Last month I travelled up to London for a very exciting photoshoot with none other than Kat Von D (the brand, sadly not the lady herself) in celebration of their super exciting launch with Love Me Beauty. As you guys know, I'm a big LMB fanatic, so I was super honoured to find my face appear on the website when shopping for my favourite Kat Von D goodies earlier this month (be sure to check out my liquid lipstick hacks as well!). Now it might just be the excitement of my face featuring on the website, or maybe, just maybe it's the excitement of KVD coming to the UK, but you guys managed to crash the site on the day of the KVD launch. Good job. So now the craziness has settled, I thought I'd throw up my full review of this month's box (and trust me, it's a good'n) and give you guys time to pick up your favourite pieces. Don't forget to use the code 'cocochic50' for 50% off of your first Love Me Beauty box, taking a box full of Kat Von D down to just a fiver. I mean, you couldn't even buy one product for that - let alone five. Let's get onto the reviews, shall we?
OMOROVICZA MASK & BALM
During my shoot with Kat Von D I also wound up staying behind and helping out with a little skincare tutorial with Omorovicza - a brand I've been dying to try for a while now. I filmed a few short clips with Margaret - the co-founder of Omorovicza - who got me super excited about trying the products, and I was practically a convert by the end of the shoot. The Thermal Cleansing Balm is amazing at removing makeup, but my favourite product by far has to be the Deep Cleansing Mask. It left my skin not only feeling good, but also looking pretty great (if I do say so myself). I actually spent the rest of the afternoon out and about. 100% makeup free - something I hadn't done in a while.
AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES SKINCARE
I've been using Aromatherapy Associates products for years, so I was super excited to see their name pop up in this month's box! I mostly know AA for their bath oils (which by the way, are like crack for your bath - once you start, you'll never stop) but I have tried a few of their skincare products in the past - including their Renewing Rose serum which I loved. I'm still yet to try either of the products but I'll definitely be popping them in my travel bag the next time I go away. The Renewing Rose Cleanser is supposed to be amazing for radiance (um, yes please) and the Rose Skin Tonic is a great way of finishing your cleansing routine. Plus it smells good. Real good.
KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK
I'm a self-confessed liquid lipstick obsessive, so when I heard that Love Me Beauty were going to be stocking some of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks I nearly spontaneously combusted, since I've heard they're some of the best. Saying that, I can indeed confirm that they are seriously, seriously good. I have the shades Outlaw (a bright red) and Double Dare (a nudey-pink Kylie Jenner shade) and I'm already eyeing up a ton of other shades in the collection. This is going to get dangerous. I filmed a video all about my liquid lipstick hacks over on the product page, so be sure to check it (and my sweaty faced self) out.
KAT VON D STUDDED KISS LIPSTICK
Mini lipsticks give me all kinds of feelings. When I see miniature things I just want to collect them all (which is pretty much how I'm feeling about everything KVD right now), but I also feel a lot less wasteful stocking up on sample sizes. I don't know about you guys, but I don't think I've ever, ever, finished a full lipstick in my life. What can I say? I'm indecisive / a hoarder. The fact that these are smaller (a) give me hope that I may be able to finish a lipstick one day and (b) give me more space in my handbag for - you guessed it - more lipsticks. I now have three shades (Lolita, Magick and Bachelorette) so I think it's safe to say I'm a big fan of these babies too.
KAT VON D TATTOO LINER
I know you've all been waiting for this one. I've been hearing so many great things about the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner that I was almost nervous to try it in case it didn't live up to the hype. But boy oh boy, did it live up to the hype. I've never been amazing at winged liner - in fact, I pretty much have to dedicate my entire morning to making sure my eyes are at least remotely even (sticky tape also works a treat). When I tried this liner in Trooper for the first time I managed to do both my eyes in just a few minutes. And they look pretty good (and even!) if I do say so myself. It's now a firm favourite in my makeup collection. I have three back ups already.
ONE LAST THING..
Thank you guys SO much for getting me into the final 10 for the #iamfreedom makeup awards! I honestly can't believe it. If you want to help me get into the final round (and make all my dreamz come tru) then it would mean the world to me if you voted for me (Steph) down below! You can vote three times, per day, per person, per device. Thank you to everyone that's gotten me this far!x