Latest In Beauty: Festive Edit 2019 + Hall Of Fame Box

Friday, December 20, 2019
We all know by now how much I love the Latest In Beauty monthly subscription boxes and I'm forever grateful that I'm lucky enough to review their boxes every month. The festive edit is even better than usual (I didn't know that was possible) as you'll receive a few extra treats in your December box such as discounts, exclusive offers, a surprise gift and a mini box of Lindt truffles! Additionally, if you're a brand new subscriber then you will also receive a free makeup bag too.

*Latest In Beauty - December 2019 Edit 
The December festive edit is beautifully packaged as always and the selection of products for the month is very diverse, from eye drops, beauty tools and dry shampoo to body products, skincare, toothpaste and tea. The brands for the month of December are great too including Unite, Klorane, Nars and more! I am always happy with the subscription boxes from Latest In Beauty I receive; for more reviews, check out the subscription boxes link.
Systane Complete Eye Drops 
If you've been following my blog or social media since the summer then you might know that I underwent laser eye surgery in July and for a couple of months before then as well as for weeks after, I had to use eye drops religiously up to six times per day. Thankfully I don't need to use them as often now but I do still suffer with dry eyes occasionally, which is a common side effect of LASIK.

I have a few eye drops and gels that I've been trying over the past few months and they all work fairly well but I'm still looking for one that is better than the rest. When I noticed eye drops on the list of products for the December edit, I had to try it as it's something I use constantly. They're great drops so far, especially as they are a little thicker so they tend to be better for my dry eyes.
White Glo Extra Strength Whitening Toothpaste 
Another product I use constantly is whitening toothpaste as I am an avid coffee drinker so it's something I need. I have tried this brand before and loved their products so I'm happy to have a travel size version of their extra strength whining toothpaste. I find that whitening toothpastes can be very hit or miss and most of them for me have been disappointing but this one is definitely worth trying if you're looking for an everyday subtly whitening toothpaste.

Tario Bath Soaks 
Baths and pampering at this time of the year are essential! The dark nights can affect your mood and the colder weather can impact your skin so soaking in the bath and pampering yourself is important. I love Lush and Bomb Cosmetics bath bombs but sometimes I like the use bath salts as the scent tends to last longer. These bath salts smell heavenly as they contain lavender and we all know how much I adore any product that is lavender scented.
Unite 7 Seconds Detangler  
When I saw this products on the website, I was instantly intrigued and taken back a few years in time to when I watched Fleur's youtube videos constantly and I'm sure that she raved about this product quite a few times so I had to try it. Although my hair is shoulder length, it is still very thick and can become tangled easily but I haven't found a detangler that truly works on my hair. Thankfully this one is a great option and along with The Wet Brush, as it allows my hair to become tangle-free almost instantly.
Klorane Dry Shampoo 
Klorane is a brand I've only tried one or two products from over the years but this French brand has a range of simple but intriguing products. I am a constant dry shampoo user as I only tend to wash my hair three times per week at the most so I'm always on the hunt for the best dry shampoo I can find. My favourite so far has to be a tie between the Colab dry shampoo range (although I prefer the original version to the latest variations) and the Lee Stafford keep It Clean dry shampoo. This option has a gentle formula that contains oat milk to fresh the hair and add volume and so far so good.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company Duo Pencil Sharpener 
The final product from the festive edit is a tool from The Vintage Cosmetic Company. I recently discovered that in all of my makeup bags and drawers, I don't have a pencil sharpener. Thankfully this one is ideal for both eyeliners and the larger Nars velvet matte lip pencils that I was daily in my  makeup routine. As I've mentioned, with a subscription to the December box, you'll also receive a mini box of Lindt truffles as well as offers, discount codes and more.
Now onto part two of my mammoth Latest In Beauty post and I'm reviewing their newest limited edition box which is the Hall Of Fame box. I love receiving the monthly boxes, especially as I'm able to choose all of the items in the box but the limited edition collections are even better as they are incredibly value for money! I'm always very happy when a new collection from Latest In Beauty arrives as they typically contain a plethora of amazing products from a range of fantastic brands and this box is no different.

*Latest In Beauty Hall Of Fame Box (£32, worth £180)
The Hall Of Fame box contains twelve products from a variety of brands, many of which are more on the higher end of the spectrum, such as Marc Jacobs, Clarins, Aromatherapy Associates, Nars and Jurlique, among others. The collection is based around some of the best loved products of the year and some of the most coveted brands. I think it would make an amazing Christmas gift or a treat for yourself after dealing with all of the festive madness.
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 
Let's start with one of the body products which also happens to be one of the nicest smelling items in the box too. I have tried a few products from Jurlique, including their rose skincare range, and I've loved everything so I knew I would love this hand cream too. I find that rose scented products can smell a little...old fashioned to be it kindly; however, I love this scent. The hand cream itself is lovely and I know it is an item I will use daily through the upcoming winter months.
Show Premiere Dry Shampoo 
I haven't heard of this brand before but I'm always interested in trying a new dry shampoo, particularly when it is packaged so beautifully. I love the bottle for this product and so far it has worked fairly well on my hair although I do prefer my Colab or Lee Stafford dry shampoo, if I'm honest.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm 
As well as new to me brands, the box also contains a few products that could be described as cult classics or well loved products within the beauty industry and the Clarins Flash Balm is one of them. It is an instant pick-me-up for the skin as it brightens and helps to reduce the look of fatigue. I haven't been able to try it yet but I can't wait as it is such a well loved and raved about product.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Oil 
Last but not least for the body products is a gorgeously scented bath and shower oil from Aromatherapy Associates. They make some of the most luxury and heavenly scented bath oils out there and I cannot recommend this one enough.
Shiseido Ultimate Concentrate
Now onto a few skincare items and the first is from a brand I have wanted to try for a while but this is my first Shiseido product. The serum contains vitamins to help protect the skin against the effects of the environment, stress and blue light. This product has won so many awards, it's almost unreal!

Murad AHA/BHA Cleanser 
Murad is just another skincare brand that I've heard great things about but I need to explore it further. The cleanser is designed to be an intensive, deep cleaning product that removes impurities, exfoliates the skin and leaves it looking smoother and more youthful.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant 
In the first few years of blogging Dermalogica was one of the only brands that everyone was talking about and I did try some of their sensitive skincare range which I loved - even with the horrendous eczema I had at the time but I haven't really tried anything since. I do remember loving this product and also finding it a little odd to use as it is a powder exfoliant that you mix with water to create an exfoliating liquid.
Lipstick Queen Nothing But Nudes Lipstick - Sweet As Honey
I have been loving the Frog Prince lipstick from Lipstick Queen for a year now so I was very happy to find a lipstick from the brand within this collection. Firstly, let's take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous box and packaging of this nude lipstick as well as the very satisfying magnetic closer. I have the shade 'sweet as honey' which is a pale pink nude on my lip and sadly the shade is too light against my skin. Although I love the packaging and the texture of the lipstick as it feels like a nourishing balm.
Nude By Nature Perfecting Primer 
Another item from the box that I haven't heard of before is this foundation primer from Nude By Nature. The primer combines natural active ingredients to help reduce the signs of visible ageing while helping your makeup last longer.

Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer 
The second primer in the box and one of my all time favourite makeup items, is the smudge proof eyeshadow primer from Nars. I have been using this eyeshadow primer for years so I'm very happy to have a new mini version as mine is almost entirely gone now! This is the only eyeshadow primer that actually works for my deep set/hooded eyes.
Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Mascara 
The penultimate item is a very exciting addition to the box as it's a luxe mascara! I have wanted to try the Marc Jacobs makeup range since I was launched a few years ago and while I have tried a couple of their eyeliners, I haven't tried anything else. This mascara is fantastic and a welcome addition to my collection as I recently had an end of the year sort out of my makeup!

Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Liner
Eyeko is a brand I've tried many liners and mascaras from as it's what they are well known and loved for so I knew I'd like this liquid liner. I've started to wear more eye makeup since my eczema has disappeared entirely from my face for the whole year and I'm loving using liquid liner again.

Have you tried any of these products? What do you think of the festive edit or the Hall Of Fame box? 

*gifted

13 comments

  1. Wow! Both boxes look and sound amazing! Personally I love the sounds of the Bath soaks, Unit 7 (I remembered Fleur chatting about this too! xD) and the Marc Jacob mascara! You can't go wrong with something luxe!

    Can't wait to see what they have for 2020!

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  2. I absolutely love the microfoliant!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. Clarins products is definitely on my wishlist of products to try


    Candice

    natalyaamour.com

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  4. Looks like a fab box. I love White Glo toothpaste x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  5. So many amazing products, what a good box this month x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  6. I’m not sure where to even begin with this but so many amazing products and I adore that lipstick queen lipstick x

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  7. Eye drops are great for the morning after the night before... Really like the Lipstick Queen shade too!

    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  8. Sounds like there's lots of great products in this one. I've heard so many things about the Unite detangling spray but I've not managed to try it yet x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  9. Lindt chocolates are a sure sign of Christmas!
    Em x

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  10. I've always wanted to try that Marc Jacobs mascara!

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  11. I so want to try that Murad cleanser! John x

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