April 8, 2019

Battle Of The Beauty Boxes: Spending £63 and Getting £272 Worth Of Products!

Best Value Beauty Boxes

Beauty Boxes are BIG news and this month I’ve picked my favourites to show you how you can take a spend of £63 and turn it into nearly £300 worth of beauty products overnight. (Well, 3-5 working days for delivery obvs.)

I don’t often write dedicated pieces on beauty boxes these days, it has to be something really flipping special for me to do that. However there’s been a couple of blinding ones to land on my doorstep for April and the realisation that if ever there was a time to treat yourself and get way more for your money, it’s now.

The world of beauty boxes is big business. With so many brands producing monthly boxes to meet your beauty needs on a regular basis, the competition to create the best one is rife. I feel as the consumer on the end of this that we get an epic deal as the brands fall over themselves to outdo everyone else. As a result the boxes now deliver amazing value for money and feature the best brands that the beauty world has to offer. It’s safe to say I love a good beauty box – it’s always felt a bit like the adult’s version to those lucky dip bags you used to get as a child. Except with much better contents!

This month I’ve handpicked the ones that have delivered the best value for money and compiled the best, most usable, product selection. (Because no-one wants a box full of tat do they?)

I thought it would be fun to see what a combined value of my favourites would be, and realised with an impressed surprise that for my three favourite boxes – costing only £63 altogether – you would get £272.22 worth of beauty products.

So rather than spend £61 on maybe two or three products this month, you can invest the same amount and get to try some amazing brands and products across hair, make up and skincare. Basically you’ll get everything you need to completely overhaul your beauty collection. So let’s see which are April’s best boxes and why you need to add them to your shopping basket…

Tili Beauty – £20 worth £89.77

The Abstract Edit

Tili Beauty Box Review

The Tili (Try It Love It) box has been a favourite of mine since I discovered it a few years back. Launched over on QVC it showcases some of the biggest and in my opinion, best brands in beauty. That’s one thing I think of with Tili boxes – their product range is bang on. Compared to many others they only have on-trend products from household names. So if you’re looking for a box of products you’re familiar with then this could be the one for you.

As well as this, Tili boxes are always themed, which I quite like. And not monthly, these come in regular edits through the year. You don’t need to subscribe to Tili either, you can purchase the box on it’s own if you want to dip your toes in the water first. This season’s edit is the Abstract Box which costs the normal £20. Inside you’re getting a return of nearly £90 worth of products (£89.77 to be exact.) And the products inside are some of my favourites this month.

Key products in the Abstract Edit that stood out for me are the Molton Brown Jasmine & Sun Rose Bath & Shower Gel – because you can’t beat a bit of Molton Brown for bath or shower indulgence. And I happen to be a huge fan of this particular scent already. I was also massively impressed with the Laura Geller eyeshadow palette. Containing three violet shades in different finishes this is the perfect opportunity to experiment with colour on your lids.

Tili Abstract Box Edit
Tili Abstract Beauty Box Review

Latest In Beauty – £28 worth £124

The Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Edit

This little, sorry I should say large beauty is epic value for money. With nearly £100 worth of products inside, over the value you pay, it’s this month’s best return on spend. By far. So if you’re looking to get a lot of bang for your buck then the Latest In Beauty Spring Heroes Edit is the one to treat yo’self to this month.

Latest In Beauty The Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Edit

What is different about this box in my opinion is the curation of products inside. Bar one product, it’s body/skincare heavy so you’re going to be able to stock your entire bathroom shelf for spring with this edit. If skincare and lotions and potions are your thing then this is going to be the box to make you happy. Latest In Beauty do some of the best limited edition boxes and this one is no different.

Stand out products in this edit would have to be the Nailberry nail polish which is the most gorgeous muted red/rose tone that’s going to spruce up my winter toes no end. And I was really impressed with the Yardley Flowerful Collection too which featured 3x 1.5ml vials to try the floral fragrances from the brand. The set looked pretty and travel sized perfume is great when you want to try new fragrances before splurging on the full size. You’ll also find some more Molton Brown in here too.

Latest In Beauty The Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Edit
LIB The Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Edit
LIB The Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes Edit rEVIEW

Look Fantastic – £15 worth £58

The Raw Edit

The monthly Look Fantastic box costs £15 per month and this month the theme is Raw Beauty. That means that every product in the box is focused on organic, natural and botanical beauty products – so if you’re vegan or prefer your beauty products to be cruelty free and/or eco-friendly then this is the edit for you.

Look Fantastic Raw Edit Box

A stand-out thing about the monthly Look Fantastic boxes is that they come with a copy of Elle Magazine – which I love. I never buy magazines any more but this arriving each month gives me the excuse to take some time out with a brew and press pause for a while. It might not seem like much, but it’s this that helps me to hold Look Fantastic in such high stead.

While I can’t say I’ma vegan or driven by specific products requirements with regards to ingredients, I can say that as I’m working through my skincare journey I’m becoming a lot more interested in different areas of beauty. The Raw Edit offered some great insight into fabulous products within this area. Including a travel size of the Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising Cream, which I’d already mentioned last month

Then there was the Balance Me Vitamin C Repair Serum, and as someone who is a little bit in love with the way Vitamin C transforms her skin right now, this was a lovely surprise. There was also a huge bag of Ahava Natural Dead Sea Bath Salts included too.

Look Fantastic Raw Edit Review
Look Fantastic Raw Edit Box Review

So those are the best beauty boxes for April and giving a whopping nearly £300 worth of goodies for a combined spend of £63. Together or individually, these boxes are indisputable for return on investment and quite frankly they’re all a bargain. Spring treats anyone?

Which one takes your fancy?

Battle of the Beauty Boxes

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22 comments so far.

22 responses to “Battle Of The Beauty Boxes: Spending £63 and Getting £272 Worth Of Products!”

  1. I’ve honestly haven’t heard of many of these brands! Such a cool idea


  2. Roxie Watt says:

    This Tili box was one of my favourites, although I had no idea what it stood for! The palette is brilliant and I loved the Floral Street perfume.

  3. I remember getting a Tili box as a prototype, seems they’ve come on massively since then xx

  4. Siobhán says:

    I love that a copy of Elle magazine is with the LF box. I haven’t tried Tili yet but it seems like incredible value xx

  5. Antonia says:

    It’s a fantastic box, I really like the make-up products x

  6. Your photos in this post are stunning. I’ve worked with Latest in Beauty before on one of their Beauty Guru boxes, where I picked the products myself and I was so thrilled with it! They’re amazing for value x


  7. I love the Latest In Beauty boxes the most XX

  8. Mel says:

    Oh wow, I’ve heard so much about this brand. I do love a beauty box too.


  9. I had no idea you got a copy of Elle magazine with the Look Fantastic beauty boxes, that’s fab! I think that box wins hands down for me too – so many great products in this one!

  10. Boxnip says:

    I love Latest In Beauty, as you know I had their Spring 2019 Beauty Heroes box myself and it is incredible value for money. I always found Look Fantastic good too. Tili box I’ve not tried yet, though it always looks great value for money too. 😀

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip || Latest Post

  11. I spot one of my favourite brands ever, Noughty!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  12. Maiya says:

    There’s so many fab picks in this box! I need to repurchase that Purity cleanser! xx

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

  13. I think all of these sound like a bargain! I especially love the look of the Latest In Beauty box! xx

  14. Erin says:

    The tili box looks SO good! Such good value for money, I haven’t bought a box in such a long time – might need to change that soon!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  15. Sarah says:

    I really want to try the Tilly one xx

  16. I think Look Fantastic is probably my favourite!

  17. There’s so many amazing boxes around these days – I just want one of each…but I don’t think budget will allow!!
    Em x

  18. Mollie says:

    i LOVEEE beauty boxes, it always feels like a great little treat each month + you get exposed to some great products!

    Mollie | https://mollieclarke.co.uk

  19. terriheckley says:

    Tili boxes are my absolute fave! Always so many fab products inside x

  20. John Wharff says:

    I’ve never really been a big fan of beauty boxes but these look rather tempting! Keep up the amazing work Chloé.

    ==> http://www.misterwharff.com

  21. ooh I’m very intrigued by the second box!

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