Monday, 12 August 2013

August 2013: Beauteco Box




This month I recieved my first Beauteco Box and I have to say I'm REALLY impressed. I haven't had time to fully try out all the products yet so this will be a first impressions post.
Beauteco Box is much like other beauty subscription boxes out there but there's a slight difference, each month there will be 3 different boxes to choose from. The boxes will be similar with a few variations but will all contain 5 luxurious beauty & lifestyle products and come packaged in Eco-Friendly recyclable boxes.
This month I decided to go for Menu 2* which includes:

Arran Aromatics Lavender & Tea Tree Facial Wash 100ml, £12.90 (full size): This is indeed a facial wash but contains naturally exfoliating loofah, so if you're using it daily it's getting rid of dry skin as well as cleansing. The loofah is extremely gentle though, it's almost spongy so should be fine for anyone with sensitive skin. The gel creates a creamy lather when mixed with water and left my skin feeling cool. Oily skins would get on well with this but combo/dry/dehydrated skins may find it too drying for daily use.

Lord & Berry Intensity Lipstick 'Peach Gleam', £12 (full size): I have wanted to try Lord & Berry lip products for such a long time so was really pleased to see 2 included in this months box. The shade 'Peach Gleam' isn't my type of colour at all, it looks very 90's against my fair skin but the formula and pigmentation are both fantastic. The Intensity Lipsticks are enriched with Macadamia Oil & Waterlily extracts and live upto their claim of being hydrating. I will definitely be taking a closer look at other shades.
Lord & Berry Kiss Proof Lip Colour Liner 'Blossom', £7.50 (full size): If you're someone who prefers long lasting, matte lip products then look no further. You're not gettin this bad boy off your lips without makeup remover. It's pigmented, applies without any dragging and manages to be creamy yet matte at the same time. I never line my lips so have been using this just like a lippy.
Melvita Atomiser Orange Blossom Floral Water, 28ml £4.50 (sample size): I like Melvita and I like toners so this wee travel sized bottle will come in handy for weekends away. It claims to soothe and soften the skin which is something my skin definitely needs at the min.
S5 Calm Serum, 10ml sample (full size £44): Believe it or not, this is what I was most excited to see in the box. In short it's a soothing treatment with marine bioactives to reduce the appearance of redness and signs of skin hyperactivity. My skin is very reactive and as a result, I have a lot of redness. First impressions are good, it sinks into the skin immediately, doesn't leave any residue behind and doesn't feel heavy in the slightest. I haven't noticed too much of a difference yet but it's still early days, I'll report back in an empties post.
It's safe to say I like this box, a lot! Even though the lippy colour doesn't suit me I'm sure I'll get some use from it by pairing it with a brighter lippy in my collection. I know Beauteco is a newish box so I'm really hoping the contents don't get less impressive each month like we've all witnessed with other boxes.
What do you think of this months box?
Each Beauteco Box costs £10 plus P&P from beautecobox.co.uk

15 comments:

  1. The lip products look so pretty! The calm serum sounds great too xx

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    1. Really hope it works, my face keeps having huge hive flare ups and leaves me with gorgeous bumpy skin.
      xo

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  2. Never heard of this brand before, definitely going to check them out!

    Lorraine xx
    http://lollikelly.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I really like this month's box and was also very happy to see a S5 serum sample in it. Have wanted to try something by that brand for forever! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. Don't think I'd ever heard of S5 before getting this box but the claims sucked me in. Love how it feels on the skin :)
      xo

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  4. Oooo I might have to order this box now, looks amazing! x

    Amy / srslylou.com

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    1. I love how even the samples are decent sizes instead of the usual one use wonders.
      xo

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  5. This looks fab! I love the look of the lippy and the Melvita sounds lovely xx

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    1. The lippy feels really nice too, can't wait to try a few more shades.
      xo

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  6. I chose Menu Three and very excited about the serum too! I agree, the lippie colour just doesn't seem to go well with pale skin xx

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    1. Pale skin just doesn't wear that shade well at all, it's a shame as the formula is lovely.
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  7. I haven't subscribed to a beauty box since Carmine was taken over by Glossybox months ago, so I'm on the look out for a really good box. May give these another look. Thanks!

    Ali

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    1. It's hard to know what box to go for now. I like Beauteco and Amarya but I'm not subscribed to Amarya anymore, it's good if you prefer organic products.
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