Unboxed: Build your own box by Latest in Beauty – August 2017

When I say I have a lot of beauty products to get through I’m not even exaggerating and it’s getting a tad bit out of control if I’m honest! Having said that though I make a point of stalking Latest in Beauty every day to see their new product of the day and last month the temptation just got the better of me – to be fair it has been a while since my last box which makes it totally acceptable right! Stocking up on mainly long standing favourites in addition to some new finds it’s the perfect way to fuel your love for all things beauty plus you’ll never be disappointed as you know exactly what to expect inside your box! In addition to this I’m pleased to report from the vast selection online you’ll find both full sized products and generous travel sized samples from a host of well-known and up and coming brands, and with subscriptions starting from only £9.00 per month you really can’t go wrong.

From the three subscription packages available I opted for the Beauty Enthusiast (£15 per month plus free P&P) which allows me to pick 6 products.

Here’s what I chose inside my box:

1. Refinery Shave Foam Gel – Full size 125ml RRP £18.00

When it comes to shaving, I much prefer using products from the men’s ailse as it’s usually much more effective in comparison to what’s on the market for us women (I steal my husband’s Gilette Mac3 blades and his shaving gel (hope he’s not reading this!) so with in mind I decided to get my very own shaving foam! This rich foaming shave gel helps to protect against razor burn and nicks for a close, comfortable shave. Contains clove and peppermint for a spicy, minty effect as well as fresh aloe vera, which adds moisturising and soothing properties

2. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti Chip Top CoatFull Size RRP £5.99

If I have a spare 10 mins during the week then you’ll catch me painting my nails! I’ve tried a bunch of speed dry top coats but this one by Sally Hansen wins hands down and definitely comes out on top compared to some of its more popular rivals plus it’s a hell of a lot more cheaper! If you have wet nails and no time to spare then the Insta-Dri promises to deliver long-lasting shine, a chip resistance formula and a great manicure that dries fast and lasts. It contains an exclusive acrylic polymer complex  that dries any nail colour in 30 second and the nail colour also stays true thanks to UV filters, which prevent fading, yellowing & discoloration caused by sunlight.

3. Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer Above It All Top Coat – Full Size 14ml rrp £18.00

Described as the ultimate, high-shine top coat, this formula by Smith & Cult seals your nail colour with a mirror-like, vinyl finish that resists chips and extends the lifespan of your manicure. I love their nail varnishes and the unique design of their bottles so it was kind of a no brainer to add this to my box!

4. Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask – Sample size 5ml

I’ve been on the hunt for a new face mask as my beloved Glamglow is nearing the end so I thought I’d try out this one by Omorovicza as it’s got glowing reviews.Much more than a deep-cleansing facial treatment, this calcium and magnesium-rich mask clears congested pores, brightens tone as it draws out impurities and the addition of Moor mud purifies the skin without leaving it taut. 

5. Rituals Under a Fig Tree Diffuser – Travel Size RRP £14.50

I’ve added this diffuser countless times inside my Latest in Beauty boxes and it’s made a comeback again because it’s just so lovely and makes my bathroom smell so good with the sweet and warming aroma of fresh figs and the refreshing undertone of copaiba. This travel sized version lasts around 4-5 weeks.

6. Evolve Organic Beauty Citrus Blend Aromatic Wash – Travel Size 60ml £4.00

To wake up the mind, body and soul is the the Evolve Organic Beauty Citrus Blend Aromatic Wash is a refreshing hand and body wash to soothe and moisturise the skin, the formula contains an uplifting infusion of Juniper Berry, Lime, Lemon and Basil and also has the added benefit of Natural Coconut and sugar extracts  to gently cleanse and maintain the skin’s natural pH balance. The addition of Organic Aloe Vera nourishes the skin and also calms irritation. 


So there you have it my little haul via Latest in Beauty and once again I’m really chuffed with my picks which include some long standing favourites in addition to a couple of new finds plus I think it’s pretty amazing that for only £15 I’ve managed to get mostly full sizes and travel samples that total up to around £60.00!

Have you tried the Latest in Beauty Build you Own Box, let me know your thoughts in the comments box. 


  • Karen Birbeck

    Hi Jaina, I’ve had the Rituals diffuser before from LIB, but can’t see it on their website currently?

    • Hi Karen. I think its sold not now 🙁

      Keep checking as they might restock it at a later stage

      • Karen Birbeck

        🙁 I haven’t seen it and I check regularly

  • Millie Nugent

    I love the choose your own Lib boxes . I too check daily to see what new item has been added to the choices. I have subscribed to plenty of boxes but this is by far my favourite and they have good customer service also.

  • LJ

    I wish i had known about this sooner! Just bought the £18 box and it’s so refreshing to be able to choose products I know I’ll be excited to use rather than being disappointing with 4-5 items every month. Thank you for the review, I’m even tempted to buy a second sub…this is a dangerous box lol