Lydia Millen Glow Box Cult Beauty

Lydia Millen Cult Beauty Box

I hadn’t heard of Lydia Elise Millen before last week. This is probably because she’s not in my demographic, but I soon took notice when I saw her Cult Beauty Box collaboration, I love a blogger beauty box. I don’t buy them, I just love looking at them!

Actually, that’s a lie, I’ve always longed for one of Caroline Hiron’s beauty boxes, but the cheapest one she produced (thus far), was £170; the most expensive, £220. There’s no doubting the value of these boxes, but, mmm, £170 was just too much, too close to £200 for my liking.

Lydia’s box was £155 – a price point I could justify, being so close to £150 (I know, it makes no sense to me either) with a 45% saving on full price and was called The Glow Box.

At 55, I don’t really do glow, my menopause covers that nicely thanks, but there were three items I’ve always wanted to try, but didn’t fancy the price, and two products I already knew well.


  • By Terry’s Cellularose Brightening CC Serum – I chose ‘Apricot Glow’ (30ml – full size)
  • Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Night Oil (15ml – full smaller size)
  • Alpha H’s Liquid Gold (100ml – full size)
  • Tata Harper’s Illuminating Moisturizer (30ml – full size)
  • Indie Lee’s CoQ-10 Toner (120ml – full size)
  • Omorovicza’s Cleansing Foam (150ml – full size)

Does anyone not know Liquid Gold? This is an overnight, exfoliating toner. I used to moisten a pad with water at first, because my skin’s so sensitive, but now I can use it neat, twice a week, with zero irritation. No peeling, just cleaner looking skin the next day, a fresh canvas if you like.

I also use Omorovicza’s Cleansing Foam. I’ve never had a full-sized one before, so this feels very decadent. I would say be careful and only use it when you want a squeaky clean finish. Too often and it can make skin feel a little tight.

These however, are the three (blogger favourite) products I’ll be reviewing – let’s see what all the fuss is about!

Sunday Riley Oil (15ml – £45)

Luna Sleeping Night Oil helps to lessen visibility of lines and wrinkles, while correcting signs of damage caused by sun, time and everyday exposure to pollutants.

Tata Harper Moisturiser (30ml £74)

Infused with actual diamond dust, this complexion-perfecting potion blurs the visibility of fine lines while imparting a youthful, ‘soft focus’ effect.

Indie Lee Toner (120ml £30)

Alcohol free. A potent antioxidant, CoQ-10 works to protect from (and repair) the ageing effects of free radicals, while stabilising skin’s pH.

I’ll give the By Terry Brightening Serum a try as well, but I think my skin’s shiny, sorry glowy, enough already.

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