20/07/2014

Latest in Beauty: The Summer Beauty Edit with Glamour Mag!

Glamour Beauty Box Latest In Beauty Review
Glamour Beauty Box Latest In Beauty Review

The thing about beauty boxes as often the contents can be a hit and miss. I used to be subscribed to one a while back but decided to discontinue as I didn't feel as though I had much use of the products I received. That's not the case with The Latest in Beauty: Summer Beauty Edit however, I am thoroughly impressed with most if not all the products in this set. These products were picked in a collaboration with Glamour Magazine so its no wonder these are all pretty good. Let's get started on the initial impressions shall we?

Glamour Beauty Box Latest In Beauty Review
Glamour Beauty Box Latest In Beauty Review


Since having found most of my favourite skin and hair care in oil-based products (see post on My Essential Oils), I am no longer afraid to use oil products and you shouldn't be either! This cleanser contains olive oil and vitamin E to remove makeup including waterproof mascara. The acne-prone be careful though as olive oil can cause break outs.


Don't be afraid or alarmed when you see this one in the tube - I know I was and I was VERY wrong! This boring looking peachy brown actually is the perfect nude for my NC30 skin with a hint of peach that keeps from looking washed out. I would think cooler skintones will have to be more careful and properly try this out in store before the full purchase but it looks fab with our summer tans!


The Magnifibres Brush-On False Lashes is an interesting concept but somehow it reminds me of the white mascara primers that lengthen and volumise lashes. Unlike the primers however you apply this mascara in between layers of your favourite mascara while your lashes are still wet. It works like a charm and quite addictive actually.

Crabtree and Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Apple/Rouge Sublime
Crabtree and Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Apple/Rouge Sublime


Crabtree and Evelyn Nail Lacquer in Apple/Rouge Sublime

Pictured above is this nail polish swatched. It is a classic red with very fine shimmers, which is actually my staple pedi colour. I'm impressed at how easily it applies, you know how some nail polishes formulas even out on the nails on their own with minimal streaking? Well this is one of them. Excellent in that way and provides good opaque colour in two coats. My only problem is drying time - its not as instant as I would like but hey if it's pamper time you can afford the extra few minutes!


I am IN LOVE with this product. Seriously. An Instant sun tanner applies that really well to provide an even MATTE colour (contrary to the name). It claims to last up to 24 hours. I love how it dries quickly and somehow moisturises the skin leaving soft velvetty and baby powder-scented skin. It is meant to be washed off with water however so its not ideal for the beach but good for everywhere else.


Avoid the tell-tale signs of orange palms and streaky tans with the Velvotan The Original Tanning Mitt. This one has a waterproof barrier that prevents soaking up of the tan into your hands. It's perfect with the Rimmel Instant Tanner above!


I previously reviewed this pretty pink blush HERE.


If you're a big hair afficionado like me (check out my post on my beauty hacks to big hair) you'll enjoy this whipped creamy gel. Apply to damp hair especially through the roots prior to blow drying for vavavoom large hair! The only thing I don't like about this is the jar packaging, I much prefer pumps and the like.


Wow what a mouthful. Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection Ultra Radiance Sun Lotion SPF30 makes the perfect summer suncreen with a fantastic SPF30. I love the beachy scent with touches of coconut thrown in its just so yummy! It's oil-free non-greasy and leaves your skin with that J Lo glow. This 100ml bottle its the perfect size for my hand bag for on the go.

Glamour Beauty Box Latest In Beauty Review
Glamour Beauty Box Latest In Beauty Review

Once again I must stress that I am thoroughly impressed with all these products and for £16.95 including P+P this is such a steal. You can purchase your own box HERE you'll have to click quickly... while stocks last!

If you've got a question or an opinion on this, leave a comment at the bottom of this post! 

Livia
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