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Why I still Love A Beauty Box

Scrolling through Twitter recently I couldn’t help but notice an increase in negative feelings towards beauty Subscription Boxes. 

A couple of years ago it seemed the likes of Glossybox and Birchbox could do no wrong. Based on their success everyone wanted a piece of the action and there are now a huge variety of boxes to choose from. If you want high end there’s Cohorted. Is French Beauty your thing? We have My Little Box. Want something to make your monthlies a bit more appealing? Pink Parcel has you covered. Has the novelty worn off though?  Am I in the minority? I still love a beauty box you see. 

To settle my curiosity I ran a little Twitter poll. 


Of the 39 people that responded 56% said that they no longer enjoyed a Beauty Subscription Box. Perhaps they are falling out of favour then! 

If you are one of those people I would love to know why this is. For now though I’m going to share my reasons for still loving a Beauty Box. 

  • I love trying out different beauty products but don’t necessarily want to purchase a full size. What if I don’t like a product? What if it isn’t right for me? I’ve either wasted my money (If I really cant use it) or I’m stuck using a product I don’t like. 
  • It means I can afford to try out those expensive Beauty products I wouldn’t usually be able to afford. You can usually make huge savings if you are savvy. This is why I love Latest In Beauty. There is the option to curate your own box from a Huge menu of products. I usually do a little bit of googling to find out the RRP of products so I get the best value for money. 

    • I’m still discovering new brands all the time. QVC’s Tili Box is particularly good for this. I am eagerly anticipating their latest Box that is launching on September 1st. 
    • I am pushed out of my comfort zone. Often those surprise boxes contain types of products or shades that I wouldn’t ever consider choosing myself. I’ve discovered some of my favourite products in this way. 
    • It’s something to look forward too. I still get excited about the anticipation of receiving my monthly box of goodies. It almost feels like receiving a present. 

    I have to admit I do tend to get bored after a while if I am subscribed to an individual subscription for too long. Each company definitely tends to favour a few brands over others. 

    There are loads of different services I haven’t tried yet so I will just switch to someone else. I have my eye on The Vegan Kind as I would like to be using more cruelty free and natural products. 

    If you love a beauty box service do share your favourite in the comments below. 

    The August Libbie Club Deals 

    Once again Libbie club have sent me a box of beauty products to sample and review. Each month the Libbie club has a selection of deals including some great money saving offers from an exciting range of Brands

    The offers this month include;

    Indeed Labs Nanoblur 30ml 15% off RRP – £16.99

    This product claims to instantly correct and perfect the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

    I have only tried this out once so far, so it’s to early to say whether this is a wonder product. 

    I patted it into the resting line I have  on my forehead after I had applied my liquid makeup and before applying any powder products as per the instructions. It did reduce the depth of the line but it didn’t completely disappear. Promising then! 

    The jury is still out on how effective this as a long term solution but I promise I will get back to you once I have used it some more. 

    Nizz Cosmetics Lustre Lipstick – £16

    This is a lovely creamy feeling lipstick that is vegetarian, hypoallergenic and free from parabens. I have the shade cashmere nude which I have swatched for you below. 

    Can we also take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous packaging. Visually It reminds me of a Dior lipstick plus it feels very luxurious and weighty to hold. This is a new UK brand from ex nurse turned beauty buff Charlene, I’m impressed so far. 


    Mizon Placenta Ampoules Cream 50ml 20% off RRP – £20.40

    Libbie club claim that the placenta extract in this cream is plant derived. I’m not totally convinced by this if I’m honest with you. 

    Why? Well I can’t find anywhere on the packaging claiming this. 

    I spent a good couple of hours scouring the Internet trying to reasearch more about this product, but can’t actually find anywhere that says where the placenta extract is sourced from. 

    Typically skincare brands originally used pig or sheep placenta though some Korean brands are now actually use plant placenta. This is a Korean brand so I could be plant derived, I can’t find the evidence to 100% back up that claim though. 

    Having put snail slime on my face before I’m not that squeamish about ingredients so I have still tried this cream out. Placenta is also a bi product of natural birth so I would expect the animal not to be harmed in its extraction. 

    The cream is very rich and has a plesent scent to it and do feel my skin feels much more hydrated since using this. However  I have had a few more spots appear than usual since using this so if you have oily/combination skin like myself you may find this does the same for you. 

    There are loads of other offers available right now from Libbie club including a fab weekend special for fans of French skincare brand  Caudalie. 

    This is 30% of cult skincare favourite Caudalie Instant Detox Mask, making it it the lowest price currently available at just £15.20 plus p&p. You have to act first to benefit from that offer as it ends at midnight Sunday 21st August. 

    Me I’ve already made a cheeky purchase of that for myself as I didn’t want to miss out. 

    The March Libbie Club Deals & Reviews 

    What can I say about the new products on offer from The Libbie Club? Well….they are all brilliant, and I’m hard to please. 

    The Nude Double Dose of Genius kit available for £20 (worth £41) contains  ProGenius Rescue Oil 10ml and ProGenius Omega Milk 10ml.

     
     Having tried the facial oil before, after receiving a little sample in a previous birchbox, I fell in love with it all over again. It leaves my skin looking luminous, feeling super smooth and just so so healthy looking. (Alas I had considered £58 for the full size product beyond my budget so didn’t purchase the product). This kit thankfully makes it a little bit more affordable. 

    The addition of the Omega Milk is just a bit of an added bonus really as personally I don’t think It is going to last you very long but it is lovely to try especially when considering the full 30ml size of this retails for £62. 

    Me? I want to be grabbing another one of these kits for the oil, it’s my fave!

    This next product is from a brand that is completely new to me. I tried to find some background information about The Hero Project but put it this way, there isn’t a lot out there. We are being teased with a drip feed launch of a promising new British brand. Check out #Beautyonamission on Twitter for updates.  

     
    Having tried this product Hyasoft Instant Moisture Boost rrp £19 my interest is peaked. 

    This is a clear non tacky gel containing hyaluranic Acid and Vitamin B 5.  It promises to help battle dull and dehydrated skin, typically a problem this time of year, thanks to a combination of cold weather and central heating.  

     
    Last week my skin was  freaking out because I had had a reaction to a strong cleanser, but this really helped to calm things down. It does exactly what it claims. If future products from The Hero Project are as good as this then I’m excited! 

    Libbie club is the only place this is available for sale right now with the offer being 20% of rrp. 

    The last offer for Match is from cult favourite Ciate. The offer from Libbie Club is £30 for the Ciate Mani Must Haves Kit worth £36 plus a free bottle of this polish ‘Mistress’. I would describe it as a classic cherry red.   

     So that is a round up of all the latest offers from Libbie Club.

    Disclaimer – I have been sent all of these products for free to try out and share with my readers. If anyone makes a purchase through my Libbieclub page then I am sent next months box of products to try. 

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    Love Me Beauty – February Box 

    I am a huge fan of beauty subscription boxes as I love trying out different beauty products. However it can mean you end up receiving a few products that you don’t really want. 

    This is where LoveMeBeauty.com is different. It works on a credit based system. Each month you have 60 credits to spend on products of your choice from the regularly updated boutique. 

    Depending on the credit price of the individual products this means you will receive  3 or 4 products. 

      
    Here are the products I received in my February box. 

    Rodial Dragons blood hyaluronic moisturiser  rrp £9.50 (20 credits).

    Rodial Stemcell super-food cleanser rrp £8 (20 credits).

      

    Nuxe creme prodigieuseanti-fatigue moisturising cream rrp £7.90 (10 credits).

    Love Me Beauty mint hammered disc cord bracelet 

    I love that you can exchange some of your credits for accessories. It means you can get a good mix of make-up, skincare and jewellery in your box. 

    This bracelet is so pretty s delicate. I can’t put a monetary value on it but it cost me 10 of my credits. 

     

    If you like the idea of this subscription service it is available on a month to month basis or as a 3, 6 or 12 month contract. The monthly price is £10 plus p&p. 

    I have an offer code that means you can get an extra £21 worth of credits when you sign up. 

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    In the interest of clarity I would also receive credits for referring anyone. 

    If you would like to see a review off any of the products I picked this month do let me know in the comments section below. 

    Thanks for stopping by schoolrunbeauty.com 

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