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Net-A-Porter Beauty Vacation 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 Vacation Kit

The Cost: $55 with free shipping

The Products:

Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body (15ml/ 0.52fl.oz.) Value $16
Mio Skincare’s Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator (50ml/ 1.7fl.oz.) Value $11
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser (30ml/ 1fl.oz.) $15
Sarah Chapman’s Chin and Jaw Mask (1g/ 0.63oz.) $13
SOVERAL’s Midnight Oil (15ml/ 0.5fl.oz. FULL-SIZE) Value $55
Youth Corridor’s RetinUltimate Transforming Gel (10ml/ 0.34fl.oz) Value $90
This Works’ Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter (5ml/ 0.17fl.oz.) Value $3
Hourglass’ Veil Mineral Primer (5ml/ 0.16fl.oz.) Value $9
TEMPTU’s Weightless Bronzer (best used with airbrush device) (7.5ml/ 0.25fl.oz.) Value $32
Long by Valery Joseph’s Amplify Shampoo (30ml/ 1fl.oz) Value $4
Long by Valery Joseph’s lightweight Amplify Conditioner (30ml/ 1fl.oz) Value $4

And check out all of our Net-A-Porter Beauty Kit reviews!


Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included.


Youth Corridor’s RetinUltimate Transforming Gel (10ml/ 0.34fl.oz) Value $90

Well, with any super-pricey skincare sample, part of me hopes I love it, and part of me hopes I hate it because of the cost. (Buying the full-size version is $450!)

But, for better or for worse, this transforming gel is kind of amazing! It looks like a gel in the jar, but it goes on so much lighter than a typical gel, and the finish feels incredibly smooth and gentle. I’m thinking about getting another Vacation Kit since it is $55 and the sample is worth $90 alone!

The muslin cloth goes with the cleanser below:


Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser (30ml/ 1fl.oz.) $15

Mio Skincare’s Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator (50ml/ 1.7fl.oz.) Value $11

Both of these products are designed to be used pre-water! The cleanser did a great job of removing makeup, oil, dirt, etc. I massaged it into my skin, then used warm water on the cloth and removed the cleanser. It was very gentle, and the scent was subtle, so I’m happy!

I’ve used Mio skincare before, and I like their products! This exfoliator is designed to be used before you get in the shower, and you can use it twice a week. I like that the formula is fine, and applying it to dry skin let me really rub it in and massage my skin. (I’m using this primarily on my thighs. Net-A-Porter says the formula is fine enough to even use on your face, though.)


SOVERAL’s Midnight Oil (15ml/ 0.5fl.oz. FULL-SIZE) Value $55

FULL SIZE! Yay! This oil is made with only organic ingredients, and it feels wonderful and absorbs quickly. I’ve been using this immediately post-shower as my first skincare item, and it has worked really well.

(My skin is most sensitive post-shower, and this oil has been so gentle – I really recommend it!)

Charlotte Tilbury’s Supermodel Body (15ml/ 0.52fl.oz.) Value $16

This lotion has a shimmer which is designed to give your skin a more toned and sculpted look. The shimmer is subtle, so this could work for everyday looks. (You will not look like you are wearing glitter!)

This lotion was fine, but I was expecting a little more from a “Supermodel Body” lotion! I’ll use this sample up, but I won’t be buying more at that price it didn’t seem like anything different from other shimmer lotions I’ve sampled.

(Swatched in a lower photo.)


Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (5ml/ 0.16fl.oz.) Value $9

I’ve sampled the Hourglass Primer before, and I love the formula. It really creates a flawless feeling base on your skin. (Plus it is free of parabens, fragrance and sulfates). And it has a built in SPF15. The only thing I don’t love about it is the sample applicator. It’s just like a lipgloss/stick – I think it would have been easier to use in a tube or pump.

TEMPTU Weightless Bronzer (7.5ml/ 0.25fl.oz.) Value $32

This bronzer is designed to be used with the Temptu airbrush system, but you can still do a pretty good job blending it out with just your fingers or a sponge. The formula has a lot of pigment, and a matte finish, so this tiny tube should actually last a while. (You could also try mixing a few drops with a body lotion to give your skin more of a bronzed look.)

I’ve swatched it below:


The top swatch is the bronzer right out of the tube, the middle swatch is a blending of the Temptu bronzer, and the bottom swatch is the Super Model Body lotion out of the tube.


Sarah Chapman’s Chin and Jaw Mask (1g/ 0.63oz.) $13

Just when I think I’ve sampled every kind of sheet mask, Net-A-Porter gives me something new! This chin and jaw mask is designed to firm the skin around your chin and jaw. And you attach it to your ears to keep it in place! It looks something like this on:

Screen Shot 2016-06-27 at 2.02.15 PM

I had to stretch the sheet mask to get this to fit me, so it’s a tight fit versus the typical face sheet mask. I’m not sure that I noticed and differences in the firmness of my chin/jaw area after using, but my skin definitely felt great, and this is a product I’d like to keep using! (Another reason for me to buy another one of these kits!)


This Works’ Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter (5ml/ 0.17fl.oz.) Value $3

This is a body spray designed to help you relax pre-sleep. If you like lavender like I do, I think you will like this spray as well. It’s a very lightweight mist, and could probably work as a pillow spray, too.


Long by Valery Joseph Amplify Shampoo (30ml/ 1fl.oz) Value $4

Long by Valery Joseph Amplify Conditioner (30ml/ 1fl.oz) Value $4

I love that Net-A-Porter included the matching set for this haircare system. This shampoo and conditioner set is designed for fine hair. I have medium weight hair, but always want more volume so I was excited to try any system that wouldn’t weigh my hair down.

Good news – a little goes a long way with these formulas, so you can get several uses out of these samples. I was also impressed by the staying power of the fragrance from the shampoo and conditioner – my hair smelled great for the entire day.

(And the shampoo is sulfate free!)

Verdict: This box has a value of about $250. I think that is great for a $55 box – especially for these brands and products. Net-A-Porter boxes are great if you are looking for a luxe beauty treat, and the sizes of the samples are good too. I’m already thinking of buying another box, I liked this one so much!

What do you think of the Net-A-Porter Beauty Vacation Kit?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Beauty Subscription Boxes, Net-A-Porter Beauty Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| 24 comments

Comments (24)

  1. I only just found this review and was about to have major FOMO, but it was still available! Yay! 🙂 I ordered it earlier this week and it was here the next day (net-a-porter’s shipping is consistently lightning fast). It is the BEST box I’ve ever gotten!! I am obsessed with it all and am so thrilled with the value.

    I’m totally in love with the Youth Corridor Gel – it feels so nice on the skin! Like Liz, I’m also tempted to buy a second box just for more of that stuff. 😀 😀 😀 I’m going to hold off for now since a little goes a long way and I think it will last for awhile. But we’ll see. 😉 The ONLY thing in the entire box I plan to swap (once I get off the swap site wait list) is the bronzer. Everything else is a slam dunk.

  2. Just got my box today and it is fantastic! I love everything. I used the jaw mask and it really is firming. Left my skin feeling wonderful too!

  3. I passed the first time I looked at this box, & was super proud of myself. Now I’m feeling weak kneed looking at that gel and shampoo…hmmmm.

  4. I ordered one when Liz first posted about it… and it came THE NEXT DAY! I couldn’t believe how fast it arrived. I loved everything, especially that gel in the blue glass jar – ohhhhhhh, what a feeling when smoothing it on my face at night! I had to order a second box – so worth it!

    • I too just ordered a second box!
      The oil and the get are the winner for me.
      Love, love, love!

  5. it’s trying to charge me $20 for shipping. Any way around this? Thanks!

    • It tried that with me, it defaults to that shipping I think. I had to change it to the free shipping. There should be an option to change it.

      • that worked! Thanks Adele!

  6. Yay, finally, a fabulous box! I’ve been so disappointed with spoilers/reviews for the HR, PS, RZ etc. boxes, I don’t check in very often, and missed the info on this box. So happy to read the great review, and thank goodness I don’t have to trip over my cats to place an order like the old days. Smartphones were made for a reason. I haven’t received this yet, and know I’ll want another, too. Thanks Liz!

  7. I think I’m officially addicted to the Net-a-Porter boxes. This is definitely a great one. I haven’t tried everything but I’ve liked everything so far. I only wish some of the products had a little more detailed information on how to use them! Thanks for the tip to mix the bronzer in with body lotion… I don’t really have a space for liquid bronzer in my makeup routine (still using that huge Jouer bronzer they sent in their second box) or I may try it in sunscreen too.

  8. I love this box! Unfortunately, the oil cap was broken when I received my boxes (yes, I ordered 2 knowing I would LOVE it!), both caps were leaking. I emailed customer service and they offered to replace the items immediately. It’s due for delivery in 2 days. This has never happened to any of my boxes from them before so I am confident that this may have been due to excessive harsh handling through the shipment process. I am eagerly anticipating receiving my replacement and begin enjoying my goodies ASAP. I may purchase a few more for backup in case I end up falling in love with all of it. 🙂

  9. That gel really is amazing!!! I doubt I’ll ever buy a full size due to price but I loved it! I’ll see how long the sample lasts.

  10. Ugh, this is one of those boxes that you just love…without ever actually having purchased it yet! (Fingers crossed) One day 🙂

  11. I haven’t tried everything yet, but love the items I have used so far. Very happy with my first box from them.

    • Yay! So happy to hear it. Have you tried the chin/jaw mask yet?

      • Not yet, going to use it this week!

  12. I didn’t buy this when you first posted it because I don’t need anything in there and I’m on a no-buy and I’m on product overload. But your review just pushed me over the edge…I just clicked place order 🙂 (or is that 🙁 ? ) Hope that gel is really so nice!

    • I think it is 🙂 I hope you love the gel as much as I do!

      • I hope so! You use it as a night moisturizer?

    • I did the EXACT same thing!!! I was so proud if myself when I initially passed on this, but..once again…I read Liz’s awesome review and I caved. Sorry credit card…you’ll get a rest someday, I promise.

      • Haha 🙂 There was a point in time when I had my credit card number memorized. Then I had fraud on it so I got another one and so that helps the situation a little bit!

    • Same here! I was all proud cause I passed it by, now this review and I’m clicking place order.
      Self control? No, I have none.

      • Don’t feel badly—I ordered one and this review makes me want another…..

    • Aaaaand two seconds after I leave a comment here, I get a shipping notification from them. It’s obviously meant to be 🙂

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