Monday, 30 June 2014

Love Me Beauty - June

If you're wondering why I'm posting a June beauty box review when it's basically July, it's because this took nearly a month to arrive at my house. Yep, you heard me right. I ordered this box on the 5th May and it arrived today, the 30th May.

I had pretty much what can only be described as a nightmare beauty box experience. After waiting patiently for just over a week after my box had been shipped, I contacted the LMB team, who told me that it should have arrived. Sadly, the following news was that Royal Mail had 'already delivered it', aka, they had lost it. 

However, I can hardly fault the customer care services that Love Me Beauty offered me. They sent a new box straight away and it arrived in three days. It also wasn't really their fault that the box got lost. So take this negative review as a criticism of Royal Mail (who have lost something of mine for the second time this year). 

Anyway, rant over, let's proceed with the product reviews!

 Montagne Jeunesse Brazilian Mud Fabric Masque ~ Full Size ~ RRP £1

I absolutely adore this brand's face masks. They're a lovely treat on a pamper evening and have always bought the white chocolate mousse one because it smells like I've got chocolate on my face. Why wouldn't anyone want that?! I've never tried a fabric masque before, so I'm very intrigued as to how this will effect my skin. I will most likely be using it in the bath tomorrow night for my personal pamper session.

 NYX Cosmetics Nail Polish in 'Pink on Steroids' ~ Full Size ~ RRP £3

I'm not a huge fan of this shade. It's fluorescent pink, so the name is pretty appropriate. As there were a variety of 'pink' shades that could have been in my box, I would have probably preferred any one other than this, simply because I will never wear it. I know NYX are a great brand and I'm sure their polishes are lovely, but this simply isn't for me. This will find a good home though, never fear! 

 Urban Veda Purifying Day Cream ~ Sample Size ~ RRP £14.99

I'm always in need of a moisturiser, so it's quite nice to be opened up to new brands in the face softening department. This is supposed to "tighten pores and support healthy cell renewal", which I do hope is true. I will be giving it a whirl in the mornings, although I'm quite sad this is just a sample size. 

Model Co Shine Ultra Lip Gloss in 'Fairy Floss' ~ Full Size ~ RRP £12

Along with the face mask, this is probably one of my items from the box. It's a really pretty, sheer pink colour, as you can see from the swatch, that will look gorgeous over a nude lip or any other pink lipstick I've got. I'm glad the colour wasn't as intense as it appeared on the Love Me Beauty website, as I was scared it would arrive looking similar to that nail polish. 

However, it smells sooo sweet that it's almost sickly. The smell is exactly like strawberry Chewits which I have ironically eaten a lot of over the last week. Hopefully it won't make me too queasy when I wear it. This gloss also pays for the box itself, but I wouldn't repurchase for £12. 

Beauty UK Eye Shadow Palette in 'Earth Child' ~ Full Size ~ RRP £3.99

When I ordered the box I was quite excited to see an eyeshadow palette was on it's way. But, since it took so long to arrive I have since bought the Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 palette, which means this little one probably won't be used. I like to be very limited with my eyeshadows, having more than ten just seems like a bit of a waste. I'm sure my mama will be happy to accept this, though. 

The packaging on this is incredibly cheap looking, even though the product is £4 normally. As you can see from the swatches the colours aren't very pigmented either, so a primer and a couple of coats would do the trick. 

Overall, I'd probably rate this month's box 3/5 stars. It hasn't been my favourite month, simply because the product I liked the most only retails at £1. Typical me. I will use the lipgloss and moisturiser, however, but the others will go to a good home. Sounds like the end of an RSPCA television special.

Therefore I'm obliged to say that no products were harmed in the making of this blog post.

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