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Cohorted June 2016 Beauty Box Review

Posted on June 14, 2016

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Hi Guys!

As ever it doesnt seem like a week has passed since the last box arrived, and now June’s Cohorted box has just landed on my doormat! Let’s take a look what’s included in this months box –

  • HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette in Foxy, worth £25.00.
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, in Sierra, worth £20.00.
  • James Read Instant Bronzing Spray, worth £25.00.
  • Lord & Berry Supreme Iridescent Eyeliner, in Smart Blue, worth £12.00.

Total value of box = £82.00.

Ok, so this box probably isn’t the most exciting I’ve seen from Cohorted (it would have been nice to receive five products rather than four) never the less at £82.00 it is a high value box, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and trying everything out…

I’m a big fan of NARS lip products, especially their Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, so I was really happy to find one in this months box! The shade Sierra is not really my colour though unfortunately – it’s kind of a burnt sienna / orange shade, which I think would look amazing on darker skin tones, but it doesn’t really do much for my pasty complexion! The booklet does say ‘mixed’ for the shade though, so it looks as though there will be a variety of shades on offer. I should also point out that though I’m not keen on this particular colour, I definitely think NARS’ Velvet Matte Lip Pencils are one of the best matte lipsticks you can buy.

The Lord & Berry Supreme Iridescent Eyeliner also caught my eye – you know how I love a blue eyeliner! Shade Smart Blue is a deep midnight blue with a metallic matte finish. It applies nicely and the formula is smooth and soft, but not too soft – I’m really happy this was in the box!

The HD Brows Palette also looks pretty good – this palette contains a highlighter, three brow shades (all matte pressed powder) and a clear wax for setting the brows, as well as a double ended brush. It’s also great that the shadows are dual purpose, so you can use them both as eyeshadow and for your brows.

And lastly the James Read Instant Bronzing Spray – I must admit I’m usually quite wary when it comes to fake tan as I’m pretty pale. The James Read Instant Bronzing Spray promises to deliver an all over golden tan with ease. I’ll be trying this out over the next few days so keep an eye on my snapchat (tsncblog) to see how I get on!

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

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

This post contains press samples

Glossybox | The Iconic Hollywood Edition‏

Posted on April 22, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I just love a limited edition – a limited edition anything. It’s just a bit special and a bit of a treat. I also love when beauty box companies bring out their themed or limited boxes, and Glossybox have done just that. For April Glossybox has returned to Hollywood’s golden age of glamour. Taking inspiration from the great and the glorious, Glossybox presents the Collector’s Edition Iconic Hollywood box.

GLOSSYBOX has captured the allure of Audrey, the marvel that is Marilyn and the wonder of Grace Kelly to curate the Iconic Hollywood Box. The classic red lipstick, the essential black eyeliner and a warm nude nail polish take over this month‘s box. GLOSSYBOX have hand- picked the best in beauty, promising products from brands including Darphin, Lord & Berry and Color Club, to help you capture the look of your favourite Hollywood heroes.

So what’s in the box?

  • Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss – Full size worth £10.00
  • POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen – Full size worth £6.50
  • Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream 5ml – 50ml is £65 so 5ml is £6.50
  • Color Club Barely There Nail Polish – Full size worth £4.10
  • Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls – 35ml worth £6.00

Total value of box = £33.10

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The Lord & Berry Lip Pencil instantly grabs my attention – this is easily the star product in the box. It’s a bright orange toned red shade that definitely isn’t for the faint hearted. This pencil gives a matte finish that doesn’t budge, smudge or move from the lips – I think this shade is perfect for a statement lip this summer.

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The Pop Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen, isn’t actually a pen – I just wanted to point that out! It’s a double ended eyeliner with a Kajal pencil at one end to create a killer feline flick, and a smudger at the other if you want to smudge your eyeliner out for a smokey look. It gives a great line that’s well pigmented and didn’t seem to budge after wearing it for a day.

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The Color Club Nail Lacquer in Barely There is the perfect nude shade for fairer complexions – but – I have to say I was actually quite disappointed with this polish. It was just so sheer. On first application it might as well have been a clear polish, and I was still nowhere near full opacity after three applications. I guess it just depends what you’re looking for in a nail polish. I personally like a full and intense colour. If you prefer a very sheer colour that just gives shine, then this is for you.

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Next the Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls in Cherry Blossom – they smell just beautiful. You’re directed to sprinkle a handful into your bath and leave to dissolve to release their soothing scent. It’s a pretty small bag (35g) so I think you could get 2-3 baths out of it. I think this is a great introduction to Nougat London products though.

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And lastly the Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream. This comes in a dinky little 5ml pot – which is perfect for trying the cream out as it’s a massive £65 for the 50ml full size jar. This cream uses the CelluVie™ Complex” and skin strengthening Probiotics to rapidly replenish skin with comforting moisture and protection. It aims to visibly improve skins elasticity, soften lines and wrinkles and improve radiance.

The April Collector’s Edition Iconic Hollywood GLOSSYBOX is £10 (+P&P) and will be available throughout April 2015 from www.glossybox.co.uk while stock lasts.

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