Sunday, January 1, 2012

What's in the box?

Happy 2012!

Well that surprise box seemed to have caught the attention of my 'like minded roll the dice beauty product loving' girls.  Want to know what was inside?  *lifts the curtain*

Quite the haul isn't it?  I thought they previewed it & announced 2 or 3 products that were in it, but when I got it only the Nick Chavez hair infinity mist was revealed.

The rest were the 'surprises' I guess and were packaged separately.  Whichever.  For $25ish CDN, I still thought it was a great deal and so much fun to uncover everything inside.  

Here is the full list:

Nick Chavez body styling & touchable hold infinity spray *smells really good
Serious skin care Firm A Face instant invisible skin tightener
Elysee Facial Resurrection Serum *resurrection, a bit over the top maybe?
Strivection Tightening Face Serum *another tightener
Nailtek nail polish full size in Starlight
Consonant ultra firming eye cream
Ojon restorative shampoo & conditioner  *no longer stinky fyi, smells quite nice!
Elarlia Body Cream in Wild Orchid Tahitian Gardenia *mouthful, sounds stinky but it really isn't
Perricone MD Firming neck therapy *another tightener/firmer
Pur Radiance *not a blush like I thought but more of a face brightener?
Urban Decay All Nighter makeup setting spray *so excited to try this

The rest are small samples or packets:

Stila Sheer color tinted moisturizer in medium
Tan Towel
Elizabeth Grant Eye power pads *not a fan of Elizabeth Grant so not sure if I'll use these
Nicholas Perricone Bright Eyed eye cream
Prai pure prai creme royale for timeless skin  *umm, what?
Pink lipstick case with mirror

All in all, for $25 I would definitely do this again.  It was almost worth the price just for the fun of opening it up and seeing what was inside.  That said, I don't think I'd be happy with this if I were a 20ish something, as there are a lot of 'firming' products.  A lot.  I suspect that 'surprise' means surplus stuff we haven't unloaded but there is just something about getting a box full of unknown products that lures me in and keeps me coming back.

How about you?  What were some of the surprises you got this Christmas?

Mine was that Santa (who looks suspiciously like Mr. J) decided to ignore the Christmas budget.  Luckily for me but still.

I wish you all a healthy and happy 2012, may it bring you everything you wished for as it turned to midnight!



  1. WOW! Thats a good box of stuff! Firma face is awesome!

  2. hi , i ve ordered this box , i ve got nearly the same thing i've got a diiferent nailpolish it was more nude , for pur minerals i ve got a lipstick its amazing but becarful i've got my face burned by elysée serum ande my face dried when i ve tried firma face .
    you can see in my blog it s in french but i ve got a translator .

  3. This would be too fun to get! It seems like a good value.

  4. WOW, holy surprise in a box!!! That looks great! It puts Birchbox to shame. We're envious!! ;)

    Happy 2012!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  5. Very cool! The Strivectin stuff sounds interesting!
    Glad you had a great Christmas Tracy!

  6. I want to know where you put all this stuff? I'm going to have to get Brad to come and build you a little addition for your house just for you!

  7. Eugenia - Really? I haven't heard of it, excited to try it.

    Beauty Combat - I took a look at your review, thanks for the heads up!

    Monique - I thought it was a good value too :)

    J&M - Definitely puts Birchbox or other monthlies to shame. Although we'll see how many of these things I actually use/like.

    Tracy - Yes I'll keep you posted for sure!

    Carmen - Don't tease me with the threat of Brad coming here! You want a few weeks in Canada we have plenty of work for him. We pay well and free lodging for you all!

  8. Lots of great goodies there, Tracey! Happy New Year.

  9. I'd love to know what the Firm-a-face cream was like!

  10. So many goodies!! :D

    I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful holiday, dear Tracy!

  11. We can't wait to hear what you think about the Fresh balms you just got. We almost have like an addiction to their lip treatments. Of course we have addictions to lots of things. :-)

    Jayme & Mendi

  12. Wow what a goody box! I'm jealous!

    Thanks for the fitness blog link. Checking it out now! Happy New Year!


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