Friday, 15 April 2016

The Libbie Club: April 2016 Beauty Box

The Libbie Club Beauty Box April 2016

As a loyal fan of Latest In Beauty and sucker for any kind of beauty box, when I happened to discover the 'Libbie Club' by chance last weekend,via the company's Instagram account, I knew this was going to be the start of a new love affair.

What is the the Libbie Club you ask? Well in the club's words 'The Libbie Club is a community of influential beauty fans who are rewarded for reviewing, sharing and referring beauty products. Every month, members of The Libbie Club are sent free beauty products and are rewarded for engaging their friends and followers in buying them.' 

Sounds good right? I signed up immediately, paying a one off joining fee and received my first April box within a week. This box included 3 spring beauty essentials: the 2 in 1 Honey & Propolis Cream Cleanser, from premium skincare brand 'Bee Good.' The HERO PROJECT's dry touch facial oil, Glow Drops, a must-have for anyone seeking a dewy, youthful glow. And finally Eyeko's Fat Liquid Eyeliner, a chunky eyeliner pen designed with dramatic make up looks in mind.


The HERO PROJECT Glow Drops Inside The Libbie Club Box

First up I've decided to start with a review of the Glow Drops - my personal favourite product from the box! Beautifully packaged (always a win in my eyes) the dry touch facial oil drops with Vitamin C, claim to rejuvenate the skin, leaving it touchably soft and dewy. As someone who suffers with dry, sensitive skin, I did initially feel apprehensive about applying an oil to my face, expecting my complexion to feel like an oil slick that'd leave me feeling more greasy than glowy. But I threw caution to the wind, and applied the product as advised, applying 2-3 drops to my face, neck and upper chest and massaging in light, upward strokes. 


The HERO PROJECT Glow Drops Inside The Libbie Club Box

From the moment I opened the bottle and dropped the Glow Drops onto my skin  using the really handy pipette applicator (love this design, it ensures I don't waste the product and end up with excess oil on my skin) I was struck by the gorgeous scent - packed with 10 natural essential oils, the two which really stick out for me are the Geranium and Rose, which when combined together have a heavenly scent, the brand actually describes this as 'addictive' on the box and I for one totally agree. The oil itself absorbs into the skin very quickly, and really surprised me, leaving only a soft residue on the surface that creates a gorgeous, healthy sheen and feels soft like an everyday moisturiser to the touch. I would really recommend this product to anyone who's looking for a unique skincare product to shake up their routine this Spring.


Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner in Black Inside The Libbie Club Box
Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner in Black Inside The Libbie Club Box

Next up in the box was the Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner Pen - the chunky felt tip design is perfect for creating dramatic, winged looks or enhancing a smokey eye. I have to be honest and say that I don't really bother with liquid eyeliner for work during the week, unless I'm feeling particularly sassy that day. And when I do apply it, I prefer to go for the delicate cats-eye look because I find dark makeup aroound my eyes to look to heavy for me. I was pleasantly surprised by the design of this pen though once I came to try it out, the graduated tip of the pen means I can use the very tip for precise, thin lines and when held at more of an angle I can really go for a full-on, bold look. I tried out a few test lines on the back of my hand, and can definitely confirm that the eyeliner is smudge proof and definitely more durable than my current Soap & Glory pen. However the downside to this product (for me anyway) is that it's not waterproof. As someone who wears eye contacts and has sensitive eyes that seem to water a lot, I need to know my eyeliner will stay put in all situations - even if I'm watching a super emosh film! I'd definitely say give this a go if heavy eyeliner is your thing.


Bee Good Honey & Propolis 2 in 1 Cream Cleanser Inside The Libbie Club Box

And finally last, but not least, is my review of the Bee Good Honey & Propolis 2 in 1 Cream Cleanser. As I mentioned earlier I do have very sensitive skin on my face and it's not uncommon for me to have eczema around my eyes and mouth, so I'm pretty cautious when it comes to cleansers, sticking to ones which are specifically designed for sensitive skin. That said I bravely went forward and gave this little gem a go. Infused with the natural healing and antibacterial qualities of honey and propolis, this cleanser actually did a really good job of removing my makeup and didn't sting my skin at all - I would say if you like cleansers that really leave your skin with an almost squeaky clean, tight feeling that this isn't for you, as you're left with a soft, moisturised feel to the skin. The scent of the product is indescribable to me, it has a kind of medical quality to it that might do it for some people but I love fruitier, creamier scents personally. Overall the product did it's job and removed my makeup beautifully, without causing any kind of reaction to my skin which is a huge plus. Not to mention the healing and antibacterial properties of this product would probably help to prevent any breakouts through long term use - would I rush out to buy this product? Probably not, but I do love the natural qualities of the cleanser and can appreciate why it was a CEW Beauty Awards Winner in 2015. 

As a member of the Libbie Club I am lucky enough to share exclusive offers/discounts on this month's products with you guys, so if you were intrigued by any of the products I reviewed above, here's your chance to grab a treat for yourself:



20% off the HERO PROJECT Glow Drops (30ml) - £17.50 + Free Delivery

To snap up these great discounts and more, check out my Libbie Club profile page here.

Have you heard of the Libbie Club before - what are your thoughts on this month's beauty box? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Until next time..

Georgina 
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