Friday, 25 October 2019

UNBOXING THE LATEST IN BEAUTY X THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘INDIA KNIGHT EDIT’

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Latest in Beauty x The Sunday Style 'India Knight Edit'

Happy Friday my Queens! Today, we’re going back to the roots and unboxing the brand new Latest in Beauty box in collaboration with The Sunday Times. I was lucky enough to get my paws on The India Knight Edit* - a beautiful compilation of luxury bits to care for your skin and hair, as well as some gorgeous makeup worth trying out! Let’s see what’s inside then, shall we?


I don’t know about you but Latest in Beauty have been smashing it lately with fantastic collaborations! There’s so much to choose from! I personally love their boxes as they provide me with an opportunity to try a lot of new and established luxury beauty and lifestyle brands at a fraction of the price.

The India Knight Edit in collaboration with The Sunday Times doesn’t disappoint either! 10 beauty bits worth a whopping £210 can be yours now for only £40! With 6 full size and 4 luxury travel size products, you’ll be treated to some amazing hair, skin and body care as well as some beautiful makeup bits. 

Get 20% off on all collaboration boxes using code HAL20 on checkout.

SKIN & BODY CARE

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% serum has been on my wish list for a really long time. I’m currently using another vitamin B based serum, but I can’t wait to give it a try soon! Niacinamide is a fantastic, but often overlooked ingredient that helps to brighten, reduce hyperpigmentation and redness, so a true all-rounder and perfect for both dry and oily skin types! (Full size | RPR £8.90)

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil is truly a luxurious dry oil that left my skin nourished and moisturised. The super-light formula sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave that oily residue behind. Great ingredients such as grape seed oil and squalane help skin stay hydrated for longer. Beautiful formula! (40ml sample | RPR £8.27)

A luxurious overnight mask/cream Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix comes in a really good size (15ml) so it’s a perfect way to try the product before committing to full size (which is dear at £144-£148 per 50ml). Thanks to advanced Peptides Technology, this moisturiser will leave your skin visibly firmer and smoother after only a single use! And glycerin, hyaluronic acid and oils such as squalane will keep it hydrated and plumped. (15ml sample | RPR £44.40)

A cult moisturiser with a long list of proven results and even longer name, the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour AutoReplenishing Hydrator is a fantastic pick me up in the morning. A gel-like formula is light and ultra-hydrating, thanks to water-binding ingredients as well as protecting with encapsulated antioxidants. I’ve tried it before and I really enjoyed it, it kept my skin hydrated throughout the day. (15ml sample | RPR £11.10)




HAIR CARE & STYLING

Let’s start with the most luxurious yet super light in texture Charlotte Mensah Manketti Hair Oil. This rich dry oil will improve the condition of your hair almost after a single use thanks to manketti nut and ximenia oils. It can be used as a dry ends rescue, all over the lengths on wet and dry hair before styling, as an overnight treatment or as a styling oil, depending on your hair type and needs. If you have dehydrated hair and scalp - this could be perfect for you! (Full size | RPR £48)

I must say - I’m super excited for the next hairstyling gem! Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barry There Texture Mist wowed me with the perfect millennial pink/rose gold packaging & its promises to add definition and texture. You know I’m super hair lazy, so texturising sprays are my go-to for that ‘I woke up like this tousled look! Can’t wait to try it! (Full size | RPR £25)

I have weird hair - they’re not exactly fine, but volume is an issue, but frizz is up there with volume. Mind you I rarely style it, so that’s probably why but any product that promises a frizz-free hairstyle that doesn’t weigh down on my locks is already a winner. Enter Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray. I’ve heard so many great things about it, I simply can’t wait to use it a bit more! And with increased humidity - I have really high hopes for this to be my hair saviour!




MAKEUP

I was super excited for this BBB London Ultimate Brow Arch Definer as I’m almost out of my current brow pencil and I know I’d love it - just look at that mini brush a’la Fenty at the end, but sadly colour Saffron has a lot of brown/red tones. However, if you’re a beautiful redhead - jealous here! - this will be perfect for you. The chocolate brown with some red undertones shade will suit anyone who’s not blond and of cooler complexion nicely. I am intrigued by it, so may just treat myself to a better-matched shade! (Full size | RPR £22)

Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Dominate is a perfect red. Slightly darker and less bright than my usual orange-reds, it makes a perfect statement red lipstick for this time of year. Simply gorgeous. This is my first time trying the formula, so please bear with me, but do follow me on my Instagram where I share my thoughts on makeup I use daily! (0.42g sample | RPR £6.75)

Lastly, the Zoeva Heritage Eye Crayon in Phonology is perfect if you like an easy one-step eyeshadow look in the morning. Creamy and pigmented, the shade doesn’t budge once it sets! If you have oily lids, you may want to use a primer first though! Phonology is such a stunning copper shade too - perfect to really make these green, blue and grey eyes pop! You can use it as a chunky liner or all over a lid for an understated but beautiful eye look! (Full size | RPR £11)




Overall, you really can’t go wrong with the new Latest in Beauty x The Sunday Times ‘India Knight Edit’. It’ll make a perfect gift for anyone who likes a bit of pampering! And with Christmas fast approaching - I think it would make a beautiful (and fairly inexpensive!) gift. I’m always amazed at different edits Latest in Beauty team manages to put together, but this one is very special and will make anyone obsessed with beauty a very happy girl or boy. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram where I’ll continue to test all the bits and give you my updated thoughts on all the products! 

Get 20% off on all collaboration boxes using code HAL20 on checkout.

Don’t forget to also check out The Beauty Boss Edit - the second in the collection, which is quite incredible too with brands such as Glossier, Nars, Bobbi Brown, Clarins, Elemis and Garnier to name just a few! Click here to learn more. And don’t forget to claim -20% off with code HAL20 - valid until 31st Oct!

What do you think of the new beauty box from Latest in Beauty? Are you tempted to treat yourself or someone special in your life? Please do tell in the comments below!


Thank You For Reading.

With love,


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