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Monday, 13 March 2017

Beauty And The Beast Beauty Box

Its been a very long time since I've purchased a beauty box and it normally takes something that I really like to purchase one.Over a week ago, an advertisement popped up on my Instagram showing this box, and I remember thinking "no way it can't be real", but after inspecting the website and the instagram feed, I purchased one.I actually had no idea what was going to be inside my box, apart from the rose gold mirror, as it was avoidable to not see it on the page.A link was also available to show you what would be inside your box if you couldn't wait to find out.There is also a "Beast" box available too, which I would of happily purchased and reviewed, but the box contains two beard type products, which of course wouldn't work for me as I don't have a beard.Both of the boxes cost £20 each, however the beauty box contains products worth over £80 and the beast box contains products worth over £100.
My box arrived pretty quickly, with it just taking 4days to arrive.I wasn't expecting it either, as my order status is still currently set as "processing" but it was a lovely surprise regardless.It arrived in a massive secure box, protecting it from any damage, which I thought was really great from Latest In Beauty.It was presented beautifully with rose chiffon petals, a voucher and a booklet with a summary of the products inside the box.I didn't know where to begin, because I was just drawn to the packaging in complete awe.I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with what came in the beauty box and no doubt that I'll be purchasing more boxes from Latest In Beauty in the future.I've tested all of the products that came in the box and have reviewed them individually of what I think of them below.

ORIBE Gold Lust Dry Shampoo:
"Instantly clean, extend your blowout and prevent damage with our transformative dry shampoo.Absorbs product buildup, oil and impurities with translucent powders while soothing scalp and restoring strength and softness.Fragrance-retention technology means our signature scent stays with you all day"

This was the first product that I decided to try, because normally dry shampoo's don't work for me and my thick curly hair.Depending on how my hair wants to be for that week, I sometimes use products that tend to cause a lot of buildup, to keep my hair in certain styles and to have it presentable.I was worried that the translucent ingredient in this bottle, was going to leave my hair with white residue, but surprisingly it didn't.It left my hair extremely soft and manageable, not leaving that sticky feeling that most dry shampoo's do.I don't agree that it restored strength in my hair, because I don't see or feel much of a difference for that, but it has left my hair really soft.The scent is absolutely gorgeous and for me personally its not too overpowering, but it does leave the smell in your hair for at least 5-6hours.I'm going to continue using this dry shampoo to see how well it works alongside my other one, because so far I prefer this one and it would be worth to invest in a bigger bottle if my hair continues to like it.
Next are these 3 skincare products, which I'll start with Gatineau first and then with the two other products

GATINEAU Paris Radiance Enhancing Gommage:

"This gel exfoliator with a luscious pearly orange texture turns to liquid during massage to release its exfoliating ingredients enzymes and AHAs and gently lift off impurities.Your complexion appears brightened and your skin radiant "

I pretty much have normal skin, but when it comes to exfoliators, I have to be super careful as my skin can break out sometimes.I've only ever used 3 exfoliators and one of my favourites was discontinued, so I was really intrigued to see how my skin reacted to this.Firstly the texture of this product that was described as "pearly orange" is very accurate and has little glitter particles inside as well.It smells so amazing too, like sweets in my opinion and I didn't want to take it off as it just smelt too good.It instantly turned to a liquid texture once I massaged it into my skin for 1minute and I left the second minute for it to sit on my face.It was super easy to wash off and left my skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant.I was genuinely surprised on how it actually left my skin so radiant, but for the RRP £35 price tag, then you really are getting what you paid for.I also didn't even need that much to use for the whole of my face, just a small amount that was no bigger than a 5p piece for it to work wonders.I've used it 5times in total now, and not once has it caused my skin to react in any way, so it would be perfect for sensitive skin types.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet:

"Thanks to its "quick break" technology, this gel-cream turns into water on contact, helping soothe, moisturise and strengthen the skin"

I was really looking forward to reviewing this product but was unable to review it properly due to the amount of product that was inside.The sample bottle states that its 10ml, but I was only able to squeeze/cut out about 3-4ml, so I just used it on my face.This gel/cream does turn to water once you start massaging it onto the skin and smells amazing.It did leave my skin soft, but didn't moisturise my skin as much, but I feel this was due to not having enough product for the whole of my face.I can't really blame Latest In Beauty for this, as its not really there fault, its just a shame that I'm unable to review it fully to let you know my thoughts on this gel/cream.

Roses et Reines Hand and Nail Cream:
"Give your hands a royal treatment with our Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream.Enriched with shea butter and vitamin E, this light cream helps nourish, soften and protect the hands while helping to strengthen the nails.Skin is left delicately scented with the velvety, floral fragrance of Roses et Reines, which combines extracts of roses from Grasse, Bulgaria, Morocco and Turkey with a unique rose extract from Haute-Provence

The Roses et Reines collection uses rose extract derived through enfleurage, a traditional process made innovative by the L'OCCITANE research team.The freshest of rose petals are steeped in oil, allowing it to become saturated with the natural fragrance of the rose, resulting in a fruitier scent"

Roses are my favourite flowers, so when I saw the packaging and that it could potentially smell like roses, I was super excited.I'm glad to say that it smells exactly like roses and I found myself constantly smelling the bottle, because I didn't want to waste any cream.Being someone that had never worn false nails, I decided to purchase some to try and to go along with my nail routine.The first lot that I purchased that I got my mum to do for me, ended up leaving my nails really dry.The cheap glue that it came with was peeling, nails kept pinging off and it just left my nails not in a good condition.After removing the majority of the dry glue, I applied a little amount of this cream for my hands and nails, and it left them feeling extremely soft.This time, I decided to try a different brand of false nails to try the next day and of course do them myself.After 30minutes of applying them, I applied some of the cream, mostly focusing around my nail area so it didn't end up like last time.I know my nails aren't "perfect" because it was my first time doing them myself, but you can see how happy my skin looks around the nail area.I'm going to continue to use this, every time I do my nails from now on.

Burt's Bees Blush Basin Lipstick:
"Intense colour meets conditioning 8-hour moisture with our natural lipsticks.Full-coverage, vibrant colour in 18shades made with 100% moisturising ingredients like moringa and raspberry seed oils to help soften and condition your lips all day long"

I'm obsessed with lipsticks, and I'm always purchasing at least 2-3 a week to try out.I'm a massive fan of Burt's Bee's, because there products would always help with my dry lips during the winter period.I wasn't even aware that they done lipsticks, so when I saw this in my box, I was shocked and excited to try it out.You get either the shade Sunset Cruise or Blush Basin in your box, depending on stock levels and the little information page about yourself that you fill out.I'm not a huge fan of satin lipsticks, but because these are more based on keeping your lips moisturised for a long period of time, I'm super ok with that.This lipstick is super creamy and I just love how easy it was for it to glide onto my lips.With just one swipe, there is a lot of colour, but you can of course build it up if you want it to be more intense.Depending on what you eat, the colour does begin to fade, however the moisture is still retained on the lips.It smells pretty nice but the scent fades after about 5minutes, but I'm more or less happy with the amount of moisture that it gives you.I upload a picture of me wearing it, its just the lighting hasn't been that good to me recently and I want to show the colour as best I can to you.

SOIGNÉ Betteraves Rouges Nail Lacquer
"Deep and sultry red, this aphrodisiacal colour is the perfect accompaniment to an elegant and stylish wardrobe for the intellectual woman.The men will be falling at your feet" 

Firstly before I go into my review on this nail product, I want to apologise for the state of my short nails.As mentioned earlier on, I tried false nails for the first time, so I had to cut all of my nails extremely short, but anyway back to this nail lacquer.I'm really impressed on the high shine that it gives off and the fact that it hasn't chipped yet, but applying it was a bit annoying.I can't speak for the other shades, but the formula for this shade was quite liquidy and it was hard to apply to the nails without making a mess.Thats the only issue that I have with it, but other than that I love the deep red high shine colour.

Latest In Beauty Gold Compact Mirror:
"This gorgeous limited edition gold compact mirror is an absolute must-have for any glamorous girl's handbag.Ideal for fixing your makeup on the go, it features normal and magnified mirrors on the inside and an elegant rose design on the outside"

This is the first product that I saw on the website, and I remember looking at it thinking "wow thats so pretty, I want one".I love anything rose designed, and this fits perfectly for the Beauty And The Beast theme.The quality of this mirror is pretty good and its already been put in my bag to use when I need to check that I don't have any food around my mouth, because lets be real here, I eat like a horse.On the back of the mirror it has Latest In Beauty, but you know that I mainly use it for the rose design.

I'm extremely impressed with this beauty box and it would make a perfect gift or to treat yourself to some goodies.This has me even more excited for Beauty And The Beast now, and its being released this Friday which I'm so excited for.Let me know if you're going to pick one up and also what you think of them too, I would love to hear your thoughts :)