Good Afternoon Lovelies,
With only 30 minutes until my next lecture, I'm sitting here eating a sammich with Dairylea and drinking coffee. Don't worry this post isn't about my lunchtime activities but rather a very exciting discovery box from Latest in Beauty titled "20 Years of Beauty Greats". All the products were selected by Jo Fairley, a contributing editor for YOU Magazine. You can read her article about it here. Personally, I found it quite interesting and surprising as I would have never guessed the ages of some of the products mentioned.
|Reminds me of GlossyBox, heh|
I thought it'd be something different to post a "first impressions" and then later on, once I've used the products, actually write a detailed review. This way I can make comparisons which is always fascinating as sometimes products aren't always what you expected. "Don't judge a product by it's bottle?..." or something like that.
So, what does the box contain?
Liz Earle Cleanse + Polish (30ml + muslin cloth)
It's the famous beauty staple! I've never used this before. Shocker! So, I'm looking forward to giving it a go. I'm expecting great things seeing as it's rated so highly. :)
Sisley Global Anti-age (5ml pot)
Launched in 2000 at Harrods, this looks insanely posh. I've never used an anti-aging cream before but this one is for day & night so I might give it a try. I've heard some scary things about how much this costs though and if you read the article I linked above, you'll have spotted that' it's a whopping £243 for 50ml!
bareMinerals Original Foundation (10 days supply + brush)
Another brand I've heard so much about but never tried. Launched in 1994, I'm surprised at how old this product is. BareMinerals has always felt so new to me. Another product I'm excitied to try out especially after liking their new campaign and the idea of giving "make unders". I chose the shade medium beige which I hope is going to work for me. Also, I'm kinda assuming that a little goes a REALLY long way here as the pot hold quite a tiny amount which is supposed to last 10 days. Either way, the brush is adorable! ;)
Dr Nick Lowe Oil Control Day Cream (20ml tube)
This is perfect for my skin type. I've just started using a new product on my skin so this may have to wait in the queue for a while. I don't want my skin to hate me.
Lanolips 101 Ointment (2 weeks supply)
For chapped, dry lips. Something to add a little moisture. This will be useful especially with the new cold, dry weather we've just received. My sister has her eye on this so I'll be handing it over. ;)
Bamford Body Set (Body lotion 50ml, Body wash 50ml, Bath oil, 30ml)
This is a new brand of body care products from their Geranium blends which includes lavender and peppermint. The scent is quite fresh yet calming and a little herbally. I quite like it! I've already used a little of the body lotion and it was good enough for me to go check the full size price. £20 guys... it could be worse. Haha.
In total this box is worth £55 and I'm not disappointed with any of its contents. Another win for Latest in Beauty and a big thank you to Jo Fairley and her good choices. :)
Did you manage to get your hands on this box?
Have you tried any of these products/ brands before?