Latest In Beauty box: December

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It has been a little while since I did a beauty box review, a few months ago I cancelled my Latest In Beauty subscription to use the money for other things. I recently got a come back’ email offering me my next box with money off so thought it was a great time to resubscribe!

Latest In Beauty is a monthly subscription box that lets you pick your own items and plans based on your preference or budget. This is great as it will avoid any disappointment that may come with other pre picked boxes. They upload new products daily and have a fab range of makeup, beauty, skincare or lifestyle products. I am on the Beauty guru plan which is a £18 a month for nine products, which is the highest plan. I think that is fab as you do get some full sized products and free postage! There are two other plans available if you’re on a lower budget. Along with the items you pick they also throw in freebies every month and a free makeup bag with your first order. This is what I picked for November’s box.

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The items that are pictured here in the box are the items they put in for me for free! Including a full sized product! They really out did themselves with this box. I am so pleased.

My picks

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Ardell Mega Volume false lashes ‘250’

Lately I have wanted to start using false lashes more but I’m not too sure what is the best brand to go with, plus I’m not very good at applying them. I picked these to try as I have heard many good things about Ardell lashes and needed a full pair for a look I’m doing next week . These have two layers and I can’t wait to try them! I love how you get the glue included.

Skin Yoga Coffee body scrub (sample size)

I love a good body scrub and was intrigued by this one from Skin Yoga. I don’t know much about the brand and when looking up how much a full sized bag was (£33) I thought it was a great try before you buy situation. Coffee is well known for its firming qualities in skincare as well as reducing the appearance of scarring (stretch marks).

L’Occitane Roses et Reines hand and nail cream (10ml sample size)

I have used this hand cream before so this isn’t a new find for me, picked purely as it’s the perfect size to fit into my smaller bags for winter. It is my favourite hand cream for keeping my hands soft and away from any damage from the cold weather. The smell of sweet roses is amazing too!

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OPI Nail Lacquer shade ’emotions’ (3.75ml sample)

Firstly how cute are the mini bottles, great if you want to try out a colour before you commit to the full sized. I chose this because i find minis so cute! Plus they are perfect to travel with, without worrying that the bottle will break in your bag. This shade is a black with granite style flecks in, giving it a grainy effect.

OPI Nail Lacquer shade ‘race red’ (3.75ml sample)

I’m a sucker for a classic red and chose this to go with my red lipsticks when I want to match my lips and nails. OPI have such a great and long lasting formula, I have quite small nails so the little brush in the sample bottle are perfect for my application.

Laura Mercier Radiance foundation primer ( 15ml sample)

I will be doing a full review post on this at some point but I’m really excited to try this primer from Laura Mercier. It is one of her raved about products and I’m excited to see what the ‘radiance’ claims will do to my skin and makeup application. Keep your eyes out for the upcoming post!

Carmex Peach and Mango burst lip balm (10g full sized product)

This brand has been mentioned in two of my previous posts so if your a avid reader of mine then you will know that I am no stranger to this product, picked as I wanted to try out the scented version and it doesn’t disappoint! A gorgeous mango and peach scent. I don’t trust any other brand than this to keep my lips on top form in the winter months!

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Lord & Berry lipstick pencil shade ‘diva’ (3.5g full sized product)

I am a sucker for a Lord & Berry product and when said product is a plum shade lip colour I was never going to be able to resist. This is a full sized lip crayon and as you can see from the swatches below it has great pigmentation and a gorgeous sheen to it

Burt’s Bees lipstick shade ‘blush basin’ (3.4g full sized product)

I have only ever tried the normal lip balms from this brand so when I saw they had lipsticks on the list I really wanted to try. This has a rich, creamy formula and is a pretty nude colour with a glossy finish. Perfect for anyone who likes more of a natural lip!

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Freebies

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Dr Botanicals Tropical Invigorating cream (50ml full sized product)

First of all I can’t believe how generous they were this month with my freebies, this full sized facial moisturiser is £44 to buy and I got it for FREE! I am excited to use it and I love the fun packaging. The smell is a bit off putting as it quite of smells like plastic so hopefully it doesn’t linger! Either way still great to receive for free!

Regenerate Advanced toothpaste (14ml sample size)

I wasn’t overly excited with this, I mean how exited can you get over toothpaste? However it was free and is the perfect size to take on a weekend away trip so I will be putting it in my travel wash bag!

Weleda Grenade perfume (1.5ml sample vile)

A standard sample sized vile of perfume, I have never tried this brand before and thought I was going to hate it, it has a sweet yet spicy scent to it that will go well for the winter months, I will use up this sample but won’t be purchasing the full sized! I love my sickly sweet scents too much!

Philosophy Amazing Grace perfume (1.5ml sample vile)

I have smelled this before and I am not a big fan so I’ll be putting this in the bin, it is too old fashioned of a smell for me, very strong and ‘old lady’. Sorry not for me.

I am so pleased with this months box and love how extra they are with the pretty pink packaging and quote cards. Definitely looking forward to picking next months box!

What are some of your favourite monthly boxes? Let me know in the comments below!.

Thanks for reading.

Rebecca

xox

18 thoughts on “Latest In Beauty box: December

  1. The Carmex balm and Dr Botanicals moisturiser sound great! The packaging on the moisturiser is lovely! I had a sample of Emotions by OPI (if it’s the shade I’m thinking of), such a nice black polish 🙂

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