OK so October is technically autumn, but seeing as the UK has been getting some pretty nice sunshine and very warm days over the past week or so, I think the FeelUnique Summer Time Beauty Box will fit in nicely, especially for anyone jetting off before the end of the year on a dream holiday.
For those of you new to the FeelUnique beauty boxes, they're a little bit different from your usual monthly subscription box you might already know about such as Birchbox, which is a regular feature here on Tattooed Tealady. Whereas most beauty boxes you'll find in the UK are monthly subscription boxes where each month you are sent out a new box, usually with the contents a complete surprise, the FeelUnique beauty boxes are available to buy individually from the FeelUnique website, with the full contents displayed with all the product information before you buy. Unlike monthly boxes the FeelUnique boxes are usually themed, either around a season or type of beauty, and are not available to any particular schedule.
There's four products in the Summer Time, unsurprisingly with the summer theme perfect for any upcoming holidays or taking advantage of the last few nice days we have this year. Each product is a full size product, from some really great brands, with the box being worth a pretty impressive £54. Best bit? It only costs £27 to buy! That means you're getting four products worth £54 with a saving of £27, now that is a beauty box worth investing in! So what's inside?
The first product which caught my eye is one I've wanted to try for quite a while, as it seems to be a pretty coveted product. The NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Dry Oil is a multi-use dry oil which can be used on your face, body and hair. The box features a 50ml bottle which would usually set you back £21, so a pretty high-end product! With a unique blend of 6 precious plant oils; Borage, St Johnswort, Sweet Almond, Camellia, Hazelnut and Macadamia, it has a delicious scent and contains tiny iridescent golden shimmer which work to illuminate skin and hair. This is an oil which is undoubtedly going to look phenomenal on a tan, really adding to your tan to add a golden goddess look. The shimmer is quite fine and delicate, which is handy if you opt for using it in your hair too. Because it's a dry oil it doesn't leave a greasy residue on the skin, being very light-weight and coupled with Vitamin E it also manages to nourish, repair and soften skin and hair. Very happy to finally have this in my beauty stash and will be giving it a try over the Christmas period when I'll be getting the self-tanner out.
For those who love a good self-tan for that perfect golden glow, there's a 50ml St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Face Tan in the shade Medium/Dark, which would usually cost you £14.30 - the value of the box is more than covered with these two products alone! A light facial moisturiser, the Everyday Gradual Face Tan has an innovative Aromaguard Fragrance Technology which gives it less of the usual self-tan scent, infused with soothing Aloe Vera and antioxidant Vitamin E to help your tan build gradually for a more even, natural colour. To use you simply massage into clean, dry skin. Simple!
Kale has been a pretty hot topic over recent years and it's expanded into the beauty scene, too, with the range of Nails Inc. Nailkale Nail Polishes. The Summer beauty box includes a delicious bright pink, Regent's Park, the typical perfect shade to go with a tan. I'm a big fan of Nails Inc. polishes but the Nailkale range is completely new to me; formulated with Kale it features a powerful two-fold resin complex and patented plasticizer which promises long-lasting chip-free wear with a high-shine finish. £14 to buy individually, it's a fantastic product and brand to have in the box.
Last but not least and a product from FeelUnique themselves with the FeelUnique Duo Nail Files which is a two-pack of nail files, usually costing you £3.99. Nail files are always handy to have and I like to have one downstairs, one upstairs and one in my handbag for any nail disasters on-the-go, so this duo pack will come in very handy and has gone straight into my handbag.
Quite a good selection of products feature in the Summer Time Beauty Box and it'd definitely be a good selection for anyone about to jet off to paradise (or those of you who love the golden glow in winter and like to use your self-tan!). I'd love to see a pampering autumn/winter themed beauty box from FeelUnique, what about you?
Available at FeelUnique.com, £27.
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