Friday, 12 August 2016

Glamour Summer Edit : Latest In Beauty Box

I frigging love Summer me, yeno. So when I was reading Glamour [whilst chowing down on cake[s] in the bath... yes you heard, cakes plural] the other week and I stumbled upon an ad for the Glamour Summer Edit : Latest In Beauty Box, I knew it was only a matter of time before I ordered one. 

I held off on the purchasing part for as long as I could [due to being a member of the poverty club... possibly the founding member?] but after reading the beautiful Georgie @ As You Wish blog's post about her experience with it, it was game over and I knew I had to have one [and my credit card cried real tears once again, as I furiously typed in its digits online.]



At £20, this box wasn't the cheapest whim I've ever acted on... but the products it contains are frigging awesome and come to a total retail value of approx £104 - so the bargain hunter within me couldn't really argue with that. [In fact, she helped me justify buying it; with this logic.] 

Here's what was inside.


GROUNDED Coffee Scrub, Chocolate Orange


I love coffee. I love Chocolate Oranges [especially when they're on Roll Back for a quid at Asda.] There was, therefore, more chance of pigs flying, securing graduate jobs and paying off their mortgage within five years than me not loving this product. I've seen loads of bloggers and celebs repping a coffee scrub selfie recently and I can't wait to join them. I've heard really great stuff about this brand and my old fossil-like skin needs some TLC.



St Tropez Bronzing Mist, Self Tan Classic


As a self confessed tan obsesso, you might be surprised to learn that I've never tried St Tropez. Up until now, I have been 100% faithful to my cheaper alternative bae, St Moriz. I'm super excited to try this though, I can't lie. I've recently got right into the St Tropez Gradual In-Shower Tanning lotion [which is amazing, by the way!] and the fact that this is a mist rather than a pure mousse will hopefully speed up the application process. #LazyProbs.

Yes, you'd be right in thinking that the last time I used a spray on fake tan was during my school days and that during this time, I a] stunk like a digestive biscuit b] had more streaks than a football match and c] resembled David Dickinson, but I have high hopes for this one.




WOW Luxury Facial Mask Treatment

I've seen several cool cats on Insta and handfuls of celebs repping sheet masks recently. I've lolled, smiled and wondered where the hell they've been sourcing these things from; until I found WOW. Granted, since trying this out, I've had a slight breakout; but hopefully this just means that it's brought my impurities to the surface and normal service will resume soon. Plz?! 



Ladival Sun Protection Spray, SPF 30

I am totes excited to take this bad boy away on holiday with me; it's a mega useful product to pick up in a sub box I reckon. I've heard really great things about Ladival as a brand and it is super important to make sure you always protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays - not just to prevent skin cancer, but also to avoid your skin looking like a tan, wrinkly leather satchel by the time you reach your 60s. 



NUXE Precious Scented Shower Oil

This stuff legit smells UNREAL. It's shimmery, thick and nourishing - I'm really impressed by it. As a bath person... no... obsesso... no appreciator I'm usually dead disappointed when I get shower products in subscription boxes - but not in this case. It's the perfect size to pop in your luggage for your summer vacay, too. Which is exactly what I plan to do.




Revlon Ultra HD Matte Colour in Devotion

This is legit the perfect nude, suiting every skintone to a tee. I was initally a bit disappointed with this product, as when I swatched it on the back of my hand it didn't seem to be matte at all and felt a bit sticky? However I'm pleased to report that when applied to the lips it does mattify considerably better, is a gorgeous corally shade and smells good enough to eat. Definitely a useful addition to the old makeup repertoire, this.



Oribe - Dry Texturising Spray

I haven't actually tried this out yet, but the bottle alone is so beautiful & well designed that I fully reckon I'll love it. Texturised, boho locks are all the goals this year, so I'm definitely going to try this out with a messy fishtail braid pretty soon. Last time I tried a similar salt spray I looked like I'd been electrocuted / lived in a hedge / took up life with Stig of the Dump; but the formula of this one leads me to believe even I might be able to use it. Great success.




Aurelia Miracle Cleanser

I'm wayyy excited to try this out, as I've actually started making an effort with my skincare regime recently and stopped relying so heavily on baby wipes to have my back. Coming with a small little muslin cloth, this cleanser sounds like the answer to all my skin-related prayers. And it's just so darn Instagrammable, too.

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What do you think of this box? Have you tried any of these products before & loved / hated them? Has the Glamour Summer Edit tempted you, as much as it tempted me?! You can still get your hands on one yourselves too yeno guys, click here.

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