AMIE New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes.

I will be the first to confess: I don't like face wipes. I have nothing against them per-say, I just love skin care and actually adore taking the time to remove my makeup and properly cleansing my face, so there really is no room in my routine for wipes. But I know that so many of you love using them to remove your makeup with, so I agreed to test them out for you, and to be honest i'm glad I did, but maybe not for the reason you think......

Amie describe these as "Multi-tasking wipes that instantly wipe away dirt, oil and makeup and will leave your skin feeling toned and moisturized in one sweep" They also claim that because they contain natural extracts of green tea, pomegranate and cranberry they will also help your skin look radiant, clear and feel soft.

The reason I have actually been enjoying these wipes is because I have been in the process of moving (ie, the most stressful thing ever!) I have been so busy and things were not all unpacked yet. so these wipes came in handy to remove my makeup before cleansing properly. The first thing you notice about these is the fact thet smell lovely, something I have noticed about all Amie products, very fresh and slightly floral. They did remove all my facial makeup, and i'd say 80% of my eye makeup.

Overall I think if you like using wipes you will love these, they smell lush and are good quality wipes, but not right for me, I need that super clean feeling after cleansing but if your in a rush, or maybe camping this summer (festival anyone?) than you will love these.

AMIE New Bloom Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes are available in boots, superdrug and online here for £3.49 for 25 wipes.



The beauty box with a difference?

With so many beauty boxes on the market these days, it does feel like if you have seen one, you have seen them all. Pretty boxes filled with small samples and always wishing you got what someone else did in their box is usually the case, but not with this box.

Beautecobox is the box with the difference because it offers you choice. Along with 1 or 2 "star" products, ie, full size products, you will receive 5 samples in each box.You can pick form 3 boxes so you also know what your getting, removing the element of surprise and envy when it comes to other peoples boxes. I picked box No 3 because the products in it seemed the most "me", and let's face it there is nothing more annoying than samples you know won't work for you and just end up cluttering your bathroom drawer.

In terms of packaging this box is also slightly different,most beauty boxes focus on pretty boxes and loads of packaging, but this box comes in a plain cardboard box (that is 100% recyclable, hence the eco part in the name) with minimal packaging, which is nice because 1)It means less rubbish to put in your recycling bin and 2)If you are a fan of beauty boxes, chances are you have enough pretty pink boxes already.   

In terms of content, box no 3 contains: 

Anatomicals Body Scrub RRP £3.49 per 200ml. 

Anatomicals Hand Cream RRP £3 per 100ml

Dr Bragi Age Management Moisturiser RRP £120 per 60ml

Mitchell & Peach Body Cream RRP £36 per 180ml

Melvita Ultra Cleansing Oil Rose RRP £15 per 200ml

If you want more information on the items in this box please click here here.

As you can see, you get a very good selection of products that range from affordable to luxury, which is always nice. My hero products from this box are the cleansing oil, what can I say? i'm a sucker for cleansing oils, and the body scrub (which smells amazing). 

In all honestly I had become a little disheartened with beauty boxes, but this one has restored my faith in them a little.  In terms of prices, this box is no exception. You will pay £10 a month plus £2.95 for postage, so it's a pretty affordable treat.

You can get your box here.