Unboxing – Retail Box Secret Box #4 ♥ Movember Edition

Retail Box Movember Box

Today I’m unboxing the fourth #RBSecretBox titled the ‘Kings Of Movember’ box.  Actually, to be honest, I didn’t do any unboxing…  I placed an online order for a ghd brush and the new Kevin Murphy Shimmer Color Bug last week & Retail Box very kindly included a ‘Kings Of Movember’ box for Neal.  When Neal saw what Retail Box had sent for him, he quickly grabbed the box and ran upstairs to our bedroom.  He then started opening the box and when I tried to help him, he kept swatting my hands away (a couple of times actually) – haha!  He was like a little kid opening a gift on Christmas morning!

Neal offered to do a review blog post on some of the products he received in the Movember box, and I think it’s a great idea!  I told him he would have to take all photos himself, edit them, and then write his review – I think it will be a very entertaining blog post.  Beware though, his descriptions may not be 100% ‘correct’ as he described the scent of LUSH’s Hot Toddy shower gel as having a ‘potpourri-ish’ scent…  *shakes head*  Men…

We’ll give Neal a few weeks to test the products, his review should be up in about 2 or 3 weeks.

If you’re not sure what Retail Box’s Secret Box is, then click here for a detailed blog post I did on the first Secret Box (I give all the deets on why this isn’t a subscription box, pricing, etc).

Retail Box Kings Of Movember Box

Let me start off by saying I am so happy Retail Box decided to compile this box, mainly because for each box sold R 10,00 is donated to the Movember Foundation.  There are still boxes left, ladies, so buy you can still buy one for your man & keep it as a Christmas prezzie.

The ‘Kings Of Movember’ Secret Box retails for R 149,00 and is valued at R 535,00!  Let’s take a look at what is included in the box:

Schwarzkopf Professional 3D Men

Neal received 2 full-sized products in the box, one of which is the Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]Men Root Activator Shampoo, and let me tell you, it smells incredible – super fresh & minty!  I might even use it on my own hair every now and again, since it stimulates hair growth.  Provitamin B5 provides moisture for the hair, Taurin strengthens the scalp (to prevent hair loss) and Carnitine stimulates and activates hair roots.  Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]Men Root Activator Shampoo (250ml) retails for R 160,00.  Just this one product is already worth more than what you pay for the box!

He also received 2 deluxe sample sizes of the Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]Men Hair & Body Shampoo and [3D]Men Texture Clay.  Neal is always on the hunt for travel sizes of products because he often goes away on mountain bike race weekends.  He’s the complete opposite of me in terms of packing & never packs full-sized products so he was very happy to see these 2 products.  He’s going away again in December (Sabie Xperience stage race) and will definitely be taking these along with him.

Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]Men Hair & Body Shampoo (50ml) is a refreshing 2-in-1 hair and body wash.  A rich pH balanced foam lather invigorates and gently cleanses hair and skin at the same time.  Panthenol leaves hair feeling strong and healthy, menthol cools and stimulates the scalp for hair growth and caffeine stimulates the roots.  The full-size version of this retails for R 160,00.

Schwarzkopf Professional [3D]Men Texture Clay (30ml) gives a strong hold, moldable texture and matte finish to the hair.  I love 2 things about this product: the masculine scent and the fact that it provides a strong hold but doesn’t feel sticky or crunchy at all.  The full-size version of this retails for R 180,00.

Paul Mitchell MITCH Barber's Classic Pomade

The other full-sized product Neal received, is the Paul Mitchell MITCH Barber’s Classic Pomade, and this one retails for R 275,00.  This pomade can be used on all hair types – curly, straight, long, short, wavy etc.  Smoothing and conditioning ingredients make hair easier to handle, while a long-lasting styling hold locks hair in place.  It can be used on damp or dry hair & is great for classic, spike, bedhead  or slicked-back looks.

The Bluebeards Revenge

Neal also received a couple of deluxe- & sample size products from The Bluebeards Revenge range, this is a brand that is fairly new to the South African market.  The Bluebeards Revenge is a premium range of quality shaving and skincare products designed to actually reduce hair growth – I’m sure a lot of ladies are rejoicing!

The Bluebeards Revenge Post Shave Balm (20ml) has a lovely subtle, yet masculine fragrance and promises to reduce beard growth as well as nourish and moisturise the skin after a shave.  Formulated with Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera to nourish the skin and Decelerine to reduce beard growth and tackle common shaving problems like razor rash and burn.  A full size (100ml) of this product retails for R 297,50.

The Bluebeards Revenge The Ultimate Shaving Solution (5ml sachet) brings together ingredients that provide a slippery texture which allows the razor to glide over the skin, this means less snagging for a closer & smoother shave.  This is currently not stocked on the Retail Box website.

The Bluebeards Revenge The Ultimate Cooling Moisturiser (5ml sachet) contains Jojoba Oil as the main active ingredient, this oil is very similar to the oil produced by our own skin and helps to prevent oily skin and outbreaks of irritation.  This moisturiser contains a cooling agent and is free of nasty parabens, SLS (Sodium Laurel Sulphate, that can dehydrate the skin) and MIT (Methylisothiazolinone, a preservative that can cause allergic reactions).  A full size (100ml) of this product retails for R 297,50.

All of the above products (except for The Bluebeards Revenge Ultimate Shaving Solution) are available in full sizes in the Retail Box online store.

All in all, I think this box definitely gives you a bang for your buck!  Pop the Movember Secret Box in your online basket, add a Dear Deer Pillow Slip (a 100% pure satin pillow case that helps to maintain hair moisture, minimize facial wrinkles & puffiness AND won’t absorb your expensive night creams) and then take a look at their SALE section to make up an order for over R 500,00 (this means you’ll get free delivery).



  1. Jenna
    24 November 2014 / 17:07

    Wow! This box sounds great! My hubs is unfortunately a baldy (by choice) so won’t be able to use most of these products but might get it for my brother. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      25 November 2014 / 09:16

      I’m sure your brother will love a surprise box like this one – Neal was SO excited while opening his box. 🙂

  2. Rozanne
    24 November 2014 / 18:24

    Love these unboxing blog posts, Luzanne. Definitely picking one of these up for my dad. x

    • Luzanne
      25 November 2014 / 09:14

      So happy to hear that you are enjoying these blog posts, Rozanne – thank you for popping by the blog & leaving a comment. 🙂

  3. Maureen
    24 November 2014 / 18:35

    Aaah thats so great that RetailBox is donating to the fund!

    • Luzanne
      25 November 2014 / 09:13

      It’s such a great gesture, I agree! 🙂

  4. Bianca
    24 November 2014 / 20:36

    My husband would love the packaging of that Blubeards Revenge! These boxes from Retailbox are so worth the money, thank you for giving us a peek into these boxes. 🙂

    • Luzanne
      25 November 2014 / 09:11

      You’re welcome, Bianca! Definitely get one of these as an Xmas prezzie for your husband, I’m sure he’ll love it! 🙂

  5. Ursula
    24 November 2014 / 21:37

    Buying this for my husband for sure, it looks like great value for money. x

    • Luzanne
      25 November 2014 / 09:08

      I really love these #RBSecretBox boxes from Retail Box, it’s always a surprise and amazing value for money! 🙂

  6. Odette
    24 November 2014 / 23:39

    Lolz @ potpourri-ish scent!

    • Luzanne
      25 November 2014 / 09:06

      I know, right!? Poor guy…. Haha!

  7. Lulu
    26 November 2014 / 12:33

    Looking forward to reading Neal’s review !

    • Luzanne
      27 November 2014 / 09:57

      Haha! Trust me, it’s going to be veeeerrryyyyy interesting… 😉

  8. Monika
    20 March 2015 / 14:01

    Hi Luzanne!

    Are you still purchasing these secret boxes??

  9. Monika
    20 March 2015 / 14:05

    Or let me ask, which subscription boxes would you recommend these days? 🙂


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