Latest In beauty have kept a large loyal following by keeping their beauty boxes excellent value with up-to-the-minute brands and product launches. I have been a fan of the LIB beauty boxes for the last couple of years and am never left feeling disappointed or underwhelmed by their boxes and here are two that have really wowed me this month for their quality and value for money. It’s always hard to choose from the selection at LIB but the Spring Edit caught my eye as it was full of useful goodies to take me into Summer and the Precious Petals box with products from L’Occitane I first heard about on Jane Cunningham/British Beauty Blogger’s Periscope, a gorgeous curation of some of the best selling products from the L’Occitane family.
With so many beauty boxes on offer to buy I find it hard to find a box or brand that delivers on value and quality products every time. I have found with LIB I don’t have that hum-drum factor and underwhelming feeling you can get from a hit and miss beauty box service. It’s really about affordable hair and beauty products that beauty lovers want, they do include some full sized items but even the sample sizes are generous enough to give you plenty of use so you can test them out fully and then see if you want to go ahead and purchase the full sizes.
The Latest In Beauty Glamour Spring Edit
has been reduced in price just recently so now is the time to snap up this brilliant Spring edit as it’s £14.99 reduced from £17.99 and with a value of £79.65 it is incredible value. What you get inside is seven hero products which are ideal for this season all carefully selected by Alessandra Steinherr the Beauty Director of Glamour Magazine especially for this Spring edit.
Inside The Spring Edit Box:
- MUA Luxe 10 Shade Palette in either Paradise (plum & copper) or Utopia (bare and nude)
- Moroccanoil 25ml Light Treatment Oil
- Illamasqua Precision Ink Eye Liner – Full Size
- Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser 30ml
- Bare Minerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation 3ml SPF20
- Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturiser 40ml
- Rosie For Autograph Nuit EDP 15ml
The MUA palette’s are such great value and these metallic additions are perfect for Spring and really they will last and last and keep you going until next Spring! This palette is so perfect for any makeup bag and with 10 shades to use you can really mix and match to your hearts content and I actually wasn’t too worried about which palette I would get as they both are so versatile and usable. With a slick of Illamasqua Precision Ink Eyeliner on top of the MUA eyeshadow and your good to go! The deep pigment, waterproof formula and full sized too this eyeliner is a beauty for getting a really sharp line as it’s fine nib gives you lots of control, and it really will stay put until you take off your makeup at the end of the day.
From Murad there were two generous items, the first a really thorough exfoliating cleanser which you can use 2-3 times a week to keep the skin looking fresh and much brighter. It is a real powerhouse product which will slough away dead skin cells and prepare the skin for moisturising. The second item from Murad is a £10.00 off discount card with no minimum spend so you can stock up on your favourite product. Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Moisturiser has such a cult following and after trying out the generous sample size I can see why. It absorbs into the skin really easily is light in texture giving a fairly matte finish which is perfect pre makeup application. A good size for adding a holiday bag too and the 40ml tube would easily last over a two week break.
Bareminerals have a new product the Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation and it was great to try it out as I had seen it advertised and was intrigued to give it a try. A light formula which is as much a treatment as it is a foundation and it gives a light coverage and feels lovely on the skin. My only problem with the sample was once I had shaken, dotted and buffed it into my skin it was far too dark as I have a really pale complexion. If you find the same issue don’t worry as also in the box is a card to use in-store so you can receive a complementary sample in a shade to suit your complexion.
Lastly a treat for the hair and in the form of the iconic Moroccanoil treatment but in a lighter formula, once you try it you won’t be able to style your hair without it! I loved this addition and the 25ml bottle will last and last and is worth between £13-£14 alone so it is great value. Such a good size to keep in your handbag or take with you on holiday and perfect too if you are new to the gorgeous treatment oil and the lighter formula is just ideal for this season.
- L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream 30ml £8.00
- L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 75ml £7.00
- L’Occitane Divine Cream 8ml £14.00
- Melvita Rose Floral Water 28ml £3.00
- Erborian CC Creme 15ml £17.00
- Melvita L’Or Bio 17ml £6.50
- Eborian Camellia Essence £6.00
- £10 Off A £30 Spend At Melvita
- £10 Off A £30 Spend At Eborian
- £10 Off A £30 Spend At L’Occitane
- A Postcard For Comments Which Could Win You £250
Last in the box from Eborian is the camellia essence (DongBaek) and the 3ml sample while diminutive is really concentrated with a powerful performance and scent. With 73% camellia essense which is rich in fatty acids and used as you would a serum it can help with nourishing skin which is lacking in elasticity . What I found was with just one day’s use my skin felt really soft and smooth and I liked the fact it absorbed right into the skin with no residue, it leaves the skin feeling really silky and the scent is lovely.
So there you have it two fabulous beauty boxes to try out this month, both offering wonderful value for money and full of useful products to take you into Summer. The LIB Glamour Spring Edit won’t be available for too long with Summer nearly here so this is the best time to snap one up especially as it has been reduced to £14.99, I’m glad I bought mine before they discontinued it. The Precious Petals Beauty Box is a delight and a huge thank you to Jane from BBB as her selections are perfect and at £20 the value for money is excellent with a variety of beauty treats from L’Occitane I’m so glad I bought one and I think it would make a great gift idea for someone special, or for yourself.
Take advantage of the no postage costs over £30 at the moment at LIB too and take a look at their great looking The GQ Grooming Power Pack 2016
which is perfect for a Father’s Day treat!
Have you tried either of these LIB beauty boxes yet?
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