Latest in Beauty: CEW UK 2013 Beauty Awards Finalists' Discovery Box

Commonly known as the Oscars of the beauty industry, The Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) Beauty Awards recently took place. CEW partnered up with Latest In Beauty to create the CEW UK 2013 Beauty Awards Finalists' Discovery Box (£9.95 plus £3.95 P&P) to give beauty lovers the opportunity to try out the finalists' products. 

My box arrived at the start of last week and I'm so pleased to see so many natural beauty brands as finalists!

Inside my box:

Balance Me - Intensive Wrinkle Repair Cream (10ml): Best British Brand
Great to see a natural brand acknowledged here! Wrinkles aren't something I need to address just yet so I'll be passing this on to a family member to try.

Dr. Organic - Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisture Melt Body Oil (Full size): Best New Bath and Body Product
Another natural brand here, very excited to try this out! 

Elemis - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (15ml): Best Classic Beauty Product 
Again, anti-ageing isn't something I'm too bothered with at the moment so I'll be passing this on to someone else too. 

Elie Saab - Elie Saab Le Parfum Eau De Toilette (1ml): Best New Women's Fragrance 
I'm not much of a fragrance wearer to be honest but I'll give it a sniff! 

Essential Care - Mineral Mascara (Full Size): The Eco Beauty Award 
I've only tried one other natural mascara before so I'll be interested to see the results of using this mascara :) 

Melvita - Rose Nectar Range (28ml): The Eco Beauty Award 
Floral water has been getting a lot of praise recently, and this rose one is suited for sensitive skin so this should be perfect for me. 

Montblanc - Legend Eau De Toilette (1.2ml): Best New Men's Fragrance 
Not much use for me so I'll be giving this to my other half to try out! (Update: he really liked it and wants to buy full size!)

Nails inc - Nail Varnish (2ml): Best British Brand 
I was sent the shade "Notting Hill Gate" which is a bright neon pink. I don't have a colour like this already so it'll be nice to add to my collection! (I wrote about this nail polish here

Weleda - Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion (20ml): Best New Certified Organic Skincare Product 
I've been after a new natural body lotion to try so this is great!

Overall this box is great value for money and gives you a chance to try out a mixture of products and brands. I'm sure I'll review these products once I get around to testing them out :)

(I was pleasantly surprised to find that Latest In Beauty sent me another box for free with this purchase - read about it here)


Did anyone else get this discovery box? 
What did you think?
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  1. Hey! I just found your blog from bbunch blog! Really interested in natural products so glad to have bumped into you! Will you give us follow up reviews? I'm especially looking to know how the mascara fares!
    Robyn viav x vintageisavirtue blog

    1. Ah that's great, I've only recently started getting more into natural cosmetics and I've already discovered loads of brilliant products! I think the mascara will be one of the first things I try out! I'll definitely be posting follow up reviews in the next couple of weeks :) x

  2. I love weleda body cream and the dr organic products are really good too. Especially when you consider how budget friendly they are. I do use a lot of natural skin care, but I have never really considered a natural mascara. I would be really interested to know if it's any good.

    1. They really are budget friendly which is great! I'll be posting my thoughts in the next couple of weeks. I'm currently testing out a mascara by Lavera too x

  3. Love Melvita and the rose water is high up on my wish list! X

    1. I'm looking forward to trying it! :) x

  4. This looks like such a great box, I am very tempted to get one :) Let us know with more review what you think about the products :)

    Ila x

  5. Hi, I recently started blogging so I'm looking around for inspiration. :P I got, the exact same products as you (+the free box) in the CEW box and gave the anti-aging stuff to my mum. I'm not too keen on the mascara but I thought the Dr Organic body oil was amazing and it's not too expensive. :)


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