Beauty boxes are everywhere at the moment and they are seriously big business for the companies that compile them. Chances are if you scroll through your Instagram right now you’ll see several images of these beauty boxes from various companies. Beauty boxes are all slightly different depending on which one you choose but three things they normally have in common are frequency (usually once a month), the fact that they are a subscription service and you don’t normally get to see what’s inside your box until it arrives. That is until the Tili beauty box sashayed onto the scene! With the Tili beauty box new editions are created every few months so you’re not overloaded with products, you don’t have to subscribe as it’s just a one off payment and you actually get to see exactly what will be in your box before you decide if you want to order or not. Sounds great, right?
The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish has long been a favourite of mine so I was thrilled to get a travel size edition of this beauty in my box because it’s perfect for holidays and weekends away. You get the muslin cloth too. I love this product because it’s great for all skin types (even sensitive) and you can actually use it on your eyes. It really bugs me when a cleansing product claims to “remove even waterproof makeup” yet states you can’t use it on the eye area. I want my cleanser to remove everything including mascara so if it can’t be used around the eye area then it’s a no from me! Cleanse and Polish not only cleanses the skin thoroughly but as the name suggests it also lightly polishes the skin to remove dead skin cells. Less dead skin cells equals glowing skin!
If you haven’t heard the buzz about Alpha H liquid gold then where have you been? Bloggers and beauty editors have been raving about this product and there is a limited edition version in the box: Liquid gold rose. The product adds moisture & resurfaces the skin without being too harsh to your skin. I’ve not been using this product long but I really like it so far. My skin feels so clean & mattified after use.
The It Cosmetics colour correcting (CC) cream is another product that is very hyped & I totally understand why. I already own the full size version of this product & I used it everyday on my holiday as it contains SPF50 and isn’t too heavy on oily skin. The first thing that hits you is the scent. This CC cream has a lovely citrus scent & smells really fresh. The shade that’s included in this box is medium which is a bit too dark for me but I’ll mix my lightening drops with it (thank god for The Body Shop!) This product has full coverage as well as skincare benefits too.
I hadn’t heard of Ultrasun until recently but I’m really glad I discovered them. Ultrasun produce sun cream & SPF products that contain no perfume, no emulsifiers, no preservatives so they’re suitable for very sensitive skin as well as being water resistant. The product included in this box is an anti-ageing SPF30 cream for face. It’s the perfect size for handbags too.
As you might already know Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara has been a favourite of mine for a long time. If you haven’t seen my post about it then click here. Roller Lash is the latest mascara from Benefit & it’s definitely my favourite. The wand is curved & it’s great for adding curl to your lashes. The formulae is jet black and it really makes your eyes pop. Even though this mascara tube is travel sized the wand is full size, which means you’ll get the same look from this product as you would the full size. This size mascara is great for touch ups on the go too.
OPI have been one of the biggest names in nails since it’s launch in 1981 and are currently sold in over 103 countries worldwide. I have used OPI before & I can see why they are one of the market leaders. Their extensive range of colours are beautiful & the formulas are long lasting. I received a pretty lilac shade in my box called Polly want a lacquer? from the Fiji collection and I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it!
When haircare products are included in most beauty boxes they very rarely include more than one product from the range so I was thrilled to receive both the shampoo and conditioner from Julien Farel. Both products are from the anti-ageing vitamin range and they are paraben free as well as being colour safe. The products smell really fresh too.
Vita Liberata have quickly become one of the cult brands in the world of tanning. I have tried their bronzing powder before & I was really impressed so I was pleased to see another one of their products in my box. The Ten Minute Tan does exactly what it says on the tube. You apply the product to face or body or both, wait 10 minutes then wash off and your tan will appear within 4-6 hours. My only problem with this product is that I’m not too keen on the smell as it’s too strong for me personally.
The final product in the Tili box is the Erno Laszlo cleansing duo. I must admit my first impressions of this product weren’t good. The bag includes a mini size of the cleansing oil and cleansing bar but the cleansing bar put me off because it looks just like soap. As I have sensitive skin I’ve always had to be very careful about what products I put on my face and soap has always been a big no no. The leaflet inside the bag did it’s best to convince me that despite appearances the cleansing bar is not just soap & is specifically designed for use on the face so I decided to give it a go. You apply the oil first onto dry skin then lather up the soap (sorry “cleansing bar”) and apply it over your skin. The leaflet doesn’t mention if you can use this product over your eyes or not so I didn’t just to be on the safe side. As well as cleansing the skin this product claims to nourish & hydrate too & my skin did feel really nice after using and more moisturised than it usually does. I’d say this product is probably best for dry skin types.
The only thing that would improve this box in my opinion is if the box included a card or booklet explaining the uses of each product just like GlossyBox, LookFantastic and Birchbox do.
In terms of the actual box the box size is the biggest out of all the other beauty boxes I’ve tried and perfect for storing your beauty essentials. The colour changes with each edition too which I love.
So there you have it that’s all the products inside the current edition of the Tili beauty box. Tili boxes are available from QVC UK and priced at £20.
Here’s some pictures of the last Tili beauty box just so that you can compare & see the consistency of the products included.
Thanks for reading! Kate x