Everything you need to know about Latest In Beauty, plus the unboxing, my first impressions of the products and a review of the service.
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Hey, hi and hello, welcome to my blog if you’re new, and if you’ve been here before – it’s great to have you back! As promised in my last Spotlight on Subscription Boxes, I have another ‘NEW to me’ beauty sub box to share with you. Before I get into the unboxing and first impressions of the products in my first box, I’ll give you all the info you need to help decide if this box fits your needs and budget. This will be followed by the individual product information and, as always, I’ll include relevant links. So, ladles and jellyspoons, without further ado, let me introduce you to Latest in Beauty, a monthly subscription service with a difference!
With Latest in Beauty the choice is yours!
What sets LiB apart from other beauty sub boxes is CHOICE! Not only can you choose ALL the products you’ll receive in your box from the LiB curated selection of beauty treats, but you can also opt for a 3 product (£9 per month), 6 product (£15 per month) or 9 product (£18 per month) subscription all with FREE delivery. You can cancel your subscription at anytime and can change your subscription too: if, for example, you choose the six product option but the following month you want to drop to 3 products you can. You can also buy a ‘one off’ box of 3 (£16), 6 (£22) or 9 (£25) products, as a try out without subscribing, but you do pay p & p on ‘one offs’.
The LiB/brand collab – collection boxes
As well as the monthly subscription box LiB also offer the ‘Collection Boxes’: these are the result of LiB collabs with various and well known beauty brands: they’re one off boxes, usually good value, but you don’t get to choose the contents, they are pre-selected and the same for all customers. The prices of these collection boxes varies but they start from around £20. You’re not, even as an LiB subscriber, under any obligation to buy these collection boxes, that choice is also yours.
My Latest In Beauty Inside Track
- My Subscription: 9 Products – £18
- Order Date: 13th March
- Box Recieved: 19th March
- March Box: The Glow Down Edit
- FREE GIFT: Large, zippered, black, fabric makeup bag with the Latest In Beauty logo
- Voucher: £10 Off any booking over £35 made with Spabreaks using code LIB-CJRCK
Given the extensive choice there isn’t a card, leaflet or magazine in the box giving product information or detailing what each item is worth. There are brief product descriptions of each available product on the LiB website, but no indications of prices there either. I have price checked each item, included them and the total value of my box.
What’s In The Box
Pixi Glow Tonic
The Lib Haul of Fame Product for March
I’ve been wanting to try Pixi Glow Tonic for a while so I was thrilled to discover it was available from LiB. Pixi bill it as being a miracle working toner that’ll brighten and give a healthy glow – sounds wonderful, looking forward to getting my glow on!
Klorane Dry Shampoo
with Oat Milk
I don’t know about you, but I get through a shed ton of dry shampoo and I hadn’t come across this brand before so I’m excited to give Klorane Dry Shampoo a go. It apparently extends the life of your blow dry, restores freshness and volumised.
Skin Chemist London
Rose Quartz Youth Defence Lip Plump
I have to level with you here: I am yet to find a lip plumper that actually works, so the Rose Quartz Lip Plump is my ‘Devil’s Advocate’ choice! Can be used alone or under lipstick, tingles slightly and has the usual menthol, minty fragrance that is synonymous with lip plumpers
NKD SKN Gradual Glow 50ml (Sample Size) Worth £2
I’ve used this before and had great results, so this was a ‘re-purchase’ pick. I thought this NKD SKN Gradual Glow was full size, my bad; there is enough product here for a couple or three uses, so I’m pleased I added it to my LiB box.
Mum & You Hand Cream 75ml Worth £8.99
This was my ‘basic needs’ pick: I like to have a few handcreams to (oh dear) erm . . .hand. As we have all (hopefully) increased the frequency of hand washing, no doubt the sale of hand creams will have gone up. Mum & You handcream is rich, conditioning and helps protect against both washing and the elements!
Detangling Hair Brush
I selected the Sport FX Detangling Brush to replace my Tangle Teaser which I unfortunately lost. This can be used on both wet and dry hair and has a user friendly ergonomic design and is compact too.
Body Build Dry Shampoo
This will be sooo useful when (and if) the weather warms up, as Sports FX Dry Shampoo it removes any sweat, cleans, freshness and volumised too – a great all rounder then, hopefully.
The Vintage Cosmetics Company
Duo Pencil Sharpener
Can we take a moment to admire the pretty packaging of this Vintage Cosmetics Pencil Sharpener. The packaging drew me to this pink polka dot sharpener. It keeps the shavings safe, accommodates jumbo pencils and also includes a little cleaning stick. One downpoint, there is a code on the reverse of the packaging to receive a free pair of tweezers when you spend £10 on line, sounds fab – right? Unfortunately, that offer ended on the 31st January 2017 – which is hardly the LATEST in Beauty, is it?
3 Step Anti-Polution Marine Algae Sheet Mask
(With Cleanser and Serum)
I can’t resist a good face mask and I’ve yet to find an Oh K! Mask I haven’t totally loved, so this was an easy to choose addition to my box! This one locks in moisture to neutralise the effects of pollution and can be used daily.
TOTAL BOX VALUE: 🌟 £68.95 🌟
Am I impressed with my first Latest in Beauty Box? OMG YES! To be honest (as always) I hadn’t actually thought about the value of my box until I researched the prices whilst writing this review. I was, as a beauty bargain lover, surprised and pleased to learn that I managed to select nearly £70 Worth of products for just £18!
I love being able to choose my own products and alter my subscription, I also like the options afforded by the monthly collections. I didn’t, however, buy this month’s Sunday Times Award collection as when I got to the website all the ‘good stuff’ I wanted had already gone – it was obviously a popular edit!
I’m looking forward to putting my April Edit together and judging by what’s currently available I will be staying with the 9 product option. Overall, a great Sub box that puts the choice fully in your hands and offers the chance to really save some money too.
Is the Latest In Beauty Box tempting you?
Thanks, as always, for reading, I hope this insight into Latest In Beauty helps you to decide whether or not it’s a box for you – please let me know if you are tempted, I love reading everyone’s comments and always reply. If you do succumb, please come back and share your selections!
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Useful & related linksLatest in Beauty – their home page
The Sunday Times Award Collection – to give you an idea of what collections are about. Other collections are currently available too if you want to check them out.
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