Let’s take a look Inside….. Cougar Cosmetics Beauty Box

I was looking for beauty boxes, that was offering something a little different. Most beauty boxes have similer products inside, and of course I love the whole concept of a beauty box but I was just generally surfing as you do and I came across this….

Intrigued, curious, suspicious,… For a £10, I had to get it…. I mean you want one too right? …..(link here)

Have you guys heard of Cougar Cosmetics? Nope? Me neither…. even better, then it’s definitely different and definitely being added to the shopping basket…

Added it on, and then twiddled my thumb’s waiting for it to come, I even doubted myself at one point…. They have taken my money and run away….

…..and then it came…..

…yup this is the box…. It’s only a tenner- shouldn’t expect too much… Right? …. So let’s open it up…..

I emptied it out onto my bed, and I must say I was impressed with how many products came out… It was packed full… Things are starting to look up….

At the bottom of the box, I found this, it’s tissue paper …. Specifically ‘boohoo’ tissue paper…. Hmmm…. Is Cougar Cosmetics a part of boohoo? …. Something I need to research … And if so…. It does explain the price….

Let’s take a look at the products….

First up: Donkey Milk Face Mask

I’m not so sure how I feel about the name, I’m not a fan of animals in general…. And this is a donkey? The sticker design is quite cheap- like a child has designed it ( maybe the child made the name up? ) …. Ok let’s see inside

The texture was nice and thick for sure, but there was absolutely no smell…. Not even milky…. Or donkey? ( How do they smell anyway?) …. I think I’m going to be very hesitant before I try this out….

Next up, the Wild Cavier Day Moisturiser. This alone costs £29.99 on the web page. The bottle is nice, the sticker once again was quite tacky. I tried ABIT on my hands.. it’s not too bad in all honesty…. Might…. Just might give this a go….

You know my favourite word in skincare? It’s Hyaluronic acid… And inside is a facial oil with it in it. Yipee…. The box was cheap but this one’s upped it’s game in the design for sure….

I was a little confused with the next one….

It’s a body wash… But the logo is so different, and so is packaging, and so is everything really….. Hmmmm….

Then I got this….Gold infused Argan Oil for Body and hair….

this has got the first logo but the cheaper version sticker… But having said that I’ve tried it on my hair…. It’s a keeper!

I was so excited to see this in the box….

For all of us thin lipped women, this is excitings!! …… I did give it a try… course I did! …It tingles and gives a very slight lift, but it probably only lasted all of 40 minutes…. link here

And this was a suprise…..

Ye… I got 2 lipglosses, in the same colour Candy, surely that’s a mistake…. One I’m not complaining about….. Especially because the colour is beaut…..

I have to admit I’ve worn this loads, and I love it. The colour is strong and very pigmented…. And I got 2! Yipee!

Last up I got this powdered 5-in-1 Powder Foundation. It was in a cinnamon shade, which was far too dark for me….

And that’s all folks…. Well actually it’s quite alot considering its a Tenner ( plus I got a bonus)

I’m not so sure how I feel about it, I love that it’s so cost effective, but the change in logos and designs makes it look like they have too many designers…. Yet really no class.

My faves from this is the lipgloss, and I’m actually quite apprehensive to try the other products just incase I flare up….. Keep in mind I’m forever trying products, and never had a problem. But just feel abit reserved over it.

If you guys have tried it, let me know. Might make me feel more comfortable.

And let me know if you buy it and what you get … Here’s the link

Love and regards

M11bna

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Lets take a Look Inside…Harpers Bazaar Beauty Box 2020

I think you guys have worked out by now I have a weakness, and that weakness involves plastering loads of junk on my face to see if anything happens or not. I swear I use my face as some sort of guinea pig and hope for the best….. to be honest- I have been getting the best so far, so I can’t complain- but all that does is make me want to try more stuff and buy more Products…

Smart phones are the worst- seriously they read your mind more than your closest friends. I spent weeks and weeks of going through Facebook and Instagram trying to avoid putting the Harpers Bazaar Beauty Box into my cart and shipping it off….. but all weaknesses give in one day as mine did.

And ta daaaaaa! Here it is! ….. and do I love it?….. Oh yes I do, I do, I do, I do!

I think I am starting to like Beauty boxes a lot more than before, because you can single out the products you like, and buy them again if necessary, while the one’s that you don’t….. you can tick off in your ‘To buy’ list (you don’t want to see that list, to be honest its more of a book than a list *rolls eyes*) and cost wise it works out better too.

This box is worth £247 if all the products were charged individually- with Harpers Bazaar you can get it for £60 + free delivery and also if you have a Amex card you can redeem your Housekeeping voucher and get a further £20 off…. so this box… this whole box… the one pictured above… can be bought for £40! the 2 products that I was actually after cost that much by themselves, I was getting more for the same price….it would have been silly of me not to buy it (right? please agree with me, I need the moral support peeps)

So lets get opening…… you guys know I have a thing for tissue paper right? if it has tissue paper- 9/10 boxes have been ticked already! (see it really doesn’t take much to please me! It really doesn’t) and all these goodies tucked away inside… Exciting’s…. Stay with me….

If you like videos then you can see the unboxing on my instagram page here, give a quick follow and its in the highlights… but if like me, you like reading then here it is. (I prefer reading, I feel like I can actually store and analyse things better)

And here is whats inside:

  • Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30– this is a light moisturiser which shields your skin from UV damage and pollution, (and it smells really nice too). I have used Dermalogica products before- I found it too be too harsh on my sensitive skin, but this moisturiser is nice, soft and refreshing.
  • Nails Inc Gel Effect Polish in St James. This is the one product that does not interest me, because I have chewed up itty bitty nails, and I do try with the fake nails- but I end up chewing them up also (I know, I know, but bad habits die hard!) I am learning to embrace the itty bitty things on the ends of my fingers…..
  • Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo. Its been a year I have had to start dyeing my hair, and now that I have started dyeing it- I can see more greys then ever before! I have noticed that dyeing the hair also dries it out real fast and I’ve had to try different shampoos to get it in a more manageable state. Ill be looking forward to trying this out. hopefully it’ll sort out my tresses.
  • Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate– I did mention earlier that there were 2 products that attracted me to this box, and this was one of them. I have never tried the Shiseido brand before, and have been hesitant, as even if I did buy- what would I go for? This serum is luxurious and rich- I have been using it for 2 days and i’ll definitely be investing in the larger size. It has strengthening and firming qualities- which in my old age, is a requirement! This one turned out to be a winner and going back onto the ‘To buy” List/Book. (10ml provided in box).
  • Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask– Another brand that has been sitting in my ‘To Buy’ List- this Mask has almost soft Oud like smell, it smells…… Arabic? (is there such a thing?) I have not tried this yet, but the smell has definitely won me over- apparently the mask adds radiance to the face within 10 minutes….. (ahh….. this one will have to be saved for a blog on the day I try it) (10ml provided in box)

  • Chantecaille Pure Rosewater- who else is loving everything rose infused?? I don’t even do Roses! but Rose Infused products are my favourite at the moment. I like to use it when I feel tired and have had a rough day. It really wakes me up and makes me feel refreshed as well as refreshing the skin ( I have a bad habit of spraying around the rooms as well. Must. Stop. This.) A large 30 ml is provided in box! Excitings
  • Lixirskin Universal Emulsion. A moisturiser for day and Night. It is suitable for all skin types and boasts that it boosts hydration into the Skin. Cant wait to start on this. (20 ml)
  • Bobbi Brown Smokey eye Mascara- Do I really need to introduce this? Does anyone ever have too much mascara???
  • Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer. Looks like I am ticking off a lot of products from my ‘To Buy’ list. This primer is a base before the foundation part of the makeup…. I have just got to start wearing makeup again, before I can give this a shot and see how well it sits. Ill keep you all updated as necessary.
  • Benefit- 24 hour Brow Setter. This mini size brow setter is the cutest- its gel like features keep the brow in place for up to 24 hours.
  • Ren Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil– its a thick cleanser that gets rid of dirt- makeup and grime for use at the end of the day. it really works well, and gives a clear finish, perfect to use before a night cream.
  • Mac Satin Lipstick in Twig – another product that needs no introduction. The shade has a slight browney, pinky look to it. its absolutely gorgeous.
  • Neom Travel Candle – This was the other product which led me astray. I have always wanted to try out the Neom Candles- but as you can gather- I have tooo many candles everywhere! and it just seemed like a bad idea- until this box kept on haunting me. Its a travel size candle with the ‘Calm and relax’ scent…. It is the cutest!!… I love candles! and I cant wait to put this on and allow myself to drift away.
  • Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base– Another moisturiser to prep the skin for makeup. I have a thing for moisturisers so looking forward to giving this a go.
  • Suqqu Colour eye Palette. How beautiful is the case??? I fell in love before I even opened it. And the colours inside? how versatile and wearable are they? such natural colours for everyday use. I cant wait to try these out.

And there you have it 15 products inside a pretty box wrapped in tissue paper (never forget the tissue paper!!) all in miniature sizes, I’m already enjoying the box and have already added some life sized products to the shopping bag.

This box can be bought here. Do remember of you have Amex to use the housekeeping coupon (if you have received the email) to get a further £20 off. All products have been listed above individually and if you click into the products you’ll get to the page to purchase the individual products if required.

Hopefully this will keep me entertained for a while before the credit card starts calling me again.

Here is my instagram again- if you would like to see the video unboxing. Do give me a quick follow. ~Also i have a giveaway coming soon on instagram so make sure you are alert!

Love and Regards

M11bna

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