Sorry I’m a bit behind with this post, it’s been a busy couple of weeks.
I was so impressed with my Chic Treat Club subscription, that I renewed it for another three months! It’s such a novelty to get a box of surprises delivered every month. Let’s have a look at the September box shall we?
CHIC TREAT CLUB OCTOBER 2014
This is a brand of lip balms that I’ve seen available in nearly every pharmacy! Balmi claims to moisturise lips while providing you with SPF15 and UV protection. ingredients include jojoba oil, vitamin e and shea butter, leaving you with super smooth and soft lips, ready for some autumn kissing! 🙂
It’s an interesting product in that the balm is conical in shape, which gives ease of application, so you can moisturise lips on the go! It is available in four flavours; coconut, raspberry, strawberry and mint. I got the strawberry Balmi in my Chic Treat Club box this month and it’s yummy! It glides on like a dream and feels very moisturising. Lip balm isn’t usually something I purchase regularly, mainly because it takes me ages to work through one little pot. However, I have noticed my lips becoming a bit dry over the past few weeks, as a result of the change in the weather. So this will certainly get some use, for sure!
Balmi retails for €5.95 and is available from McCabe’s, Sam McCauley and pharmacies nationwide.
2. SOLAROIL BY CND
Those of you familiar with Shellac polish, will have heard of the brand CND. This months Chic Treat box included a small little bottle of their famous Solaroil. Solaroil is a conditioner designed to soften cuticles and strengthen nails. It includes, vitamin E, rice bran, jojoba oil and sweet almond oil (smells like christmas cake in a bottle!), leaving you with hydrated and moisturised nails and cuticles. THIS IS WHAT I NEED! My hands are so dry and as a result, I have really ragged cuticles. I am really bad at looking after my cuticles, I regularly get told off by nail technicians! This Solaroil is the business! Really good for cuticles and very moisturising without being overly oily. I just wish there had been a bigger bottle included in this months Chic Treat box.
Solaroil retails at €3,15 for 3.7ml, €8.45 for 7.3ml and €15.45 for 15ml. Available from leading nail salons.
3. CUTICURA HAND SERUM/CUTICURA HAND GEL
Some Chic Treaters will have received the hand serum, and some will have received the hand gel. I received the Antibacterial Hand Gel. It’s a quick drying formula that claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria, with the clean and fresh scent of cucumber and garden mint. I don’t have too much to say on this product, it didn’t particularly excite me, it was a bit of a dud product for me! I would nearly have preferred the hand serum, but it’s the luck of the draw. I’m sure it will come in handy to pop in my handbag or on my desk at work.
Cuticura antibacterial hand gel retails at €1.49 from pharmacies nationwide.
4. SLEEK KAJAL EYELINER
I recently discovered the brand Sleek and I was very excited to see not one, but TWO sleek products in this months Chic Treat box. The first is the Sleek Kajal Eyeliner in the shade ‘Odyssey’, a purple colour. I’m a big fan of black eyeliner, so was a little disappointed to see it was a purple shade. This kajal liner is BEAUTIFULLY packaged, it’s so cute and dinky. A real change from traditional liner tubes and pencils. The formula itself glides on so softly, in a beautiful deep purple colour, with a slight shimmer. I don’t think I will use this as an eyeliner, but I will use it as a creamy eye pencil to create a smokey eye look.Very pretty!
Sleek Kajal Eyeliner retails for €5.99 from selected Boots and McCabe’s pharmacies.
5. SLEEK POUT PAINT
The second Sleek product in this month’s box was a Pout Paint lip stain. OOOOOH this is pret-ty!This cute little tube, provides an intense pop of colour that is suitable to wear on its own or to mix with another shade. As the packaging suggests, a little goes a LONG way with this product. I nearly fell off my seat when I tested it on the back of my hand, the shade (Milkshake), was a super bright Barbie-esque shade of pink. It’s QUITE vibrant, it kind of knocked me for six! I don’t think I’d be going hell for leather with this, a tiny little drop patted on the lips gives a pretty pink pout. So this is going to last ages. A handy little one for your handbag or make up bag.Again, this applies beautifully and dries to a smooth, satin, stain finish, without stickiness. Really like this!
This Sleek Pout Paint costs €6.99 and was an exclusive product to Chic Treat clubbers. I feel special 🙂
Overall, the total cost of the contents in this month’s box tally’s at €23.57. Perhaps not as costly as previous boxes, but still more than your monthly subscription fee! Upon opening this months Chic Treat box, I’ll admit I was initially disappointed. I think it was more so the physical look of the treats, the packaging of many of the products were quite small, I had to dig beneath the crinkly packaging to retrieve all my treats. I think the antibacterial gel was the biggest disappointment for me, I didn’t feel it was very ‘chic’ nor much of a ‘treat’, yet as I said – it will get used at my office desk or somewhere. I hope next month’s box doesn’t include another nail/foot product. Two months in a row the box has included cuticle products, and before that – two foot creams. I’m still working through them!
Chic Treat have announced that their October box will be their ‘charity box’. They will be going PINK for October and donating €2 from the sale of every Chic Treat box to The National Breast Cancer Research Institute. So if you were thinking of signing up, make sure to order in time for October’s box and you can help raise money for this wonderful cause!
For more information on Chic Treat Club and how to subscribe, visit their website here!