Beauty Box Beautyholics Anonymous Style!

Last week, there was a slew of emails going on in my inbox amongst the #evurl girls (a group of Malaysian beauty bloggers. I’m an honorary Aussie member!). The subject was on beauty box subscriptions, how it’s growing these days and here’s the fun bit – what it would be like if we had our own beauty boxes? How cool is that?

I thought it was a fantastic idea. Hmm, what if Beautyholics Anonymous does beauty boxes? What would that be like? With all the things that I like and would love for you to try, erm, let’s just say it’s not going to be just $15 a month :P

Beauty Box Beautyholics Anonymous Style

So let’s just imagine for today, that I too am making a beauty box for you. A box that contains the things I like and would love for you to try too. I’ve decided on 5 items in the box (just like the rest of the beauty boxes out there), and have divided them into 5 categories. There will be one product per category – skincare, makeup, nails, hair and body.

Okay, imagine these items came in deluxe samples if you will. If not, the box is going to cost a bomb :P

It will also come in an unfinished wooden box, which you can reuse to put your trinkets in. The box will contain the following items:

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Skincare: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex (my favourite anti-aging serum)
Makeup: Jill Stuart quad blush
Nails: a-england nail polish in Saint George (because the colour and shine will blow you away)
Hair: Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother (great for prepping frizzy hair for styling)
Body: Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy (non-greasy, good portable size, and I love the smell!)

Beauty Box Beautyholics Anonymous Style

Everything would come in deluxe samples except the Jill Stuart blush. I’ve seen beauty boxes in Taiwan offering Jill Stuart makeup, and it drives me nuts that we don’t get that here in Australia. So in my version of a beauty box, there WILL be Jill Stuart, and it will sure as hell be full-sized ;)

That’s my take on my very own beauty box, if I ever did one. I had a lot of fun going through my beauty stash, wondering what I would debut in my version of a beauty box.

Hmm what do you think? Is this a beauty box you’d be interested in? :)


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46 comments… add one

  1. Emily

    This is too cute! I would love your samples, some of the beauty box samples are so much less exciting compared to yours!
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    1. Tine

      Emily: I would be over the moon if I saw a box like this. Problem is I’d probably be paying way more than $15 a month for this. But it’s fun to hope :P

  2. Nikki

    I love the wooden box! I would probably put all my hair ties in there! I have loads!!!! :)
    Thanks for the list!
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    1. Tine

      Nikki: It was really fun to do an imaginary box :P

  3. xin

    ah i love the idea of wooden box too! i seem to have developed an interest in all these bottles, boxes these days :S
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    1. Tine

      Xin: Me too! That’s why I chose an unfinished box. You can either keep it that way, or jazz it up any way you want. I would so love a box like this which I can reuse :)

  4. Mandy

    Is dis box available in Malaysia?

    1. Tine

      Mandy: This is just an imaginary box, I’m afraid. Something I would do if I could :)

  5. Norlin

    Oooh…if only it was REAL! I would definitely subscribe to your box! Love the idea of having an unfinished wooden box, that way the recipient can also decorate the box how you want to, making it a little bit more personal when you use it as a trinket box. But, the products you’ve chosen are AWESOME!! If only….
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    1. Tine

      Norlin: That’s what I thought. If any of the actual beauty boxes in Australia come up with an unfinished box like that, I’d be stoked. I love something I can reuse :)

      PS: Sigh…if only… :P

  6. Jyoan

    Oh, I love your box! Like I love the wooden box and everything! Nice mix of nails, makeup, hands, and face. Just great. Subscribed.
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    1. Tine

      Haha thanks Jyoan. I would love something like that too. Too bad it’s only an imaginary box ;)

  7. Paris B

    I love your picks, Tine! A Jill Stuart blush in my box? Yes please! And I LOVE that we both picked the Estee Lauder ANR serum! *high 5* Now where do I sign up? ;)
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    1. Tine

      Paris B: Hahahaha I realised that some of the others chose the ANR too! Great minds do think alike ;)

  8. plue

    I want the jill stuart blush n a england nail polish!
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    1. Tine

      Plue: They’re gorgeous makeup, aren’t they? So glad I tried out the a-england polish. Stunning!

  9. MisSmall

    I’m with the rest, love your wooden box! Clueless of what this whole concept of beauty box subscriptions is about, but a Jill Stuart blush is a definitely a winner. :)
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    1. Tine

      MisSmall: Beauty box subscriptions are boxes of deluxe samples that people can subscribe to on a monthly basis. You get 5-6 items in the box, and it’s a surprise every month because you don’t know what goes in to the box. It’s a fun surprise every month (typically $15/month). A lot of beauty box companies started up around the same time in Australia. Unfortunately only a handful left as it isn’t an easy business to sustain.

  10. Jue

    the ANR is the best.

    I savor the sample before I finally get it myself!

    1. Tine

      Jue: My sentiments exactly. If I’m lucky enough to get a deluxe sample of the ANR, I keep it in the fridge, only to be used when I’m travelling :)

  11. Kimberley

    I love this idea! I wish we could actually get one of these!
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    1. Tine

      Kimberley: Hee hee, if a box like this actually exists, I’ll be the first to sign up ;)

  12. Akisa

    Your beauty box contents beats the crap out of all the other ones here. I’d definitely sign up if it were possible…
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    1. Tine

      Akisa: Ooh I know, right? At the very least, the Taiwanese and Japanese boxes definitely kick the Aussie boxes’ bum. I recently saw the Glossybox from the US; they actually had a mini version of Burberry’s lipstick!

  13. Swati

    haha…saw the post on Paris’s blog…you gals had so much fun pulling ever reader’s legs :D
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    1. Tine

      Swati: Hahaha it was such a fun topic to write about. It wasn’t easy choosing what to put in the box; I love so many of them! :)

  14. lyn

    Nice! You now have me interested in the Aveda stuff. I’m a little obsessed with my hair these days.
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    1. Tine

      Lyn: I’ve only recently used some Aveda products and they’re pretty good. I really like the Style Prep-Smoother. Good for frizzy hair like mine :)

  15. Nadia

    Love your beauty box idea! I’d totally be a subscriber! A Jill Stuart blush, yes, thank you! Great post idea, Tine.
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    1. Tine

      Nadia: I actually saw Taiwan’s Glossybox containing Jill Stuart samples. How awesome is that? And what do we get? Some unknown cheapies. Whaaat?

  16. Eunice

    This is an absolute great idea.. I’ll love to have this! It’ll be good to see more products not available in Australia,..

    1. Tine

      Eunice: Me too. Would very much prefer to try out products not available in Australia too. Isn’t that the fun of beauty boxes?

  17. Helz Nguyen

    If you be giving out these kind of samples every month, I will be the first one to subscribe for real!! Seems well worth the money :)
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    1. Tine

      Helz: Hahaha another reminder, if this imaginary box really is available for sale, it will be quite expensive ;) But you know what, I’d definitely go for it too!

  18. LeGeeque

    I want! I want! I want! Can I drive over to your place and raid your dresser for this? *shameless*
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    1. Tine

      LeGeeque: Come lah! :)

  19. Connie De Alwis

    I’d be very excited to find the ANR and A England polish! The latter almost made it into my box

    1. Tine

      Connie: I love what’s in your box! The Seche Vite was spot on. Man I should have added that instead :P

  20. Dana

    If only this was for real, Tine!! Your picks have gotta be the best beauty box! :D

    1. Tine

      Dana: Aww thanks Dana! If this was for real, I’d be the first to subscribe ;)

  21. Juan

    i love the look of your beauty box!! have been using ANR and am intrigued to try out the Aveda product.
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    1. Tine

      Juan: Thanks Juan! What an interesting topic, eh? I love the ANR. The new formula’s good; the old one didn’t do anything for me.

  22. Idaira

    Lucky Aussie girls!!!! we have Glossybox in Spain but…it’s creepy…the customer service…OMG…they called one client retard…so … :S

    I love tour boxes!!! seriously I hate this country!!! moving to Australia…
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    1. Tine

      Idaira: Hahaha Idaira, this is just an imaginary box love :P Although if it really is real, I’ll be the first to subscribe :P

      NO! Seriously? That is awful! Glossybox is no more in Australia. They merged with another box company, Lust Have It, a few months ago. A lot of beauty boxes started up almost at the same time about a year ago, but currently only two survived. Not an easy business to sustain.

      Come to Australia! You’ll love it! :D

  23. Dustyn

    I would definitely love the Jill blush!
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    1. Tine

      I’d be mighty chuffed if I received anything Jill Stuart in a beauty box :D

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