Welcome back to another blog post! If you have kept up-to-date with my recent blog posts then you would have seen my ColourPop Cosmetics Mystery Box Unboxing. This has made me fall in love with mystery boxes!! So, when I saw that the amazing ShaaanXO was doing one with her own brand (XOBeauty) I knew I had to try and get my hands on one. This box set me back $99 NZD and is meant to include products with a total worth of over $450 NZD. So, if you want to know all the tea from the Xo Beauty mystery boxes, then keep on reading.
First up we have the Stay In Place Stick for Hair and Brows and this retails for $25.99. I have been wanting to try one of these for my hair for the longest time so I was super excited to receive this. I can say that I have already used it a couple of times and wow it does an amazing job at keeping my flyaways in place and my hair looking sleek and beautiful. My sister has already tried to steal it, so it is a big win in this household!
Total so far – $25.99 NZD
Next we have the Vegan Latex Free Lash Adhesive in dark and this retails for $13.99. I used to love wearing false lashes, but these days I tend to keep them for special occasions only. With that being said, more lash glue is always appreciated. I try to steer clear of any glues that have latex in them, so the fact that this is latex free makes me super happy. I have only ever used clear lash glues, so with this one being darker, I am keen to see how it would work.
Total so far – $39.99 NZD
Up next we have the Ultra Soft Makeup Sponge and this retails for $17.99. If you know anything about me, then you would know that I am a makeup brush type of girl through and through. I find that you either apply your foundation with a brush or a sponge. For me, sponges never really worked for me. However, in the warmer months I have loved dabbing a wet sponge over my already blended foundation to hopefully lock in a little bit of moisture. This may not be the most useful for me, but I will make myself try it out at least once.
Total so far – $57.97 NZD
Next up we have the Luxe Hair Wrap and this retails for $34.99. Again, I have been looking at purchasing one of these for a while now so the fact that this came in the mystery box makes me so happy! I have been using it ever since I got my hands on it and I am obsessed. My hair dries so nicely, it lets me embrace my curls a little more, it keeps my wet hair off my back and neck (which makes me so cold sometimes lol) and it is so comfortable to wear that sometimes I forget to take it off before leaving the house.
Total so far – $162.96 NZD
Now we have The Native Palette and this retails for $54.99. I had purchased the older version of this palette a while ago (I haven’t played around too much with it just yet) and not long after, they brought out a new formulated palette. I love the natural tones in this palette, the greens and golds are so beautiful. I definitely don’t need two of these, so this might be one to go in a giveaway real soon *wink wink*.
Total so far – $217.95 NZD
Here we have the Faux Mink Lashes in the style Babygirl and these retail for $22.99. XOBeauty’s faux mink lashes are some of my favourites. They are so fluffy and soft and aren’t too heavy on my eyes. I already own so many XOBeauty lashes so I was worried I already had this style. But to my surprise, I didn’t! I will definitely be saving this beautiful pair of lashes for an end of year Christmas party!
Total so far – $240.94 NZD
Now we have the 6pc Professional Eye Set and this retails for $70. I was super excited when I saw this in the bottom of the box. XOBeauty brushes are some of my favourites, they are amazing quality, are super soft and aren’t too expensive. I already own a lot of her eye brushes (and face brushes) so adding more to my collection is a win for me. This set comes with a crease detail brush, dense shadow brush, short shadow brush, fluffy blender brush, pencil brush and winged liner brush.
Total so far – $127.97 NZD
Up next we have the Radiant Glow Highlight Powder in Lucent and this retails for $35. This is another product that I have had my eye on for some time now. I had heard mixed reviews on these highlight powders, but I am excited to finally test them out for myself. The shade looks perfect for my skin tone and the formula feels super buttery and smooth. Make sure you check out my Instagram so you can see when I swatch and play with this beauty.
Total so far – $275.94 NZD
Next we have the Luxe Liquid Lipstick in the shade Laotong and this retails for $26. Go back 3 years, and I was obsessed with liquid lipsticks. These days I still love them, but I tend to opt for a more creamy formula. With that being said, I have actually never tired XOBeauty’s liquid lipstick formula, so I am happy to put it to the test. This shade is stunning also, so expect to see swatches on my Instagram really soon.
Total so far – $301.94 NZD
Here we have the Lip Veil in the shade Diamonds and this retails for $17.99. Oh. My. God. The packaging. The glitter. I am so obsessed with this product, and I haven’t even swatched it yet! This stunning lip veil looks like the perfect lip topper for the holiday season. I can see myself wanting to add this on top of all my lipsticks for that extra hit of shimmer.
Total so far – $319.93 NZD
Sticking with lips, now we have two lipsticks in the shades Kairos and Redamancy and these retail for $26. I already own both of these lipsticks! I was a little sad that I couldn’t add to my XOBeauty lipstick collection, but I am so happy that I can share these with someone. I love both these shades. Kairos is more of a muted peachy-pink shade and Redamancy is a beautiful cool berry toned lipstick. Both of these have a matte formula but I find they are so hydrating on the lips.
Total so far – $371.93 NZD
Finally we have three of the Lip Pencils in the shades Shannon, Sally and Jocelyn and these retail for $20 each. Boy am I happy to see these in my mystery box! I recently have gotten super into lip liner and I love covering my whole lip and adding a gloss on top. These shades are stunning also; Shannon is a bold hot pink shade, Sally is a beautiful bright coral shade and Jocelyn is stunning muted red shade. I will be getting so much wear out of all of these!
Total so far – $431.93 NZD
There we have it Beauties, that was everything in the XOBeauty Mystery Parcel! The total of buying all these products separately would have been $432 NZD, not exactly what they had advertised but I am still super happy with it. This box had really great value and contained some amazing products that I can’t wait to add to my collection and try out.
If you want a review on any of these products please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment and let me know! Also, if you have heard of any other amazing mystery boxes that you think I should check out, let me know.
That’s all for now Beauties!