Beauteque Box: Product Review

Today’s post is going to be a review and look at the latest Beauteque box mainly due to the fact it has been my most liked yet and was full of products I love and needed. It also arrived on my birthday so that was an extra treat for me!

I’m going to jump right in as there is quite a bit to get through and it is all so good.

Beauteque

Cute Moose Headband ($7.99/£6.25)

I have been meaning to buy a headband to keep my hair out of the way during washing or applying a mask so this was perfect.

The band is nice and firm and fits comfortably without being too tight. The material is nice and soft so there is no damage done to the hair and the band has cute ears and antlers so is very adorable.

Esfolio Green Tea Facial Cleansing Tissue ($8.00/£6.25)

I was so glad to see these in my monthly box as I have been in desperate need for cleansing wipes.

esfolio

The Esfolio packet contains 20 cleansing tissues of reasonable size. The Green Tea ingredient helps remove excess oils and leaves a fresh feel to the skin. For a tissue they are quite thick and not as easy as expected to rip or break.  I will be keeping these for on the go when I need an emergency clean up as they are quick to use and dispose of.

Cos. W Collagen Eye Zone Mask ($6.99/£5.47)

On first look I was a little bit disappointed as these little eye patches replaced the usual three step mask in the box but once I had a proper look and used the product the disappointment soon evaporated.

I have four favourite products from the box this month and the Cos. W eye masks are one of them. The eye patches come in a resealable packet which contains 15 pairs so there is plenty of usage for the price.

Each pair are really easy to separate from the others despite the fact they are saturated in the Green Tea and papaya extract (designed to help with signs of ageing). They place really well under the eyes with ease and fit almost perfectly . Once left for 15-20 minutes you can remove and throw away so there is little mess.

I have really loved using these as they leave my under eye feeling tighter whilst giving a boost in hydration. The patches are so quick and easy to use, they are like a mini pamper session for when your pushed for time.

Bergamo Luxury Caviar Wrinkle Care Cream ($24.99/£19.56)

I have been using this every evening since the moment I received it and I am in love. I have quite a bit of texture to my skin in places and Caviar induced products can help with this as well as fine lines.

The product information states to use as the last step to your evening routine. The cream light and easy to apply. It doesn’t feel heavy, especially as I normally apply mine after using a night moisturiser. Over the past few weeks of using I have been waking up to my skin feeling a lot firmer and an improvement in the texture.

From this months subscription it was another one of my absolute favourites and a product I will repurchase.

Botanic Farm Soft Cover Pore Balm Primer ($18.00/£14.08)

Honestly how can you get so many good products in one box!

Botanic Farm

As I said previously I have textured skin in places and also suffer from large pores and the Botanic Farm primer has been a god send. So much so that I have been wearing it alone without make up purely because it minimises my pores so well and helps even out the texture.

As the product is a balm it is firm in the jar so I tend to use a beauty blender to pick up the product and then apply to my face with the blender. It puts me in mind of other more expensive primes such as the Benefit Dr Feel Good (£26.00) and leaves my skin feeling velvety.

When using this with foundation it has worked very well (the foundation sitting nicely with the primer). I have had no major issues and my pores have continued to appear minimised.

This will be added to the list of repurchases although I think the jar I have will be lasting a while due to the amount you need for application and the 0.71 ounces supplied.

The Saem Semi Pro Multi Colour ($7.99/£6.25)

The Semi Pro Multi Colour is described as a little pot of pigment that can be used on the lips, cheeks or eyes. The colour I have is 19 Scarlet and a little pot of pigment colour she is. This is bold and I really like it.

You need to be very light handed with these as the colours are so strong. There are tips to mix them with other make up products to achieve different colours and looks which is probably what I will be doing mostly.

The Saem

I really like the packaging resembling a small paint tube as that is how the product looks and performs. When used on their own these do have a strong transfer and are a little difficult to remove but for me when it has that strong a colour pay off it is worth it.

Hope you enjoyed my little review of this months Beauteque box. Each product included in the box is full sized and the links provided are for the individual product but below I will put a link for the box itself. Let me know your thoughts and feelings in the comment section  or if you have any other subscription boxes you love.

Beauteque Monthly

Next post will be Tuesday, have a good weekend.

Kate x

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Konad Glam Gold Mask : A Review

Today’s post was meant to be a full face of NYX Cosmetics but after using the Konad Iloje jewel modelling mask I have just got to talk about it. I received the mask in the current Beauteque subscription box and it has been one of my favourite things I have had from the last few months. I have never used a mask that has been this much fun to apply or left my skin feeling and looking as good.

Iloje Konad Jewel Modeling Mask

Konad – Glam Gold Mask ($7.99/£6.19)

I’m going to start by explaining what comes with the mask and it’s claims towards helping the skin.

The mask comes in a plain white, plastic box that when opened contains two sachets and a spatula for mixing and applying.

Ingredients of the mask include collagen and real gold powder which are supposed to help the skin look more youthful and refreshed.

Before application you have to make your mask (this is the fun part). Sachet one contains a liquid formula that is a yellow/gold colour and you have to squeeze all that out into the plastic box provided. The second sachet contains the real gold powder and you need to add this to the liquid formula and get mixing with your spatula until the mixture is smooth.

The powder is a little dusty so be careful not to be too vigorous with the sachet as it will poof up in smoke. 

Mixing takes around two minutes to get rid of lumps and ensure all the powder has been mixed successfully. The texture is very thick for a peel off mask and puts me in mind of jelly. 

Iloje Konad Jewel Modeling Mask

Application

Time for application, I continued to use the spatula to apply as it seemed the least messy method. Whilst applying to the contours of the face the spatula proved an easy option and I was able to apply a thick layer. When it came to the smaller areas of the face such as the nose and around the mouth it was a bit more difficult to get an even layer that was thick enough but it is manageable.

As the applied layer needs to be quite thick to remove once dried there is a lot of product provided to achieve this. I tried to use as much as possible and was still left with a lot in the box so you could even apply this to the neck area if you wanted.

The mask has a really nice scent that is not in the slightest way chemically and I really liked this. As the dry down time is 25-30 minutes the last thing I wanted was something that smelt harsh with chemical products.

When first applied this feels really refreshing to the skin and has a very cooling effect. As it dries there is a little tingling to the skin but it is not uncomfortable.

Removal

Once left on for the full thirty minutes the mask should dry into what looks like a rubber film. To touch it feels like slime or a cold gel that may feel a little wet but you can tell the mask has fused together.

The removal is the fastest removal for a peel off mask ever. It literally comes off in whole once you start gently pulling at the bottom. I placed the removed mask in the box provided for the sake of tidiness.

On the skin the mask leaves loads of moisture and oils that you can then begin to press into the skin to be absorbed. The left over moisture and oils do take about twenty minutes to dry but when they do the skin feels velvety soft.

Thoughts

I will certainly be buying another of these masks. From looking at the Beauteque site they have different types available so it will be fun to try something other then the gold one.

Konad Glam Gold mask has been so fun to make and use, plus it left my skin feeling very hydrated and soft. I can see how using these over a period of time can help improve the look of the skin.

At £6.19 I don’t find these too bad on the price point as you are getting a lot of stuff with the product. The box, mask ingredients, the spatula and as I said earlier there is enough of the formula to ensure you have full coverage available for the face and neck.

Overall it was a fun experience and I felt there were benefits to using the mask. Have you used any of the Konad Iloje mask’s before? Let me know if you have used the different versions and if they worked for you as I am very keen to use some others.

Next post will be on Tuesday, wishing everyone a great weekend.

Kate x

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