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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Lolabox January 2014 Review

Another lolabox review for you...hope you're not getting bored..

After receiving last months' satisfying box I had been eagerly waiting for this month, and this box came at my doorstep on the 16th. Gotta love the punctuality of Lolabox! I never received my box late once in the last six months I'm subscribing to them.

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As per usual, I'm gonna start with the box!

Surprise!! They used the same box from their October box! And I'm not even saying surprise sarcastically, because I really was surprised, not in a good way at all. As much as I love their yellow lime box (and I really do when I got it back in October), I'm not fond of the idea of them deciding to just repeat the box.

greeting card
I cringed when I read they also threw in last year's highlights, but fortunately I don't find any repeats in my box. Phew. I did read one blogger's review (from Pink and Undecided) and she got some repeat products. I don't like repeat product either, except maybe repeat product in different color (for eyeshadow, nail polish, etc).

Anyway, Lolabox sent an apology email to her stating that it shouldn't have happened and that she was assigned to a different box variation, so it was human error and Lolabox will send a "sorry-gift" to her. Great customer service, isn't it? I admire Lolabox's CS. There was one time I thought they forgot my vitamin science sachet sample and they said they will sent it to me immediately. Turns out it's in my Rudy Hadisuwarno serum box that I also got that month. Fortunately I found it not too long after and Lolabox hadn't sent a new one to me. If they already sent it I'd feel so guilty x_x.

The theme of this month is

New Year, New You

[IASO] Triple Protection BB SPF 30 PA++

Full-size: 60 gr (Rp 500,000.00)
In the Box: 10 gr (Rp 83,333.00)

I don't like it. The color's too light for me (I think it only comes with one color just like most BB creams) and I thought maybe it will oxidize like Tony Moly expert BB cream, but it still left a white grey-ish mask on my face so I ended up removing it immediately. The consistency is thick, so it's a bit hard to blend. This is a miss for me, but I will still use this one up though.

[IASO] Aroma Clear Cleansing Foam

Full-size: 150 ml (Rp 425,000.00)
In the Box: 15 ml (Rp 42,500.00)

Another product from IASO. Contrasting to the BB Cream, I actually love this. At first I thought that pretty much all cleansing foam do the same job for me, but after first try, this one stood out.

First, a little goes a long way. I only need two little squirts for my whole face. Second, it doesn't make my skin dry out like the cleansing foam I'm currently using (The Body Shop Tea Tree Cleansing Foam). Finally, it works great in removing dirt and left-over powder/BB cream. Usually after using my cleanser I still get dirt on my cotton when I'm using toner, but with this cleanser, my face is squeaky clean. The scent is similar to Etude House AC Clinic Cleanser, a strong minty scent.

[Orlane] Anagenese 25+ Complex First Time-Fighting Care Eye Contour

Full-size: 15 ml (Rp 540,000.00)
In the Box: 2 ml (Rp 72,000.00)

This my least favorite item that I got, mainly because it's targeted to 25+ and I'm not even 20 yet. I don't know if I should use it or just give it to my mom.

[Cottage] Shower Gel in Strawberry & Mint

Full-size: 250 ml (Rp 58,000.00)
In the Box: 50 ml (Rp 11,600.00)

My most favorite item in this box! You can read my review HERE.

[Sebamed] Care Gel

Full-size: 50 ml (Rp 160,000.00)
In the Box: 10 ml (Rp 32,000.00)

I'm quite pleased to receive this since Sebamed is a good brand, but I have to try it some more to decide whether I like it or not.

[Wangsa Jelita] True Natural & Healthy Body Lotion in Green Tea

Full-size: 250 ml (Rp 45,000.00)
In the Box: 30 ml (Rp 5,400.00)

Another favorite from this box, read full review HERE.

Vouchers & Coupons

There is no voucher this month, just brochure. I also notice they don't give out their beauty expert's pick (usually beauty tool) for the last two months.

Lolabox Price: Rp 145,000.00 for 1 month subscription / Rp 375,000.00 for 3 months subscription / Rp 725,000.00 for 6 months subscription
The Box's Value: Rp 246,833.00

In the Box: 6 Items (6 deluxe samples)

This is a decent box for me. I'm on the fence whether I really like this box or just okay with it since the items featured are hits & misses. I do love the Cottage body wash and Wangsa Jelita lotion that I'm gonna purchase the full-size of them (also the IASO cleanser if I have the budget lol). Definitely a step down from last month's box, but special event boxes do tend to be more extravagant, so I'm okay with that. Can't wait for their February box, since it'll be a Valentein's Day box (hopefully).

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xoxo, Lily


  1. hi!
    i got exactly the same products like you.
    a little it disappointed about the repeat theme box and also in my case, the late shipment. but i love lolabox service. they're so helpful.

    thanks for your review :)

    1. I was bummed out when I saw they use the same box x_x
      really? I rarely hear a late shipment from lolabox. And yeah I think their customer service is great :D