Burberry Beauty Box

Burberry-Beauty-Box-Aug16Mid-August I was FaceTiming my pal Ashlee (MakingUpAshlee on YouTube) back home in Newfoundland, and while on the obvious topic of makeup when chatting for hours on end with Ashlee, she was such an influence and told me that Sephora was carrying a mini Burberry Beauty Box.

Umm yes please.

Burberry-Beauty-BoxI didn’t think twice of clicking the add-to-cart button and purchased it immediately. This was a total splurge of the moment type of purchase and I don’t regret it. Plus, who doesn’t love minis?

Burberry-BeautyBox-2016Unfortunately it’s no longer available (I can’t find it on Sephora Canada’s site anymore), but you can be put on the USA waiting list. I guess it was a limited edition parcel of goodies. But you still can buy the items individually, obviously full-sized. I kinda wish though, that a lot more brands would come out with travel sized items for me to test the waters before jumping in full force with a full sized product that I may or may not enjoy. I also hate returning products because I know they’ll get pitched in the garbage.

Burberry-beauty-box-August1For $32 USD the Burberry Beauty Box comes with: 
– 0.17 oz Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base in Nude Radiance No. 01
– 0.035 oz Lip Velvet Lipstick in Rosewood No. 421
– 0.08 oz Light Glow – Natural Blush in Cameo Blush No. 02
– Kabuki Brush (mini size)

Burberry-Beauty-Box-lipsSize comparison of the lipstick in the Burberry Beauty Box and a full sized Burberry lipstick.

I think it’s an excellent deal for what you receive, however I’m not the hugest fan of the size of the fresh glow luminous fluid base. Upon opening the product I felt like it was already half empty (then again, it’s a pretty tiny tube at – 0.17 oz, but I’m willing to let it slide because I got this awesome sized blush with a mini kabuki, and a gorgeous matte lipstick in Rosewood.

While I photographed the products before using them, I have tried them out since I purchased them mid-August! I love them, and I’m definitely going to be following up here on the blog with them on my face, since I know that’s helpful for a lot of people. Stay tuned! But if you do want to see some Burberry products being used in real-time, see my latest YouTube video.

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Beauty Buys I’m Loving Right Now

Dior abricot nail cream

Dior-ApricotMy cuticles are the only reason I like to go to the nail salon. They always seem to peel, crack or look nasty. The first time I used this product, is when the new Dior free standing store opened up in my local mall. When I opened the product in store, I was all ‘Eww, weird‘. But then the sales associate sucked me in and suggested that I only apply this at night to let it sink in. It’s not sticky, but more in between a grimey feeling (gosh I’m describing it terribly) and semi-sticky. But you wake up with hydrated cuticles for the full-day! Even throughout washing your hands. Unheard of around my dry scaly hands (I’ve been told by a guy once I have lizard-hands). A must-buy! [Dior Abricot Nail Cream]

Lancôme Juicy Shaker

A hydrating product and perfecting timing with their release right before summer hits. If you’re looking for more colour to your lips, I’d suggest the deeper tones of Juicy Shakers as they’re not as pigmented as one may think. But they do nourish the lips and act like a balm to the lips, leaving it with a glossy finish turned into a stain. The product itself will only last about an hour or two on, so be sure to cart it along in your purse and reapply throughout the day. [Lancôme Juicy Shaker]

Philosophy Whipped Body Cream

Amazing-GraceThis will come as no surprise, as any time I talk about anything beauty related Philosophy plays a major part in the role of my skincare regimen. On my birthday Mr. Spiffykerms took me to Ulta (so we could buy more sunscreen!) and he picked me up another tub of my favourite whipped body butter. It has the most soft delicate scent to it, and reminds me of my wedding day (although, I wore the Living Grace scent on my wedding day). But still! [philosophy amazing grace]

HABIT Nail polish

Habit-Polish-on-nailsEither my nails are painted a nude/white shade, or they’re jet black/darkest as dark can be. This one is a super dark shade of brown. I spotted the Habit brand of polishes first at Lou + Grey in Santana Row. [Habit Nail polish*]

AHAVA hand cream

AhavaI had been using AHAVA hand creams when I lived in Canada, and I went through tubes and tubes of them at work. I even got a couple of my old co-workers hooked on the one original scent. I never did look into buying any more once moving to California, but luckily I’m re-stocked up now as the brand sent some more scents to try out. They’re just as fantastic as the original (also shown). They don’t leave your hands greasy feeling at all, and they seem to last throughout 1 handwash which, hey, is rare! Lovin’ it. [Ahava hand cream*]

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine

YSL-LipsticksI’m all about the lip products that feel hydrating on the lips and I don’t mind reapplying. Like the Burberry Kisses lipstick I reviewed, this has been getting a lot of use and is constantly in my purse, ready for reapplying. Plus, look at that packaging. Unreal. The rouge volupte shine shade I’ve been rocking lately is in the colour 09 Nude in Private. [YSL Rouge Volupte Shine]

Burberry Cashmere Concealer

Burberry-concealerI purchased this during the Sephora sale back in April and have been using it quite a bit. Due to the porcelain shade I purchased, it has this gorgeous brightening effect on my under eye area and it doesn’t crease throughout the day. [Burberry Cashmere Concealer]

Burberry Eyebrow Definer

Burberry-eyebrow-definerDon’t get me wrong, I still love my Hourglass Arch Brow + Dior Universal Brow combo on my eyebrows, but having one solid product is better than two getting the same job done! See my review on it here which includes before/after photos. It’s great! [Burberry Eyebrow Definer]

Tom Ford Bronzer

Tom-Ford-bronzerLate night Sephora shopping kills me. But it all paid off, because I am loving this gorgeous Tom Ford bronzer in 02 Terra. Luckily it’s in between a cool-toned contour shade, and a nice warm bronze shade to warm up the skin. I apply this to the outer areas of my face (okay, basically everywhere since I love looking tan!) and down the nose too for a little sunkissed look. [Tom Ford Bronzer]

Dare you tell me your recent buys and subconsciously persuade me into buying some of your new favourite items? Hehe!

Disclaimer: * = products were sent for review. Opinions are my own, since I would’ve bought it with my own money anyway!

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