June 2016 Little-Known Box is their second box and I have to say I think they matched the same standards they set with their launch box in May.
This month has all your essential face needs to so you can let your summer face glow radiantly; whatever the weather may be doing. In June’s box there are three full sized products, one travel size and a 15 ml bottle sample, plus 2 bonus samples.
Oxynergy Paris Power Infuse Cushion Foam (180 ml) is for all skin types. I have very sensitive, dry skin and this product felt lovely on it. It didn’t irritate but gently cleansed my skin and the particles in it, which according to their website are mini sponges, felt really nice as they massage and exfoliate to leave the skin feeling very soft; not dry and tight. It contains amino acids and essential trace elements (Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium) and a natural sugar-based cleansing agent.
My skin felt wonderful afterwards; leaving it bright, soft and rejuvenated. It certainly made me curious about their other products. Oh, and can I just say, this also has a gorgeous smell.You can purchase Oxynergy Paris Power Infuse Cushion Foam via www.OhSoSavvy.co.uk – Retail £23.50 Full Size
PHB Ethical Beauty Anti-Aging Serum has a lovely fragrance, though personally, I did find it a bit on the strong side. You can definitely smell the rose in it, that’s for sure. It has a gel like consistency and you only need a small amount as it actually goes a very long way. You will also be pleased to know that:
PHB Products are free from Animal Ingredients, Parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, PEG, Alcohol (ethanol, ethyl alcohol, alcohol denat.), Phenoxyethanol, Artificial perfumes /fragrance, Petrochemicals, Methylisothiazolinone, Phthalates, Colourants, Silicone, Mineral oils, Formaldehyde and Propylene Glycol. PHB products are Organic, Vegan & Halal. This product is free from Palm oil. The product and its ingredients have not been tested on Animals. – link
This handy travel size is perfect for taking away on holiday and will help to keep your skin feeling refreshed as the serum has an almost cooling effect when you apply it to the skin; I can imagine it feeling great after a long day in the sun. It claims to help brighten, firm and even out your skin tone too. I haven’t used it long enough to confirm if those claims are true but it definitely feels lovely and refreshing on the skin and I know Sea Buckthorn is good for a lot of skin concerns. It absorbs easily into the skin and doesn’t leave any residue or excess of any kind.
You can purchase the full-sized 50 ml version of this at www.phbethicalbeauty.co.uk for Retail £19.95 . The travel size included in the box is Retail £5.95
The Manna Kadar Fantasy 3-in-1 Eyeshadow is rich in pigment, very soft and has a gorgeous colour. You can also dampen your brush for a more foiled look on your eyes. The perfect shade for a summer highlighter and blush too, to achieve that glowing, summer look. It has just the right amount of shimmer in it. It is also Cruelty and Paraben free too. Certainly a fabulous little all-rounder you will want in your makeup collection.
You can purchase this fabulous product at www.mannakadarcosmetics.com Retail £ 12.00 – £14.00 ($19.00) Full Size.
We then have In The Buff Mineral Makeup Highlighter in the shade ‘Sunshine Glitz’ which is a lovely pale gold highlighter. It’s a loose mineral powder highlighter that provides just the right amount of light to where ever you desire it. You could even use this in the corners of the eye to brighten them.
It really is a gorgeous colour that would work on all skin types and perfect for summer. In The Buff Mineral Makeup specialises in 100% natural make-up, Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free products.
You can purchase this fab highlighter at www.inthebuffmakeup.co.uk Retail £14.00 full size
I am a HUGE fan of oils. I use facial oils every night in my skincare routine, so I was thrilled to see a treatment oil included in this month’s box by way of a 15 ml sample of Lucy Annabella’s ‘Adore’ Organic Treatment Oil with Patchouli & Ylang Ylang. I’m not sure if everyone got the same oil in their boxes but mine is perfect for me. It contains 100% Organic ingredients:
- Mandarin Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Patchouli Essential Oil
- Palmarosa Essential Oil
- Nutmeg Essential Oil
- Soyabean Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Argan Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Apricot Oil
- Rapeseed Oil
- Rosemary Extract
It soaks into the skin and does not leave any oily or greasy residue behind and the smell from the oils is AMAZING! It’s also great that you can use this oil on your body, face and also on your hair. I used it as a facial oil at night and my skin felt fantastic the next morning. It was also nice, to drift off to sleep with the gorgeous scent of the essentials oils. As I have mentioned I have very sensitive and dry skin and this did not irritate it at all. There are six different oils to choose from on the Lucy Annabella website.
You can purchase your full-sized oil from www.lucyannabella.com Retail £42.00 (125 grams) Sample Size 15 ml Retail £6.00
So, this month we also got a bonus sample of Creme of Nature Argan Oil & Leave In Conditioner. I’ve not actually tried these yet but like most people, I do know that Argan Oil is very good for the hair, so these samples were a nice added little extra.
After Little-Known Boxs‘ launch box back in May, I hoped that they would continue the high standard they had set and I believe they did it again with this second box. The only brand I knew of was Manna Kadar Cosmetics as I believe I had a liquid lipstick by them in another beauty box previously. All the other brands and products were new to me and quite honestly, I love them all. I think the product that really stood out for me though, is the Oxynergy Paris Power Infuse Cushion Foam. I was really impressed with this product as I am a sucker for good skin care products and I just loved everything about it. I hope to be able to try more of their range in the future. That isn’t to say that I wasn’t impressed by all the other products because I was and I think they were all great. A big thumbs up for this month’s box from me, for sure!
The total cost of this months box was just over £63.00! I think that is pretty amazing!