Since I started blogging, beauty boxes seem to have got bigger and better. I try and avoiding subscribing to them all, as quite frankly, I don't need everything that's in them. I'm a long-time subscriber of Birchbox, but it's nice to try out a different one now and again. Whenever Jane from BBB announces her beauty box collab with Latest In Beauty, I always have a peak. This time, I just couldn't resist snapping one up.
So this is what was inside ...
I've been lucky enough to try Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion before, and I have to admit, it's a good one. Coming with the ever so cute mini mitt, it's the perfect size for travel. I'm off to Crete in 6 weeks, and thanks to my Irish genes, don't tan very well. This will definitely be making the journey with me so I can blend in by the pool. My inner beauty blogger squealed with delight when I saw Nuxe Creme Faiche De Beaute Mask. A soothing and hydrating face mask, it's a must have for summer and I can't wait to see how this lives up to my expectations. If I'm honest, I really neglect my hands. I find hand creams a bit of a chore, and don't do anything. I'm quite intrigued to try the Deciem Hand Chemistry as it's Jane's favorite. Maybe this will be the start of a new obsession.
Next up is Salon Science Reglosse Smoothing Serum. Hair care is something I'm very eager to learn more about. I have a bit of an obsession with smooth serums as I'm a blow dry addict so this is a welcome addition to my collection. When I heard soap was included in the box I felt a bit meh, but as soon as I saw the Sea Kelp Luxury Soap from The Scottish Fine Soaps Company my attitude changed. I love that this is a 40 year old family run business. The cute tin really does appeal to me, and I think I may save this for when I'm travelling round California in September. Since January I have forced myself to use body lotion at least every other night, and the difference it has made to unwanted bumps is crazy. The Crabtree & Evelyn Pear & Magnolia Body Lotion smells amazing and is something I know I will enjoy using. The Dr. Organic Lip Balm in Cherry is something I actually need. My current lip balm has just run out, and surprisingly, I don't even have a back up. Now for the product that completely swayed me to purchase the entire box; Ole Henriksen's Pure Truth Melting Cleanser. I have read so many reviews praising this cleanser and have been so close to buying it countless times. I'm so happy to try a sample of this so I can actually see if it's worth the hype.
I have been itching to try an Eye of Horus eye pencil for the longest time. Their supposed to be the softest and most bendable pencils around. I got a lovely charcoal shade which is perfect for S/S as it's a lot softer than my usual black. When I'm finally ready to remove my liner, Benefit's They're Real Remover will gently melt any trace away. No panda eyes for me. Essence are very quickly taking over the high street and these Nail Polishes are such perfect shades for me. They go perfectly with the Makeup Revloution The One Fluid Blusher in Desire and the Bourjois Rouge Velvet in Don't Pink of It too! I know some people hate perfume samples in beauty boxes, but I quite like them as it gives you a chance to road test it without any pressure or commitment. Roger & Gallet's Fleur De Figuier is very summery whilst remaining light and fresh. Lastly, a sheet of Orelia Gold Tattoos have been included. I think these are quite a nice touch and would be great for a party, holiday or festival. I got the peacock feather ones, and am saving these for summer BBQ's and local music festivals.
Did you pick up the BBB Box? Have you tried any of these products?