Friday, 17 October 2014

Glossybox - October 2014

I have been looking forward to this box for a while now because I knew the design would be cool! It is inspired by Pop Art and there are four different colour boxes. I received the yellow version, but the base of the actual Glossybox is pink. I hoped to get the blue one, but it is what’s inside which really counts!
NUXE Crème Fraîche de Beauté Masque
| £19.50 – |
At first I thought this would be a hair product, but I was wrong. I am actually interested in trying this product. It is also a full size product at 50ml and NUXE skincare products are supposed to be very nice.

être belle Liplift Peel
| €12.95 – ê |
This is another full size (15ml) product and the brand is completely new to me. It is a lip exfoliator, but it has a creamy texture as opposed to the regular sugar scrub types. It will be interesting to see how well it works compared to a more abrasive exfoliator like the e.l.f stick one.

So Susan Flutter Mascara
| £14.95 – |
This is a full size mascara and it sounds right up my street. It is supposed to give you carbon black curvy lashes. I cannot wait to try this!

Ciaté Paint Pot in Knickerbockerglory (012)
| £9 – |
I only own one Ciaté nail polish, which seems a similar colour to this one. I find the formula great, but the brand doesn’t interest as much because £9 for a nail polish is a bit steep, especially for a regular shade like this one. Nevertheless, Knickerbockerglory is a beautiful hot fuchsia pink shade and the name is quite catchy!

YVES ROCHER Quelques Notes d’Amour Perfume
| £33 – |
The bottle for this perfume is stunning. It has a heart indent on one side of the bottle in the glass. The perfume also smells mature, but delicate. I wouldn’t pick it out for myself, but it is lovely and refreshing. I just love miniature perfume bottles!

Rimmel Matte BB Cream in Light
| £6.99 – |
I have been meaning to try the regular version of this for ages, but I just prefer foundation. This is a decent size though and will be on hand for if/when I decide to try it.
Overall this was a really great box and I love the Pop Art theme! I find all of the products interesting and I will definitely be trying them all. My favourite product would either be the mascara or perfume and my least favourite would be the matte BB cream. For this month’s box, Glossybox didn’t include a product info card and instead send an electronic copy to your e-mail address. I think this was a great idea and more eco-friendly! I hope they continue it for November’s box.

What are your thoughts on this box?

Monday, 6 October 2014

Review: CARGO Let's Meet In Paris Palette

I was browsing FeelUnique and came across this palette and I had no idea it existed! I am in love with anything French/Parisian, so I just had to have this palette.
The design is very French and classy. It has a black fabric covering with a gold damask chandelier print all over it, which covers the whole palette. It has a magnetic flip opening, which reveals a mirror and a black plastic base which houses twelve eyeshadows. Also included inside the palette is a dual ended eyeshadow brush.
The eyeshadows are very pigmented and soft. Each one is 0.8g and there is a mixture of different shades and finishes. You have very wearable shades and then pops of colour. Even though they are much pigmented, I would still use an eye primer because it will just add to the pigmentation and quality.
MACARON - metallic light gold shimmer
EIFFEL TOWER - true metallic gold
LOUVRE - metallic blue based silver
CRÈME BRÛLÉE - metallic gold copper
BONJOUR - dark brown with gold glitter
CAFÉ - dark chocolate brown with gold glitter
BAGUETTE - soft matte beige
CROISSANT - duo chrome brown with green hue
VERSAILLES - dark metallic forest green with glitter
MADAME - dark metallic purple with glitter
BASTILLE - metallic gunmetal with glitter
BERET - smoky metallic black with glitter
The brush included is dual ended, with one end being a slanted eyeliner brush and the other being a small shading brush. It is a very handy inclusion in this palette.

I love the design of this palette so much and the eyeshadow names are so cute. The design is simply beautiful and you get a good mixture of eyeshadows. They are also decently sized and the only disappointment is the shade Bastille, which barely swatched at all and it has a strange texture which is different to the other eleven, so I would call this the dud shade of this otherwise stunning palette. The brush is quite handy, but I prefer using my favourite eye brushes. The magnetic fastening is very sturdy and the overall palette feels very durable. The inside plastic base can get dirty, but you can clean this with a small damp cotton bud if you like.

Overall this is a great palette and it is extremely versatile. In truth I probably wouldn’t get much use out of it, but the Parisian theme just sold it for me. As I was quite late getting this palette,  I don’t believe it is widely available anymore.

Price - £35        Rating - 4/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - No
Available at -

What do you think of this palette?

Friday, 3 October 2014

Perfume Power! - Britney Spears 'Hidden Fantasy'

This is the fifth Fantasy perfume I have bought, and mostly in aid of the Fantasy post I have planned for you.

The bottle has a glass red spherical shape with icy pink diamantes. The band around the neck of the bottle is a ruby red shade and the cap is rounded and made of translucent red plastic. Lastly, it has the regular perfume spritzer to dispense the liquid.
The fragrance notes are:-

Top Notes: Orange, Tangerine, Lemon Verbena & Neroli
Middle Notes: Clove, Sweet Notes, Lily & Jasmine
Base Notes: Vanilla, Wood, Sandalwood & Amber

The bottle, like the others from the Fantasy range, is very well designed and lovely to look at. The vanilla, tangerine, orange and lemon notes stand out the most and it is slightly strong, but not too overpowering. I think it would appeal to any age, because the floral notes balance out the fruity ones. It does last quite a long time on the skin and it is an overall lovely scent.

I really like this perfume and it smells close to the original Fantasy perfume, but it has more depth to it. I wouldn’t call it a favourite scent of mine, but it is lovely and I enjoy wearing it!

Price - £23        Rating - 4/5
Recommend - Yes       Re-Purchase - Yes
Available at -

What on your thoughts on this perfume?

♥ ♥