First Ever Jolie Box UK Review!

DING DONG, there has been a marriage this winter, and it involves Boudoir Prive and Jolie Box!  Both beauty sample subscription boxes have joined forces, creating Jolie Box UK.  Jolie Box was primarily a French sub box which have some great brand names behind them, so I was really excited to see what they had devised for their first UK box. 

Jolie Box UK is still £10 + p+p to order and you will receive a box with deluxe 5 samples in monthly.  The box itself is slightly smaller than Boudoir Prive and is now an elegant black with a lift lid (much better than the magnetic lid on the old box).

Read on for sample swatches and reviews!


New Cid Cosmetics i-gloss in Baby Doll – I was so happy when I saw this in my box.  I absolutely adore New Cid products and their lip glosses are especially lovely – you can see a previous review in this post.  This particular shade, Baby Doll,  is a stunning milky pink cream shade which matches my favourite nude lipsticks.  I love that this lip gloss has a mirror on the side, a brush applicator instead of a sponge and the fact that it lights up when you apply it!

OPI Gold Shatter Nail Varnish – Bit of a confession here; this is the first OPI nail polish I now own AND the first shatter polish I own!  I love the colour of this varnish, its a stunning, glistening gold which will look gorgeous over any other nail polish.  I’ve applied it over a nude Stargazer polish in the swatches above and its subtle but striking.  I’ve heard you can also layer this on bare nails to avoid the crackle effect.

Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder-  Another product that I adore and will use again and again.  I absolutely adore glitters and anything sparkly and so this multi-use product is perfect.  You can use this as eyeshadow, a highlighter on your cheeks, on your body (mix a bit with moisturizer) or in your hair.  The possibilities are endless! 

Kusmi Detox Tea in Green Tea & Lemongrass – I am a big fan of green tea and I like to sip it before bed (my personal favourite is Tick Tock’s Green rooibos) so I am very excited to try this one.  This is perfect for the party season in my opinion – after all the partying and eating it is nice to drink something that makes you feel like you are being healthy!  I also adore the cute little tin it comes in, very sweet.

Jolie Box Concealer Brush – Very happy with this little bonus in the box – its the perfect size to carry around daily for makeup touch ups!  Can also be used to apply this gold dust in the box!

Mitchell and Peach Shower Wash – If this did smell of peaches it would be divine, but alas its just the brand name!  I will probably pass this on to someone else or save it for holiday as I’m not a fan of shower gels.  This smells like essential and massage oils; very relaxing but I prefer sickly sweet scents.

Yon-Ka Vital Defense Moisturizer – Again, I don’t like using sample sizes of skin care in case it irritates my acne, but recently I’ve noticed a few lines (wrinkles?) on my forehead and because this cream is anti-aging it might help!  I’ll give it a try on that area but am not expecting big results.

Do you like the look of the first Jolie Box UK?  Which product above would you most like to see underneath your Christmas tree?




  1. December 23, 2011 / 12:25 pm

    This box looks amazing, I love the colour of the OPI polish!
    Carissa xx

  2. December 23, 2011 / 12:52 pm

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  3. December 23, 2011 / 1:29 pm

    wow, that gold opi shatter polish n that gold dust glitter is beautiful.

  4. December 23, 2011 / 1:36 pm

    I really loved this box, and if I can afford a subscription box next year, I really think that it will be this one!

  5. December 23, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    I though this box was so good! but I got an email from them today saying their next box isnt going to be till Febuary! I cant believe we have to wait 2 months for the next one! 🙁


  6. December 23, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    This box looks so good! So exciting that there is a full size OPI polish in there! I'd love to receive the concealer brush aswell, you can't have enough brushes!

    Frances x
    Twitter: @Francesss__

  7. December 23, 2011 / 2:21 pm

    The OPI nail polish looks gorgeous! Love the images, what camera do you use Katie? 🙂

  8. December 23, 2011 / 3:03 pm

    This looks like a really good box, my favourites are the New Cid i-gloss and the OPI shatter polish! I don't own any OPI nail varnishes and always hear great things about them 🙂

  9. December 23, 2011 / 5:00 pm

    ahh another box now i will have to choose between this and the glossybox! i can't afford both! lol

  10. A.Norris
    December 23, 2011 / 5:22 pm

    This box is awesome! It would make a great Christmas gift! I already finished my shopping for the year… All the ladies in my life are getting a gift basket of Born in Brooklyn Skin Care products. Their all natural brown sugar scrub, after-bath oil, and dead sea salt is sure to please. I hope! I've still got some last minute shopping to do, I think I'll check this out. I get born in brooklyn products from

  11. December 23, 2011 / 6:48 pm

    amazing selection! Love how sparkly everything is!

    Dinx @ Lovely in Random xoxo

  12. December 23, 2011 / 11:45 pm

    Wow this box looks incredible! Considering it costs the same as Glossybox and the products are better I'm actually contemplating a switch! xx

  13. December 25, 2011 / 1:34 am

    nice box! the gold dust looks so beautiful!

  14. December 26, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    Farzana – I use an old Canon 350D and I adore it! It's so old but it takes beautiful photographs! xx

  15. December 31, 2011 / 12:25 am

    I just awarded your blog 🙂 xox

  16. December 31, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    Seems like you have such good luck with beauty boxes and always get the good stuff 😀 Love the shimmery powder.

  17. January 1, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    I might just get the Jolie Box becxause of you! 🙂 x

  18. January 2, 2012 / 1:09 am

    I wish I could recieve these boxes!! We have the birchbox, and the birch boxes, from what I've seen, are not at this level!

  19. February 8, 2012 / 11:28 pm

    Great blog! I was unsure if I should subscribe to the Jolie Box UK but now I'm convinced!
    Just placed my order and can't wait for it to arrive.!/Wotshernameagai

  20. February 12, 2012 / 12:19 am

    Im so torn between Jolie Box and Glossybox!! All these products look great though, maybe a bit better quality then Glossybox?? AND Im loving that there two items of sparkly goodness!! >__<

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