In my last post, I mentioned how I was the very lucky winner of Olivia (Beauty from the Fjord)’s blog giveaway winner and I finally managed to get my hands on a Latest in Beauty Dream Box. Well I’ve finally managed to try out the majority of the products and all in all, I’m very pleased!
My 100ml bottle came in a vibrant orange colour and mandarin scent. You only need a capful per bath and each bottle contains enough liquid for 10 soaks. The bath water changed an uplifting colour and as I relaxed, I could really feel the stress-relief working. After 20 minutes I felt so much better – and smelt good too. You don’t need to moisturise after either, as the soak is quite oily.
Okay, I may have found a new scent that I love – and this was summer in a spritz! It sort of reminds me of Escada’s summer range of fragrances: fruity, sweet and summery. Gingembre Rouge contains notes of candied ginger, mandarin and pomegranate making it fun and flirty. I need to buy the full-size asap!
The perfect size for travel, fragrance-free and it doesn’t irritate the eye area. Its light formula works wonders – I’ve been using it less than a week and I’m already in love. I just know this will be my go-to product with long summer nights and a little goes a long way so I can see this product lasting months.
Elemis Treat Your Feet foot cream
It’s getting to that stage where feet need to be constantly pedi-perfect, which is where this beaut of a product comes in. I won’t lie, I absolute despise feet; they’re vile. I use this after a foot spa for super-soft feet, or even better, apply a thin layer and whack on a pair of bed socks. The lemon and eucalyptus is not only cooling, but smells delicious too!
With two varieties to choose from, I received the argan oil hand wash. It smelt fresh with hints of citrus and lavender. While it left my hands silky smooth, unless used alongside a moisturiser, beware as your hands could end up also feeling super-dry. I’m hoping this product will grow on me.
Well who doesn’t love an Essie polish? I love that application is always so easy, thanks to the wide brush: one gliding movement and two coats later and I have perfect nails. I got the shade Style Hunter, which is a hot pink and totally me. I can’t wait to rock it.
Now I’ve added this brush to my collection, I won’t be using any other. It’s such a good size for applying powder, bronzer and blush. It diffuses product so well and is soft on skin, you can barely feel the bristles. I’ve found this to be a real game changer.
Bourjois cream blush
I have never used a cream blush before, but now I have, I won’t be looking back. I love how it adds a natural sunny glow to my cheekbones and the formula is so light and almost mousse like – it turns into a powder once on skin. Mine came in shade 3 (Rose Tender) and is well-suited to my complexion.
Too Faced Better than Sex mascara
I was expecting big things from this mascara – everyone’s talking about it and the packaging is full of stats and percentages, talking up its plus points. Yes, the hour-glass brush is perfect for coating all lashes but I didn’t find mine to be any longer, thicker or blacker than usual. The wand itself is quite heavy too. Better than sex? I wouldn’t say it was the best mascara in my collection!
Ren Satin Perfection bb cream
This, on the other hand, is perfection on a tube. I’ve been trying out a number of brands of bb cream recently and this most definitely tops the list. Its non-oily formula provides light coverage, ensuring my makeup is flawless – I love it!
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick kisses
I need a full-size Charlotte Tilbury and fast! I received the shade So Marilyn, which is a bright red. At first it was a little garish, but it soon softened. The thing I liked most about the lipstick was its longevity – even after hot and cold drinks and snacking at work, it stayed put. I did re-apply it after lunch but even then, it lasted all afternoon. I love how you literally had to kiss the tab in this tester.
I’m yet to try the following products:
- Bee Good honey & wild mint cleansing water
- La Roche Posay thermal spring water spray
- L’Occitane immortelle divine lotion
- Makeup Revolution awesome eye shadow & eyebrow palette
I have so many cleansers in my collection and I’m currently loving Clarins, which I’m using everyday (keep your eyes peeled for a full review soon). I can’t wait to open the Makeup Revolution palette and although I normally stick to a dark or neutral eye for work, I know the brighter shades will come in handy for evenings out, when I’m feeling more glam – or even after a pop of colour. The spring water spray will come in handy after too many hours in the garden, or I may even hold onto it for holiday. And you just can’t beat some L’Occitane goodies! I look forward to finally adding this lotion to my daily routine.