Net-A-Porter Holiday 2015 Beauty Kit Box Review
Every few months Net-A-Porter releases a new limited edition beauty box – and they are amazing! The packaging is beautiful, the products are top-quality (many full size), and the value is great too. Of course I bought this one the moment it launched!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Net-A-Porter Beauty Holiday Kit
The Cost: $139
The Products: Net-A-Porter Beauty’s indulgent Holiday Kit is a curated selection of our 15 winter essential skincare, makeup and hair products. This limited-edition set is packed with a complementing range that spans your entire beauty routine – from shampoo to a face mask to lip gloss. Treat yourself or gift it to the friend who has everything.
Philip Kingsley’s award-winning Geranium and Neroli Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment is infused with invigorating 100% natural oils to enhance manageability, bounce and shine (75ml/ 2.53fl.oz.) Value $26
Rejuvenate and strengthen your locks with the color and keratin-treatment safeGold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo by Oribe (250ml/ 8.5fl.oz.) FULL SIZE! Value $48
Follow with Oribe’s Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner to reverse styling and dying damage, leaving you with soft and nourished hair (200ml/ 6.8fl.oz.)FULL SIZE! Value $49
Gently slough away dead skin cells with Lancer’s The Method: Polish, a cocktail of Sea Minerals, Pumpkin and Pomegranate extracts that reveal a younger-looking complexion (30ml/ 1.0fl.oz.) Value $18.75
Omorovicza’s luxurious Thermal Cleansing Balm gets rid of clogged pores and impurities while soothing and softening skin (5ml/ 0.17fl.oz.) Value $10.50
111SKIN’s Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask brightens, conditions and stimulates collagen so it’s perfect to use before a big event (23ml/ 0.77fl.oz.) Value $32
Pat on Ren Skincare’s supercharged Instant Firming Beauty Shot as a base or over makeup to tighten, firm and rehydrate fine lines and wrinkles (10ml/ 0.33fl.oz.) Value $18
Radical Skincare’s rich, multi-tasking Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture targets a host of complexion concerns, from wrinkles to discoloration (8ml/ 0.27fl.oz.)Value $24
Make the most out of your beauty sleep with Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis Overnight Facial, and you’ll wake up rejuvenated with brighter, smoother skin (5ml/ 0.17 fl.oz.) Value $29
Essential for long-haul flights or just long days, This Works’ In Transit Camera Close Up is an all-in-one mask, moisturizer and primer that brightens, hydrates and readies skin for makeup (15ml/ 0.50fl.oz.) Value $20
A blend of Clary Sage, Frankincense and Cardamom, Aromatherapy Associates’Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil balances your emotions and stimulates circulation. Add it to a warm bath or smooth it over your skin before a hot shower (7.5ml/ 0.25fl.oz.) Value $10
Enriched with Shea Butter and Rose Wax, BY TERRY’s cult-favorite Baume De Rose Lip and Nail Balm can be used to soothe and replenish dry lips and cuticles (3g/ 0.10oz.) Value $18
Burberry Beauty’s Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen – 01 Nude Radiancedelivers a hit of radiance wherever you need it. Use it as a primer for an all-over glow or brush it along your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow (1.4g/ 0.04oz.) FULL SIZE! Value $37
A bold yet easy-to-wear dark pink, Smith & Cult’s The Shining Lip Lacquer – The Queen is Dead can be applied on-the-go for a sheer hint of color (5ml/ 0.16fl.oz)FULL SIZE! Value $22
Appropriate for any occasion, Joya’s unisex FoxGlove Roll-On Parfum is a mesmerizing blend of fresh white florals, Jasmine and White Cedar inspired by Central Park (10ml/ 0.34fl.oz.) Value $30
Total Value = approximately $392
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included:
This set comes with two different bubble wraps bags. (These are great to reuse for packaging or travel).
Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Bath & Shower Oil – (7.5ml/ 0.25fl.oz.) Value $10
Cute packaging! This oil is made with a blend of Clary Sage, Frankincense and Cardamom. It’s all natural, and smells wonderful. You only need to add two tiny capfuls to a bath, so I should be able to get a few uses out of it!
BY TERRY Baume De Rose Lip and Nail Balm – (3g/ 0.10oz.) Value $18
This balm works for cuticles or lips, but I prefer it for my nails. It is an instant improvement for my cuticles, and it is another scent that I love.
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial – (5ml/ 0.17 fl.oz.) Value $29
I tried this out last night, and it feels like a lightweight oil serum. I can’t say I could tell any difference in my skin this morning, but this sample should last me at least a week.
Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture – (8ml/ 0.27fl.oz.)Value $24
The one problem with buying a box that samples lots of high-end brands, is that if you fall in love with any of them, you’ve just upped your monthly beauty costs! I’m struggling with that with this moisture cream. It is a super lightweight formula (almost gel-like), and I love the barely there citrus scent. Plus it is free of parabens, phthalates, etc.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm – (5ml/ 0.17fl.oz.) Value $10.50
This is another lovely smelling product (I think pretty much everything in this box smells amazing). It’s a cleanser balm that removes all makeup too.
This Works In Transit Camera Close Up – (15ml/ 0.50fl.oz.) Value $20
This product is designed to be a primer, mask and moisturizer in one. I like the idea of combining the moisturizer and primer step in my morning routine (and sorry for sounding so repetitive) but I LOVE the scent! I’ve been wearing it since this morning, and I like that it gives a bit of a dewy finish but my skin hasn’t gotten too shiny.
Ren Skincare Instant Firming Beauty Shot – (10ml/ 0.33fl.oz.) Value $18
This is designed to be used as a base or over makeup to tighten, firm and rehydrate fine lines and wrinkles. I originally applied it as a thin layer all over my face before applying makeup just to see if I noticed any difference – I didn’t. Then after applying makeup, I applied a decent amount on the line near my mouth that really shows up when I put on makeup and it was almost like magic. The line didn’t completely go away, but it without a doubt improved to become a very fine line. (I double checked in the mirror about 20 times just to be sure). I also tried it under my eyes but didn’t really notice a difference there. Still, I’m sold on this item, and will definitely buy it again in full-size.
Now onto the big bag!
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo – (250ml/ 8.5fl.oz.) FULL SIZE! Value $48
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner (200ml/ 6.8fl.oz.)FULL SIZE! Value $49
These items were one of the main reasons I didn’t hesitate in buying this box! I’ve sampled Oribe hair products before, but never their shampoo and conditioner. The packaging is so luxe:
Good to know – these are color and keratin-treatment safe – Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free.
I love the scent of these so much – they made my shower a little more like a luxe-spa! My husband Eric even wanted to try them and my first thought was “Don’t use too much of my $50 shampoo!”
Lancer The Method: Polish – (30ml/ 1.0fl.oz.) Value $18.75
This is a super-fine exfoliator. I can’t find details on how often you should use it, but it was gentle enough on my skin that I’m guessing you could use it several times a week with no issues. I also like the sample size of this one!
Joya FoxGlove Roll-On Parfum – 10ml/ 0.34fl.oz.) Value $30
This scent is described as a “blend of fresh white florals, Jasmine and White Cedar inspired by Central Park.” It’s a unisex fragrance, and not your typical perfume scent – I like it!
Philip Kingsley Geranium and Neroli Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment (75ml/ 2.53fl.oz.) Value $26
This is an all natural hair product designed to be used before shampoo as a 20-minute treatment. I’m impressed with the sample size (it is half the size of the full-size version), and the packaging is super cute too. Hopefully I should get several uses out of this treatment.
Smith & Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer – The Queen is Dead – (5ml/ 0.16fl.oz)FULL SIZE! Value $22
Smith & Cult seems to be everywhere lately! I’m a sucker for fancy packaging, and I like their formulas, so that’s fine by me! This lipgloss has a good amount of sheer color and shine, and almost no stickiness. (Swatched below).
Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen – 01 Nude Radiance (1.4g/ 0.04oz.) FULL SIZE! Value $37
Net-A-Porter recommends using this as “a primer for an all-over glow or brush it along your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and Cupid’s bow.” The stick design makes this a little challenging for an all-over primer, but it is perfect (and subtle) for highlighting. (Swatched below):
111SKIN Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask (23ml/ 0.77fl.oz.) Value $32
UPDATE – I forgot this picture/item when first posting the review. This mask is designed to stimulate collagen, plus brighten and moisturize skin. Net-A-Porter recommends using it after a long-flight or before a big event.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $392. I think that is great for a $139 box – especially for these brands and products. I am seriously considering buying a second box! Also, (I know I said it way too much in this review) but everything in this box smells so good! If you are looking for a luxe beauty box for yourself or a gift, I highly recommend this one.
Plus the packaging is great for gifts! What do you think of the Net-A-Porter Holiday 2015 Beauty Kit?