17 April 2012

She Said Beauty: The Hottest New Beauty Box in Town - Plus A Bit of News from Fluff and Fripperies!


By now, we're all familiar with the beauty box concept - essentially, beauty subscription services where you sign up to receive a surprise delivery of sample makeup and skincare products each month.
New to the market is She Said Beauty, which has just announced an extension of its service to Ireland. I was really impressed with the box I was sent, with three full sized makeup products - a hot pink Filthy Gorgeous nail polish, tinted lip balm by Mischa Barton and a pretty champagne shimmer powder from BellaPierre - along with a small tub of Face and Neck polisher from Bharti Vyas and two sets of sample sachets from Comfort Zone and Erno Laszlo. Oh, and a Lindt chocolate egg, too!
But with Feel Unique failing and Carmine being acquired by Glossybox, this is clearly a competitive market. So what sets She Said Beauty apart?

Well firstly, there's the Online Community. Set up a free account and in 60 seconds you can create your personal beauty profile, including a unique url - you can check mine out here - to review products, comment, interact with other members and more. There's also the Online Beauty Magazine, with daily articles from a range of contributors, from bloggers to industry heavyweights like the Beauty Director of Elle UK, Emma Strenner.
Bottom right (l-r): Mischa Barton Luscious Lips in Pink Pop; Bharti Vyas BVM Face & Neck Polisher; Bellapierre Shimmer powder
And here's my news: I'll also be writing regularly for the Beauty Magazine ( as well as daily here on Fluff and Fripperies and weekly on Beaut.ie)! You can check out my first piece, on the beauty of Irish seaweed products, here - I'd love to know what you think, and to hear your suggestions for the future.
She Said Beauty costs £9 (plus £2.95 p+p) - the Irish rate will be whatever the exchange rate is at that time.  If you're interested in checking it out you can sign up here - and to get 25% off the price of your first box, just enter SSB25OFF at the checkout.
So, are you already a beauty box subscriber? Like the idea of this one? Share your thoughts in the comments!

33 comments:

SaraK said...

Congratulations Emma. very proud - and well deserved. I love the idea of a little box of tricks turning up monthly - like my little box of super magic tricks yesterday. great article. very enticing. thanks lass x

Adele said...

I don't subscribe to beauty boxes as friends of mine have said they can be a bit hit & miss. I'm always drawn in by the gorgeous packaging!!
Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

Karen said...

Emma that's brilliant!! Well done and can't wait to check out your first piece :)

CherrySue said...

Super thrilled for you Em, as Sarah says it's more than well deserved.

I don't subscribe to beauty boxes myself, mainly because I'm too busy squandering cash on everything else in sight. I love the idea of it though x

little t said...

Emma that is so cool! Such great news for you- Congratulations! I'll be a regular reader!

Velma Valento said...

Congratulations Sweetheart, totally well-deserved! xx Jo

Makeup Over Mind said...

Congrats Emma! No better woman! So deserved! When I start earning real monies I'll defo subscribe to every box goin! But, til then I'm gonna play it safe! :)

oscarwells said...

Well done Emma :)

Caren Kennedy said...

No, I didn't know about beauty box subscriptions. Why did I not know about this? "smacks head - doh"

Thanks for the info and best of luck with additional slot - not that you'll need it. Next stop, Image or some such glossy print mag.

Kirstie said...

well done Emma!

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Whoop Whoop - congrats my dear - can't wait to read your updates !!

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

Anonymous said...

Congrats Missus, delighted for you!

Margaret Lynch said...

Congrats Emma that is brilliant news ;)

fluff and fripperies said...

Ah thanks a million guys, yis're all too kind! xo

Mandy said...

I am not surprised I think Fluff and Fripperies is one of the best Irish beauty blogs out there and you are one of the best Irish beauty bloggers!!!!

Emma said...

Just read your article! Love how informative it is (and how all those products are a hell of a lot cheaper than Creme de la mer!) Congrats on the news, I'm delighted that you reviewed She Said Beauty as I'm just after signing up to Glossybox to trial it so I'm interested to see what other beauty boxes have on offer, definitely wins on price, being £1 cheaper (every little helps and all that!)

Look forward to reading more Emma!

Emma x

fluff and fripperies said...

Cheers Emma - and likewise, will be interested to hear how you get on with Glossybox!

And Mandy, I'm blushing! xo

CeeCee said...

Congrats! I love the idea of these but was on the Glossybox facebook page and the amount of girls complaining about it was unreal, turned me off a bit, I have to say. However if some kind benefactor were to pay the subscription for me that'd be super! :-)

Cabootique said...

Congratulations! That's such good news :)
I've always been interested in a beauty box subscription, and this one looks like the best I've seen so far!

Sisters Don't Share said...

Interesting! I'll need to check this out, the stuff sounds good x

hautepinkpretty said...

Oh this is a new fun beauty club! I'll have to check if it's in the states - love these things! Xox <3 hautepinkpretty.com

FaceOfThunder said...

Aww congrats on writing for that magazine doll. Sounds amazing!
Wish I could suscribe but I'm skint.
Also, sorry I haven't read your blog in so long. I removed myself from the blog world but I'm back, time for a backdated read I think :)

Livvy (faceofthunder.blogspot.com)

Fiona Darcy said...

Congrats to you! I just read your email and loved the review and look of the box so have placed an order.Ooops! Had been reading about She Said Beauty recently so worth a shot, especially with a discount code. Can't wait to get it!!

betty said...

congratualtions !! wonderful x

http://betty-freestylescraps.blogspot.co.uk/

Johanna said...

Wow, never knew this existed. So hard to keep up with all the new goodies! nice!

Leslie said...

Emma! This is wonderful news! How exciting and I am so happy for you. I like the concept of a beauty box. Trying before buying is the way to go ;). Leslie

sorelle in style said...

Oh my gosh congratulations! What wonderful news!!
The beauty box looks lovely - although you sold me with that Lindt chocolate egg ;)


♡j
sorelle in style

P said...

Congrats!

Funnily enough, the only two beauty box services I signed up to were the aforementioned Feel Unique and Carmine boxes. I'm not sure how I managed to choose BOTH boxes that folded... I might consider this one though.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It sounds like you had a great haul! I haven't signed up for any beauty subscription services, but they sound pretty cool!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Sarah Mendelsohn said...

the packaging is so lovely, beauty boxes can be so much fun sometimes. great post :) xx

www.ahitofsarah.net

jimmi lou said...

Its great to see another beauty box hitting the Irish shores, this box definitely has nice look about it. Congrats on the new gig aswel!

Caroline said...

I haven't subscribed to any beauty boxes but this one seems much more affordable!

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

Nailish Ramblings said...

Congrats lovely! I'm already loving your posts here and on Beaut.ie, looking forward to reading these new ones too!