[Gifted] After years of being subscribed to beauty boxes, it’s rare that when I see something land in my inbox gets an “ooh!”, but that’s just the sound I made when I saw the Showcase Beauty X Good Housekeeping edit and I was kindly gifted a box to showcase to you (get it?). So sit tight, I’ve got all the details about what fantastic things are inside, how much it’s worth and of course, how you can get your hands on it.
The Showcase Beauty X Good Housekeeping edit features 10 items, 8 of which are full size. The box has been curated with selection to be pick me ups in these darker winter months with lots of nourishing skincare and makeup staples to see us through into a brighter spring. At a cost of £49 it’s worth over £170 – which is a pretty fabulous saving, there’s several lovely brands, luxurious brands in this box – many of which are hard to find on the high street however all of these brands can be found on the Showcase Beauty website.
First off I think that this curation would make a really lovely gift for someone for Christmas who is into their beauty, but maybe not as much into makeup and keeps things to staples such as gloss and mascara. However just as a note if you do decided to purchase this it comes in a cardboard box – which I tore open in a slightly animalistic way when it arrived, assuming there was going to be another box inside. So just be warned as if you wanted to double check all the contents were there it would be difficult to do as the box is sealed with a sticker unless you were going to repack.
One thing I have to commend them on is the leaflet which comes with it, the information is A+ so you’re not left wondering how to use a product and also lists key information, such as whether it’s vegan, pregnancy friendly, gluten & nut free. Well done Showcase Beauty, I wish every box had an accompanying information sheet as good as this one.
Okay, let’s start with the two lip products first, both of which are full size. First up is the Dr Lipp tint in Red Radish (£6.99), an already excellent lip balm but with an added tint in a lovely red tone. This is perfect for days when you just want a bit of something without having to go all out with a red lip and adds a flush of colour to the lips, I’m going to pop this in my handbag immediately!
The second lip product I was really happy to see – the Studio 10 Lip Perfecting Balm Gloss in the shade Bellini (£22), I’ve really enjoyed the lip, eye and brow pencils I’ve tried from Studio 10 in the past. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know that I’ve never really been on the gloss bandwagon, but over the past 6 months I’ve been using them a lot. I’ve tended to prefer semi-sheer glosses that add shine and dimension to the lips which can be used alone or easily added over lipsticks. This is exactly that – a gorgeous feeling gloss and balm in one, with just a hint of peachy colour to it, it reflects a subtle gold hue and makes the lips look really full and glossy without feeling sticky, I’ve used this a few times so far and it’s nice on it’s own but also works well layered on top of lipsticks.
Next up was the Evolve Beauty Satin Body Gloss (Travel Size £11), Evolve is a brand that I’ve been admiring from afar and when I saw that this had Monoi as part of the formula I put some straight on to my arm on it’s arrival. This smells incredible! The blend of Camellia & Tahitian Monoi smells really luxe, the formula of this is really lovely it feels silky on the skin without the lingering feeling of greasiness. The Body Gloss also has gold sparkle in this – give it a quick shake before you apply, and it adds a soft golden sheen to the skin. A lot of products that I’ve tried like this are often too much, but this adds the perfect level of glow to the skin. I’m heading out for a birthday party this weekend and this will be going in my travel bag to give my pins a pick me up.
I’ve only heard good things about the Beauty Blur from Vita Liberata in the shade Latte, but it’s a product that I’ve been yet to try. This is an instant skin tint which adds a hint of hue to the skin and blurs the complexion. I’m hoping the shade Latte is a good match for adding just a slight bit of colour to my winter skin.
Next up is two supplement packs from Lumity (travel packs retail at £19 for both) – award winning day and night formulas of vitamins, amino acids, omegas and minerals. These are 21 softgels in each pack, taking 3 of each a day to improve skin, nails and hair. In addition they are supposed to reduce tiredness, increase vitality and wellness levels. I take vitamins every day, but these are handy packs to take away for travel, so I’m going to save these until I next go away for a week as it’s much easier than trying to decant multiple bottles!
Next up is a product from Jane Scriver, which I’ll admit was the only brand in the box I hadn’t heard of before – but the product itself sounds up my street. I abandoned manual gritty face exfoliators around 18 months ago and now rely on acid based formulas to exfoliate and resurface the skin. The Skinfoliate (£26) is an AHA/BHA formula which will naturally buff away dead skin cells and brighten the complexion. I’m really looking forward to trying this out as the reviews I’ve seen of this are all 5 stars – I’ve nearly finished my current one off and this is going to be the next one I put to the test.
Grown Alchemist is a brand that I’ve really wanted to try, so I was really excited to see their Hydra-Repair Day Cream included in the box as it’s another review that has superb reviews online. Firstly, metal tubes are my favourites on moisturisers, you can squeeze the product out well and it’s lightweight for travelling with. This is described as a moisturiser that quickly absorbs, and leaves the skin shine free and without the feeling of being greasy, as someone who has oily skin this is exactly the kind of moisturiser I look for. The key ingredients are Camellia seed oil which locks in moisture and Geranium Blossom which calms.
I always love seeing Neom included in boxes, it’s such a high end luxurious product that has never disappointed on quality! This is their Scent to Sleep Pillow Spray (£20), the tranquility scent has a blend of 14 essential oils to relax the mind and body before sleep. The oil blend includes English lavender, chamomile and patchouli, regular readers will know I suffer with a lavender allergy and smell wise I don’t find this too pungent, the chamomile and patchouli definitely help tone it down, however I will pass this onto my husband in case it causes my skin to react, but he should be fine to use next to me (and he secretly loves a pillow spray!).
Last but by no means least is the Memi Lash to Lash Mascara (£10) – Memi is a brand I’d heard about in passing, but didn’t know much about, but they are a trend-lead vegan makeup brand, the price point is reasonable and the most expensive things in the line are their eyeshadow palettes at £22 for 16 shades. I thought the £10 price point for a mascara was pretty good as a lot of pharmacy brand mascaras are even starting to creep up to that kind of price point now. This sounds like a great every day mascara, with a curved bristle wand that curls and lengthens. The formula is also water resistant and is meant to be smudge free, which is the kind of mascara I tend to try and find in autumnal drizzly weather. I’ve nearly finished my current mascaras, so I will report back in on this soon. There are two versions of this mascara which may be sent, Lash To Lash or Lash to Lash Volume.
I’m sure you’ll agree that Showcase Beauty x Good Housekeeping is a pretty fantastic collaboration and at £49 it’s a pretty good steal! I’m particularly looking forward to using the Studio 10 Gloss, Grown Alchemist moisturiser and the Jane Scriver Skinfoliate. You can grab yours here (affiliate link) for £49 whilst stocks last.
Thank you to Showcase Beauty for sending me it to review. If you’ve tried any of these products or brands before, please let me know in the comments.