Love Me Beauty Review – The April Edit

Love Me Beauty Review – The April Edit

Love Me Beauty are one of the most recent companies that I’ve started using for some monthly beauty goodies on a subscription basis. I wasn’t totally sure about them at first to be honest with you, but the last parcel I received has definitely sparked my interest, and I thought I’d share with you what I got.

So as with most of the beauty subscription brands or beauty boxes, Love Me Beauty offer you a choice of how many products you get each month; obviously the more products you select the more you pay. I opted for the cheapest package as I’m already a subscriber to another monthly beauty box and I didn’t want to get too indulgent…

One of the things I love most about Love Me Beauty is that they deliver their products in a different yet equally pretty little make up bag each month. (Am starting to build up quite a nice collection now with the three I’ve got so far…)

So on the cheapest package I basically get 60 ‘credits’ which I can use on various items from their website. Some of the products are only 10 credits each while others are 15 or 20 so it’s entirely up to you how you spend your credits, but you need to make sure that they total 60. Of course you can choose more products if you’re willing to top up your credits with cash. But I’ve found that sticking t0 60 credits suits me fine.

This month I picked three items which I’ve been absolutely loving. The first is this beauty blender duo from eco tools:

eco tools review by ellemma

The ‘Perfecting Blender Duo‘ from ecotools promises to provide 50% better application than the leading brand. (Which I’m guessing is the Real Techniques one, but can’t say for sure). I raved abut ecotools’ brushes in my last Love Me Beauty review funnily enough (post is here if you fancy a read), as I was so impressed by their quality.

And I’m so happy to say their beauty blenders are AMAZING. Well, the bigger sponge is. The smaller one, to be onest with you isn’t so great in my opinion as it’s just a bit too firm and doesn’t bounce and softness to absorb any foundation and spread very well. But that’s just my opinion – others might like the fact that it’s more firm. The bigger sponge though, has actually had more use in the past few weeks since I got it than my Real Techniques blender and brushes. I love the fact that it’s got a tapered end either side which makes for really precise application under the eyes and round the nose. It’s the perfect combination of bounce and firm-ness and I love how it cleans up really well. All in all, very impressed and look forward to trying out more from this range.

Next up I chose the ‘Restore Instant Repair’ from Living Proof. They’re a brand which I’ve only used once before and that was a shampoo as opposed to a styling product. There’s a lot of hype around this brand as I think it’s this one which has connections to Jennifer Anniston (I don’t know if she sort of funds it or has a hand in the creative side – I might be totally wrong on both counts anyway so correct me if I’m wrong!).

Anyway, they are definitely a more ‘premium’ hair brand and I can see why with this product. You only need a tiny amount to put through damp hair and it seems to help smooth and condition all at once. There are no nasties such as oils or silicones which is fast becoming more and more popular, and it seems to help restore any breakages (my hair is literally full of them so if this can really help then it’s nothing short of a miracle worker). It’s early days yet as I haven’t tested it for very long but first impressions are good and I am indeed very impressed! Well done Jen. Maybe…

Last up is a skincare item, and it’s the Melting Cleansing Balm from MeruMaya. I’ve only ever seen this brand at blog events and have yet to find their products in the shops, but this cleanser is really lovely. It’s slightly sweet-scented but nothing too over-powering, and is exactly the sort of cleanser I’ve been leaning towards more and more lately. Apply to a dry face and work the amount into your skin with warm water. The cleanser literally does begin to melt from quite a thick consistency into a soft liquid which helps to remove a lot of make up and leave the skin feeling very soft and clean.

I do recommend going in before and using an actual make up remover to take everything off though, as this cleanser’s primary purpose is to cleanse, obviously, not remove make up. And I think this product is much better on skin that is free from make up in the first place thanks to its nourishing properties. I hope that makes sense…

All in all I’m very pleased with my little haul from Love Me Beauty, and I’m looking forward to making my choices for next month already.

love me beauty april review by ellemma

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful, and I’ll be back with a new post very soon!

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