Monday, 12 February 2018

The Beauty Guru Box - Latest In Beauty

The Beauty Guru Box - Latest In Beauty

I've spoken a few times on my blog about Latest In Beauty's collaboration boxes, but I had never actually tried out their regular boxes until recently. What's refreshing about it is that you get to curate your own box so there's never any disappointment. Whether you want to go for three, six or nine products in your own beauty box or if you want a one-off box or to receive one every month, there's over 200 products to choose from, how cool is that?

I went for the one-off Beauty Guru Box* which includes 9 products for £25. When I was picking my products, I was a little strategic. I wanted to make the most of trying out some new brands and products as I find subscription boxes to be the best way to discover new beauty products. I also couldn't help but pick a couple of existing favourites.

I'm a bather rather than a shower girl and I'm really into Sunday night pamper sessions with a candle and some bath oils to unwind. The Olverum Bath Oil jumped straight out at me as I've been looking for a more affordable pick. It's a beautiful blend of essential oils and it's really concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Coffee scrubs have been around for a while but I've never tried one myself. I'm mega late to the party on this one so I had to go for the Skinyoga Coffee Body Scrub. As it contains caffeine, it's super charged and while taking care of my dry limbs it also aims to boost the metabolism and enhance the condition of the skin. It's a little messy but left my skin super soft. I'm a fan.

On the subject of body products, I had to go for the infamous Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Infused with guarana which is supposed to be one of the most potent sources of caffeine, it helps moisturise the skin and even lift it to create a booty to be proud of. I've only used the Bum Bum Cream a few times but it will be a repurchase for sure. It smells divine and like a beach holiday so I'm now longing for summer. Hey maybe I'll have an impressive pert bottom to show off in a bikini by then!

The Soft & Gentle 0% Aluminium Roll On Anti-Perspirant is a brand new launch, in fact I receive my box before it launched in shops so that's very exciting. I'm trying to be more mindful about chemicals and what I put in and on my body so this really intrigued me. It works really well and keeps me smelling fresh all day. I like to have a deodorant in my bag just in case and this one is perfect for on the go and for travelling.

The Beauty Guru Box - Latest In Beauty

Skincare-wise I kept it fairly simple. I chose the Tropics Skincare Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum as it sounded perfect for my dry, sensitive skin type. It's a very 'green' formula, right down to the scent which is quite earthy. I'm not s big fan of that personally but it leaves my skin really smooth and is good for soothing irritated skin, perfect for me in the winter as my skin has been a little more sensitive than usual lately.

The Anne Semonin Eye Express Radiance Ice Cubes have long appealed to me so I was pleased to see that Latest In Beauty had them. There's just one cube but that will be enough to test it out. I get really puffy eyes so I'm hoping this does the trick. I'm waiting for a particularly late night or busy day to test this one out!!

For make up I went for some favourites and a highly coveted Korean pick. Erborian are well known for their CC Crème so it was the first product I chose. It's lightweight and comfortable on the skin and I've been really enjoying it for good skin days. It's a little bit darker than I would like but as the formula is light it does blend into the skin quite well so doesn't look too dark. I'm definitely going to seek out a lighter shade in this!

For lips I picked up the Burts Bees Lipstick in Sunset Cruise. I actually got another colour of this in one of the collaboration boxes and I wore it to death so this was an easy choice. The formula is really creamy and moisturising and they're super pigmented. This peachy coral shade is really flattering on pale skin like mine and really perks up my complexion. It's packed with vitamin E and moringa oil so as well as looking good it does your lips a kindness too.

Lastly, I went for the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in black. I have it in brown already so had to complete the set. It's soft to apply but dries down really well and then doesn't budge. I got it for tight lining as my eyes are quite sensitive and the last thing I want is my eyeliner irritating my eyes or moving. It's super black and really thickens up the appearance of my lashes. Perfect!

The Beauty Guru Box from Latest In Beauty is the perfect way to discover new products and give them a good road test before stumping up for the full size. Not one to miss for sure!

Laura

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balms


Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm review

Lip balm is something that I use a lot. There's one in every one of my bags, most coat pockets, the car, down the side of the sofa...I just can't get enough of them. Having dry lips most of the time I always have one on me, and while I tend to pop one on underneath lipstick, sometimes I want a good dose of hydration and some colour payoff in one. The Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balms* offer just that. Perfect for winter and for prepping your pout for Valentine's Day!

The Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balms come in three gorgeous colours; Innocence, an almost clear light pink that enhances your natural lip colour and carries a gorgeous vanilla and orange scent, Seduction - a subtle pink hue with a vanilla scent and Addiction, a raspberry red shade with a berry scent. Depending on your natural lip colour you'll see a different effect, but ultimately they are very sheer and give a 'your lips but better' subtle tint. Personally I think Innocence smells incredible and Addiction gives me the most pigmentation with a 'just bitten' berry stain.

Caudalie has a very natural background which is nodded to with the cute wooden packaging, and the scents are of course also natural and not at all synthetic smelling like a lot of lip balms tend to be.

Caudalie French Kiss Tinted Lip Balm review

The French Kiss lip balms are a fairly solid texture which I prefer, so they're not gooey or gloopy which means they last pretty well on the lips - around two hours before I tend to reapply. The formula softens ever so slightly as your press your finger onto the balm, which Caudalie terms as a 'crème brulee' texture.

The lip balms keep my lips really moisturised and contain quite a cocktail of natural and beneficial ingredients - polyphenols (anti-oxidants), aloe vera to soothe, castor and sunflower oil and beeswax to intensely nourish.

I've worn nothing else on my lips since receiving these - Innocence in particular lives on my desk and I'm a little addicted to its vanilla-orange scent! For £10 a pop these are not to be missed if your lips are constantly chapped like mine.

Laura

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Monday, 5 February 2018

January Favourites


January Favourites

January is finally over and I feel like I can actually get on with the year now. The first and dullest month of every year is always a practise month for me, so now February is here - and it's my birthday month, I'm raring to get going! That said, it's been a month of some change for me, trying to spend less and save for my trip to New York with Tales of a Pale Face in March, eating healthier and also trying to get to grips with having an actual hairstyle that needs styling now. I'm making progress! So here's what's been making me smile this month.
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