Seriously though, my love for beauty is as real as my love for Harvey Specter – Dear Suits, can you return to my TV screen now please and thanks – and with my love of beauty hoarding comes a complete and utter inability to not want to constantly try new products. Haircare, skincare, makeup, tanning products, you name it… I wanna slap it on my face/body and reap in the glory of all things beauty.
(Reap in the glory of all things beauty… that might be one of the strangest things I’ve ever said. Let’s pretend that didn’t happen.)
I recently heard about a beauty box that was different to a lot of the others that I’d tried and loved before and it immediately got me wanting/needing to know more. Said box is the Tili beauty box from QVC, said reasons why I am completely obsessed with it? Grab a cuppa and a snack (I’d say digestive biscuit but if you’ve got time for a bacon sarnie then you do you, boo!) and prepare for a rave.
First things first, the Tili beauty box has no subscription service. Yep, you read that right, you don’t need to sign up to a minimum amount of boxes, you can just go right in and buy the one. I love this because as someone with far too many products and an embarrassing love for beauty, as much as there’s a lot I’d love to try, there’s also a lot that I’m really not interested in. So I struggle to commit to subscription boxes because you never know if you’re going to love the majority of the products.
It’s a seasonal box released 4 times a year – another thing I love as you can really tell that a lot of thought has gone into the box – and genuinely always contains such a beautiful variety of products covering all bases.
I’ll get into the products any moment now but one final brag for Tili… the rough total of the contents of the box comes to around £70, but you can buy the box for only £20 which means the value for money is insanely incredible [insert hand clapping emojis here].
Now, onto the box…
Julien Farel Anti aging shampoo and conditioner
So this stuff is a little bit game changing. I had never even considered that my hair could age until these products came into my life, and it’s one of those scenarios where you didn’t realise you needed them until you had them. They are a luxuriously rich, colour safe shampoo and conditioner duo which magically manages to be super lightweight but also extremely moisturising (clever little thing). I’d highly recommend if your hair is looking a little lacklustre and dull as it really gives it that added oomph. God I love a bit of oomph in my hair *insert sassy Beyonce-esque hair swish here*
Ultrasun Anti Aging SPF 30
Ultrasun, it’s a blimmin classic isn’t it. This brand has been in my household since I was teeny tiny so it’s always a really nostalgic product for me. It’s a classic, it does what it says on the tin, this one in particular is perfect for me as it’s travel friendly (yasssss to travel friendly items) and is also amazing for your skin. With the latest skincare advances and research, this delivers all day protection preventing UVA induced photo aging and effectively neutralises skin damaging free radial skin activity.
Yep, I have no idea what half of that means either but I do know that it’s a frickin incredible SPF.
Benefit Rollerlash Mascara
The eyelash gods were looking down on us with this one… Benefit Rollerlash. If you haven’t tried it, you need to. From the very first time I used it I declared my love and never looked back. It lifts the lashes, curls them so beautifully and really gives all the volume too. It’s one of those that you just need to try to realise how good it is!
IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream
This stuff, is so, so good. So good. Ok, let’s rewind and say sentences that are actually helpful. The IT cosmetics cc+ cream is a beautiful, full coverage cream containing SPF 50+. Developed with plastic surgeons, there’s no wonder it’s a Number 1 best selling, award winning product. The only slight drawback is that you might not get the shade you need as it’s medium that is in the box, but you’ll be able to see the stunning texture and coverage and can always mix it with a slightly darker/lighter concealer to make it the perfect shade if need be.
Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan
I have pretty much raved about this tan to anyone and everyone that will listen to me over the last few months. I am the laziest human when it comes to self tan. I hate the stickiness, I hate the smell, and ultimately the tan never lasts for long enough to justify sleeping in a sweaty stinky mess.
How sexy of me, I’d always wondered why I was still single but this is suddenly making things for clearer for me [insert cry laughter/yes I’m tragic emojis here].
The Ten minute tan is different. You apply it as you would a normal self tan, leave for 10 minutes, then wash off in the shower. Over the next few hours the colour will start to develop and by the next morning you will feel all kinds of bronzed goddess. I for one am all about that life.
Alpha H Liquid gold, Rose limited edition
A rose edition of the ultimate skincare classic, Alpha H is a glycolic acid based product which is incredible for reducing scars, acne breakouts, fine lines, age spots, pigmentation. You name it, it does it. I was so happy to see this in the Tili box because it really is a cult classic skincare item that I think so many will love.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish cleanser
If you haven’t tried the Liz Earle Cleanse and polish then get off of my blog right now! (ONLY JOKING PLEASE STAY I LOVE YOU REALLY!) But this cleanser seriously is the original and in my opinion, the best. I’ve been using it on and off for at least 8 years now and it’s the one I always go back to. A beautiful creamy, nourishing, extremely gentle cleanser that just feels so soothing and moisturising on the skin. It removes every scrap of makeup, doesn’t dry out your skin at all, smells like a gift from the gods… UGH THIS STUFF IS SO GOOD!
Erno Laszlo Cleansing Oil and bar
Out of the whole box I feel like this might be a brand that you’ve heard of the least. Erno Laszlo isn’t huge in the UK, however as a very lucky beauty blogger I’d already been able to try some pieces from the range which is why I almost did a Tom Cruise jump on Oprah’s sofa kinda movement when I saw this inside. The cleansing oil is an absolute dream, gentle but removes every last scrap of makeup, and the bar is perfect for quick cleanses in the morning. The reason I love this most though is that they are both so incredibly perfect for travelling. As you can see, each product is small (but lasts a lifetime) and can easily be put in your hand luggage liquids etc. Plus they are just so damn cute aren’t they?
No, just me that finds mini beauty products outrageously cute? Oh, Ok then, awkward…
OPI Fiji Collection nail polish
Last but most definitely not least, we have this beautiful nail polish from the OPI Fiji collection called Do you sea what I sea (see what they did there, see what they did there!) and oh my goodness I can’t get enough. Firstly, the formulation of OPI polishes is perfection. Super long lasting, a beautiful even finish, very opaque… but it’s this colour that I honestly can’t get enough of for summer (looks especially sassy on toes). However the rest of the collection is equally as babe’in so if you don’t get this one, you’ll definitely get a beautiful shade perfect for the months. For me, nothing beats a great mani/pedi that you know will last you for ages so it’s well worth getting your hands on.
Annnnnd take a breath. Is it just me that almost gets a little bit exhausted after raving for days about beauty products they’re passionate about? To wrap this up though, I genuinely couldn’t recommend the Tili Box enough. It still blows me away that it’s just £20 but you get so many incredible products inside, all from such stunning brands too. Also, because it’s not a subscription service, it makes for the perfect one off gift for a beauty loving friend (and of course, yourself, but that goes without saying right?)
Available from QVC, you can grab yourself a little box of dreams – brb while I vom at my level of cheese – here.
I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried the Tili box before? What are your thoughts on beauty boxes? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
As always, thanks so much for reading!
This post was sponsored by Tili but all thoughts, photos and extreme love of beauty products, my own.