Thursday 27 March 2014

Love Me Beauty Box March 2014

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

Every month Love Me Beauty offer a choice of three different beauty boxes. I have to admit it was rather difficult to choose one this month. All of the products sounded pretty amazing! Not only that but each box had six items instead of the usual five. I finally settled on menu one due to the inclusion of the Nip + Fab CC Eye Fix. As always Love Me Beauty have been very generous with their samples. My box had three full size products & three trial size products. Here's what I received:

BlanX White Shock Toothpaste
I think that BlankX are one of the few brands that you can find in Boots with truly effective teeth whitening products. I used to love their whitening mouthwash but I can't seem to find it in the shops anymore. Looking at their website it appears that they do still make a whitening mouthwash as part of this White Shock range so I'll be getting a bottle of that for sure. Anyway onto this toothpaste. The White Shock range features a peroxide-free formula that reacts to light exposure so it will continue to whiten your teeth throughout the day. Top dentist tip: don't rinse your mouth out or use mouthwash after brushing your teeth. You will just wash off the effects of your toothpaste. I have to say that this sample tube has me impressed. My teeth definitely look a bit brighter already. I'd be very interested in trying out their LED whitening treatment too.

Murad Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15
This is a really lovely moisturiser. I wasn't expecting much but it feels so comforting on the skin. The formula looks like a white cream but the texture is more like a gel. Avocado oil & shea butter help to soften & nourish the skin. It is instantly hydrating & makes my face look really dewy. It would probably be best for those with dry or normal skin types. If you have oily skin I have a feeling this would look far too greasy. I'm happy with my Clarins HydraQuench Lotion SPF 15 but if the Murad moisturiser was a bit cheaper I would consider buying this instead.

Deep Steep Moisture Stick in Lavender Chamomile
I love multipurpose balm products and I normally keep a couple in my handbag. But this lavender scented stick is so dreamy that it's quickly found a home on my bedside table. I like to apply it to my pulse points before bed to help me drift off into the land of nod. The formula of the balm is really nice. It features coconut oil, shea butter & cocoa seed butter to deeply hydrate the skin without feeling greasy. It sinks right in & is perfect for sorting out any dry areas like elbows, knees & feet. The Honeydew Spearmint stick in one of the other boxes sounds lovely too. I think I'll be picking up a couple more of these.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Gracie False Lashes
I have a huge stash of false lashes from Eylure, Ardell, Kiss & Illamasqua but I've never tried any from The Vintage Cosmetic Company before. I love lashes with an invisible band as it means you don't have to whack on loads of eyeliner to cover the join. These would be a great choice if you're just looking to add some length to your lashes. They're very subtle & natural enough to wear during the day. They make a change from all the crazy unwearable eyelashes you tend to get in beauty boxes. I found these really easy to apply & I love the fluttery doe-eyed look they give me. I didn't really like the glue that came with the lashes. It was slightly too tacky leaving little strands of glue everywhere. Duo glue is a much better option.

Nip + Fab CC Eye Fix in Light
I decided to go for this menu just so I could try out this product. Unfortunately this was probably the only disappointing product in the box. This product claims to be an eye cream & a concealer in one. The formula is far too wet meaning that it immediately sinks into any creases around your eyes. The colour match is fairly good. It does work to correct dark circles but the coverage just isn't enough for me so I have to use a proper concealer on top. I don't think it works as an eye cream either. It felt a bit tacky around my eyes even after a few hours of wear which wasn't very comfortable. It could potentially be good for someone younger at school where you can't wear too much makeup but it's definitely not for me. I'll be sticking to my Bobbi Brown Corrector in future.

Quintessentially English Bath Salts in English Rose
Bath salts are my current bath product of choice. They're great for drawing out toxins in your body & leave you feeling wonderfully relaxed. Personally I love rose scents so I think these salts are amazing. The mix of rose absolute, rose geranium & jasmine perfumes is heavenly & very romantic. They're incredibly indulgent & you can use the salts to exfoliate with too. The little rose buds are such a cute finishing touch. I really want to try the Quintessentially English Sunshine Bath Salts next because I'm a huge fan of citrus scents.

Even though I didn't like the Nip + Fab Eye Fix I'm still glad I went for menu one. I really loved everything else & I've found a few new things that I will be repurchasing very soon. You can subscribe to Love Me Beauty for £10 a month plus £2.95 delivery with no minimum subscription term. Love Me Beauty have kindly given me a special discount code so you can get 10% off your first box! Just enter SV10 at the checkout. Visit the Love Me Beauty website to find out more.

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