Saturday, 17 June 2017

Little Known Box | May 2017, BIRTHDAY EDITION!*


Okay so life, bad health, running from life's responsibilities and unscheduled napping have meant I'm a little behind in posting this review ... but as always with Little Known Box; it's worth the wait. Soz gang.

It's a publicly known fact that I LOVE Little Known Box and always will do. I harp on about them all the time, obsess over the beaut new products they introduce me to and last month, I also gave away some of their boxes to three lucky followers to celebrate this amazing company's first birthday! <3 

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

The May 2017 Box is a super special curation; a Birthday Edit fit for a princess. For glowing Summer skin, LKB have included luxury makeup remover wipes, a legit STUNNING Technic highlighter and a facial oil. A beaut shea butter body moisturiser [which legit smells like Summer in a tub] and a highly anticipated, newly launched Spacemask can also be found nestling in their iconic black and gold packaging. A Nanshy Blending Brush that dreams are made of [I actually love it so much it hurts] completes the Birthday Edition box; with an additional, bonus item of a little black makeup pouch to store your goodies in. 

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Here's a closer look at what we were treated to in this month's curation of little known brands and hot-off-the-press product releases:

Betty Hula Body Moisturiser, Full Size, 120ml

Every single Betty Hula product has been made by hand [which is next-level productivity, given how amazing and popular this brand is online!] using all natural ingredients and none of them nasty parabens. I love the bright glass packaging of this moisturiser - it epitomises Summer and the fragrance? Bloody hell it's nice.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

I was treated to the Rum & Blackcurrant fragrance and it smells gorgeous. Like Summery, boozy nights with the girls [drinking rum cocktails out of coconut shells], holidays, sun cream and happiness

It's a lovely, fluffy consistency which applies really nicely. It's great for use with stretch marks, scarring, dry patches of skin, oily skin and for soothing sun burn. So for pretty much every human / skin type going.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £12.99
Follow : www.facebook.com/bettyhula | @bettyhula
Shop : www.bettyhula.co.uk
Offer : Use code LKB15 for 15% off all orders on the Betty Hula website until the end of June 2017

Oils of Heaven Organic Face Oil, Travel Size, 15ml

I've tried this brand before and really loved how lux their facial oils are, so it was nice to see them featured again. I shied away from oils for a long time; thinking they would make my sick joke of an oily complexion even worse - but this isn't the case. All skin types need love, guys.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

The oils used in this product are sourced from small suppliers across the world. It contains organic argan oil cold-pressed from argan kernals, with Vitamin E and essential fatty acids that help skin retain its natural moisture. 

And I love the mini glass packaging & OOH! branding, let's not lie.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £9.50
Follow : #oilsofheaven
Shop : www.oilsofheaven.com

Spacemasks Face Mask, Full Size [1 Mask]

Spacemasks are a newly launched product, which work to relax you; giving you a way to escape the hectic struggles of day-to-day life and let go of your frustrations. Each foil packet contains a jasmine infused Spacemask; which you pop on over your eyes to relax, recover and re-energise for about 15 minutes. Really obvious pun coming here guys, sorry - but these masks are out of this world.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

I love the design of the actual mask itself; it's really high quality and has little ear loops to keep it secure on your face. It's not like any mask I've tried before. Similar to the Optrex eye masks I tried a while back, Spacemasks too have a super clever self-heating function that I just can't figure out

They're so relaxing, I honestly can't recommend you try one enough. And that's coming from me, too - I have a really hard time switching off and having some me-time.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £3.00 per Mask [£15 for a box of 5]
Follow : @spacemasks
Shop : www.spacemasks.com

Seacret Spa Facial Wipes, Full Size

Seacret Spa makes use of the pure, potent power of the Dead Sea in their luxurious, natural products. Their collection of skin and spa products embody salts and minerals found in the Dead Sea itself. I guess that's why I like the smell of these wipes so much; they are almost aquatic and remind me of Spa days and Seaside trips simultaneously.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

These makeup remover wipes are suitable for all skin types, work to effectively remove even waterproof beauty products and provide your skin with effective hydration. They're super handy and ideal to pop in your bag for a festival, holiday or sleepover.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £19.95
Follow : @seacreteurope [IG] @seacretdirectus
Shop : www.seacretspa.com

Nanshy Large Blending Brush, Full Size

So, from the moment I clapped eyes on this brush; I fell deeply and heavily in love with it. It's THE perfect sized, softest blending brush ever and it's ideal to work colour into the creases of the eye and blend out harsh lines. I've used it pretty much every day since it arrived in my life and its multi-purpose appeal has captured my [otherwise stone cold] heart.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Nanshy's synthetic brushes are 100% vegan, cruelty free and PETA approved. They can be used to apply powders, creams and primers and boast anti-bacterial bristles; hand assembled in the UK. It breaks my heart to think of poor animals being tested on for our own vanity and I'm really trying to make the move to cruelty free products now; so I'm glad Nanshy are a brand that make this possible for me.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £5.95
Follow : @NanshyOfficial
Shop : www.nanshy.com

Technic Cosmetics Highlighter, Full Size

Now, you'll ALL KNOW that I love this brand - I'm actually working with them again as we speak and I recently posted [here and here] about their affordable yet high quality beauty products. Which are also cruelty free. But this highlighter, in Pink Sparkle, is a brand new release from them and OH MY HELL it's beautiful. Like, words actually fail me. And the camera doesn't do its insane, sparkly pigments any justice whatsoever.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Vegan and vegetarian friendly, I have no doubts that Technic are going to grow and grow over the following year - their fast paced beauty lines are always on point, never too expensive and are becoming even more accessible to us; through the launch of their all new website. I was made up to see them included in this month's edit. I felt like it was my bloody birthday when I discovered this highlighter last month, let alone Little Known Box's!

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £3.49
Follow : @technicosmetics [Twitter] and @technic_cosmetics [Insta]
Shop : www.techniccosmetics.com

BONUS ITEM
Makeup Pouch, Full Size

This cute little makeup pouch was a bonus item in this month's Birthday Bonanza Box - and it'll be super useful for popping makeup tools like tweezers, nail scissors, kirby grips and pencil sharpeners in; so they don't get lost in the mass of my makeup stash.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

It's super simple and minimalistic; just how I like my life. I'm always short of makeup bags to be honest - I just normally rely on this one huge one I got from Primark to do the job - so this will definitely be useful in helping organise my beauty regime and tools on the move. 

I also like that despite the bag having no labels or logos, you can look at it and instantly associate it with Little Known Box - as it carries their black and gold branding scheme <3

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Retail Price : £4.49
Shop : www.littleknownbox.com

I was really made up with this month's box - personal highlights for me were getting to try Spacemasks, the beautifully fluffy Nanshy blending brush and that insanely pigmented, stunning highlighter from one of my all time faves Technic

I love how co-ordinated each month's edition of LKB is and how each time you receive this perfectly wrapped bundle of beauty and joy, you can feel how much work and passion is behind it all. And that's why I love this consistently fantastic subscription box SO much.

Little Known Box May 2017 Birthday Edition Review

Happy Birthday Little Known Box! Thanks for the past 12 months of new brands, freshly launched products, beautiful packaging and top notch customer service! Here's to the next 12 months!!

Have you tried Little Known Box before? Did you know how darn affordable they are and how you can get 10% off your order with them using code NEW10? You're welcome, dolls xoxo

*This post contains PR samples, but all opinions, images and highly excitable adjectives are 100% my own.
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