Yup, this is the surprise beauty box I was telling you about. An astonishing collection of beauty items worth more than 150 pounds, for which I had to pay only 30 pounds. I will keep this post quite short, mainly because I want to write individual reviews for almost half of the products. So I`ll start by showing you what`s inside, what I liked and what I`ll feature.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
Probably the main reason why I decided to get this box. Even though it`s a sample, it`s quite a generous one and that 30 ml will last me for a long time. The formula is amazing, a lightweight creamy gel that glides on your skin. I`ll write a full review soon.
Nars Satin Lip Pencil
This is the second reason why I got this box. Again a generous sample that will last for a long time. I got the shade Rikugien, which is a creamy peachy nude, perfect for everyday use. Again, I`ll write a review soon, I was so impressed by it, it definitely deserves a full post. (and maybe some brothers next to it, so it`s not lonely)
La Coupe Coconut and Macadamia Oil
This is a deep hair treatment that conditions and revives dry hair, leaving it super smooth. It contains some of my favourite ingredients, like coconut oil, macadamia oil, cocoa seed or soy. I also saw that every time you purchase it, a tree is planted, how cool is that? 3.50 pounds for a 40g sachet.
Benefit They`re Real! Mascara
This mascara does not need any introduction, it`s probably the best out there. If you get past the fact that it`s impossible to remove, prepare for some dramatic length and volume and a mascara that will hold the curl forever.
Show Beauty Decadence Hair Fragrance
I was a bit confused to see this one in my box because in all the posts I read the bloggers received the dry shampoo. I was quite shocked when I saw that this is a FULL-SIZE product that costs 55 pounds, an amount I would have never paid in a million years. I must say, everything about this product is luxurious, starting from the fancy bottle to the fresh scent. Besides smelling amazing, it also enhances shine and conditions the hair.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
I got a cream from this brand with a magazine and I loved it. However, the prices are a lot over my budget and I would not purchase something if I don`t spot a good deal, so I am happy I get to test such an expensive product. (135 pounds for the full product, are you crazy?) Because of the formula, this cream is supposed to increase skin`s elasticity, suppleness and hydration levels. At this price, I really expect some miracles.
Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum
Another luxurious product, though at almost 58 pounds, this is closer to us, mortals. The formula is infused with peptides to stimulate collagen production in order to make skin looking firmer, smoother and more luminous.
Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser
As you can see, with this box, I got a chance to try some really expensive brands. The full-size product is 150 pounds and I`ll definitely not buy it. But this cream will give my skin that much needed pamper. Again, this revitalises the skin and makes it look younger.
* Quite a lot of anti-ageing products in a box for a 24-year-old, but whatever*
Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Treatment
Very excited to see this in my box. This is such a great product, it instantly leaves your hair softer, shinier and hydrated. The sample is quite small, but you only need a few drops, so it should last more 2/3 months.
OPI Viking In a Vinter Vonderland
I just love everything about OPI, from their quirky names to their amazing colours and formula. This shade is perfect for the holidays, it`s so glittery and festive! It was a full-size product, so I`ll have enough to last me throughout the party season.
Harvey Nichols Mini Scented Candle
I was very excited about this one until I saw the condition it`s in. I`m very disappointed, they should have been more careful and wrap it better. Such a shame, it smelled really nice.
So this is what I got. I loved the selection of products, a bit of everything in there and the only disappointing product was the candle. Although I expected a better-designed box considering they teamed with such a big name, it`s OK, it`s the inside that`s more important. Really looking forward to more collaborations like this.