Well Hello there, I have just received my November edition of GlossyBox. Now this month there is no theme and the packaging is back to basics but none-the-less I am looking forward to checking it out. So without further A due;
So as you can see, not a huge amount this month but some nice products in this box.
Umberto Giannini – Miracle Worker – Full Size Product rrp £8 125ml – This is a anti-frizz serum that is applied to dry hair before bed as an overnight mask but can also be used before blow drying, on mid lengths for added shine or can be added to mousse for shine with hold. A versatile product I am looking forward to testing out.
Burt’s Bees – Lip Shine – Full Size Product rrp £6.99. I was relieved when I saw this in my box. There was 6 colours available in the range and I was a little dubious to which shade I would received but I have to admit I am very pleased. It is in a natural candy Pink tone and is perfect for my colouring. The Lip Shine isn’t overly sticky either which is one thing I personally dislike about lip glosses.
Lollipops Make Up - Eye Pencil – Full Size Product rrp 14 Euro – This is the last of the full size products, and once again I am pleased. This eye pencil is a retractable pencil that provides a deep colour finish with long lasting result. It also contains Vitamin E with anti-aging and anti-radical action.
MONU Skincare – Refining Capri Facial Oil – 30ml Sample rrp £26 100ml – I am overly excited about this product being in the box, I have heard a great deal about this brand and this particular oil sound perfect for my skin. It claims to balance oily skin and decongest pores to ensure breakouts remain a thing of the past. It is gentle enough to be used morning and night or can be used as an intensive treatment instead of a night cream.
H20+ – Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment – 8ml Sample rrp £27.50 50ml – Now I am always a tad disappointed when I see samples of this size in my boxes. I am an avid freebie hunter and regularly receive samples much larger that this for free. I get that some brands are just too expensive to send out bigger samples but none-the-less my heart still sinks. Anyways, This is a mask, You apply after cleansing – all over the skin, allow to set for 5 minutes then rub in the excess. No need to rinse or rub off. It is said to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst delivering deep hydration. I look forward to trying this out but there is only enough for one use maybe two.
So once again I am Really Very happy with my box, I am trying out new brands I never thought I would And am reaching out of my comfort zone and have found some amazing products along the way.
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Hi Guys and welcome to Novembers unboxing of You Beauty Discovery Box. The idea behind these boxes is that you get to choose 2 beauty related products from a selection available, you receive your two items, plus a couple of little goodies, usually samples of a high end brand, and receive your box within two – five working days…. All for £6.95 with Free p&p. So lets take a look at what I received;
I am Loving this box, There as a great selection of items on offer this month, skin care and hand care products but as usual, being a beauty addict, I chose two cosmetic products.
Magnifibres - Brush-on False Lashes – Full Size Product RRP £16.99
I am absolutely over the moon for receiving this product. I have admired it from afar but was cautious about paying the full £16.99 for essentially a mascara that might not do what it says on the tin. I hate wearing false lashes as I can never apply them properly, they LOOK false which sometimes is the point but I don’t like looking like a drag act. I am SOOOOOO excited to try this out and I will be posting a review very soon as I am eager to try.
Bourjois - Cream Blush – Nude Velvet – Full Size Product rrp £6.99. Already I love this blusher, The colour is beautiful, It is a war coral colour perfect fr the more fair toned skin. It comes in a handy little compact complete with mirror. Bourjois is a perfect high street store brand that has all the qualities of a higher end brand. It is affordable but definitely great quality.
Merumaya - Melting Cleansing Balm & Iconic Youth Serum – both 2ml sample sachets rrp £14.50 100ml – So this isn’t the biggest of samples but as an added freebie it is more than acceptable. The cleansing Balm you are supposed to clean your face twice with to achieve the desired results but they haven’t really thought of this by only providing a single sample.
Aduna - Baobab Superfruit Powder – 4.5g Single Serve Sample rrp £7.99 80g – This Powdered drink is a rich source of vitamin C, has 50% fibre and is high in antioxidants. It can be drank straight mixed with water, sprinkled on cereal, porridge, yoghurt or blended into smoothies. This is not something I would usually try but It sounds really beneficial to your system so i may give it a go when I am having one of my ‘off’ days.
Overall I love You Beauty Discovery Boxes, you only get a small amount of items but they are always of great quality and even though I chose them, I am always excited to receive them through the door.
Summer is now becoming a long and distant memory, and the arrival of colder weather is getting closer.Thankfully E45’s New Range of hand creams is the perfect way to keep your skin nourished day and night. So regardless of the cold, your dry hands can feel soft.
I have always, for as long as I can remember had a small pot of E45 cream in my house, so when I was notified that I was chosen to try the E45 Intense Recovery Hand Creams I was excited, I have a different selection of hand creams by my bed side, but I have never tried the E45 range of hand creams, so on the arrival of the Bzzkit I was thrilled to see two decent sized hand creams and 10 samples with vouchers to give to my friends/family to try as well. I started right away and massaged the intense recovery hand cream to the tops and fingers of my hands, to my disappointment, there was no scent that I could detect. I love hand lotions, or lotions of any kind to have a yummy scent and make me smell amazing, but these hand creams have none. I suppose, this is good for those with sensitive skin, it prevents adding harsh chemicals and causing irritation.
The consistency seemed to be just right, after applying a small amount I realised that a little does go a long way, it goes on thickly, but once in contact with your body heat it thins out and spreads easily. My hands instantly felt refreshed like I had just washed them under a burst of cold water, I enjoy the feeling of massaging the hand creams in to my hand it was so relaxing & tranquil. To my surprise the product didn’t leave a greasy film on your skin either like most hand creams and I felt I could carry on with tasks straight after using the hand creams and not have to sit around and wait until the greasiness had died down, I found this product to be just right for me and after 5 days my hands was already transformed in to silky smooth hands from dry semi rough hands, my partner has complimented me on my new feel, so the answer to will I switch to E45 hand creams…. its a YES and I don’t think I will look elsewhere.
Have you tried the E45 Intense Recovery Range? What are your thoughts? xx
I have been very fortunate to receive a bundle of W7 products to review. Now I have always been a little dubious of budget brands, being so cheap do you really get what you pay for?
Now the Angle Eyes Palette consists of a beautiful colour range, the perfect combination of matte and shimmers all in the right colours. A base colour, Highlighter colours and dark smoky colours for dramatic looks. I love the versatility of this palette, only having 7 colours and 3 being very similar can be a little off putting but the colours work really well together. As you can see from the swatches, the pigmentation is a little hit and miss. The lighter shades were really hard to work with but the darker shades are really good. So overall not the best I have seen but not at all disappointing. The colours can be built up gradually to achieve a subtle day to a dramatic night look.
On the cover of the W7 Angel Eyes Palette it claims the eye-shadows are ‘Silky’, when I swatched them, I would have to agree with that statement. They feel really buttery when applied and glides onto the skin very smoothly. The swatches above are done with a single stroke.
I did find that the darker the colour, the greater the fallout of powder when applied, but I have come to expect this with high-pigmented eye-shadows. This is now one of my ‘go-to’ palettes on a night out and priced at £6.95 is amazing.
Mascara – W7 Showing Out & W7 Zoom
I am obsessed when it comes to mascaras. A good one can really make a difference to your look. I am always up for big bold voluminous lashes to finish my eyes. So these two mascaras from W7 sounded right up my street. I haven’t tried much from W7 but after this I may have to indulge a little more. Considering this was essentially a bargain mascara I was actually really impressed. I will be honest, It isn’t the best mascara I have tried in my lifetime but it certainly is good. The mascaras really fan out the lashes and gives good separation. As well as giving volume, it does t without getting clumpy. I found it wore very well, I didn’t encounter any smudging or flaking during the day.
I love the bright funky packaging, the intensity of colour is brilliant, it doesn’t clump or smudge which is great. There are no ranges of colours – only black – but I will definitely re-buy for the quality to price ratio.
W7 Nail Polish
Purple isn’t a colour you will find on my nails often, don’t get me wrong, it is a lovely colour – but for my skin tone I tend to go for more pastel shades rather than darker ones. All of that aside, I loved this polish. The image below is of one coat, with no base or top coat and look at that intensity of colour, The polish dries extremely fast which allows you to get on with the rest of the day. The polish wears really well, I had hardly no wear or tear after 3 days, and that is impressive, especially with a little one to run around after. I embellished one of my nails with the W7 Silver Glitter Dust and I love the effect, only a tiny amount is needed and they come in a whole range of colours. I will definitely be back for more.
Have you Tried any W7 Products? What are your thoughts?
1. Thorntons Chocolate Heaven Hamper £24.99 2. Joules Brilliant Weekend Toiletries Bag £45.00 3. Cath Kidstone Little Birds Messenger Bag £35.00 4. Twinings Tea Tray Gift Set £16.00 5. Laura Ashley Ultimate Indulgence £17.00 (normally £35) 6. Lady Million Christmas Gift Set 50ml £50.50 7. Great British Bake Off 2014 £10.00 8. Costa Coffee Set For 2 £28.00 9. Make Up Revolution Pro Make-up Collection £12.50 10. Health Club Day Pass for 2 £19.00 11. O.P.I Trend on Ten Mini Kit £11.75 12. River Island Tab Top Purse £10.00 13. Design Your Own Star Necklace £19.50 14. Benefit Sweet Tintations Gift Set £19.50 15. Personalised Vintage Floral A5 Notebook £12.99 16. Real Techniques Nic’s Pick £20.00
So it’s coming to the end of October and Christmas is firmly on everybody’s mind. Now every year I am extremely organised and am already finished by now but this year I have a little baby to take care off and everyday chores are a struggle let alone Christmas shopping, So I have been looking online for inspiration. Now, the majority of friends and family are female with only 2 males to shop for and nearly 20 females to look for, they definitely have the majority of my attention this year. So I have found some things I think you will like.
1. For the sweet lovers in the family The Thorntons Chocolate hamper is a great gift. With a huge selection of chocolate it is sure to satisfy Young and old alike
2. The Joules Weekend bag makes a gorgeous gift for ladies on the go! The floral fabric bag is great quality and it contains plenty of treats.
3. A little bag with room for your purse, phone, keys and lippie. Take it shopping or to the cinema where you only need the bare essentials.
4. For the Tea Lovers What about a Twinings Tea tray set for 2? Perfect for a little get together or for some ‘me’ time.
5. The Laura Ashley is exclusive to Boots and contains seven products perfect for the ultimate indulgence experience.
6. Why not treat some one you love to the Lady Million Christmas Gift Set, a beautifully sweet fragrance which is on my Christmas list this year.
7. With the popularity of baking rising and the ultra popular great British Bake Off showing over the summer, why not invest in the Great British Bake Off Recipe Book for a loved one? You never know, You might just receive some home made treats in return.
8. Costa Coffee Set For two is a sure thing for any coffee lovers out there for a classy pick me up.
9. For the beauty Lover, The Make-Up Revolution Pro Make-Up Collection is an exclusive gift set made especially for Superdrug. It contains a selection of their best sellers. – Its on my own list.
10. Why not treat someone special with a Spa Day for 2, Allow a friend or family member to relax and unwind on your behalf.
11. O.P.I Trend on Ten is for the Nail Polish Lovers out there, This set contains 10 beautiful shades that will impress anyone.
12. This is another item on my Christmas list this year, its the River Island Tab Top Purse. Remember, If you are planning on gifting a purse of any kind, to place some silver coins inside to ensure good luck and fortune.
13. A chance to design your own personalised star necklace using a variety of different gold, silver and rose gold star charms. The perfect Christmas gift!
14. The Benefit TINTernational superstars and their matching hydrating balms all together in one sweet set! Wear the hydrating balms alone for a sheer kiss of colour, or glide the mango butter formula on over our iconic tints to moisturise & condition.
15. For the bloggers out there, office workers, or anyone who just likes to write the hardback notebook is the perfect place to store those notes and can be personalised for that special touch.
16. Real Techniques Brush set is an essential gift for any make-up lover and any girl would love to have.
I hope this helps some of you and inspires you to shop.
How are you getting on? Have you done your Christmas Shopping Yet?
I would firstly like to say Thank you to ProductTesting.uk.com for allowing me to review this item.
Once I was selected to be a product tester, and my size was confirmed, I received the onesie, by F&F Tesco, promptly within 2 working days (I am unsure to whether this is the standard delivery time for Tesco Direct or was just the delivery time in this case). This to me is excellent service, not having paid for a next day delivery service, 2 working days is more than satisfactory for an item to be delivered. I didn’t need to wait long and was happy when I had a knock at the door. The item was delivered courier and I was required to sign for my delivery, so its important that you are in or have left instructions for a neighbour to accept on your behalf. The courier; MyHermes was polite and friendly and we had a pleasant chit chat at the door while I signed. This little touch of customer service makes a lot of difference and makes you feel confident to use that service again.
The Onesie is priced at £18 by F&F Tesco. I believe this to be excellent value for money. It is light enough to be worn all year round as well as being warm enough to wear in the cold winter months. The service was prompt, being delivered in 2 working days and was in perfect condition when delivered by Courier and not through the postage system. I would rate the item a 5/5 as the design is fun, The texture and materials are gorgeous and feel luxurious and it is light to wear. I was never a fan of onesies but have now been converted. I have actually ordered one in a different design for a friend as a Christmas gift.
Now, Opening the onesie, It is packaged in a long black F&F branded bag that was rolled up and taped for delivery convenience. Inside the black bag, the onesie was protected in a full length clear bag, still on the coat hanger, I was confident that my product had been protected. As it was a soft plush item, no damage could have been done, and I am intrigued to see how bulkier items are packaged and delivered. The Onesie itself is gorgeous, a rich plum colour with white polkadots in a velvety/furry textured feel. This feels so luxurious and and so soft against my skin. It is hooded and lined inside to offer optimum insulation without being too heavy to wear. I was always put off by onesies’ as I assumed they would be heavy and suffocating to wear, but this is the opposite. It is extremely warm without being suffocating. Being footless also helps, as you feel you have a little more freedom to move around. The zip runs down the entire front of the onesie to allow easy access in and can be unzipped when wearing if you feel a little warm. I have worn this onesie for 3 nights now and it is extremely comfortable, There is no need for Dressing gowns as this offers sufficient warmth for the upcoming winter months.
Have you tried a onesie from F&F? What are your thoughts?
Hey Guys, Last month I told you about my new love of You Beauty Discovery. The Box only costs £6.95 with no postage fees. You choose two products from the selection available. This month I was straight on it, The first of October I was on the You Beauty Discovery‘s website perusing the selection. I was drawn to two products in particular.
Wild About Beauty – Powder Eye-shadow £13 – So straight of the bat this little eye-shadow is worth twice the price of the entire box so it is definitely good value for money. I love this eye-shadow, it is in a nude chocolate colour. The pigmentation isn’t the strongest but can easily be built up for a more dramatic look. The small compact mirror is definitely handy and the bee design on the eye-shadow is cute as can be.
Me Me Me – Cherub’s Blush Cheek and Lip Tint £5.50 – Now I have never seen an item like this before so I chose purely out of curiosity. This is a lip and cheek tint, I immediately thought blusher, but no, not quite. It is in liquid form with a nail polish brush applicator. The colour is intense when applied and you have to be quick blending it out but it leaves a really nice tone, giving a rosy flushed look to your cheeks. I haven’t quite mastered the technique of applying but I’m pleased with the results so far.
Gold Collagen Forte – £3.99 50ml – This is a liquid food supplement with collagen, resveratrol,evening primrose oil, borage oil, L-carnosine,hyaluronic acid, N-acetylglucosamine, piper nigrum, I know, I don’t understand any of that either. This Drink has all of the ingredients to help anti-ageing. You drink one bottle a day to supply your body with all of the nutrients and vitamins it needs to battle the ageing process. This was an extra in my box.
CowShed – Anti-Ageing Perfecting Night Serum – £48 30ml – This was a freebie in my box, It is an anti-aging serum as the title suggests. This was only a 2ml sample so I can’t give a full review of it, needless to say it like any other serum in texture and easy to apply. I would like to test the full size bottle.
I am very happy with my You Beauty Discovery box again. I love the price and the quality of items you receive. I’m looking forward to next month already.
Have you tried You Beauty Discovery?
NSPA Pampering Jojoba & White Jasmine Body Scrub
NSPA is a UK based brand created by Nirvana Day Spa which offers a number of products in three ranges; Skincare, Bathing and hair. Despite the expensive looking branding it is exclusive to ASDA and available for a small price. The Body Polish is a clear gel like formula filled with little grains of walnut shell. I wet my skin, apply the polish and rub into my skin in small circular motions. The gel is very abrasive, which I like and is the most effective when used like this. The NSPA Body Polish leaves the skin free of dead skin cells so it looks bright, smooth and perfected and leaves your skin feeling super soft. This is down to the Jojoba and Rose Hip Oil and sandalwood essential oil. Not only do they help to soften the skin but the scent is just amazing.
Although this product is great for ex-foliating and renewing dead cells, it is quite harsh on super sensitive skin like mine. The scrub left my skin a little red and irritable but once calmed, my skin was beautifully soft and smooth. This is a great product for anyone with ‘normal’ to dry skin and is worth every penny of its very inexpensive price tag.
NSPA Pampering Jojoba & White Jasmine Soothing Body Scrub retails at £4.95 for a 200ml tub which is excellent value. This is a great product for anyone with ‘normal’ to dry skin and is worth every penny of its very inexpensive price tag.
Have you Tried any of the NSPA Range? What are Your Thoughts?
Hello Guys and welcome to my review of the Octobers edition of GlossyBox. I am loving GlossyBox more and more these days, it may be down to the poor efforts f other beauty boxes I am subscribed to but GlossyBox doesn’t ever seem to disappoint.
This months theme is a Limited Edition ‘POP ART’ Design. I love the bright colours and the specially designed artwork for GlossyBox.
Don’t you just love the bright colours and the qwerky design. Its a shame there’s no way to display these.
So lets take a peek inside shall we and see what goodies are available this month.
Nuxe Creme Fraiche De Beaute Mask – Full Size 50ml £19.50 – This is a 24hr moisturising mask which hydrates and soothes the skin, instantly reducing redness and discomfort. skin is left feeling radiant and relaxed. I love the idea of this mask, £19.50 is rather expensive in my opinion so I expect good results from this product.
Etre Belle Cosmetics – Uplift Peel – Full Size 15ml E12.95 – Get replenished and defined lips in an instant with this moisturising lip exfoliator. LIP EXFOLIATOR??!! I have never heard of a lip exfoliator in my life. It removes dead skin cells, refining the skins surface for perfectly soft lips. Hmmmm i’m dubious but I look forward to testing this out.
So Susan – Flutter Mascara – Full Size £14.95 – I have had this mascara in a previous GlossyBox and I have gotta say, I love it. I am now a huge fan of So Susan thanks to Glossy Box and trust the brand implicitly.
Ciate London – Point Pot – Full Size 13.5ml £9 – Ciate is another one of those brands where you just trust what they do. The colour they sent me isn’t what I would have chosen from their range but would be perfect for tips in a manicure or for a ‘retro’ sort of look. Either way, I love this rand and am glad to have it in my collection.
Yves Rocher France – Quelques Notes D’Amore – 5ml Sample – (full size £30 33ml) – This is a beautifully sized sample and the frangrance is divine. It is a little strong for me as I prefer more sweet scents, although this has floral undertones it has a hint of musk to it, I know someone who will snatch this off me, that’s if I don’t warm up to it myself, the more I smell it the more I like it.
Rimmel London – BB Cream Matte – 8ml Sample (full size £6.99 30ml) – I have used this foundation in the past, It gives a nice even coverage without being heavy and blocking your pores. I would have liked a bigger sample but I happy for this to be included.
As you can see, not a bad collection, 6 Items, 4 FULL SIZE and 2 sample sizes. The contents of the box retail and over £60!!! Not bad eh?! Especially when you are only paying £10 per box. I am Loving GlossyBox more and more, you definitely get value for money but I am trying products I would never have thought to try before.
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