To whom it may concern, Dear Readers – get that reference and win a prize! – it’s my BIRTHDAY today but this post is completely unrelated to that. Rest assured I have been very much in the birthday spirit of late and spending like someone will take all of my money away if I leave it in my account for too long so you can expect a post on my recent online splurges very soon. Anyway.. Here’s what I got in my January box!
I’m not a huge fan of hand cream usually, I rarely have a period of time during the day where I’m not using my hands so having them covered in lotion is my idea of a nightmare. If I find one I really like I reserve it for bedtime but even that’s tough as I’m often glued to my phone/laptop/ipad moments before I’m asleep. This is not greasy and absorbs pretty fast so it’s a nice one to keep in my bag and apply at work.. I can still type but my hands feel hydrated – score!
Full Size: £8.96 for 50ml
I don’t usually use higher end mascaras because I don’t think they’re any better than the cheaper ones you can buy.. and this was no exception. The small brush makes it perfect for my lower lashes but it just doesn’t do anything special for me. That being said I don’t love many mascaras.. maybe that’s why I rarely feel like splurging on them.
Full Size: £23 for 9g
I had expected a different colour (Rock) in the box but was pleasantly surprised by this one. It’s got a good amount of glitter in there so I would never have chosen it usually as I hate fall out and almost all glitter shadows I’ve tried a sheer and just a bit rubbish. This is the first NYX shadow I’ve tried however and I was really impressed, great colour payoff so although the unavoidable fall out is present it feels a little more worth it as the finish and depth of this is really beautiful.
Full Size: £5 for 2.5g
Although I’ve enjoyed other Anatomicals products I’ve tried I’m just not a fan of rose scented anything.. I know I’m in the minority here as people seem to love it but I just don’t. It’s a nice enough body wash but really unless something is super drying/hydrating it’s all about scent when it comes down to shower gel, isn’t it? Personal preference means this one was a dud for me.
Full Size: £2.79 for 250ml
This was not what I was expecting at all, not sticky and really did add volume to me thinning (sob) hair. I’ve tried a couple of things from Pureology now and I only hear good things in other reviews so if any of you have any recommendations from the range I’d be very interested to try some other products.
Full Size: £15 for 250ml
Overall I was really happy with this box, next month (or this month I suppose) we have been promised a surprise item which is pretty exciting as the whole premise behind Love Me Beauty is that you have a pre-determined set of menus and you know what to expect but the idea of one surprise item definitely intrigues me!
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