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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Love Me Beauty | July 2014 Edition.

July 2014 Love Me Beauty Box* (£10 + P&P
It's turning into beauty box week here on sailboat and I think Love Me Beauty* might just be my favourite box of July. As always there are three different 'menus' to choose from & I opted for menu 2. Even though I chose my box I had totally forgotten what was inside when it arrived, so everything was still a surprise - best of both worlds! 

Lashem Lash Enhancing Serum | 2ml sample - full size 3.5ml £40
I've never tried a lash enhancing serum before mostly because I'm not convinced they'll do anything and because there's no way I'd remember to use it consistently. I'm not sure what the ingredients are, I'll have to a little bit of research, but at the moment I'm not sure it's something I'll get a lot of use from. We'll see!

Ofra Pressed Eye Shadow in Bliss | £8.80
I'm not much of an eyeshadow wearer but I think I might make an exception for this shade. It's pigmented but blends out really easily to give a sheer wash of colour that looks brightening and lovely. There's also a little mirror inside, which is very sweet!
Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Hollywood | £11.60
This has pretty much the exact same scent as the Collection cream puffs. As soon as I opened it I knew I recognised the scent from somewhere! I don't know if they're the same product, but from what I remember of the Cream Puffs, they seem really similar. Hollywood is an intense pink-red shade, which I wasn't expecting because the picture on the information card looks like more of a mid-tone rose. It's incredibly beautiful though and I'm going to see if it can be sheered out a little so it's not so bright. The formula promises to feel moisturising and last for up to five hours on the lips.

So Susan Dual Brow Powder | £11.95
These shades aren't the right match for my ashy blonde brows, but I like the idea & the little angled brush is very sweet. They seem to have a nice amount of pigmentation & the darkest shade isn't as intense as it looks in the pan, so I think it could work quite nicely for brunettes. I'll be popping this in my box of things to find a new home for.

So Susan Flutter Mascara | £14.95
After opening for the first time I went to put the wand back inside, heard a little pop and ended up with mascara exploding out all over my hands. Not a good first impression but it seems to be okay now. I think I'll make a note to be a little wary when using it though. The wand is pretty small and doesn't look anything special, but I'm looking forward to trying it properly on my lashes - hopefully no mini explosions will happen again! 

The Tea Shed 4am Tea 20 Teabags | £3.50
Naturally low in caffeine, The Tea Shed say that even if I drink this at 4am I'll still be able to sleep & it will help me on my way to the land of nod. Sounds good to me! I do love a good cuppa so I'm sure these won't last very long at all! I've been having a little look around their website and they have some really cute tea pots and lots of different teas to choose from. I feel an order coming on...!

Extra Product: Weleda Sea Buckthorn Replenishing Body Lotion | £15.95
I was pleasantly surprised to find an extra product in my box, especially because it's from Weleda! I've had a bottle of this before and I remember loving it, so I'm excited to have another one. My skin is so incredibly dry and itchy at the moment, I don't know if it's an allergy to something, because it's hot, or something else but I'm working through a list of things it could be to try and figure it out. I'm only using a select few things that I know I'm okay with so this will certainly get a lot of love from me over the next few weeks.

What do you think of this month's Love Me Beauty box? 


  1. This looks like an excellent box! The tea bags sound lovely - enjoy!

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

  2. The Weleda body lotion sounds lovely! The brow palette looks fab too, if only it was the right shade for you!
    Shame about the exploding mascara - how odd!!

    Jess xo

  3. I looked at the menus and nothing jumped out to me, however, now I've seen you pictures I feel like this is a really good box! *heads to the Love Me Beauty website*


  4. Wahhhh I want that bag of caffeine free teabags!!
    And I'm really curious about that eyelash serum,
    I am skeptical like you are... Xx

    1. I'm definitely not convinced it will work xx

  5. This is the first time I've skipped a month of Love Me Beauty, becuase I felt that I just wouldn't use most of the products apart from maybe the mascara and the tea! I'm probably on my own here, but I wish they'd go back to including more skincare and haircare items rather than poor quality eye shadows and pink lipsticks and glosses all the time.


    1. I think it's nice to have a mixture! xx

  6. It looks great! I like the edition of the tea, always a blogger favourite! xxx

  7. I've also chosen menu 2. At first I wasn't all that impressed with the options but after seeing your review I'm excited to get my box now. I think the Weleda was an extra for the first 450 subscribers to order their box. Hope I get one too! xx

  8. This looks like a beautiful box! <3

    I'm with you on eyeshadow, I used to love it but now I find I can easily live without, the only shades I like are metallics, so I'm loving the look of Bliss! It's great there is a mirror inside too, I'm always forgetting my compact when out and about. The Tea Shed 4am Tea Bags look ultra cute, I love the box has included something a little different like this.

    Sorry for going completely off topic here Jennie, but did you catch Sam Smith's performance at Camden Roundhouse several weeks ago? He kept smiling so brightly at the audience, I thought it was so lovely! Seems like such a nice guy! I'm a fan now, but I first remember hearing about him through your lovely blog!

    Sophie | soinspo xo

    1. I did, he's so cute! It's nice to see such a nice guy doing so well! xx

  9. I chose Menu 2 aswell - now I'm really excited to get the box! I only purchased a three-month subscription to see if I wanted to subscribe monthly, now I really want to!
    Thanks for your speedy post! xxx

  10. Love that box!!! The colour of the powder is very beautiful!


  11. that eyeshadow is gorgeous! i bet that would look stunning on you and bring out your beautiful eyes :) I'm envious of that tea too, it looks good x

  12. Pretty sure I picked box 2 as well as preferred the lipstick to the eyeliners on offer in other boxes. Seems to be taking a long time to be delivered this month since I ordered on the 1st day the boutique opened. Strangely they have now added a box 4 and a box 5 to the menu ... luckily on viewing them I would have still picked box 2. Hope the serum works on my brows as they are so sparse! xxx

  13. I've not heard of most of these brands so I think I would be a little dissapointed. The Weleda Hair oil would probably be a good one :o) x

  14. The Weleda body lotion would be my fav I think. DO like the look of the So Susan eyebrow palette though
    Daniella x


  15. I love the lipgloss shade that you got...


  16. so surprised at the quality of this box! I'm forever sceptical of these boxes as I hate wasting money but this one seems genuinely worth it :) Fern x x x


    1. I like that you can choose which box you'd like or skip a month if there's nothing that catches your eye, definitely removes that element of disappointment that is possible with beauty boxes xx

  17. I had a lash enhancing serum once but kept forgetting to use it! I like the concept.

    Tara x


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