Friday, 16 October 2015

Glossybox - October 2015

I can’t believe that we are nearly half way through October already! It seems like the year has flown by recently. I wasn’t really looking forward to this box, but it has surprised me a bit. Here is what I received this month:
So Susan Haute Light Highlighting Pencil
| £15.00 |
I prefer a highlighter like Benefit High Beam, so it will be interesting to see how this works. It does come across relatively creamy for a sharp jumbo pencil.

Talika Photo-Hydra Day Moisturiser
| 30ml - £24.85 |
Another moisturiser for your face is always very useful.  I can’t really see it being anything special.

Nicka K Airbrush Blending Sponge
| £6.50 |
This looks quite a bit like the BeautyBlender, but has a different shape. I imagine it will do the exact same thing, but it is a lot cheaper option. I am interested in giving it a try, although I prefer the old finger and hand method of applying foundation and concealer.

Jelly Pong Pong Play Paint in Damson
| £8.95 |
It is in a cute little tube and has the usual fruity scent. The colour is actually quite scary to me and considering the type of product that it is I most likely won’t bother trying it out!

Lanolips Lip Ointment with Colour & SPF15 in Rhubarb
| 12.5g - £7.99 |
A know a lot of bloggers like Lanolips lip products, but it is not something that appeals to me. I hate lipgloss and anything sticky or tacky on my lips, so I will be finding a new home for this product straight away. Although I think the colour does look beautiful in the tube.

This box did have a nice range of products, however I can be quite picky and there is not many of the five that I would actually use. The two lip products are just too bright colour wise for me and the texture of the products put me off too. And the other three items just don’t really interest me.

It was a nice box, but clearly wasted on me. I think I am just getting bored with beauty boxes now. I’m definitely stayed subscribed until the Christmas box, but beyond that I just don’t know.

What are your thoughts on this box?

Monday, 8 June 2015

Glossybox - June 2015

The preview for June’s box didn’t seem very interesting, so I wasn’t really expecting much. I was a little surprised to find what was included, because it was a good mix of products for a picky person like me, who is really only interested in make-up. Here is what I received this month:-
MONU Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist
| 50ml - £11.95 |
This product sounds quite versatile, as you can use it to refresh, fix and lightly fragrant your face. I am interested in trying this and on the plus side, it smells quite nice too.

Halo Fragrance Free Facial Wipes
| 10 Wipes - £1.20 |
I will definitely use these, but as far as I can tell it doesn’t promise anything special.

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster
| 150ml - £14.55 |
This seems like quite an interesting product and it smells great. I cannot wait to test this.

Essence The Gel Nail Polish in 11) 4 Ever Young
| 8ml - £1.71 |
I have already swatched this and it is a beautiful colour. The formula looks promising and the brush is quite flat and squared.

Glossybox Flash Tattoos
| 12 Tattoos - £6.50 |
These are not something I am excited about. I’m quite surprised they were included actually, as they seem a bit juvenile to me. I will most likely use them, but just to mess about and get rid of them.

I do actually like this box. I will get use out of everything included, although I am a little disappointed with the tattoos. I’m mostly interested in make-up, as hair products and most body products don’t really interest me, but the ones that were included in this month’s box do seem useful and like something I wouldn’t mind trying (although I wouldn’t have purchased them myself to try!).

I am definitely looking forward to July’s box because it is supposed to be French inspired!

What are your thoughts on this box?

Friday, 29 May 2015

My Little PROVENCE Box - May 2015

This month’s box is Provence themed and I am a little excited about it too. I have also noticed that the majority of the products are from one brand. Here is what I got:-
L’Occitane Mer & Mistral Shower Gel
| 50ml - £12.00 |
This smells heavenly and a lot like a Noble Isle shower gel I had before. I do quite like receiving shower gel samples, just not every month.

L’Occitane Roses et Reines Hand & Nail Cream
| 10ml - £14.00 |
This is in such a cute tube and the rose scent is quite nice, but I’m not really into hand creams. There’s just something about them!

L’Occitane Verbena Body Lotion
| 30ml - £20.00 |
This smells amazing and the bottle is so cute, but I hate body lotions!

L’Occitane Verbena Leaf Soap
| 25g - £4.50 |
I love how the shape of the soap is a leaf and I am actually interested in trying it. You use it for your face and it is supposed to lightly exfoliate too. I hope it smells just as good as the body lotion.

My Little Beauty Crayon Épatant
| 1.5g - £9.00 |
This is a nice addition and a sort of chocolate brown shade. I’m not sure how I would use it, as it’s slightly too big for an eyeliner and it’s not my kind of shade for an all over eye base.

My Little Beauty The Sunny Cuff
| Metal cuff & 2 threads - £15.00 |
This is an interesting addition too. It’s not something I am interested in, and the cuff doesn’t fit my wrist anyway. You get two colour threads, which you use to create a pattern through the holes on the cuff. I will be giving this to my Sister and it will keep her occupied too (she’s 18 lol)!
I love the theme for this box so much. You also got Provence inspired fashion magnets included. Anything Parisian themed is a winner for me. I wasn’t exactly sold on the products included in this box, but the design is perfect!

What are your thoughts on this box?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Haul: Happy Birthday to Me!

As you can probably tell from the title, it is my birthday today! I thought I would share what I got with you. I did receive money too, but you don’t need to see that.

My parents got me a Mikey London Rose Gold Chain Bracelet, which is extendable because I have quite big wrists. They also got me a Kipling Bag. I’m not too sure what it is called, but it is black with coloured birds all over it. It also has a pink monkey called Alyssa.

My sister got me a Floral Thoughts ‘Apple’ Candle and H.Samuel Long Stud Earrings, which have a light lilac stone design. She also visited a LUSH shop for the first time the other week and asked me if I wanted anything. I told her of a couple of things I was interesting in trying, but she came back empty handed, or so I thought! When I opened my gifts I found she had bought me LUSH Grease Lightning and a LUSH Soap Stack in Rock Star & Godmother. She actually didn’t realise that she had bought a soap stack; she assumed it was just a bar of Rock Star. I can’t wait to use these products because the soaps smell amazing and I’ve heard great things about the spot treatment.

I also treated myself to a little gift. I did the same last year as it was my 21st, but I think it’s going to be a tradition now. Last year I received a discount gift from and used it to purchase the Dior Addict IT-LASH Mascara. This year I used their gift to buy myself the Lancôme Hypnȏse STAR Mascara in 01 Midnight Noir, and I just can’t wait to try it! I will definitely be doing a review on this mascara very soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Do you have any product recommendations for me?

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Glossybox - May 2015

I wasn’t really looking forward to this box from the previews I saw last month, but each box is still a surprise. Here is what I got this month:-
MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand in Midnight Storm
| £6.95 |
The colours do look quite pretty, but I find the points are too large for eyeliner. For someone who is not a pro at applying eyeliner, I try and buy pencils with smaller points. They do feel quite creamy and apply nice when swatched, so I am sure they could probably be used as bases, although I do sense that they would be buggers for creasing!

Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel
| 40ml - £15.93 |
This looks kind of odd in the tube, but I am interested to try it because I’ve only ever tried cream moisturisers.

Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam
| 70ml - £7.95 |
This is not really a product that interests me. I get why it exists, but I would want my hair to feel clean and not just look clean. I would still opt for an actual full hair wash.

SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate
| 30ml - £12.00 |
I am quite interested in trying this, as I am sure most women would. I’ve not seen a product like this before, so if it works I will let you know. It does smell rather funky (not in a good way) though!

Collection Field Day Lipstick in 1) Pink Rose
| £2.99 |
The packaging of this lipstick looks and feels quite cheap, but the colour does look beautiful and it does smell quite nice.
I think this was quite a good box actually. I’m not really interested in a couple of the products, but will get use out of the majority of them. You also got a free My Glossy Notes A5 notebook. I’m not sure why this was included, but it is quite nice to have.

What are your thoughts on this box?