Saturday, 12 August 2017

Little Known Box | The Summer Edit, July 2017*


I love Little Known Box and I love Summer - so combine the two together and it's the best thing to happen to the human race; which is exactly what the 'Summer Edit' Little Known Box* is. As well as bae, obv. 

I've said it once and I'll say it again - as well as being one of the best subscription boxes I've ever tried, Little Known Box is the perfect beauty box for #bbloggers. As well an amazing choice for everyone else with an interest in makeup, skincare & beauty, too. The reason I so strongly suggest it to beauty bloggers is the nature of blogging itself - namely how difficult it is to be able to find, review and recommend products to others; without being swallowed up in the plethora of other posts on the same topic. 

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

LKB is a super affordable service, which brings you lesser known brands and newly released products from brands you may already know of, each month. Therefore, you're always going to remain switched on to the latest beauty trends and that one step ahead of the game - which is definitely a bonus in the realm of beauty blogging, amiright? [and in fuelling your desire for lux makeup / skincare, of course.]

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

'The Summer Edit' is a specially chosen curation of products to keep us cool and refreshed during the warmer [supposedly] months of the year; with a couple of full size makeup products to help us update our collective look. There's always so much thought and love goes into each month's edit - the products included in the July box are focussed on our differing beauty needs during the Summer - such as the need for suncare products [& those containing SPF] and refreshing products to cool us down. 

The usefulness of travel friendly and innovative products to help us through festival season / holiday madness is also recognised & catered for... with some fantastic products which can also be used all-year round. Let's dive in to that beaut black & gold packaging and take a look at what you can expect this month.

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Merumaya Youth Preservation Moisturiser, Travel Size, 10ml

I've been really enjoying using this moisturiser - it smells lovely and it definitely seems to reduce the appearance of the minor fine lines which I've started to notice as I get older  [aka more fossilised.] It's packed full of active ingredients to battle acne, lines, wrinkles and other blemishes - which is pretty much my face in a nutshell.

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

This babein' moisturiser is suitable for legit all the skin types. Dry skin will be left moisturised and hydrated and oily / combo skins [defo me, oil master general over here] benefit from the sebum-controlling and anti-bacterial ingredients; as well as its non-greasy formula. AND it has SPF20 which protects yo face from UVA/UVB damage - I think Merumaya need to Meru-MARRY me tbh.

Retail Price : £14.50
Follow : @merumaya

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Odylique Pink Lip Liner, Full Size

This lip liner is actually one of my favourite things ever. I love the colour, I adore the branding / packaging and it's so, so wearable. I use a lot of lip liner I've realised, but I don't own one this shade - and it's perfect! It's a lovely pink tone, one of those 'my-lip-colour-but-better' kinda products; perfect for daytime wear or for wearing as a downplayed, neutral shade when you've gone to town a bit on your eye makeup.

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Odylique handcraft their products in Suffolk; free from synthetic chemicals and never tested on animals. Which I can't applaud enough. This liner is 100% natural, comprises of 64% organic material and is totes suitable for vegetarians. It has a beaut, creamy texture which lines and adds colour to your pout with ease - I definitely need to check out more of their products tbh.

Retail Price : £12.50
Follow : @odylique
Offer : Use code LITTLEKNOWNBOX for 10% off in 2017

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Merci Handy Face Mist, Full Size

I love the bright and cheerful packaging of this refreshing facial mist spray. It smells lovely and is perfect to stick in your bag for a long day shopping, at the gym, at work or on holiday; to cool down and refresh your face. Relax, close your eyes and spritz yourself in this fab mist, for instant awakening and relief from heat!

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

I knew I'd seen this brand on Instagram before - Merci Handy also sell hand creams, hand gels and toothpastes; all made in France for a touch of ooh-lala! Glad I've had the chance to grab a slice of the action, I know everyone speaks very highly of their hand sanitisers - and I can see why now!

Retail Price : Approx £4.00
Follow : @mercihandy

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Cougar Beauty 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick, Full Size

I've tried a few products from Cougar Beauty in my time in the old blogging circuit - and I really respect their cruelty free, locally sourced use of ingredients & ethos. These 24 Hour Liquid Lipsticks are quick drying, non-smudging and full coverage - and this month's box includes the Cocoa shade from the collection, which is a fab nude brown; to suit all skin tones.

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

This is a highly pigmented, well packaged liquid lipstick in a fab colour - the swatches say it all really! It's a slightly more liquidy-watery formula than I'd expect with a matte product, but I guess this is due to its hydrating qualities - cos it dries super fast! There looks to be some other fab shades in the range too, that I'm keen to stalk in further detail.

Retail Price : £6.99
Follow : Instagram - @cougarproducts | Twitter - @Cougar_Products
Offer : Use code LKB50 for 50% off the 24 Hour Liquid Lipstick 5 Piece Set using the link above

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam, Travel Size

Ah, life hacks to excuse me from having to wash my hair - yes pls! You'll get your hands on the newest fragrance [Coconut] in July's LKB - which smells lovely and is beyond useful if you're a] off somewhere nice, such as a festival or on holidays or b] [like me] are a bit reluctant to wash the bird's nest excuse that is my hair. 

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

To use, all's you have to do is apply the foam to the roots of your hair, massage to clean and then whilst it's all lathered up; towel dry your locks. No water required - and more effective than your bog-standard dry shampoo as it actually washes your hair, rather than simply drying the grease and other sexy grimness out to mask it. And it's suitable for all hair types. Yay for cleanliness!

Retail Price : £3.99
Follow : @zerreau
Shop : http://dryshampoothatswet.co.uk

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Another month, another spot on curation from my faves at Little Known Box HQ. These products are perfect for Summer days, holidays and festival season; keeping us cool, calm and protected from the sun's rays - and totes kissable with some fab lip products. The Odylique Lip Pencil is one of my fave items from this month's box; it's such a wearable colour and applies so nicely... and I'm also really enjoying the Merumaya Moisturiser. And these are just two reasons out of five FANTASTIC ones why you should totes check out this month's edit - which you can do here.

Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review
Little Known Box July 2017 The Summer Edit Review

Have you tried any of these brands or products before? Do you subscribe to any beauty boxes? Don't forget, if you fancy getting involved with the Little Known Box triumph, using code NEW10 at the checkout will save you 10% on your first order!
*This post contains PR samples, but all opinions and waffling on are 100% me & my own.
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