Okay, I’ll be honest, I am addicted to beauty boxes. I regularly get a You Beauty and Love Me Beauty boxes delivered to my home. And then when Jane (BritishBeautyBlogger) brings out a beauty box with Latest in Beauty I seem to end up getting them too!
I have purchased all three of Jane’s Latest in Beauty boxes this year so far. The Clinique box which was amazing value. The Precious Petals box, which was a gift for my stepmum and then this one: Mix & Mask with Origins box. Now each box is £20 but trust in me when I say that each box is worth so much more than the price tag including the one I am showing you today.
The BBB Origins Box is full of Jane’s favourite Origins products, which is perfect because I’ve never tried any but I’m really getting into facemasks lately. In the box there are two full size products which total a value of £47.50 so you’re practically making money by buying this box! The total value of the box equals a massive £85 and that is not to be sniffed at is it? Honestly beauty boxes like these are such good value for money, there’s no denying that and Latest in Beauty do such a different range, they even let you make your own. Currently there is the Glamour Summer Edit for only £20 if you’re feeling summery.
These three are all minis of their masks. Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask would seem to be the obvious choice for me as I do have particularly dry skin all year round. Anything that helps it will likely be bought so fingers crossed. The the GinZing Peel Off Mask, this looks incredibly interesting. It’s meant to enhance radiance and fair play if it does but it looks so strange on the website, like you’re peeling off a layer of intense highlight. But if it works I won’t be complaining. Then is the Original Skin Retexturising Rose Clay which is a bit of a mouthful if I’m honest. It is a decent size sample which I imagine I will get many uses out of, my skin isn’t smooth at the moment so hopefully this will retexturise it and make it soft again.
These three were the items I am most puzzled but most intrigued about as well. Now the By All Greens Foaming Deep Cleansing Mask sounds quite nice for the skin, Jane describes it basically as a ‘green juice for the face’ so it should be quite rejuvenating. It says that it foams up and you rinse away which makes it sound a lot more like a face wash than a mask but we’ll see. Then the VitaZing SPF 15 Energy Boosting Moisturiser, the most expensive item in the box. It smells quite nice; fruity with a hint of suncream. It says it has a sheer tint release which to someone of my complexion instantly sets alarm bells ringing because nearly all tinted products are too dark. However, I seem to have found an exception in this. When I first applied it I thought oh god this is so dark I’m going oompa loompa again, But as I blended it into my skin my thoughts completely changed, it blended in seamlessly and just gave a subtle glow – could this be the product I’ve been searching for? (Review to come soon I bet.) Finally is a strange little product, it’s the Maskimizer Skin Optimising Mask Primer, sounds space age to me. A primer for a facemask? Apparently you spritz this onto your face before a mask is applied and it optimises your skin by hydrating it and softening the skin. I’ll be giving this a go and reporting back don’t worry.
Now these are adorable and perfect to travel. The Origins Facemask Pods contain 10ml of each facemask which is the perfect amount if you’re going away because who needs millions of tubes filling their bags? They’re not yet available online (at the time of writing anyway) but I wish they were so I could stock up. The three in my box were Drink Up, a 10 minute mask to quench my skins thirst, Out of Trouble, a 10 minute mask to rescue problem skin, and boy is my skin problematic right now. And finally Clear Improvement, an active charcoal mask to clear pores, it’s also rumoured to be Khloe Kardashians skin secret, so what’s not to like? (Unless you’re not a Kardashian fan that is!)
Let’s be honest this box is of amazing value, and I’m so glad I got it. Is my bank account? Probably not but it saved me £65 in trying each product, it probably saved me more actually as you can’t usually buy sample sizes. As with most of these boxes there is a £10 off a £30 spend which I am likely to use if the mask pods are available online soon. I hope this has opened your eyes to the world of beauty boxes, especially ones curated by the wonderful Jane. I hope you’re enjoying summer, my skin definitely will be!