Latest In Beauty , if you are not aware, is a little different from the usual beauty box. They offer individual boxes, instead of an ongoing subscription. There are usually around 6 boxes to choose from, containing both full sized and sample sized products. This particular box was put together with Capital FM, and is the Best of Summer box, apparently containing all the must-have beauty products for the summer. I purchased this at the reduced price of £9.87.
What’s in the Box?
Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm – Berry (full size)
A slightly tinted lip balm, that offers SPF 15. The colour is a sheer glossy pinkish red. On first impressions, I can definitely smell the Shea butter, mixed in – weirdly – with the scent of Vicks VapoRub. I’m not sure how I feel about putting that on my lips….
Colab Sheer and Invisible Dry Shampoo – Paris Floral Fragrance (50ml)
Dry shampoos are a staple in my world, not only to refresh day old hair, but also to add texture when styling. I often find though, that the fragrance is too strong and will give me a headache half way through the day, so I am looking forward to trying this one out. I have also heard great things about Colab.
dr.organic Organic Dead Sea Minerals Bio-Plasma Mud Mask (100ml)
This looks like a typical mud mask; thick and grey. It promises to be anti-ageing, detoxifying and rejuvinating. I will definitely be giving it a try: I am very anti ageing, and I could do with being rejuvenated.
I Love….Perfectly Peachy Bath & Shower Creme (10ml)
This is a sample size, and is in association with CoppaFeel. The sachet comes complete with tips to check yourself, and warning signs to look out for in the breasts.
Fudge Urban Hair Art Spray – Violet Haze (125ml)
Now this. This is an instant colour spray for the hair. It is a fun way to add some temporary colour to the hair, without making a full commitment. My husband once told me that if I dyed my hair purple he wouldn’t be able to look at me, so next time I need some peace and quiet, I’ll be reaching for this little can.
Nails Inc Gel Effect Nail Polish – Mercer Street (8ml)
I love a good Gel nail polish, and although I have tried other Nails Inc polishes (with great results) I have never used one of their Gel polishes.
Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Ultra Radiance – SPF 30 (100ml)
I’d like to say I’ll give this a go. However, I think the one day of sunshine that we enjoy in the UK has already passed me by. This is a good size bottle though; perfect for popping in a bag for a day at the beach.
Malin & Goetz Trio – Cleanser, Moisturiser and Lip Balm (10ml, 10ml and 5ml respectively)
I have actually used these products before, as samples free with a magazine. The lip balm is lovely, and I love to apply it before I put makeup on, then by the time I get to lipstick I am fully hydrated. It acts as a perfect base for lipstick, if you suffer from dry lips. These little luxury sample sizes are also great for a weekend away.
MUA Mega Volume Mascara (full size)
I am really looking forward to trying this, as part of my ongoing quest to find the perfect mascara. Maybe this will be the mascara that will stop me in my tracks and give me long, fat, fluttery lashes.
MUA Eyeshadow Palette – Poptastic (full size)
I have two other MUA eyeshadow palettes, and they are both fantastic quality, so I hope this will be a great addition to my eyeshadow palette
Overall this is a great value box, especially at the discounted price. Personally, I like the surprise element of subscription boxes, which you don’t get with Latest in Beauty. However, as a way to get hold of really excellent samples (and some full sized products) to try out, I think it is fantastic.
What do you think, have you tried any of the Latest in Beauty boxes?*This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of Joyful Things!*