Monday, 10 June 2013

Selfridges Summer Beauty Box

Selfridges have recently brought out their Online Exclusive Summer Beauty Box, and unfortunately they have already sold out! I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these boxes last week week, which was, as always, another band wagon I had to jump on, I do love a good old bandwagon, me! But this is a bandwagon that I was glad I jumped on, as the box is pretty amazing!

This box contains nine beauty must haves for this summer, and are especially handy for if your going on holiday, as they are thee perfect sizes to fit it your handbag for those much needed moments! The Lancaster Aftersun Tan Maximiser will help to enhance your tan whilst the new Tangleteezer Splash will help you to detangle hair pain-free!

The box is also incredibly good value for money and cost £25 plus £4.95 p&p and the contents are worth a whopping £70, hence why I jumped on that bandwagon!

Here's what you get...

Aqua Splash Tangle Teezer

Tangle Teezers were designed to detangle hair effortlessly and painlessly , this one in particular is designed to detangle wet hair, be it in the pool, shower or bath. This design is different to the original brush as it  features 'drying feet' which allow the brush to be left upright on a surface to allow quick drainage, and of course quick drying. It also features an 'oval body' for 'ease of use in water' and it's 'convex teeth' allow for easier and painless detangling of wet hair. I already own the original Tangle Teezer and I honestly could not live without it! My hair is so thick, and damaged, from the bleach, so it can become an absolute nightmare when wet! I no longer try to brush it when wet with any other brush than the Tangle Teezer, as there is no need when this brush requires little effort, and pain free usage. The original brush is a little more lightweight, and easier to transport, so I leave my original Tangle Teezer in my bag, and this one in the shower, and of course I was so happy to see this product in the beauty box, and cannot wait to take it on holiday with me!

£13 - Selfridges

Erborian BB Creme in Dore - 15ml

The Erborian BB Creme is a 'cult product' which is designed to leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized like 'baby skin', it also adapts to your skin tone for a 'natural effect' whilst offering sun protection with an SPF 25. Erborian are the first skincare brand in Europe to use Korean medicinal herbs in their products and have put together a mixture of ingredients which include herbs that detoxify and energize, helping to stimulate micro-circulation, resulting in a product that is considered to have anti-ageing and anti-fatigue properties. This is available in light and dore, which is a 'medium tan shade that will adapt to most skin tones' . This 15ml bottle is the perfect size to fit it your handbag for any needed touch ups. I have really enjoyed using this product, as it is lightweight and provides good coverage when used as a base, it does look a little orange upon application, but give it a little time and it will adapt to your skin tone.

£13 - 15ml - Selfridges

Caudalie Beauty Elixir - 30ml

This is a product that I have been lusting after for a while, and was one of the reasons I swayed towards buying the box. This beauty elixir by french skincare brand Caudalie can be spritzed onto the face before moisturiser and topped up throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated, tighten pores and give a radiant glow. You can even share the cost with your boyfriend/partner/significant other, delete as appropriate, as Caudalie suggest that this product is perfect for 'men after shaving'. The scent is just amazing, with notes of 'grape, orange blossom, rose, organic balm mint and rosemary' I feel like I've just stepped out of a spa treatment after spritzing this on my face. It leaves your skin feeling so refreshed and hydrated, perfect for the poolside, and this little bottle would fit perfectly in your beach bag. If that isn't enough it is also 100% natural, free from parabens and phynoxyethanol and Caudalie are against animal testing, whats not to love?

£32 - 100ml - Selfridges
£11 - 30ml - Caudalie

Molton Brown London Blissful Templetree Moisture Bath and Shower Gel - 100ml

This bath and shower gel contains 'templetree frangipani flower and ocean algae' extracts which help to calm the skin whilst preventing moisture loss and leaving the skin with a luxurious scent. The scent derives from the jasmine and patchouli perfume oils, and as amazing as this smells, I feel that the scent is a little too strong for myself and would maybe suit an older person, but I have yet to try the product.

£18 - 300ml - Selfridges

Jane Tran Bobby Pin and Clip Set

This set of  summer style hair clips and pins will come in handy on the beach for any flyaway hairs, the set contains two pins and three clips and are designed by Jane Tran.

This exact set is not on the selfridges website, however there are many more set to chose from at Selfridges online site.

Lancaster After Sun Tan Maximiser Soothing Moisturiser - 50ml

This lightweight after sun can be applied to both the face and body and is suitable for all skin types. If applied 'for at least 4 days' the 'exclusive technology helps intensify melanin productions' and will therefore help to increase your tan. The product is highly moisturising and will leave you with soft supple skin.

£22 - 125ml - Selfridges

Models Own Iced Neon Nail Polish in Bubblegum

This neon nail polish by Models own is perfect for summer, and come in special frosted bottles, which are designed to be kept in the fridge to ensure the colour doesn't fade. I would advise using a base coat prior to application to avoid discolouration of nails, and to ensure the product applies well, along with a top coat after application to protect the nails and prevent chipping.

£5 - Boots

St.Tropez Instant Glow Face Lotion - 50ml

The St.Tropez instant glow face lotion is great to apply to the face if you suddenly realize it's looking a little on the pale side the night you decide to go out, as it can be easily applied like moisturiser and will wash off with soap and water at the end of the night, leaving no streaks or marks behind. This little bottle is handy to take on holiday, which I'm saving mine for, if like me your body tans, but your face stays the same, this can be applied before a night out to avoid looking mismatched like, well, me! Simply apply from neck to hairline, avoiding eyebrows to achieve an all over glow. And if that isn't enough, it will also leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated.

£10.50 - 50ml - Selfridges

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray - 50ml

This is one of those products that everybody talks about, and of course, I have been lusting after it for so long. However me and salt sprays just do not get on, my hairs thick, frizzy, and they usually just enhance the problem, so I couldn't justify spending the money on this product in case I didn't like it, and therefore I got a tad excited when I saw it was part of this beauty box. This surf spray can be sprayed on dry or damp hair and styled,diffused or left to dry, to achieve that 'windswept', 'tousled' beach style you seem to achieve immediately after stepping out of the sea. The spray is designed to add thickness to the hair, whilst the sea kelp helps to add shine and keep the hair manageable. I have tried this spray out once, but I'm still making my mind up about it. Although it does create a gorgeous wave when you scrunch the hair, it left my hair feeling rather lank, greasy and frizzy, which really dissappointed me, however I think that may be down to me spraying a tad too much and leaving out the frizz cream, as mine is naturally frizzy anway. I think it would be more suited to someone with fine, medium/short length hair, who already has layers to enhance the curls, but I'm not giving up hope yet!

£18 - 50ml - Selfridges

Overall I think this box is well worth the money, as although it says that it is worth £70, I added up a total  of £93.30, not sure why, but it makes me feel like I gained more of a bargain, either way this is a massive saving and it gives you the chance to try out some 'cult' products, that are currently on trend, which are all perfect to take on your summer holiday or to try out at home.

As I said above, unfortunately this box is currently out of stock, sorry guys!

Did you manage to get hold of one? what did you think? let me know in the comments box below,

Love Abbie x

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