When it comes down to Beauty Boxes I find it very hard to beat those that come from Latest In Beauty. They are in my experience the best that I have tried when it comes to getting good value for money, a nice balance of products and great brands to boot. Once again I really do think that Latest In Beauty have released another fantastic box, that being the Heart Beauty Essentials Beauty Box* which retails at £15.
There's a whole heap of stuff included within this jam packed box so I'll dive right in with the contents. Starting off with body care and haircare there are a few products which have immediately caught my eye; in fact all of them are brand new to me which makes this side of the box even better as there are lots of new products to road test. For hair there is a shampoo and conditioner duo from the Dove Youthful Vitality range, these are both 50ml sizes which makes them perfect for taking on weekends away; they're also great sizes to gauge whether you will like the product enough to warrant buying the full size at a later date.
Moving onto body I'm delighted to see an SPF included as this is a product that I tend to not have much of lying around. The Green People Sun Lotion SPF 15 will be one that I will happily incorporate into my routine however the only down side I have here is that I wish that it was a higher rating as being fair skinned I definitely need a higher SPF; having said that some protection is most certainly better than no protection. Sticking with lotions to an extent we also have the Le Couvent Des Minimes Cloisters Rose and Berries Moisturising Hand Cream which aside from being a huge mouthful is actually rather nice. The scent is based around rose however it's not as strong as I had expected having tried many rose based products in the past, in fact it's really quite pleasant and leaves my hands feeling silky smooth.
Also included within the box is the Kneipp Devil's Claw Herbal Bath Comfort which is actually a product I have heard about before. My mum for a while now has suffered with a bad shoulder and has often used this product and others like it to help provide relief to the muscle. Having never tried it myself I cannot comment on how good it is yet she has used it for a while so it must do something positive. Sadly since we moved house we no longer have a bath therefore I can't see myself being able to use this any time soon. Finally in this little category there is an Expandable Heart Face Cloth which I think is quite a nice little addition; I was always curious about these things when I was a kid and never managed to try one out so that's certainly something I'll be doing now that this post has been written.
As we move onto skincare I'm really happy to report that there are a few products here that I have wanted to try out for a while therefore it was great to see them included within this beauty box. Firstly the Amie Morning Light Hydrating Daily Moisturiser has been on my radar for a while. Not just because we share the same name but because in the past I have read great things about the cleansers from this brand therefore the whole range I have to say had been one I wanted to explore further. This to me sounds like it will be a delightful moisturiser for this time of year as it is described as light yet hydrating; despite the weather getting warmer we still need to keep our skin hydrated.
Speaking of hydration there is also one single pack of the Skyn Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels which I must say look a little scary yet the idea of them intrigues me more than you can care to imagine. For someone who suffers with dehydration around the eye area and having now finished off my beloved Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream I think it is safe to say that this product will be being tested out sooner rather than later.
The last three skincare products are all products that I have heard of before and have wanted to try for myself. The Vichy Idealia Life Serum sounds wonderful for helping lacklustre skin look more revived and youthful whereas the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask will really help perk up the skin mid-week I feel, particularly if like me you are still battling on through exams. Back when I very first started my blog I used to read a fair bit about the Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser yet in the last year or so it has been a while since I last saw this crop up, nevertheless I think it is great to see it included as I will finally be able to give it a try. According to the information about this product it removes make up, cleanses the skin and also tones therefore I'm pretty curious to see whether it lives up to its claim.
Finally rounding up the content of the box there are three make up items, the first of which is more of a sample as you're kindly provided with two shades of the new BareMinerals Complexion Rescue to try it out. The shades are vanilla and natural of which having already been colour matched to this product already I know that both of these are too dark; I was matched to Opal for reference. Having said that what I can tell you is that Complexion Rescue really is a lovely base and does deserve the attention that it is currently receiving. I do already own it myself and find that I'm not using much else at moment, although do bear in mind that the coverage is light to medium therefore if you're looking for a higher coverage then this may not be for you.
The final two products cater towards the eyes and nails where both of these products are full size. The Wild About Beauty Eye Shadow in the shade 'Polly' was the shade I received although as far as I'm aware there is more than one shade that is available. I've never tried any eye shadows from this brand before so I'm quite curious to see how well they perform, however the thought of destroying that beautiful bumblebee embossed design makes me rather sad as you all know how much I love my bumblebees! Finally the last product is a nail polish from the gel Nails Inc line in the shade 'Hyde Park Place'. This is a nude grey taupe shade which I think will be perfect for the autumn, it doesn't strike me as the most spring appropriate shade however when have I been one to follow a particular beauty trend; I'll wear black nail polish whenever I can.
If you're interested in checking out the Latest in Beauty Heart Beauty Essentials Beauty Box* then I'd head on over soon, they won't be around much longer.