Latest In Beauty Box: July Edit 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019
I've been lucky enough to review various boxes from Latest In Beauty previously and today's post is another review of their 'build your own' boxes but it's the July 2019 edition. If you aren't familiar with Latest In Beauty, they're a beauty subscription box with a difference - you can choose all of the items in your box. If you like the idea of a beauty subscription box but you don't want to spend money on items that you potentially won't use or that aren't suitable, then the Latest In Beauty boxes are the ideal solution.

*Latest In Beauty 'Beauty Enthusiast' Box (£22 - One Off Box) 
There are three boxes to choose from which differ in the number of items you can choose and the price accordingly. The first is their 'beauty novice box' which contains three items (£16), then the 'beauty enthusiast box' (£22) and lastly the 'beauty guru box' (£25), all of those prices are for one off boxes. You can choose from the same wide range of items for each box and the items can vary from hair accessories, nail polishes, skincare and makeup to bodycare, tanning products, toiletries/essentials, hand sanitisers and more.
One of the many things I love about the Latest In Beauty boxes is the vast range of items, not just in terms of the physical number of items you have to choose from but the category of items as well. The items aren't limited to just makeup or skincare but there is a great range of 'essentials' too, in my opinion. I also like the inclusion of a new item each day so if you have a few items in your box but you don't know what else to add then you can wait for a day, two or three to see the new items that are added.

I have the one off 'beauty enthusiast' box so I was able to choose six items to add to my box and as with the other boxes I've been very kindly sent, I try to choose a mix of items that I know I'll use (such as essentials) and some items that are either new to me or new products on the market. For example, I chose a full sized shampoo and conditioner for Lee Stafford as I know I'll use those products and a new micellar cleansing water from Garnier as it was a product I hadn't seen before.
Lee Stafford Keep It Clean Shampoo and Conditioner 
Let's start with the two items I've used the most since I received the box, the Lee Stafford haircare duo. Lee Stafford is a brand that I've loved since I was a teenager and I'm still loving their products. I love the packaging, the scent and the conditioner is the perfect combination of moisturising effects without being heavy, greasy or oily.

InvisiBobble Waver 
Sticking with the haircare theme as most of the products I opted for were haircare items. I have a few of the original InvisiBobbles but I found that they couldn't take the weight of my hair and they would fall out. However, I did want to try their new 'waver' which is a hair clip that is supposed to be comfortable, secure and traceless. I've tried it a couple of times and I like it but it is a bit tricky to use and it's only really useful for large sections of hair. However, I think it will be very handy when I'm curling my hair and need to keep sections secure before curling.

John Frieda Hairspray 
The penultimate haircare item is a hairspray from John Frieda. As with Lee Stafford products, John Frieda is such a nostalgic brand to me as I used their brunette and frizz ease range for years growing up. I use hairspray every so often when I use my GHDs to create curls and a little hairspray is all I need to hold them in place for most of the day.
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo 
The final haircare item is from Pureology which is a brand I've tried a couple of times and loved so I knew I had to pick up this mini shampoo. It's the 'colour care' shampoo which claims to gently cleanse without stripping the colour from your hair. I have been colouring my hair since I was around 14 years old but I've never really used any colour focused products...I probably should.

Garnier Micellar Milky Cleansing Water
I love the original Garnier micellar water, it's ideal for my dry and sensitive skin (although my skin is now more on the normal side) so I wanted to try this micellar milky cleansing water. It says new on the bottle and I haven't seen it before so I think it must be a new product to their range. I've only used it once so far and it is a nice product although it's very thin and runny - I thought it would be more of a gel like product but it isn't. So far, so good but it isn't fully blowing me away.
Sanctuary Spa Wet Skin Moisture Miracle 
Last but definitely not least is one of the more unusual products from the box and one that I was the most intrigued to try. I noticed this product on Instagram and wondered how it would work and I'm so glad that it appeared on the selection of products as I was going to buy it. The product is an after shower moisturiser that you use on wet skin, yes, wet skin. I've only ever used body moisturisers that you use on dry skin so I didn't know how this would work.

You shower as you normally would then before you dry off, you apply this lotion and then dry/dress as normal. I thought that it would feel strange...and it does at first but it doesn't leave my towels feeling like I've just applied a tonne of lotion to them and it also doesn't make my skin feel greasy. It's such an unusual product and one that's great for time limited or lazy people like me who always forget to use a body moisturiser.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of the 'build your own' boxes from Latest In Beauty? 

*Gifted

16 comments

  1. I'm curious about the micellar milk as I've only tried the water. Great contents in this box! xx

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  2. Some really good products this month! I'd love to try that Milky Cleansing Water xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  3. This is quite an intriguing box with some pretty good brands x

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  4. You have some fab products here. Love LIB.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  5. I love these kinds of boxes! They're so useful for trying lots of new things.
    Imogen’s Typewriter. <3

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  6. I'd love to make my own box but sadly most boxes don't have cruelty-free products. 💜

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  7. I love Latest in Beauty. I've built my own box before x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  8. I love the sound of that milky micellar water x

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  9. I love that you can customise these boxes so you're less likely to be stuck with things you don't want. I find the original Garnier Micellar water really drying so I'd be interested in trying the milky one x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  10. I need to see if they do a cruelty free and vegan option to build your own box as I'd definitely be interested!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  11. Great products - I love the Lee Stafford products
    Em x

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  12. I'm intrigued by that milky version of the Garnier Micellar Water!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  13. I need to try the milky cleanser but that sounds so good! How have I not seen that before? :O

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  14. I love when Latest in Beauty have full sized products! I can't wait to find out what next month's Haul of Fame product will be.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  15. I would really like to try that pink clay shampoo but I'm certain it will irritate my sensitive scalp! X

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  16. I love Lee Stafford. The products have done my hair so much good.

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