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Cohorted February 2016 Beauty Box Review

Posted on February 27, 2016

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Hi Guys,

Cohorted are back on the blog today with their latest subscription box – this one includes a good selection of makeup, skincare and fragrance, and a couple of fantastic brands we haven’t seen from Cohorted before. The February box includes:

  • Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow in 91 Apparition, worth £25.00
  • Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment, worth £45.00
  • Dove True Tone Underarm Dark Mark Eraser, worth £11.99
  • Elemis Pro Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks x2, worth £15.00
  • Cargo Cosmetics Long Wear Lip Gloss in Madrid, worth £10.00
  • Marc Jacobs Lola 1.2ml perfume sample, Free added extra.

Total value of box = £106.99.

Ok so the standout product in this box is obviously the Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadow. As far as I’m aware this is the first time Cohorted have included a Chanel product, and I think it will be very well received. This eyeshadow has a cream to powder formula – so it applies like a cream but feels like a powder on the skin, which I love. And as expected with Chanel, the formula is of superior quality. Shade 91 is actually rather lovely – I say actually because it’s a blue, and blue eyeshadow is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. This is a deep midnight metallic blue though, perfect for a smoky eye.

The Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment sounded familiar to me, and then I remembered this was included in Cohorted’s second ever beauty box, nearly a year ago in March 2015. This is a bit of a funny product, and by funny I mean it’s a powder that you apply to your face before going to bed! It’s supposed to reduce the appearance of pores, increase luminosity and even out skin tone, and I must admit I never got round to trying it out. This is definitely on my ‘to-try’ list now so I’ll let you all know how I get on!

The third product on the list is a Dove True Tone Underarm Dark Mark Eraser – now this product isn’t mentioned in the included information booklet, but the Pixi pencil which is mentioned is missing – so I’m guessing Cohorted ran out of Pixi and included this product instead. I must admit I’m a bit disappointed because I love Pixi products, and then pencil in the booklet does look rather lovely. Anyway, this ‘Dark Mark Eraser’ definitely sounds interesting. It’s actually a night cream, that you apply to clean armpits at bedtime, with the aim of brightening your skin. I think this is going to be a bit hit and miss – some people will thick it’s a great idea, and I think others won’t be so keen.

Next is the Cargo Cosmetics Long Wear Lip Gloss in Madrid. This is a sheer mauve shade packed with silver glitter. It’s a nice little gloss that’s non sticky and long lasting.

The Elemis Pro Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks are a welcome addition to this month’s box too. This is a first show from Elemis, which is one of my favourite skincare brands. These masks aim to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the eye area looking smoother and feeling moisturised – they sound right up my street.

And lastly the Marc Jacobs Lola 1.2ml mini sample. I’m a bit of a perfume fanatic so fragrance samples are always appreciated here!

Overall this is a great little box, and though I think I’ve had enough of seeing Cargo products for now, it’s great to see Cohorted have included Chanel and Elemis this month. I’d love to see more of these brands in the future!

On that note, I’d love to hear which brands or particular products you’re not so keen on in beauty boxes? And if there are any you’d really love to see?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Lookfantastic Beauty Box December | Review

Posted on December 4, 2014

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Hi Guys!

The last month really has gone by in a flash, I couldn’t believe it when December’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box arrived! Last months box was simply excellent (you can check out previous reviews here – SeptemberOctober and November) This did set the standard for me and push the bar up, giving me pretty high expectations for future boxes. So What came in December’s box…?

Here’s what was included –

  • Lord & Berry Polish Eye Pencil in Mirror Black. Full size, £10.00
  • Bourjois Intense Smoky Eyeshadow Palette. Full size, £7.99
  • Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel 15ml. A 50ml tube is £29.50, making 15ml £8.85
  • Macademia Healing Oil Infused Comb. Full size, £6.00
  • Pure Gold Collagen Drink. A 10 pack is £35.99, making one bottle £3.50
  • Murad Essential-C Cleanser 45ml. A 200ml tube is £34.00, making 45ml £7.65.
  • Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil 15ml. A 30ml bottle is £47.00, so 15ml is £23.50

Total value = £67.49, not as good as last month, but I’m not complaining!

Ok so I’m pretty impressed with this box. The Bourjois palette and Lord & Berry eyeliner are worth more than the price of the box alone, and they’re both products I’ll use so this is definitely a good start. The Macadamia Healing Oil Infused Comb is a bit of a funny one though, the comb itself is pretty big, with massive teeth too, there’s nothing discreet about this bad boy! I have super fine hair so it’s really not made for someone like me! I’m going to give it a go though 🙂 I’m also already a massive fan of Ole Henriksen’s Pure Truth Cleanser and haven’t tried any other products of his yet, so I’m super excited to get stuck in with the Youth Activating Oil which has the same lovely citrusy scent. I’m a bit on the fence about the Gold Collagen drink – I don’t doubt that it’s going to be good for me but the bottle stated you should drink one bottle a day for 4 weeks or longer, so having one bottle is kind of pointless, but at least you can try out the product to see if you like the taste of it. And lastly we have the Murad and Elemis products, both are favourite brands of mine so I’m really pleased to find the Essential-C Cleanser and Papaya Enzyme Peel in the box.

Overall I’m pleased with this box, Lookfantastic have definitely included a good range of products this month. I’ll definitely be buying January’s box now too… 🙂

I’d love to hear if you bought this box and what you thought of it?

I hope you enjoyed my review xxx