Firstly, I just have to say HAPPY EASTER! I do hope you're all enjoying a lazy day tucking into an egg or two ... I know I'll certainly be regretting it later when I'm sat on the sofa in a chocolate induced coma after submitting myself to one too many Creme Eggs. Chocolate worshipping aside, I've also been tucking into some other little treats this month - of the beauty variety, of course! I always look forward to my monthly dose of beauty sampling goodness thanks to Love Me Beauty box. Every month, they offer three different menus to choose from containing a variety of different products to test and try for yourself. If the selection on offer doesn't float your boat, you can simply choose to 'skip' that month - which is what makes Love Me Beauty so unique. There were a couple of little extras added to the box this month which made for a lovely surprise! Here's what's in my box for the month of April:
Betty Hula | Secret Wonder Oil Roller Ball | Full Size | RRP £6.25
I've always been intrigued by the Betty Hula range so I was really excited to see the brand pop up in this month's menus. This little roller ball is a multi-purpose product which is said to moisturise the skin and promote radiance, whilst the roller ball applicator works to encourage circulation through gentle massage. Suitable for all skin types, it relieves scarring, stretch marks and dry skin at the same time as soothing sunburn. Personally, I'll probably be using this on my body instead of on my face - although I might be tempted to try it on my cheeks throughout summer when I've accidentally sat out in the sun for too long! It does have quite a strong, natural scent which lingers on the skin afterwards - it's quite refreshing and soothing. It's not greasy - which is a big plus point for me, and it seems to sink into the skin really well. I shall definitely be using this on travels thanks to the handy 10ml tube size.
Neal & Wolf | Glow Super Shine Spray | Full Size | RRP £9.50
This product is the star of the show for me! I've made no secret of the fact I absolutely LOVE Neal & Wolf products so seeing them included within this month's menus certainly brightened up my day! I chose this particular box purely down to this Shine Spray. It's a weightless mist which is said to give long-lasting radiance and shine, whilst helping to smooth and tame the hair. I adore the Neal & Wolf scent, so using something like this after I've styled my hair means my hair is kept looking soft and shiny at the same time as smelling pretty (I also use their heat protectant spray because I love the smell of the stuff so much!) I've used this a few times and it has to be a winner in my books - it seems to really help soften my hair and keeps it looking healthier and glossier for much longer. Just a few sprays is all I need so I can imagine this 100ml bottle is going to last me quite some time!
Models Own | Nail Art Pen in 'Pastel Pink' | Full Size | RRP £6
This particular box contains one of Models Own's Nail Art Pens in a lovely pastel pink shade. A couple of summer's back, I used to love doing nail art (there's a post on some of my floral designs here). I don't seem to spend time decorating my nails much anymore since I started nibbling them again *slap wrist* but I can't wait to start being a bit more creative with them again as soon as I manage to grow them back! I'm hoping that I'll have my talons back in time for summer... These nail pens have a duo application system consisting of a thin nib for more intricate designs, as well as a long, thin brush for creating lines and thinner strokes.
Redken | Colour Extend Conditioner | RRP £9.99 | Sample Size (25ml)
This little sample sized conditioner is specifically for colour treated hair and is said to resurface the cuticle for a smooth, vibrant finish. It helps to detangle and provides protection from colour fade. Personally, I don't have coloured hair - I just tint the top sections now and again when it's looking a little dull so I don't think I'll benefit much from the colour preserving properties of this one. However, Redken are a brand I've used in the past and from what I can remember, I quite liked them - so I'll definitely be getting some use from this. I'm thinking of saving it for a week's trip to London I have in July - it's quite a decent sample size!
It's always nice to receive little extras! This month's box also came with 2 sample sachets of Weleda Stretch Mark Massage Oil and a £25 gift card for 'Hello Fresh'. I have to hold my hands up and admit I'm not the most talented of people when it comes to cooking and it's not often you'll find me getting creative in the kitchen unless I have the spur of the moment urge to bake a cake, but for the foodies amongst you - it's such a lovely little treat. Overall, another fabulous box from Love Me Beauty. You can find out more about the boxes and what they have to offer over on their website here.
Are you subscribed to Love Me Beauty? What's your favourite product this month?