Latest in Beauty Glamour Beauty Edit

This is the second edition of the Latest in Beauty Glamour Beauty Edit box* – after the success of the first one, they decided to follow up with a sequel. The first box was a veritable treat of beauty goodies by all accounts, so I was very excited to check out the contents of this one. It all comes wrapped in the slick black box with turquoise detailing – not bad and definitely a re-usable box (I love my storage as you know, so this is a plus). But what really matters is the contents…

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Inside the box I found seven products – which is pretty impressive considering the regular beauty boxes tend to have 5/6 in each – and often one of those would be a sample sachet or vial of perfume. These are all decent sizes – either full size or travel. But the sort of travel that would last a long weekend rather than a one-nighter. First up the Percy and Reed Volumising Mousse – one I’ve used before and like. Unfortunately the dispenser of mine arrived broken – the black bit had been totally snapped off under the lid. Not sure what happened there!? But there we go. Then there’s the Rituals Zensation Showe Gel – love these, they foam to an incredible level in the shower and smell amazing. Plus they leave skin feeling great after use too.

On the make-up front there’s the new Manga Mega Volume mascara from L’Oreal – not tried this yet, but very interested to check it out as it seems unusual – all designed around the manga/kawaii trend in Asia of big doll-like/cartoon lashes. Plus it has cute packaging. Will give this a trial run soon and do a review. Then there’s the colour pop blue eyeliner from Daniel Sandler – it’s been a while since I’ve used a bright colour pop on my eyes. I used to always use a bright shade like this in summer as I felt it made my blue eyes stand out (before I learnt a bit more about the rules of colour theory…) but I could be tempted to try it again. I want to get a bit braver with colour this year, so this could be the chance! The Daniel Sandler range in general though is fantastic – I’ve not yet been left disappointed by a product at all (you can see some reviews of the face products here) so this is a great product to be included.

Then there’s the Burt’s Bees lip balm – I have a few of these in my life at the moment and whilst I don’t adore the taste, I can’t deny that they really do soothe lips! There are some new colour variants too – so look out for a review on these soon. Another exciting product in this box is the Cheeky nail colour – a gorgeous bright pink shade called ‘Tongue ‘n’ cheek’. The new Cheeky nail and hair parlour has opened in East London fairly recently and I’m planning to pay it a visit ASAP.

Finally, and kinda-geekily the most exciting product in the box for me was the ‘Invisibobble’ – a little box with three bobbles in there, I’ve wanted to try these for a while. These are little spiral loops that are hair bands, that promise not to snag hair or leave a kink in it. The kink thing being the major selling point for me – as I tend to tie my hair up at night if I want to get a second day of wear out of it – so it doesn’t come into contact with night creams and face oils as I sleep. But the annoying bit is taking it down in the morning and whilst I’ve saved it from getting product in it and looking greasy, it has a kink halo around the back of my head. Annoying. But so far I am happy to report these do a good job of holding hair, but not leaving a kink. They don’t feel *quite* as secure as a normal hair band, but I’ll go with that for what I need them for.

It’s a pretty impresive box with the two stand-out products for me being the Cheeky nail colour and the Invisibobble. Well worth the £14.95 (+ p&p) when the box is worth £45. They’re limited though, so if you want one – move fast!

Latest in Beauty Glamour Edit * is available now: latestinbeauty.com (£14.95 +p&p)

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  1. February 24, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    Oo I love that Rituals shower gel. My brother once got me a Rituals set for Christmas and it was so good. The smell of this gel is something else and makes your skin feel so soft! This is the first I’ve heard of these boxes so will give them a little look into!

    Sarah
    http://www.daisychainsanddreamers.wordpress.com

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