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Love Me Beauty Review – May 2014 – Edition 1

May 20, 2014


I promised myself last month that I would cancel my Love me Beauty subscription, but the problem with knowing what you are getting, is that sometimes you want it even more. I just couldn’t resist keeping my subscription for another box when I saw the cute little notebooks in this edition. The one thing I adore about this box, is how carefully packaged it is. As you can see above, the products are placed so neatly, that it really does things to my OCD – being so organised and neat excites me more than it should!

Lord & Berry – Smudgeproof, waterproof eye liner in “#720 Sand” – (RRP £8.50)

I have to admit, I was less than interested in this when pulling it out of the box. I have an array of pencil eyeliners and only break them out when I can’t be bothered with the liquid liner. Admittedly I judged way too harshly, although I have brown eyes, I still wear brown eyeliner when I pair it with green eyeshadow and after swatching this, it’s beautiful. It’s more of a gold-brown and and it applied so well, when I tried the “smudge test” it didn’t budge. I am impressed at the longevity of this, especially since my pencil eyeliners have a habit of travelling down my face and am definitely going to use this next time I’m going for a smokey green eye.

Lord & Berry website


Raw Skincare – Natural Lip balm in “Hint of Mint” – (RRP £1.98)

A girl can never own enough Lip balms, especially with Summer fast approaching. This reminds me of Burt’s Bees, but with less of my favourite Peppermint tingle once applied. It feels nice, it’s natural and it will do the job. That’s all I can say on this one, although if I could make one improvement, it would be the addition of an SPF. Another addition to this years festival packing for when my lips are sore and in need of a little TLC.

Raw Skincare website


Tea Pigs – “Chocolate Flake” Tea bags – (RRP £0.65 per tea bag)

I say this everytime I get tea samples – I’m English, I love tea! This flavour (along with the notebooks) swayed me towards picking Edition 1 this month, having spent some time browsing the Tea Pigs website, I know that this can be supped upon with a dash of milk and all the best tea is taken with milk. I can’t wait to try these out and if I enjoy them, I’m definitely going to spend less time browsing their website and more time loading up my cart and actually making it to the checkout!

Tea Pigs website


Nail Girls – Nail Polish in “Nude Pink” – (RRP £13.50)

First of all, this polish doesn’t have the shade written on it anywhere and I had to consult the trust Love me Beauty card to tell me that this was “Nude Pink”. Despite the ridiculously girly pink colour, it applied really well and even though I swatched this with two coats, I only really needed one. I doubt I’m ever going to paint all my nails with this colour, but it may come in handy for some Nail Art and I think teamed with some pastel colours this could look really pretty if you are that way inclined. Unfortunately despite my vast collection of Varnish, my heart will always belong to the dark shades – probably very reflective of my soul ;o).

Nail Girls website


GO Stationary – Pocket Notebook Set in “Vintage Ditsy” (RRP £5)

The red polka dots are what did it for me when deciding that Edition 1 was the box for me this month. These notebooks are so adorable – both Gem and I are a sucker for stationary anyway so when these showed up, we were all over them. The paper inside is plain and not ruled, which is fine since being an adult I have almost fine tuned my ability to write in a straight line and if things do go a bit pear shaped, I have no frowning teacher to shout at me. I’m also pretty pleased with the price, since it’s fairly reasonable for three beautiful books. I can’t wait to drop these in my various handbags ready to scribble in.

Go Stationary website

I’ve really enjoyed the variety of this box and I’m still trying to bring myself to cancel my subscription. As per usual the “I’ll just wait and see what’s in the next boxes” still reigns supreme and I admitted I have a serious problem long ago!

If you’d like to check out Love me Beauty, each month they release three boxes for you to select one of.  Head over the to get your’s for just £10.00 + p&p each month.

Totally hellbent for “just one more box” and eventually kicking that habit – one day –