Unboxing – Rubybox ♥ June 2013

You guessed it!  It’s time to reveal what I received in my June Rubybox this month.  My box was filled to the brim with 2 full-sized products plus 3 sample-sized products.  Thanks for thinking of me, Rubies!

I found out a few days ago, brunette Rubybox subscribers were lucky enough to receive a full-sized Revlon Colorsilk Luminista box of hair dye in their June box – that’s already a value of R 74.99!

If you would like to read up on what Rubybox is, then here is my last Rubybox Unboxing blog post where I explain what it’s all about.  And if you haven’t signed up for a Rubybox yet, I suggest you do so (even if it’s just to test the waters) – it’s like Christmas Eve every month.  One thing I didn’t mention in my previous blog post is that when you purchase products in their online shop, they will send you free samples with your order.  With my last  order I picked a GHD hair spray sample and a Flower By Kenzo perfume sample.  Other samples on offer are Benefit Posietint Lip & Cheek Stain sample, Sally Hansen Nail & Cuticle Cream sample, Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor sample, Essence XXL Nudes Lip Gloss sample, Clicks Chocolate Mud Mask sample and the list goes on and on.

Ok so let’s start off with the item that first caught my eye…

Body Choice Sponge

This sponge is used dry – everyone knows exfoliation is good for your skin.  But what a lot of people don’t know, is that you can exfoliate your skin sans water.  Sometimes water can dry out the skin, you know when you get out of the shower and your skin feels tight?  This happens because the water evaporates and takes many of the skin’s natural oils with it.  Dry exfolation rejuvinates the skin, improves blood flow and detoxes the skin.  Use the sponge in circular motions or long upwards strokes towards the heart, this helps with circulation whilst removing dead skin cells.  I’m quite excited to use this sponge!  Value: R 74.95

Alila Lipstick in Turtle

Cute name, although I’m not really sure why it’s called Turtle…  This is a gorgeous, highly pigmented  cool-toned cherry red lipstick (a lot of people like cool-toned reds as it makes your teeth appear whiter).  It’s more of a matte finish lipstick and appears to be long-lasting as it leaves a slight tint behind.  Value:    R 119.95 (available in the Rubybox online shop).


Pond’s All-in-One Even Tone Expert BB Cream

When I saw the little sample sachets of this I let out a little snigger, because just the day before I received my Rubybox I actually went to Clicks to go buy this BB cream.  Great minds think alike, I guess.  I had used the BB cream that same day and already knew it was a good product.  I’m planning on doing a review on the BB cream soon, so I won’t say much more about it except that it helps even out skin tone and provides sheer to light-medium coverage.  Rush to Clicks if you’re interested in trying this BB cream, they are currently running a promotion where you pay R 134.99 for a Pond’s Flawless Radiance Facial Foam Wash PLUS a Pond’s BB Cream.  Full-sized value: R 89.99

Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau De Toilette

Neal’s a lucky guy…  Rubybox sent him a little gift this time around as well, I guess it’s since Father’s Day is a highlight in the month of June.  Being a daddy to 3 little doggies counts for something, right?  The fragrance is a mix of iced mango (now I know I’m not the only one who thinks this is weird – iced mango??), silver armoise and patchouli noir.  It’s supposed to leave the guy who wears this feeling sexy, mysterious and slightly dangerous…hhmmmm…we’ll have to put that to the test!  Full-sized value:           R 859.00

Schwarzkopf Gliss Marrakesh Oil & Coconut Shampoo

I love the smell of this, it’s a subtle coconut-cocoa scent.  I have used this shampoo and conditioner before and really liked it because it leaves my hair silky smooth and manageable.  Full-sized value: R 47.99

Thank you for a wonderful box, Rubies!



  1. Holly Morello
    17 June 2013 / 22:40

    Pity I don’t live in South Africa, the Rubybox seems really good value for money. We have Violet Box and Bellabox here but I’ve never tried them before, maybe I should? They are a bit more expensive here though… 🙁

    • Luzanne
      18 June 2013 / 09:50

      Rubybox is great, I love that I get to try new products before I have to fork out money to buy the full-sized versions…

  2. Betsie
    17 June 2013 / 22:54

    I absolutely love your cute photo’s! Where did you get that piggy from?

    • Luzanne
      18 June 2013 / 09:52

      I actually can’t remember, it was such a long time ago… Thank you for the compliment! 🙂

  3. Clara Dinkelmann
    18 June 2013 / 22:11

    Please do your blog post on the Ponds BB cream soon, I want to go buy it but Im too scared its the wrong color for my skin.

    I like your blog.

    • Luzanne
      19 June 2013 / 16:01

      Hi Clara! I’ll be doing that post pretty soon, don’t worry! 😉

  4. Tjoppie
    19 June 2013 / 14:26

    Great gifts once again from Ruby box, maybe I’ll try out a box soon!
    Also like little miss piggy – I think she likes the Body Choice sponge!

    • Luzanne
      19 June 2013 / 16:04

      Yep, Miss Piggy always sticks her nose where it probably doesn’t belong. She’s a cutie, though…

  5. Michelle
    22 June 2013 / 11:30

    I have just subscribed to Rubybox… I couldn’t resist after seeing your posts and pictures of what comes in the box. I’m super excited to receive my first one!!

    • Luzanne
      22 June 2013 / 15:00

      YAY! That’s great news, Michelle! I hope you enjoy your first box – I think it’s going to be a good one!

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