I really wasn’t sure when the next Powder Beauty Drawer was coming (or if there was going to be one!) so I was very happy to come home to the Powder Beauty Drawer 2 yesterday. The first one – read my review here – was absolutely amazing, a real game-changer that a lot of people loved, so I couldn’t wait to rip into the latest edition!
The contents of the Powder Beauty Drawer 2 is definitely less impressive than the first one, however, that’s expected as the first one was so surprising, enticing and packed full of an amazing mix of goodies that it was going to be virtually impossible to reach the same dizzy heights of beauty joy with the follow-up boxes. Instead, what we have, is a good, solid box that’s still doing a lot to leave the competition standing, not least thanks to this:
That right there is a full-sized Perricone MD Chlora Plasma mask with a value of £59 – that alone is much more than the cost of the Powder Beauty Drawer. Seriously! As one of the main selling points of the drawer is that it personalises the contents depending on the questions you answered on sign-up, you’ll either get the Chlora Plasma, Photo Plasma or Hyalo Plasma, all of which have mega value price tags. Even if you don’t like anything else in the box, that alone makes it seriously good value for money.
I’ve broken it down into two categories, with this paragraph focusing on the bits I’m really excited about and the next paragraph looks at those I’m less keen on. There’s some great Summer colour bits in the box, such as the full-sized Revlon Nail Enamel in either One Perfect Coral (pictured) or Teak Rose. I think I must have accidentally done some sort of Invisibobble rain dance recently, since I’ve spent the last few weeks struggling to keep hold of my final one (lost all the others, in the same ways as I do all hair bands and clips) and then as soon as I lost it, a flurry of new ones have appeared in my life, including the three black ones featured in this box – note to anyone in charge of box contents curating: there is never anything wrong with including Invisibobbles in a box. Always, always say “yes”. I love Lip Crayons and I love Burt’s Bees, so I’m happy to see a Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon included, and you’ll get either Hawaiian Smolder (pictured), or Niagara Overlook. Finally there are two bits from my favourite tanning brand, Vita Liberata – the Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion and the Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask. Both of these are sample-sized, but they’re good sizes so they should provide a few uses.
I’m always a bit moany when a shampoo or conditioner (either, not both) are featured in boxes as I hate using one without the other, which is why I’m not overly excited by the inclusion of the Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-In Conditioner, even though I’m sure this is the sort of product that could comfortably pair with other shampoos. The Benefit They’re Real! Mascara is a dinky sample, which I’m not too fussed about as I think these are the sort of things you get free with magazines or in-store with purchases. The John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Primer is only here because it’s just something I’ll unlikely be using any time soon, but other boxes will contain the amazing John Frieda Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment, so it all depends on what your hair needs. I love L’Occitane and the inclusion of the Jasmin & Bergamote Shower Gel is fine, but it’s such a small bottle that it seems a bit mean – however, it’s ideal for holidays, so it could well be perfectly timed. The Gold Collagen Active Gold Collagen Liquid Beauty Supplement is likely to have absolutely no effect considering only one bottle was included, but at the very least, it’ll give you an idea of how it tastes and there’s a £5 voucher included if you fancy trying out a few more. If I get moany about shampoo and conditioner sets lacking their partner, I get especially grumpy about perfume samples, particularly small ones. Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes are gorgeous, and you’ll either get Daisy, Daisy Dream or Daisy Eau So Fresh (all beautiful) but it’ll definitely be a teeny, tiny, get-it-free-at-Boots sample. Finally, you get a Vita Liberata Gift Card for £10 off a £30 spend, which actually should be in the above paragraph – as that is a very decent discount – but I didn’t notice it until I’d finished taking pictures, so it was tagged on at the end.
The Powder Beauty Drawer is wonderful and I’m really pleased it appears to be a regular thing. I love the way it’s executed, the details are intelligently thought out and even the drawer itself is awesome – I’m collecting to form stacked trios for make-up storage on my beauty table! You get all of the above for just under £40 (£35, plus £4.95 p&p) which is brilliant value. Find the current Powder Beauty Drawer here.