As soon as July's menu choices hit my inbox I'm counting down the days until my Love Me Beauty Box arrives. For those of you who don't yet know who and what Love Me Beauty are, they're a monthly subscription box that specialises in beauty brands who then supply three menu's for us to pick from. If the impossible of all three menus were to disappoint, you even have the option to skip the month. July's product features are incredible and if that wasn't enough there's a surprise full size product too.
Lashem Lash Enhancing Serum (2ml sample) | RRP £40 - Full Size 3.5ml
As the only sample in this months box it's still a generous and quite exciting product to try. I've always stayed away from lash growth serums as they're incredibly expensive and have high expectations to live up to. With lashes in need of some TLC I'll be testing this out over the next two weeks to see if this really does nourish and promote lash growth.
Ofra Pressed Eyeshadow in Gold Rush | RRP £8.80 | Ofra Eyeliner in Black | RRP £7.60
I can always count on Love Me Beauty to introduce me to new makeup brands, with Ofra being one of my favourites. Gold Rush takes it's place in their 'Diamonds are Forever' palette collection, full of vibrant shades and shimmer to...you guessed it make eyes sparkle like diamonds. This shade reminds me of my old favourite from Urban Decay, Half Baked. There's so much pigment and shimmer in the eyeshadow with no fall out and so dreamy to blend. The packaging is brilliant with a hidden mirror, rather than encased in the lid where it'd become an awful mess. Our second product from Ofra is an eyeliner. We've received quite a few liners from Love Me Beauty boxes recently, not that I mind as I have sensitive eyes and love to try out and keep them as hygienic as possible. Most liners will smudge within minutes on my eyes, this however has not though I do wish for a little more pigment. With a synthetic beeswax base the application really is smooth as promised.
So Susan Flutter Mascara - RRP £14.95 | So Susan Dual Brow Powder - RRP £11.95
Having previously sampled some of So Susan nail polishes I couldn't wait to try out more of their products, oblivious to how extensive their range of products really are. I've been using both products since my box arrived and I have to say the brow powders and mascara have been brilliant in this hot, humid weather. My eyes are incredible sensitive to which mascara I use, with So Susan I haven't had any smudging or irritations from the carbon black mascara.
The formula has been formulated with hyaluronic spheres to help achieve the darkest, curviest lashes as possible, enabling multi-dimensional lashes. Flutter Mascara is a brilliant new addition to the brand, with the brush completely exceeding my expectations from what I thought wouldn't do a lot for my lashes. Following on from the mascara, So Susan Dual Brow Powder compact in which comes with two brown shades, mirror and brush. I find it incredibly hard to find brow products to match perfectly though I have to say these two shades mixed together have worked wonderfully. Both powders are well pigmented while formulated with aloe extract and carrot seed oil to nourish and rejuvenate the sensitive skin around the eyes...the idea is great though I'm yet to believe a brow powder could do such.
The Teashed Skinny Tea - 20 Whole Leaf Green Tea Silky Pyramids Teabags | RRP £3.50
As you may have noticed in my last post, Healthy Summer Snacks & Recipes I've been using these teabags in my Green Tea and Blueberry Slush drink. As menus are very similar this month it was down to the varieties of teas to help make my decision. Despite that green tea is renowned for boosting our metabolisms I could never understand how people drink the liquid, let alone keep it down. The Teashed use only whole leaves inside their pyramid teabags, providing a rich, rounded flavour unlike the cheaper alternatives which have a very bitter after taste from being made of the tea leaf dust. A definite repurchase once all 20 are used up.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion | RRP £15.95
Our last product comes from Weleda, quite a classic brand in my family and this was a complete surprise being unlisted on all the menu cards. The full size lotion smells absolute incredibly, perfect for summer with a fresh, citrus scent. Despite the light consistency this body lotion is ever so nourishing, thick lotions always put me off from moisturising as often as we all should! Exceeding the cost of a months subscription, Love Me Beauty aren't half lovely to their customers. I'm off to check out the rest of the scents range.
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