Beauty Heaven Mini Haul Review

August 31, 2015

In the world before Almost Posh, I was a bit of a habitual review writer, including on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Facebook and Beauty Heaven.

Beauty Heaven is an Australian site featuring user-submitted product reviews, competitions, tutorials and general beauty news. Users can sign up and receive points based on site use and reviews submitted, which generates points, which in turn can be cashed in for products during regular Beautorium events.

I hadn't yet redeemed any of the points received from copious amounts of review writing as none of the one-off products had taken my fancy. So when I got an email inviting me to cash in 300 of said points in return for a surprise mini haul, I was so in!

The parcel arrived last Friday and the contents revealed forthwith:

beauty heaven mini haul

Elegant Touch Nail Wraps

Since losing all ability to paint my own nails over the years, I have turned to nail wraps as a suitable alternative. I usually use the Sally Hansen ones which are quite easy to apply so will be interesting to see how these work. I like the monochrome polkadot patterns so will be busting them out "for good" soon!

Scholl Party Feet Heel Shields

These things are amazing, and I was pleased to receive a pair as they come so in handy for preventing blisters, heel rub and also getting shoes to fit properly. I seem to have some sort of foot condition whereby I'll try on a pair of shoes, feel like they fit perfectly, get them home then go to wear them of a morning and find my heels slipping straight out of the back. This definitely helps prevent such an issue and the squidgy soft gel ensures a good and comfortable fit. Scholl also make some other good foot products as reviewed here.

Kora Organic lip balm

I'm a Lucas' PaPaw Ointment kind of girl for lip balm but I popped this one on my lips to see how it went. It's in a proper lip balm dispenser tube with a slanted tip and the product is smooth and easy to apply. While the balm was indeed soothing to dry winter lips, the taste and smell lingered heavily around my mouth and I felt like I was breathing it in, which is unpleasant and not something I'd seek in a lip balm product. I think I'll stick to the magic red tube.

Colgate Total 12-Hour Toothpaste

While receiving toothpaste isn't terribly exciting, this is the brand I use regularly anyway, so obviously I'm already down with it. It feels like you get a good clean without being overly gritty or sweet. The mini size will be good for popping in the toiletry bag for travel.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Probably the most exciting item, as being actual make-up, I was yet to try this particular offering from Maybelline, so had a go this morning.

It has a curved brush tip which is a point of difference compared to my two mascaras currently on rotation - the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and Tarte Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes.

It applied relatively smoothly but a little twitch and I had a mascara streak on my eyelid. Normally, this is just a flick of a cotton bud stick to remove but this stuff would. not. come. off. Mucking around with it resulted in under-eye transfer and then a couple of random cheek crumbs which was not cool. I essentially had to remake half of my face!

There you have a wrap-up of the Beauty Heaven mini haul. It was essentially free so no complaints. Did you go in for it? Are you a fan of the subscription box concept?

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