Let’s face it, beauty boxes can be very hit or miss. That’s why I prefer subscription services which allow you to pick what brands and goodies you’d like to receive. Love Me Beauty is a beauty community that allows its subscribers to discover new and exciting products from high-end brands, without having to commit to a full-size, full-price item. Once you become a member you receive 60 credits which you then use to hand-pick products from their monthly Edit. Previous picklists have included products from Charlotte Tilbury, Kat Von D, Make Up For Ever, Benefit and Laura Mercier. Plus, each month your deluxe samples come beautifully packaged in an adorable makeup bag which came in very handy this month…
Last week it was my mum’s birthday so I booked us into Crieff Hydro for a day of pampering. We started our day lounging around the luxurious adults-only Victorian Spa in our fluffy white bathrobes. Free papers, magazines, herbal tea and fruit were provided and the heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room were pretty much empty our entire visit – we never wanted to leave! The ceiling was painted with beautiful murals, the walls were covered with turquoise and gold tiles, there was even a beauty room you could use afterwards with GHD straighteners and hair products once you were finished! We then had coffee and cake on the patio overlooking the hotel’s lush grounds, followed by lunch at the Brasserie (hello chocolate profiteroles) and then finished our day with facials and hot stone massages. It was perfect and we’re already saving up for our next visit.
Before we left, packing for our trip was proving a tad difficult until my little package from Love Me Beauty arrived. The makeup bag was just the right size to store all my favourite travel-sized goodies in and LMB must have been reading my mind as the four minis I was kindly sent were exactly what I was needing!
Inside my cute canvas bag were four products: Huile Prodigieuse Gold (10ml), Nuxe Reve de Miel Cleanser (15ml), Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel (15ml) and Manna Kadar Beauty LipLock Stain Lipgloss (1.5g). Thankfully, I am already a huge fan of NUXE and was delighted to receive the gold version of my favourite body oil in time for Summer (read my full review of the original Huile Prodigieuse here). This was perfect for popping on my legs after swimming, it leaves skin so beautifully soft and while I was a little scared the gold version would leave me looking like a disco ball, it’s subtle shimmer is actually really pretty. You can see the unblended and blended swatches at the end of today’s post.
The cleanser and exfoliator really came in handy as I popped some makeup on after our swim for lunch but had to take it all off again before our facials and these did the trick nicely. Considering I’d never heard of Manna Kadar Beauty before, I was pleasantly surprised by this lipgloss. It’s incredibly opaque, rich in pigment and comfortable to wear, plus I loved the shade I received.
Not only did LMB send over this lovely bunch of products but they also made a unique discount code for my readers to use which will get you 20% off your first Love Me Beauty Order – bluebird20. The Love Me Beauty subscription packages start at £10 a month (plus £3.95 P&P) and you can save up to 20% off by choosing 3 and 6-month packages.
Have you ever tried any products from NUXE or Manna Kadar?
Have you ever visited Crieff Hydro before?
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