The Sunday Time Style Beauty Box with Latest In Beauty ~ 2020

The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards has come around again, and in conjunction with Latest In Beauty are offering a selection of the shortlisted items in a six item beauty box for £30. In previous years there have been a good selection of premium and budget […]

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Black Friday ~ Beauty Offers 2019

It’s that time again, and Black Friday is later this year but these days acts as a pre-Christmas sale, and for those who haven’t done their Christmas shopping it maybe a good time to start. As most people go online rather than to the brick and […]

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Birchbox September 2019 ~ Sweet Simplicity Review

If you haven’t had a Birchbox yet, the premise is quite simple; for £10 (plus £2.95 shipping) per month you get a box of at least five beauty items that can be sample, travel, or full sized items. The September Birchbox looked promising as there appeared […]

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Birchbox August 2019 ~ Summer Lovin’ Review

Summer beauty boxes can be a little hit or miss, usually because they contain seasonal items such as self-tan, which can be useful if you use it but not so much for those who don’t. I decided to take a chance and see what curation I […]

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Birchbox + Paperchase ~ June 2019 Review

The June Birchbox has collaborated with Paperchase this month, one of my favourite companies! I love the box design and with it came a 20% off voucher and a postcard was supposed to be included, however that was missing. As beauty boxes become more competitive for […]

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Birchbox ~ May 2019 Review

This is actually my first Birchbox of the year, and that’s because I haven’t been tempted to subscribe due to the selection of items on offer. I was tempted by the 2 for 1 offer this month, and to be honest, I was still a little […]

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The Sunday Times Style Awards Beauty Box ~ 2019

Brands always love to win awards, and its great publicity for them so team that with a beauty box you can build yourself with Latest in Beauty, and you get excellent exposure and hopefully more votes. This year, The Sunday Times Style Beauty Awards has teamed […]

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Pink Parcel ~ March 2019 Review

Pink Parcel used to be one of the better beauty subscription boxes, but recently fell into financial difficulty due to various factors from being too ambitious and issues with funding. If you haven’t read the open letter from the founder Dominic Hill, take a read here: […]

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Birchbox December 2018 ~ Review

Birchbox is still one the most straightforward of the beauty subscription boxes around; it’s simple in that you can cancel by the last day of the preceding month, and it’s £10 a month plus £2.95 shipping. There are options to pay for longer subscriptions (3, 6 […]

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Pink Parcel ~ September 2018 Review

The September Pink Parcel is called the ‘Eve Edit’ raising awareness for the Eve Appeal; a charity that funds and raises awareness for cancer of the various types of cancer females may encounter (ovarian, vulva, womb, cervical, and vaginal). I do feel this is an important […]

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Birchbox with Etsy ~ August 2018 Review

The August Birchbox has no less than 10 beautifully designed drawer boxes this month as it joins forces with 10 Etsy designers. Unfortunately you don’t get to choose which design, but all are stunningly creative, and the drawer boxes are invaluable. I received a lovely flowery one […]

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Pink Parcel ~ August Review

Summer beauty boxes can be a bit of a let down as they tend to be filled with self-tan products and body lotions, so I was pleasantly surprised with this month’s Pink Parcel. If you’ve not heard of Pink Parcel it’s a monthly subscription box that […]

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Eve’s Parcel ~ August Review

It’s always exciting to see a launch or relaunch of a beauty box, and so I signed up to the first Eve’s Parcel which is a relaunch of the Ms Flow box. Previously I had bought a trial box from Ms Flow and hadn’t been that […]

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Pink Parcel ‘Processions Box’ June 2018 Review

The June Pink Parcel box is a special limited edition one with the theme of ‘Processions’ and has been curated to celebrate 100 years since some women were given the right to vote in the UK. When the Representation of the People Act was passed, it […]

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Powder Beauty Drawer Detox Box Review

January is traditionally a detox month (I started in December to try and get a head start) and the Powder Detox Box is packed with a mixture of full and sample sized products to help your skin and body survive a chilly winter. Housed in a […]

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#GirlCrush Box ~ Review May 2017

Crush Love or Hate? By Jane Alexander With the beauty box market fast becoming saturated with familiar featured brands and similar products, new subscription boxes are emerging to cater to jaded customers looking for something new and novel. #GirlCrush is an intriguing newcomer that has appeared […]

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LoveLula Beauty Box Review ~ May 2017

I opted for another last minute order for LoveLula’s monthly beauty box, and this month has a general selection of beauty products suitable for all ages and skin types. LoveLula is a company that specializes in organic and vegan beauty products, and offer a monthly surprise […]

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My Little Box ~ April 2017 Review

The market for subscription boxes is getting fierce; boxes packed with more products and with more variety. I’m not one usually for lifestyle items, but I decided to try My Little Box as they have their own beauty brand, and had a tempting first box offer […]

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Little-Known Box ~ March Review

After last months box where every item was used, I was slightly disappointed with the March box that didn’t contain any skincare items. Out of the six items, I had heard of three of them, and only have use for the body scrub and nail items. […]

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The Red Skincare Edit Beauty Box Review

With so many beauty boxes around these days, the bar has become higher—especially for curated collections. The brands selected for the Red Skincare Edit are good and safe choices for those seeking a new skincare regimen, however, it fails in a couple of areas in my […]

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This is Powder ~ Christmas Beauty Box Review

A beauty box that has no subscription seems like a great idea, and This is Powder also claims that the products are tailored to your needs. Housed in a useful pink drawer box, before you see what products are on offer though you have to fill […]

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Birchbox Anniversary ~ September 2016

September sees the sixth anniversary of Birchbox in the UK, and they brought back the popular and much loved drawer box. I admit I had cancelled my subscription, but the drawer box with the enticement of a full sized ModelCo product (Highlighting Trio worth £17 or […]

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Target Gives A Choice of July Beauty Boxes

As the competition for beauty boxes hots up, Target offers a choice of boxes this month and that you can buy as a one off. Buy one or both! They also ship free in the US, and the sample sizes are ideal for weekends away or […]

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Latest in Beauty ~ Build Your Own Beauty Box Review

[yasr_overall_rating] Latest in Beauty offers curated beauty boxes (Glamour Beauty Box Edits among them), but also build your own (BYOB), which is ideal for those people that don’t like to be tied down to a subscription, who prefer to choose their products (rather than get a […]

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LookFantastic Beauty Box Review: May 2016

[yasr_overall_rating] An updated rating of 0.5 to reflect the poor customer service. ** UPDATE** I have kept the original text of the review as the contents of the box were excellent, as well as the delivery. Sadly, I must change the rating of a 4.5 to […]

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Birchbox May 2016 Review: Maybe They Do Listen to Feedback?

[yasr_overall_rating size=”small”]After my disappointment and utter dismay at what Birchbox called a beauty box last month, May has fared better, but to be honest it couldn’t have got any worse. While I am not jumping up and down with joy, at least three out of five […]

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Birchbox April 2016 Review—Was This A Joke for April 1?

In my previous post Will Birchbox Beauty Boxes Get Any Better? I’d already stopped being excited once the spoiler list was revealed. When I began my experiment with Birchbox, my first box was not impressive, but I never thought it would get any worse. How wrong […]

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The Latest Limited Edition Beauty Boxes March 2016

In the run up to Mother’s Day there have been a flurry of limited edition boxes. These can be good value as a one off gift, or if you want to try out a box from a company without having to sign up for a subscription. […]

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Birchbox UK—A Beauty Guru’s Review

[yasr_overall_rating] Room for improvement on both service and quality of boxes. One of the issues I have with beauty reviews is that many people are beauty fans rather than experts, and they enthuse over items that really are overrated. So, I have decided to try some […]

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Beauty Box February Update

Signing up to a beauty box subscription isn’t a decision you should make lightly unless you have unlimited funds. On my quest to test the best in service and quality of boxes, here are my findings so far in terms of signing up, reviews, the ability […]

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