Latest In Beauty Style Beauty Awards 2020 Box

Friday, April 17, 2020
Today's post is very exciting as it contains a limited edition subscription box, that isn't available now unfortunately, that features so many incredible products and I was lucky enough to not only receive the box for free to review but I was quick enough to choose all of the products I wanted, including the heavenly Lisa Eldridge lipstick in Velvet Ribbon and the much coveted Urban Decay setting spray!

*Latest In Beauty Style Awards 2020 Box (£30)
Latest In Beauty is tied as my favourite beauty subscription box as not only are their monthly boxes amazing value for money and you can choose every item within the box but their limited edition boxes are absolutely incredible, in terms of the value of the items, the saving and the higher end brands included. I've reviewed the monthly boxes and a few of the limited edition boxes previously on my blog but I think this one is probably my favourite.
*Lisa Eldridge Lipstick in Velvet Ribbon 
I'll start with the product I wanted the most from the amazing selection, the Lisa Eldridge lipstick in the shade 'velvet ribbon'. When Lisa Eldridge launched her second range of lipstick shades last year I bought the shade 'velvet muse' and I absolutely adore it but I wish that I'd bought more so I was squealing with excitement when I saw that a Lisa Eldridge lipstick was going to be included in the second wave of products released for this collection.

I feel very lucky that I was able to review the box and that I was able to get all of the products I wanted but especially this lipstick (the ordering process was quite stressful but the amazing people behind Latest In Beauty were fantastic as always and never deserve the negative comments they received). The packaging, formula and finish is the same as my 'velvet muse' shade so I knew I'd love it but the shade is even more beautiful than I thought it would be! The 'velvet ribbon' shade is the most perfect classic red that feels comfortable on the lips and is very easy to apply even for such a vibrant shade. The longevity is great, even though it does transfer and when it does fade, it is even. I cannot wait for Lisa Eldridge to release more shades in the future!
*Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 
One of the most coveted products on the list and one of the items that sold out first is this famous setting spray from Urban Decay. I used to love their eyeshadow palettes but I haven't tried anything from them for so long! I've only been able to try this product once as I received my box of goodies this morning (you can see all of my blogger mail and unboxings on my Instagram - @ofbeautyand) but my first impressions are very positive.

I used the spray over my regular makeup routine including the incredible It Cosmetics CC Cream (which lasts well anyway) and it somehow made my makeup look even more fresh and like-new all day. I have normal to dry skin and it worked well for me today in the lovely sunny weather we've been having but I'm not sure how effectively it would work on very oily skin types.
*Josh Wood Tinted Dry Shampoo in Darker Brown
As with the monthly Latest In Beauty boxes, I like to choose items that I will use everyday so I had to choose a tinted dry shampoo as I hoped it would tackle my two main hair issues: second day greasiness and grey hair....yes, I have far too many grey hairs for some under thirty! I've used this dry shampoo today on second day hair and it works well for helping my hair look and feel less greasy and the tint is significant enough to reduce the look of greys, especially when spray on directly and not brushed through. The tint does transfer to my hands when I touch my hair, which isn't ideal but I will be trying it out more over the next couple of weeks.
*Garnier Hair Food Banana and Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner 
Another essential set of products I added to my basket was this new shampoo and conditioner duo from Garnier. The products contain a vegan formula, the bottle is composed of 50% recycled plastic and the bottle is 100% recyclable which is fantastic. Additionally, the shampoo and conditioner both contain 98% natural origin ingredients such as banana fruit juice and coconut oil.

I love the packaging and I adore the scent of both products as they smell like those foam banana sweets from my childhood (I need to find out if they are vegan and if they are...I'll be buying a small mountain of them). I haven't tried either yet but I can't wait to as I love the scent and there are many positive reviews online already.
*Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Polish in 253 Petal To The Metal 
Last but not least is a product I don't think I would have addd to my basket if I hadn't been absolutely loving the range already. I bought a couple of the neutral shades and the accompanying top coat from the Salley Hansen Insta Dri range a couple of months ago and they are the only polishes I've been using since - I could throw away all of my others. The brush is the perfect size, the polishes dry very quickly as does the top coat and the shades last for at least a week on me before I need to remove them and reapply, which is always such a quick and fuss free process.

Have you tried any of these products? Did you managed to purchase one of the Style Awards 2020 boxes? 



  1. I love dry shampoo with a tint of colour! Especially for covering those greys.

  2. I love the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray - it's a cult product!!
    Em x

  3. I actually haven't tried any UD products before!

  4. Definitely going to get myself those Garnier products if I can x


  5. I loved the selection they had in this box!

  6. Loving these items especially the tinted dry shampoo (I have grey hairs too! Boo!) and the Banana hair food! I love the smell of anything banana! Haha!

  7. The All Nighter mist is such a classic!

    Jasmine xx

  8. Ooh such a great selection in this box xx

    Tiffany x

  9. SO impressed with this box oh my gosh that was a tense hour trying to order one haha xx

  10. Surprise to see the one and only Lisa Eldridge in there x

  11. I honestly think it would be worth it just for the Lisa Eldridge lipstick, I'd have squealed with excitement when I got that option x


  12. Such great value for money.
    Love urban decay all nighter.


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