Summer is here :) Really !! 23 degrees and sunny isn’t something we often get to experience in UK. So I thought we will talk summer and who better to introduce summer with, than Glamour and Latest in Beauty !! They came up with another little project called The Glamour Summer Edit and let me tell you: Stop what you’re doing, read this post and go buy it here before it sells out. Believe me you don’t want to miss this one !!
Who doesn’t love watermelons? This is a general team behind the super cute, ultra summer packaging of this box. I don’t normally love the packaging, however this one is a keeper (insert watermelon emoji here)
Glamour’s beauty director, Alex Steinherr is promising the best beauty edit yet? Is she right? She may actually be. You can follow her on Instagram here.
Box has a whooping value of £117.99 and it’s available for £17.99. You really can’t bit the price of this one. It is packed with exciting new and old brands so without further ado let’s get on with unboxing :) Ready?
As usual I am more excited about trying new skincare. It’s a little crazy if you consider the amount of money I spend monthly on makeup (It’s not pretty and it is definitely not a minimalism I live by lol)
So what, except for watermelons, got me to purchase this box? The answer is simple - Pixi by Petra. I’ve heard so much about their Glow Tonic and wanted to try it for a really long time. When I saw that we get to sample it (15ml) with the box I had to have it. Sample is quite ok, 15 ml is not much but for a tonic it should last for two weeks so it’s definitely something I will be testing asap. I will report later with my opinion. Would this be something I purchase full size? Probably. Especially with £5 off voucher code included with the box. This is an exfoliating Toner with 5% Glycolic formula. It also has aloe vera & ginseng making it a great all rounder even for dry and sensitive skin. It’s alcohol free, however it comes with a caution that due to alpha hydroxy acid it may increase skin sensitivity to sun. I will be using it in the evenings and making sure I’m protected with a very high SPF.
Talking about SPF… Eucerin Mattyfying Sun Fluid is also included in the box. I’ve heard of the brand but never got to testing any of its products so this is something I will surely be using in the upcoming months. I’m a little unsure of it’s mattyfying formula as I have a dry skin and this one is for normal and combination but I will give it a go. This comes with SPF 50 and 4 stars superior UVA approved by EU. Nevertheless it is great to see a sun protection in this box as sun can have a very dangerous effect on our skin from health as well as beauty perspective so if there’s one product I strongly advise you to buy as soon as possible is a high sun filter. Worried it may flash in your photos? I’m on defence here. So what? As long as my skin is healthy and well protected I don’t mind playing a ghost in few photos :)
I only recently updated my skincare to oils. And what an update it has been. I use virgin, cold pressed coconut oil for, well everything these days. I’ve used few beauty brands facial oils and haven’t found a favourite so far. Nothing justifying spending £20-£50-£100 plus on an oil working as my trusty £6 jar of coconut oil from Sainsbury (check out here). However I heard of brand Caudalie for what seems like forever now. As it is a luxury brand with prices giving me a little meltdown I was really looking forward to testing some before committing to buying full size. I’m so happy to receive a 15 ml sample of their Divine Oil, which can be used on face, body and hair. Let me tell you - it smells amazing. If it wasn’t so damn expensive I would use it all over. I already tried it this morning on my face and it gives an amazing glow as well as it gives my skin a little extra moisture. I will test some more and report back later, maybe with a skincare favourites post? Let me know, if it’s something you’d like to read :)
Balance Me has it’s representation this months as well. I generally like their products as their smell insane, the ingredient list is something I can live with (99% natural)and the price won’t break the bank, even if it’s little more I would normally spend on body products :) This time I will be testing Super Toning Body polish. This product comes free of: parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, silicons, dea, pegs, colourings etc. Sample size is 50 ml which makes it a perfect travel size and you have to use it within 6 months from opening (no pegs generally mean that products must be used pretty quickly)
Lastly we get to try L’Occitane’s Shampoo and Conditioner with 5 essential oils. I love L’Occitane. Best hand creams I’ve ever tried :) However they do come with sulphates :( which is slightly disappointing. Nevertheless these 2x 35ml samples will surely be used and tested. For my very, very long hair this means one application probably so I don’t envision forming a proper opinion on them.
Something in between skincare and make is Vita Liberata Trystal Minerals Luxury Tan Bronzer. I’m actually quite excited to try this product as it is promised to be the first ever self-tanning bronzer. i love bronzer. I love a little harmless, sunless tan so yeah I will be trying this one out. I have really high hopes. Let’s see what this baby can do :) It also comes with super soft bronzer brush which i may use as a contour brush and try using this product with a more round and larger brush. We’ll see :)
Many brands are now coming up with gel nail polishes where no UV lamp is required to cure them. Nails Inc has a representation in this box with its Gel Effect Nail Polish which I received in the most gorgeous pink nude colour in Uptown !!! They promise an ultra lasting effect and I am sure to test it out for you and maybe even do a little compare post about different no lamp gel polishes across many brands
Bourjois Color Boost in Fuchsia Libre is a beautiful pinky shade perfect for cool, undone summer look. It promises hydration and lasting effect up to 10 hrs. Ok, I don’t believe that in the slightest as I haven’t yet met a moisturising yet lasting lipstick but hey, I am open to testing this one out. I’m impressed as it comes with SPF15 which means your lips are also protected from the rays. Colour is definitely one which would suit many skin tones including my pasty one :)
Flash tattoos are everywhere. and with the festivals approaching very soon Seekers of the Sun came up with a limited edition design for Glamour Beauty Edit. I will be taking them with me on my hols to update my evening look :)
I love this box. One of the best boxes out there and it’s definitely worth the price. I will be testing out all of the products for sure. Some stand out more than others of course and my absolute favourites are Claudalie Divine Oil, Pixi Glow Tonic, Eucerin Sun Fluid and Vita Liberta Bronzer Brush :) I am excited to try them all and I will be including them in my beauty regime as soon as possible :)
What do you guys think? Are you as impressed or maybe disappointed with this box? Let me know in the comments below if there’s something you’d like me to fully review for you.
That’s it for today. I am putting sunscreen on and going to chill in the garden. I feel like I’ve earned it somehow :)