After seeing countless rave reviews about this beauty box in particular, I absolutely jumped at the chance to get my hands on one and give it a good review. I love beauty boxes and have tried so many in the past, so I’m super excited to share with you my thoughts on the September QVC Tili Beauty Box*.
Let’s start with what everyone is probably wondering most, the price. I’d say this box is pretty on-par when it comes to price and follows suit with the likes of Birchbox, Look Fantastic and Glossybox sitting right in the middle at £20 (plus P&P). Another great thing about this box is it is subscription-free, so you can simply pay a one-off fee for the box and then there are no sneaky surprises the next month when another payment is taken. Win win!
So back to the Tili Beauty Box; each month you get 9 products to try ranging from makeup and skincare, to haircare and the occasional tool or accessory. There’s definitely going to be something for everyone, and it’s always a thrill getting to try multiple brands that often you wouldn’t normally think to pick up, or in the case of some of these products, are just out of my budget. Now onto the September box itself…
Inside the QVC Tili Beauty Box
Rituals The Ritual of Sakora Foam, 50ml
I’ve only ever tried two products from Rituals, after receiving two samples in a magazine last year from the Orange and Cedar range. The products were extremely luxurious and I did find myself reaching for them a lot, but the price point then put me off and I went back to my usual 99p shower gel from Boots. That being said, I am very excited to use this foaming shower gel and it’s a really lovely size to get started too!
Shay & Blue Blog Orange Eau de Parfum, 30ml
Oh, how I love a good perfume sample. Anyone who knows me well will know that I’m a total perfume addict, with a stash of more bottles that I dare to mention, I’m still always on the hunt for the next scent to spritz myself in on the daily. Now normally I’m more of a sweet or musky kind of person (weird mix I know) but there’s just something about this orange fruity mix that has me sold. It’s great for every day as it’s not too overpowering, and the size makes it perfect for putting in your handbag.
Bareminerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick in Juju, 4ml
The name suggests this is a nude lipstick (which I love) but in reality, it is much more of a brown with slight pink-ish tones. That was slightly disappointing as I don’t often wear brown shades, but once applied, it actually did look a lot nuder against my skin tone. It has a very velvet-matte finish making it very comfortable on the lips and not drying at all. As for the longevity, it lasted a couple of hours after usual eating and drinking which isn’t bad for a liquid lipstick formula.
Caudalie Radiance Serum, 10ml
I’ve only ever ventured into Caudalie once with the much raved about mist and while I did like it, I wouldn’t rush to buy it myself. With that being said, I was intrigued by this product and its claims to even out skin tone – we’ll have to see if it really works!
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel, 15ml
I’ve been wanting to try a professional peel for such a long time now but having realised how expensive they can be, I’m really excited to be able to try this at-home version to see if it can really help my skin out. This antioxidant cream exfoliator claims to moisturise and protect your skin, and who wouldn’t want those two things happening?!
Perfect Formula Pink Gel Top Coat, 18ml
On initial inspection, I had no idea what this product was and I certainly didn’t think it would be a nail polish. Unfortunately, as I wear acrylics on a daily basis (my poor poor natural nails, I know), this is the one product in the box I won’t be able to try or use, due to its main purpose being to make natural nails look healthier. That being said, I have heard from others that it’s quite good!
Tarte Colour Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Colada, 3.4g
Tarte is a brand that has been on my beauty wishlist for absolutely ages now, so this little lipstick was one of the products I was most excited about trying. It claims to not bleed or feather once applied, so I’m intrigued to see if this is possible from a creamy lipstick texture, I’ll report back I’m sure! I also have the mention that it comes in the cutest tiny packaging imaginable again, super convenient for travelling.
Gatineau Floralcil Plus, 118ml
This is the largest of all the products in the box and for good reason. It is an oil and water-based formula that acts as a makeup remover once shaken – pretty similar to many micellar waters out there. I’ve been a long-time fan of the Garnier and Bioderma Micellar waters and in comparison to those, this does struggle a little when it comes to mascara and liquid lipsticks but I’m going to continue using it for a little while and see how my skin reacts and how I get on with it.
L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil, 15ml
Oils are usually the products I try to avoid due to having a rather oily t-zone already, but not one to shy away, especially from L’Occitane, I’m going to give this one a go and report back. It is created with more than 50% almond oil, which claims to help smooth your skin for a firm and fresher look. I’m not 100% sold on this one just yet.
Have you tried the QVC Tili Beauty Box? What are your thoughts?