I am all for charities, I take part in all the Children in Need and Red Nose Day events possible and I’m never far from a pair of Pudsey ears. I got an email from Origins the other day letting me know about a beauty box in aid of Breast Caner Awareness, all the Estee Lauder brands feature in one box and it is amazing value.
The box of goodies cost £20 and was available from any of the brand websites that featured inside it. However, there was limited supply which meant I had to hunt through all the sites until I saw Aveda still had it in stock. While the box cost £20 an amazing £12 went to charity meaning the box was technically only £8. There was no way the box couldn’t be justified as lets be honest, it’s for a good cause and has amazing bits inside.
First up are the two Estee Lauder bits which come in the shape of their Sumptuous Knockout mascara in 01 black and the Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex. I love my mascaras, I have way too many open at the moment so can’t open this yet. Sample size mascaras are my favourite as I can throw them in my college bag and always have one near also I can usually use them up before they dry out too. The Advanced Night Repair Recovery Complex puzzles me as I’m not quite sure how it should be used. I do know that it is an anti ageing product that they suggest you apply before moisturiser so I shall give it a go.
I surprise myself as this box is the first time I have tried a Smashbox primer or anything from their Photo Finish range. Now this primer is so nice it’s silky smooth and my foundation sits on top of it almost perfectly. Also it stops my makeup sticking to the lovely dry patches I get during the winter.
In the box there was also a mini Origins Drink Up Intensive mask. A few months ago I purchased the BBB Origins Box which contained a slightly larger one of these and I loved it so I’m planning to put this one to the side for when I go on holiday!
I keep hearing wonderful things about Bumble&Bumble and in the box was their Thickening Hairspray. I love a bit of volume in my hair so this is perfect and it’s a decent size sample too. You get 30ml which is not to be sniffed at, there’s definitely enough for you to decide whether you wish to purchase the slightly pricey full size.
The Aveda Hand Relief Moisturising Cream I think I will give as a gift as I have so many hand creams on the go. It seems nice enough but the packaging isn’t all that.
Finally are two Clinique bits. I’m sure everyone has tried the Take The Day Off Makeup Remover, it’s in every bonus time and free gift but I can’t complain as it works so well. I always take a mini with me when I go on holiday as they are just so easy use, (and I have about 5!) Finally there is the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief which is the main reason I bought the box. I love this stuff so so much, it’s like applying a layer of water onto dry skin and it keeps hydrated for hours. I wish it was cheaper, it’s about £40 for a tub of 50ml so it’s on my Christmas list and my fingers are crossed.
This was a great box for such a good cause, sadly I’m pretty sure it’s sold out but you might be lucky and find one. Also each brand have limited edition packaging for some of their products with money going to Breast Cancer Awareness, so if you want to treat yourself without feeling bad it’s the perfect time as you’ll be giving to charity!