Tili Box #3 | Still the best beauty box going?

Friday 17 February 2017

Another Tili box has landed! I feel like I’ve been waiting an absolute age since box number two. As soon as I saw it appear, I hit order.

Sadly, there was a problem and my first box went missing, but it all got sorted out in the end, although I had to wait longer than I wanted to get my hands on it.

If you haven’t met Tili before, it’s a beauty box curated by shopping channel QVC, who are actually one of the biggest beauty retailers in the UK.

‘Tili’ stands for ‘Try it, Love it’ and that has certainly been the case for me. Unlike most other beauty boxes, Tili isn’t a recurring subscription, and it doesn’t come out every month.

You know exactly what is in the box before you order it, and its £20 instead of the usual £!2 ish – however, the value is brilliant, with more full size luxury line items. The contents this time are worth over £70.

I missed out on the first ever Tili, but loved the second box, and number three looked just as good.

I discovered a few products last time around that I went on to purchase, and I think QVC are really good and picking ‘trending’ products and cult labels that are about to be huge.

Here’s what made the cut this time around….

Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash

A cleansing, hydrating wash that’s PH-balanced, and suitable for all skin types – although this seems like it would be especially effective for problem or oily skin, which luckily is a problem I don’t have.

It doesn’t really foam up which is good as that’s less drying on the skin. I like that this is suitable for use on the face and body, as it cuts down on products to take with you when travelling.

You can struggle to find decent face washes in a travel size, so after testing this out I’m going to keep it for my holidays.

Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley & Star Anise Bath and Shower Gel

I was in haven as soon as I spotted this. I’m a massive fan of Molton Brown (as my bathroom shelves can testify..) and all their bubble baths are absolutely heavenly.

This is a scent I haven’t come across before, so I can’t wait to give it a try. I love the scent of this, so the full sixe could well be making its way onto my Christmas list this year!

The little bottle is a perfect dupe of their beautiful full-size packaging, and again, this is the perfect size to take with you for a weekend away.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Coconut Breeze

This a cult product I’ve heard is beloved of models, actors, and others who’s hair goes through a lot of styling and colour changes, as it’s a miracle worker at restoring the condition of damaged and processed locks.

You pop it on before you shampoo, and it adds a shot of moisture, smoothing down and sealing damaged hair cuticles, imporving condition and adding shine and managability.

This new version also adds a beautiful fragrance, with notes of bergamot, orange, soft peahc, cocnut, jasmine and vanilla – yum!

This Works In Transit Camera Close Up

This is something I have actually tried as it came in a Birchbox as well, but luckily I really liked it. Another product that’s perfect for travel, this is a mask, moisturiser and a primer in one.

It’s a fairly liquid cream that plumps up the skin, reduces signs of fatigue  and boost hydration, so its an ideal base for makeup. The texture and scent of this is really nice and I do love a muti-tasker, although I prefer primers with blurring factors due to my fine lines!

I’m not sure I’d get the full size for this reason, but this little one is great for taking away to sort out parched skin on the go.

Elemis Gentle Foaming Face Wash

I looove anything from Elemis, but its usually pretty pricey, so how great to have something from them included. Their cleansers are always top quality.

It does seem a little odd to include two face wash products in the same box, but as I mentioned, I struggle to find travel sized face washes anyway, so I’m glad to have them.

Perhaps a sample of their Pro-Collagen Cleansing Cream would have been better, because at least it’s a slightly different type of product? I’d rather have the Elemis one than the other though, so I will be using this.

Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick

Mally is a brand I’ve heard a lot of positive stuff about, but have never tried. The thing I like about Tili is that its generally a nice mix between make-up, skincare and beauty, so its great to have this to try.

I’m pretty on the fence with cream eyeshadows, because I hate anything that smudges and creases, and I think they’re harder to blend than powder shadows, but as first swipe this stuff is actually pretty nice.

There were two shades on offer – ‘Moonlight’ (described as a ‘creamy champagne’) and Quartz ( a ‘shimmering rose-bronze). I got ‘Moonlight’ and I’m quite glad because the other shade looked quite similar to the Quickie Shadow Stick I just bought as part of the BareMinerals Divine Decadence set.

Colours like this are always nice for an inner-eye highlight as well.

Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

So excited to see this, as I’ve been wanting to try this out for literally ages, but didn’t want to go ahead and get the full-size without trying it.

Instead I’ve been using a cheaper dupe (Freedom Pro Glycolic Glow Toner, which is pretty great). This will give me a chance to see how it compares to the high-end original.

Like the Freedom version, it contains glycolic acid, aloe vera and ginseng. It’s alcohol-free, which means it doesn’t dry out your skin, but it does encourage cell turnover and a brighter, firmer complexion, while being gentle enough to use every day.

Any decent dermatologist seems to agree that gentle daily exfoliation is a must for serious anti-aging regimes. The bottle is teeny tiny and I would have preferred a little bit more, but at least I get to test this out.

Essie Nail Polish | Mint Candy Apple

Another massive cult favourite, this shade was literally all over blogs and Instagram a few years ago, but again, I haven’t tried it out yet.

I tend to be pretty boring with my nails -  they’re either nude or dark red most of the time – so this is a nice change to push me out of my comfort zone, and the perfect shade for spring if it ever appears!

Its supposed to have a a light, easy to apply formula and a great brush, so although I’m not so great at applying my own polish and tend to just get gels done at the salon, I am going to give this a go myself and see what happens?

Glad to have gotten my hands on such a cult favourite.

Decleor Aromessence Mandarine Oil Serum

This is a serum and an oil in one, which I love the idea of as I tend to layer both of those products at night -  so this could be a real time saver.

I’m a massive believer in the positive benefits of oils for all skin types and this contains lemon, bergamot, hazelnut, sunflower and camellia, which is good for ageing. There’s something very ritualistic and comforting about applying oils at night.

Doll10 Lip Velvet

Love at first swipe! This isn’t a brand I’ve tried before but I am absolutely in love with this so I’ll definitely be ordering more.

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle a bit with matte lipsticks, because I hate my lips feeling dry, but the texture of this is so soft and smooth, its amazing.

The texture is a mousse which feels so nice on the lips, and its nicely pigmented. There were three shades sent out and I got ‘Material Girl’ which is a mid-toned pink. It’s very pretty and wearable.

I love the bottle as well which is a smooth, heavy black glass, like the Chanel liquid lipsticks. The doe foot applicator makes it easy to get a precise angled finish as well.

This is, hands down, the nicest matte lipstick I’ve tried. It’s also the perfect shade to double up as blush. So pleased to discover this brand., absolutely love it!

That’s the latest Tili box and its another top buy. I still think Tili is the best beauty box out there, providing great value and products I genuinely love from major and niche brands alike.

The boxes tend to sell out, but Tili box number three is still available at the time of writing, so go grab one now!

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