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Unboxing: InStyle Box Spring Edition 2017

15. April 2017

Today, I’m going to share a very wonderful unboxing with you. This is the first time I had the opportunity to receive an InStyle Box and I love its content. So, if you do not want to be spoilert please don’t continue to read, because here is my unboxing for the InStyle Box Spring Edition 2017:

InStyle Box Spring Edition

The InStyle Box Spring Edition 2017 is curated by the InStyle Magazine, providing you with trendy items for the spring season. The topic of this box is focussing on detoxing and resheshing, since spring is always the best season to do so.

InStyle Box Spring Edition

The first thing that I noticed was, that the box was super heavy! I was really wondering what was inside…and the excitement grew even bitter when I opened up the package.

InStyle Box Spring Edition

The box was crammed full with wonderful products. After searching through the tons of paper shreds I discovered a total of 10 products reaching from Beauty, Fashion & Accessories, Lifestyle & Living, to Food & Nutrition.

InStyle Box Spring Edition


The most anticipated products were the ones from JorgeObé. I knew that Scrub Mask would be included in the box and I was especially curious to try it. The JorgObé products are producted in Denmark and are vegan, free from artificial coloring, parabens, mineral oil or silicon. Moreover they have a very minimalistic and clean product design.

InStyle Box Spring Edition

JorgObé Refreshing Scrub Mask

JorgObé’s Refreshing Scrub Mask is a 2-in-1 face mask that can be used both as scrub cream or as deep cleansing mask. It contains Black-Jojoba Peeling Sheres for peeling the skin and removing dead skincells and impurities (so no microbeads here). The mask is a clay mask contains white Kaolin. Apricot kennel oil and shea butter provide your skin with moissture and protection during the peeling effect. After from the mechanical peeling effect of the jojoba peeling particles the mask also contains salicylic acid and polylacxtic acid. After application your skin will feel refreshed and leave acooling effect behind (fullsize retails for 26.99€).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

JorgObé White Tea Balancing Cream

Additionally to the JorgObé Refreshing Scrub Mask a sample sachet of the JorgObé White Tea Balancing Cream was provided. The cream is described as intelligent and multifunctional cream that can be used as lightly day cream, protective night cream, or as intensive moisture masks. It contains squalane, shea butter, green tea extracts and a bunch of other plant based oils and extracts (fullsize retails for 22.99€).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

But it is not only about your face, also your body and your hair needs some detox. In order to take care for your hands, that are probably very tired and dried out from the spring cleaning the InStyle Box contains soap from Palmolive and hand cream from ipuro.

InStyle Box Spring Edition
ipuro hand cream 

I only knew ipuro for their wonderful scented room scents, but it seems they also have wonderful hand cream. One of three ipuro hand creams was included in the InStyle box being either ipuro balancing orchid, ipuro calming calla, or ipuro energizing grass. My box contained the ipuro energizing gras hand cream and I love the simple black design with the illustration of the key ingrediuent. The cream contains aloe vera and verbena extract and is really moisturizing, rich and feels nice on the hands, leaving a citrusy and fresh scent behind (fullsize retails for 6.99 €)

InStyle Box Spring Edition
Palmolive Blue Magnolia Delightful Handwash

Magnolia are a perfect choice for spring flowers. I had a soap from Palmolive before and I really like their scents. This soap is already fully in use in our household (fullsize retails fro 2.45 €).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

The I Am Pure Pre-Shampoo Treatment from udowalz and Apple & Bears Body Silk are also included to care for your body and your hair.

InStyle Box Spring Edition

udowalz I AM PURE Pre-Shampoo Treatment

This Pre-Shampoo Treatment by udowalz is using clay and green tea extract to combat greasy hair and dandruff. The clay is removing residues from the hair and scalp and the green tea has antioxidative and calming properties for your scalp. The product is used before using shampoo on wet hair. Leave it in for 5 minutes and then apply shampoo directly on top of the treatment. Wash your hair and remove both products. Your hair is supposed to stay fresh and keep their volume throughout the day. From June onwards the treatment will be called Pure Matcha Pre-Shampoo Treatment (fullsize retails for 7.95 € / sale of the old version for 3.95 € atm).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

Apple & Bears Body Silk

The natural and enviromental brand Apple & Bears have curated wonderful and luxurious Body Silks, containing wonderful ingredients. The InStyle Box contains one of four versions of these body milks, being Honey & Hemp, Grapefruit & Seaweed, Bergamot & Green Tea, and Pomgrenade & Aloe Vera. I received the Apple & Bears Honey & Hemp Body Silk. It has a wonderful and light texture that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a film on the skin. It has a nice scent, too! Moreover, the body silks contain natural firming ingredients and are made in England (fullsize retails for 27.95 €)

InStyle Box Spring Edition

Apart from beauty products there were also food products included: A chocolate bar from nucao and superfood powder from Lebepur.

InStyle Box Spring Edition

nucao raw cocoa bar

The nuacao raw cocoa bars are available in three varieties: almond chia, coconut cinnamon, and espresso and a perfect way to live through the day. The InStyle Box contains the almond chia bar  and it was gone within minutes. I love chocoalte! Oh, the foil is decompostable and the cardboard box is made from recycled paper :) (retails for 2.80 €).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

Lebepur Superberry Powder

The Lebepur Superberry Powder is made from dried and pulverized aronia, acai and raspberries, and fits perfectly into our springtime detoxing containing so many superfoods. This vegan powder can be used in smoothies or for cereal bowls or deserts. I didn’t try it yet, but I’m looking forward to it these days (retails for 6.90 €).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

Last but not least the fashion and home products that were included in the InStyle Box:

InStyle Box Spring Edition

Purelei Hair Tie

The beautiful hair ties from Purelei can be used as fashionable bracelets, too! One of four different styles was included in the InStyle Box. The Purelei Hair Ties all have the lucky aloha spirit within. The brown hair tie in my box comes with a flower shaped Purelei charm and a pompom and looks beautiful in combination with other bracelets or accessoires (three hair ties retails for 11.90 €).

InStyle Box Spring Edition

Unicorn Mug

This was probably the most heavy item of the box, a Unicorn Mug! The cute mug with the illustration is handmade and from porcelein. It is available together with other lifestyle products in the InStyle shop (the unicorn mug retails for 11.90 €)

InStyle Box Spring Edition

I enjoyed the versatile products of the InStyle Box Spring Edition a lot! The topic detox and spring was perfectly included into the products and there were so many things to discover. The Box is available on for 29.90€ and comes with 3 e-apper versions of the InStyle magazine. The InStyle Box is released every three months.

What are your thoughts on the products from this box? Let me know in the comments below :)

Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by and which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.
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Graveyard: November – February Empties 2015/2016

1. March 2016

My last emties post was back in October! So here is a long post about my November – February Empties 2015/2016 this time. I hope  this can give you an idea of which products I really liked and didn’t and which I would love to repurchase.

November – February Empties 2015/2016

  1. Moonlab Real Cooling Thermometer Mask – I loved these! I would really like to repurchase them as well, but I still have a huge amount of sheetmasks, so it will take some time until I have the chance. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Yes!
  2. Cossu Body Ade Rose – This body wash smells so amazing, given the fact that you love the scent of roses. The body wash was part of a Cleopatra themed MeMeBox and I loved using it. Unfortunately, the pump was not working properly, which made it hard to use. It was labelled with a price-tag of 29 US$, which I’m still doubtful about. For a cheaper price I would consider repurchasing it. Repurchase? Maybe.
  3. COSRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner – A very good toner which I can recommend you to try. I didn’t repurchase it because I wanted to try something else, but still I can say that there are many bloggers whoc love this toner. See my review >>here<<…Repurchase? Yes.
  4. Fairydrops Platinum Mascara Film Type – I enjoyed using it, but it started to clump quite fast. It does a good job in legthening and curving the lashes, but it doesn’t give the amount of volume I’d like to have. Here is my >>review<<. Repurchase? No.
  5. Dove DermaSpa Goodness³ Body Lotion – This bodylotion has a nice scent, but unfortunately it starts peeling and doesn’t really sink into the skin. Read my review >>here<<. Repruchase? No!
  6. Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Pack – I love Too Cool For School’s packaging design, no doubt about that, and this pack made the skin tightened and smooth, but I couldn’t use it too often because of my dry skin. People with oily skin might love this, or if you have dry/combination skin apply it only on your T-zone. Here is my >>review<< Repurchase? Maybe. 
  7. Nivea In-Shower Make-Up Remover – This didn’t work for me. I tried it in the shower, I tried it on its own. It simply doesn’t work the way it claims, I still have panda-eyes after using it and my makeup isn’t removed. Repruchase? No!
  8. Innisfree Ampoule Intense Cushion – The first Cushion I used up, after flipping the cushion over and over and getting out all the mini-bits from this awesome bb cream. I still have two refills, so I’m really happy and can advise you to give it a try, especially in cold seasons. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Yes!
  9. Shiseido Extra Gentle Shampoo For Dry Hair – A good shampoo, which didn’T feel drying on my hair, but still I preferr the Shiseido Tsubaki Shampoo over this one. Repurchase? Another shampoo from Shiseido maybe.
  10. Lush The Olive Branch – A mediterranian smelling shower gel with a herbal scent. This was nice, but a kind of more manly scent. Repurchase? Probably not this one exactly. November – February Empties 2015/2016
  11. HIPP Shampoo and Showering – I bought this for the obvious reason of the Seal packaging! It’s kid’s shampoo and has a nice baby-powdery scent and is gentle. Repurchase? Yes!
  12. Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner Pen – I love this pen! A pitty the pretty ornaments were vanishing by the time. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Yes, but there are so many other brands to try.
  13. Avène Very High Sunprotection 50 + – This is a really heavy sunscreen and it leaves a good thick white cast and has a neutral cream scent (which I do not like that much). Repurchase? No!
  14. Too Cool For School Egg Mousse Soap – This super rich and dense foam was really fun, but to drying to use on my face, so I used it as shaving foam. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? No.
  15. Figs & Rouge Lip Balm Cherry Blossom – This had a bad taste the second moment, so I didn’t really use it up. Also, I’m not much into cherry scented products. Repurchase? No.
  16. Schwarzkopf GlissKur Damage Repair Hair Treatment – I love this line of hair care because it smells of chocolate. I also liked using this hair treatment. Repurchase? Yes.
  17. Purederm Make-up Cleansing Tissue Green Tea – These were part of a MeMeBox, too. I really like Cleansing Tissues, especially after a long night when you are too lazy to cleanse your face or when travelling. Unfortunatelly, these were’nt the most effective tissues I used. Repurchase? No.
  18. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch – My secret weapon for a newly appearing pimple. I still have more of these, but I wanted to pint out that I really love them. See my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Yes.
  19. a;t fox Lifting Cream and Moisturizing Gel Cream – Another product from my MeMeBox hoardings. Such a lovely packaging, but the creams were so-so. Nothing special. Repurchase? No. 
  20. Palmolive Aroma Sensations Feel Glamorous Shower Gel Peeling – a lovely shower peeling with a nice scent. Repruchase? Maybe. November – February Empties 2015/2016
  21. bebe Young Care (Johnson’s) Smoothie Shower Gel – Loved the scent! Repurchase? Maybe.
  22. Rojukiss Multi Vita Cleansing Powder – This is the first cleansing powder I’ve been trying. I really like the fact that cleansing powders are so leightweight and perfect for travelling because there is no danger of leaking. I discovered that there is a risk of them to clump when stored in humid places (like the bathroom). Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? MAybe another cleansing powder.
  23. Kneipp Bath Oil –  I have a couple more of these and I like the scent a lot. I like Kneipp products in genereal :D Repurchase? Maybe.
  24. Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo –  The size of this was perfect for travelling. Unfortunatelly the spraying nozzle didn’T work anymore after 3 uses and I had to discard it. Repurchase? Maybe.
  25. ISANA Young Make-up Remover and Cleansing Gel – A cheap drugstore cleanser. I didn’t like the scent and it is not the most effective makeup remover either. Repurchase? No.
  26. Kneipp Almond Blossoms Showering Gel – They have a body oil from the same line and I’m so much in love with the scent! Repurchase? Yes!
  27. Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream – A BB cream which I can totally recommend. I was using it way more often on everyday occasions than my other BB creams. It has a nice tone and leaves a nice finish as well. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Yes, but I have too many BB creams to use up.
  28. Trusted Health Products Botanical Splash Body Oil –  A body oil with a fruity orange-citrus scent which is very refreshening.Read my review >>here<< Repurchase? Maybe.
  29. Daeng Gi Meo Ri Oriental Special Shampoo – This thick brown herbal shampoo works nicely, but can be leaving your hair dry. I used a hair treatment alweays after using it. This is only a travel-sized bottle, I still have the large bottle to use up. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? No, I’ll stick to my Shiseido or Damoae Therapy Shampoo, which I adore both!
  30. OST C20 Pure Vitamin C21.5 Advanced Serum – This was my second bottle of the C21.5 Vitamin C serum, but unfortunately, I dropped the bottle when I was half through it and all the rest of my precious serum was lost T_T Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Yes.
  31. MapleHolistics Vitamin C Serum – Despite my love for the Vitamin C serums from OST I really enjoyed using this serum! Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Maybe.
  32. Lailly 7 Second Make-Up Booster – A nice makeup base with a baby powder scent. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Maybe, but I have some other makeup bases to try. November – February Empties 2015/2016
  33. Balea Cleansing Oil – If you have the possibility to get Balea products I can recommend you this cheap cleansing oil from the drug store dm. It costs a few euros (2-3 €) and is a good makeup remover. Still, asian cleansing oils have a nicer scent and seem to be more luxurious to the skin, but for quickly and simply cleansing your face this is great. It is also great for cleaning your makeup brushes and sponges. Repurchase? Yes!
  34. BRTC Aqua Rush Cream – Wow! I used this up so quickly, despite having many other moisturizers to be tried. I loved the waterdrop texture of this cream. It was so refreshening. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchse? Maybe!
  35. ElishaCoy Vita Capsule Cleanser –  I didn’t review this product yet, although I hav it for quite a time. It was not my cup of tea to be honest and too drying on top, but it came with the ElishaCoy 3D Spin Cleanser (which is not available any longer on Wishtrend it seems), which I enjoy using few times a week. Repurchase? No.
  36. Confume Argan Gold Treatment – I didn’t review this in detail yet, but I loved it! I used it up so quickly, too! Definitively recommendable for those having dry and frizzy hair! Also available on WishtrendRepruchase? Yes!
  37. Coréana Sho EGFactor 28 Days Timeless Program Eye Cream – This was a good and nourishing ey ecream and had a really nice packaging, shaped like a seringe. I used up two of these and really liked it. Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Maybe.
  38. Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Facial Polish – I preferr this over the one from Skinfood because it is more gentle. You can read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Maybe.
  39. Sum37 M;iracle Rose Cleansing Stick – I’m crying because I used it up already and I probably won’t be able to afford this luxurious cleanser in near future :D Lovers of rose scent will adore this cleansing stick! Read my review >>here<<. Repurchase? Maybe one day, hopefully!

November – February Empties 2015/2016

Hopefully, this post helps you to deside whether it is worth buying a certain product or better ditch it from the beginning. Do you know any of these and did you try them yourself? What is your opinion on these products I showed above? I’d be happy about your comments ♥

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Unboxing: Rossmann Schön für Mich Beauty Box May

21. May 2015


A few days ago I posted on Instagram that I received the Rossmann Schön für Mich Beauty Box for May, which is a monthly beauty box by the German drugstore company Rossmann. The beauty box contains some of the Rossmann beauty brands, but also other known drugstore brands.

rossmann sfm box

I must say that I love the beautiful packaging of the box. It fits nicely to the month and the feeling of spring and summer. I will definitively keep the box for storing some of my makeup products (I’m working hard to get rid of all the products I’ve hoarded, but somehow there are always new products I’m intrigued to try :’D).

rossmann sfm box

Similar to other beauty boxes, you’ll find a product description card inside. It is beautifully wrapped with a pink ribbon.

rossmann sfm box

I was surprised how heavy the box was, but a glance at the product description card revealed, that this beauty box was filled with really a lot of products! Considering the price of 5 € this is really amazing!

rossmann sfm box

And even more surprising was, that all the items were fullsized products! The first thing I saw, were the two new Nivea creams I spotted during my last visit of a local drugstore. I even had the new Nivea Care Face and Body cream in my hand and was thinking about buying it that day. Luckily, I didn’t, since I can now try it anyways :D Another item I was thinking about buying recently was the Max Factor Pastell Compact Blush, which is included in this box, too!

rossmann sfm box

Here are the products I received with the Rossmann Schön für Mich beauty box May:

Isana young cleansing line

Isana was named Synergen before. This is a drugstore brand by Rossmann. The box contained a cleansing water, a softpeeling, cleansing tissues and an eye makeup removing cleansing gel. The product line has a light pink color and reminds of Johnson & Johnson’s beauty products (called “bebe” in Germany). I’m looking forward to try the eye-makeup-removing cleansing gel especially.

Nivea Men cream

This is the men’s version of the widely known Nivea cream. It comes in a dark blue tin to look more appaling to men and has a more man- and aftershave-ish scent. The consistency is less thick than the Nivea cream and not that greasy.

Nivea Care face and body cream

This new version of the Nivea cream is a simple but effective moisturizing cream and suited for body and face. It absorbs faster and is less greasy than the standard Nivea cream. Is anyone interested in a comparison?

Essence perfume #mymessage-luck

There are different versions of this perfume in the may boxes. My version displays a clover and is called “luck”. A sweet-fresh but light scent.

bebe Young Care (Johnson’s) Smoothie Shower Gel

The card says the box contains a body lotion, but I received a shower gel. I think the boxes either contain the body lotion or the shower gel. Nevermind, the scent is amazing! And I was curious about this new line before anyways.

Palmolive Aroma Sensations Feel Glamorous Shower Gel Peeling

This is a shower gel and a peeling on the same time. The scent is fruity and really perfect for spring and summer. And peeling your body is important, too. I cannot wait to try this today :)

Max Factor Pastell Compact Blush

This pretty blush in shade “seductive pink” is my favourite blush at the moment. It looks like a natural warm pink color on my cheeks and is a perfect daily useable blush.

rossmann sfm box

I’m super happy about this box and I think that it contains great value for a fair price. If you love drugstore brands, you will like the Rossmann Schön für Mich beauty boxes, too. The boxes each month are limited though and they are raffling each month to select the persons who will be able to get it. For more information check out facebook. If you are curious for any specific product from this box leave a comment and I will try to write a review.