Welcome to a new decade and the first post of the new year. As the mystery boxes have improved since the first one I purchased (see here, shameless plug), I decided to grab the Deluxe Holiday Box. Plus, I really wanted that highlighter palette.
Of course, these were limited edition and I think were sold out in 20 mins. You had to purchase them directly from the JSC website. I picked up the largest box which cost me $100 but it does have a value of $200. Shipping to UK was $27 and import charges came to £26.
Placing my order was surprisingly easy although the website was running slower than usual. I was also notified that my confirmation email may take a little while to come through. Order processing and shipping did take a while, it took almost a month to ship by which time others had their boxes. That kinda sucks as I actually paid shipping unlike US customers.
Each size mystery box had a different holiday design. The smallest was green with trees, the medium was white with and the largest red with stockings. I love that you get specially designed packaging for the boxes and the designs always relate to the season.
The deluxe box contains 8 items including at least 1 exclusive item. Now Jeffree did drop a hint over on his Instagram that our LE item was going to be a highlighter palette. As well as that, when placing my order I had to put in my clothing size too.
The first product in the box was an exclusive item; the stickers. Now I know a lot of people have been pissed about the stickers. Personally, I think they are so cute and well designed. Are they any worse than a pop socket?
The second product that I tried was the other exclusive item; the Peppermint Highlighter palette. This smells so lush, peppermint of course, and has 3 gorgeous shades. All 3 shades are blinding and should work for all skin colours. I love the holiday packaging of this palette.
The next product is the Prom Night 5 year anniversary Hoodie. You can purchase one of these from the website for $45. I love it and will be hoarding this forever. The hoodie is really thick and warm and I love the minimalistic design.
The fourth product was another specially designed item; a candy cane metal straw and cleaner. I’ve always wanted a JS straw and I’m so glad to have the cleaner with it. My only issue is that is a straight straw but I can work with it.
The next item in my box was a supreme frost in the shade Candy Apple Drip from the Jawbreaker collection. I wasn’t sure about this at first but it is absolutely gorgeous. I’m not sure I’ll use this as a highighter but as an eyeshadow definitely. These retail for £30. I may have to look at buying some other shades.
The sixth item for me to try was a velour liquid lipstick in the shade Soft Serve. I have to admit, this shade is not my cup of tea. Although it is gorgeous, peachy tones are not good lipstick shades for me.
The penultimate product was another velour liquid lipstick in the shade First Class. This is my sortta shade. I love a gold lippie especially one that is eye safe.
The final product in my deluxe mystery box was the Thirsty Palette. Can y’all believe it, it’s one of the few palettes I don’t own so I’m so happy. I’m not going to say much here because I think I’ll write a full review on this one. This retails for £45.
Overall, how I can not be happy with this purchase. Over $100 saved on products even if they are a mystery to me. I managed to get the highlighter palette, a skin frost and a thirsty palette so I have no complaints at all.
Thanks for reading. I really hope you’ve enjoyed this review and that you will join me for more in the future. Managed to get your hands on a box…send me your looks, pictures and stories for a share on my Instagram. Leave a like or let me know in the comments what you thought, maybe even hit that follow button. Below are some swatches of the highlighters and lipsticks.
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