Rejoice, for a new beauty box has landed, and a pretty good one it is too. The QVC Tili Beauty Box is released a couple of times a year, and this is the fourth edition. The idea behind it is that it showcases brands and products also available on home shopping channel QVC. Hopefully it’s a way to find a new fave.
Hence, Tili stands for Try it, Love it. Or at least Try it, and if you don’t love it it’s no big deal because there’s a whole bunch of other stuff in there too and it’s not like you paid that much anyway.
The Tili Beauty Box retails for £20 and contains 10 items with a combined value of around £70. In the main, they’re fairly well known brands you will probably have heard of. Let’s take a look inside:
QVC Tili Beauty Box Fourth Edition Contents
- Alpha-H Liquid Rose Gold (50ml – half regular size, value £17)
This was the big draw of the box for me, and what made me lose my QVC virginity. It’s a limited edition of the classic Liquid Gold glycolic acid base with added aromatic botanicals, including rose, sacred lotus and orchid petal. It’s designed to be a gentler and calming version of the regular formula, which exfoliates away dead skin cells while you sleep.
- Ultrasun Face SPF30 (25ml travel size, value £6.25) –
Love this product, and the evidence from my Facial Sunscreen Guide was that plenty of you do too. Like Liquid Gold, this popped up in the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar so whilst it’s not the most original product you’d ever find in a beauty box, it is a good ‘un.
- OPI Fiji Collection Nail Polish (15ml full size, value £12.50) – a random selection from the new spring/summer 17 Fiji collection. I got Polly Want A Laquer? which is a beautiful pale lavender polish. However, the formula is incredibly thin and the brush is weedy. Even three coats looked patchy, so it was less a case of Try it, Love it than Try it, Bin it.
- Vita Liberata 10 Minute Tan (20ml sample size, value £3.99) – Infused with rosehip and neroli extracts, this stuff is great. Apply it with a tanning mit (£1 from Primark) and you’ll get a beautiful fake tan that doesn’t smell like biscuits.
- Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml travel size, value £4.20) A classic, dare I say it, slightly boring inclusion for a beauty box. I’m happy to see it and will use it, though would have preferred to try something new from Liz Earle.
- Erno Laszlo Cleansing Oil and Cleansing Bar (15ml and 17g sample size, value £7.13) – a cute little package of Marilyn Monroe’s favourite skincare brand. Quite excited to try this.
- It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream (4ml sample size – value £3.75)
This CC cream sound great, as it’s enriched with hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, B, C and E. However, the shade included is Medium, and it looks a bit dark and yellowy to me, so it won’t be for everyone.
- Benefit Roller Lash (3g sample size, value £5.84)
Again, not the most exciting product, but a decent brand and who doesn’t need more mascara, hey?
- Julien Farel Vitamin Shampoo (50ml travel size – value £4.25)
Enriched with hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and vitamins B, C and E
- Julien Farel Vitamin Conditioner (50ml travel size – value £4.25)
Enriched with marine collagen. Don’t know much about this brand, though I do know that Julien Farel is a celebrity hair stylist from France and I love all of the French beauty products. All of them. Without exception. So yay for this.
Total value of QVC Tili beauty box: £69.16
Cost of box – £20 (includes postage)
I think this would make a terrific gift for a friend, or a pre-holiday treat for yourself if you need some travel-sized samples. As you can see, it comes in a lovely orange gift box. With 10 products inside it feels very substantial. Although the product choice could be more innovative, all in all I think it’s a nice selection and I’m happy that I bought it. I’ve never bought anything from QVC before, and as a new customer they’ve already sent me a £10 voucher off my next purchase. Let’s hope this doesn’t turn in to a dangerous habit…
The QVC Tili Beauty Box is released two to three times a year. QVC usually shows in advance what’s going to be in the box so you can decide if it’s for you.
This box is currently still in stock here, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it sells out soon.