QVC’s Tili Box Review!

Beauty, makeup trends, Product Reviews, Uncategorized, Worth The Hype?!

If you are anything like me and you’re obsessed with all things hair and beauty, you have probably already heard a little about QVC’s Tili beauty box… and if you haven’t then you’re missing out! This box isn’t like any other beauty box on the market and I’m going to have a little chat to tell you why!

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to my first brand event. How cool is that?!  I got to mingle with beauty influencers, drink cocktails and talk to all the different brands (and probably stick out like a sore thumb too!).  The event was run by QVC and this is where I got to learn more about this box and pick one out to try at home.

This box may seem like one of those subscription boxes out there where you are roped in with making monthly payments to receive a box full of makeup that your just not that into. But you couldn’t be more wrong! That’s what really impressed me with this. If one month you love what the Tili box has to offer, then great! You can make a one off payment of £20 to receive that month’s goodies. But if the next month you’re not a fan of what’s on offer, then you simply don’t have to buy! No more paying for products you don’t actually want!

The box has super cute packaging that fits with a theme for the time of year. The box that I chose to try was their summer box and the theming matched that perfectly with bright oranges and pinks covering the packaging. 

Once you open the box you a greeted with a card out lining what eight products have been picked for this months box and how to use them. This is great for when you come across products you haven’t seen or heard of before so you don’t really have to do a lot of your own research before using.

Just to give you an idea of what kind of products you could receive inside yours, I will give you a little product breakdown of what I received.

There was one hair product in this which was the ‘Tweak’d Dhatelo Restore Hydrating Treatment Balm’. This is a hair product that I had never seen or used before and it’s meant for frizzy/ curly hair or alternatively can be used as a blow dry balm. This was actually a really decent size as it was a 100ml tube! The product smells divine and is something that I have now added to my kit for blow-drying.

The second product listed is the ‘Decleor Green Mandarin Sun Kissed Day Cream’. This came in a 15ml tube (not as generous as the hair balm I must say!) but is still an ultra fresh smelling cream that adds a gorgeous tint to the skin. Packed full of antioxidants, it’s a great one to try out under foundations.

Third on the list is a classic… ‘Benefit Hoola Bronzer’. No good beauty box would be complete without this product. This is the 3g-travel size version (the mini to the mini shall we say?) There is enough product in there to get you hooked and I’m sure once you’ve hit pan with this you will definitely be going back for more!

‘Gym For Your Skin B-Hit Vitamin B Booster’ is the fourth on the list in this box. This is 30ml of a vitamin b moisturiser, which comes in a glass pump bottle. I can’t recommend this company enough! I already have a few of these in my kit and every client comments on how lovely their products smell. All of their products a packed full of lovely things for your skin… so excited to add this one to my kit also!

The fifth on the list is the ‘Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Highlighter In Sparkler’. This is a 5g-mirrored highlighter compact that smells like chocolate… yes you heard me… chocolate! This highlighter looks stunning and something that I will definitely be adding to my personal makeup bag.

‘Neom Pulse Point Rollerball’ is sixth on the list and the only fragrance product in this box. I didn’t expect to have fragrance added in but it’s really great that they are adding in all areas of beauty into this box for you to try out. This is a 5 ml zesty fragrance with a rollerball applicator. It is a super strong fragrance that isn’t offensive.  I will definitely be adding this to my own kit.  Sometimes after lunch on set you need a strong fragrance to cut through the smell of garlic that might linger.

Seventh on the list is something that I have wanted to try out for a really long time now and I am so happy that now I have the chance! ‘The Ordinary AHA 30% BHA 2% Peeling Solution’ is one of those products that I’ve seen a lot of online and its great that this has been included in with this box. It has come in a 30ml box and I just can’t wait to get this on my face for a mega exfoliation!

Last but not least, coming in at eighth on the list is the ‘Nails Inc Bright Ambition Nail Polish’ and boy can I tell you, its BRIGHT! The colour of the polish matches great with the box’s theme, which is hot coral (think Monzo Card colour!) and it’s such a great nail look for summer!

So there we have it, all eight great seized products beautifully packaged into one pretty beauty box. I think you have probably already guessed that I really, REALLY like this box! This would be a great gift for any friend who is beauty mad or in turn a great way for you to test and try out some new products that you’re not familiar with! I know I will be getting myself some more of these!

If you decide to get this box I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. (I hear they sell like hot cakes!) If you have ever tried this product or would like to give this a go after reading this article, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear from you.

Thanks again to QVC for inviting me to this event and letting me take home this Tili box to try out.

Until next time,

Ariane xoxo

Have a Browse For The Perfect Brow!

makeup trends, Product Reviews

They say that your eyes are the window to your soul and having the right frame around them is very important. Your brows have the ability to make or break a makeup look and they can be a fun way to really show your personality. In this post I will be showing you different brow looks and the products you will need to recreate them.

BROW STYLE – AU NATUREL

This style is classic and is your ‘go to’ brow style to accessorise your natural beauty. Popular look because it helps to create a fresh youthful face with minimal effort. 

natural brow

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED: 

A precise pair of tweezers. These are absolutely essential with maintaining any brow look, but especially with this one. You can pick up a decent pair at Superdrug for as little as £2! This will help you remove any stray hairs from under the brow bone. 

tweezers

Benefit Precisely My Brow is the perfect product when trying to achieve a natural brow. The thin pencil allows you to naturally fill in hair like lines into the sparse areas of your brows while the spoolie attached on the end helps blend through any harsh lines, making them look wonderfully thick throughout. These come in a brilliant shade range and retail for £20 a pencil. 

precisely my brow

Finish the look off with a pop of your favourite highlighter under your brow arch. 

BROW STYLE- WILD CHILD 

Not for the faint hearted. This look is really fun and on trend. Let out your inner wild child by growing your brows out to their full potential and applying the right products to create a fluffy and unruly brow. 

feathered brow

PRODUCT YOU WILL NEED: 

Trusty tweezers. Use these guys to pluck any hairs that have gone a bit too wild and travelled too far down onto you lid space.

To create the textured fluffy look to your brows use two coloured thin brow pencils; one your natural hair colour and the other will need to be 2 shades above or below your natural shade depending on how light or dark your brows are. Like always, I would recommend Benefits Precisely My Brow. This is a long lasting product with great pigment. 

precisely brow pencils

Finish off this look with see-through brow gel or mascara (same thing really). Really ruffle the spoolie at the base of the brow hairs and flick the hairs in an upward motion. This sets the hairs all day in an upright fluffy looking position. MAX FACTOR do a clear brow gel for £6. 

clear brow gel

BROW STYLE- STRAIGHT TO THE POINT 

This look is very popular with Asian beauty but also looks great on people with very round faces (like myself). Sometimes having a very curved brow with a long tail can make very round shaped features seem droopy and down turned. This look has a very little, to no arch, with a slightly shorter tail and is great to counteract very round features. 

straight brow

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED: 

To fill in the natural arch slightly you will need a product that will be long lasting. For this look I would suggest a pomade and powder combination. There are loads out there on the market but the one that has worked best for me is the Benefit Brow Zings. This is a little compact that contains both pomade and powder; as well as that it also contains mini tweezers and brush. This retails for £25 but has everything you need to create this perfectly straight brow. Just lightly use a mixture of both pomade and powder on the brush and gently brush in your straight line at the base, then work in the rest of the product through the brow. 

Finish this look of with clear brow gel, brushing the hairs straight. 

browzings brow

BROW STYLE- BOLD BUT BEAUTIFUL

Many know this look as the famous ‘insta brow’. To create this look requires some pretty heavy duty makeup but done right and your brows will be on fleek in minutes. 

instagram brow

PRODUCTS YOU WILL NEED: 

Firstly, you are going to need a full coverage concealer to ‘carve‘ out your brow. A cheap but effective concealer for this job is Revolutions Conceal And Define Concealer. This is basically a dupe for Tarte’s Shape Tape and for the price of £5 its AMAZING. Using a flat small concealer brush define the shape of your brow. 

conceal and define

Secondly, you will need a long lasting brow pomade. There are many out the market, but none are as long lasting as Benefits KA-BROW. This is a waterproof 14 hour lasting brow product. What more could you ask for?! Using a small angled brush apply the product along the base of the brow. Fill in the rest of the brow with the same product focusing more of it at the tail on the brow. This should create a smooth gradient from start to finish. 

KA-brow

Finish off by placing your favourite highlighter underneath the arch of your brow. 

HAPPY BROWSING 

Ariane xoxo