Saturday, March 22, 2014

Review: Boscia Bright Stars Kit

Hello Readers!

Today's post will be about a gift set from Sephora featuring the brand Boscia. I picked up this set for $54 as I wanted to try some new skin care products.


There were 8 products in total which makes it approximately $7 for each deluxe sample size. I think it's a bit expensive but overall a great way to try out a new brand!


Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil 50mL
5/5
I LOVE this product! It's such a unique formula. It's an oil that completely cleans off your makeup including eyeliner and mascara and it has this cushiony effect that I've never felt before. I would definitely recommend checking this out if you want a cleanser that takes off everything.

Purifying Cleansing Gel 150mL
5/5
I also love this one as well! My favorite part is that it's sulfate free and doesn't irritate my eyes at all. This has a nice natural scent and foams up nicely. And it's really easy to use since you can wash your entire face but still be able to open your eyes and not have it sting!


Top: Cool Cleansing Oil
Bottom: Purifying Cleansing Gel

Look how pretty the packaging is!


Self-Defense Vital Antioxidant Moisture SPF 15mL
1/5
This is the one product I really didn't enjoy in this set. The moisturizer is too thin for my liking and I have dry skin so this doesn't quench my skin. Also the SPF or something in this lotion leaves behind this really dry feeling. So after using this my skin always flakes. Maybe good for oil skin looking for SPF but this was not good for my dry skin.

Super Charge Overnight Moisture 15mL
4/5
As you can see, I used a lot more of this as I would use it day and night. This is a medium consistency lotion and absorbs really fast. I love the light green tea scent and it does moisturize quite well. I wouldn't say it's typical of an "overnight" super charge lotion though but it's good for daily use.

Enlivening Amino Acid Eye Treatment 7mL
3/5
This was a nice serum. It felt luxurious and soothing to apply but I noticed no difference. I was hoping it would lighten my dark circles but nope. Although I don't really believe any eye cream can.

Left to Right: Daytime, Nighttime, Eye

Left to Right: Daytime, Nighttime, Eye

Tsubaki Beauty Oil 15mL
5/5
I only started using this but I really like it! It absorbs much faster than Josie Maran's argan oil and I also like the scent a lot better. Would recommend this for sure to anyone looking for a beauty oil alternative.


Green Tea Blotting Linens 100 Sheets
4/5
I never use blotting paper as I have really dry skin. I've used this a couple times to just experiment with it and I do like it. It doesn't disturb the makeup and it doesn't make my skin more dry. However, I just don't have enough experience with blotting paper to say if it's better or not.

Overall I really enjoyed trying out these items and most of these I liked! I would definitely repurchase the two cleansers and I really like the night time moisturizer and the beauty oil.

It is still available for sale on Sephora here

What's your favorite brand for skincare?

23 comments:

  1. Looks like an amazing set. I love trying out products in these sizes before buying the full-sized ones. I love the Boscia cleansing oil and it is one of the best I have tried so far.

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    1. Great to know that the oil works on others too! :)

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  2. boscia cleansing oil has been a staple of mine for years. absolutely love it :)

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    1. Me too! Thanks for your comment :)

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  3. Lovely set - I've never tried anything from Boscia as it's not very accessible in Australia (I don't think). The cleansing oil sounds so nice!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Yea it seems like such a fresh brand with the cute packaging! Aw that's too bad, I know prices are so high in Australia too!

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  4. I've never tried any Boscia products so far but it looks interesting :)

    I'm using Mario Badescu products and I do love it! But as always, being a girl, I get bored and I branch out buttttttt, I always do come back to my trustworthy Mario!

    x
    Phoebe | Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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    1. Ooohh I've never heard of mario badescu before. I've used dermalogica for a long time but got bored too :P

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  5. The cleansing gel sounds pretty cool. Nice post dear.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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  6. ahhh thanks! I've been trying to find a great and light moisturizer! I guess ii'll have to try this one out!
    :)
    xoxo, Pooja from "Dash of Style with a Sweet Smile"

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    1. Yes the night time one is actually quite lightweight I'd say

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  7. Thank you Angela for visiting my blog ^^.
    I've always been curious about Boscia and this is a really great review :)

    Stephanie | DearStephiiie

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  8. I always wanted to try the tsubaki oil! I have a discount at Sephora starting on sunday so I think I will get this box set :D Thanks for the review!

    Macarons and Mischief

    (Hooray Vancouver beauty blogger!!!!)

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    1. Yes the tsubaki oil is great! I really like the fresh scent! Oooh I can't wait till the sephora discount :)

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  9. Never heard of this brand before, so it was interesting to read this review. Too bad everything wasn't as you'd expect. I've also got some plotting papers, they're really handy during warmer months when you need a quick fix. :)

    Thanks for the comment dear! I hope you stop by again to read some of my other beauty & fashion posts too xx

    Satu
    indiebyheart.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad I can introduce a new brand! Yes I will for sure drop by!

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  10. The brand is very unfamiliar to me but would really love to try new things especially with skincare products, thanks for the clear review about this product :D

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  11. I've never heard of this brand before, but it sounds like a great brand,I am definitely going to check this brand out

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  12. i would like to try the cleasing oil,never tried it before!

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