I’ve mentioned Latest in Beauty quite a few times in recent months due to their seriously awesome beauty boxes that are not only extremely purse-friendly, but also packed full of goodies that are highly covetable and the boxes rarely contain filler products, making them brilliant beauty investments for bloggers and beauty-lovers alike. I was sent the Glamour Beauty Edit – the box that’s edited by Glamour Beauty Editor, Alessandra Steinherr – so here’s a closer look at what’s included in order of my favourites:
I seem to have amassed quite a few of these of late, and they’re certainly proving to be very useful. They’re hair bands designed to leave your hair kink-free, but they’re also great to use straight after a hair wash when you want to gently tie your hair back. I go through hundreds of hair bands a year as I lose them all the time, but for some reason I don’t lose these, plus they’re comfortable to sleep in, so they’re all round handy products if you like to tie your hair back and they retail at £3.75 for a box of 3.
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara
This has received quite mixed reviews but I actually like it as it gives a subtly plumped up effect to lashes without being too OTT. You can build it up to massive, cartoon-style lashes, but for everyday wear it’s also fab; not amazing, but definitely one I’ve reached for quite a few times. It’s £8.99.
Cheeky Chat Me Up Nail Paint in Tongue ‘n’ Cheek
This is a gloriously summery shade of a pinky red coral that is going on my nails very soon, so expect a NOTD! I like the fact that the majority of the items in this box are summer themed, and nothing exemplifies that more accurately than this shade of polish, which normally costs £7.
Rituals Rice Milk and Cherry Blossom Foaming Shower Gel
I spent months obsessing over their Bed and Body Mists, so it’s safe to say I love Rituals and I especially love their shower foams, so I was very happy to see this included in the box. It’s dinky size (50ml) makes it perfect for holidays too and it’s a wonderfully scented as it sounds. Full size this costs £8.50.
Daniel Sandler Long-Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner in Aqua
Daniel Sandler is another brand I’m a big fan of, and this turquoise shade of the Long-Lasting Waterproof Eyeliner was created especially for this box, but the reason it falls so low down on my list is because I’m not sure it’s a shade I can pull off…but that doesn’t mean I won’t be giving it a go so I’ll let you know how I get on! There are some really lovely other shades of this liner (have a look here – link – I’ve got my eye on Purple, Grey and Brown) and full price this is £9.25.
Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Hair Mousse
Weirdly, I was on the hunt for a volumising mousse just before this box arrived, so the timing was spot-on. I haven’t tried this yet – mainly because I keep forgetting as I’ve only recently got back into hair styling – but I have high hopes for this as it sounds like the sort of product that I need in my life so I hope it delivers. 50ml was included in the box and full sized it would cost £12.
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm
The sole reason this lip balm from a brand I really dig has fallen to the bottom of my favourites list is because it’s peppermint flavoured and I really struggle with anything mint flavoured (apart from mints, strangely) ever since my pregnancy, so whilst I’ve used this a couple of times and it is an awesome balm, I can’t get myself past the peppermint flavour. Bleurgh. This is £3.69.
As you can see, it’s a fantastic collection of products that I can’t imagine many would be disappointed with, especially considering it costs £14.95 and P&P is free; that works out at just over £2 a product which is ridiculously good value, I’m sure you agree. Head here – link – to buy and keep your eye on the LiB site as they’re constantly releasing gorgeous new collections.