Latest in Beauty Cosmopolitan Holiday Edit

I wrote about Latest in Beauty boxes before as a really good choice for a subscription. Although I cancelled my subscription this month as I might be moving house in a few months and I seriously need to reduce my stash now, when I chose content of my last subscription (I am sure I will be back on after 4-5 months), I also decided to order Cosmopolitan Holiday Edit curated box as it was a seriously good deal for £20 and I know I can put almost everything in the box to good use. I am a sucker for deals so 11 items for £20 which means less than £2 per items and many od them in full size was too good to pass.


I would start with products I was the most excited about.

Wet brush in classic size and colour normally costs from £8 (except for ebay but after some bad experience, I don’t do ebay and I don’t do PayPal). At first I was really not interested because since I started using Tangle Teezer (and some cheaper copies) around 6-7 years ago, I didn’t ever want to go back to something that looks like traditional hair brush. But it fortunately isn’t as the bristles are flexible, not like small nails that are used as a tool of torture. It detangles my Caucasian curls perfect but I still prefer Tangle Teezer (Besides the afro comb) for my daughters’ mixed raced coily curls.

Ladival DNA Repair After Sun in full 200ml size is mostly available in Asda and some pharmacies with price around £14. There is no doubt I will have good use for this now even if I don’t sunbathe. I have children so I spend a lot of time (and several bottles of spf) with them outside (especially if you spend the whole day in open air water park). Bonus is, that now with RRP, the value of these first two products already covers the cost of the box.


Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula lip balm SPF15 because we should not forget our lips in the summer and still saving some pennies.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Protect SPF30 Mist. Although I don’t really intend to use it on face much as many people complained in their reviews that it makes their face shiny, I intend to use it as a handbag all over SPF top up on the go. And I am happy to try it for under £2.

Being by Sanctuary Spa Wash bag is really cute and nice travel make up bag. Being is a new body care line by Sanctuary Spa but I am happy that they chose the bag for the box not some shower gel or a lotion as at the moment, I am drowning in them but I needed some cute bag instead.



MUA is a budget brand and although there were some products I didn’t get along  with in the past (base and primers), I like their decorative range and especially their latest releases are great. This ombre highlighter melts into skin beautifully and the ombre effect is gorgeous.


Collection Speedy Blush Stick is a nice natural pink shade that doesn’t look overwhelming and although it is a stick, does not feel greasy.


Nails Inc polish is available in Notting Hill Gate and Abbey Road. I had pink Notting Hill Gate. It is classic summer pink with high shine finish that lasts quite well.

St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Sheet Mask is my least favourite product as I don’t like using self tanning products much but I am curious about this sheet mask tanning concept.

Eyeko Sport Waterproof mascara is another (I have one from the Good Housekeeping​ Edit) but I don’t really mind much as I never buy waterproof mascara, so it might come handy.

Merci Handy Lollipop Hand Cleansing Gel is a really handy handbag accsessory to have on the go. I actually am happy to receive one as it is practical.

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in 125ml is a no brainer although I saw this size in Poundland.

I am happy with this box as I can see myself using all the items soon (and I basically already tried half of them and was not disappointed). What do you think?