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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

This post contains press samples

Soigne Botanique Macaron Nail Polish Collection | Review

Posted on July 25, 2014

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Hi Guys!

Well do I have some pretty little treats to show you today! How absolutely sweet, gorgeous and pretty is this little nail polish set! I just happened to be a lucky monkey and won them in a Facebook competition the other week, yippee!!

It’s likely you won’t have heard of Soigne Botanique as they’re brand new kids on the blog. There are a few reviews popping up on the blogosphere now though so make sure you look them up! Also, they’re so new their website isn’t even up and running yet! Soigne wanted to give nail polish and beauty fanatics a little taster with this fab competition, and I’m definitely not left disappointed!

Here’s a bit more about the company –

SOIGNÉ nail polishes Contain up to 85% plant-sourced raw materials and free of harmful carcinogens. SOIGNÉ provides luxury, fashion forward nail colours with natural ingredients, and contemporary design. Created and manufactured in France.The superiority of the SOIGNÉ nail polish formula and the attention to detail are what makes SOIGNÉ unique – the experience is all encompassing luxury from start to finish.

SOIGNÉ offers the opportunity to own show-stopping, on-trend colours, with luxury and highly collectible, reusable packaging that you’d be proud to display on your dressing table. The SOIGNÉ Core Collection holds an array of cult classic neutrals as well as some show-stopping shades to add some serious colour to any outfit.

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So this is the ‘Macaron’ collection, of course! Perfectly packaged in a baby pink quality cardboard box with gold detailing, on opening the box the polishes are hidden behind greaseproof paper (sorry that sounds very home ec’! I’m sure there’s a better word for it than that but I have no idea what that might be!) If you’ve ever bought a box of posh macarons you’ll know this is just like the sort of packaging they come in. And then on to the colours! You’re treated to five 10ml bottles in an array of stunning pastel shades, with one bright coral shade for good luck!

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From left to right the colours are as follows – Pistache, Lavande, Caramel, Fruit de la Passion, and Petale de la Rose. I mean even the names a gorgeous!

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All I can say is these colours are divine, you’ll want three coats for full opacity and I predict Soigne Botanique is definitely going to be big this summer! I can’t wait to see what other colours they come up with!

I hope you enjoyed my review xx