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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Love Me Beauty Box | July 2014

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It's fair to say I've been feeling a little sorry for myself this week - holidays in the sun are all well and good but returning home is always a bit of a kick in the teeth isn't it? The sunny weather here in the UK has helped to soften the blow slightly, but the main pick-me-up this week has most certainly been the delivery of my Love Me Beauty box.  I couldn't wait to get stuck in to this one - I was really excited when I first saw the menus on offer this month and I have to say, the July Edition (Menu 2) has been a winner for me. Here's the lowdown on what I received this month...


Ofra | Pressed Eyeshadow in 'Bliss' | RRP £8.80
I'll kick off with this month's favourite then, shall I? Ofra isn't a brand I've heard of before and I'm so glad I've been introduced to them because both of their products in this month's box have impressed me considerably. In fact, as soon as I finish tapping away at this post I'll be off to have a nosey at the rest of their range.  'Bliss' is a gorgeous, shimmery antique gold shade - just my cup of tea! I cannot believe how buttery soft this is - I really was so impressed when I first swatched it as the pigment is incredible and it's such a dream to apply.  I recently read Couture Girl's post on this box and she described the colour as being very similar to Mac's 'Woodwinked' - even though I don't own it myself, I can really see the similarities and I'm so excited to own a possible dupe for it. I will definitely be looking in to purchasing more shades from this range - they're even suitable for sensitive eyes too which is a fruity bonus for me as I have ridiculously sensitive peepers!


Ofra | Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in 'Hollywood' | RRP £11.60
Oh my goodness - I was blown away by this product! The formula is lovely and creamy and the pigmentation really is amazing - I tried this out yesterday and I have to say it's incredibly long lasting as well as feeling light on the lips.  The bright fuschia shade is simply stunning and perfect for this time of year - usually, I opt for orangey reds or corals so it's nice to be able to add a bright pink to my collection - it really seems to set off my tan at the minute! Although it wouldn't be my first shade of choice, I'm definitely going to get some wear out of this.


So Susan | Flutter Mascara | £14.95
I was so excited to receive some So Susan products in this month's box. They're a brand I've heard of briefly in the past and I've seen some lovely products feature on blogs over the past few months - so I was super chuffed to have the chance to try them for myself.  Firstly, the packaging is lovely - the gold tubing and little illustration of a bird on the lid is right up my street (pop a bird on something and I'll love it regardless ;)).  The formula is said to be super-black, and help to create curlier, more voluminous lashes in just one coat.  I haven't actually tried this yet but i'm looking forward to giving it a go - the brush is a little smaller than what I'd usually opt for but I can imagine it will work wonders for picking up every single lash (particularly those pesky ones in the inner corners!)


Lashem (2ml Sample) | Lash Enhancing Serum | RRP £40 (3.5ml)
I've always wanted to try a lash enhancing serum so I was really pleased to receive this sample size.  It's quite small - but for the amount you'll actually use i can imagine it will last some time anyway - just enough to give you an idea of whether or not it works for you. I've actually discovered you can use this on brows too - yippee! Any of you who have read my recent brow-related posts might know I'm not the greatest fan of my sparse brows - so I'm definitely going to give this a try on them.  If in a few weeks I'm sporting eyebrows to rival the likes of Cara Delevigne then I'll be sure to let you know... It says that results are noticeable from 2 weeks so I shall keep my fingers crossed!


So Susan | Dual Brow Powder | RRP £11.95
I actually received a brow kit in last month's box so, although I'll never say no to a brow product, I do feel slightly brow-kitted out to the max right now! Nevertheless, I'll definitely put it to some good use and I was actually quite surprised at the softness of these shadows.  I really like the shades as they lean slightly warmer - perfect for my brows at the minute - I always find a slightly warmer tone works better for me when I have a bit of a tan.  Although they aren't as pigmented or long-lasting as other kits such as my much-loved HD Brows palette, this is definitely a great contender. I quite like the packaging and the fact it comes with a little mirror is super handy for on the go touch-ups.


Weleda | Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion | RRP £15.95
I was super happy to see this in the box this month! I get through body moisturisers and butters like there's no tomorrow so a full sized Weleda Body Lotion went down a storm with me! This smells lovely and refreshing - it definitely has a citrus hint to it.  It's very light and sinks in really quickly.  I'm moisturising like crazy at the minute whilst I try my hardest to keep my natural tan looking smooth and keep it from fading - so having something light like this to pop on in the morning is just the ticket!

The Teashed | 4am Tea Whole Leaf White Tea | £3.50 (not pictured separately)
I'm such a tea-belly, so having a whole pack of these Teashed tea bags was a very welcome addition to the box this month. They're low in caffiene which is perfect for me as I try and stay away from the stuff whenever I can - these are also said to be beneficial for the skin and are rich in anti-oxidants.

Swatches L-R: Ofra 'Hollywood' / Ofra 'Bliss' / So Susan Dual Brow Powder

So there we have it - this month's box of goodies.  Personally, this has to be up there with my favourite boxes from LoveMeBeauty and I was really happy with the contents this month - there's not a single one in there that I won't use. My favourites have to be the Ofra products! They're amazing! I'm also really excited to get going with the 'Lashem' enhancer.  The July Box is definitely well worth the money - to say that the products in this box are worth well up to £70 if you were to buy them on the high-street, that's not bad going... there's also 5 full-sized products this month! If you fancy trying LoveMeBeauty for yourself if you aren't already subscribed, head on over to their website to find out more.

Which products tickle your fancy this month? Which menu did you choose?

5 comments:

  1. Lovely post! Makes me wish I was subscribed to beauty box!

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  2. I harven't heard of so susan but I love the packaging! I miss beauty subs xxx

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  3. You have to do a review on the eyelash/eyebrow serum :) I really want to know if it works :3
    Great post x

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  4. A lovely post as always Beth! That Bliss shadow is perfection, would look so beautiful on the lid! I have never subbed to a beauty box myself but I always think it would be so lovely to have a box of beauty goodies waiting for me in the mailbox :) I just can't decide which one, there are so many out there! xx Jenna

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  5. That mascara wand looks so interesting! I'd like to see how it compares to the application of other wands. :) This gets me excited about my Julep box that's coming in the mail soon!

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