edition Tili Box includes - £20 + free p&p (here)
Molton Brown Bath & Shower Gel 50ml, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (exclusive coconut scent) 40ml, Thisworks In Transit Camera Close Up 20ml, Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash 30ml, Australian Body Care Tea Tree Oik Skin Wash 50ml, Mally Shadow Stick in Smoky Quartz, Pixi Glow Tonic 15ml, Dolly 10 Lip Velvet in Material Girl, Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple, Decleor Smoothing Oil Serum in Mandarin 5ml
I feel with so many products included in this box I'd be here for days sharing my individual thoughts so below you can find what I'm loving the most from this box (which is most of them) and what I'm not overly keen on.
What I Love
Out of all 10 products included I'm really impressed with 8 of them. With 6 I'm absolutely loving! That's pretty amazing for any beauty box.
The stand-out beauty products for me include:
Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple - As you can see this is the prettiest pastel green for Spring. Essie is also one of my favourite nail polish brands so I'm in love with this!
Doll 10 Lip Velvet in Material Girl - Haven't a clue of the brand but this lip shade is to die for. It hasn't left my lips since opening the box and it's just so soft and delicate and importantly comfortable to wear as a matte formula.
Mally Shadow Stick in Smoky Quartz - I've heard a lot about Mally from QVC fans but have never tried anything, well until now that is. I love eyeshadow sticks and this is a very wearable shimmery bronze shade that I've worn just a touch of over matte shadows and all over the lid to both ultra pretty results. (swatch below)
Molton Brown Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Bath & Shower Gel - When I read that this was 'lily of the valley' my heart sank, but on sniffing it and then using it I'm very much surprised. Maybe it's because it's Molten Brown, maybe it's because it's mixed with star anise, whatever it is it's made this shower gel smell like a Spring meadow in full bloom. Really very lovely... and the scent actually lasts on the skin.
thisworks In Transit Camera Close-up - I already own this and use it as a primer come moisturiser on dry parched skin days and really do like it. This will be going straight into my travel product drawer!
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer in Coconut Breeze (exclusive new scent) - I have so many of these but I don't mind as they do my dry ends wonders. This new heavenly scent is perfect for taking on holiday with you or enjoying in Summer.
As for the very mini Pixi Glow Tonic, which I already use, it's perfect for someone totally new to it to show them how amazing it is. But for me it's only 2-3 applications. However, it is a handy travel size and can be re-filled with my own full size Pixi Toxic when I next go on holiday. The Elemis Gentle Foaming Facial Wash will also get used in the shower but I have many facial wash samples and they don't overly excite me, but this is definitely not a dud product!
The 'meh' products
Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash - I just can't sugar coat this item. It feels very much the elephant in the room, well box, just totally out of place and with no spring-theme to it. Possibly the Tili team had 9 products on board and couldn't find a 10th, so went with this? Who knows! Why do I dislike it? The smell! I don't know anyone that enjoys the strong medical-like smell of Tea Tree Oil... it stinks! I'm sure it's an okay body wash if you can ignore the smell, but I don't know if anyone could ignore the smell it's that strong. The dud of the box!
Decleor Aromessence Mandarine - This is actually an okay product from a nice luxury skincare brand.. but it's tiny. Like half a finger size, 5ml tiny. I'm sure skincare fans of Decleor will enjoy this mini sample but personally it's just a bit too tiny for me and possibly not suitable for my oily skin type.
If you are want to revamp your beauty stash with some high-quality products in time for Spring this box is ideal!
I can't wait for the fourth edition Tili Beauty Box now!