Wednesday, 28 December 2016

In The Spotlight : December's LittleKnownBox*

Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope no matter what you did, where you were or who you spent it with, that you enjoyed your day. 

I've got something to show you today that'll brighten your December - and something you should totes invest in if you've got any spare Christmas Money. And that's the latest Little Known Box.* Whether you decide to subscribe monthly or jump on the one-off box hype, Little Known Box curate constantly on-point boxes; crammed full of amazing new brands and under-rated products you'll fall in love with straight away.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

For December's Edit, the team at Little Known Box have put together a beautifully festive collection - with products from two of their favourite brands in 2016 and a few other new finds. They've included some beautiful, shimmery makeup picks that are spot on for the Christmas Party Season / New Year and some gorgeous skincare products to give tired skin the TLC it needs at this time of year. 

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Little Known Box also launched their first ever LIMITED EDITION beauty box this November [see what I thought of it here] which is a fantastic one-off purchase, worth over £120. You can browse these boxes on their website, where they're retailing for just £34.95 and worth every penny.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Whether you decide to subscribe monthly or order boxes as one-off gifts [for yourself or others, no judgement here!] Little Known Box is the perfect way to discover innovative, luxurious beauty products. Since their launch in May this year, they've already collaborated with over 40 fantastic brands; showcasing amazing vegan, ethical and cutting edge products. Here's a breakdown of what the Festive Edit has to offer.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Mahogany Naturals Face Cream, Full Size
This month, Little Known Box have spoilt us by including either Manuka Face Cream or Hydrating Repair Oil from the award winning team at Mahogany Naturals. I'm made up to have been sent the Manuka Face Cream - there is literally nothing that Manuka Honey can't fix; which I'm hoping also applies to my horrendous facial situation rn!

Mahogany Naturals use only 100% natural ingredients, and are PETA Certified and Cruelty Free - two massive plus points for me in choosing brands to support. This Manuka Face Cream contains organic Aloe, Light Coconut Oil and Manuka Honey - and has the most gorgeous consistency. It's possibly the most luxurious skin product I've ever owned [just look at that packaging!] and I'm hoping it can give me my New Year, New Me moment in 2017; with the flawless skin I've always lusted after.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Retail Price - £50.00
Follow - Instagram :  @mahoganynaturalsltd
Shop - www.mahoganynaturals.co.uk
Offer - Use code LKBOX25 for 25% off store wide

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

BeautyUK Rose Shimmer Box, Full Size
#PackagingGoals or what?! I'm in love with this little palette; it adds a splash of shimmer, definition and blush to your face instantly. And it's like, every Instagrammers' dream.

Get the radiant complexion of dreams this Festive Season, with this versatile bronzer / blusher / highlighter; which mixes five complimentary shimmering shades for a natural glow. I haven't tried anything from BeautyUK before - but their range and packaging look totally on-point [from my excessive online stalking] so they're a brand I've added to my watchlist for 2017.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Retail Price - £4.99
Follow - Instagram :  @BeautyUK & Twitter : @beautyuktweets
Shop - www.beautyuk-cosmetics.com
Offer - Use code HAPPY20 at checkout for 20% off. 1 use per customer

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Amie Skincare Morning Dew Moisturiser, Trial Size, 10ml
This stuff smells divine and leaves your skin feeling so refreshed. It boasts a matte finish too - it feels like a primer tbh, making the perfect base for your makeup... whilst moisturising and hydrating your skin at the same time! 

My first impressions are really, really great - can't wait to put this moisturiser to the test even further and possibly purchase it full size! I have pure shiny skin and some moisturisers seem to aggravate the situation, but this feels flipping fantastic; even on my oily t-zone of shame. And it's vegan / vegetarian friendly; made from all natural ingredients and no nasty parabens. Definitely a brand to check out, guys.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Retail Price - £4.95/100ml
Follow - Instagram :  @amie_natural_skincare
Shop - www.amieskincare.com

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

PHB Ethical Beauty Angled Eyeshadow Brush, Full Size
This soft, vegan, eco friendly brush is the first makeup brush to be included in any Little Known Box - and is something which really excited me. I love anything that I can reuse and this - combined with all its incredible cruelty free ethics - makes this makeup brush another stand out piece from this month's edit

This angled brush will be perfect for blending eyeshadows and applying highlighter to my brow bones. 20% of all PHB Ethical Beauty's profits also go to charity, making them a winner through and through. Go check them out - every one of their products are free from alcohol, animal derived ingredients, palm oil and harmful chemicals; making PHB ethical and suitable for all.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Retail Price - £7.95
Follow - Instagram :  @_phb_ethicalbeauty & Twitter : @PHBbeauty
Shop - www.phbethicalbeauty.co.uk

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

GlitterEyes Eyeshadow Duo, Full Size
I am obsessed with GlitterEyes pressed glitter pans. In fact, obsessed might be too tame of an adjective to describe my love. These amazing palettes cover your eyelids in beautiful, shimmery glitter which doesn't pure fall out, lasts for hours and reduces the risk of spilling glitter all over your life dramatically.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

GlitterEyes' glitter is waterproof, non-toxic and simply wipes off. It's an absolute gamechanger - no glue or fussing around with loose pigments necessary. I use the foiled, shimmery eyeshadow on the left as my base and then build up colour with my fave Crownbrushes; before gently pressing on glitter with a small, flat brush. For me, GlitterEyes could well be my standout brand of 2016 - since enjoying the palettes I've had in my most recent Little Known  Boxes, I've been on their site and ordered even more.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog December 2016 Little Known Box Review

Retail Price - £9.99
Follow - Instagram :  @_glittereyes_ & Twitter : @_glitter_eyes
Shop - www.glittereyes.co.uk

I was made up, once again, with this month's Little Known Box. I'm obsessed with GlitterEyes and could not agree more that their cute palettes are the ideal choice for the festive season. This and the lux BeautyUK Shimmer Box have already made their way into my makeup routine and I can't wait to pamper my skin with the Manuka Face Cream.

Are you subscribed to Little Known Box? What's your favourite item from the December Edit?


*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose of review. All opinions however, are 100% my own
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