Thursday, 14 June 2012

Samantha's Secret | 'Latest in Beauty' Samples

Not so long ago I found this great site called Latest in Beauty. It's a website that offers samples of products to try that you can then buy directly from their website, based on you giving feedback on the products you have sampled. Some products will then become avaliable for you in a small space of time to buy at a discounted rate. There are a few different options of products you can recieve from them:

Little Beauty Box - A box of 3 basic samples, delivered for 1.50. These are the small sachets of product - the ones they will give you free at beauty counters etc. They are not everyones favourite but at least offer a way of getting a feel for a product without having to pay a premium price.

Luxury Samples - These are bigger samples, more like travel size - similar to the ones you recieve in monthly beauty boxes. They are individually priced

Themed Boxes - You can also create a beauty box, similar to that of Glossybox and Jolibox, but the key thing is what the other beauty boxes are lacking - that you can choose which samples you recieve from a selection each month!!

I think that this is such a great idea! I ordered the small beauty box last month to get a feel for their service and how it would work. You pay for postage via text message and it came delivered within the week in a cute, sweet-smelling pink box!

(Photographed in a Glossybox lid not original packaging)
I got the Liz Earle Skin Tint, Tresemme Split End Remedy shampoo and conditioner and the hideously expensive Dr Bragi Marine Enzyme Age Management Moisturiser - which the Pixiwoo girls have said they love!

At the moment great luxury samples on the website are Burts Bees Body Lotion for 2; Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish for 3; and a full size Nails Inc polish in Porchester Square for 6!! It gives you an opportunity to try out products you have heard about but don't want to rush out and spend your hard earned pennies on straight away! It also erases that awkwardness that I know some people feel in asking the bitchy cosmetic-counter girls for samples (we've all encountered it before haven't we - some forget that it's their job to promote the products to us not be so stuck up that we wouldn't return again!)

Go have a mooch around Latest in Beauty here - it may be replacing Glossybox for me since you can choose what you recieve!!
Has anyone else discovered this website or anything similar?! I hope to do a post on how I find the LE Skin Tint!xx


  1. This is such a good idea! Definitely going to have a look on the website xx

  2. I love that you can choose what you want! I've got a couple of sheer skin tint samples which I'm excited to try!x

  3. great review! xx

  4. I love Latest in Beauty such great value - they've a box out on Sunday x


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