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Christmas: The You Beauty Advent Calendar SPOILER!

Posted on November 2, 2017

Hi Guys!

I have another amazing beauty advent calendar to share with you today – the You Beauty Advent Calendar contains 24 days of premium beauty products with a total value of over £230 for only £60.00…

Would you believe it if I said this was the 6th You Beauty Advent Calendar? I can’t believe they’ve been making them that long! Anyway, this year is better than ever, and the 2017 calendar is packed with a selection of the very best beauty and skincare products chosen by the experts at You Magazine. There’s treats to be found across makeup, skincare, nails, haircare and accessories, from some fantastic brands such as Ciate, Nip & Fab, REN, Rodial, ESPA, bareMineranls and many more. Let’s take a look inside…

Just look at all the beauty goodies! Here’s a complete run down of everything that’s included, including product sizes and individual values –

  • Makeup Revolution Pro Looks Palette in Stripped & Bare (Full size worth £6.00)
  • Ciate Wonderwand Gel Kohl Liner (Travel size 0.8g worth £7.50)
  • bareMinerals SKINLONGEVITY® Vital Power Infusion (7.5ml worth £8.50)
  • Gatineau Gentle Silk Cleanser (50ml worth £5.00)
  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (37ml worth £10.00)
  • Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Vixen (Full size 12ml worth £12.00)
  • Kitsch Teardrop Bobby Pins (Full size including 3x pins worth £6.77)
  • Lipcote Browcote Waterproof Brow Sealer (Full size 4ml worth £6.99)
  • Look Good Feel Better Angled Blending Brush (Full size worth £7.00)
  • Sport FX Time Out Face Mist (Full size 30ml worth £5.99)
  • Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Takeaway Shampoo & Conditioner (2x75ml worth £5.00)
  • Nip + Fab Travel Palette Light/Medium (Full size worth £9.95)
  • REN Keep Young & Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot (10ml worth £12.00)
  • Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Mask (Single mask worth £6.00)
  • This Works deep sleep pillow spray (5ml worth £2.00)
  • ESPA Restorative Body Oil & £15 Gift Card (15ml worth £5.10 + £15)
  • Janina Ultra White Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste (75ml worth £11.50)
  • The White Company Cassis Mini Home Spray (15ml worth £2.40)
  • Monuskin Illuminating Primer (30ml worth £17.97)
  • The Organic Pharmacy Lip and Eye Cream (Full size 10ml worth £26.95)
  • Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask (75ml worth £7.64)
  • Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner Spray (50ml worth £3.24)
  • Dr Organic Snail Gel Eye Serum (Full size 15ml worth £13.99)
  • Skinfix Hand Repair Cream (30ml worth £4.33)

I make the total to be £218.82, which isn’t quite the £230 that You Beauty have advised, but it’s not far off, and for £60.00, this is still amazing value. I’m really impressed by the varied selection of brands they’ve included, as well as the generous sizes of many of the products. If you’re looking for a beauty advent calendar this year then you should definitely consider this!

The You Beauty Advent Calendar is £60.00 and available now at Latest In Beauty.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Latest In Beauty Launches Beauty & The Beast Box #BeautyAndTheBeast

Posted on March 15, 2017

Hi Guys!

It seems like beauty box companies have started to look to more interesting and innovative ways to promote their boxes of late – which I’m really pleased to see. And most recently the Beauty & The Beast Box from Latest in Beauty has definitely got everyone talking.

Their collaboration with the upcoming Beauty and The Beast movie actually includes two different boxes, one ‘Beauty’ box for her, and one ‘Beast’ box for him. I have the Beauty box which has been beautifully designed to look like a Beauty & The Beast Book. Let’s see what’s inside the box –

  • Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage Exfoliator (75ml, worth £19.99)
  • L’Occitane Roses Et Reines Hand & Nail Cream (10ml, worth £2.66)
  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (43ml, worth about £4.00)
  • Soigne Betteraves Rouges Nail Polish (full size, worth £11.00)
  • Burt’s Bees Lipstick (full size, worth £9.99)
  • Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet (10ml worth £5.75)
  • Latest in Beauty Gold Compact Mirror

Total value of box = £53.39 (Though Latest In Beauty say it’s worth over £80 on their site)

On first glance, this looks like a really good selection of products – and there appears to be more included than you get in a standard beauty box too which is great. The packaging is also on point with the box opening on one side like a book, and Latest in Beauty have also added faux rose petals inside the packaging. These are really nice touches that definitely make the box feel special.

Starting with the products that caught my attention – it’s great to find the Burt’s Bees Lipstick in the box, as this is literally a brand new product, and many of you will know that beauty subscription boxes have quite a reputation for including less than new products, so this was a welcome surprise. The colour is also really nice, I have shade 501 Blush Basin which is a pretty nude pink which will suit most skin tones.

The other product which I’m looking forward to trying is the Soigne Nail Poilish. I’ve tried a few nail polishes from them in the past and remember being very impressed. Betteraves Rouges is a show stopping true intense red shade that looks gorgeous.

The Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet and L’Occitane Roses Et Reines Hand & Nail Cream minis are also nice additions. I love both of these brands and have used both products before, so I know these products will definitely get used.

I’m slightly less excited by the Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – though again this is something I will use, it’s just not the most exciting product, you know? And the same goes for the Gatineau Radiance Enhancing Gommage Exfoliator. I’ve actually heard good things about this product though, so I’m interested to see if it works on my sensitive skin. Please do let me know if you’ve tried this!

Overall I think this is a really good box, and definitely worth £20.00. But – it doesn’t really have much to do with Beauty and The Beast, apart from the LIB mirror with the rose logo on, and the outer packaging which would make a nice keepsake box. The actual products could have been in any box really. However, I do think it’s a really fun collaboration, and I’m looking forward to finding out what Latest in Beauty will come up with next.

The Beauty and The Beat box is available now for £20.00 at Latest in Beauty.

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Latest In Beauty – Capital FM Best Of Summer Beauty Box

Posted on June 29, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I’ve got a pretty exciting beauty box on the blog for you today! This is Latest in Beauty’s most recent collaboration with Capital FM – The Best Of Summer #Capitalbeautybox. This box is £17.95 and contains a massive bundle of products to help you look amazing this sumer!

Let’s take a look in the box –

  • MUA Mega Volume Mascara (7ml) worth £3.00
  • Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Ultra Radiance Sun Lotion (100ml) worth £5.99
  • Malin + Goetz Travel Skincare Mini Set worth £10
  • Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm in Berry (full size) worth £4.50
  • MUA Poptastic Eyeshadow Palette (full size) worth £4.00
  • Fudge Urban Hair Art (full size) worth £5.99
  • Dr Organic Dead Sea Minerals Bio-Plasma Mud Mask (100ml) worth £7.99
  • Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish (8ml) worth £10
  • Colab Sheer & Invisible Paris Dry Shampoo (50ml) worth £2.50
  • I Love… Perfectly Peachy Bath & Shower Cream (10ml) worth £1.00

Total value = £54.97

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Ok so I’m going to start with the Nails Inc polish, as this really caught my eye! The shade Soho Place is just beautiful – I love greens and blues on my nails so this definitely gets a thumbs up from me! It also has a gel effect finish so it gives a super shiny, ‘salon’ finish to your nails which I love.

The Dr Organic Bioactive Skincare Organic Dead Sea Mineral Bio-Plasma Mud Mask (what a mouthful) caught my eye next, because I’m a big fan of masks and I haven’t heard of this brand before. This is a detoxifying mask that penetrates deep into the skin to remove excess oil and impurities whilst stimulating new cell regeneration. I’ve just tried this mask and my skin is now feeling super clean and fresh!

Next is the Malin & Goetz mini set, which includes their Grapefruit Face Cleanser (10ml), Vitamin E Face Moisturiser (10ml) and Lip Moisturiser (5ml) I haven’t had a chance to try the face products out yet, but I can tell you the cleanser smells lovely! The Lip Moisturiser though, I absolutely love! I’m forever getting dry lips and I pretty much have lip balms coming out of my ears after collecting so many of them. I’ve only used this Lip Moisturiser a couple of times so far but I can confidently say it’s one of my all time favourites already – possibly my actual favourite! Seriously, if you suffer with dry lips, you need this product. Also, a full sized Lip Moisturiser is only £10 from Space NK – take a look and you may notice everyone that’s left a review has given this product 5 stars!

On the subject of lip balms, there’s also a rather nice Carmex Moisture Plus Tinted Lip Balm in the box, this is handy if you like a hint of colour but aren’t keen on a full on lipstick. This will definitely be added to my makeup bag!

Next up is the Co Lab Dry Shampoo in Paris. This apparently has a ‘floral fragrance’ – I can’t quite put my finger on it but there’s something really quite masculine about this scent, it smells like a man’s deodorant to me! If the fragrance doesn’t deter you, the mini 50ml bottle is the perfect size to throw in your handbag.

Keeping with the theme of hair, there’s also a new Fudge Urban Spray In Hair Colour in Violet Haze in the box. This is the spray in / wash out type of hair colour, so it won’t permanently dye your hair. I’ve just sprayed this in my husbands dark brown hair, and he has a nice lilac streak now! 😀

The Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection SPF30 Sun Lotion is another fantastic product – the cream sinks into the skin leaving no residue, and the best bit? It smells like HOLIDAY! This is seriously one of the best smelling sun lotions I’ve ever tried. I’ll be dreaming of tropical climes tonight after inhaling this!

And lastly the MUA products, considering they’re cheap as chips, they’re actually not too bad at all! The eyeshadow palette contains some pretty bright colours so it won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it’s a great and inexpensive way to start dabbling with colour, and the Mega Volume Mascara again wasn’t too bad, it didn’t give my stumpy lashes the best volume ever, but it could have been a lot worse.

Ok so over all this really is a pretty awesome box! I’m so impressed with the range and quality of the contents, plus at only £17.95 it’s is a complete bargain! Grab one now while you can!

You can purchase this box now from Latest In Beauty. I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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