Yesterday, I showed you the most recent Glamour collaboration with Latest in Beauty, a company who provide really great one-off beauty boxes throughout the year as opposed to a subscription service. I wanted to show you this one today while both are still available to buy, so let's get to it:
My first thought upon opening this box was "how the hell did they fit all that in there?" - I tried to put everything back in afterwards and I couldn't get it closed, it is FULL of products.
As usual, pricing info and links to buy are under the pictures.
Cult Classic: La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo +
Full or Sample: Full Size, 40ml | Price: €17.99 | Available: Boots
Definitely worthy of its cult status, this is an anti-blemish cream that really works wonders on the appearance of spots and blemishes. This is the sole reason I bought the box - a brilliant, brilliant product.
Skincare Saviour: Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream
Full or Sample: Full Size, 170g | Price: €13.99 | Available: Boots
The only Burt's Bees products that I've ever tried are their lip balms, so I was really happy to see this cleanser in the box. I love trying new cleansers and makeup removers, so will be using this after I finish my Nia balm. It smells gorgeous and it has the consistency of a thick hand cream, which is unusual for a cleanser.
Hottest Haircare: Philip Kingsley Elasticizer
Full or Sample: Sample 20ml | Price: €5.37 approx | Available: Feel Unique
There was a limited edition of the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer in the Glamour box from yesterday, this is a smaller size and it's the original version. It's an intensive pre-shampoo treatment for hair that promises an improvement in elasticity and appearance.
Green Award: Dr. Organic Snail Gel Facial Serum
Full or Sample: Full Size, 30ml | Price: €15.00 | Available: Holland and Barrett
Snail secretion has been around in the skincare business in Asia for a while now. Some people are really queasy at the the thought of putting snail slime on their faces, but I have no issue with it - I've already reviewed Nature Republic's Snail Therapy BB Cream, one of my favourites. The process of how the secretion is collected is explained in the video below. The product itself feels like a light runny moisturiser, smells like lemongrass, and promises an improvement in the appearance and hydration of skin over 4 weeks.
Best Newcomer - Zoella Beauty Fresh Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer
Full or Sample: Full Size, 200g | Price: €6.35 | Available: Meaghers
I'm not familiar with Zoella but her range seems to be very fresh and young, this bath fizzer is no different - I'm sure my eldest son will love it, he's a big fan of bath bombs. This is divided into chunks like a bar of chocolate which I thought was a great idea, you can break off a chunk or two and save the rest for the next time. Smells gorgeous too.
Must-Have Makeup: Burt's Bees Lip Crayon
Sample or Full: Full Size, 3.11g. | Price: €14 | Available: Littlewoods
This is a matte lip crayon that's infused with Shea Butter. I got the shade 'Sedona Sands', a really wearable 90s brown nude. It feels slightly waxy on the lips but it's not drying. Not entirely sure how I feel about it but it does give great payoff so I'll probably wear it but maybe not in the winter months when my lips are less puckered pout and more puckered arse.
Body Beautiful: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Miracle Solid Oil for Body & Hair
Sample or Full: Full Size, 50g | Price: €15 | Available: The Body Shop (instore)
This was a real treat to get because The Body Shop products are so expensive over here. This miracle solid oil can be used all over - on lips, rough skin, hair - wherever you want to stick it. Within reason. It smells lovely and it's a very welcome addition at this time of year!
Blogger's Choice Award: COLAB Sheer & Invisible Dry Shampoo in Monaco
Full or Sample: Mini, 50ml | Price: €1 approx | Available: Simply Foxy
I was so happy when I saw this would be in the box as I've only ever been able to find one travel size before (the one with the black lid) and I just finished it the other day. I love dry shampoo, and this one doesn't leave a residue. I just discovered while looking for a price that Simply Foxy have some of the full sizes so I'll definitely be grabbing some in my next order!
Best Eye Makeup: Eye of Horus Brown Liquid Define
Full or Sample: Full Size, 0.55ml | Price: €18.92 | Available: Eye of Horus
Eye of Horus are a brand I've reviewed here before. They've also popped up in another beauty box and I don't know how I ended up with two Bronze Amulet Goddess pencils but anyway - I'm waffling - this eyeliner is a pen-style liner and it is unbelievable. It's just so pigmented, so easy to use, and so flattering. Keep an eye out for some Eye of Horus news among the Irish Blogging Community over the next week or so - it's good news.
Here's a quick swatch of the Burts Bees crayon and one swipe of the Eye of Horus liner:
The LIB Beauty Awards Winners 2015 box is still available, it costs £21.95 + £3.95 postage, for a total of £25.90 or €35.50 - I bought both of my beauty boxes together so only had to pay one postage charge. The complete euro value of all the products in this box is a massive €107.62.
If you want to order, you can do so here. Remember if you're ordering from Ireland, you'll need to use Parcel Motel. I have a post about how Parcel Motel works here.