I am a beauty box fanatic and have always loved the boxes from Latest in Beauty and especially the Dream Boxes from Jane Cunningham over at British Beauty Blogger. I found my holy grail mascara in one of Jane’s boxes (Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara) and I am astounded each time by the amount of products and quality for money Jane achieves in her boxes. Unfortunately this time, I wasn’t able to buy Jane’s latest release The Dream Box III as I had to move back to Yorkshire and therefore I had to leave my job, and so whilst I am on the hunt for a new job, money is rather tight. I couldn’t believe my luck when Jane kindly offered to send me one of her boxes – as mentioned in some of my blog posts, I haven’t had the greatest luck lately and Jane extremely kindly showed me that there are some truly wonderful kind-hearted people out there. I received my box today and I cannot get over how many products are in this box – I took them all out and couldn’t even get them all to fit back in. I wanted to get this review done today just to showcase the astounding range and quality of the products inside whilst there is still stock available.
Inside the box is a little booklet which gives a little introduction from Jane herself and also she gives you her reasoning behind each product choice in the collection. Don’t discard this booklet though as it includes generous discounts and offers from the majority of the brands inside the box. Jane knows her stuff, believe me, she has been a successful beauty blogger since 2008 and has a fabulous website which she updates daily with all of the latest products from the beauty world (and sometimes fashion) and one thing I love about Jane’s website is that it isn’t all high end products – I dread to think the amount of products Jane gets offered to review or sent, but she treats them all equally whether that product is costing £1 or £100.
Anyway, enough of my babbling, I am sure you are all dying to know what features in The Dream Box III…(Colours of products may vary from box to box)
Eye of Horus Eye Pencil RRP £17 – I received this eye pencil in a beautiful amethyst shade, which I found goes on super smoothly, which enables you to control the depth of look you are wanting. There is also a smudger (probably not the correct terminology!) sponge at one end of the pencil if you are wanting a smoky eye look. This is the first of many brands from this box which I haven’t tried before and so it is all very exciting.
Benefit They’re Real Remover RRP £14.50 (Please note this is a sample size) – I have used both the Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Eyeliner before and they are not easy to budge, which is great for longevity during the day but when you want to remove it, it can be a little stubborn. Therefore this travel sized version of the Remover is perfect for popping in your make-up bag. I love both the mascara and eyeliner and so I am sure this product will work just as well.
Essence Nail Polish in I’m Lost In You and Sweet At First Sight RRP £1.80 each – I have tried out quite a few of the Essence cosmetics range as they are soooo reasonably priced and are always bringing out new colours and trends. The I’m Lost In You shade is from their Nudes range and is a true nude colour, whereas the Sweet At First Sight polish is from the Pastels collection and is a pretty pearlised pink.
Dr Organic Lip Balm RRP £3.49 – I received the Cherry flavour, which I am very happy about as I love cherry lip balms! I just want to sit here smelling it – it smells gorgeous! It is clear in colour and also has an SPF 15 to help protect our lips from that spring sunshine. I have tried Dr Organic products before and have always been impressed as they definitely know their stuff when it comes to skincare.
The Scottish Fine Soaps Company Luxury Soap RRP £4.95 – I received the Sea Kelp scented version of this soap in a tin and oh my gosh I really want to try the other products in this fresh-scented range. This would make a really cute present and it comes in a lovely teal coloured tin and the soap inside is wrapped up in tissue paper. I must admit I didn’t expect to see this in the box but I love it and it is a great addition.
Orelia Gold Tattoos RRP £8 – I have seen Jane rave about gold tattoos on her blog and Instagram and they look so pretty! I received some lovely silver and gold leaf patterned ones and I cannot wait to try these out in summer.
Deciem Hand Chemistry RRP £5.99 – This is the Number One selling hand cream in Boots and I know it is one of Jane’s favourites. I personally haven’t tried this brand before but it claims to give results in just ten days! Hand cream is always useful and this one is super soft and smooth.
Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion and Mini Mitt RRP £37.50 (for Full Size) – I have actually recently been sent this to try out for my blog and I am desperate to try it as it is supposed to last 2-3 weeks! I have certainly not seen any other tan out there which lasts a whole week never mind more! I shall let you know how I get on with this and the mini mitt included is super cute too!
Roger & Gallet Fleur De Figuier Sample – I have seen a lot of Roger & Gallet products on various blogs I love to read and have noticed how popular it is. I am so glad to be able to try the scent for myself in this handbag-handy trial size although after just one sniff I definitely would purchase the full size in this gorgeous heady, fruity fragrance.
Crabtree & Evelyn Pear & Pink Magnolia Body Lotion RRP £5 – I have worked with Crabtree & Evelyn before and love their traditional vintage style products. The Pear & Pink Magnolia scent is quite sweet, but not overbearingly so and I think the smaller sized bottles are perfect for travelling or keeping in your handbag.
Salon Science Reglosse Smoothing Serum RRP £18 – Another new brand to me, this serum from Salon Science is great for repairing the hair and providing it with a radiant finish. I suffer from split ends all the time and so this product will be fab for me to try.
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Melting Cleanser RRP £24 (for Full Size) – I am so into my skincare routine at the moment as my skin took quite a hammering after my operation, medication and not being able to stand up for very long. This looks and smells a little like marmalade! Really fruity and juicy and is a mix between a serum and a balm. It is designed to melt away your makeup rather than you having to rub your makeup off and therefore I think this little treasure will be great for my skin.
MakeUp Revolution The One Fluid Blusher RRP £3 – I received this in the shade Malibu Ocean, which is a shimmery bronze colour. As I have quite pale skin, I would probably use this as a bronzer once I have caught a tan in summer or on holiday but I would definitely be interested in trying the paler pinks as I have heard a lot of good things about it.
Nuxe Creme Fraiche De Beaute Mask RRP £18.50 – I love face masks as they really help me to relax (I suffer from anxiety attacks) when I am having a lovely warm bath. This particular mask is great for soothing and rehydrating the skin, which will be perfect as we are now out of winter and into spring. Hurrah!
Bourjois Rouge Velvet RRP £8.99 – I have seen this lipgloss on blogs and blogs everywhere and I know it is one of Zoella’s faves! I received the shade Don’t Pink Of It! which I love as it is a pretty dusky pink colour. It goes on really well and it is a mix of a gloss and a lipstick as the depth of colour is amazing for a gloss. It also lasts quite a while too before coming off.
So that is every single amazing product in British Beauty Blogger’s The Dream Box III – if you want to get your manicured hands on your very own then head over to the website here. The box costs a bargainous £21.95 with free postage and packaging and when you think of the actual value which is over £120, let’s face it, it would be a crime not to!!!!
Also, if you would like to read more about Jane and see her amazing reviews, check out her blog, British Beauty Blogger here.
Have you tried out a beauty box before? Which are your favourites?