Net-A-Porter is the place to go to for luxury, high end brands. Alfie mentioned a couple month’s ago how amazing it would be if I worked with them, and soon enough, they were in my inbox to try out the Net-A-Porter The Holiday Kit at £89. Which is so utterly amazing that it’s actually sold out, but you can be notified when they restock. The Holiday Kit contains everything from body care, haircare, perfume and makeup from Brands I would never dream of buying myself due to just how high end they are. It’s been such a treat trying everything out and I’ve had to fight off Alfie over most of the box too!
I am such a huge perfume fan, so I was so happy to find the Joya FoxGlove Roll-On Parfum at £20, which is actually an exclusive to Net-A-Porter.com. This perfume is just so me, I love more sophisticated scents, especially with jasmine, and it also contains white cedar, honey and white florals. Considering that the box is only £89 and the first product is £20, you can see that you’re really getting fantastic value for your money.
My family seem to jump onto any expensive haircare brands in the bathroom, it’s annoying, but at the same time it means I get 2-4 opinions on the products, so for research and review purposes, it actually comes in handy. Not that I’ll thank them for going through expensive brands as if it’s some Head and Shoulders rubbish! Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo at £46 and Oribe Repair & Restore Conditioner at £46 too, are absolute luxury. I noticed my hair felt cleansed, but softened, it shockingly didn’t take too much colour out considering the Gold Lust and my hair dried so soft and bouncy. I definitely wouldn’t pay for it, and they’ve basically gone already, but it was a lovely treat.
The only other haircare product in the box is the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer which I actually have tried some of their products before. A ‘pre-shampoo’ treatment which can also be used overnight, contains lavender, rose, orange and neroli. I have to stay well away from anything citrus in my hair products because they’ll strip my colour, but I’ve loved everything I’ve used before. This one is a travel sized, but you can buy full size 500ml bottles for £62.
I loved that this Holiday Box even contained something for the bath and it’s one of my favourites, the Aromatherapy Associates oil. In a Christmas themed star box, this made me so beyond happy as there’s nothing more I hate than when I’m travelling and my skin dries out in hotels. This is perfect to stick in my travel kit and use to save my skin.
Before we get onto the skincare, because there’s SO much, there was even a little makeup in the box. The Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighting Luminous Pen at £25. I’ve played with a couple Burberry products before and they’ve all been dreamy, so I’m super excited to finally own one. It’s such a beautiful, creamy highlighter which is so simply to apply. There is also the Smith & Cult Shining Lip Lacquer in the shade The Queen Is Dead. I can’t say I’ve heard of this brand before, but I do love lip lacquers but this is definitely more of a shimmery, sticky gloss. Lastly in the makeup department there is the Terry Baume De Rose Lip and Nail Balm. I’d definitely just use this as a lip balm as it’s super soothing and smoothing and I wouldn’t think it’d do too much on my nails.
The skincare in the box where all travel/mini sizes and there are some seriously expensive brands. The Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial is one that I have seen be raved about for as long as I can remember, and now that I have finally tried it out, I can totally see why. It’s uber luxurious, a thick, nourishing cream that made my skin feel amazing. I’d love to try more from this brand. Other skincare products include This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up a ‘mask, moisturiser and primer all in one’. REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot that gives a ‘complexion that’s smoother, tighter and more youthful-looking’. Lancer The Method Polish, ‘a powerful cocktail of Sea Minerals, Brown Sea Algae, Pumpkin and Pomegranate Extracts’.
It also included the Radical Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture Creme, ‘this high-powered formula reduced wrinkle depth by 50% in only four weeks’ – well doesn’t that sound impressive? I might give this to someone who would have more visible results than me, as I would love to see this work. Omorvicza Thermal Cleansing Balm confused me a little when I first opened it as it felt like an oil. The balm is meant to ‘decongest clogged pores and sweep away all impurities’, I’m excited to use this properly!
Finally in skincare, the 111 Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask, one of the most expensive masks I’ve ever tried as it can be found in packs of 5 for £85, making it £17 per mask. I’m trying out a similar mask at the minute and I love the way these masks are designed so they stick onto the skin, allowing them to really get to work. Ingredients include, ‘Arbutin to brighten, Silk Amino Acids to condition and Centella Asiatica to stimulate collagen’.
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