TotalBeauty The Summer Prep Collection

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Summer is around the corner and I for one want to be ready!  The Summer Prep Collection by is a great beauty box of travel-friendly essentials to keep you glowing and gorgeous all summer long.  TotalBeauty revealed a couple of the products on their website when the first launched the box but the other products were a mystery!  So yay!  First peek at the goods in the box!!! WHOOP!  The Summer Prep Collection retails for $25 but the value is over $95.  Great deal, right?

Pssttt… I am giving you a discount code at the end of the post…

totalbeauty the summer prep collectionAs soon as I opened up the Summer Prep Collection box there were a couple of things that made me giddy.  Don’t you love that?  When you know you will love something immediately?

What’s inside?

Purlisse Pur-Protect SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer – Full Size, retails for $55

Right away, the first product I pulled out of the box is worth more than double the price tag.  It is a great daily moisturizer that provides awesome sun protection.  There is a light, fresh sunscreen scent to it which I kinda like.  It isn’t strong and it reminds me of summertime.  I personally try to wear sunscreen daily YEAR ROUND.  I prefer that my sun protection not be in my actual foundation but in an actual product.  Reason being is that I take a TON of photos of myself for my blog and I don’t want that white flash-back that you can sometimes get with SPF foundations.   I am really happy to see this included.

Gleam by Melanie Mills Body Radiance (Light Gold or Bronze Gold) – Deluxe Sample, $15 value

It is a transfer-resistent, non-staining, no streaking, all-in-one makeup, moisturizer, and glow for the body and face.   I received the shade Bronze Gold and I seriously love it.  I am kinda light right now but I applied it to my legs today they were seriously gleaming with the reminiscence of a European vacation.  I can totally see myself wearing this all summer long.  Very happy discovery!

Suntegrity Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – 3 sample packets, $5 value

As soon as I picked up one of the sample packets I noticed that it was an Allure Best of Beauty award winner, so you know it is quality stuff.  It is a cruelty-free, vegan, rich, non-greasy, “chem-free” face sunscreen that offers Broad Spectrum Protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays.  Infused with youth promoting antioxidants and astaxanthin, this 3-in-1 product functions as a face moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup primer!  Red algae and Certified Organic: aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea provide the face with additional sun defense and hydration.  Large doses of uncoated, non-nano zinc-oxide protect the skin while providing anti-inflammatory properties that help with rosacea, acne, and melanoma.  The full size retails for $45.  I am hoping to love this because it sounds SPECTACULAR!!!

nelson j Healing Masks (Coconut, Pomegranate & Rosemary Mint) – 3 sample packets, $10.50 value

When I pulled these out of the box I immediately saw the words Argan Oil and knew I would love it.  My hair is really shiny and healthy-looking but I have recently been told by my hair stylist that it is lacking moisture.  It has been a while since I have tried a hair mask so I am stoked to try it.  And quite honestly, I prefer to have sample packets of hair masks because I like to try so many different ones all the time.  I tend to move on to another before I have fully used up a whole tub and I feel wasteful when that happens.  The scents are something I am really looking forward to with these!

CoTZ Face Natural Skintone SPF 40 – deluxe sample, $5 value

This sunscreen sports a natural skin tone (a.k.a. it is tinted).  It feels silky soft, blends translucent, has a sheer matte finish and will not irritate or sting.  It is 100% free of preservatives, chemical sunscreens and oils.  The soft matte finish of this leads me to want to use it as a primer, as the tint really doesn’t stick around.  I didn’t notice that it evened out my skin, but the next time I have a pool party I will be wearing this so I don’t feel like my skin is completely naked!

Kitsch Basic Hair Ties – Full set, $9 value

I have an unhealthy addiction to hair ties.  I have a bazillion of them and I keep collecting more.  I lose them a lot so my hoarding is sort of excused.  I personally love the elastic-y hair ties because they are more gentle on my hair so that creates less breakage and it doesn’t leave a crease in my hair.  If I want to pull my hair out of the hair tie mid-day I know that it will look good.  I also like that they are cute on my wrist and a can coordinate with my outfits!  #crazygirlproblems!

Final Thoughts on The Summer Prep Collection

I think that the entire box is a really great value.  My favorite things were the Gleam Body Radiance and the Kitsch hair ties.  Okay, the hair masks too.  I LIKE IT ALL!  There I said it.  I know I will get use out of everything.  The Summer Prep Collection from is great.  Again, it retails for $25 and is worth more than $95.  I have a coupon code for my readers, too!  SUMMER15 will get you 15% off of your next Total Beauty Collection purchase!  Score!

What are your favorite things in the box?  Tell me in the comments!

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  • carley

    I wanna try the coconut healing mask

    • Laura

      It sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?

  • Nidia Doherty

    I’m really into hair masques right now. Those sound really nice! And, I have the same issue with hair ties. I want them to match, too! I always have one in my hair or on my wrist!.. and one behind the couch, and the dog snagged one, and one fell in the trashcan by accident… lol

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    The hair bands are pretty much all I would be happy with.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I have those hair ties and love ’em. Like you, I need to have tons of hair ties; for some reason, they just magically disappear.

  • GlitteryGlossy

    I’m becoming a freak for hair ties. And yay for plenty of sun protection!

  • Honeygirlk

    I have so many of those hair ties from Twistband – the original maker as well as many I make my own. I lolve them. Great box. :D

  • Kim Porter

    This is the perfect box for summer. I love those hair ties.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I always use those kind of hair ties!

  • Eugenia

    I love those kinds of hair ties!

  • Mom Home Guide

    The daily moisturizer with sunscreen looks great — I always try to wear sunscreen, too!

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    This box sounds phenomenal. Love the hair ties they are some of my faves. I want every thing in this!!! Great post!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    The Gleam radiance lotion sounds great.

  • Amber

    What a great selection! I need to try Gleam. I hear rave reviews! The hair masks sound amazing too!

  • Phyrra

    What a cute box

  • Sheila Arkee

    Definitely a great value.

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    Great products! I love the hair ties.

  • Justina

    Loving this box!

  • beautybymissl

    Great box! Purlisse Pur-Protect SPF 30 Essential Daily Moisturizer is something I definitely want to try.

  • Miranda Mendoza

    Those hair ties are a staple in my house!

  • Anastasia

    Love those hair ties! I have so many of them, and I’m always happy to hoard more :)

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    What a cute little box!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Looks like a good box.

  • Norah Salazar

    What a cool box!

  • kSquaredGlamour

    awesome box, i love the hair ties :)

  • Ange

    I want to try those hair masks!