Monday, 30 December 2013

Love Me Beauty Box December 2013




Love Me Beauty Box* - £10 + £2.95 Delivery

For December Love Me Beauty brought out their special Christmas edition box. While there was still a choice of three boxes as usual the options didn't differ too much this month. I went for Menu 1 because it contained two face masks & those are always fun to try out. Apparently we were supposed to receive a surprise Christmas gift in our boxes but I only got the five items included on the menu. I'm definitely not complaining though because the contents of the box were really good, especially the face masks!




Lord & Berry Intensity Lipstick in Glazed Pink
I liked the Lord & Berry lipstick I received in last month's box but this colour just isn't for me. It's a frosty nude pink shade and I can't help but think that it makes me look a bit dead. It seems quite grey toned. The formula of these lipsticks is very creamy & pigmented but I think I'll have to pass on this particular lipstick to one of my friends.




Lord & Berry Kissproof Lip Liner in Romantica
Now this colour is a lot more me. If you prefer matte lips then it can sometimes be easier to just use a lip liner over some lip balm. This one was creamy & well pigmented so it was a lot easier to work with than a lot of other lip liners. It doesn't dry out your lips or make them feel tight either. I wouldn't say it lives up to it's claims of being 'kissproof' but it does leave a nice stain on your lips. I just wish they would've given us a lipstick that matches this bright pink lip liner.

Rodial 5 Minute Facial
This product has such a weird texture. Think Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in the form of a face mask. It's an exfoliating mask with very fine grains. You leave it to dry for 5 minutes and then rub off most of the product with your fingertips. As you rub it has an exfoliating effect on your face. Then you wash off the excess with warm water. It did sting my skin a little bit when I first applied it but that soon went away. When I washed my face after using this I was left with amazingly baby soft skin. My pores were barely visible and my face looked smoother & brighter. It may be a bit of a strange product but the effects are incredible.

S5 Vitality Mask
I'd never heard of S5 Skincare before so I was really intrigued by this product. S5 make skincare products designed for stressed skin featuring highly effective organic bioactives. I love me some organic skincare so I had high hopes for this product. This is another face mask but it's very different to the Rodial one. The texture is more like a serum & it feels very cooling on your face as you apply it. You just apply a thick layer of this stuff & wash it off after 5 minutes. It makes my skin feel really fresh & smooth. The best thing about this is the wonderful glow it gives to your skin. It's a perfect remedy for dull & tired Winter skin. I'll definitely be looking into S5's other products in future because this mask was so lovely to use.



Headline Colors Nail Polish in Quicksand
I previously received a Headline Colours nail polish in another Love Me Beauty box (back when it was called BeautecoBox) and was very impressed with the lovely gold colour I chose. In this box there wasn't a choice of nail polish colour but I really do like Quicksand. It's a classy & chic taupe shade that is opaque in just one coat. The brush in these polishes is a good shape so I find them really easy to apply and the formula of the polish is very smooth & creamy. It has a nice glossy finish too. This shade is very chip resistant compared to the gold one I tried so this is a bit of a one coat wonder.

This was another great box with three fullsize products. I always think the ratio of samples to fullsize products is perfect in the Love Me Beauty boxes. I feel like some of these brands keep popping up though, especially Lord & Berry. Hopefully there'll be some completely new brands to try in next year's boxes. I kinda wish this box was a bit more festive though as nothing really set it apart from the regular boxes. You can subscribe to Love Me Beauty for £10 a month plus £2.95 delivery with no minimum subscription term. They currently have a special 20% off discount for beauty blog readers (first time orders only) – just enter LMBBB20 on the delivery section when signing up. The code is valid until 10th Jan. Visit the Love Me Beauty website to find out more.


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7 comments:

  1. Great box, love Lord & Berry!

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  2. This looks like such a wonderful box! I love Lord and Berry, shame the lipstick is a bit of a non-colour though.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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  3. These Love Me Boxes are always so good. I am tempted to sign up.
    I love S5 skincare & The Lord & Berry Lipstick is a pretty colour
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  4. Ooh this is a great box, I love that lip colour x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  5. looks like a great box, i really like the colour of the nail polish! xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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  6. love the colourof the nailpolish :D

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