May rubybox 2014: nivea in shower moisturiser, john frieda full repair serum and africa extractsrooibos anti-ageing hand cream

The may box was dedicated to hair. This box was absolutely amazing definitely in my top 3 boxes I’ve received. A good hair month this was indeed.

May 2014 rubybox
May 2014 rubybox

 1.African extract rooibos hand & nail cream SPF 15-10ml (R29.99-50ml)

One of my top hand creams it light on the pocket, smells amazing, is a natural product packed with anti ageing properties like retinol and SPF, absorbed really quickly into the skin and leaves my hands feeling soft and pampered. I was introduced to this hand cream a while back in a past rubybox and I definitely always come back to this one. Popped this into my handbag as soon I opened the box very nice handy travel size.

2. John Frieda full repair oil elixir-full size (R110-100ml)

Was most excited to see this massive bottle in the box as there is a growing trend with hair oils lately. It complements greatly with the massive box of john frieda I was spoilt with a few months ago their products never disappoint. Firstly it smells absolutely amazing. I used 2 pumps as my hair is quite long after washing and followed by blow dying to help the product seep in better and my hair definitely felt smoother and looked more hydrated. You might find the idea of putting oil in your hair a strange concept but it is so light weight I didn’t even notice it was there and even if the scent bothers you I barely noticed the scent after applying it. I also like to apply this after I have curled my hair to give it more shine and over just washed hair to tame fly aways and frizz.

3.Nivea in-shower moisturiser-3x10ml sachets (R39.95-400ml)

Perfect for the cold winter that has come upon us as skin tends to dry up and get red and itchy and I know it’s horrible to bath in hot water but it’s a bad habit that keeps me warm and relaxes me but horrible for the skin. This is why Nivea invented an absolute god send. Saves so much time as sometimes I skip moisturiser and later feel the side effects and still end up running to my body lotion. You just wash as you usually do then slap this on and after a second I rinse off and get dressed as usual no more waiting for moisturiser to sink in before dressing. Smells like the normal nivea scent. It leave my skin feeling soft and not sticky. This is even better than a traditional body lotion in my opinion.

4.Pintail comb (R39.95)

Nice comb for parting and detangling hair. Say goodbye to skew partings with this nifty trusted tool. This one is exclusively available at the rubybox boutique.

5.rubybox hair organza wrap (R39.95)

Love this. Can’t have enough headbands. This one looks very stylish and holds the hair back nicely . The multiple strands let’s you get creative with your hair.

 6.R400 off Gary Rom voucher

Will be using this soon after winter. This is a great hair dressing salon.

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April rubybox

This month I will be showing you 2 variants of the April box. This month they arrived nice and early and saw the release of yet another exciting rubybox beauty product exclusive. So let’s get down to content.





1.Ordinary Moisturising Balm-9ml (R329.00-50ml)
Produced with just five ingredients to give a lasting moisturizing effect even for the driest most hypersensitive skin. Safe for use in eczema and psoriasis. Without fragrance, mineral or essential oils, Plain Ordinary Moisturising Balm is fit for the most difficult task. It can be applied anywhere on the body from head to toe. It is safe enough to use on a baby, and to soothe irritated and inflamed skin. Try it as a lip balm, or a make up primer.Natural balm beads may form; they dissolve into the skin as soon as it is applied, gently relieving dryness, without being greasy.Vegetable wax, olive wax, grape seed oil and beeswax.There are essential oils, no preservatives, no petrolatum derived products, no SLES products, and no frangrance. Which makes it safe to use in eczema, psoriasis and other related skin conditions.A little goes a long way. Use a small amount and massage gently into the skin. The balm sinks in and leaves a long lasting silky feel.Try it on your lips, as a make up primer, on cracked heels and elbows, baby bottoms, after shave rashes, when exposed to the elements, skiing, surf and sand, sunburn, wind chapping, or as a all round must have moisturiser. This was very impressive as a great multi tasker and made from all natural ingredients. I enjoyed using this as a face moisturiser and lip balm.


2.Yves Rocher Active Sensitive Derma-Soothing Cleansing Milk-50ml

The ultimate in gentle cleansing. Its super mild, milky-lotion texture eliminates all traces of make-up and impurities, while respecting your skin’s natural protective moisture barrier. In one simple step, your sensitive skin and eye area are perfectly cleansed, without any itching or tightness. Instantly, your skin feels soothed and comfortably fresh.The plus: a fragrance developed to minimise risk of allergy. Very nice gentle cleanser.


3.Hydrating Micellar Water Face & Eyes-50ml

Eliminates impurities and makeup as it tones the skin.A light and fresh water specially developped for normal to combination skins that eliminates impurities and makeup in a simple step without drying skin.Result: face and eyes are free from makeup and skin is luminous and moisturized.The Plus: two benefits in a single product.Tested under dermatological and opthalmological supervision.No paraben, no mineral oil, no coloring, no silicon. This could easily replace my bioderma sensibio H20 makeup remover. This is so gentle and doesn’t dry out the skin as it does not contain any alcohol.


4. rubybox Beauty Nailed It! (R74.95)

Long lasting, chip resistant colour. Creates a flawless finish with the unique, precision brush for professional results, more shine and nourishing care.I received “Lacquer in Siren” A sheer nail lacquer in a bold red shade and “By The Seaside” A shimmery nail lacquer in a glittery sea blue shade.


5. Salvatore Ferrgamo incanto bloom

This is an amazing fruity floral that smells exactly the same as my favourite fragrance Issey miyake l’eau d’issey florale. So I was very pleased to receive this.


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February rubybox 2014

Being the month of love rubybox made sure all items included were to prepare rubies to be “date ready” so to speak and I’m sure each ruby must have fallen in love with all the amazing products included this month. So let’s get down to what I received:

Contents of the Feb rubybox
Contents of the Feb rubybox

1. ESSE deep moisturiser-5ml (R319.95-50ml)

This is a proudly south african brand packed with all natural ingredients. The marula oil and olive leaf penetrates the skin below the surface and treats dry skin and fine lines. I get an uneasy feeling when I see products specifically fomulated for dry skin as they often make me look like an oil slick the next morning but this one really surprised me as it moisturised really well but still nicely matified my skin.

2. PIZ BUIN in the sun lipstick SPF 30-full size (R41.95)

A nice lippie with an SPF to apply before the lipstick that came in the box. Can’t get over the amazing vanilla scent of this one.

3. Shield women clinical protection in summer fresh-full size (R69.95)

Was interested to give this one a go as I have had many situations where I have forgotten to apply a roll on or the effects have worn off by the time I gym in the evenings and perfumes can’t cover that horrid scent. Wow 2 clicks of the applicator applied to arm pits before bed and 48 hours of protection sounds like a miracle in a bottle. And wow was I impressed even hectic scrubbing while shower does affect the lasting power and it doesn’t contain any alcohol, it is quite creamy and moisturising and it dries in a flash unlike normal roll ons where I have to wait at least 5 mins before I dress in fear of ruining my clothing.

4. Yardley colour rush lipstick in frosted pink-full size (RR69.95)

This lippie has gorgeous colour payoff and fades subtly throughout the day. Perfect colour to pucker up for vday. The packaging looks sophisticated and is sturdy. The scent is a pomegranate scent but luckily is not that noticeable once applied. It also has a nice shimmer in it.

5. Vital rice cakes

A nice snack for the day.

6.Discount coupons to purchase crocs

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March rubybox

This box was very autumn appropriate with many products catering for the season. So let’s get down to it.

March rubybox
March rubybox
Collage of content
Collage of content



1.     rubybox hair head bands-2xR29.95 each

Bring out the Queen B in everybody with these in trend studded head bands. Both functional and fashionable can be used keep your hair out your face or match an outfit. This is a great additional to my abundantly large head band collection.


2.     Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia-1.5ml(R789-50ml)

This scent to me is what autumn smells like an earthy with a hint of freshness scent. A mojito inspired blend of crushed mint leaves, brown sugar and Italian zest combined with feminine jasmine, peony, pink pepper, sensual cedar wood and labdanum. Very different scent with an interesting combination.


3.     Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio-1.5ml(R819-50ml)

This one is the male version of the above mentioned. This is the ultimate male fragrance and many women will agree. Inspired by the fresh sea, warm sun and richness of the earth absolutely stunning.


4.     Rimmel glam’eyes waterproof mascara-full size(R109.95)

I usually haven’t had much luck with the rimmel mascaras because they tend to run and flake and I end up with a black eye but since this one is waterproof it hardly budge. The formula is thick so it coats the lashes really well without clumping. I wouldn’t say it really curls, lengthens or creates volume but it is nice for a day out where you just want a natural clean look.


5.     Schwarzkopf gliss satin smooth shampoo-50ml(R59.99-250ml)

Much needed for autumn which is usually hello frizz for hair. This shampoo has the yummy scent of all the products in the range which is a taming and gloss inducing shampoo that won’t leave your hair looking dry or dehydrated. Upon the first wash I already noticed the shine my hair felt smoother, stronger and less frizzy. Absolutely amazing.


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