Testing out new beauty brands and products isn’t the easiest thing to do when you’ve have to splash the cash and sometimes it’s a risk I hate to take. It’s quite often I’ll go into a store, pick up a few new products I like the look of and after 5 minutes of thinking about them I put them back.
A year or so ago I used to have no worries buying new makeup all the time until I realised it was really draining my bank account and I decided that I didn’t need new makeup every week. I bet some of you have felt the same in the past. It’s quite often I’d even not get round to using all the new products I’ve bought. It was a whole waste of money. Now, with beauty box subscriptions on the rise you don’t have to have that worry.
I find beauty boxes a great way to discover many new brands at once, and with boxes like Latest In Beauty, you even get to choose the products you want to try. This one is my first ever Latest In Beauty box, so not only will I cover everything I chose and why, I’ll tell you exactly what I think to the service!
I’ve had a bit of an issue with some beauty boxes in the past where I wasn’t satisfied with certain products in the box each month. Some were products I’d never even think to use and some just didn’t work for me, but with this I knew I’d be satisfied as I got to chose the goodies.
I started off my search on their website with products that had the best reviews and also brands I’ve always wanted to try. This included Philosophy, Oskia, Mitchell and Peach and Omorovicza.
I’m not going to lie, it took me a good old while choosing the products as there were so many good ones to choose from. I whittled it down after half hour (maybe a hour of browsing, oops) and here is what I went for:
Carmex Peach & Mango Moisturising Lip Balm
Philosophy Amazing Grace Shower Gel
Philosophy Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser for the Face and Eyes
Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil
Omorovicza Rejuvenating Night Cream
Bio Cellulose Facial Mask Treatment
Oskia Renaissance Mask
MUA Twelfth Night Palette
A few ‘me time’ treats
Kneipp Back Comfort Herbal Bath Oil
OPI Nail Varnish Mini in Love Applause
Philosophy Amazing Grace Scent
I definitely fell head over heels after researching into Philosophy, as you can tell I picked a lot of products from their range. My most favourite product from them has to be the Amazing Grace Shower Gel, not only does it smell incredible it leaves your skin lingering with the scent for ages. I do love a good indulgent shower gel.
The Carmex Lip Balm smells so good you could eat it and the OPI Nail Varnish was a product I used as soon as getting it out of the box – cute colour right?
For those pamper nights we all adore, I highly recommend the Kneipp Back Comfort Oil to put into a warm bath followed my the Bio Cellulose sheet mask to soak up all your worries. Kneipp is a brand I hadn’t heard of at all before and now I’ve been introduced to this product I don’t think I’ll be going back. I sometimes suffer with an aching back and this seems to sort me out after every time I use it!
Also, an eye shadow palette in a beauty box? How darn generous! This MUA Twelfth Night Palette is certainly one I’ll be using throughout the fall. The metallic shades are actually so much creamier and pigmented than I expected. Again, a brand I’ve used bits of but never a shadow palette. I just love being introduced to new beauty bits.
Out of the 11 products I got to choose 9. The Philosophy Fragrance and Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser was very kindly sent complimentary and added such a nice touch when I opened and saw what was inside. They also included a post card with ‘Beauty Is My Duty’ on the front, one I’ll definitely be using in my pictures!
Take a look at the Latest In Beauty box deals they offer here. There’s a few deals to choose from depending how many new products you’d love to try – no fixed price is a great way for you to either get a taste of their service or the full shabang!
This box deal with 9 products inside costs £18.00 per month, with free delivery.
Honestly, I think this box could become a new obsession!
What brands would you love to try?
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