Always excited to receive my monthly Love Me Beauty box*, they couldn't have started the year off any better with three fantastic menu's all of which were impossible to decided between. Eventually I settled on menu three consisting of four full size products and one generous sample. This months picks have pleased just that little extra due to the varied mix of makeup, hair and body care...and no Lord & Berry products in sight.
The stand out product for January's offerings had to be Cosmetics a la carte, Divine Lash Mascara in Black (£23.00). I'll admit after the mishap of the Lord & Berry mascara's a few boxes ago, it did have me wondering if this mascara would also follow suit. I've actually discovered a high-end mascara I'd repurchase and if that's not enough my ultimate mascara. Mascara's really do have a hard time when it comes to impressing my sensitive eyes. With a super slim, tapered flex brush, I can reach every lash even my bottom lashes while lengthening, defining and avoiding clumps. NYX Cosmetics also featured in each menu for January with various eyeshadow shades. Stated for menu three was Sahara depending on stock, instead of a golden champagne shadow I received Toffee Shimmer which worked out far better, perfect for brightening the inner corner and highlighting of the brow bone. Retailing at £5 per single pressed mineral eyeshadow, I'll purchase more, not as easy to blend as my beloved Urban Decay but close enough to justify a few more purchases. Pearl Shimmer or Creme Shimmer would have been a better name for this shadow surely?
Pureology a brand I've a lot about recently also featured with their Colour Stylist Silk Bodifier (£3.90 - 65ml) (£15.00 - 250ml). Since I batter my hair with heat rather than dyes and bleach I passed this on to my Mum who does both. It's a little disappointing to have had a product from their coloured hair range though having seen the results on my Mum's hair makes up for this, it's also one product I won't have to chase back. This vegan friendly mousse adds plenty of volume, shine and maximises vibrancy.
Anatomicals made another feature with a shower gel compared to the previous eye mask. As a brand known for their cheeky slogans their Rose and Jasmine scented body cleanser (£3.00) didn't disappoint 'You need a blooming shower! You nose smells rose body cleanser!' This won't be for everyone but makes an okay substitute for the limited edition Rose Jam shower gel I'm using sparingly. Lastly, the product that differed each menu and swayed me to picking menu 3. Arran Aromatics featured around the August/September box, having been impressed back then, their Apothecary Wheatgerm & Vitamin E soap (£2.75) sounded appropriate for my dry & sensitive skin, providing a gentle exfoliation thanks to oatmeal!