Dear RubyBox, I was pretty disappointed when I saw this months RubyBox. I know you can’t do much for a R100 these days… movies are expensive (not to mention the popcorn) and you can’t even buy much from Mr P anymore. So everytime I see Kumari and my sister receive their RubyBox I know it’s not going to be mind-blowingly awesome. It’s like a little treat to test and just nice to receive a personal parcel but…
I hope this post does not open a Pandora’s box on StyleSociety but when I saw the reaction of Kumari and my sister when they received their November RubyBoxes, I just had to say something. (By the way they did cancel their subscriptions prior but alas the packages still arrived… anyway)
Firstly the box is already awkwardly small, I know it sounds petty but what is really nice about these beauty boxes is collecting them and storing other goodies in them like gift wrapping ribbons or nailpolishes. So it would be better if the box was a little bigger and not have the random brown cardboard sleeve (like what do I do with that…besides recycle it that is)
And now for the Products: So both of these ladies were upset for the value for money. So I thought I would take the challenge to see if I could get the samples myself. So one day after work before my grocery shopping I went on a beauty mission…which took me about 20 minutes.
- Burberry Body – I went to the fragrance counter at Woolworths and asked for samples of new perfumes that were out and they gave me not only this sample but also the Issey Miyake Florale sample.
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Frangrance Free – So this was my first hiccup, They don’t give out these pre-packaged samples at the Elizabeth Arden counter but they do give recommended squeezed-out samples (I took home a cleanser and day cream) that you can test out and after you try the products, they’ll give you a call and you can book a facial with them which I think is a lot more personalised (But I will admit that this Eight Hour cream is a MUST have!)
- Essence Colour & Go in Sure Azure – So my next stop was at Clicks and yes it’s a full size product (not like they going to give a sample pot ) and this colour is not in store but it’s only R19.95 & when you’re instore you can actually pick the colour you want. However again I admit it’s a stunning pastel blue colour and is very trendy for Summer.
- Essence XXL Shine Lipgloss in Timeless Beauty – It’s a girly pink gloss with a slight artificial strawberry scent, this super sparkly lipgloss is a meer R24.95, again – at least at the store you can pick the colour you like…that is if you actually want to buy lipgloss at all.
So all in all the products cost about R45 and you basically paid R55 for packaging and postage… well that is minus the Eight Hour Creme sample (but who am I kidding if you don’t own a tube yet, go buy one for R165…seriously it’s magicical stuff)
Don’t get me wrong I love the RubyBox and their website is amazing!
But to RubyBox please give the customer a range of expensive and inexpensive products to balance the box out, because this November RubyBox looked empty, no matter how much pretty fabric and vouchers you stuff inside.
A lipstick junkie and repeated eyeshadow offender