Thursday, 5 February 2015

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

When I read that the lovely Jayne from British Beauty Blogger had collaborated with Givenchy and Latest In Beauty for a box of iconic products, there was no way I was going to miss out because there are three products from the list that I had been wanting to try for some time now.

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

Now I love the design of the box, it is plain yet striking and inside is this lovely tissue paper which hides all the products and this little magazine which gives you some information on each product, something I found really useful as it is simply written, no jargon and contains everything you need to know.

So... this is what was in my box:


Givenchy Foundation (1 empty bottle for a 5 day foundation trial + FREE make-over invitation).


Finding the perfect foundation is the Holy Grail for the complexion, so when you take your empty bottle to counter to have it filled with the sample of your choice, you can also have a free make-over to get you properly started.


This is such a good idea because finding that perfect shade of foundation is often quite tricky.  I am sure we all have one which is alright or will do.  Here what Givenchy are offering is something I think many brands can learn from and I cannot wait to track down my participating counter to see what I am recommended.

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
Gentlemen Only Intense sample & Costume Blotter (1ml)

In a beautiful black organza presentation pouch with a blotter for testing at your leisure, Givenchy Gentlemen Only Intense is a woody, spicy and citrus blend that plays with the senses. It’s a modern twist on traditional cologne that’s all things sexy.



I think this is a really lovely addition to the box and having a hubby who also blogs means that I can pass this scent onto him and he can form an opinion as to whether or not he likes it  To my knowledge he own no aftershave from or by Givenchy!

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

Dahlia Divin sample & Gold Blotter (1ml)

We've presented this in a golden organza bag with a golden blotter so you can spritz and pop it in your handbag. Every time you open your bag, you'll get a sumptuous waft of Dahlia Divin, with sparkling floral and fruity notes. The dry down is worth the wait, becoming a true sensual, skin scent.


Now this is a scent I have been wanting to try for some time now and I like to try perfumes away from shops so that I can get a real feel for what it smells like and this is a scent I really like especially because for me, the scent of Jasmine is really noticeable and it is my favourite scent right now.
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

Hydra Sparkling Nude Look BB Cream (2ml)

If you’re a regular reader of BBB, you’ll know I love BB creams. Hydra Sparkling Nude Look BB is another level – smoothing, perfecting and hydrating with an impressive SPF30 for skin protection. The texture is fluid, easily blendable and gives your complexion a veil of coverage that looks like your own skin, but better.



I have shade 02 Medium Beige which I have swatched below and it is slightly too dark for me, but it does, when mixed with my Boots Foundation, it works much better and worked really well as a concealer, covering my dark circles brillianty, though I know this was not what the use was intended for.  So this is one product I would love to try in a different shade.
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
Hydra Sparkling One Minute Glow Powder (0.5g sachet)

I have recommended this gorgeous cleansing powder over and over again. Tip a little into the palm of your hand, add a tiny bit of water and massage the paste gently over your skin. Your complexion will feel thoroughly cleansed and smooth.
I haven't tried this yet but I am intrigued to try it because it is a formula I wasn't expecting and curiosity is getting the better of me.
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

Hydra Sparkling Luminescence Moisturizing Cream (1x 5ml tube)Hydra Sparkling is all about creating hydrated and luminous skin and you only need to use this once to notice a difference in skin softness. The texture is cooling and gel-like so it feels light on the complexion. Hydra Sparkling uses a Givenchy exclusive complex containing five molecules to boost and maintain moisture levels. (for normal to Combination Skin).

This is another product I have wanted to try for a while now because I like the sound of the gel-like formula.
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
Mini Le Rouge Lipstick (shade 202 Rose Dressing - 1x 1.5g)

The joy of a mini-lipstick! Givenchy Le Rouge gives intense colour that feels velvety and light. One stroke is all you need for full impact, but you can build to your preferred intensity. Le Rouge is a grown-up lipstick with plenty of character and infinite sophistication.



This is shade 202 Rose Dressing and it is absolutely stunning, I just love everything about it, from the box it is encased inside to the actual shade which I have swatched below and the formula is so smooth it simply glides onto the lips and what is even cuter is that wrapped around the lipstick, whilst in its box are two sheets of blotting paper.

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box

Phenomen’Eyes Mascara: The Iconic Reinvented (4g)

As if Phenomen’Eyes Mascara isn’t iconic enough, our hero of the Givenchy/BBB edit is the next generation formula of this amazing mascara. More length, more curl and more definition – it’s a huge launch for 2015 and we’re convinced you’ll love what it does for your lashes! There’s a new signature design, too, that matches the stylish reinvention of Phenomen’Eyes that coats each lash in dramatic black with not one clump in sight.
Now this is the one product I really really wanted to try, the wand alone is just magnificent, it looks like a weapon of torture and I absolutely love it and now want to buy the actual full sized version.
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
The final item in my box was this Givenchy Purse which is super cute and heart shaped. Now there was to be a choice of this purse or a notebook and I would have been chuffed either way.  So the purse, which is shown below is perfect for coins if you don't want to carry them around in your purse, especially for a night out.

BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
BBB Givenchy Beauty Box
So there you have it, the BBB Givenchy box collaboration with Latest In Beauty in its entirety and I think it is a brilliant box and totally worth the £18.95 that it costs.  There is a great mixture of products in this box to try and the samples are big enough so that you can use them more than once to try them.

Before I got this box, I hadn't used a single item from Givenchy as I never thought it was for someone like me, but my opinion has totally changed and I feel as though it is a brand I should really attempt to discover more about, after it is a classic brand.

Did you get your hands on this box? What do you think to it?

29 comments:

  1. I think that has to be the strangest looking Mascara wand that I have ever seen!

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  2. What a great way to try the products before you splurge!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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  3. I love Givenchy products, particularly their perfumes, I do think this is a good way to try the products too.

    #UKBloggers

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  4. Perfect for any Givenchy fan. I am not sure about that mascara wand though!

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  5. What a great box! The only things I have ever really tried from Givenchy is their perfumes xxx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  6. Such a good idea so you can try the cult products first - I love the idea of taking the bottle with you to get a tester of foundation!

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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  7. what a great idea especually as you know its the same brand and if its a new brand you have not tried its even better for trying before making your mind up on buying full sizes xx

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  8. this is such a great box! the mascara is so odd looking though! lol x

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  9. Great box, love the red lipstick. The mascara is the strangest thing i have ever seen, you will have to let us know how you get on with it xxxx

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  10. You always have themost amazing beauty products and I think this Beauty Box is the best!! I love the way they have been packaged too.

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  11. The mascara brush looks like what we used to clean our chimneys with! Is it difficult to apply?

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  12. What a great collection and a great way to try the selection of products.

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  13. Ooh I love the look of the lipstick! I'd be interested to try the products too! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  14. Loving the purse.... am sure all the rest is lovely too!

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  15. I love the idea of a Givenchy box, they make some amazing products! I think it's a little pricey given the sizes of the samples, but a nice way to try out some of their range x

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  16. Looks lovely and packed with treats and a good way to sample something new.

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  17. I've never tired a Givenchy product before. This actually looks like a brilliant package.
    Thanks for sharing lovely

    Charlotte x

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  18. The mascara looks so different. I would really like to try it.
    It looks like a really nice box of goodies to test.

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  19. I've never seen mascara like this :D I'm not sure if I would know how to use it! But I like the lipstick!

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  20. Lovely box , nice to be able to try new products.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  21. There is a lot in that box. I'd really like to try that mascara, and I want the change purse!

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  22. Fantastic box and great way to discover a new brand! x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  23. ooh I'm loving trying different products at the moment.

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  24. It all looks great and that wand looks very strange.

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  25. Hi,

    Could you send me the full ingredient list (a picture) of Givenchy Hydra sparkling Nude look BB cream please ?

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    Sophie

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  26. Love the Givenchy box it is gorgeous especially the brush I personally thing its strange appearance will help illuminate the eyes more!

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