Beautiful Escape Second Edition Beauty Box

Hi Everyone

A quick post to let you know that The Second Edition Beautiful Escape beauty box is now available to purchase for £25, (worth over £70), at macosmetics.co.uk and the associated brands online sites (check which online site suits you best i.e. type of samples available with orders, products you may want to try etc.) while stocks last – this limited edition Beauty Box, contains a number of summer, really any time beauty essentials including a Full Size Mac Liptensity Lipstick in Ginger Rose – colour looks gorgeous.

 

The Beauty Box  contains the following products:

  • Bobbi Brown Eye Opening Mascara, 5ml;
  • Clinique Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips, 30ml;
  • Origins A PERFECT WORLD™ Anti-oxidant Cleanser with White Tea, 15ml;
  • Origins GINZING™ Energy-Boosting Moisturizer, 15ml;
  • FULL SIZE MAC Liptensity Lipstick, Ginger Rose, 3.6g;
  • Aveda Shampure™ Body Lotion, 50ml;
  • Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner, 60ml;
  • Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo, 60ml

All come in a beautiful cosmetics bag, love the design – Please see link here for full details.

If there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you need to get – good time to get them if you can.    From past experience similar beauty boxes do not last long.

Thank you and take care – will have more posts up tomorrow and later in the week.

Best Wishes Liz x

Insert photo – Credit maccosmetics.co.uk

Review: Moi-Même ‘Spring’ 2018 Box & Subscription

Although I received my Spring 2018 ‘Nature’ Moi-Même box a while back, my third box, I wanted to let you see what was in it as it will be time for the Summer 2018 box v soon. The  Moi-Même box is a UK ‘seasonal’ box (4 boxes per year) which costs £45 approx per box  (annual subscription) or £49.95 (quarterly subscription), however this is increasing to £50 (approx) and £54.95 respectively from 1st July 2018. Box contains a variety of items (could be clothing, accessories, stationery, skincare, jewellery, homeware, makeup etc. – subscribers may get different colours / designs in different items). Delivery is free for our UK subscribers and costs £14.95 per box for the rest of the world. (full details on subscription(s) / shipping and proposed increase in price can be found at moi-même.co.uk.

As I am not subscribed currently to as many beauty boxes (taken a break from a lot as so many beauty products to use up).  I really enjoy receiving the Moi-Même box as it is much more than a beauty box, contains a range of different items.  

Products come wrapped in tissue paper in a white large magnetic closure box with a personalised sticker on the inner lid.  There are at least five full size items and usually an information booklet included as well but none in my Spring box.

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Included within the Spring box were the following items (photos below):

The Chilly’s Bottle 500ml (RRP £25) I received the Wild Floral Edition design which I love and it came in a matching protective hard cardboard outer case which is perfect. I was delighted to see this included as well as looking gorgeous such a useful product.  The Chilly’s Bottle is a revolutionary reusable bottle that can keep water ice-cold for 24 hours. States keeps hot as well for 12 hours (not tried this yet), is leak proof, not affected by outside temperatures.  I take this with me on a daily basis and it does keep water really cold I also use it for diluted still drinks as well and is perfect.  Although I haven’t as yet, I intend to buy a few more bottles as gifts as well, available in so many different colours, designs – love it so much;

 

M.S.H Scarf (RRP £12) – I received the off white shade with rose gold detail.  Another lovely product, light weight perfect in any weather.   Another product I was delighted to see included this month.


Blonde and Stone Marble Coaster Stand =  (Set of 4 RRP £25) – definitely a quality small stand, love the design and also perfect to using when taking photos of small items as well.  May not be as an exciting addition as other items but still happy to see included as will use.


Siskyn Skincare Oils Organic Rose & Neroli Day Facial Oil (30ml) RRP £42 States is suitable for all skin types but specifically more mature drier skin and gentle enough for the delicate eye area too.  Even though has a rose fragrance, the aroma is not too strong thankfully, so think I will use but havent used yet as already trying a few different oils – however when I try properly, if I think results impressive will post a separate review. 

 

I am Balanced Smokey Quartz Crystal Mist (100ml) RRP £24.50 – This is another reason why I enjoy receiving the box as usually receive number of items you may not have heard of tried before and this is another one of them.  States: Uplifting orange blossom and balancing geranium combine with the healing powers of aloe vera to balance and restore skin’s natural oil balance. Charged with smokey quartz, the ultimate bad vibe cleansing stone, this crystal mist is the perfect energetic pick-me-up for when the clouds just won’t lift or your skin feels a little bleak.  Sounds good doesn’t it?   It has a light ‘spa’ type fragrance and a quite light mist.  I have used as a pre cleanse, primer, to set makeup and throughout the day as a refreshing mist and it does seem to help as refreshing toning mist, just not sure how good it is yet as a primer or to set makeup as not tried for a long enough period yet but do enjoy using it throughout the day, only issue  is it is quite heavy to carry with you in your bag.  Although will keep using not sure I would purchase as not noticed any additional benefits yet, don’t think as good as my normal refreshing mists which are more reasonably prices and handier for your bag as well.


We also received a Packet of Wildflower Seeds as well which was a nice touch.

Review: Birchbox UK June 2018

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Although  I only received my June Birchbox today, I am so impressed that I wanted to show you what I received as soon as possible in case you wanted to get one too as only available while stocks last. Theme of this month’s box is ‘The Tea Party’.  Birchbox were 5 years in the UK last month, their 5th Birthday, so hard to believe as I have been with them since nearly the beginning.

 

Love the addition of the special keepsake biscuit patterned tin box this month – I think would be perfect for storing so much more e.g. perfume samples, any beauty samples, small crayons/colouring pencils etc – whatever you want really.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

This month every box contains a Full Size Ella Eden Eyeshadow- subscribers were able to choose from two shades, Faith or Julia (I chose Julia).   A product  / beauty information booklet and the following five products & bonus item were also included in my box:

 

Ella Eden London Compact Eyeshadow – ‘Julia’ Full Size RRP £12.99  this is a beautiful pinky / peach colour and although a powder formula it has a creamy feel with a satin finish. Although buildable it is a lighter shade, I have just used it once and it applies very easily and looks beautiful as a transition shade, although also would look good all over the eyelid, just under the eyebrow, inner corners of the eyes.  I also have tried as a highligher too and looks good used that way as well.   Initial thoughts are I definitely will use and happy with my choice, however not sure how long-lasting it will be – if I find it lasts well when I try for a longer period of time, will post a separate review.


 

Arrow Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm (Berry Busy)– (Full Size)  RRP £11  – another full size item, we are getting spoiled this month.  As it is a colour enhancing balm it may look slightly different on everyone.  On me it  is a beautiful rosy pink colour.  It applies really easily, feels comfortable –  again not sure how long it lasts but at this stage still on my lips, looks like a lip stain now.    I will also definitely use and already have in my everyday makeup bag.  Not sure if I would pay the RRP price however if on offer would consider purchasing.

 

Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm (Sample size 30ml) Full Size is 150ml RRP £24.50 – I was happy to see this in my box as have tried products from this brand before and enjoyed using them and results were good.  It is a creamy smoothing balm and smells beautiful, you are supposed to apply to damp hair but I applied a little to my finished style and it did smooth the flyaways and didn’t leave my hair looking greasy,  I will use both ways and post a full review when I get a chance to try properly.  Although this is only a sample size do not mind, as think will last for a while and perfect size for travelling.

If you subscribe during June you will get a FREE Smith & Cult lip lacquer (worth £21) with your first Birchbox, while stocks last.  You just need to use the code KISSES at checkout.
Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) you can get £5 off your first box – (box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link. 

Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box/’tin’?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during and / or end of the week.

Hope you have a really enjoyable week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

 

M&S ‘Summer Beauty in a Box’ – 2018

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Hope your week going well so far – just a short post to let you know you can now get the 2018 Summer Beauty In A Box worth over £135 for £15 when you spend £40 or over on clothing, beauty or home items at Marksandspencer.com,  or in store, while stocks last.

States included in the box are the following items:

  • 1x 12ml Leighton Denny she’s in fashion nail polish;
  • 1x 50ml Nuxe Refreshing after-sun lotion;
  • 1 x 5ml PUR fully charged mascara powdered by magnetic technology;
  • 1x 100ml Ren Atlantic kelp and magnesium anti-fatigue body wash;
  • 1x 30ml Origins Ginzing™ energy boosting gel moisturizer;
  • 1x 15ml Prai AGELESS throat & décolletage crème;
  • 1x 50ml Color Wow dream coat mini supernatural hair spray;
  • 1x 7g Eos active pink grapefruit with SPF30;
  • 1x 4.8g Ultrasun ultralip SPF30;
  • 1x 75ml Percy & Reed ‘A walk in the rain’ shine & fragrance mist;
  • 1x 40ml Philip Kingsley coconut breeze elasticizer pre-shampoo conditioning treatment;
  • 1x 5ml This Works deep sleep pillow spray;
  • 1x 30ml Autograph sheer radiance Eau de Parfum;
  • 1x 6ml Autograph lasting colour intense liquid lipstick;
  • 1x 15ml Formula absolute ultimate sleep cream;
  • 1x Autograph Rainy day makeup bag.

Please see photo below of products in box and link here for full details.

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If there are products you need, wanted to try, or have gifts you need to get – good time to get them if you can, while the beauty box is available – from past experience beauty boxes do not last long.  I have ordered mine as needed to purchase few items anyway; including the Pur Eye polish as I am almost finished and wear it most days, so perfect timing.

Also remember to claim your cashback on any Marks and Spencer purchases – via my link here, if you are not already signed up for cashback (if you do use my link thank you in advance) or if you would like to see more details on ‘cashback’ please see my much earlier post here.

Hope you found this useful – welcome any comments you may have.

If you are not a follower would love you to subscribe / follow my blog too would mean a lot.  

Will have more posts up tomorrow and over the weekend.

Thank you

Best Wishes Liz x

Insert photo – Credit Marksandspencer.com

The Net-A-Porter Beauty Kit

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There are many great beauty box offers available at the moment but one I have seen and wanted to let you know about is from Net-A-Porter.com, more expensive but love the selection of items included. The Net-A-Porter Beauty Kit costs £90 and contains 25 samples of a selection of skin, hair and makeup products from different brands, which all come in a transparent cosmetics bag  – the bag would be perfect for travelling storing your toiletries / makeup etc as well. 1015479_ou_pp

Included are the following items:

  • Aromatherapy Associates’ Revive Evening Bath and Shower Oil: 3ml/ 0.1fl.oz;
  • ByTerry Baume De Rose Lip and Nail Balm: 3g/ 0.1oz;
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: 15ml/ 0.52fl.oz.;
  • Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumizing Paste: 40ml/ 1.35fl.oz;
  • Eyeko Black Magic Mascara: 4ml/ 0.13oz;
  • Erno Laszlo Firmarine Cleansing Oil: 15ml/ 0.5fl.oz and Face Bar: 17g/ 0.6oz;
  • Hourglass Peacemaker lipstick: 1.5g/ 5oz;
  • Kat Burki Bio-Correcting Face Creme: 5ml/ 0.17fl.o.;
  • Lancer Lift Serum Intense: Stem Cell Recovery Complex: 5ml/ 0.17fl.oz;
  • Lanolips Rhubarb lip tint: 12.5g/ 0.44oz;
  • Lashfood BrowFood Brow Enhancing GelFix: 4ml/ 0.14fl.oz;
  • Leonor Greyl Crème de Soin à L’Amarante Detangling and Color-Protecting Conditioner:50ml/ 1.7oz;
  • Marc Jacob’s Beauty Fineliner: 0.04g/ 0.0014oz;
  • Omorovicza Ultramoor face mask: 15ml/ 0.5fl.oz;
  • Oribe Lip Lust Crème Lipstick: 3g/ 0.11oz;
  • Original & Mineral Frizzy Logic: 10ml/ 0.33fl.oz;
  • R+Co Moisture + Shine Creme: 15ml/ 0.5fl.oz;
  • Philip Kingsley Volumizing Protein Spray: 30ml/ 1.01fl.oz;
  • Wander Beauty Carryon Lip and Cheek Gel: 1.6g/ 0.056oz;
  • ROSSANO FERRETTI Parma Regenerating Treatment;
  • Rodin Olio Lusso – Face Oil: 3ml/ 0.1fl.oz;
  • This Works In Transit Camera Close Up: 15ml/ 0.51fl.oz;
  • Senteurs D’Orient Amber soap: 24g/ 0.8oz;
  • Natura Bissé Diamond Instant Glow: 3x 2ml/ 0.07fl.oz;

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  • Deborah Lippmann’s Nail Buffer.

I love there is a mix of makeup, skin/hair products and although sample sizes they are quite generous ones so perfect for taking with you on you holidays, travelling – I adore travel sizes of products as well.

I definitely would recommend checking out this beauty kit and others that Net-A-Porter.com currently have available – although this is one of the more expensive kits it does have a number of high value items included.

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  I will have more posts up tomorrow and beginning of next week.

Thank you – take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit: Photo inserts Net-A-Porter.com

Review: Love Me Beauty Phase Zero Makeup – Metal Veil / Coconut Liquid Eyeshadows

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I was delighted to kindly receive my latest *Love Me Beauty / Phase Zero Makeup  products early last week (you can see my first review via the link here).   This month I received eight liquid eyeshadows to try a mix of the Metal Veil and Coconut eyeshadows. If you have been following me for a while you will know I love eyeshadows so v happy to receive the Phase Zero makeup liquid versions to try as well.

Love Me Beauty / Phase Zero Makeup Service

Firstly you need to sign up – 1 month membership is £5 but states minimum contract is 3 months.  Then after you become a LMB member you will gain access to LMB factory prices,  LMB advised this will save us 77%.   You can buy the ‘Phase Zero’ products without a membership but works out a lot more expensive this way especially if you are purchasing a number of items. However  Love Me Beauty has made some changes and NEW users can now get 90 days membership completely free AND you can also use my code (LIZC5) at checkout to get £5 off your first order (not including P&P and you must spend £5 or more), so a good time to try this range if you can.

 

I received the following 8 shades (members price £4.00 each RRP £12.50 each);  – as previous months, all came in a heavier see through / silver resealable packet in an outer cardboard box as well.

 

When I opened the package again first impressions were v good as always happy to see items individually boxed and liked the selection of colours included, some neutral shades,  with a few ‘stand out colours’ as well. The ‘Coconut’ Eyeshadows have a more liquid creamy formula and the ‘Metal Veil’ eyeshadows have a thicker consistency but still creamy.   No matt shades again but I personally prefer more a sheen finish with liquid eyeshadows.

 Swatches below:

Do like all these shades but the ‘White Rabbit’ shade is a Metal Veil eyeshadow and has a bit more shimmer, so would really only use under the brow bone or inner corner of the eye as just does not apply as well as the other shades.


If I had to select only four shades; my favourites would have to be Merlot, Valentines, Romance and Fancy – look really good on and work with so many other colours as well.

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V happy to be *gifted these to try.   I found pigmentation and coverage was good, applied easily, only v slight transfer until they dried, no smudging, satin/metallic type finish and all lasted well throughout the day again when I wore as normal with my eyeshadow primer and Mac Shroom eyeshadow underneath.  Again good selection of base, transition/contour and all over shades.  Few of the shades had a more shimmery finish but majority had a lovely sheen type finish – see swatches above.  I prefer the consistency of the coconut eyeshadows, a more creamy liquid finish,  as I found these applied more easily, though this consistency also took longer to dry.    Although I kindly received these for review consideration I would definitely consider purchasing a number of these and other shades in the range as they are reasonably priced at only £4 each.

I would definitely recommend checking out the LMB service / Phase Zero Makeup range as I personally think quality is good and is also more reasonably priced than some other makeup ranges and especially as NEW members now get a 90 day FREE membership.  You can find out even more about the LMB subscription service here.

Look forward to any comments you may have – love to know what you think about the LMB  service / Phase Zero Makeup range or if you have signed up to this new service already?

Thank you – enjoy the rest of the week and take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

* Kindly Gifted for Review Consideration.

 

Review: Birchbox UK – May 2018

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend.  I received my May Birchbox last Thursday.  Theme of this month’s box is ‘Palm Leaves & Warm Breeze’.

The colourful design / pattern of the box is definitely in line with this month’s theme.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

This month every box contains a sample size of the Doucce Luscious Lip Stain – subscribers were able to choose from two shades, Steaming Red or Amber Rose (I chose Amber Rose).   A product  / beauty information booklet and the following four products were also included in my box:

Doucce Luscious Lip Stain – ‘Amber Rose’ (deluxe sample / travel size)  Full Size RRP £21 tried a number of items from this brand before and have found them quite good.   I chose Amber Rose as it a dusky pink which is one of my favourite lip colours.  It has good pigmentation, looks and feels creamy on the lips, applies v easily, only slight transfer, does not feel drying on the lips either which is great. It also lasts really well, although to maintain true colour need to apply few times during the day, evening.    Initial thoughts are that I would definitely consider purchasing full size in this colour and other shades as well.

 

Greenfrog Botanic Geranium & Peppermint Botanical Bodywash – (sample size 50ml)  300ml RRP £8.95  – always happy to see body washes in boxes as useful to have, but quite a small sample to receive considering the full size is 300ml.  However this fragrance is not really for as don’t like peppermint/mint fragrances in skincare products, this one is also quite strong too.  Although it does have a nice creamy consistency and cleanses the skin ok but has not impressed me that much to consider purchasing in another fragrance.

 

Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm (15g – sample size) Full Size 60ml RRP £7.99 – I was happy to see this in my box to try however when I received my box the lid was off the jar and only 1/4 left in jar.  However it does smell fresh and feels good/gentle on the skin but still not that confident with these types of deodorants, have tried few times but still unsure how it would last throughout an ‘active’ day so need to try for a longer period to confirm results – if impressed and would consider purchasing will post a separate review.

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I am hoping for an even better box next month – good start with the sneak peak below.

SPOILER:  June Sneak Peek (below) is a ella EDEN Compact Eyeshadow in either Faith or Julia (Julia looks similar to my favourite Mac eyeshadow in ‘Shroom’) subscribers will receive an email to enable us to choose which colour.

If you subscribe during MAY for your first Birchbox you will get two FREE LOC One & Done Shadow Sticks (worth £16), while stocks last.  Just need to use the code PAIR at checkout.
Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) you can get £5 off your first box – (box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link.

Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during and / or end of the week.

Hope you have a really enjoyable week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

Review: Feelunique Pick ‘N’ Mix – April 2018

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I received my latest Feelunique’s Pick ‘N’ Mix  selection early last week  As advised previously you can choose five ‘free’ samples from a selection of samples available while stocks last (one selection of samples per month) – you are charged £3.95 for shipping and handling fees although you can redeem this against any future order  (excluding Pick ‘n’ Mix) via a £3.95 gift voucher you receive in your follow-up email.

This is a great service and one of the reasons I love it so much is you are not ‘tied’ into a subscription i.e. you do not need to make a selection each month,  only when you see items you like, want to try.

I chose the following items:

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (5ml tube) – I already love this product and if you have never used it before it is not really a cream more a thick gel type consistency.  This is the perfect multi-tasking product, can be used as a lip balm, tame your eyebrows, ends of hair, cuticles, irritated skin, the list goes on…  This is the perfect size for my bag to be used as and when needed.  Would definitely recommend trying;

 

Clarins SOS Primer in Universal Light (5ml tube) – this is one of the newer Clarins products, never tried before, it has a creamy glimmer consistency (see photo below tried to show the glimmer), has a light fragrance and leaves a lovely sheen to the skin.  I have used it a few times and although do like the finish not sure about the colour correcting element but would need to use for a longer period of time to confirm results – at this stage do not think would go on and purchase but prolonged use may change my opinion;

 

Figs and Rouge Hydra-Activ Smart Nutrient Day Cream (20g tube) – as this was a generous sample size, thought good way to try. I had not heard of this cream and although tried products from this range before none had impressed me enough to go on and purchase yet.  However this cream has already surpassed my expectations, a light creamy/almost mousse type consistency that absorbs into skin giving a matt type finish, also seems to help foundation to look more radiant.  The only one area I have had a problem with is around my nose area, as when I use this cream my foundation on this area is not as smooth, pores are more visible so I have started to just use this cream on all the other areas of my face and my normal moisturiser around the nose area. Although I may not go on and purchase because of this reason I definitely would recommend trying if you have an oilier skin or have no ‘open pores’ issues as think you will enjoy using;

 

Elizabeth Arden Standing Ovation Black Mascara (2.5ml) – Not tried this yet as so many mascaras to use before I do.  However impressed with the sample size, may last as long as a full size mascara because as we know we should only really be using each mascara for approx 3 / 4 months once opened.  Sounds good as states will add volume, help with curl and intensity but as we all know we need to try to see how good it actually is;

 

Nude by Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder  (v generous 2g jar) –  this is a really generous sample size.  I adore the Nude by Nature packaging and have enjoyed all their products I have tried to date.  This a fine mill finishing powder and does feel and look good on the skin once applied, does not feel heavy or settle into fines lines and does seem to help makeup last longer.  Initial impressions good but need to use for a longer period of time to confirm results.

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Delighted with my selection this month, a good selection of generous sample size products again this month to enable me to decide whether I like them enough to go on and purchase.  I will definitely continue to use the Pick ‘N’ Mix as and when I see samples I want to try or already love. Remember the more generous sample sizes / make up samples  go quickly but as long as you regularly look through the sample choice you should always see something you want to try.  


As always I highly recommend trying this ‘service’ for yourself as a great way to try products for ‘free’ prior to purchasing especially if you make a future purchase through Feelunique to enable you to redeem your £3.95 gift voucher (the charge for shipping & handling fees) (if new to Feelunique you can use my code here to get £10 off your first order with a £30 minimum spend). 

Look forward to any comments you may have – would love to hear if you have used the Pick ‘N’ Mix service already, what you thought of it?

If not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up during and / or end of the week.

Thank you – take care and hope you have a great week.

Best Wishes Liz x

Latest In Beauty – Harper’s Bazaar Limited Edition Beauty Box Spring/Summer Edit 2018

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Although there are so many great beauty box offers available online at the moment I wanted to let you know about the latest Limited Edition Latest in Beauty Collection  beauty box which is now available to purchase while stocks last – The latest Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Box, Spring/Summer 2018 beauty edit that costs £50 but is worth £224 and is a one off purchase, so no subscription required (although you do get a £5 discount code to use off this box if you are).   I  love the selection of brands, high quality items they have included again this time.

Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Box 

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The following 11 items are included in the box:

  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – 75g FULL SIZE;
  • Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream – 15ml Travel Size;
  • Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – 4g FULL SIZE;  RRP £22
  • MAC Prep + Prime Fix + – 100ml FULL SIZE;  RRP£19
  • Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair – 100ml FULL SIZE;  RRP £24
  • Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Black Mascara – 8.5g FULL SIZE;
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Essence – 50ml Travel Size;
  • Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask – 15ml Travel Size;
  • Alpha H Liquid Gold – 50ml Travel Size;
  • Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – 30ml Travel Size; and
  • Shavata Complimentary Brow-Shape Gift Card.

A great box, love the selection  of items and v happy to see so many products I already like included.  I was especially delighted to see FULL SIZEs of the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+  and the Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair included as RRP for all 3 would be £65 so saving money already and getting so many other products included as well – excellent value.  

I definitely would recommend checking out this box and the other options available while stocks last. The other boxes are good value as well and all the boxes would be perfect as beautiful pampering treats for yourself or as gifts as well.  As I have said before could also separate contents of box into a number of smaller gifts as well.

Currently if you are a subscriber and use the code HB5OFF you will get £5 off this box, as a subscriber you also get FREE SHIPPING on all collection boxes –  if not a subscriber and you use the code HBFD you will  get FREE SHIPPING on this box.

Latest in Beauty also have a monthly beauty subscription ‘Build Your Own Box’ which you can sign up to as well and is worth checking out – you can see my earlier post here for more details.   There are a mixture of full size and travel size beauty products you can 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.

Hope you found this helpful and would love to hear your thoughts if you have, or are thinking of purchasing this or any other of the current ‘collection’ boxes.

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.

Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

Credit: Photo insert Latestinbeauty.com

Review: Birchbox UK – March 2018

Hi Everyone

I received my March Birchbox last Thursday.  Theme of this month’s box is ‘Mindfulness – ‘Be Present not Perfect’ – Birchbox are championing the importance of me time and the art of self-care.   Loving the box design again this month.

 

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

This month a Deluxe sample (3.0g) of the new Benefit Cosmetics BAD gal BANG mascara is included in every box. A product  / beauty information booklet and the following four products were also included in my box:


Benefit Cosmetics BAD gal BANG Mascara (3.0g deluxe sample / travel size) 4g RRP £10.50 8.5G £21.50 this is the new mascara from Benefit so was delighted to see subscribers were all going to get one in their boxes this month as wanted to try it anyway.  Although a lot of people love Benefit mascaras they are not my favourite so wasn’t sure if the new one would be for me either – but I have been v pleasantly surprised.  I like the black and pink packaging, larger sizes has even nicer packaging and the slim long brush is supposed to be streamlined for BIG VOLUME with 360 degree Reach and boy does it deliver.  I cannot believe how with only application how long and voluptuous my lashes look.    It gives more volume than my ‘hero’ MAC mascara and although have only used since last Thursday impressed already as no flaking,  but I have found v slight smudging under my eyes at the end of the night after using it.  The only other slight issues I have noticed is that after I apply I need to separate my lashes with a little brush as it adds that much volume I feel my lashes look a little bit clumpy and that is with only one application; and it also takes a little bit longer to dry as well but overall already it is my favourite Benefit mascara to date, think may even go on and purchase because of the volume it gives.   Although still will not be without my MAC mascara. 

 

BLAQ Eye Mask (One Set)RRP £22 for a set of 5 – subscribers had a choice of a BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask or Peel off Mask this month and I chose the eye mask as although love face masks as well I already have a number to use but I do not have that many eye masks at the moment.  This is a charcoal eye mask with hyaluronic acid to help de-puff, detox  so really looking forward to using, if results good will do a separate review post;

 

Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray (37ml – sample size) Travel Size 75ml RRP £20 – V happy to see this included as although Oribe hair care products are expensive I do think they are v good.  This 2-in-1 formula states works on both wet and dry hair to create natural, unfussy appearance of beach waves and I agree it definitely does without the crispy feel of some sprays and an added bonus is that it smells so good as well;

Happy with this months box as really like four out of five of the items.  Was delighted to get the opportunity to try the NEW Benefit Bad gal Bang Mascara and loving the Oribe spray and Baija body scrub as well.  So not too disappointed that I won’t use one of the items.

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SPOILER:  APRIL Sneak Peek (below) is either a choice of a MODELCo Baked Highlighter – subscribers will receive an email to enable us to choose which colour.

 

If you subscribe during March for your first Birchbox you will get a FREE full-size ModelCo Eye Define Crayon Liner, while stocks last.  Just need to use the code DEFINE at checkout.  I think it is worth getting this month’s box to get the chance to try the new Benefits mascara if you haven’t already, along with four other treats.
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Photo credit:  Birchbox.co.uk.
Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) you can get £5 off your first box -(box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link.

Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box?

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Enjoy the rest of today and hope you have a great week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x