I vaguely remember Ideal World TV if I’m completely honest. It wasn’t until I had an email drop into my inbox from a lovely lady who works in their PR team, asking if I would like to try a box specially created for bloggers like myself who have a love for all things beauty. Of course I jumped at the chance, I love trying new brands and I’d not heard of many of the brands found on their website, so I was really excited to see how they would work for me. For those of you who don’t know, Ideal World TV is an online and TV shopping site. You can get a whole range of products, including my personal favourites, beauty and Skincare! And plenty of it too, from household names, to lesser heard of brands there’s a great selection.
When the package arrived I noticed that the box was so much bigger than I had expected, it’s easily double the size of my monthly Birchbox, and it was packed full of goodies to try. I couldn’t wait to dive in and see what was inside. It contained a mix of skincare and makeup along with a cute blue polka dot makeup bag. There were more skincare items included which was great for me, I’m a bit of a skincare junkie and I love to try out new products. Being completely unfamiliar with most of the brands in this box it has been a great opportunity for me to try some new products and brands.
The items I received in my box are:
Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow Peel Off Mask *
I absolutely love peel off masks, they’re so satisfying to remove once they’ve dried in. This mask stays on for ten minutes and in that time it really tightened my skin, shrank my pores and brightened my overall complexion. Now that’s good going for ten minutes! I’m definitely impressed with this product so far and I would recommend it to fellow skincare junkies. This can be used as an all over mask, or on specific areas to brighten and tighten for a quick pick me up. This mask promises to deeply cleanse, whilst hydrating and minimising pores leaving your skin revived. I feel it delivered for me, I really enjoyed using this mask and I would happily repurchase when I finish the tube.
Skinn Sulfate Free Cleanser AM *
This is the morning cleanser of the two I received. It has quite a strong scent which almost seems to have a menthol aroma to it. It’s definitely refreshing to use, I’m not a big fan of the smell personally but I do love how it feels on my skin. It gently exfoliates as it cleanses to remove any dull skin, it is for everyday use so it’s a gentle exfoliation that leaves my skin looks brightened and refreshed. It is formulated with mild alpha-hydroxy acids and soothing antioxidants and botanical oils to purify your skin for the day ahead.
The second of the two cleaners to be used in the evening to take the day off. Unlike the AM one this one smells so good! It almost puts me in mind of sweets. This is more of a cream cleanser. It melts into the skin removing any makeup or dirt on the skin from the day. My skin feels soft and beautifully cleansed after using this. It is formulated with a rich cleansing balm, it is rich in antioxidants and exfoliating enzymes to deeply clean and remove dead skin cells. It is further enriched with fruit and botanical oils to nourish the skin whilst cleansing. I definitely prefer the evening cleanser out of the two. I look forward taking my makeup off with this product. I wish I could let you smell how amazing it is. I know I won’t have done it justice.
Elizabeth Grant Hydra Cell Active Hydrating Eye Pads *
These hydrating pads are infused with hyaluronic acid to provide long lasting deep hydration and moisture to the under eye area. They are worn for 15 minutes and any residue gently patted into the skin. In that time they work to hydrate and plump the under eye area leaving you looking refreshed. I was amazed by how well I found they worked on me. I looked so much more awakened and plumped, any fine lines were visibly reduced , it was like it had took years off me, I kid you not. This is the first product I have tried from this brand but after how much I enjoyed these I can safely say it won’t be the last.
Zhuzh The Tan Accelerator *
This is designed to be used as an accelerating agent on the skin to boost natural pigment and allow for a tan to develop more quickly in the sun. By doing this is means we can spend less time in the sun but still achieve maximum tanning results. I don’t know about you but this sounds great to me, who wouldn’t want to tan more within less time! I’ll definitely be packing this with me when I go on holiday. I can’t wait to see how well it works. This isn’t to be confused with a false tan. It is to be used before sun bathing or using a sunbed.
The first makeup product I noticed was the Hollywood Nude Lip Palette from the brand Skinn. Included in the palette are 6 gorgeous varying shades of nude lip colour, a full size mirror in the lid and two mini lip brushes. They are gorgeous shades, I personally don’t enjoy lip product in a pan so I probably won’t reach for this much. I prefer stick or liquid formula lipsticks. But that being said they do go on, and look really good. The formula feels creamy and moisturising on the lips. You never know, I might convert.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Gel Eyeliner – 01 Stay Onyx *
I was really impressed to have found this within the box. Of course it is a brand I am familiar with, being a fan already. I love gel liner and this product is great. It is part of the Estee Lauder double wear range so it is very long wearing. It comes complete with a little liner brush too. It is intensly pigmented, and a little goes a long way. I really love the formula of this.
The Original Makeup Eraser *
This is a kind of microfibre cloth which you wet only with water and use it to remove any makeup. It doesn’t sound like it would work too well to me without trying. Boy was I wrong. Somehow this does exactly as it promises, I wouldn’t have believed that with only water it would. It is somehow like a makeup magnet, it just sticks to it and takes it all off. It is a soft material so it doesn’t feel harsh or abrasive on the skin. I have the black one so its great for hiding the dirt particularly after a wash. It machine washes with the rest of your laundry and voila, you can use it over and over.
Skinn Makeup Bag *
Whats a bunch of new products without a new bag to carry them in? I received a cute light blue with white polka dot spots toiletry bag from the brand Skinn. It feels really sturdy and durable which is ideal to travel with. It is a generous size also so you should managed to get everything you need tucked away inside.
Have you tried any of the products mentioned? I would love to know your thoughts.
*PR samples included in this post