Wednesday 22 August 2018


Latest in Beauty Icons Vol. 2 

My favourite beauty boxes always come from Latest in Beauty, from their awesome subscription service where you choose your own beauty treats to incredible collaborations, they've done it all. And now Latest in Beauty celebrates turning 10 years old with the launch of the Icons Vol. 2 box. I've been lusting after this limited edition box for what seems like forever, so imagine my delight when it turned on my doorstep a few days ago. Here are 13 reasons why you should grab it before it sells out!

#1 Omorovicza Illuminating Moisturiser | deluxe sample 30ml 

I've sung the praise for Omorovicza skincare forever but the Illuminating Moisturiser has stolen my heart from the first use. I'm delighted to now have a backup thanks to Latest in Beauty Icons! The superb formula combines the powers of vitamins C and E and Omorovicza's mineral-rich water to truly transform the skin in the morning. It's not only a great moisturiser that leaves my dry skin moisturised and glowing but also preps it for makeup. There's no need for primer when you apply a pump of this glorious cream. It's pricey so getting the almost full size (RPR £85 for 50ml) is the first reason why you should be buying this box now!

#2 Dr Dennis Gross Universal Alpha Beta Daily Peel | pack of 6 

Another skincare hero comes in the form of 2-step peel pads. Dr Dennis Gross Daily Peel pads are soaked in a generous amount of glow-inducing AHA and BHA so you enjoy the results in just couple of minutes. The way these babies work is quite miraculous! Firstly you remove step 1 pad and apply and swipe your face until it runs dry. Leave to work for 2 minutes and do the same with Step 2 pad. Don't forget to allow it to work for another 2 minutes before you continue with your routine. By far it's the best acid peel I've used to date!

#3 Phillip Kinsley Coconut Breeze Elasticizer  | deluxe sample 75ml

One step to perfect hair, Elasticizer has been around for a while. Blogger favourite for a reason, it's the best pre-shampoo treatment I've ever used. This time in limited edition Coconut Breeze scent, it reminds me of summer holiday and sun! Apply it to damp hair and leave on for 20 minutes before shampoo. I usually wear a shower cap to intensify the treatment. Hair is left looking healthy and is easier to manage. A winner in my book!

#4 Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray | full-size 200ml

I am a huge fan of texturising spray and Color WOW promises to also protect my hairstyle from humidity. I love me some texture but most sprays simply cannot operate in the usual humid British weather. I can't wait to use it more but first impressions are great, my hair has got some texture and isn't left sticky. 

#5 Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment | sample 5ml

The perfect way to try your luck with the new retinol and there's none quite as hyped as infamous Paula's Choice one! Personally, it's one of my favourite retinol based products and I tend to use it autumn-winter time straight after acid treatment at night. Vitamin A aka retinol is the only proven anti-ageing ingredient around so you should have it in your routine if you're 30+ like yours truly. 

#6 Rodial XXL Lip Liner in Nude | full size

If you're after that perfect pinky nude shade around, Rodial XXL Lip Liner may be the one. Similar in shade to famous CT's Pillowtalk, it seems to be ever better lasting on the lips. Perfect barely there shade makes for a great choice every day especially if you're into overlining your lips slightly. This one is truly matte and won't budge!

#7 Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Primer | deluxe sample 12ml

The cult foundation primer from Smashbox takes a proud place in the Icons box. Quite perfect for most skin types, it blurs slightly and keeps your base on for extra few hours each day. Perfect for photography too, it seems to be favoured by a lot of pro-MUAs around. I haven't tried this one yet, only its variations so very excited to give it a go!

#8 MASQD The Blusher Brush | full size

I always welcome a new brush and I have high hopes for my new MASQD one. It's perfectly tapered to apply both bronzer and blush with soft medium packed bristles. It picks up powders well and also allows for precise application and blown out finish.

#9 Starskin Dreamkiss Lip Mask & # 10 The Master Cleanser Kelp Mask | 1 set of 2 lip masks & 1 sheet mask respectively

I fell in love with Starskin masks with Red Carpet Ready back in the day so having a couple more to pamper with can only be great news. I'm really looking forward to trying Dreamkiss this weekend as I'm off for my friend's wedding and want to wear the baddest red in town! And I'm leaving The Master Cleanser Kelp Mask for the morning after as I have a feeling some proseccos and tequilas will be consumed so my skin will be in dear need of a detox!

#11 OPI Nail Lacquer in Got Myself into a Jam-balaya | full size

A perfect pinky peach, I can't wait to get it on my nails. I really enjoy the OPI nail polish formula so I'm grateful for yet another addition to my stash!

#12 Blink Brow Bar Intense Kajal Eyeliner in Black | full size

I'm not huge on eyeliners simply because my hooded eyes don't suit it. However, I always look for creamy formulas to use as a base for dark eyeshadows to get that stand out finish. I also do makeup on others and black eyeliner is always a must have in any kit.

#13 Eve Lom Cleanser | deluxe sample 20ml

What better way to try a new luxury cleanser than with deluxe sample of the cult Eve Lom Cleanser? I have to be honest, it's not my favourite but not because it's formula as it cleanses so well and leaves my skin feeling extra! Sadly, I'm not a fan of Clove Oil and simply cannot stand the smell. I feel like one too many dentist visits broke me in this aspect.

Latest in Beauty Icons Vol. 2* box is now available for £50 featuring £238 worth of beauty treats inside. What better excuse to treat yourself than a whooping saving of almost £200!!! Buy here.

If you decide to treat yourself, please don’t forget to share and tag me in your Instagram posts (#BDQmademedoit) or tag me (@BDQblog) in your posts, Stories and tweets! Can’t wait to see your hauls! 

Thank You For Reading.
With love,

*All products were gifted for review consideration & links used are affiliate. It means I earn a teeny tiny commission each time you purchase something by clicking on the link. All commission to date has been spent on makeup/skincare shopping or updating my camera/lights equipment. All the clicks and purchases are very much appreciated as they help me keep doing what I love most - reviewing tons and tons of makeup and skincare for you.  This does not influence my opinion in any way. I’ll always relay my unbiased thoughts to my readers.


  1. Oooo the contents are incredible this time round! :O

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  2. theres so many amazing products in this box!

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  4. What a great box!


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