Latest In Beauty: July 2020

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
We all know by now how much I adore the monthly boxes from the amazing people over at Latest In Beauty! If you aren't familiar with the subscription, bear with me while I explain as it isn't quite as simple as other boxes (but it's so much better). There are three price options for their monthly boxes: Beauty Novice (three products, £16), Beauty Enthusiast (six products, £22) and Beauty Guru (nine products, £25). The prices listed are for the one-off boxes but you can purchase a recurring subscription.

I am lucky enough to be kindly sent the *Latest In Beauty Beauty Enthusiast Box each month but I would genuinely buy the monthly boxes as well as the limited edition boxes from my own pocket as they are such good value for money, in my opinion. The Latest In Beauty boxes differ in a few ways compared to other boxes, the first are the price options and the number of products per box but the main difference is that you can choose every single item in your box so you don't receive unwanted or unsuitable products (which was my own negative about other subscription boxes). 
*It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product
I'll start by reviewing the haircare products I chose for my July Beauty Enthusiast box. It's a 10 is an American brand that has been coveted in the beauty and blogging world for years and it is a haircare item I have wanted to try since Fleur (of Fleur De Force, naturally) raved about it perhaps six or so years ago. It claims to add shine, deeply condition, control frizz, protect, detangle and act as a heat protection, among other claims. I've only used it a couple of times since I received my box at the end of July but so far I'm loving it. Not only does it smell heavenly but it definitely helps to detangle and reduce frizz. 

*SportFX Body Building Dry Shampoo 
The second and final haircare item is a dry shampoo from SportFX. I have their original volumising version and like the effectiveness so I wanted to try their 'fresh vanilla' scent. I find both to be effective at reducing greasiness and oiliness as well as adding a little volume; although I prefer the vanilla scent to the original. 
*Oh K! Caffeine Body Mask
One of my favourite products from 2020 so far, in terms of skincare, has to be sheet masks. I have become a complete sheet mask convert in 2020 and I'm always happy to try more. I have only used eye, lip and face sheet masks but never one for the body so I had to give this one a go as it sounds intriguing. The 'masks' are strips of a hydrogel material that gently adhere to the skin much like a traditional sheet mask. I do prefer the 'hydrogel' sheet masks as they are much easier to fit onto the skin and tend to be quite cooling. 

The direction images on the packet suggest to place the patches on the underarm which is what I did and although it did feel quite strange and cooling at first, it wasn't unpleasant or irritating. It is advised to leave the patches on the skin for 20 to 30 minutes but I removed mine between 10 to 15 minutes as they weren't sticking very well. While the patches did feel like they provided a smoothing and slightly tightening effect, I didn't notice too much of a difference or any lasting improvement unfortunately. I think I'll just stick to facial sheet masks in the future!

*Jiinju Under Eye Mask 
My favourite product from the July box has to be these refreshing, smoothing and cooling under eye masks. I used this product on an unusually hot day in Manchester so the cooling effect was very soothing - I'd recommend keeping sheet masks in your fridge for added refreshment to your skincare treats! The masks stayed on the skin very well, they didn't irritate and they left my skin feeling plumper, smoother and refreshed. I'm very tempted to add these to my August box...
*Burts Bees Wild Cherry Lip Balm
Next up is a lip balm from Burt's Bees which I choose not for myself but for my mum as she needed a new lip balm and the Burt's Bees balms are fantastic. I used to love the original beeswax version although now I'm personally avoiding products with beeswax or honey within them where I can (and to be honest, when I remember to check the ingredients list). 

*OM Skincare Konjac Sponge 
Within a previous Latest In Beauty box, I added a detoxifying konjac sponge and I've loved using it so I wanted to try another. The OM Skincare konjac sponge is 100% natural, suitable for sensitive skin and claims to increase circulation and detoxify the skin while leaving it more radiant. It also states that it is 'fantastic for anyone with acne or clogged pores' and as I've been suffering so many awful and very stubborn spots since lockdown, I hope this cleansing sponge will help!

Have you tried any of these products? Will you be created a Latest In Beauty box in August? 

10 comments

  1. Burt's Bees just launched in South Africa a few months back! They are on my wishlist

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  2. Burts Bees is one product that I have only just tried. The honey version is my personal favourite x

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  3. Oh K! is such an underrated brand - such cute and affordable products!

    Jasmine xx

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  4. The Burt's Bees balm sounds so fab xx

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  5. These all sound like great products. This subscription box is really great value for money. I haven't tried any of these products before.

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  6. I haven’t tried any of these. But great box x

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  7. I really want to try that dry shampoo!! xx

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  8. I’m so glad it’s a 10 is finally available on the UK.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  9. Looks like another great box this month xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  10. The it's a 10 Miracle product sounds amazing! Great if you don't want to use a tonne of products too x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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