Monday, 25 July 2016

The Bloggers Hangout Must Haves Box | July

A few weeks back, The Bloggers Hangout got in contact to offer me one of their monthly Must Haves Box to review, and of course, I was super excited. With the box promising to have a variety of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle goodies, I knew that this box would contain some serious game-changers. Because there are so many products in the box, they came in separate packages - So I got a little surprise gift in the mail almost everyday, teehee. So read on for the July Must Haves Box low-down!


Yours Truly Organics are all about being beautiful inside and out, and I love that. They're straight to the point: natural, organic, and cruelty free - and that's just fab. There really is something amazing about using a great product and knowing that it ticks all of the above boxes, doesn't it just make you feel good? The packaging of all 4 products is just beautiful too, meaning there isn't a compromise. I really can't wait to get using these babies, especially the Balancing Toner and the Face Balm. The Toner contains Pentavitin, which ensures deep hydration for 72 hours, and the the Face Balm contains Daisy Flower Extract which has skin brightening properties - yaaaas!


Miss Divine Active Face Cleanser*
Whole Lotta Rosie Moisturing Lipstick*

Both of the products that I were sent are not only natural and organic, but are also Vegan - so everyone can enjoy Neek's skincare goodness. Plus, I can really appreciate the idea that the ingredients are selected for particular benefits. The cleanser contains horsetail and sage for their antibacterial properties, leaving you with squeaky clean skin, without all of the unwanted chemicals. Did I mention that I'm in love with the eco-packaging of this lipstick? It's made from sturdy cardboard, and the colour is just so pretty.

I was so so so happy to see this arrive at my door, as I've had an eye on similar products for a while. This balm is paraben and sulphate free, oh and it contains Bio Active Manuka Honey, which I am a massive fan of. I actually suffer from sporadic eczema patches on my face, so this is a great "throw in the bag" kind of product that will save my randomly appearing dry skin patches. It can also be used to soothe chapped, dry lips, and you've got to love a multi-use product right?

I used to work in a heath food shop, and we stocked lots of the tints of nature hair dyes - however, this is the first time that I've come across any of their other haircare products. Due to the latest new reports on the relationship between talc and cancer, I have been looking into some dry shampoo alternatives that I could possibly move on to, if I felt the need. So I was absolutely delighted to find that this dry shampoo is made of tapioca starch! Magic, am I right? It also has an eco-friendly aerosol free dispersal system, and is just diddy enough for you to pop it in your handbag for hair touch ups on a warm summers day.


Rose & Neroli Handwash*
Neroli & Lime Bodywash*
Geranium & Peppermint Bodywash*

Apart from the Peppermint bodywash (damn my allergy!) I will be getting so much use from these bottles of goodness. All of the formulas are made from soapberries, IKR, what are they?! They have apparently been used for washing and cleaning in the Himalayas for centuries, and are pH friendly to your skin. The ones that I can smell, smell really fresh and natural - nothing over-scented. All three contain super moisturizing aloe vera, and I have a feeling that they will work wonders on my sensitive skin.

Yep, you read that right: Chocolate Face Mask. I had to double take too, like whaaaat? It's actually a thing, and that makes me so happy. I just need to take a minute to appreciate the amazing packaging from Inlight, it definitely had a very luxe feel to it, like a little chocolate treat! This mask is organic, cruelty free, and guilt-free. It contains argan oil, however it definitely has that yummy chocolate orange scent. Plus, with 10 applications in one jar I'll be getting my chocolate mask fix for weeks and weeks.


Bioactive Peat Mask With 24K Gold*

A face mask with gold in it? Okay, you got my attention Turbliss. This nordic peat mask promises to slow down the the process of collagen depletion, slowing down visible aging! Whilst the bioactive substances penetrate deep into the skin, renewing and restoring it. It has an earthy smell, and is a strange dark brown colour - but with all of these perks, I can't help but get excited about this product.


Velvet Skin Moisturing Cream*

Totally crushing on the Su-Man packaging right now, simple and so, so cute. The product contains Rice Silk, Rosehip Oil, and Dragons Blood Extract for light skin hydration, and really has that luxe feel to it, which is a major plus when it comes to skincare. The formula promotes skin elasticity and a illuminated complexion, plus it claims that you can get instant results so I can't wait to give this product a whirl.

I was so shocked by the sheer amount of Ruby Cosmetics in this box, omgaaad. I'd heard of the brand before, but never used any of their products. Unfortunately the eyeshadow palette doesn't contain any shades that could work for me, as my yellow undertoned skin doesn't work well with cool, ashy colours at all! But I am all about the brows, so I'm going to give the semi-perm brow kit a go ASAP.

I definitely can't wait to give the contour palette a try, as if you follow me on social media, you'll know that I'm a serious contour fiend. The brushes are synthetic, so I'm not sure how well they will be able to pick up product - however, they're in the perfect shapes for hollowing out cheekbones and doing that ever-so-tricky eye contour thing. The palette has all the perfect colours for me: Flirt on the cheeks, Coco in the contour, and Desire as a highlight, Voila!


Lash Extension Magnet Mascara*
Fibregenics Direct Bond Mascara*
Colorgenics Lipstick Gloss*

Okay guys, I'm seriously picky with mascaras because I have literally non-existent lashes, so mascaras are very hit & miss for me. I have some high hopes for these products though, as they have a secret wrap lock silicone system that extends lashes, adds curl, and is smudge proof! After taking a peek at the gloss, I realised that it's a customisable product. When you turn the dial, the colour dispensed will change due to your preference. If you love gloss, this is magical - it's just a shame I'm not a gloss fanatic because the idea is just fab!


Growth & Conditioning Serum for Brows & Lashes*

This is certainly a brow brand that I have heard of before, so I was over the moon  to see that this was in the box. After a few swatches, it was clear that the eyebrow pencil is just the right shade of brown for my brows, and wasn't too orange like some products! I do also love a brow powder, and it's so much faster when filling in sparse spots. I can totally appreciate the added brow bone highlight, and the eyebrow stencils which are so handy if you're having a brow day! Let's just talk about the serum for a moment, because anything that's going to make my lashes and brows more full and soft, is a winner with me.


B01 In The Buff Brush*
B02 Well Rounded Brush*
C03 Flawless Finish Brush*
C04 Killer Cheek Bones Brush*
Half Unicorn Half Mermaid Bag*

You guys, can we just stop and appreciate these absolutely gorgeous brushes. I've obvz heard of spectrum before, but every time that I went to order the brushes on their website everything was out of stock. Earlier this month I was meant to go to their AW16 launch, however I've been having quite bad MH days recently, and just really didn't feel up to it. So I'm sure you can imagine how over the moon I was to see these lovely treats in the box. I also recieved the cutest Spectrum brush bag - I think this makes me a purrmaid, right?


Perfectly Peachy*
Mustache Chic*
Pastel Princess*

Honestly, I have never used nail wraps before. But these claim to last up to 14 days, and are so cute - I mean look at Perfectly Peachy, it's so up my street for summer. They seem really easy to apply, simple size up, peel off, and file down the excess. I always wear acrylics so I assume that they can work on fake nails (???) but I'm going to give them a go before I get infills in a few weeks!


Matcha Green Super Tea*
Mint Matcha Green Tea*

If you haven't heard of matcha tea, where have you been for the last year? It's all over fitness and health inspo's IG accounts, and they've even started stocking up of this green goodness in coffee shops everywhere. This powder is supposed to be the equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea in terms of anti-oxidants. The Pure Chimp variety donate 5% of their profits to charity, leaving you feeling good inside and out. Although I can't try the mint variety due to allergies, I can't wait to see what the real hype is about.

How darn cute is this lil planner notebook? After some investigation online, I think this blogging calendar can be customised with your own cover slogan, colour, and binding type. I can't wait to get myself organised with this planner, plus how instagrammable is it? Expect to see this in my blog photos and IG posts in the near future!

Uhhhh, what? I can't believe this arrived in the mail, thank you so much Bloggers Hangout! The tan colour is perfect for complementing any summer outfit, whilst the shape is effortless and classic. The bag is made from real italian leather (sorry, vegans!) and feels very high quality. A major plus - it comes with a detachable strap which is so handy for when you get clutch cramp after a long day/night out. 

Which products from this month's box take your fancy?


  1. These are great must-haves :) I completely love the look of the chocolate face mask :) Macha green tea sounds great too!

    Alice | Whiskey Jars Blog

    1. Thanks so much for reading, Alice! <3

  2. Some beautiful bits!
    I love the Spectrum makeup bag, such a shame you weren't up to the event, it wouldn't have been lovely to meet you :(
    ♥ Fran - xx

    1. I didn't even know there was one, fingers crossed we'll get to meet at the next one! <3

  3. Oh wow! I love the bag and the notebook. What a great box! x x

  4. The half unicorn pouch is so so cool!

  5. These products look and sound awesome! I'm always interested in new face masks - especially that chocolate one :) Also, those makeup brushes are so cute. Always love hearing about organic and cruelty-free beauty companies!

    1. Me too, there's something special about buying those sorts of products that make you feel good, inside and out! xo

  6. I've only tried the Paw Paw product out of all of these! Would love to be able to try a few of these - especially the Spectrum brushes! Tania xx

    1. The spectrum brushes are 100% worth it! <3


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