August 2013 Glossybox- Highflyer

It’s that time of the month when Glossybox gets delivered to your door and you let out a little squeal of excitement. 🙂 This months theme is Highflyer, which i assume is on-the-go airplane/boat/car necessities for trips to and from holidays.  

Accoriding to Glossybox this months theme is:

” Filled with beauty goodies perfect for the girl on the go. In line with this month’s theme, we’ve handpicked hero products from around the world, from Sweden to Brazil, to help keep you looking fab during your summer travels”

Let the unveiling begin 🙂

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*drum roll please*

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I’ve been more excited by past boxes however i am super pleased with the Eyelash Curler, i have needed one of these for ages!

I’ll start with the order they are in, in the accompanying pamphlet. First up is:

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TRESemme Platinum Concentrated Treatment Shot

RRP: £1.49

Available at Superdrug, Boots, Tesco and Waitrose

What Glossybox says:

” We asked TRESemme’s Lead Uk Stylish Matthew Curtis what product could transform frizzed out and fried hair into beach goddess worthy tresses: ” Platinum Strength Instant Rescue Shot will change your hair in a way you never thought possible” “

My Opinion: I don’t really go in for all this hair care stuff, but my Mum loves hair oils and treatments so she will appreciate me passing this on to her.

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Jelly Pong Pong 2-IN-1 Shadow/Liner

ImageRRP: £10.50

Available at JellyPongPong.com

What Glossybox says:

” The perfect multi-tasker for travelling, this creamy 2-in-1 crayon can be used to line the eyes as well as smudged and blended an eyeshadow.”

My Opinion: I’m not too keen on the colour i recieved, it’s somewhere in between purple and brown and looks more like a dark lip liner. I will likely use it as a darker eyeshadow for going out etc. I’ve wanted to try Jelly Pong Pong for a while now so i can’t really complain.

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Emite Make Up Eyelash Curler

RRP: £20 (!!)

What Glossybox says:

” Developed with professional make-up artists for their requirements, the Professional Eyelash Curler has a special curved design to suit all eye shades, without touching your make up base.” 

My Opinion: I’m really glad to have recieved an eyelash curler, especially one worth so much! I’m not so sure this can do better that one costing about £2 but we shall see. None the less, i’m totally impressed.

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Eucerin Aquaphor

ImageRRP: £8.50 ( for 200ml full size)

What Glossybox says:

” Clinically proven to support the skin’s own regeneration process, this multi-purpose balm is a cult product in the US. Fans include Beyonce and Megan Fox.”

My Opinion:  I’m not going to lie, if Megan Fox endorsed eating Chicken, i would probably eat it ( i’m vegetarian). I’m a sucker for advertising that way. I’ve tried this out briefly on my elbows and with one use it does seem to be helping the skin to ‘regenerate’. I’m always in need of products like this for when i get a flare up of dry skin.

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Oceane Makeup Remover Pen

Not Yet Available in the UK

What Glossybox says:

” This pen delivers the mobile, mess-and fuss-free-make-up touch-up/removal solution we have always wanted when stuck on planes, trains and automobiles.”

My Opinion: I think this a great idea, i can’t wait to try it out the next time my make up smudges. This is the sort of product i will be keeping in my handbag and using to clean up any imperfections when doing my make up.

Overall Opinion: I’ve had better from Glossybox but the eyelash curler almost makes up for it!  There is only the one product i won’t use and that’s the hair treatment.

Until next month 😉

 

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July 2013 Glossybox

Yay! I’ve been really excited to see what i got in this month’s glossybox and i was really pleased with what i got! I have already used every single item and i only recieved it yesterday! I think it fits the theme very well and i love the seaside looking box. I’m using it to store my sun creams and after sun care etc.

On to the items!

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Sleek Pout Paint in Peachy Keen

RRP: £4.99

Available here: http://www.sleekmakeup.com/lips/lip-colour/pout-paint

When i initially tried this on, it seemed uber bright like something you’d see on ‘The only way is essex’ but it turned out i a) put too much on! and b) didnt mix it like it was intended. Once i mixed a small amount in with an even smaller amount of another pout paint i was able to make my own shade of lip pigment which is how these are intended to be used. I am really happy with this actually as it’s so versatile and i was pleased to get a good make up brand like ‘Sleek’ as opposed to something like Collection 2000.

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Sleek Pout Paint in Peekabloo

RRP: £4.99

Available here: http://www.sleekmakeup.com/lips/lip-colour/pout-paint

When i first saw this i thought ‘oh no’ who on earth is going to wear blue?! But when i read the glossybox info on it, it said that you mix it in with another colour. So as i said before i mixed it with Peachy Keen and it worked out a treat! I like the versatility of these a lot. I would recommend getting the blue or silver colour to mix in with one of the other shades otherwise they are very stark or bright.

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Anatomicals Spray Misty For me Facial Spritz

RRP: £6

Available here: http://www.anatomicals.net

I was happy as this was my third full sized product so yay!  have been meaning to get one of these for ages so it was great to get one in a glossybox. It smells really nice and is very cooling in this current heat. I’ve been keeping it in my bag for when it gets really hot. There’s also a picture of Clint Eastwood on the back which amused my date last night. I will probably be using this as a summer staple!

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Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented

RRP: ( full size) £29.99.

Available here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Organic-Suncare-Collection-Sunscreen-Unscented/dp/B0019H65FC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1373816739&sr=8-6&keywords=coola+organic+sunscreen

I need a little SPF 20 for my burnt nose at the moment and this is quite a handy size…it’s 7ml so it’s not very big compared to the 50ml full size ones. Depending on how i get on with it i may get a scented full size!

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Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist

RRP: ( for full size) £23 or £4.60 ( for sample size included)

Available here: http://www.lookfantastic.com/alterna-bamboo-style-boho-waves-tousled-texture-mist-125ml/10601048.html?rws=1&rcs=bhg

I tried using this…i found it was slightly sticky. It had a really nice bamboo scent too which was nice. It also made my hair a bit shinier and revitalised it quite like a bit of dry shampoo. I’m not one for hair care products but i will probably use it again.

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Essie Sleek Sticks in A to Zebra

RRP: £9.99

Available here: http://www.boots.com/en/Essie-A-to-Zebra-Nail-Stickers_1293416/

I have been dying to try out some nail wraps for ages! I love Essie so i was really happy to get nail wraps by them. I loved the style i received too and put them on with the help of a very very patient and long suffering fellow who pretended to be interested and helped me cut them to size haha. I think once on correctly they look quite professional and are good for people like me who aren’t so good at nail art. Despite the price i would probably try them again. Only issue i have found is that they scuff slightly at the edge of your nails after a day or so of wear.

All in all i am VERY happy with the July box. More so than i was the June box! I am a bit bummed i didn’t get a Ciate Nail Polish but the Nail Wraps make up for it!

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June GlossyBox

My first every glossybox arrived today! I am so so pleased with it! I got some gorgeous products, some stuff i will use and some i will give to my mum as a treat. I was super happy to recieve THREE full size products! Here is what i got:

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Figs & Rouge Coco Rose Lip Balm

RRP: £5

Available here: http://www.feelunique.com/p/Figs-and-Rouge-Coco-Rose-Lip-Balm-12.5ml

I was really happy to recieve this as i have been in dire need of a lip balm! I’ve been using the lush lip scrub in bubblegum everyday which is a great product but every time i use it my lips feel like they need a little bit of moisture so this is perfect. It’s even tinted so i don’t need to worry about gloss or lipstick. With this one product already i have recovered 50% of the price of the box! I was also very pleased about it being 100% organic. I prefer to use organic and handmade products and will always buy them before a harsh chemical filled product

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Helen E Waterproof Protective Lip Liner

RRP: £8

Available here: http://www.helen-e.com/cosmetics/lips/waterproof-protective-lip-liner.htm

I was a little disheartened to recieve a lip liner as i always see them as being for older women and at 19 that is certainly not me. I was also disappointed in the dark brown shade, it looks almost like a brown eyeliner. However a quick glance at the price, and the fact that it is full size soon consoled me. I would have preferred to recieve the lip crayon or a pink shade but beggars can’t be choosers! The total of my box now comes in at £13 which has already paid for the box and the shipping! However i will probably end up giving this to my mum or saving it for a christmas gift for someone.

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Mini Nails Inc Nail Polish in Portobello

RRP: (rough estimate with the size and price of a full size taken into account) £5

Available here: http://www.nailsinc.com/nailpolish/portobello-polish/991/

This one i was very excited about! Yes, a full sized polish would be nice but as i have never tried nails inc before ( yes, awful, i know…) i’m happy with a mini. The colour was something i would definetely choose as i like anything bright, pastel or chock full of glitter! So yes, as a nail blogger the inclusion of a nail polish made my day! Who knows, if i really like this i might go and buy myself a few nails inc polishes! My box total is now a whopping £18, £5 over the price of the box and postage. Right on!

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Organic Surge Super-Intensive Daily Moisturiser ( for dry skin)

RRP: £8.99

Available here: http://www.bathandunwind.com/organic-surge/skincare/organic-surge-super-intensive-daily-moisturiser.htm

Another full size product! Thats three in total! I was super pleased as i have now recieved two organic products! My face is extremely temperamental when it comes to face creams and moisturisers so hopefully an organic deity will whip it into submission! This is another thing i’ve been meaning to buy and would likely never spend the rrp for it so to recieve it in a glossybox is super cool! I also noted that it contains no parabens which is always a bonus!

I also recieved two 15ml Paul Mitchell samples for curly hair. My hair is straight straight straight so these will be passed over. Also, i’m not one for hair care products. So this one will also be given to my mum. It is nice that they included a salon brand and i’m very pleased with the fact that a lot of these are high end brands. I think this was money well spent so will continue with a monthly subscription. Hooray for glossybox! Hopefully next month i will get some eye make up and more nail polish. Fingers crossed.

Overall, i’d give my June box a 4/5 🙂

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I’ve just tried out my first monthly beauty box so lets see how it goes this month! It looks super cute and the contents more than pay for the price! This is slightly off to the topic of nail polish i know but  they do include polish in their boxes 🙂
 

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