The LiB Beauty Resolutions 2020 Box

-If a product is marked with a * then it was PR/Gifted to me. This post contains no paid content-
If you're a regular reader of my blog then you're probably used to my Latest in Beauty reviews and how fab I think they are by now. They kindly sent me their latest collection box which is The LiB Beauty Resolutions 2020 box. The box is all about starting afresh with your routine in the new year, being more conscious when it comes to beauty and investing wisely as well as making sure we take time out for ourselves. It contains 14 products which are worth over £152 but you can get everything for just £28! Here's what's inside the box and my thoughts on the products I've tried so far...

First up is the Kiehls Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque* which I was excited to see in the box as I really want to try some more products from Kiehls this year, particularly their skincare. The 14ml pot is a nice travel size version and a great way to give the mask a proper try before committing to buying the full size. I've used the mask twice so far and really liked it. It definitely makes your skin feel as though it's had a deep cleanse without leaving it feeling stripped. 

You also get a Sport FX Blend & Go Sponge* in the box but I haven't actually tried it out yet just because I'm more inclined to use a makeup brush over a sponge just because I feel like I get a better finish usually. However, I will give this a try soon and either talk about it in an upcoming "New In Beauty" kind of blog post or on my insta stories.

The Kind Natured Shea and Aloe Cleansing Face Wash* has been a really nice, gentle morning cleanser to use over the past couple weeks. It's vegan-friendly and cruelty-free and it's got a subtle scent of shea butter. I'm intrigued by the brand and definitely interested in trying out a couple more products by them soon.

You also get a Patchology Keep Smiling Lip Gel* lip mask which aims to soothe your lips and help you unwind. It's also infused with lavender petals and sweet violet aromatherapy. I haven't actually got around to trying it yet but it sounds lovely!

The Slow Ageing Essentials Facial Essence* is described as a pure and potent elixir with 3 active ingredients systems. It says to use it daily for best results but I think for me it's a bit too much for me to use daily. But I have used it a few times and it leaves my skin feeling nice and soft and looking super glowy. 

I'm a bit on the fence about the Ashanti Cosmetics 15 Shades of Pink Pomegranate Face Cream* because it smells so nice and it claims to work well on dark spots and acne but I'm not sure if my skin agrees. It's quite a rich and almost-greasy formula and on their website it says that it's for dry/extra dry and normal skin and nothing about oily/acne-prone skin like my own. So I'm just not too sure about it. I think I'll probably end up passing it on to someone with the right skin type for it.

I haven't tried the Senspa Sleep Therapy Bath Soak* yet because right now as I'm writing this, we're dealing with a broken boiler which has been turned off by the plumber so we haven't got any hot water until the right part arrives because the manufacturer messed up. It's been such an ordeal over the past week and driving us all crazy. But I can't wait to have a proper pamper session and use this as it smells so nice! It contains organic lavender and organic oils of bergamot patchouli and geranium.

Because of the boiler situation, I also haven't tried the Biovene Barcelona Shampoo-In-A-Bar* yet just in case it doesn't agree with my hair and leaves it feeling dry because my hair wash options are quite limited right now lol. You receive either Citrus Dream or Pink Heaven, I got Citrus Dream and it really does smell dreamy! I'm still yet to find a shampoo bar that works well for my hair and doesn't strip my hair dye out so fingers crossed this is the one I need in my life.

The Murad Renewing Eye Cream* is quite a thick eye cream which isn't usually my jam but it really does work to help "lift" your under-eye area and sort out any dark under-eye circles! However, I checked out the price for the full size and it's £65 for 15ml which I definitely can't afford to buy on the regular which is a shame. I'll just stick to my Transformulas Eye Wakeup Serum which works just as well, isn't as heavy with it being a serum-like formula and is more affordable.

You really can't go wrong with Burt's Bees lip balms, they're definitely my go-to when it comes to picking up an affordable lip balm that does its job well. Inside the Beauty Resolutions box, you get a Burt's Bees Lip Balm in Wild Cherry* which is a flavour I've actually not tried before. I'm currently using their Coconut and Pear Lip Balm* which I love as well as the Milk Makeup KUSH Lip Balm which I talked about in this recent blog post.

You also get the Little Butterfly London Dewdrops at Dawn Body Lotion* which is actually an organic body moisturiser for babies. However, because of its gentle formula, it means it's also suitable for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin. It's not super thick and heavy, so it dries down pretty quickly and it also doesn't really have a scent either. I'm definitely going to reach for this when I have an eczema flare which I usually get on my arms and elbow area and see how it weighs up against Lush's Dream Cream which I usually use.

I'm already a big fan of Feather & Down products and I always have a couple of their pillow mists in all of the time. I use both their original Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray as well as their Breathe Well Pillow Spray (which works really well if you have a cold as it really does help to unblock your nose and helps to settle that fuzzy head feeling too). So it was nice to see a travel-size version of their Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray* in the box which I'll be adding to my Feather & Down stash haha.

I've been using the LEBON Rhythm Is Love Whitening Toothpaste in Ylang Ylang, Yuzu and Mint flavour* recently and I actually really like it. I usually just use Sensodyne toothpaste as I have quite sensitive teeth and I find their toothpaste work best for me. But the LEBON toothpaste has definitely helped to whiten my teeth a little in the short amount of time I've been using it and the subtle flavour has been a nice change because I'm used to a super minty toothpaste usually. I'm currently using both because I do feel like I still need to use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth too and the LEBON one is more focused on whitening and not sensitivity.

Lastly is the Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment* which I used pretty much right away when I got the box because I've been wanting to try some products from Living Proof for a while. I found the mask to work okay but it didn't blow my socks off or anything. I feel like I get just as good a result using my go-to Lee Stafford Keep It Clean hair mask which actually smells nicer too.

Another reason why I love Latest in Beauty boxes is that inside the information leaflet you get exclusive discounts/promotional offers from a lot of the brands featured in the box. So if you find a new favourite you will probably find a discount code or some sort of deal for the product(s) too. You can check out the LiB Beauty Resolutions 2020 box and more of their collection boxes here.
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