Sunday, 6 November 2011


Now I know that everyone's heard about beauty boxes (GlossyBox, Boudior Prive, Carmine, Feel Unique - if you have any others, please let me know, i really want to look into more) but I've never seen a post on Latest In Beauty boxes (only mentioned by Kate on an old post which is where i first heard about it) and I really wanted to put my two cents in because although it's not very well known and the quality is not as good as the others, it's the cheapest and most interesting.

Basically, the concept of Latest In Beauty is you only pay £1 for a text to recieve a code that allows you to order your box and then the box is essentially free. At first I thought I wouldn't have to pay anything but when I found out you had to pay a £1 I thought it was understandable because they have to make some money (you can order full size products from them after you've tried out the sample but i'm not sure how much profit they make out of that) and I still went ahead with the order.

Latest In Beauty is a lot different to the other boxes because instead of being 'surprised' with the products you receive, you get to pick which samples you want to try out. There are three categories Make Up, Fragrances and Hair & Body and you can pick 3 samples each month. These can either be one from each category or three from one. Whatever you want. This month I picked one from each and I'm happy with the ones I got. I'm really excited to try them out.

I picked the Blemish Relief Kit because I've always had problems with my skin and am up for anything that says they can, basically, sort out my face.

The reason I picked the Nicky Clarke Volume Shampoo & Conditioner is because I always like trying new hair products. I'm the type of girl who doesn't really care what she puts on her hair, as long as it washes/cleans it so I'll be interested in seeing if it really does give me volume.

And lastly the Crabtree & Evelyn Body Lotion & Eau De Toilette purely to try more fragrances and to break out of my comfort zone with my perfumes. I've never owned a product that smelled of lilies before so I'm looking forward to trying that out.

I can order my next box in 19 days (the website told me, i'm not keeping track...) and I'm already looking forward to it! I'm not sure if I have to pay the £1 next time but I'm not entirely fussed if I do.

I'm also planning on ordering two of their 'themed boxes'. They basically have themed boxes that come out at certain times of the year with quite a few samples in (you know what they are before you order) that are priced at £4.95 (again cheaper than the others). When I get the chance I'm going to get the 2011 CEW Beauty Insiders Choice Award Winners Box and the Festive Stocking Box so look out for those posts soon!

Hope you've enjoyed this post as a 'twist' on the ever famous sample boxes.


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  2. It's interesting reading about all of the different beauty boxes in the UK! I live in the US and I am a subscriber of Birchbox and Julep Maven. Love them both.!

    Antiquated Treasures

  3. Oooh I've not heard of this one


  4. Never heard of this, but I always save those samples when I get them! They're perfect for weekends away when you want to pack light! :)

  5. would you say the variety / quality of products is as good as other boxes like this (like glossybox?) i'm seriously tempted for only £1... x

  6. @kb - i think the variety is the same because there are so many products you can choose from. i'd also say the quality is practically the same. it's just the size of the samples that is different. these ones are much smaller and more basic than those of the higher end beauty boxes. it's definitely worth a try though, even if you don't want to do it every month :)


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