I have long since sworn off the beauty box subscription bandwagon but every so often, a curated box comes along that just ticks all the boxes. The Glamour Summer Edit (£17.99) from Latest In Beauty.
called out to me so I snapped it up! If you were heading off for a short break, you really could just take the whole box with you. You’d be covered from top to toe for beauty products.
Working with Alessandra Steinherr, Glamours Beauty Director, Latest in Beauty brings us a box chock full of high end loveliness from the likes of Vita Liberata, Nails Inc, Caudelie and the blogger favourite – Pixi
Saving over £90 on the retail price, read on to find out a little more about each product.
Vita Liberata Trystal Self Tan powder + brush
£35 / 9g + £35 brush value included (Value – Powder – £11.67 / 3g + £35 brush)
Breaking the self tanning mould, Vita Liberata have created a subtle self tanning powder that not only gives you a radiant glow straight away, the colour intensify and lasts up to 5 day. I am tanned already so I am looking for a willing victim with pale skin to try this. Husband will suffice!
Pixi Glow Tonic
£18 / 250ml (Value – £1.08 / 15ml)
This infamous glycolic acid toner is a skin care cult classic. There was even a waiting list at one point just to get your mits on it. I could wax lyrical about it, but I’d rather point you at skin care officiando Caroline Hiron’s feature on the Glow Tonic. She can do it more justice than I can.
Nails Inc Gel Effect
£15 / 8ml (full size)
Since Nails Inc rebranded in to their new packagine, I have been eager to test out the Gel Effect polishes. As this is a full size, you are scoring a bargain. 3 colours to choose from, the application and lasting power of Nails Inc polishes is always good so I have high hopes of the Gel Effect. Hopefully it can help wean me off my expensive gel manicure habit!
L’Occitane Aromachologie Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner
Shampoo £17 / 300ml Conditioner £17 / 250ml (Value – Shampoo 29p / 5ml Conditioner 34p / 5ml)
Packed with 5 essential oils, the shampoo and conditioner duo provide an intense dose of hydration designed to strengthen and repair your hair. A perfect travel size for summer, this will help combat the dreaded summer dryness we can all suffer with.
Caudalie Divine Oil
£24.30 / 100ml (Value – £3.65 / 15ml)
Included in the box, Divine Oil is a multi purpose oil product from French skincare leviathans – Caudalie. A firm beauty lovers favourite, this oil is packed with grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan oil. You can use this on your body, face and hair. It is light weight and great for sensitive skin. A few drops on the ends of dry hair really tames those frizzies!
Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon
£7.99 / 2.75g (full size)
From the same stable as Chanel cosmetics, Bourjois is a high street line with big ideas. Not only is their foundation my all time favourite, their lip products are pretty spiffy too.These color boost crayons give you a sheer slick of colour or can be built up for a night time glam look.
Eucerin Transparent SPF 50 spray
£17.50 / 200ml (full size)
Without leaving an oily residue, this Eurcerin high SPF spray provides a light, safe spray. Factor 50 is higher than I’d usually wear but it is one of those travel bag staples that will come in handy for sensitive skin, pale skin or for extra hot days. We all need SPF!
Balance Me Super Toning Body Polish
£18 / 150ml (Value – £6 / 50ml)
If your skin is looking a little dull in the run up to summer hols, this Balance Me body polish is packed with walnut shells and blackberry leaf to remove dead skin and improve collagen production. Just the perfect size to take on holiday or to keep in your gym bag. The Balance Me brand prides themselves on being 99% natural.
Seekers of the Sun Fake Tattoos
Designed with Alessandra herself, these temporary tattoos will bring a touch of glamour to any festival or pool side outfit. I am covered in real tattoos so I probably won’t be using these!