There’s just something about a pretty box full of squiggly bits of paper and beauty products that gets my heart racing!
This is the second limited edition box put together by Latest In Beauty and Glamour magazine, I missed out on the first so made sure I got right in there for round two.
First off the box itself looks very luxe, the presentation as a whole is just lovely. Inside there are seven treats worth an amazing £65, so with the box itself costing only £15 you are definitely winning.
HD Brows Eyebrow Palette in Foxy
This was the biggest selling point for me, I’ve been having some issues finding a brow kit and have heard great things about HD Brows, and this alone is worth more than the whole box.
Unfortunately I’ll have to continue my hunt for perfect brows, as these are also too dark for me. Luckily all four shades double up as lovely neautral eyeshadows so it will certainly get some wear!
£19.96 from HDBrows.com
Maybeline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss
Was this the most hyped beauty product of 2013? Certainly one I read about on almost all of my favourite blogs, yet I’ve not actually tried one till now. I have a massive love for all things lip balm, but I think it was actually the packaging that put me off getting one of my very own.
As ever I should learn that looks can be very deceiving as this is an amazing balm with a very sheer wash of colour and a delicious peachy scent.
£2.99 from Superdrug.com
Eyeko Lash Curlers
As far as eyelash curlers go I think there are only really good and bad. I find it hard to get excited about them, and really didn’t need another set! Still these fall firmly into the good category with a solid build and ergonomic handle. Lovely as the soft blue handles are though, they’re already picking up bits of dust so I think I’d rather have had a standard rubber grip.
£12 from Eyeko.com
Benefit They’re Real!
As someone absolutely in love with all things Benefit, this was certainly a highlight for me. Another product that’s been hyped like crazy, this lives up to all the expectations.
A quick test left my lashes looking amazing – longer, thicker and more curved lashes with just one quick coat.
Full size £19.50 from Benefit.co.uk
Toni & Guy Glamour Firm Hold Hairspray
This struck me as the least exciting product in the whole box, but I was pleasantly surprised after a quick test. First up the smell is actually very lovely, something I never expect from hairspray! It gave a great hold on my long thick hair without feeling sticky or heavy, and my hair still felt soft and easy to comb my fingers through.
I do like to have a few small hairsprays to keep in my gigging bags or for festivals, so this will certainly get a longer road-test at some point!
Full size £6.39 from Boots.com
Phillip Kingsley One More Day dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is the saviour of my poor coloured hair, but I’ve never ventured from the Batiste range with it’s bargain price, gorgeous scents and bright packaging. A quick spray of One More Day was in instant confirmation of price = results. My limp, unwashed hair was suddenly not only fresh but so voluminous I started to wonder if there was a blow dry somewhere in the tiny white can!
Definitely going to consider a re-purchase!
Full size £13.50 from Philipkingsley.co.uk
Balance Me Radiance Face Oil
It took me a long time to come around to the idea that putting oil based products on my oily skin could actually work, but this is the final bit of proof I need to really open up to the concept.
A mixture of gorgeous natural oils in a handy roller-ball, just a quick test left my skin feeling amazingly soft, and not greasy at all.
£15 from Balanceme.co.uk
Overall I have to say this box was worth every penny, but if you fancy one for yourself you’d best be quick! The last box sold out pretty quickly, and as this makes such an amazing christmas gift for any beauty lovers I wouldn’t imagine this will last long at this time of year!
Available from Latest in Beauty for £15 (+p&p).
Totally hellbent for a glamorous box of treats!