Thursday, 8 July 2021

The Latest in Beauty x Stella Live Smart Beauty Volume 2 Beauty Box Review

 This post contains gifted items.

The Latest in Beauty x Stella Live Smart Beauty Volume 2 Beauty Box* just launched and is filled with thirteen luxury beauty products that have the seal of approval from Stella's Beauty Editor Sonia Haria. Let's find out what's inside...

First up, you get the Sam McKnight Easy Up-Do Texture Spray (Full Size), the ultimate primer for volume and textured hairstyles, from beehives to chic chignons, tousled ponytails and textured topknots. This is a one-step texturiser that gives hair grip, making any up-do super easy. You simply mist directly onto dry hair to instantly transform its texture.

A lot of these products I haven't tried before, and so it is always exciting to be able to try new-to-me brands and products, including the Grown Alchemist Anti-Pollution Primer (Deluxe Size). Not only does this primer lock in makeup with ultimate staying power, but it is also silicone free and noticeably increases your skin's hydration whilst also boosting your complexion's natural barrier function for ultimate protection.

Another full sized product you receive is the ishga Shampoo and Body Bar, which has been formulated with a unique combination of Seaweed extract, Aloe Vera and Natural Spring Water and you can smell this divine scent as soon as you open up the beauty box. This environmentally friendly shampoo bar is completely natural and vegetable based and will leave your hair and body feeling clean and fresh, as well as smelling incredible.

The first skincare item in the box is the Oskia Super C Smart Nutrient Beauty Capsules (Sample Size). Encapsulated in a bio-degradable, vegan orange, heart-shape, these skin-smart capsules contain a perfectly balanced blend of active Vitamin C and E and Tomato Lycopene, which together pack a punch to firm, boost your skin's overall health and brighten your complexion.

For the nails, you receive the Manucurist Green Natural Nail Lacquer (Full Size) in the shade Poppy Red, a classic luxe red shade. This is another new-to-me brand and this nail polish contains up to 84% natural ingredients including Potato, Corn, Cassava and Cotton. 9-Free, vegan and cruelty free, the Green range is kind to the environment and this colour will coat your nails with a popping summer-ready red.

Another fabulous skincare product you receive is the Biossance Squalene + Omega Repair Cream (Deluxe Size). Enriched with dew delivering lipids and ceramides, this powerful and deeply hydrating formula will penetrate the skin and leave you with an enhanced glow and a brightened, plump, healthy looking complexion. I have seen a lot of Biossance products on social media, so I am so happy to be able to try the brand out.

Next is the MZ Skin Lift and Lustre Golden Elixir Antioxidant Serum (Sample Size). From the skincare experts at MZ Skin, this serum is proven to increase your skin's moisture by 29.9% in just one hour!!! It is packed full of plant stem cells that protect your complexion from free radicals and also helps to boost skin cell renewal, which will therefore promote a smoother complexion.

For the lips, and to match the Nail Polish, we have the Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick (Deluxe Size). With a nourishing and conditioning formula that gives a matte finish, this lipstick will not only leave your lips locked with moisture, but they will be enriched with a powerful pigment that doesn't budge or smudge throughout the day. The shade you receive is called Dominate, and is a classic red.

From cult brand This Works, you get the This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum (Deluxe Size), a best-selling serum that is formulated with potent anti-skin-fatigue ingredients. Pairing 2% Hyaluronic Acid complex with Vitamin C, this serum will help hydrate and brighten tired looking skin. I have tried and loved many products from This Works before, so I am thrilled to be able to try another.

Who doesn't love a bit of NARS?! In this box, you receive a sample size of the NARS Blush in the shade Taj Mahal. This is one of the industry's best-selling shades and delivers healthy-looking colour for a natural-looking flush to flatter any skin tone. In hues of burnished orange and golden shimmer, Taj Mahal can be blended for an irresistibly soft finish or built to deliver a powerful pop of colour. I adore NARS and I haven't ever tried this shade before, as normally you find the shade Orgasm in beauty boxes, so it is refreshing to be able to try a new shade.

A product I know so well and love so much is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration (Deluxe Size). This is a fast-absorbing, ultra moisturising cream that is the ultimate saviour for thirsty and dehydrated skin. The rich formula is perfect for treating dry, distressed skin and even eczema, and every time I have an operation, and my skin feels like a literal lizard's, this is the product I use as you can use it all over the face and body, and it makes such a difference in no time at all.

Available at Selfridges, so we know it is pretty boujie, is the Kloris CBD Superboost Facial Oil (Deluxe Size). Supercharged with high performing ingredients including Kloris premium CBD, this award-winning face oil is perfect for evening out overall skin tone and supporting your complexion from everyday environmental stresses. This sounds the perfect skin treat.

Last but of course not least, you will receive the PRAI Beauty Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme, a rich luxurious creme that is packed full of Hyaluronic Acid and skin-loving ingredients such as Shea Butter and Squalene, making for the ultimate skincare saviour formula that works hard to dramatically lift and tighten sagging skin and diminish fine lines.

The Latest in Beauty x Stella Live Smart Beauty Volume 2 Beauty Box retails for £45.00, with a value of over £200.00 and if you are an LiB Pro, you will automatically receive 20% off at checkout. You can find the Box online here.

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

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