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Skins box  review – first edition

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There are a couple of stores in Holland I absolutely love and Skins Cosmetics is one of them. They sell a large variety of niche brands and their customer service is outstanding. Well known people with a passion for luxury brands. I highly recommend going there if you visit The Netherlands. But more about perfume stores in Holland soon …

Today I review the first edition of the Skins box. Or “discovery box”. I used to have a membership on the “Bluxbox” in the past but I canceled my membership because I got too many shampoos, lip glosses and stuff I did not actually need. Also they gave a lot of drugstore products. Stuff I already know and I missed the excitement.

So when Skins announced on their Instagram page they where about to launch a box I felt like I just had to get it.

A box with finally some perfume included ! I was in Poland when I ordered it and was a bit scared my wi-fi connection would fail but I was lucky, and when I got home the box arrived and I had some nice products to test! Hooray!


I wanted to write this earlier. Since I already have this box at home for 2 weeks but I wanted to give an honest impression of all the products and what I think about them. Do not expect long reviews. It’s just a little impression 😉

This edition of the box is filled with populair and favorite products of Skins and their customers. I already knew all the brands but I am sure a lot of people don’t and it is a nice way to try something high-end for a fraction of the price.


The box is made of high quality cardboard and feels steady. Inside there is:

Bioeffect EGF Serum (sample, you can use this for at least one week) 

I liked this product. It really made my skin feel very soft and bright. The tiny bottle you get looks a little dull but you can really use it for a week straight. The product feels a little like a hair serum on the hands but it dries very quickly on my skin and makes it feel very moisturized.

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Bioeffect Body Intensive (one sample for one use) 

Not sure if I like this after one use. It is to watery for my personal taste. Also did nothing special for my skin … but hey I am sure it would after a week of using it?

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Molton Brown – Coco and Sandalwood Body Wash

This is a winner. This body wash smells like a perfume I would love to have. A very green and fresh coconut mixed with the nice spicy sandalwood. This is good for traveling!

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35g Diptique candle in the scent Benjoin

I was happy to see that a Diptique candle was featured in this box because I never tried the brand. (Besides the perfumes). But .. I have to admit. This candle makes me feel a little sick sometimes. It is very very sweet and sticky, almost like marshmallows on a campfire. Might save this for wintertimes.

The quality by the way is amazing. Even though it is a very little candle, your whole room smells like it.

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Susanne Kaufmann moisturizing mask 15 ml

Yes, this stuff is really great. The smell is very natural and relaxing. This mask really makes my skin feel like a baby. Reminds me a little of a mask by Sisley I once sampled.

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10 ml of Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua universalis

LOVE this one. Stay tuned for a blogpost about this fragrance. It was also featured on my YT favorite-wishlist perfumes. 

 

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Coola classic sunscreen for face sp 30 (sample size, good for one week use)

I like this! A very light and milky sunscreen for my face. Doesn’t feel greasy and works great with make-up. Scent is ok, nothing special.

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Christophe Robin Regenerating shampoo with pear oil 75 ml

Ok, I am having a bit of a problem with this shampoo. First of all I love the scent. Also a little aldehyde-ish. But for some weird reason my hair really feels dry after using this shampoo?? Someone else also having this?

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10 ML edp of Keiko Mecheri – Un Jour D’Ete 

And another great perfume. This one is very tropical and sexy. You can expect a separate blogpost about this scent too!

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Patayka – Skin booster serum (oil) 15 ml

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And I think this is one of my favorites. The Patyka oil. Smells really nice and fresh. Like it comes straight out of a garden. Works perfectly as a serum underneath daycream/nightcream, but also for dry hands, hair etc. Would really love to buy this in full-size!

Verdict

This box was nice. Also I love to test something new and more on the high-end side. There are really some new favorites like the MFK perfume and the Patayka oil. Although I have a some troubles with the Diptique candle and shampoo, I am still going to finish the product because my opinion can change of course.

Hopefully Skins will launch a new box this year. I would love to try it again!

The box was €30 And I ordered it on the website of Skins.nl I know this is limited so it is not available anymore. But I still wanted to share this because I like to change things up on my blog.

Have a good day!

www.skins.nl

*this is not sponsored by the way.

 

Kim

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