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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Elle Beauty Box: Fall 2013

I love trying new things, so anytime I get a chance to try something new I go for it.  I honestly cannot remember where I first found out about the Elle Beauty Box as I read the magazine and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Anyway, I guess it doesn't really matter.

This came in the mail a couple of months ago (Yes I know I am late, but hell I am behind in everything)

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex
  • Smells delicious
  • Feels soft on skin and noticed my skin was a lot more moisturized
  • Don't have too many wrinkles so I cannot honestly say it helps with them. But than again not really convinced any of these wrinkle creams really work

Crest Whitestrips
  • Noticed my teeth were a little more white (only used once so hard to tell if it works better after a couple of uses)
  • Didn't bother my teeth, which tend to be a little on the sensitive side
Pantene Expert Collection Age Defy Shampoo and Rejuvenating Hydration Masque
  • I love the smell of these products
  • Cleaned my hair nicely 
  • The Masque was brilliant, my hair was much smoother and shinier -- and most important - way less frizzy!
  • Will be picking up some of this from Shoppers this weekend
Gilette Venus & Olay Razor
  • Nice handle
  • Tested on both long hair and short hair (yup DH laughed when I told him I couldn't shave my one leg for 4 days to test)
  • Blade lasts a long time
CoverGirl Clump Crusher
  • Love the packaging with the cap on and the brush separate.  Have been keeping it this way because it just keeps the wand and the container cleaner
  • Doesn't bother my eyes (have slightly sensitive eyes)
  • Gave me some nice pretty lashes
  • Came off easy 
  • Could be because I rub my eyes a lot but it did wear off pretty quickly - not a big concern for me though

The booklet that comes with it is a nice addition with directions on how to achieve new looks.  Its very helpful and inspiring


  1. I was so happy to hear that Elle was doing this but a little disappointed that it was void in Quebec for some reason. Hopefully they will open this to everyone when they do this again.

  2. i notice alot of these things are void in Quebec. It's a pain, but it is my understanding that it is the government there that affects it, but i'm not sure if that is the truth or not