• M & S Summer Beauty Box 2016

    So I was in Marks and Spencers in Dublin's Grafton St, when I noticed their great offer of their Summer Beauty Box worth €170 for €15 when you send €50 on clothing, beauty or home products. I do love a bargain. I thought Mum (Anne Weekes) and myself deserved a treat after last week when Mum ended up in hospital after a mini stroke. Thankfully she's made a full recovery.

    Anyway enough about me. I think this is a great deal. Its nice to be able to try out new products cheaply. The box contains 14 items so just over €1 each, what's not to love.

    M&S Island escape eau de toilette 25ml. Nice summery, citrus, sweet.

    • Stila lip glaze raspberry 1.5 ml. Great if you like lip gloss.
    • Sun Smart sun lotion SPF 30 50 ml. Apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Absorbs well. Generous tube. Good quality body sun screen. The only problem is it does contain some parabenes.
    • Percy and Reed volumising no oil oil 30 ml. I quite like this due to the no oil. Does the job unless you have crazy frizzy hair like mine which needs something more hardcore like John Freida curl reviver mousse.
    • Nails Inc gel one coat nail polish 10 ml. Pretty colour, does what it says on the tin.
    • Ren instant firming beauty shot 10 ml. Very excited to get this, I've read some good reviews. I need to give it a couple of weeks to see if it works. Will do a review then.
    • Pur correcting primer illuminate and glow 10 ml. Really like this, dries quickly, has a nice tint and shocking contains some shimmer but it really subtle.
    • Ultrasun face SPF 30 25 ml. I always wear sun protection, 365 days a year and hope you do too. This claims to be anti aging, but I think this is just clever marketing. It feels quite sticky when applying, will definitely use it all but not sure I'd buy it at full price.
    • Pure instant radiance hot cloth cleanser 50 ml. I used this last night and this morning, works well and smells divine. Didn't cause any break outs.
    • Philip Kingsley citrus sunshine swim cap 50 ml. Haven't used this as I can't swim but it says it protects dyed hair also.
    • Nuxe huile prodigieuse 10 ml. I find this a little oily but useful, a good multitasker.
    • Leighton Denny crystal finish quick dry top coat 12 ml. My mum tried this and liked it.
    • Swell ultimate protect and renew serum 30 ml. This is heat protecting and all natural. Works well.
    • Rodial Dragon's blood hyaluronic tonic 50 ml. This hydrates skin, you are supposed to spray on face but avoid the eyes which is very difficult. I wouldn't buy this but I'll use it on my neck. Will report back if there are any results.


    Thanks for reading, I would definitely recommend this beauty box, great value. If you want more in depth reviews on any of the products, let me know. Olwen Weekes

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