QVC Tili Beauty Box

QVC Tili Beauty Box

QVC Tili Beauty Box

NEW Tili Beauty Box

When I saw this new box on the lovely Stephanie’s blog last week I knew I had to snap one up. It’s the Try it Love it (Tili) Beauty Box from QVC and before you ask if there is really room for another beauty box on the market – just take a look at the contents! Its jam packed full of luxurious, current must have beauty products.

This box is a complete bargain, the contents are worth over £60 but is selling for only £20 with free shipping. You get such value for money and the brands in this box are all premium brands. I’ve never tried anything from Alpha-H, Becca or Nexxus so I’m thrilled to try those brands out. You get 8 products in the box and it is a nice balance of skincare, haircare and makeup. Unlike most beauty boxed there are no meh products and I’m actually (very) excited to try every single product.

New Tili BeautyBox

In your box:

  • Essie Nail Polish in Ballet Slippers (13.5ml) – a classic sheer pink
  • Nexxus Nutritive Shampoo (89ml) – enriched with a Caviar Complex, this hydrating shampoo that gives dry hair a thorough cleanse while delivering moisture from roots to tips
  • Nexxus Nutritive Conditioner (89ml) – infused with pure elastin protein and a Caviar Complex, this restorative conditioner helps to maintain your hair’s natural protective barrier to leave it feeling balanced and flexible
  • Vita Liberata Phenomenal Mousse and Mini Mitt (25ml) – a fast-drying self-tanning mousse designed to last up to three weeks
  • Elemis Smart Cleanse Micellar Water (50ml) – a lightweight cleansing water that removes make-up, dirt and impurities from the skin to leave your complexion looking radiant and feeling refreshed.
  • Alpha-H Liquid Gold (50ml) – an overnight exfoliating formula to refresh and revitalise tired and dull skin, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and minimise the appearance of pores
  • Bareminerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion (7.5ml) – a lightweight, hybrid serum designed to help revitalise and protect your skin from environmental elements and leave it looking luminous
  • Becca Backlight Priming Filter (6ml) – this weightless primer gives illuminating coverage, blurring the appearance of imperfections to create a flawless, dewy canvas

Tili Beauty Box Contents

New Beauty Box from Tili

So yes, I think there is more than room for this Beauty Box amongst all the more established ones & they may just have raised the bar in terms of value for money and the quality of brands included.

This months Tili Beauty Box is still available but be quick as I have a feeling it will sell out soon. Although if you miss out on the September box, keep your eyes peeled for our second box, coming this October. I can’t wait to see what treats they have in store for us next month.

Tili Beauty Box : £20

Zoeva Cosmetics Black Box

Zoeva Black Box

Zoeva Black Box

This is Zoeva Black Box Collection* is for all the eyeliner addicts out there (me included). When it comes to my wardrobe I very much lean to the All Black Everything way of life & I feel like this Zoeva Eyeliner Collection mirrors my lifestyle.

The Zoeva Black Box is a quartet of four amazingly pigmented eyeliners in one iconic shade – BLACK! This collection almost sings out to me. I love the simplistic packaging, the almost rough texture of the cardboard and the handwritten style font. This collection is like your very own eyeliner wardrobe. black eyeliner is such a staple in anyones beauty wardrobe and having four different formula options means you’re able to create lots of different looks and finishes. Lets face it black never goes out of style.

Zoeva Cosmetics Black Box Eyeliner Collection

Zoeva Calli Graphic Liquid Eyeliner in Black 

If there is one type of liner I wear most often its a liquid liner & this Zoeva one is inspired by a classic calligraphy. It has an ink well packaging which you give a little shake before taking the brush out to make sure the brush has enough product on. It has quite a short nib but it gives you amazing control and its ideal for achieving a very precise finish. This has fantastic staying power & after you have applied it, it doesn’t smudge or transfer. It is an intense black which dries down to a matte finish.

Zoeva Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Noir 

This is such an essential product to have in your makeup bag. Its not the most intense black but it has a lovely creamy formula which makes it effortless to apply. Its a great eyeliner for using on your waterline, to define your eyes. Although it has a soft formula it still has a long lasting formula and the colour doesn’t fade. Just a great product to throw in your makeup bag and one that always gets a lot of use.

Zoeva Black Box Eyeliners

Zoeva Cat Eye Pen in Black

I’m most comfortable using this style of liner, it reminds me of my much used Pixi Lash Line Ink. This has an ultra long, flexible nib which gives you ultimate control to achieve an on ‘Fleek’ cat eye look. The nib is flexible but not to the point where it has no structure, whether you want a delicate line or more of a dramatic bold strokes this Cat Eye Pen is good at creating both. The black colour is very intense and easy to apply, it doesn’t drag or go patchy. The colour has a beautiful rich glossy finish and it is a liner you can trust to stay in place and bold in colour all day.

New Zoeva Black Box Eyeliner Collection

Zoeva Graphic Eyes in Black to Earth 

This is the waterproof offering & its a great option to have in your makeup collection. This eyeliner pencil has a very pigmented and creamy formula which makes it so versatile. Its great at giving you a defined, precise look as well as being easy to blend and smudge out to create that classic smokey eye effect. This really reminds me of my much loved Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils and I have to say its just as pigmented as the perversion one. I have really liked using this Zoeva one and it has incredible staying power, after a couple of minutes its there to stay (unless you have a very good cleanser). This gets two thumbs up from me, its very good quality and easy to use.

Zoeva Black Eyeliner Swatches

L-R Graphic Eyes / Soft Kohl / Cat Eye Pen / Calli Graphic

The Cat Eye Pen along with Graphic Eyes the are my absolute two favourites from the collection but they’re all different and give you such a selection of finished and styles. I think this would make a fantastic gift for an eyeliner addict or just to add to your makeup collection to ensure you have all eyeliner bases covered.

I’m very impressed with this collection & love everything from the less is more minimal packaging style to the selection of eyeliners and the fact they’re all black. Its like Zoeva have created this collection just for me & its exactly what I would have picked given the chance. Zoeva just always seem to deliver on quality every time whilst still being affordable.

Zoeva Black Box Collection* £19.50

*PR Sample

Essence Bloggers’ Beauty Secrets Palette

New Essence Makeup Collection

Essence bloggers beauty secrets palette

I adore the German brand Essence all their products are cruelty free and extremely affordable. I have so many favourites from their makeup range and since it launched into Wilko stores a couple of years ago its so much easier to get hold of all my Essence essentials.

Essence recently collaborated with four bloggers as part of the bloggers beauty secrets trend edition and gave them the opportunity to design their very own makeup palette & nail polish. I have been testing out the two products designed by the lovely Mary, who blogs over at Strike a Pose.

Essence Cosmetics Shape & Shadows Eye Contouring Palette

This palette is a multi use eye & brow palette and was inspired by glamorous Hollywood women who influenced style and fashion. It comes beautifully packaged in a sturdy cardboard flip top palette with a magnetic close and it has a fun geometric print.

Inside you get a fab sized mirror, which I did not expect to find as Essence is a more affordable brand but its nice to see that they have included one & I like the unusual shape of it.

New Essence Makeup Collection

Inside you get 4 shadows, a highlighter, a prime & fix brow wax and also a small dual ended brush. One end has an angled brush and the other a cute brow spoolie, I have to say I’ve been using this brush and its great, ideal travel size and the spoolie is fantastic as brushing through your bows to tame them and even out the product. Very cute indeed.

Three of the shadows are lovely neutral matte shades and these double up as both shadows and great brow colours too. I mix the two darkest colours to make the perfect shade to fill in my brows. The powder is pigmented and quite soft so they’re easy to blend and create that natural full brow. I don’t really use the wax as I prefer to set my brows with a clear gel but if you like wax then it is included in here.

These matte shades also work really well as eyeshadows and are great either all over the lid or blended out in the crease. They do take a little work to build up a good amount of colour on the lids and Hazel Grace is quite light so isn’t going to give yo too much payoff but I like to use this shade as a transition shade.

Essence Shape and Shadow Palette

Marilyn Metallic is a beautiful copper rose and is my favourite shade in the palette. Its not too sparkly but it has the most pretty metallic finish and when the light catches it looks really nice. I have been wearing this packed on top of Audrey Highbrow and I love the two together.

The highlighter Billie Vanilli is a frosty cream and it looks nice under your brows and in the inner corners to add some brightness and add a little lift to your eye look. Its not a subtle highlight but if you like to add that extra illumination to your eyes & definition to your brows then its a pretty shade for that!Essence Shape and Shadow Palette Swatches

Essence Bloggers’ Beauty Secrets Nail Polish in All Eyes on Me

The nail polish wasn’t for me, its a pretty grey beige shade but it has a matte finish and I’m not personally a fan of that trend so I have passed it on to my sister in law & she loves it. So it wasn’t a complete fail. The nail polish was easy to apply, it dried evenly, the colour was pigmented and only needed one coat. I didn’t wear it for long so I can’t tell you if it has good staying power, but I did like the colour just not the finish.

Essence Bloggers Beauty Secrets Collection

Above are all four of the palettes & polishes from this collection. Which ones do you like the look of?

Essence is available exclusively nationwide at Wilko Stores & online at www.wilko.com

July 2016 Beauty Favourites

Five Beauty Favourites July 2016

Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic

I adore using this toner as part of my morning skincare routine. Its so soothing, calming and refreshing on the skin. It contains so many skin loving ingredients (as you expect from skincare experts Liz Earle), including active ingredients aloe vera to revitalise and soften and calendula, chamomile, cucumber and natural source vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin.

This feels so gentle and soothing nice on the skin and the formula is alcohol free. It does have quite a strong floral / botanical scent, which I like and find relaxing. I pour a little product on to a cotton pad & sweep all over my face and neck every morning. Its not at all drying and leaves your skin feeling leans and hydrated, ready for the next step in your skincare routine. This paired with the Eye is the complete package! Now that Liz Earle is sold at larger Boots stores it is even easier to get hold of, which is ideal.

My Current Favourite Beauty Products

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Gorgeous Berries 

I always come back to this blush more than any other in my collection. Its just beautiful. I love the packaging, the fact that its a baked blush and the colour looks a little different each time I wear it. This blush has a marbling effect and I have heard them described as dupes for the much coveted Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blusher, I haven’t used those so I can’t compare. Although I can say its incredible quality for the price.

The Max Factor ones are buttery soft and extremely pigmented, I have the shade Gorgeous Berries which is a deep mauve berry shade. It is the darkest shade in the range and it gives the cheeks a beautiful flush of colour, if you want to build up the intensity you can go all out. These wear really well and the colour lasts all day. This shade does have a slight sheen to it but I wouldn’t say it was anything on par with a highlighter.

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude

Again this is a foundation I have had in my collection for some time now and its one I love to go back to. The consistency is so fluid that I find it easy to blend and get a good even coverage. This is quite a dark shade compared to what I would usually wear but it works for the warmer months when I have a little more colour, so I am making the most of it. This gives quite a light coverage but it is build-able and it gives the skin a velvety smooth flawless (as the name suggests) finish. I really like the way it makes my skin look and it feels lightweight. Unlike some bases it actually looks better throughout the day, bonus!

July favourite products swatches

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in BackTalk*

I have been wearing this lipstick almost everyday, the colour is so easy to wear. Its is a comfort matte finish but it doesn’t make my lips feel overly dry. Its not a faff to apply and it just makes me look like I have have made more of an effort with my makeup (when I am wearing bare minimal). BackTalk is a gorgeous mauve pink nude shade and I just can’t get enough of it.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in BackTalk

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink

I know I am not alone in loving cream shadows, they are a lazy girls best friend. You just sweep the product over your eyelid & blend it out using your finger & it always looks amazing. This Golden Pink is not what I would call a pink, it is a lot more a golden and has a pretty metallic finish. These cream shadow sticks are easy to blend but after a couple of minutes they dry done and do not budge. These are very similar to the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks which I have quite a few of and I’d say the quality of them is identical. I always travel with cream shadows, because they take up no space, they don’t break in your makeup bag and you don’t need a brush.

•PR Sample