Friday, 12 February 2016

Glossybox - February 2016

I always look forward to the themed Glossyboxes and this box just looks lovely. I love the colours and the little love design on the lid (better than last February’s box!). Inside the tissue paper is the same hot pink colour as the base of the box and the tissue confetti is white.
Here is what I got in my Valentine’s Day themed Glossybox for February:-
Nicka K New York 24H Waterproof Eyeliner in Dark Brown
| 0.3g - £3.99 |
This is a nice product. I like the colour and it could also be used for your brows because it is so soft and the tip is quite fine. It definitely doesn’t stay on for twenty-four hours. It is slightly water resistant, but not waterproof. It doesn’t compare to the Urban Decay ones.

MUA Power Pout Glaze Low Voltage Gloss in Rapture
| 3.2ml - £3.50 |
This looks like a chubby lipstick at first and when you take the cap off, it reveal the wide, flat lip brush applicator. They could have definitely got away with a slightly smaller applicator. You twist the bottom up to dispense the product. It smells of vanilla and is very glossy looking. It is also rather sticky! The shade is a neutral brown rose and does look nice on the lips. I wouldn’t use it again though because I hate lipgloss!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Floral Slanted Tweezers
| 1 tweezer - £8.00 |
There is quite a lot of wasted packaging for this product. The item itself is not too interesting just some florally looking tweezers. They work ok, nothing special and I definitely wouldn’t pay full price for them. I’ve got e.l.f tweezers that are just as good for a fraction of the price of these.

NAOBAY Protective Hair Mask Volume Conditioner
| 200ml - £10.64 |
This product does smell really nice, but I’m just not into hair products. I will see if my Mum fancies giving this a go.

Wilkinson Sword Intuition Razor
| 1 razor - £6.99 |
This is quite a large product and it’s pink (goes with the love theme I guess). It is an interesting concept because it has soap cartridge attached to the blade, so you don’t need to use separate shaving creams/gels. I am yet to try this out, but it is something that does seem quite interesting to me. For the size, it is almost weightless!
Overall this was a great box and I am looking forward to next month’s box, mostly because I used my Glossydots to buy it!

What are your thoughts on this box?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Lipstick in Ex-Girlfriend

Ex-Girlfriend - sheer nude rose with pink shimmer

You get 3.4g of this lipstick and the packaging is gorgeous! The outer box is gold and white themed with stripes and the lipstick tube itself follows the same theme, but in gold and black. It kind of has the old UD lipstick tube style. You lift the whole cap off and then twist the bottom to dispense the lipstick. It also has the traditional lipstick shape, not like the UD Revolution lipsticks. This lipstick is also unscented, really creamy and immensely pigmented.

Overall this is an amazing lip product. The whole packaging is so attractive and this colour is beautiful. I would buy more of the shades, but they are quite bright and I don’t think I would really get use out of them.

£16.00 -

What do you think of this product?

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Monday, 11 January 2016

Glossybox - January 2016

Say hello to the first Glossybox of the year! Let’s see what goodies I received this month:
UNANI Dermo Defense Face Mask
| 100ml - £11.36 |
I’m not really into face masks, but I do use them. I will be giving this ago and it smells quite nice too.

Teeez Cosmetics Oasis Gem Lipstick in Coral Onyx
| 2g - £11.93 |
The packaging for this product is quite funky and the shade looks really bright. It is a matte shade. It applies quite nice and slightly sheer, but the colour can be built up. It also has that old fashioned powder pearls smell (if you know what I mean), which is actually quite nice.

ANGÈLE Paris Nail Lacquer in Red
| 2ml - £6.32 |
This is a really nice red shade; it’s what I call a proper red shade because when you apply the first coat it doesn’t look like a streaky pink (like cheap red nail polishes). It recommends two coats, but I think you could get away with the one and it looks really elegant. You definitely need nicely conditioned nails for this shade, and my nails are in a little bit of a sorry state at the moment!

Madara Cellular Repair Serum
| 15ml - £38 |
Another serum for me to try. I’m not overly excited about this product because I don’t really see the point of serums, but I am only 22.

GLOSSYBOX Eyeshadow in Glossy Mauve
| 3g - £7.10 |
The pan for this product is huge! It’s like twice the size of a regular full size eyeshadow. It has nice pigmentation and applies quite nice too. I don’t tend to buy/keep single powder eyeshadows because I prefer palettes, so I don’t know if I will get too much use out of this product.
Overall this was a good box and a great start to the new Glossy year. I am looking forward to February’s box, mostly because it is free for me as I have cashed in some Glossydots. For next month’s box, everyone gets an MUA Power Pout Glaze and you get to pick the colour you want. You have to be subscribed to the e-mails to choose your shade because you will be sent an e-mail with the shade choices.

What are your thoughts on this box?

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Inspirational Quotes #12 - Those Who Don't Believe

Quote: The Minpins by Roald Dahl (1991)

Monday, 4 January 2016

Urban Decay Travel-Size Set of 5 Sets in Cosmic and Delirious

I saw these two sets before Christmas, but thought they were quite expensive at £25.00 each so I didn’t bother. But with the after Christmas sales, I snapped them up for £15.75 each, BARGAIN! I love these pencils and have so many already, but I just can’t resist getting more.

Both limited edition sets include five travel size (0.8g) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils, with Cosmic being described as edgy neutrals and Delirious as colourful as and edgier than average neutrals.

This is the more neutral set of shades and I really like the shades Trick and Supply.
Zero - medium black (semi-matte)
Stag - deep warm brown (satin)
Cosmic - bright white (pearl)
Trick - medium dark copper brown (shimmer)
Supply - medium dark burgundy brown (shimmer)

Price - £25.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - Yes
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This is the more vibrant and smoky set of shades and my two favourite shades are Delirious and Accuse.
Perversion - blackest black (matte)
Zodiac - blackened brown with forest green and gold (sparkle)
Delirious - medium dark eggplant purple (shimmer)
Accuse - medium dark bright blue (sparkle)
Muse - dark chocolate brown with gold (pearl)

Price - £25.00   Rating - 5/5
Recommend - Yes        Re-Purchase - Yes
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I love these pencils so much! They are so rich, creamy and pigmented and I love it when UD bring these little sets out. For future sets, I wish they would include different shades because they always pick Zero (which is their 2nd best black shade) and they seem to like including Perversion now, which is their best black shade and this isn’t a bad thing, but every set like this they include one of the blacks and you end up with a million of them! (I prefer Perversion to Zero though) | CLICK HERE | to read my overall review of this type of pencil from UD.

Which is your favourite shade set; Cosmic or Delirious?