Latest in Beauty ~ £20 Gift Collections

The relaunch of Latest in Beauty has brought with it some excellent gift collection beauty boxes, perfect for a treat or as gift for any beauty lover. Subscribers to Latest in Beauty get free postage on all the boxes, otherwise it’s £3.95 for non-subscribers. These are ideal stocking fillers or to split up as several smaller gifts, and as they come in a plain black box it saves time and money on a gift box or bag. The collections are available while stocks last, and you can also subscribe to Latest in Beauty and create your own box for as little as £9 for three items and save money on extra postage charges (unsubscribe at any time). Read my other review here on how to subscribe.

The Christmas Collection (8 items)

  • The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand Cream ~ Full size
  • Charles Worthington Moisture Seal Hair Healer Leave-In Conditioner ~ 30 ml
  • Oskia Renaissance Mask~ 15 ml
  • Omorovicza Refining Facial Polish ~ 30 ml
  • Nuxe Shower Oil Prodigieux® ~ 30 ml
  • Espa Overnight Hydration Therapy ~ 15ml
  • This Works  DEEP SLEEP PILLOW SPRAY ~ 10 ml

This is my preferred collection as it has an excellent variety of products that are premium brands, and are also ones that everyone can use. It works out to be £2.50 an item and is a great way to try some of the newer brands such as Oskia and Omorovicza. This is ideal for people who don’t use much make-up and prefer skincare, or who like natural products.

Verdict: Great value and I would use everything in it.


All I want for Christmas (8 items)

  • Rodial Smokey Eye Pen in Black ~ Full size
  • Bee Good Youth Enhancing Hydrate, Smooth & Prime Serum ~ 10 ml
  • Aurelia Miracle Cleanser with Bamboo Muslin Cloth ~ 30 ml
  • Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose ~ Full size
  • Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File
  • MALIN & GOETZ Vitamin E Face Moisturiser ~ 40 ml
  • Miller Harris Rose Silence Eau de Parfum ~ 14 ml
  • Moroccanoil Treatment ~ 25 ml

This collection has a wonderful mixture of skincare and make-up and is an attractive option for a younger audience that is discovering new brands. The items are special travel sizes, but still offer good value.

Verdict: A good box to buy to split up as stocking fillers for all ages, or to make up several small gifts.


Glam & Glow Box (8 items)

  • Rimmel 60 Seconds Super-shine Nail Polish in Rapid Ruby ~ Full size
  • MUA Twelfth Night Palette ~ Full size
  • Amie Deep Pore Exfoliating Polish ~ 25 ml
  • Carmex Original Pot ~ Full size
  • The Sanctuary Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water ~ 50 ml
  • Nanshy Kabuki Brush
  • Leighton Denny Miracle Mist ~ Full size
  • The Vintage Cosmetic Company Duo Pencil Sharpener in Pink

The theme of this collection is,very broad, with make-up from budget brands, and there are a couple of accessories that would make nice gifts, so this would probably suit a teenager.

Verdict: Not the best value collection in my opinion, unless you would use at least half the products in the box, and maybe better off building your own box.


Party Season Box (11 items)

  • Technic 6 Shade Eyeshadow Palette in Sultry
  • The Library of Fragrance Gin and Tonic Cologne Spray ~ 15 ml
  • Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil ~ Full size
  • St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mist ~ Full size
  • Nanshy Black Kabuki Makeup Brush
  • Margaret Dabbs Crystal Nail File
  • Teez Head Over Heels Nail Lacquer in Frosted Gleam
  • MUA Highlight Shimmer in White Gold ~ Full size
  • MUA Luxe Vivid Lipstick in Hot Chili ~ Full size
  • Oils of Heaven Organic Argan Moisture Retention Face Oil ~ 15 ml
  • Masque Bar Anti-Blemish Mud Mask

With 11 items for under £20 that’s good value, even though some items are budget make-up lines. The price of the self-tan is the same price as the box, so if you use St. Tropez then this box is already a bargain.

Verdict: This is a great box for stocking fillers for younger people and to keep a few items for yourself, and at less than £2 an item is value for money.

There are a few other boxes available, and recently I bought the Winter skincare box (pictured below) which was priced at £15 for 11 items. Currently the box is out of stock, but if it becomes available I would recommend it.


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