I stopped my subscription to Rubybox, and then last month I decided to spoil myself with only one Rubybox. I know it is a subscription service, but I decided I wanted one box only and would cancel it after one month. I did cancel the Rubybox, but got billed for another one and received another one. This time I called their hotline to cancel the subscription. So a warning out there, double check whether your Rubybox subscription is actually cancelled. Mine said: Waiting for cancellation and was never cancelled.
I received the December Rubybox, even though I did not want to. I was fairly upset when I got a message from the courier that the box is on its way. I wanted a refund and wanted to send the box back. Of course when it arrived I had to look what was inside and then decided I would keep it. This is therefore the first Rubybox ever that I decided I wanted AFTER I saw the contents.
What hooked me on this box was the smell. It smelled absolutely divine when I opened it, all due to the lovely body lotion. It included a full size product and it had some really large samples. One of the best boxes I received in a long time. If they were all like this, I might actually still have an annual subscription.
What did I receive?
Emanuel Ungaro L'Amour Fou Body Lotion, 50 ml.
This lotion smells divine. I love it. It is incredibly expensive, R360 for 200 ml. There is no way I would have been able to afford a full product. It smells lovely, but moisturising wise, it is a fairly average lotion.
John Frieda Brilliant brunette colour protection moisturising shampoo and conditioner
Both of these were 50 ml sizes. They came in lovely tubes. This is a perfect fit. I do not spend a lot of money on expensive shampoos, but always love to try them out. (I think in an attempt to convince myself I am not depriving my hair of anything.) I started using it immediately and cannot say that I am blown away. My hair kind of feels like it always feels. This was also a perfect fit with my beauty profile. I have brunette coloured hair. Thank you Rubybox for customising so well.
Nair ultra hair removal.
I received 2 30 ml sachets, which is fairly large. I am keen to also try this new to me product.
Rubybox beauty smooch stick in Tangerine Tango
This was a Rubybox product and is full size. It is valued at R129. I am not sure whether I can really rock very bright Tangerine lipstick, but have enjoyed wearing this. It is a very greasy product. I am not mad about the taste, but it is not awful. It is very dark, with lots of pigment and it has staying power. It feels a little bit sticky on the lips. This might be one of the longer lasting lipsticks I own. I know orange is very fashionable, it might just not be me.
You can see a review here.
All in all a lovely box. I calculate the value to be around R277. Not bad at all. I have used 4 of the 5 products within days of receiving it. Sometimes I just store away the samples till I need them.