This post contains a gifted item.
This month's TOYL Beauty Box's* theme is the 2021 TOYL Beauty Awards, and it features new discoveries and old favourites, all of which have been chosen by the TOYL founder Karen. The box is worth over £170 and you can get yours for just £30.00 including postage when using the discount code LOVES.
The first item in the box is the Emma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF 30 (15ml RRP £15.00), winner of the Best Retail Skincare For Women Over 40. This is a dual-action protective primer that has a lightweight formula featuring light-diffusing particles to blue the visibility of imperfections and unify uneven skin tone. It also protects the skin against UV rays with SPF30 and has a non-greasy texture that makes a great base for makeup or worn on its own as it is completely undetectable.
You then get the Molton Brown Fiery Pink Pepper Bath & Shower Gel (100ml RRP £10.00), winner of the Best Bath and Body Brand. Molton Brown is such a luxurious brand that has some of the most incredible fragrances within their body care products, so it is wonderful to receive this Shower Gel in a beauty box and it is also the perfect size to travel with or try out the brand if you are new to Molton Brown.
The winner of the Best Tanning Range for Women Over 40 is the James Read Gradual Tan Click & Glow Tan Drops (15ml RRP £25.00). These are concentrated multi-vitamin gel tanning drops that you can add to your SPF or moisturiser and are formulated with powerful antioxidants and vitamin complexes combined with key anti-ageing skincare ingredients to gently brighten, smooth and tan the skin. The Tan Drops contain Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Natural Caramel and self-tan for the ultimate glow.
Winner of the Best Retail Face Suncare For Women Over 40 is also a favourite of mine too, and it is the UltraSun SPF 30 Face Moisturising Anti-Ageing Sun Protection (25ml RRP £11.00). this product incorporates the very latest skin care research and advances and is a multi-purpose product that delivers high, long lasting protection with just one application. Anti-ageing, protecting ingredients include Ectoin, a natural substance proven to prevent UVA-induced premature photo ageing and GSP-T, a powerful antioxidant complex that protects skin cells from oxidative stress. I wear this every single day, and even when the weather looks miserable outside, you should always wear sun protection on the face.
The Best Beauty Tools For Women Over 40 winner are the Laruce Flat Shading Brush (RRP £20.50) and Flat Blending Brush (RRP £21.50). I have tried these brushes before as I got some different ones in a Boxy Charm box from America, as they are only available over there at the moment and they are some of the loveliest brushes! The bristles are super soft and they have a soft studded handle for optimum grip. You can use the Flat Blending Brush to blend concealer in with and the Flat Shading Brush to apply eyeshadow. As the bristles are so soft, they don't pull or tug on that oh-so-delicate eye area, so these really are a must-have!
The winner of the Best Packaging Innovation is the Oryza Beauty Dewy Glow Balm (25ml RRP £11.95). The packaging is made from plastic that has been reclaimed from the ocean, more so than any other brand, which is such a step forward in the world of beauty packaging. The Dewy Glow Balm is an all-purpose skin and lip balm with UVA and UVB filters for sun protection and is moisturising, anti-inflammatory, protective and soothing for all skin types. It can be used on the skin, lips and nails, but also on the face to add a dewy glow to your makeup.
I am sometimes useless at remembering to use a nail base coat, and then I end up with stained nails, so I am super pleased to see the OPI Natural Nail Base Coat (15ml RRP £13.90) in here! This is the winner of the Best Nail Brand For Women Over 40, and I completely agree - OPI has stood the test of time when it comes to nails and there is a reason for that. Their treatments and polishes are some of the best around and are always so reliable. This high-performance base coat prevents stains from brighter and darker polishes and grips the nail polish for a longer-lasting, chip-resistant manicure.
I love under eye patches, as I find them so soothing and hydrating, and the SiO Beauty Eye & Smile Lift Wrinkle-Smoothing Patches (RRP £20.00) are actually reusable! How blooming great is that and so much better for the environment and our purses! These won the Best Beauty Innovation For Women Over 40 and are made of medical grade silicone so they comfortably hug the skin, gently compressing it to stay flat and smooth. You can wear them around the lips or eyes, overnight or during the day and the help the skin to retain moisture, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just hours!
Another brand that has stood the test of time is the Best Professional Skincare For Women Over 40 winner Gatineau, and here you receive the Gatineau Micellar Milk Cleanser (50ml RRP £6.00). The Micellar Milk Cleanser uses Mineralised Seawater from a French island in the Bay of Biscay as its main ingredient as it is especially rich in Manganese, Zinc, Iron and Lithium which increase the production of Collagen, provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection and increase radiance and luminosity. This luxurious milk cleanser removes makeup and impurities from the skin while providing essential hydration and luminosity.
I have spoke about my fine, fair, straight, short lashes many times and a lash primer is always a must for me when applying mascara. Winner of the Best Makeup For Women Over 40 is the Code Beautiful Forget Fake Lashes Lash Primer (12ml RRP £18.00), a pre-mascara lash plumper that amps up lash volume and makes your mascara work harder whilst also preventing flaking and smudging. It has been created for those that have short, sparse lashes or those that want the fake lash look but in a natural, elegant way and is enriched hydrating and conditioning ingredients to ensure lashes remain nourished and flake-free.
There are also some free gifts included in the box that aren't included in the total price the box is worth. These include the Jane Scrivner Overnight Recharge Balm which is the winner of the Best Organic Skincare For Women Over 40, which will soothe the skin, create a glow and feed the skin with a whole wealth of natural ingredients. You also get a little packet of Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn and a Teapigs Super Fruit Tea Temple, so you can sit back and relax whilst trying out all of these wonderful products.
You can find the TOYL Beauty Box online here, and don't forget to use the discount code LOVES for an extra £5.00 off!
All the Loves,