As advised before another great way to try a number of beauty products is by creating your own custom beauty box through Latestinbeauty -‘Build Your Own Box’ – perfect way to treat yourself or get as a gift(s) as excellent value for money.
You can choose from three box options; Box 1 – 3 products for £9, Box 2 – 6 products for £15 and Box 3 – 9 products for £18 plus free p & p unless purchasing a one-off box. Currently if you sign up to Latest In Beauty you will get a code to apply to get 10% off your first box. There are a mixture of full size and travel size beauty products to select from. As you would expect some products, especially full size items, sell out pretty quickly, however selection of products is updated / refreshed on a regular basis.
Although I have purchased different versions of the Build Your Own box in the past, it has been a while since my last box so decided to treat myself to one just before Christmas as such great value and perfect way to try range of different brands/products.
I chose Box 3 again this time as a number of items I wanted to try, already liked and majority were full size items, so as always this was the most reasonable way to purchase/ try them.
I selected / received the following items:
Minus 417 Aromatic Body Moisturiser – 200ml – Comes Sealed In a Box – Duo with a 200ml Body Shower Oil is Worth £28.50 – lightly fragrant creamy body lotion which is non greasy, sinks in quickly and leaves a lovely subtle fragrance. Never heard of this brand before either, one of the reasons I love the Latest In Beauty boxes so much, great way to try different brands, products;
Tan Cream SPF50 – All in One Gradual Self Tan & Instant Bronzer– 100ml – WORTH £39.95 (cannot believe this RRP but it is currently selling online for this so what a great way to try); Another new brand for me – have not got round to trying this self tan yet but looking forward to it as states odour & streak free, if it is, will do a separate review;
Kneipp Herbal Bath Back Comfort 20ml – 20ml worth £1.95 – I have tried this before and this is perfect size for travelling. It really does seem to help when you are tired after a long day or have been exercising, has a medicinal fragrance but I do not really mind that as I find it quite relaxing as well;
Rodial Smoky Eyeliner in Black – Full Size RRP £17 – I have this already, got it free with a monthly magazine and although it is a good strong black colour, not my favourite eyeliner, not as long-lasting as I like but as I use that much eyeliner I decided to get another one anyway as the price of this alone is more than what I got the box for with 10% off – I personally cannot have too many eyeliners;
Max Factor False Lash Epic Mascara in Black – 13.1ml – Full Size worth £11.99 (but currently reduced) – I haven’t tried this mascara yet but going to try next as my favourite MAC mascara almost finished, so will try this one before I open my new MAC one – will post a separate review if impressed;
Burn’s Bee Natural Lipstick in 501 Blush Basin (pink / nude colour) – Full size worth £9.99 but currently reduced to £6.65 at Superdrug.com ; I have also tried this lipstick before and although I found it not very long-lasting, does feel hydrating on the lips and gives you a nice hint of colour – perfect for wearing every day.
SOL Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream– 24ml – 75ml worth £18.00; Although only a travel size, love this cream already so thought this would be perfect size for a weekend away. Beautiful creamy fragrant body cream that leaves skin so soft, hydrated and smelling lovely especially after a shower or bath;
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Duo in 023 ‘Sleigh All Day’ – Full Size worth £14.99 – This is a great set, other colours still available as well. Nude / gold colour with light shimmer, two coats makes it even more pigmented. When applied with the top coat it is quite long-lasting, though has a shimmer I still like it as an everyday nail colour;
Latest in Beauty also v kindly included a small packet of hankies, 50g box of Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolates (delighted as one of my favourite chocolates), and a generous extra product (photo below), Super Facialist Rose Miracle Makeover Facial Oil (30ml – Full Size worth £14.99), delighted to see an extra product included, this can be used as a pre-cleanse, to hydrate and calm dehydrated, sensitive skins. Have not tried it yet as unfortunately for me personally it has that overpowering Rose fragrance which I am not fond off in skincare but will still try once at least and if too strong will pass on to a friend. Although these extras may have been included for Christmas, always keep checking as Latest in Beauty do have regular offers on. Delighted with my box of goodies – great selection & fantastic value.
I definitely would recommend checking out the Build Your Own Beauty Box range, as there usually is a great variety of brands and products to choose from, excellent value for money, great way to try products and perfect as gifts as well. Although you do not usually receive a product information booklet/leaflets there is a summary / details of each item available on the Latest In Beauty site. All the products above were still available, with the exception of the SOL Janeiro Cream (may be restocked), at time of posting but remember they can go out of stock quickly.
Hope you found this helpful and would love to hear if you have, or are thinking of purchasing one of these boxes.
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Best Wishes Liz x