Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty boxIt was the lovely Amanda of  My Pretty Distractions - she is great for a chat about beauty boxes and Korean cosmetics - who showed me her Rose Secret Box from Rose Rose Shop, thus propelling me into ordering one straightaway. For those who haven't heard of it before, Rose Rose Shop is a website that sells Korean cosmetics at wholesale rates. They have a Rose Secret Box for $25, $50 and $100 - each contains two, five or eleven full-sized items respectively, a pair of earrings and various samples, all worth double the value of the box. The $100 box also contains "one clothes". Don't look at me, I didn't order or write it.
No two boxes are exactly alike. Worldwide tracked shipping for the Secret beauty boxes is absolutely free, though if you order something apart from the box, you pay extra, based on weight.

Here is my review and unboxing of the Rose Rose Shop Secret beauty box.

First of all, the Rose Secret "box" does not come in a separate beauty box, but everything is bubblewrapped, as you saw above, and sent in the external cardboard box, that's all. Having been used to getting an external cardboard box containing the actual beauty box, this was a bit of a change, but I get that this is a lot more cost-effective and tree-friendly.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Secondly, shipping did not take long - just nine days, and the delay was because there was a Paypal error and my amount did not go through at first, though I thought it did. I could track the box all the way, which helped. And they have written gift on the label, which was neat!
Thirdly, this is not a subscription or a regular box. I suppose you order one when you feel like it, though you can only order one box at a time in your cart.
I had sent an email asking for samples for oily, acne-prone NC37 skin with large pores. They replied saying the samples were chosen randomly and they could not guarantee this. But take a look at what was inside and see if that is true!

Here are the contents of my Rose Secret beauty box:

    Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
  1. Ozzie Lalavesi Real Akma Buerre Cream
  2. Laneige Easy Drawing Concealer in shade #3
  3. Missha Leopard Nail Polish
  4. Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist
  5. Etude House AC Clinic Daily Skin Care Kit
  6. Etude House Aloe Moistfull Sheet Mask
  7. Missha 3D Fruits Super Berry Sheet Mask
  8. It's Skin Aloe Calming Sheet Mask
  9. Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener Trial Glove
  10. Another pouch of extra samples, which I will talk about in a minute.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
A quick look at each of these.

Ozzie Lalavesi Real Akma Buerre Cream

This is a paraben-free and certified organic natural butter with pure oils. Having fallen out with The Body Shop body butters (I'll tell you why in detail over the next couple of days), this is brilliant! Going straight into my shower!
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
There are four versions of this red tin - A, B, O and AB, which sound like blood groups. I got O, though my blood group is A Negative :D.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
They have included a spatula for hygiene. The product is six-free - it contains no mineral and animal oil, benzophenone, petrol lithium, artificial fragrance and synthetic colour. Nice.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Laneige Easy Drawing Concealer

The shade they sent me is 03, which is just a little darker, but I can work around this by using it for acne marks or below my foundation. The pencil is creamy.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
There is also a sharpener from Amore Pacific inside the box. How is that for brand collaboration?
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Also, I thought Laneige was Korean. This says Made in Germany. I need to find out more about the brand! I will review the concealer in detail soon.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Missha Leopard Nail Polish

What a beautiful shade this is! I wonder if "leopard" means shatter. There is no name, just a number, but this purple-orchid (ha!) shade will feature in a manicure soon.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Etude House Baking Powder Cleansing Foam Moist

A product I have been wanting to try, since apparently baking powder gets straight into the pores like no other. Will review in detail!
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Etude House AC Clinic Daily Skin Care Kit

I had barely posted my review of the Etude House AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot acne treatment kit, and just ordered a full-sized back-up box. I am so glad I have this kit, I can take these along while travelling instead of worrying about whether the full-sized glass bottle will break. Brilliant!
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Three sheet masks - from  Etude House, Missha and It's Skin

Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
The It's Skin Aloe Calming Mask Sheet has a bloke's picture on it, but turns out it "is ideal for the whole family".
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box

Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener Trial Glove

Erm. Am I supposed to wash my face with this, or exfoliate? Think I'll ask Amanda - she got one of these, too.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Here are the earrings they sent me. White metal/aluminium/even silver and metal alloys give my ear piercings an infection, so I stick to gold, white gold or platinum. I will be including this pair in a future giveaway.
Rose Rose Shop Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Now for the pouch of sample sachets. These are actually extras for my purchase and not part of the box.
Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Missha Near Skin Radiance Capsule Essence
Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Tony Moly Tomatox Magic Massage Pack: I have the full size, and love this pack.
It's Skin Star CC Cream
Innisfree The Minimum Soothing Mask for sensitive skin
Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect First Serum
Etude House Hello Wash Raspberry and Cranberry Body Wash
Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Tony Moly BCDAtion with SPF30: This is a BB cream plus a CC cream plus foundation.
Innisfree Green Tea Pure Cleansing Oil 
Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Missha For Men Urban Soul First Treatment Essence 
Too Cool For School Replenish Hydra samples
Rose Rose Secret Box review, unboxing: International beauty box
Bottom Line
I can use everything they sent me and this is a very good box for just $25 including worldwide shipping, which is easily offset by the full-sized products and sheet masks and the brands sent out. And, the samples are suited for acne-prone skin. The Rose Rose Shop Secret Box is far better value for money than both Glamabox and Yes Style Box and will reorder after a while, so they have enough time to change the contents around, haha.
  1. Wow!!! I think this is by far the best box....but u said $25 for 2 full sized items...u got loads of stuff!

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  2. Thank you for the shout out :) I'm so happy that your rose surprise box was so great. I'm thinking of ordering another one in May, I'm going through all of my stuff pretty quickly.

    So the wonder pore glove is actually a cotton pad with two sides (one more exfoliating than the other) that is pre soaked in wonder pore fresher toner. Great at removing any excess makeup that your face wash might miss!

    I'm going to be posting my $5 surprise boxes later this week. Your post reminded me that I forgot! I'll let you know when I do :)

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  3. OMG!! Totally worth it I guess. Will try to order one soon.
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. this seems get…I've always wanted to try a beauty box.

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  5. I'm not very willing to pay $25 for products that probably won't match my skin type, tone, or condition. I'd be willing to pay $25 if they had a quiz. Affordable box though.

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  6. Lovely products!!! I really love them all

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  7. I've never heard of this box, I'll have to check it out!

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  8. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Do, it is great value for money at $25 including worldwide shipping!

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  9. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Do, it is great value for money at $25 including worldwide shipping!

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  10. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Me too! That was a good buy.

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  11. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Yay! I have always wanted to try the Wonder Pore Fresher Toner and this sounds great! I look forward to seeing the $5 kits - I almost picked up Tony Moly and The Face Shop but decided to wait and see if it was all just foil sachets.

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  12. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Yeah, it isn't customisable. But I sent them an email asking for samples for acne-prone skin with large pores and they sent me Wonder Pore and the acne treatment kit so it wasn't too bad.

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  13. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    Thanks! This is a cool set of products - they change them around every few months.

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  14. MyBeautyJunctionNovember 30, 2014

    There are quite a few that ship worldwide.

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