Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Latest In Beauty - Ultimate Summer Nails Box

A wee while ago Latest in Beauty released the Ultimate Summer Nails box with You magazine. I somehow missed the original email announcing the box, which is odd as LIB e-mails are some of the only ones I always read, but either way, by the time I knew the box was out, it was Sold Out!

When you see what's in this box, and what it cost, you'll know why I was gutted to have missed out. The team were lovely, though, and told those of us who'd missed out to pop on to the site and register our email addresses as being interested if the box came back in to stock.

Quite a bit later and I'd pretty much given up on it coming back into stock, until I got an email the other day! Yay!



The  box cost £14.95 including p+p which is a fantastic price. It came in the standard, Latest in Beauty boxes which they use now (The boxes are lovely, and really sturdy, I used an old one to post the package of things for my blog swap and it was a great size and plenty strong enough once packaged up in parcel paper)


And This lovely lot is what comes in the box - Safe to say it's very, very good value for money. The Butter London polishes, alone, tend to retail for £11 or £12 and the Bourjois nail polish remover pot is £4.99 so those items, alone, more than cover the cost of the box. 


I've wanted to try this for ages but I always end up persuading myself that it's so much more sensible to stick with the cotton wool and polish remover. I'm soo glad I've got it now, so I can try it out. I've heard such good things about it and, as someone who polishes my nails a Lot, I think it's going to come in handy. 


The more Nails Inc polishes I get the more I love them. I already have Notting Hill Gate from a previous box so I think this little beauty will be going into a give-away in the future! I have been wanting to try out the Caviar top coat for a while, though, so I am looking forward to trying out this mini once my current top coat is finished with. 


This is my first ever Butter London nail polish and I'm a bit crazy excited just to own it. I don't know why, it's just a brand that's a little harder to get hold of, and a lot more expensive than my normal purchases. This shade is 'Yummy Mummy' and it's a gorgeous toffee, nude colour with a slight pearlescent shimmer to it. Looking forward to trying it out. 


I've never used a product like these Essie nail stickers before but I'm very interested to see how they work out. I'm not crazy about the design but it's nice enough and I am looking forward to having a play around with them. A good addition to the box, in order to keep it varied.


I've got a couple of samples of this L'occitane hand cream in my sample boxes but this is quite a nice sized tube to get in a box. Who doesn't need hand cream?! I don't use hand cream anywhere near as much as I should but when I do remember I go through it quickly so this will be a great addition to my collection. 


What would a nail box be without an emery board? This pretty, floral one is by The Vintage Cosmetics company which is a brand I really like. I have a few of their items thanks to previous Latest in Beauty boxes so I'm happy to receive something else to that collection. Ok, so emery boards don't Need to be pretty but it definitely doesn't hurt when they are! 


I go through some series phases when it comes to my nail polish and it's often dictated by the level of dexterity that I have in my fingers. On bad days I tend to make a lot of mistakes and so this Nail varnish corrector pen by Rituals could come in handy. I've ummed and aahed over getting corrector pens before and always thought they might just dry out but I've heard some good things about this particular one so I look forward to giving it a run for its money when I'm having some less precise nail days. 

The overall value of this box is so impressive, the range of products is great, the brands are just amazing considering the price. I am looking forward to using each of these products and am so so glad I put myself on the waiting list for this box. It was well worth the cost and the wait! Another successful box from Latest in Beauty, can't wait to see what they come up with next! 

4 comments:

  1. When you look at these boxes they give the standard ones a bit of a run for there money. The nail polish remover is really good. Xx

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    1. Mm they really do. I do miss the surprise element but it's well worth it in order to get such amazing products instead xx

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  2. Such a nice box

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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    1. I'm so glad I managed to get one, well worth it :)

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