The opinion of beauty boxes seems to be like Marmite, you either love them or you hate them.
Even odder my non-beauty blogging friends seem to be the biggest fans with one particular friend having a subscription to just about every sample box going and then on the other hand my blogger friends groaning at the sight of one. I sit in the middle - some are great, some not so much and I do tend to prefer the collaboration boxes the most much like The Latest in Beauty and Beauty Mart partnership. This box features nine hand picked products from the Beauty Mart Founders.
I have to be honest in saying that apart from two product in this box I wasn't all that blown away but it is only fair to mention that said two products are full sized and have a combined retail price of over £38 which is more than double the price of the box itself (£14.95). In fact the hair chalk costs £14 so basically you are paying 95p for the other 8 products.
Here is what is inside the box:
Mary Greenwell Plum EDP Vial - I'm not a fan of this fragrance but know a few more mature (and dare I say it classier than I women) who wear this daily. If you like strong chypre scents it may be worth trying out.
Weleda Skin Food (10ml) - I am a fan of this multi-purpose cream and tend to have a mini stash in my handbag and car glove box. It is a great all round product for dry skin be it on the hands or body and if you feel a blister start to appear a quick dab of this prevents further friction.
Rimmel BB Cream Matte in Ligh t(8ml) - Truth be told I'm 100% over BB Creams and this offering from Rimmel won't tempt me otherwise. In my opinion this is one of the thicker BB Creams available on the high street and as a result it does offer a higher coverage level.
Kevin Murphy Color Bug (full size)- One of the first hair chalks to hit the beauty world and as a result they have quite the cult following. I really like the design of the Colour Bugs, they are easy to grip on to making application a breeze not to mention the colour washes out with next to no effort. If you are a festival goer this may be something worth investing in?
Bronze Buffer Tan Remover - This dinky star shapes sponge supposedly removes self tanning mistakes. I will be holding on to this!
Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream (3g) - On first inspection this appears to be an almost emollient type moisturiser but as soon as you apply it to the skin it has a typical cream like texture. What makes this slightly different from a usual moisturiser is that you can use it anywhere even your lips and a little does go a long way. It hasn't really done much for my skin but the idea is novel none the less.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil (30ml) - A cult product if ever there was one and one that I can't get on board with. I find this cleansing oil to be a little too heavy and difficult to remove and I always end up with white heads whenever I use it. Hey to each their own...
Balmain Silk Perfume (Full Size) At £24.99 I wouldn't purchase this on it's own but it is a novel idea - a light mist infused with argan oil to moisturise and lightly fragrance the hair. The scent is a soft floral which would be perfect for all city slickers to disguise the smell of the city. I would pack this for a festival when washing my hair isn't quite the sane option.
You can find the Latest in Beauty Beauty Mart Beauty Box here - link
- This post contains a press sample.