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Latest In Beauty The India Knight Edit Box

Thursday, 14 November 2019

-This post contains PR/Gifted items, no paid content. All opinions are my own-
 I was recently sent one of Latest in Beauty's new boxes which is always exciting and brightens my day when one arrives unexpectedly. They recently released two boxes in collaboration with The Sunday Times Style both priced at £40 with an array of tried and tested products. I received the The India Knight Edit which is worth a whopping £210 but yours for just £40 on the Latest in Beauty website!

The India Knight Edit box is jam packed with products (10 to be exact) and contains a good mixture of skincare, hair, makeup and body care products to try - six of which are full size! I'm not going to lie, I couldn't wait to delve in and try everything out so I'm just going to crack on and talk about how I got on with each product.



The Sam MccKnight Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist* sounded perfect for when I want to wear my hair wavy. I always try to attempt to do beachy waves but my hair doesn't always cooperate so I tend to just spray it with some dry shampoo for some added texture because the sea salt spray I was using was actually ruining my hair. The Cool Girl Barely There Texture Mist is a really light mist which I've been using instead of dry shampoo to add some texture and "grit" if you like. I definitely think it's been helping me to get that careless beachy wave look and it also smells so nice as it's kind of a spicy, floral scent. The full size is quite pricey at £25 but if I had the spare ££ then I would repurchase because I feel like I've seen a difference whilst using the product and you don't have to use a ton of product during each use either.


I was excited to see The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%* in the box because I actually already use Niacinamide on any breakouts and I do think it works really well. However I currently have a product by Dermalogica that contains Niacinamide and also the Glossier Super Pure and they both work really well but let's just say my bank balance isn't very happy with me when I repurchase them... So it'll be interesting to see if The Ordinary's Niacinamide works as well as the other two that are a lot more expensive. I haven't actually gotten around to trying it just yet but I will update you with how I'm getting on with it in a future skincare blog post.


Next is the BBB London Ultimate Arch Definer in Saffron* which is an eyebrow crayon on one end and then has an almost toothbrush looking brush on the other end to blend out the product. Unfortunately the shade Saffron is way to warm for my brows so I've not tried out this product. But it does look interesting if you're in the market for a new brow product. It also comes with an exclusive 20% off a brow shape at Blink Bar Stores which you can find out more about on the contents leaflet.

The Charlotte Mensah Manketti Hair Oil* comes in a glass bottle with a dropper style dispenser so you know it's an more luxury kind of hair product just by the bottle. The oil itself smells lovely and it's one of those scents that sticks in your hair throughout the day. You can use it on both damp and dry hair which I have been doing and I think it does a great job at defrizzing your hair. t's quickly become one of my go-to hair products at the moment!

I'm not super keen on night creams or overnight face masks because I have more of an oilier skin type so although the Elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix* is nice and hydrating, it's not something I would personally pick up a full size of because I just don't feel like I need it. I feel like a basic day time moisturiser works okay for me for both morning and night. However I did find that my skin looked a bit more awake and plumper after using it, so if you do have a drier skin type then maybe you should give it a try. 

Laura Mercier Matte Lipstick in Dominate and Zoeva Eye Crayon in Phonology
I've been thinking of buying a few new eyeshadow sticks because they're super quick and easy to use, especially for the festive season. So I was excited to see the Zoeva Heritage Eye Crayon (shades may vary)* in the shade Phonology which is described as a metallic caramel bronze. It is a little bit hard to blend out with a brush but it definitely makes up for it by how long it lasts on your lids. I've just been using my finger to blend it out instead but I think it's really pretty and it's definitely a shade I would've chosen myself because I'm really into golds and bronzes because I think they make my eyes pop.

When I saw the Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator* I knew I'd get on with it because I do like an lightweight gel moisturiser. It's described as a glass of water for the skin and I think that's a perfect description. I think I would buy the full size version in the future because it is really nice and I think it would agree with my skin no matter how it's behaving.


I couldn't wait to try the Color WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray* because I've heard so many great things about it! It's described as a humidity sealant which stops hair from becoming frizzy even in the highest humidity. My hair is naturally quite frizzy and I'm always interested in products that claim to de-frizz and smooth out your hair. What I really like about the Dream Coat Supernatural Spray is that it's activated by heat and lasts between 3-4 shampoos. So even though it is on the pricier side, it will last a good amount of time. I do also use my normal go-to hair products alongside it just for extra protection when I'm using heat on my hair but I'm definitely going to be buying it again because I've seen such a big difference over the past couple weeks whilst using it.


I've never tried anything from Laura Mercier before so when I saw that the Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick in Dominate* was in the box, I was looking forward to trying it out. The shade Dominate is a cherry-red tone which is something I wouldn't normally go for but I suppose for the festive season I probably would. Although it's a matte lipstick, it's still comfortable to wear and it's one of those lipsticks that makes your teeth look whiter too which is always an added bonus. I really want to try more Laura Mercier products in the future.

I know this might sound odd but the Kiehls Nourishing Dry Body Oil* actually reminds me of my childhood because the scent reminds me of my old house where I used to live. I think my nan on my mum's side must've either used it or something that smelled similar because it reminds me of when she used to visit. So to me it's quite a comforting scent because I haven't smelled anything remotely similar for many years. The product itself is nice too and I think it's a great product to have at hand if you have super dry skin and your skin needs some moisture and fast. I am always wary of body oils because I worry that the oil will stain things but it sinks in pretty fast so I don't think I have to worry about that.

Have you tried anything in the LiB The India Knight Edit Box before? 

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