Saturday, 25 June 2011

Introducing: Boudoir Privé

You only had to be following a couple of beauty bloggers on Twitter yesterday to hear the disappointment following the second GlossyBox we all received. You'll remember by very happy and excited review I wrote for the first box, which was fantastic (Nars Orgasm Illuminator and Alterna hair spray are now both part of my daily routine), but I also was not so happy with yesterdays box (mini O.P.I, body exfoliator, perfume sample, Batiste mini dry shampoo, anti ageing serum) and after hearing about the price rise I subsequently cancelled my subscription. The problem is, though I don't wish to continue receiving GlossyBoxes, I'm quite sad next month I won't be getting a pretty pink box of samples through the post - as proven by the first box, the concept of getting introduced to new products in a convenient way does actually work. However, a few weeks ago I heard about Boudoir Privé, another exciting new start up launching in July with a very similar concept to GlossyBox.
1 box Boudoir Prive
As you can see, a similar pretty pink box, this time filled with 6 samples instead of 5, and also costing £10 - I really can't wait to get my hands on one of these now!

Reading about Boudoir Privé I also think their feedback rewards system is much, much better than that of GlossyBox. Something else that has caused a lot of people to cancel their Glossy subscriptions is that the Glossy Dots you receive for leaving feedback are now worth less. When we all signed up for the initial May box you needed to collect 20 dots for a free box. They later announced that you would need 100 dots for a free box, which would take you over a year to collect. Boudoir Privé, however, give you discounts to spend in their online store of the full sized products of the samples you received in return for your feedback - much more instant, useful and gratifying!

You can sign up to get an email when registration starts on the Boudoir Privé website, and you can also follow them on Twitter!


Who here is going to sing up for Boudoir Privé? Was anyone else disappointed with their June GlossyBoxes?

*edit* You can read my review of my first box here!

10 comments:

  1. Yep I was disappointed by my glossybox and decided to give it one more chance before I cancel...but I did hear about Boudoir Prive and I'm looking forward to possibly signing up for it.
    It does sounds much better!
    xx

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  2. I haven't bought a Glossybox, I was tempted to after the May box, but I'm so glad I didn't!
    I shall definitely be looking at this box though!
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  3. I signed u to glossy box too late for the May one but before everyone had received them so when I saw what was in it I was very excited about what would come in the June one and it was a huge disappointment. To think if I had just found out about it earlier I could have got some really great products. But I have switched to Boudoir Prive now because even if they do the same and have a great first box and a rubbish second at least I'm early enough this time.

    xx

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  4. Just found your blog - it's really nice! I was thinking about signing up for GlossyBox after seeing all the rave reviews bloggers were giving the first box but I'm now thinking it is probably best not to bother, plus I hadn't heard of Boudoir Prive so thanks for posting about that. They might be worth a try instead.

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  5. I signed up for Glossy Box last month, but was too late to receive the June box. After reading the disappointing blogs for the June box AND the increase in price after August I think I will be switching to Boudoir Prive after the price increase for Glossy box. Really terrible idea on their part to increase price and make the Glossy dots worth less when a competitor is launching. Very informative post!

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  6. I'm definitely signing up for this as this months Glossy Box was a tad disappointing!

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  7. Yeah, I heard about how disappointing the box was and am kind of glad I didn't sign up. This looks like an interesting alternative though!

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  8. can't wait to see what's in there!
    X

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  9. Yh, I heard awful stuff about the latest glossybox. I suppose they only did that great one to get more coverage.
    I may look into this and see how much better it is. I don't use a lot of make up though, so £10 a month will still seem like a waste to me though.

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  10. Hi Rachel! This is Veronica from Boudoir Prive. Just read this! It's a great blog post! I thought the post was very entertaining and i love how you go into detail about what you did and didn't like which is very useful feedback. I hope you get a copy of the limited first box- i would love to see your blog post. Your right, our P&P is free and the price will stay at £10-we don't plan to increase it.
    Though our concept is similar to the other companies, we are an online beauty discovery club for beauty enthusiasts. The brands we work with are exclusively luxury. Not necessarily the most famous-some you know, some you don't. All have been carefully selected by our experts for their quality and a few have celebrity fans. We have a product from: skincare, bodycare, haircare, make-up, fragrance and lifestyle in each box. The full website launches mid-July. Those with V.I.P ACCESS get the chance to buy the box first which comes out early August. Any more questions-just shout!

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