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June Beauteco Box

June's Beauteco Box was a wholesome concoction of skincare goodies mixed with a bright and bold nail colour. For the sunnier months, I quite like such boxes containing more skincare than make-up bits. I feel I get more use out of skincare from beauty boxes than I do with make-up.

I'm sure quite a few of you will agree with me on this as make-up choices are vary individualistically whereas skincare, although dependant on skin type, never ever goes waste. I personally always end up using it especially as my skin type does not stay the same through out the year and such products come handy when it's going through a bit of a change.

This one contains a Gentle Cleansing Lotion by Organic Surge, Skin Exfoliating Polish by Amie, Balance Me Eye Cream, a Rose & Mango Body Balm and a Headline Colours Nail Varnish.

Amie is the brainchild of ex-Estee Lauder's Marketing Executive and having tried almost all the products from the affordable teenage skincare brand now, I can say the Skin Exfoliating Polish is my absolute favourite. So I know abrasive scrubs are not good for the skin but this one's more creamy than harsh and leaves skin soft, nourished and moisturised. You can visibly see clear, brighter skin after use.

Organic Surge's Gentle Cleansing Lotion is great if you are on a budget but still want to follow a strict cleanse tone moisturise routine AM and PM. This can work as the first step of your double cleanse regime in the evening as it's gentle yet effective enough to dissolve make-up or it can be used as a mild and comforting cleanser in the morning if you want to avoid anything drying or gel based. It can be used with cotton wool but try using it the Caroline Hirons way, that is with warm water and a flannel.

Not a huge fan of Headline Colours Nail Paints to be honest and definitely not of this particular gold shade but that's just my preference. I don't quite like gold and silver, foil finish nail paints as they don't flatter my skin tone very well. This particular shade isn't that pigmented either and needs two-three coats. Not bad when you're feeling this colour but don't want to invest in an expensive option.

Aah the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream. Was I pleased to see this in the box or what. I have gone through two of these tubes already and it's truly wonderful. I like how it's got a light, lotion like texture than a typical thick eye cream like formula. You really need to massage and work this into the skin otherwise it will leave a white residue around the eye area but I find it pushes me to give the under eye area a little massage this way. I come back to it all the time!

To be honest, I have gotten over the whole the-balm-in-this-tin-does-everything-you-can-imagine bandwagon. I have a tonne of these lying around my vanity table now and all with the same consistency which can be slathered all over the elbows, feet, cuticles or dry areas of the face and body. The only difference in this one is that it smells delicious of Rose and Mango. Nonetheless, if you have no such similar products in your skincare kit, you'll enjoy using this one.

Although the brands in Beauteco Box are quite high-street and low end, I like the fact that they provide more full sized products than any other beauty box. I am not a brand snob so it doesn't matter to me if the products are high end or not. I feel this is more value for money if you total the RRP of these items, its definitely more than the price of the box. 

Moral of the story - more skincare and less make-up beauty boxes please. 

Niesha said...

Great products you have got!
I really want to try Organic Surge.




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