Friday, 31 March 2017

Little Known Box | March 2017*


I love Little Known Box - everything about them, in fact [in a non-stalker way.] I love their stunning packaging, their faultless delivery, their ethos of supporting lesser known brands & products and the amount of thought you can tell goes into each month's edit. The fact that all the products and brands in their monthly subscription box are vegan friendly and cruelty free is just the icing on the cake for an overall amazing experience

If you read my blog, follow my Twitter or like the odd photo of mine on Insta, you'll know that I've been working with LKB for a few months now - and there's yet to be a box arrive on my doorstep that I've been disappointed in. You can check out my previous 2017 box reviews here and here too, if you don't believe me. They're frigging awesome, guys. And so is their March 2017 box*.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

This month's edit, 'Step Into Spring', focuses on beautiful fragrances and pretty, pastel shades to help get us in the mood for the warmer weather ahead. Which is more than fine by me - I adore Spring / Summer and I can't wait to see the back of this Winterish Hell that's seemed to have lasted forever.

In terms of makeup, March's box contains a beautiful lilac beauty blender and a pretty sheer coral lipstick, to add a pop of colour to your makeup bag. Skincare wise, the gang at LKB HQ have picked out a unique, handcrafted soap and a beautifully fragranced sugar scrub for us to try out. 

And finally, as hands and feet often get a bit neglected over the colder months, this month's edit also contains a pretty pastel nail polish and a professional top coat; to keep your look in place. I love trying new makeup & nail products, so this month's offerings are right up my street; nestled in their beautifully minimal black and gold packaging.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

First Product  : Saturated Colour Sheer Stick in 'Breezy Coral', Full Size 

Just look at that colour - perfect for fresh faced, dewy Spring makeup. This vegan friendly AND cruelty free Sheer Tinted Balm adds just a smidge of colour to your lips - it's more like, a dead posh tinted lip balm than a full on lipstick. Which is ideal for wear in the warmer weather - it's not going to pure melt off your face or smudge everywhere. Due to its light, sheer formula, you can apply it safely on the go - even without a mirror; you literally can't go wrong with this stuff.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

I can't wait to work this into my makeup routine asap - it's perfect for a light splash of fresh festive colour at the beach, in the park or in the office. But out of those three locations, we all know where we'd rather NOT have to be repping this fresh sheer shade, don't we?! Contains Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and menthol flavouring to pamper your pout on the go. LOVE.

Retail Price : £7.00
Follow : Twitter - @SC_Cosmetics_UK Instagram - @saturated_colour
Shop : www.saturatedcolour.com

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Second Product : Bloomtown Botanicals Sugar Scrub, Mini Jar

Wow, so I didn't expect this to be the case; but I actually think this is my favourite product overall from this month's LKB. I frigging love it. I love its packaging, I love how bloody beautiful it smells, I love its texture and I love that it's a sugar scrub! I use sugar scrubs religiously as I heart the way they leave my skin feeling; so I'm pretty much ready to marry this one now, tbh.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

This is 'The Woods' Sweet Almond and Shea Sugar Scrub; which has a fresh, natural fragrance. I can't place it - but it smells like memories of somewhere I've been before and loved; possibly the posh cottages we stayed in recently for my friend's wedding. I find its aroma so, so relaxing. It's free from palm oil, SLS, parabens and synthetic colours, meaning that everyone can get involved with this aromatherapy infused little babe.

Retail Price : £5.60
Follow : @bloomtownuk
Shop : www.bloomtown.co.uk
Offer : Use code LKB15 for 15% discount at www.bloomtown.co.uk

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Third Product :  Edge Nails 5-Star Top Coat, Full Size

Edge Nails aren't a company I've heard of before, but after reading a bit more about them, I bloody wish I had! They offer a wide range of professional quality nail products, at affordable, realistic prices. Which you know I'm AAAAALL about - I love a good bargain, what with the poverty stricken excuse of a life I lead atm. This Top Coat, for example, retails for just £2.34. HOW AMAZING IS THAT?

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Top Coats always come in useful, especially when you have nails that are as brittle, sh*te and temperamental as mine; so this is another product I'll be getting loads of use out of this Spring.

Retail Price : £2.34
Follow : @edgenails
Shop : www.edgenails.co.uk
Offer : Receive 20% off your order, use code LKB2017 at www.edgenails.co.uk

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Fourth Product : Vintage Cosmetics Company Blending Sponge, Full Size

How can you look at this and a] not fall deeply in love with it or b] think of anything other than Spring? This Beauty Blender is a stunning pastel lilac shade; which is complemented by its floral, vintage inspired packaging [that's just almost too pretty to cope with!] It's Latex free and infused with Vitamin E, so as well as blending your makeup a dream, it'll also help moisturise your skin.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

I don't think a girl can ever have too many blending sponges. This little beauty is perfectly shaped to get into all the hard-to-reach areas of your face and give you the flawless base we all crave. Wet it before use for maximum effectiveness.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Retail Price : £5.95
Follow : @thevintagecosco
Shop : www.thevintagecosmeticcompany.com
Offer : 20% off all online purchases at www.thevintagecosmeticcompany.com with code LKB20, expires 30/04/17

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Fifth Product : Soapsmith Handmade Soap, Travel Size

I'm proper taken by this brand and definitely want to visit them if I'm ever down Laaaaaandan Town way. Soapsmith are based in central London and their handcrafted soaps are inspired by London's most characteristic places; with 9 different fragrances available to buy. The scent in this month's LKB is 'Marble Arch' which is a truly unique fragrance combining vanilla, sweet orange oils, saffron and Patchouli essential oils.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

From the moment I opened this month's box I could smell this soap - it's incredible. Again, the smell really reminds me of something, but I can't put my finger on what. I legit can't stop sniffing it, though! And of course, anything marble [be it stationery, homeware, blog backdrops or... soap] is oh so blogger and therefore essential to my life.

Retail Price : £7.00 / Full Size
Follow : @soapsmithlondon
Shop : www.soapsmith.com
Offer : Use code ENJOY for 15% off your first order

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Sixth Product : HJ Manicure Nail Polish, Full Size

LKB have picked out nude, feminine shades from HJ Manicure's Nail Polish Collection for this month's edit. The three available colours are perfect for a] the Spring months b] daily wear and c] to use with your new Edge Nails Top Coat. Although the other shades available look beaut, I'm made up I got this lilac one - partly, because it matches the beauty blender and I'm feelin oh-so-coordinated right now and also, because I've wanted a nail polish this colour for ages. It's the cutest, pastel shade to show off your tan.

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

HJ Manicure Nail Polish is 5-Free, vegan friendly and cruelty free; so everyone can happily update their talons for Spring. I'd wondered for a while if more natural, vegan nail polishes existed and then bam - Little Known Box delivered. Once again.

Retail Price : £9.50
Follow : @hjmanicure
Shop : www.hjmanicure.com
Offer : 50% off with code LKB50. Expires 31/05/17

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

Lovelaughslipstick Blog - Review of March 2017 Little Known Box Beauty Subscription Service

And there we have it - another month, another 342434 reasons to love Little Known Box. There's not a single product in March's box that I won't use and I'm really excited to find out more about the brands included! 

If you fancy getting in on the LKB action, you can browse their store here. Boxes can be bought as gifts, as one-offs or you can subscribe to have them delivered monthly. AND if you still need that final bit of persuasion to join Team LKB, don't forget you can get 10% off any order you make, using code NEW10 at the checkout.

Have you tried any of these brands before? Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes?
Lovelaughslipstick Blog - A Beauty Lifestyle and Fashion Blogger

*This post contains items I was gifted for the purpose f review, but as always; all opinions are totes my own and totes honest
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