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GLOSSYBOX December & January review

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GLOSSYBOX December & January review

The past two months have gone by in a blur of work and being über social but is always nice to have a little Glossy break at work and have a rummage through all the goodies I’ve been sent!

December’s box was amazing!

December's box
In a sliver box with special starry tissue paper it felt like an early xmas present! I got…

Milkshake – Conditioning Whipped Cream


Using the benefits of nature, milk_shake introduce Conditioning Whipped Cream.

With a gorgeous fragrance of sweet milk, this leave in conditioning foam contains milk, wheat germ and casein proteins to strengthen the hair whilst detangling agents add smoothness, comb-ability and shine.

I havent been brave enough to use this yet as I’m not 100% sure that I want my hair to smell so much like milk shake!? But it is a big sample 100ml so it looks quite impressive!

Rituals – Magic Touch


An ultra rich, whipped body cream based on nourishing rice milk and the flowery fragrance of cherry blossom. The whipped cream technology guarantees a smooth and easy application, while its rich and velvety formula nourishes and helps strengthen your skin.

LOVE the smell of this moisturizer! Its been living in my handbag and been really useful in this cold weather for my hands!

Anatomicals What A Complete & Utter Glosser – I Never Fake Strawberry Milkshake


A fabulously fruity strawberry lip gloss that gives long lasting shimmer and shine. The fruity title and language inherent in anatomicals products adds to the enjoyment of this product.

Not normally a fan of lip gloss but it looks and smells really nice!

Seche – Nail Lacquer


Seche, creator of the award-winning Seche Vite Top Coat introduces its first colour line: Seche Nail Lacquer.  Available in 33 stunning, fashion-forward shades, Seche Nail Lacquer delivers on both style and substance.

The high-intensity colour makes application onto the nail even easier with one stroke leaving a strong pigmented and long lasting colour. Add Seche’s Dry Fast Top Coat for a rapid-dry protective layer that will give nails a gorgeous, salon-finish.

I got this in ‘Chocolat’ which wouldn’t be something I would normally pick up let alone wear but it’s really nice and is a huge size bottle!

Sleek –  iDivine


i-Divine : Sleek MakeUP’s legendary i-Divines are 12 shades shades of high-quality, super-pigmented eyeshadow, suited to every skin tone.

Oh So Special i-Divine

The most feminine palette around creates super-sultry looks with shades from every day beiges and peachy hues, to matte browns and shimmering greys.

This was the best thing in the box as it was a full size palate with 12 different shades a lot of them are natural sparkly shades which I have been using everyday! Love it!

I also got a free gift of a glossy brand blusher which is a really cute shade!

January’s box was themed on detox…


In comparison to December’s it’s not as pretty but once I looked to see what was inside in the info leaflet I was pleasantly surprised…

Elemis –  Skin Glow Exfoliating Face


With a deep pore cleansing action, this exfoliating facial wash combines cherry powder and jojoba beads to gently polish away dead skin cells and help refine skin texture.

Enriched with mandarin and aniseed your skin will appear brighter and more radiant and left feeling soft and smooth.

 A nice smelling exfoliator which wasnt too rough on my skin! good size sample too!
Monu – Aromatic Mask

This warming facial mask helps to increase vitamin and mineral absorbtion, on application this mask will help to renew and invigorate the skin.

The content of Beeswax and Coconut oil to soften, nourish and hydrate the skin. This skin is left clear, boosted and radiant looking.

This is a lovely mask and left my skin looking much brighter and happier!

Duck Island Body Lotion


Paradise in miniature, Duck Island hotel toiletries offer an enchanting retreat from everyday life. The inspiration behind Duck Island comes from the island itself, which was described as one of the most enchanting retreats imaginable. Pelicans have lived on Duck Island since 1664 when King Charles II received a gift of pelicans from the Russian Ambassador; a tradition which still continues to this day.

Stimulating the senses whilst capturing the exotic aromas of the East, our Body Lotion will transport you to the opulence of the Royal Courts of Europe, with the time-honoured and fragrant combination of Mandarin & Bergamot. For centuries, Eastern cultures have long recognised the benefits of infusing nature’s extracts and the rich and exotic, zesty combination of Mandarin & Bergamot was no exception as a new-found fragrance to help both relax and stimulate the senses.

 SUCH a cute little bottle!! Only 30ml but is adorable and smells fantastic!

Premae – Balance Rescue Face Tonique

premaeimageA brilliance toner which mattifies and rejuvenates congested skin. The toner cuts through trapped dirt, excess oil and closes pronounced pores.

This was a bit of a disappointment for me. My sample looked really cheap and the bottle is completely different to the photo above. It feels nice and smells okay just a shame about the bottle!

Jason – Lip Balm


Prevent Parched lips with this rich, natural combination of moisture-trapping Beeswax, Vitamin E, and Green Tea Extract.

Organic Aloe Vera Gel helps heal, soothe and protect chapped lips while Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil moisturize. Leaves lips tingly and soft with peppermint Oil.

This is just what I need with all this freezing weather! My lips usually are so sore and painful in the freezing weather but this has saved them! it smells really strong but not in a bad way!

The free gift this month was a Glossy Dreams eye-mask. a bit random but always nice to have one lying around!

Looking forward to see what February has in store!