Thursday 5 November 2015

Unbox with me: THE DREAM BOX IV British Beauty Blogger for Latest in Beauty

Hello my lovelies :) Hope your week has been treating you well so far:) Weekend is upon us and I just can't wait <3 I come to you today with a very special edition of Unbox with me. Today we are talking about newest collaboration of an amazing UK blogger Jane from British Beauty Blogger with Latest in Beauty. If you don't already know, you can check her out on Bloglovin' and Instagram - I'm obsessed !! 

Let's dig in. Box isn't anything fancy in itself, standard LiB box. It's priced at £21.95 plus P&P and values at a whooping £106.20. It includes 15 beauty treats both full size and samples. I think the selection, as with any of Jane's previous signature boxes, is excellent !! You will find here everything from skincare, through body, hair and makeup, including accessories.  There's so many I'm super duper excited to try !! I'm babbling already... Let's start then, shall we? 

Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie Lipstick in Raise The Bar (sample £7.00)

I was excited to see a lip product in the box and not because I'm only slightly obsessed with lipsticks... Just a tad really lol ;) I am new convert to Bare Minerals thanks to the amazing Complexion Rescue but I haven't ventured out yet to try anything else. Shade is certainly difficult to describe. Pigmentation is great. Jane describes it as "on the side of nude". I can certainly see why, it's not that much darker than a dark nude but it has a certain berry like kick to it plus a metallic sheen with gold. I'm not sure if it's something I will be wearing a lot... I am forever a member of matte lip club and I rarely stray... It's a beautiful shade in its own light and I will most definitely give it a good test :)

Erborian CC Cream (sample 15 ml value £17.00)

Super excited about this one. It's a brand I have never heard of before and I get so excited trying new things. I'm also a convert to the world of CC creams (hin at the above BM Complexion Rescue mention) as I find that I tend to go for less coverage, more natural look these days (getting old, aye?). This cream goes on without a colour, it's near white with a little pigment beads. It supposed to adjust to our own skin tone, which sounds amazing. It feels very light when swatched on the back of the hand, moisturising. It's SPF25 as well, making it a great daytime choice :) 

L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara (full size RPR £10.99)

I only recently converted to L'Oreal mascaras as previously I would always go for Maybelline if buying drugstore. This is a lengthening mascara so I will be curious to see how well it works. I tend to go for volumising mascaras in general but I'm happy to gives this one a go. Can never have too many mascaras right?

Collection Speedy Blush Stick in Cheeky (full size RPR £3.99)

I have to say I really like this shade. Nice coral pink gives enough pigmentation without being to overbearing. Easy to blend with both fingers and brush, it gives you the illusion of those perfect flushed cheeks :) I like cheek products and I am already wearing it today. Wear time unto 5-6 hours which isn't bad for a cream product as I don't powder my face anymore :)

Crown Brush Pro Studio Contour Brush (RPR £9.99)

I haven't tried any Crown Brushes before and I think me and this contour brush will be great friends. Well cut soft bristles and well made brush. So far so good. i will be testing it more and I will report back. The only minus it's black and silver and you know how much I love everything rose gold...

Nuxe Prodigieux Eye Cream (full size £18.50)

I like Nuxe. I found quite a few products in different beauty boxes and I love their overnight mask (already repurchased twice !!) So I'm super excited to see something different. Good eye cream is a must and if it helps with reducing bags and dark cicles the better :) Really happy to receive it and I will be adding it to my routine once I'm done with my current eye cream !

REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk (sample 25 ml value £2.75)

It supposed to be ideal for skin that irritates easily. I am a perfect person to test this theory then. I am yet to find a product that removes makeup effectively and leaves my skin redness free... I have high hopes as I adore REN as a brand. Testing here I come :)

L'Occitane Almond Oil (sample 35 ml value £3.00)

This isn't the biggest sample but according to Jane a few drops goes a long way transforming in a beautiful foam. I am a huge fan of oil and wanted to venture in to the world of shower oils for a while now. I love L'Occitane, they rarely disappoint. 

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter mini (50 ml value £2.50)

If you once smelled any S&G skincare you know they are glorious !! Combine that with great moisturising qualities and you found yourself a perfect match. I am a little body butter lazy but this little guy will end up in my office where I will use it instead of hand cream :) 

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy (full size RPR £9.00)

Talking about hand creams... C&E hand creams win award after award and for good reason. In my experience they moisturise very well and are great value for money. Yes they may be a little more pricey than my second favourite Hand Food from S&G but they are worth it. Excellent addition to the box.

Beauty Kitchen Love Me Wonderbalm (full size RPR £2.99)

Multi-purpose balms are great. You can use this one for your chapped a/w lips or for any dry skin really. It's hidden in a tin packaging which reminds me of old school mints. Great in theory as mine is really loose which doesn't do for great travelling compagnion. Plus the smell is a little too much for me. It'll be gifted to someone who can maybe appreciate it more :)

Maybelline Dr Rescue SOS Nail Balm (full size RPR £3.99)

Now that's a great idea. If it works well it will be the best one I have ever used. It comes in a stick form which is so smart for what it is. Great handbag add on and goodbye dry cuticles (hopefully !!)

KMS California Moistrepair Shampoo & Conditioner (75 ml each value £4.50 & £5.00 respectively)

I have to admit this brand is new to me but I like how big the samples are and for my long hair, for once I will be able to properly test the products :) Any moisturising haircare is great for me as with my blonde hair moisture is what they're lacking :)

Shay & Blue Framboise Noire Fragrance (2 ml sample value £5.00)

I am so bad at describing fragrances so I will cite from Jane herself. This is a sumptuous fruity rush of dark berries. From me I'll add it's quite intoxicating. I love little perfume samples. Great for handbag or travel :)

This is it !! Huge and exciting box from Latest in Beauty. I am totally in love with it !! So many great sample and full size products. The ones that win it for me? Definitely Nuxe Eye Cream and Erborian CC Cream. Of course this is based purely on first impressions. There's so many products I really like here and I will be using them all, well maybe minus the Beauty Kitchen Balm, because the scent is just not for me :)

What do you think ladies? Sound off in the comments below xx

Thank you for reading.

Dorota x

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  1. Ciekawa jestem tej mascary ale narazie używam swoich :) co do Bare Minerals to jakoś bardzo zachwycona nie jestem ani kolorem ani wykończeniem. Ja jestem matowa szminkara

  2. Oh, this is absolutely chic box! Wanna try the lipstick and the crown brush. But if I can I'll try each product from this. Very versatile box, cool collection of cosmetics!

    1. Brush is excellent. I'm not sure about the lipstick as I'm forever a member of matte lip club Haha. It's a great selection of products !! I love Latest in Beauty boxes x


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