Glossybox June First Impressions

Hello beauties! I hope your all good. I’ve just got over the worst cold of my life. Colds in the summer are the worst.. But now I can breath and sleep properly so all is good! Back to blogging!

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This month’s Glossybox is about festival season and upcoming holidays. This box includes must haves to take with you! It’s even got 3 full sized product to last us all summer. Sounds great so far!

MONU Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist

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The perfect pick-me-up for dull days and stressed skin, to leave you feeling calm, comforted and in control. Created using a blend of zesty essential oils. A blend of zesty essential oils from Lemon and Rosewood.

I love MONU Spa product so I was really happy to receive more from them. It smells gorgeous and will be great for those warm summer days when you need a cool down. Perfect size to keep in your handbag too! This is a 50ml sample size. Full size is 100ml worth £11.95

Glossybox Flash Tattoos

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We’re always working to ensure our glossies are a step ahead when it comes to trends, so we’ve designed these exclusive faux tattoos. Make like the A-Listers and wear them stacked around your wrist with a few bangles, or apple them somewhere different such as above the ankle.

To be honest I think these are a bit naff and something I would of worn as a child! Probably end up in the bin!

Halo Fragrances Free Facial Wipes

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Fragrance Free Facial Wipes are formulated to gently cleanse your skin removing any make-up, including waterproof mascara. Suitable for sensitive skin, with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to help leave your skin feeling cleansed and moisturised.

I’ve used Halo Wipes before. Mostly when I go to festivals because they do ones specially for your body which is always handy when your not gonna shower for a while! These will come in handy when I run out of face wipes. This is a full sized 10 wipe pack worth £1.20

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster

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The combination of natural ingredients work together to help to stimulate the bloods circulation which in turn protect and reinforce the linings of our veins. The added antioxidant agents also fights against the signs of ageing.

I’m always up for trying out product that will help me tone and reduce cellulite. No one wants cellulite! Although I am always quite sceptical about products like this, as long as you combine it with the gym you might see results. It soaks into your skin really quickly which is great as I hate waiting around for creams to dry! This is a full sized 150ml tube worth £14.55

Essence The Gel Nail Polish

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Meet our latest nail obsession. This innovative nail polish has a long lasting get formula, for an amazing shiny manicure that endures all week.

I actually have some essence nail polish in my collection I haven’t tried out yet. You can find it in Wilkinsons in the UK and I stumbled across it and brought a few products! It’s a German brand, I now this because I got some of their products in my beauty swap with Reify who is from Germany! The shade I received is called Ever Young which is a very girly warm pink. Not a colour I would of picked for myself, but I’ll still probably wear it! This is a full sized 8ml bottle worth £1.71

So I’m pretty pleased with this box! Except for the faux tattoos of course! I wouldn’t of minded if it was an added extra obviously, but as one of my 5 I’m not too pleased. Regardless, my box is worth around £30 which is great.

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

March Glossybox First Impressions

Hello beauties! I hope you are all well. Sorry for the late Glossybox post. It was my birthday last week so I haven’t had much time lately to actually write anything up, and with my drafts all being deleted, I had nothing to publish! But I’m scripting it in there just before March ends and April begins. How fast is this year going already huh?

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It’s early days, but spring is here! The new season is all about fresh approach. From the colours you choose, to the products you use. That change is reflected in this box, which includes a gentle skin peel from Naobay, a do it all mascara by Essence and the spring lip shade that has become a well deserved Glossybox favourite.

Naobay Moisturising Peel

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Facial milk with natural peeling particles from the Acai palm tree. This face peel gently exfoliates the skin, removing surface cells and impurities. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines by combining Olive oil*, Shea butter* and *Sweet Almond oil* with Gotu Kola extract that soothe the skin after the peel

This is the item they promised us in the last box and I must say i was rather excited to receive it! I love their packaging. The wooden top is just an amazing touch to a yet simple tube. This peel isn’t what you would usually assume a peal is, it’s not of an exfoliator. It was tiny exfoliating beads mixed into a rich cream, and it smells lovely too! I’m nearly out of my exfoliator so this may have to be its replacement! This is a full sized 100ml tube worth £13.71. Pretty much paid for my box!

Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara

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Very royal! The Lash Princess mascara has a specially-shaped cobra-head wand, which covers each individual lash to create dramatic volume and a gorgeous, sweeping look – for intensive fluttering lashes. Just as unique as any princess, the mascara is presented in a bottle that looks like a beautiful evening gown.

I’m familiar with this brand through my Beauty Swap with Reify. This is a German product which is newly available in Wilkinson. The brush looks amazing, I can’t wait to try it out. I just hope it’s smudge proof too! This is a full sized 12ml tube worth £3.30

Dove Advanced Hair Series Youthful Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner

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Did you know? As hair ages it loses essential nurtients such as proteins and lipids leaving it feeling coarse, dull and thin.
New Dove Youthful Vitality range helps replenish these*; Infused with a powerful blend of Cysteine rich protein and Elasto-Lipids, it nourishes and redensifies for fuller, more youthful looking hair. Our lightweight formula cleanses hair and creates fuller looking hair. Enjoy soft, shiny hair that is full of vitality with visible fullness.

So I’ve already had a sample of these come through with my You Beauty Discovery Box this month, so I should get some good use out of the two lots of samples.. Especially with how long and thick my hair is! This is a 2X50ml sample size. Full size is 250ml worth £5.99

ncLA Nail Lacquer

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We’re a proudly “5 Free” luxury nail lacquer, meaning we are not only 100% free of DBP, toulene, and formaldehyde, but also of camphor and animal testing. Because we love our furry friends and toxins aren’t fashionable.

Love everything about this brand from the free from toxins, to the against animal testing… To the nail of this nail polish… I ONLY FLY PRIVATE! Absolutely love it! And I love this fabulous bright orange nail polish! Can’t wait to give this a go. This is a full sized 15ml item worth £13

Sleek MakeUP Port Paint

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Pout Paint is a lip stain like no other! Providing lips with intense colour and a long-lasting finish, it’s the perfect product when you demand more colour. Pout Paint is made to be mixed, so the possibilities are endless.
Provides full coverage that is light weight
Non-sticky and extremely buildable

I’ve looked at these in the drugstores because and always wanted to try then out, but always feared I wouldn’t like them because they are too sticky.. Even though it claims to be non sticky, and I’m not a very big fan of the application. Thankfully, it isn’t sticky. However when I first used it, it came out clear which was a bit annoying, and it seems very hard to control on your slips which could be messy. But this is my first impression so I’ll get around to using it properly soon. This is a full sized 8ml tube worth £4.99

This is my favourite box of this month. It’s got everything. Make up, skincare, haircare and nail varnish. I love it when they cover a good broad spectrum of products, and they are all good brands too! From just the full sized products, my box is worth £35! How good is that! Glossybox have been very good lately with value for money.

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

Glossybox August First Impressions

Hello beauties! So this is a bit late for me but I didn’t have time to write this up when I received it, better late then never though! To be honest I was a little dissapointed with this month’s box. It just didn’t excite me at all. I hope glossybox aren’t slipping again… Glossybox has been going now for 3 years, so they are celebrating by making sure each box is worth £33 or more. I love the new look of the box too. The iconic pastle pink and so sharp.

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Kryolan For Glossybox Highlighter Cashmere

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This highlighter us a versatile, lightweight  cream with a gloss finish. It provides cheekbones, lips, and other parts of the skin with a beautiful velvety shine.

I’m not too sure what I think about this. Seems a big price tag for just 4.5g at £12.95. Kinda just feel they used this to bunk up the price of the box because I’ve never heard of Kryolan, and why is it in glossybox packaging? Rather confused there…

Figs & Rouge Mini Hand Cream

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These hand creams are enriched with shea butter, natural antioxidants and algea extract for beautifully fragrant and indulgent skincare. Softens, nourishes & throughly pampers hands throughout the day!

I’ve never actually tried this but anything with shea butter In I usually love. This is a 20ml sample size worth £3.95

Yves Rocher Pink Nail Polish

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Mini polish, maxi colour! Part of a palette  of nude, vibrant or glamorous shades, slightly shimmery  or intensely lacquered. Their mini format let’s toy succumb to the temptation of all the colours guilt free!

To be honest, I’m not much of a pink person. I love my make up and nail polish and all things girly, but I really don’t like the colour pink! I might end up wearing it with something else not on its own. This is a full size 3ml bottle at £3.60 full review is available here.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer

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Originally created specifically for Audrey Hepburn, this pre Shampoo treatment delivers unrivalled elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine without weighing down it coating the hair. Suitable for all hair textures.

I love a good hair product. I love that it doesn’t weigh hair down too because that’s always something that annoys me with hair products. This is a 40ml sample size worth £8. Read my full review on this item here.

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick

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Essence Long Lasting Lipstick provides your lips with intensive colour for several hours without drying them out. Available in bright pink, vibrant red, chilled out berry and subtle nude shades.

Do you recognise this from somewhere? I got this from Reify in my Beauty Swap. I got the natural beauty shade which Reify also got me but least I have two now! This is a full sized item worth £2.29

Lalique L’Amour

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This soft, sensual fragrance has delicate top notes of rosebuds laced with fresh Bergamot, white floral heart notes and a musk base note. This fragrance captures the essence of love.

I’m kinda sick of receiving these samples of perfume now. They just go in a box and I never actually try them because I can go into any perfume shop and try before I buy anyway.

So calculating my box up, it comes to £30.79 not really the promised £33. I’m kinda annoyed because this isn’t really fair. This has happened to me before when they have promised and haven’t delivered. Where as other people, maybe people that have been given boxes to review and not exactly purchased with there own money have had much much better boxes then me and frankly, quite a few people. If next month’s box isn’t amazing I might try another subscription.

Beauty Swap Goodies part 1

Hello beauties! This is the post you have been waiting for! I’ve already wrote this out once and it took me forever, including the part 2,and it just decided to delete itself! How annoying… So anyway it’s taken me forever to do this. If you don’t know already, I did a beauty swap with a blogger from Germany called Reify. While doing this swap I’ve also had the pleasure of getting to know Reify too, she’s a lovely girl and if you haven’t already checked out her blog I suggest you do! You can check out here Reify’s post of what I got her. I’ve decided to do this in two parts. The first part will be makeup products and the second will be skincare, hair care and bath products. So let’s get on to what I received shall we?

Ebelin Professional Precision Makeup Sponge

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I originally had a beauty blender version of one of these. Unfortunately, I left it in the box it came in while it was wet and it started to grow bacteria, ew! So anyway I had to throw it out.. It’s like Reify read my mind or something! These things are awesome, the pointed bit is to get in to those hard to reach places like the corner of your eye or around the creases of your nose. The flat side is for areas like your cheeks and forehead and other not so hard to reach places.

Catrice Prime & Fine
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This lightweight and longlasting primer minimises shine and reduces the look of pores. I’m forever in the need for primers to help me with the Pore situation on my nose, I’m excited to see how this fairs up to the benefits POREfessional primer.

Catrice Prime & Fine

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This is another primer for an instantly refined, smooth and softer skin appearance. It makes pores and lines invisible. Whenever I try primers that are supposed to fill my fine lines I’m always dissapointed so I’m excited to see if this is any different.

Rival De Loop Young Eyeshadow Base

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I’m really into my eyeshadow primers at the moment. The one I have at the moment is a stick applicator so I’m glad this is a pot as the stick one can be quite annoying! This primer prevents settling and leakage of powder eye shadow in the crease and lasts for several hours.

Terra Naturi Matte Mono Eyeshadow

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This is a lovely brown shade which is what I’m into. I’ve never been one for crazy colours, always nudes!

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The colour pay off is great too, that was literally one stroke. It didn’t need topping up to make the colour look more vibrant.

Manhattan Eyemazing Effect Eyeshadow

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This long wearing crease proof  eyeshadow is in an innovative velvet touch texture. This can be used dry for a subtle look or wet for a full colour impact look.

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The colour pay off is really good too. The shade I received is called Rosy Wood which is perfect for a smokey eye effect.

Manhattan Eyemazing Eyeshadow Cream

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I haven’t actually used cream Eyeshadow for ages if I’m honest. I don’t really remember why. Probably because I used them as a kid and they always smudged everywhere. But this long lasting cream eyeshadow is smudge proof.

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The colour pay off is always going to be good with cream eyeshadows, and it really is smudge proof! A minute after applying this to my hand I wiped my other hand over the top and it didn’t budge. The first shade is called Chocolate Kiss and the second is called Naughty Nude.

Essence How To Make Nude Eyes Makeup Box

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I love the packaging  of this palette! This is one of the items that I asked Reify specifically for. It reminds me so much of benefit products with the cute packaging.

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Inside it has its own little vanity mirrors which is always handy. The lid stays closed from what I think is a magnet.

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Behind the mirror are these cheat sheets on how to make nude eyes for day and night looks.

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The colour pay off is impressive too. I’m just in love with this palette! So glad I picked this one.

Manhattan Trio Effect Blush

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This two blush and one highlighter trio can be used mixed or solo. It has a exceptionally velvety soft consistency for a bright and fresh looking complexion.

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I love the two blush colours too. So lovely and the colour pay off is brilliant. Not too over the top but not too suttle . The highlighter gives off a radiant glow. This palette is called Cherry Cocktail.

Essence Long Lasting Lipstick

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I love these colours. I think when people pick Lipsticks out for me I’m more daring, but when I pick them out for myself I’m always going for the safe options I know suit me. I love how the colour of each lipstick runs through the middle of the tube too so you can pick out quickly which one you want

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The colour pay off is great too. And they are quite nourishing! From left to right we have On The Catwalk , Coral Calling and Natural Beauty. My favourite at the moment is the Coral Calling. Never had a coral shade before.

P2 Pure Colour Lipstick

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This super lightweight formula lipstick provides long-adhering and intense color gloss. It also prevents color running in the fine lip lines.

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This shade is called Kärntnerstrasse. It’s a lovely shade and quite nourishing too.

Manhattan Perfect & Creamy Care

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I picked this out for Reify to get me. The creamy consistency gives a rich colour without drying out your lips.

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The colour I picked out was 95D. It’s quite a minimal lipstick. Not too glossy but not completely matte which is what i want for the day time.

Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolour Butter

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This lip butter delivers the color and wear of a lipstick, the moisture of a balm and the shine of a gloss, it’s the ultimate all-in-one for lips in the most convenient format. I do love a product that can do it all!

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The colour I received is called Loved Up. This stuff smells amazing! So much so I was almost tempted to take a nibble! I wore this out yesterday after I received my box and it hydrates, comforts, smoothes and soothed my dry lips.

Astor BIG & Beautiful BOOM Volume Mascara

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This mascara delivers up to 10 times more explosive volume in a snap thanks to its exclusive over-sized “One-Coat Brush” and unique creamy amplifying and beautifying formula infused with plumping collagen. Lashes look lusciously large and flirtatiously full from the very first coat. This is one of the product I asked Reify to get me. I love the big brush and I hope it does itself justice! Read my full review of this product here.

So that’s it for part one! Literally everything will get used here, Reify has done such an amazing job at picking out products suited to me! Part 2 is available here.