Have you ever written a post and forget to schedule it? Well, lately I keep forgetting to do the simple things and scheduling this post was definitely one of them. I got the Beautiful Escape Edition at the beginning of August and I know it is already too late to talk about it, but hey I already had the post written and the photos taken so it would be such a waste of effort if I didn’t publish it…

I am not subscribed to any beauty boxes, I just think even though sometimes there are really good ones, in my opinion most of the time they are a big miss. When I saw Estee Lauder Summer Beautiful Escape Edition, I just couldn’t stop myself. Also it is not like being subscribed to a beauty box, right? It’s just £25 (and came to £21.5 with 15% discount code on their website), so it was a bargain. I tried some of the products before and the main reason of getting that was a full size MAC mascara and mini surf spray (which I’m a fan) and just these two products cost more than the value of the bag.

Beautiful Escape Edition

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair 7ml

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair… I don’t know where to start talking about this serum. It is by far one of the best serums, if not the best you can get. Even though it comes with a big price tag, it is good and it delivers what it promises. So it definitely deserves the every single penny you spend on it. If you can’t justify buying the full size and keen to try that product, now you have one more reason to buy this bag. This 7 ml product will last you probably 1-2 weeks (of course depending on how much you use) and within this time you’d easily makeup your mind about it. Also if you already have the full size, this small size will come handy for travelling.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 7ml

Smashbox primer is a cult product and it is one of the products that actually work on my oily/dehydrated skin. It makes the foundation sit well and also last longer. I’m not usually a primer person, but when I need my makeup to look flawless then this primer is what I go for. If you are looking for a primer which will help the foundation last whole day without looking cakey, then give this one a try.

Estée Edit Dissolve the Drama 15ml

One tiny makeup remover…Estée Edit is one of the ranges I’m curious about, however, after this product I’m not sure if I want to try others. I’m not happy with this makeup remover. It burns my eyes and also doesn’t really remove the makeup properly. After that first experience, I don’t think I’ll ever be buying this product.

Clinique Pep Start™ Eye Cream 3ml

This is such a light eye cream that it’s absorbed so quickly and leaves the eye area hydrated and smooth. I must say it is not as hydrating as my trusty Kiehl’s Avocado eye cream and I didn’t see any drastic changes, but it is still good. If you are looking for a lightweight eye cream which absorbs quickly, then you should consider this one.

Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask To Quench Skin’s Thirst 30ml

This overnight mask is one of the best ones. It makes the skin feel smoother and hydrated. This might be a little bit heavy for warmer months, but once the cold months arrive, this will definitely save the skin from dehydration and flaky patched. Use it once or twice a week and wait for it to make its magic. Even though I am not too keen on the scented skincare products, I love the sweet smell of it, it is just so delicious!

The Beautiful Escape Edition Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick & Discount Codes

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick – Golden Pink 0.9g

If you have oily skin then it is most likely to have oily eye lids as well. This cream shadow stick claims to stay put for 8 hours. Most of the time those claims don’t mean much to me, but I’d say this is one of the long lasting cream shadow I’ve used. Ok, it doesn’t last for 8 hours on me, but it lasts quite a good time. It is fuss-free, soft and easy to apply.

Bumble and bumble Surf Spray 50ml

Finding not one but two of your favourite products in a beauty bag is a win. I tried many surd sprays and I keep coming back to this one. I have fine and thin hair, this spray helps me add some volume and gives beautiful beach waves. It is not something I use everyday, however, in summer when I want that effortless beach look then salt spray is a must have.

MAC In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara 13ml

Saved the best for the last! A full size MAC Extreme Dimension mascara… I can’t say that it is the best mascara ever but I’d easily say that it is one of the good ones. This mascara costs £19.50, it is almost the price of the Beautiful Escape Edition. I can’t say much about the length but the volume it gives is really good. It is easy to layer up and it doesn’t smudge easily… It ticks almost all the boxes!

Beautiful Escape Edit is good for testing out the products which you have on your wishlist. Also having minis/travel size products are good for travelling, they don’t take much space and also you don’t need to worry about destroying the full size of your beloved product.

Another good thing about this deal, getting discount codes across Estee Lauder companies.

  • Join Estee Lauder E-List Loyalty Programme and receive 15% off your first purchase
  • Use code TRAVEL-9NL-MNJGEP for 15% off your next order over £25 at clinique.co.uk
  • ORIGINSTRAVEL15 for 15% off at origins.co.uk
  • JETSET17-9RR-YLC2TT to claim 6 ml sample of the strobe cream at maccosmetics.co.uk
  • BBTRAVEL-9S4-3MZZMZ for 15% off your next order over £45 at bobbibrown.co.uk
  • BbTRAVEL for 20% discount at bumbleandbumble.co.uk
  • SBXTRAVEL10 for £10 off when you spend £40+ at smashbox.co.uk

Have you purchased Estee Lauder Beautiful Escape Edition? What do you think about minis? Do you have a drawer full of samples and travel size products?

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  • You got some really amazing products in this box. It really seems worth the price! Hope you have a lovely week hun. Gemma x

  • Nina

    I used to use this Estee Lauder serum and loved it.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Of curse I have a gigantic drawer full of skincare samples and travel sizes. And the Estée Lauder ANR II is a staple in my routine, I just repurchased it for the third or fourth time in a row.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • I’ve heard great things about Origins – unfortunately none of the other products on the list are something I would try. But seems like a really great variety of products 🙂


  • Wow that’s a really good bargain that you got here! Such great value for money. I’m glad you still shared the post 🙂
    Sample sizes are great, especially with high-end products if you want to try them out before splurging on the full-size version. The Bobbi Brown stick eyeshadow is gorgeous, and that would already last you a good few months as a mini!

    Julia x
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  • Lauren Letizio

    Wow this bag came with some REALLY good products. I have been wanting to try a lot of these too!


  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I too have always been on the fence about subscription boxes… They can be very hit and miss, especially over here in the UK they are just not that impressive! I absolutely love the look of this one, though… Just look at all those amazing brands included! Would love to get my hands on it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, lovely! xoxo