Latest In Beauty July 2017 Unboxing

After subscribing to the You Beauty Box, I was bitten but the beauty box bug again, and started looking around for other affordable options. I came across the Latest In Beauty Box, which is similarly customisable, and decided to give it a try. Like You Beauty Box, you choose a number of products each month based on which tier you’ve chosen, with some sachets put in at random too. Rather that products only being available for one month, Latest In Beauty keeps a pool of products which is larger, with new products being added and old ones taken away after a longer period. This means that you have more chance to try out products if there are a lot of different items you’d like to get. However, as a new subscriber I’ve yet to see how often and how many new products are added to the pool. Whether or not I continue my subscription long term will depend on that.

The three tiers of the Latest In Beauty box are as follows:

  • £9 per month for 3 products
  • £15 per month for 6 products
  • £18 per month for 9 products

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Review

When I couldn’t get my usual mascara in Boots recently, I decided to try out the latest in Maybelline’s Lash Sensational range, the Lash Sensational Luscious. I thought I’d review it for you after trying it a few times.

The version I tried was the waterproof version and I haven’t tried the standard version. Honestly, I won’t be trying it, because the one I have is so hard to work with and I don’t want to waste any more money. The Lash Sensational Luscious mascara is priced at £8.99 in Boots and Superdrug, and at that price I would expect a functional mascara that enhances my lashes and doesn’t flake or smudge through the day. That’s not what I got. Not even close.

L-R: Wand as it comes out of the tube; with excess product wiped off.

You Beauty Box: June 2017 Unboxing and First Impressions

Today my June edition of the You Beauty Box arrived! I chose my items on the first of the month and I’m really glad I did as some of the items went out of stock quickly! I’m happy to say that I got all the items I picked out.

If you haven’t heard of You Beauty Box or don’t know how it works, you can find out more in my review of the service.

The items I chose this month are:


The Beauty Box With Customisation: You Beauty Box!

My first ever You Beauty Box arrived just last week! Before I show you what was inside, I thought I’d give you all a quick review of the service. I’d like to say here that I’m in no way affiliated with You Magazine or You Beauty Box, so this is just me talking as a regular subscriber.

I’ve had subscription boxes (Birchbox and Glossybox) in the past, but I quickly fell out of love with them once the initial novelty had worn off. While they tried to take into account your basic skin tone, type and hair type, there was little else in the way of customisation, so I kept getting things that I had no interest in. The amount of perfumes and silicone-based hair products that went straight in the bin was bother disappointing and wasteful, so I cancelled my subscriptions.


Best Budget Lip Colours for Spring Makeup!

Hey everyone! Today I’ll be talking about my personal favourite lip colours for spring makeup looks! Usually in springtime I like to go for nudes and pinks on my lips, although it can be a little challenging to find pinks that really suit my olive skin. Any sort of pastel colours tend to make me look washed out and ill!

These are the lip colours I find myself reaching for a lot at this time of year, and that I have found are really great quality options for those of us on a smaller budget! I’ve tried to get the best natural lighting possible and left the images completely unedited so that the swatches are true to colour. I’ve included the prices as they are listed in Boots, as this is where I purchased them.

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