Ok, I feel like I’m seriously behind the times, but did you know that QVC has a seriously impressive beauty line up? Like awesome-good? No, me neither, and honestly? We’ve been missing out! The channel stocks brands which are the stuff of dreams – Benefit, Margaret Dabbs and Erno Lazlo are all in there alongside hard-to-find favourites like Tarte.
In something of a stroke of genius, QVC have released a beauty box which is stuffed full of products you’re basically guaranteed to fall in love with. The name of the box – Tili – even stands for ‘Try it Love it.’ And honestly, the contents are better than any other beauty box I’ve ever seen – with a balance of skincare, makeup and haircare with generous samples which are perfect for tucking into gym and overnight bags. This is a beauty box you should definitely treat yourself to!
First up is the OPI nail polish in Two Timing the Zones. I’ve managed to forget to take a close up of it (oops). But it’s a new shade which is part of the brand’s 2017 Fiji collection. A blue-based milky pink, this one is absolutely dying to be a summer pedicure! Shades vary in the boxes, but it’s a full size, and one of my favourite polish brands!
The bottle of Alpha H in Liquid Gold Rose is a generous sample size of a limited edition formula. Promising to hydrate and resurface skin, it’s perfect for creating a summer glow. To use, after cleansing, I dampen a cotton pad with the formula and swipe over my entire face. It doesn’t sting or itch, and after leaving it on for 10-15 minutes, I follow up by slapping on a little moisturiser.
There is a shampoo and conditioner duo from New York City hairdresser Julien Farel, which is perfect for summer-stressed ends. With a shampoo designed to fortify ends, whilst the conditioner nourishes and smoothes ends. This is a must-have pair to keep hair looking its best all season long.
Benefit’s Roller Lash Mascara has been kicking about for a few years now, and I’ve been meaning to try it, but for one reason or another, never really got round to picking up a tube. Well, more fool me. This stuff is incredible! Super black and seriously lengthening, this mascara is something of a magic wand for lashes, and I’m going to be picking up a full sized version asap!
I was so happy to see this tube of Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser included in the Tili box! Coming complete with muslin, this is a real favourite of mine. The cleanser smells absolutely diving – all herbal and spa-like – and it leaves skin looking and feeling incredible.
I probably got over excited about the tube of It Cosmetics CC Cream. It’s been seriously lauded by a handful of bloggers (people like TheAnnaEdit swear by the stuff) and I’ve never seen it in stores. Although the included shade (medium) is a touch deep for me at the moment, it will be perfect once I’ve got a bit of a tan! Lightweight with buildable coverage, this is perfect for achieving a luminous, natural look.
In a stroke of genius, QVC have included a must-have for summer in the form of sunscreen. SPF 30 from Ultrasun is perfect if you’re heading off to warmer climes – big enough to slip into hand luggage without breaking liquid-roles, this is one of the few sunscreens which doesn’t make me break out or itch.
There is also a tube of Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan. Suitable for use on both face and body, I’m cracking this out this weekend to fake a summer glow. Like all tanners from the brand, this one leaves skin looking believebly sunkissed rather than tango’d, and it never leaves you smelling of bisuits. Even better? You only need to leave it on clean skin for 10 minutes before rinsing for an even and believable tan.
Last up, is certainly not least! A double cleansing duo from Erno Lazlo. No joke, but I’ve been dying to try products from this brand for years. It’s a dinky little pack which I’ve already slipped into my travel bag for my next trip. A tiny cleansing oil to gently cleanse skin, whilst the teeny tiny soap gets rid of any oily residue, and leaves skin squeaky clean without feeling taught.
This is an absolute steal at £20 and you can get your own here.
Will you be treating yourself?