Tili are a relatively new beauty box brand, but they’re fast becoming one of my favourites both in quality of products and value for money. My Tili February Beauty Box arrived at the start of the month, and so I’ve had a couple of weeks to test out the products. Here are my thoughts…
Essie Polish – ‘Mint Candy Apple’
I think this is one of Essie’s best sellers and I can see why. It’s such a beautiful and vibrant Tiffany-blue, and so pigmented. I only needed one coat the first time I applied this and it went on perfectly, not to mention staying on really, really well for the next few days despite no base or top coat. I can see me wearing this shade all the way through to Summer and beyond…
I haven’t taken individual shots of the other products in the box so forgive me for that, but I’ll just quickly run through my initial thoughts/first impressions on the rest of the contents…
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This is hailed as a ‘mask, moisturiser and primer’ in one which is a bold statement for such a little tube. I’ve had this in another beauty box and remember getting through it quite quickly. It’s a lightweight and lovely scented cream which is great to apply straight after cleansing and toning.
Australian Body Care Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash
I’ve got to be honest here, there are a couple of products within the box that I wasn’t a huge fan of, and unfortunately, this is one of them. I’ve never been the biggest fan of the scent of tea tree oil and this wash is full of it. For anyone with super sensitive skin or prone to breakouts I think this could work very well, but for day-to-day use I just find it a bit too much.
Molton Brown Dewy Lily of The Valley and Star Anise Bath and Shower Gel
I may blog about this in more detail another time…it’s THAT good. Honestly though, this is my first ever product from Molton Brown and I’m so impressed with it. It smells absolutely beautiful and the consistency of the gel itself is amazing – such a tiny amount goes a long way as it’s super concentrated. This particular scent is Lily of the Valley and Star Anise and I love it to bits. *Finally gets why people rave about Molton Brown products*.
Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner
A cult product in the Tili February Beauty Box is a dinky little bottle of Glow Tonic from Pixi. As with the Molton Brown shower gel I’ve heard so many good things about this Glow Tonic, and the brand Pixi in particular have become synonymous with good premium skin care and make up. The tonic is a toner with glycolic acid, aloe vera and witch hazel, to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin. So far so good, and I’m liking it a lot…
Elemis Gentle Foaming Face Wash
I don’t tend to plump for face washes as much these days as I prefer a balm cleanser followed by a liquid toner. Face washes (especially the ones I used to buy from Boots and Superdrug), would always dry me out), so I just stopped using them. This one from Elemis is very gentle though which I like, and leaves my face feeling peachy soft and moisturised.
Mally Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra
This is a brand I hadn’t heard of before, but I’ve been impressed by the formulation of this creamy eye shadow stick. I received it in the colour Smokey Quartz (which is a shimmering rose bronze), and it’s as easy as swiping across your lid straight from the pen, and then blending in with either your finger or an eyeshadow brush. A very pretty little eye shadow.
Decleor Aromessence Mandarine Oil Serum
The blurb for this serum states that it’s designed to “calm, soothe and hydrate” your complexion. I haven’t used it enough to properly vouch for that, but it is beautiful to apply to your skin and sinks in so quickly. Great to put on just before bed and let it work its magic overnight.
Doll 10 Lip Velvet
Another brand which I hadn’t heard of before is Doll 10, and this particular product is a liquid lipstick which I would love if it wasn’t for the fact that my allocated shade of the three available is ‘Coutureable’. I love the formulation and finish of the lipstick, but I’m just not keen on the shade of pink…. I’d be interested in trying out a nude or red though.
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Coconut Breeze
I loved the original Philip Kinglsey Elasticizer. And I LOVE anything coconut-related….So this was always going to be a winner for me. It’s the same pre-shampoo treatment just with added summer scents, what’s not to love?!
So that’s it for my round-up of the Tili’s third edition beauty box. For £20.00 I think it’s well worth the money, especially given the fact that you get a significant number of premium skin-care brands in there too.
I really hoped you enjoyed reading this post, and I’ll be back with a new post very soon.