Monday, 14 August 2017

Love Me Beauty - August

The August Edition of Love Me Beauty has arrived packed full of some pretty amazing brands and from them, some incredible products that I have been really excited about trying. As with previous months, the items are packaged inside a cute little cosmetic bag. 

Love Me Beauty - August
Inside my "I didn't choose the glam life, the glam life chose me" bag is a collection of five products from Kat Von D and Buxom, two brands I have not yet tried despite the hype but two brands I have on my list to go and search out.

The first item out of the bag is the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick and I have shade Cathedral. Encased inside this black studded bullet with the KVD Monogram, which I absolutely love, the shade Cathedral is described as a being a ‘matte coco rose’ shade and one that I wanted to search for from the entire range, so I am very chuffed right now.
Love Me Beauty - August
Love Me Beauty - August
Love Me Beauty - August
The KVD lipsticks are infused with an antioxidant complex that leaves lips feeling soft, and it has a Crème Brûlée scent to the formula which is a subtle sweet scent. One swipe across the lips, even though this is a mini 1.2g version, is enough to add a pop of colour and true to its description, it is soft and creamy and is also a Coco Rose shade which is very wearable.


Next we have the Kat Von D Setting Powder and again it features the monogrammed KVD initials on the lid which really captures your attention. The powder is describe as being a silky, non-drying setting powder and it is formulated with Micro-Blurring Technology™ to softly diffuse pores for a velvety-matte, selfie-ready finish. 
Love Me Beauty - August
Translucent in shade it is undetectable on all skin tones, so everyone can lock down and mattify their makeup. The setting powder is incredibly finely milled and is fast becoming my favourite setting powder, easy to use and apply there is no white powder left on the skin once applied and if like me you have combination/oily skin, it really does help with that matte effect.

The final Kat Von D item in this months bag is a sample 4.5ml vial of the new Saint perfume. I hadn't expected to like this scent at all but it has grown on me and I now absolutely love it. 
Love Me Beauty - August
Sitting within the Floriental family, Saint features top notes of clary sage and mirabelle; middle notes of jasmine, almond blossom and lily-of-the-valley and the base notes are vanilla, cedar, peach and musk.  It is a really sweet scent but not so sweet it gives you a headache after a few hours of applying.  Once it has dried down on the skin, for me the scent of Mirabelle (plum) is the most dominant and I actually like it a lot.

When Buxom launched into Debenhams a few months a go there was a lot of hype and promotion about the brand which was described as being the fastest selling makeup brand in America. Having already been in the UK before, this was quite the re-launch and until now, it had not crossed my path.  Within my bag this month I have two products.

The first item from Buxom Cosmetics Full is a best seller in America and it is the Lip Polish in shade Dolly has been recently launched in the UK. Described as being a Shimmering Mauve and it uses a unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster which helps to support natural collagen and give lips a volumised look all without irritation. 
Love Me Beauty - August
Love Me Beauty - August
The added inclusion of vitamins A and E also work to keep the lips soft, supple and hydrated. I am always unsure of products like this which can give that tacky and sticky feel to the lips, something I find really off-putting but thankfully Dolly did not disappoint. This is the kind of shade you can wear on its own or over your favourite lipstick for that added shine.

The second item from Buxom Cosmetics is also a U.S. best-selling item and it is a volumising mascara which claims you will get big, outrageously full lashes with curves to spare. This mascara has a vitamin enriched, clump resistant formula which deepens, darkens and thickens lashes. 
Love Me Beauty - August
Love Me Beauty - August
It has an plastic hourglass shaped brush I really like. The brush works to evenly coat the lashes from root to tip and I like how it works to separate the lashes which adds definition. Vitamin enriched and both smudge and clump resistant, I found this mascara to be incredible long-lasting once applied and this is a product I would definitely purchase full sized.

So there you have the August Edition of Love Me Beauty which has been my favourite edition yet and if this is something you need in your life (you do) then here is an offer for you:

Love Me Beauty Offer:
Sign up today and use my exclusive code beautyqueenuk20 to get a 20% discount off your first order


Last month I mentioned that there had been some changes at LMB HQ and just to re-cap - Whilst you will still get 60 credits for your £10, there will no longer be any limited edition edits, which means products will remain available to purchase for as long as they are in stock. I personally think this is a really clever move as it means there will be more choice on products and you can continue to keep buying that one product you really like, without paying the full whack!

*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

22 comments:

  1. This is a seriously good subscription brand/site. I love that you can choose your own products and they have great brands! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. That's such a great box. Such a fab way of trying out buxom and KVD if you haven't already. I love the sound of the KVD setting powder x

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  3. I really like the KVD powder, the mini is so cute x

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  4. This looks like a fab box - I am loving Buxom at the moment x

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  5. This looks so good, the KVD lippies is right up my street xx

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  6. I'm so happy you've finally had a taste of KVD Beauty! I wasn't expecting to love the brand as much as I do but I'm seriously impressed with the collection.

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  7. This looks like a. Brilliant box! I love it!!!

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  8. What a great looking bag this month!!
    I'd almost given up on subscription boxes but this one is so tempting!!
    Gillian xx Eyelinerflicks.com

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  9. I picked some of these but unfortunately the buxom gloss burns so bad on my lips.

    www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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  10. How gorgeous is that KVD lipstick though, really want to try out her lipstick formula for myself xx

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  11. The box this month looks flipping insanely good! I really want to join back up now lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  12. Such a fantastic set/offer x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  13. Such an amazing box this month - I loved it!

    Lindsay | www.lindsaydavison.co.uk

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  14. You got so many good things in this months box! Ahhh I am so tempted to subscribe x

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  15. So fab to get KVD and Buxom in this box! I think I need to try the KVD powder

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  16. This looks so good! I love KVD and I just bought the setting powder and it's great.

    Rachel | Hey Rachieface

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  17. This is adorable, I ordered one yesterday after seeing it on roxies blog! x

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  18. Now that's a goo selection of brands and products!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  19. Looks like you got some great things, I especially love those KVD products!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Ooh fab products. I've never heard of Love Me Beauty before, but I'm loving what I see. Kat Von D lippy looks a really nice colour.

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