Latest in Beauty Review by Nazia – July 2018

Thank you to the wonderful Jemma for giving me the opportunity to review this amazing box and for collaborating with BoXession! No matter what Latest in Beauty is one of the boxes I always end up coming back to as I get to choose my own products so I know I’ll never be disappointed. Discover a curated selection of the best beauty treats, with new skincare; make up, body or hair products going live every day!

If you missed my live unboxing you can catch it here on our YouTube channel:

How it works

Choose 3, 6 or 9 of your favourite products to try each month in their personalised build-your-own boxes, all with free delivery, or treat yourself to their gorgeous one-off collection boxes.

There are 3 options available either on a rolling subscription or one-off box:

  • Beauty Novice – 3 items £9 (£3 per item!)
  • Beauty Enthusiast – 6 items £15 (£2.50 per item!)
  • Beauty Guru – 9 items £18 (£2 per item!)

Delivery: LIB aim to deliver all orders within 5-7 working days via one of their delivery partners: Royal Mail and Yodel. Standard delivery costs £3.95. If you’re a monthly subscription member then delivery is free!

Returns: Their no-fuss returns policy means that if for any reason you’re unhappy with your purchase, you can return it back to them (unopened, with all seals and original packaging intact) within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

What I received

  • Noughty Intensive Care Leave in Conditioner 150ml RRP £6.99
  • C.Y.O Illuminating Mixing Cream- Raise a Glass RRP £6.00
  • Rituals – The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil Vata 10ml RRP £1.95 (£19.50 for 100ml)
  • Tropic Skincare Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum 5ml RRP £7 (£42.00 for 30ml)
  • Monuskin Moisture Repair Hydrating Mask 30ml RRP £8.99 (£29.95 for 100ml)
  • C.Y.O Metallic Eyeshadow RRP £4.50
  • Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea 20g RRP £4.95
  • Dr Organics Aloe Vera Skin Lotion 200ml RRP £7.29
  • 3INA The Nail Polish RRP £5.95
  • Large LIB beauty bag RRP £8

Total value of contents is £61.62 which means you save a whopping £43.62 AND if you use our EXCUSIVE DISCOUNT CODE ‘BOXESSION20 which will save you an extra 20%. This means you can get this box for just £14.40 – that’s £1.60 per product!! That’s also a HUGE saving of £47.22!!

Noughty Intensive Care Leave in Conditioner

Packed full of intensely hydrating shea butter and hair-loving Argan oil, formulated to work alongside other powerful frizz fighting wonders! After using for almost a week, I have noticed that my hair just seems to drink up this conditioner leaving my hair softer and with a wonderful shine. It smells divine with a delightful sweet nutty aroma that lasts a few days.

CYO Illuminating Mixing Cream- Raise a Glass

I am absolutely in love with this product! I mixed it with my foundation, so it added a little bit of shine and colour to my skin. It is gorgeous and leaves my skin super glowing and beautiful. If I’m out in the sun people will tell me I’m glowing and it’s definitely from using this makeup!

Rituals – The Ritual of Ayurveda Dry Oil Vata

I am a huge fan of ritual products and also dry oils but have yet to try a rituals dry oil, so I was delighted to see this product for selection. Although only a sample size there is still enough for several uses and great if traveling as you can pop into your handbag. The dry oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and gives a silky soft feeling without leaving behind a greasy residue like some dry oils do. It has a wonderful aroma and can be used on both the skin and hair.

Tropic Skincare Super Greens Nutrient Boost Serum

I selected this product because full size has a hefty price tag and I wanted to see if it was as good as it claims to be. It has a little dropper which makes application easy and mess free. On initial application it is a little greasy but after 30 minutes or so that seems to disappear. It is green in colour and has an odd ‘green’ smell to it although not unpleasant. This serum makes my skin feel soft and hydrated and it does look brighter. I think with longer and more regular use I would see long term benefits.

Monuskin Moisture Repair Hydrating Mask

The glorious weather we have been recently having has been really drying out my skin, so I selected this product to see if it would help with the dryness. I must say after using twice this week my face already feels rehydrated, refreshed and radiant after use.

C.Y.O Metallic Eyeshadow – College Crush

This eyeshadow is highly pigmented and rich in colour and has a lovely metallic shimmer that stays put for ages. It has a soft creamy texture that glides on beautifully and has little fall out. It is also very buildable, so you can layer colour on top for that little extra shine and pop!

Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea

I am a big fan of Matcha tea so I knew straight away this product would be going in my box. It is a really nice fine grind which makes it dissolve so easy and doesn’t leave chunks. It tastes wonderful and has over 100 times the antioxidants of regular green tea! I love the calmness it gives along with the boost of energy that gets me through my busy work days.

3INA Nail Polish Shade – 164

I must be in the minority of people who likes to receive nail varnish in their subscription boxes! Every weekend I like to apply a fresh coat of polish on my nails and sometimes add some glitter to jazz them up. Because let’s be honest, glitter makes everything better! I’m totally loving grey at the moment so popped this straight into my box. It applies extremely smoothly and has a rich pigmented colour that is long lasting.

This brand is also cruelty free & paraben free which is a massive plus in my books!

Dr Organic Aloe Vera Skin Lotion

I’ve heard great things about Aloe Vera but haven’t had the chance to use it – until now! It absorbed nicely into the skin and I found it highly refreshing, very moisturising and it has a lovely smell. Great to use on the face or all over my body as it is soft and gentle on the skin.

Overall thoughts

There are two main things that I love about this box, the first being the incredible value this box is and the second is that I can select the products I want, so I know I won’t be disappointed when my box arrives. The products selection varies from beauty, skin care, make up, lifestyle and tools, so you’re guaranteed to find something you like and many of the items are also full size! You are able to upgrade or downgrade your monthly subscription to suit your needs. So, what’s not to love about this box?! I have brought previous boxes and I will buy many future boxes! Their collection boxes are also one to keep your eyes on as they collaborate with well-known companies to bring you the best boxes on the market for competitive prices.

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Thank you for reading,

Nazia x