28 June 2016

Little Known Box, June 2016.

After last month's amazing launch edition, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the June edition of Little Known Box. June's box is titled Summer Starts Here... It certainly does! June focuses on skincare and makeup to get summer ready, too bad the weather hasn't gotten the memo!

Like last month, the card included details all the products as well as discount codes for all the brands featured in the box. Last month I'd already heard of a couple of the brands but this month, every single brand was new to me.

Oxynergy Paris Power Infuse Cushion Foam (RRP £23.50)
The first of three full size products, I can't wait to use this foaming cleanser. It's suitable for all skin types and has mini sponge like spheres to massage your skin. It smells lovely with a slightly sweet scent.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Fantasy 3 in 1 Eyeshadow (RRP £13.12)
I'd never heard of this American brand before but it is definitely a brand I'll be looking into as this eyeshadow is gorgeous! It can also be used as a blush and a highlight. This is my favourite product out of the box, I'm very happy with this.

In The Buff Mineral Makeup Highlighter in Sunshine Glitz (RRP £14)
I've never really tried mineral makeup before so this highlighter seems like a good place to start. Another brand I'd never heard of, In The Buff are vegan friendly and cruelty free. My attempt to do a swatch on my hand for a photo failed miserably as I struggled to pull the sticker off to get to the powder! I have tried it out since then though and I like this highlight. It is quite glittery so something to think about it you prefer a more subtle highlight!

PHB Ethical Beauty Anti-Aging Serum (Travel Size RRP £5.95)
PHB are a UK based family run company and 20% of their profits go to charity so it's nice to see an introduction to them in the box. I've never used a serum before but I'm at the age where I need to use anti-aging products so this travel size serum will definitely be coming with me on holiday! I'm not keen on the scent but I've never been a rose kind of girl.

Lucy Annabella Restful Organic Treatment Oil with Orange & Marjoram
These oils can be used on face, body or hair. I'll be using this as a body moisturiser as my skin can feel quite dry at times. It's such a handy size that this is another product I'll be taking away with me on holiday.

Creme of Nature Argan Oil & Leave In Conditioner Sample Sachets
These sample sachets were included as a bonus this month and I've already used my sachet of the leave in conditioner! The full size bottle retails at £2.99 and is definitely something I'll be buying in the future.

Another strong lineup this month, though not quite as exciting as the launch edition. I'm already looking forward to next month's edition!

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14 June 2016

Look Incredible Box, June 2016.

I definitely get excited as a new month approaches as it means there'll be a Look Incredible delivery! This month's curation is a good 'un with a nice mix of products.
Something else I like about this box, is that the delivery service has changed. The previous boxes had been sent using Royal Mail Signed For, meaning you could only track your delivery after it had been delivered, which for me, kind of defeated the whole point of being able to track it. But with this box, I was able to track the parcel at every stage of delivery as Look Incredible are now using Royal Mail 48 hour Tracked. Big thumbs up from me! Nothing like the rush of tracking it to find out it's at the local delivery office and it'll be delivered that day.

Ciate Very Colourfoil Manicure Set (RRP £16)
I'm so lazy when it comes to doing my nails so I was a little disappointed to see this. It seems like it will be a lot of effort. However! The holographic foil definitely helped win me over. I mean, look at it! I'm just hoping Look Incredible give the nail products a break with the next few boxes.

Stila All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in Kitten Shimmer (RRP £16)
I'm very excited to use this! I haven't tried any Stila products before so it will be interesting to see how I take to this product. I definitely prefer a powder or cream highlight to a liquid, but I want to try mixing this with my foundation during the hotter weather.

L - R: Velvet 59 Pink Cadillac, Stila Kitten Shimmer sheered out.

Velvet 59 Matte To The Max Liquid Lipstick in Pink Cadillac (RRP £17)
Seeing as Velvet 59 is an American brand, it's never really come to my attention before. This liquid lipstick is really pigmented and does try to a matte finish... eventually. It seems to have super staying power though, as I really had to go hard with the micellar water on the swatch I did on my hand. I'm not too sold on the colour, it isn't one I'd choose personally. I haven't tried it on my lips yet, but I'm going to give it a go and hope it doesn't make me look too washed out.

No 7 Exceptional Definition Nutrient Enriched Mascara (RRP £11.50)
I've definitely been getting into trying different mascaras recently so I didn't hesitate to give this a try. I love the wand, it has two different sides. One side for volume and the other for definition. The tip is designed to catch those hard to reach lashes. I'm really impressed with this and can easily see it making it's way into my favourite mascaras that I reach for most often.

The Body Shop Spa Of The World Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay (RRP £16)
This was the first product that caught my eye when I opened the box. It's massive! I'll be giving this a try soon as it's said to tighten and firm the skin, something mine is crying out for! I've never used a body mask before and this wouldn't have been something I'd have picked up myself so I'm very thankful for this box. This is why I love subscription boxes. I love discovering things that I wouldn't have found otherwise.

Overall a really nice lineup from Look Incredible this month, I'm already looking forward to seeing what they've got for us next!

Do you have the Look Incredible box? What did you think to this line up?