Beauteque BB Bag (September + October)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Asian skincare and makeup is something I've wanted to try since I started blogging and especially since the queen of makeup herself, Lisa Eldridge, seems to love Asian skincare and makeup! When the lovely people at Beauteque got in touch and asked if I wanted to try their BB Bag, I said yes, who wouldn't?! 

The BB Bag is a beauty and skincare subscription service, much like Glossybox etc, but it contains Asian skincare, makeup, beauty tools, bodycare and more, most of which is very difficult to find in the UK. Instead of the products coming in a cardboard box, they come in a cute makeup bag which is such a great idea. You receive between 6 - 8 full size products in each BB Bag which is fantastic as I personally don't really like small sample sachets on the whole, although they do come in useful sometimes. I received the *Beauteque September BB Bag ($24 each month) and the theme of this box is 'soothing spa' and it contains six full sizes items including: 

- Inner Kallia Collagen Special Care Modelling Pack ($6): I think it's interesting to see how other countries describe beauty products and to see what beauty products they use as it can sometimes differ between countries. For example, just reading the packet of this product, I had no idea what it was but it is a face mask that turns from a powder to a gel like 'soothing skincare solution'. I haven't tried it yet but it looks very interesting! 

- The Saem Mint Jungle Foot Cream ($12): I love the packaging for this product, it is so cute and cream itself smells so nice - to me it smells like minty sun cream, I know that sounds weird but I really like it! It isn't the quickest to absorb but it is a nice product. 

- Secret Key Secret Kiss Holic Pigment Glitter ($8): How gorgeous is this shade, I love anything copper for autumn/winter makeup. The pigment is unusual as it just looks like really chunky glitter but when blended it has a pigment to it and it looks so pretty but it is messy as any loose glitter would be. 

- Modelling Pack Bowl with Stirrer ($5): As odd as it seems, this is the item I was most excited about as I've wanted a little set like this for my face masks for ages. I will definitely get a lot of use out of this bowl/stirrer and I guess it is supposed to be used with the first product. 

- Aritaum Aloe No Wash Cleaning Water ($22): I am always on the look out for makeup removers and micellar waters to try and this one is quite different to others I've tried. It is 91% aloe and you use it as you would a micellar water. I've only used it on swatches so far but it's great for makeup swatches. 

- Acqua Gems Herbal Soothing Cream ($18): Lastly, a product that also contains natural ingredients. This multi-use cream can be used on the face or hands and even burns and contains chamomile, witchhazel, liquorice extracts and menthol. It is a small tube so I think I'll keep it in my handbag. I've only tried it on my hands so far and it is a smoothing, lightweight gel that absorbs so quickly - I'm very impressed. 

Overall, as I don't have any experience of other Asian beauty products I don't know other opinions on these brands/products but I think the BB Bag idea is fantastic! I'm able to try products and brands that I wouldn't have otherwise been able to. Most of the writing on the packaging is in Korean...I think but thankfully they provide a leaflet which describes each product and how to use it which is very useful. I forgot to photograph the cute makeup bag everything came in but it has a pretty design and I will definitely get use out of it. Overall rating: ★, 5/5. 
Beauteque BB Bag (September + October)
I also received the *Beauteque October BB Bag ($24 each month) and the theme of this box is 'Beauteque's Life of Luxury' which  according to the leaflet is one of the most exquisite collections ever curated by Beauteque. I received six full sized products as well as the bag which is a gorgeous black lace makeup bag this time. I received bodycare, makeup, skincare and a beauty tool in this box, including the following products:

- SNP Cactus 90% Soothing Gel ($18): Firstly, I love the packaging for this product, it looks like an aloe vera leaf or something similar. The gel hydrates, soothes and firms the skin and can be used on the face or body where the skin is dry. I've only tried it on my hands but it does smooth the skin, it absorbs so quickly and it gives my skin a much needed boost of moisture. 

- Angellooka Hand Mask ($6): I've seen hand masks before but this one looks very interesting as from the packagingg it looks like you can use it while cleaning or washing or watching TV. I haven't used it as I do have eczema on my hands so I'll get my mum to try it out but it looks great. 

- Secret Key Glam Romance Perfume Body Lotion ($20): I get through so much body lotion and body butters during the colder months as my skin becomes even drier. This lotion bottle is huge and it looks so nice - to me it smells like a fruity and fresh perfume but it isn't overpowering or too perfume like. I think the scent will appeal to a lot of people and the lotion itself works well. 

- Baviphat Urban Dollkiss Easy Looks Soft Lipstick ($11): I love it when subscription boxes/services include makeup items as they are my favourite thing to receive. The shade in the tube looks like a matte bright raspberry shade but on the lips it is very glossy, creamy and pigmented and the shade makes my complexion looks brighter, if that even makes sense! It isn't a shade I ever would have picked but it's gorgeous. 

- Happy Bath Facial Yoghurt Foam Cleanser ($12): Facial skincare is something I am always a little cautious about as I do have sensitive skin so I haven't tried this cleanser yet but I love packaging and it contains apple, banana and apricot fruit extracts; also apparently it can reduce inflammation so I'm excited to try it. 

- Beauteque Contour Brush ($12): I think this is one of my favourite products I've received in a beauty subscription for a while. I have so many makeup brushes but I always think I need more. I love the metallic purple handle and the bristles are SO soft and smooth. It is perfect for contouring and also blush; I know I will be using this brush constantly! 

Overall, I think this is another great bag of goodies and I am very happy with the lipstick, body lotion, cactus gel and the makeup brush which is genuinely fantastic and I have been using it everyday I've worn makeup since I receive it. Overall rating: ★, 5/5.

The Beauteque BB Bags are a fantastic way of trying hard to get hold of Asian beauty products and I think for the overall value of the products and that they are all full size, it is great value for money. You can choose to pay $24 each month or a 3 month subscription for $24 each month or $23 each month for a six month subscription. You will be re-billed on the same day you signed up, for example, if you sign up on the 5th November, you will be re-billed on the 5th December. 

Use the code: OFBEAUTYANDNOTHINGNESS to get 10% off a subscription service at beautequemonthly.com 

Have you tried the Beauteque BB Bag? Have you tried the Beauteque Mask Maven subscription? Have you tried any of these products/brands?

16 comments

  1. Loving all of the colours in this beauty bag! Beautiful new website design too Heather x

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  2. nice products!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks like a great little selection - I've never really got into Asian skincare products but it'd definitely interest me to give them a go. The lipstick is a fab shade too!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  4. Your blog is absolutely lovely, so glad I discovered it Heather!

    Makeup Monster

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  5. What an amazing selection for both boxes! wow! I am super impressed!

    Also, I adore your new layout, Heather! It is perfect!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I was too when I opened everything - thank you!! xx

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  6. Thanks for sharing this Heather! I haven't tried Asian skincare before but I think I might just have to!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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  7. This looks amazing! Great set of products. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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