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Glossybox July Review

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Glossybox July Review

Glossybox’s summer spectacular box got delivered last week wasn’t its most impressive for me. Yes the box was pretty being all blue and beachy and yes it was a nice surprise to get some Green & Blacks mini chocolate bar but none of the products where particularly useful

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Alterna -Bamboo Style Boho Waves Texture Mist

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Get tousled, “just-back-from-the-beach” waves with this weightless mist. Adds texture, volume and healthy shine to all hair types.

Now it doesn’t feel that long ago since I was sent one of these Sea Sprays and I wasn’t really a fan then. I have wavy/curly hair and adding this too it always makes it feel a little bit crispy. Though thinking about it… it may help with move of the vintage styles I’ve been trying out? It’s a nice sample size … just need to find a use for it.

Pukka Ayurveda -Radiance Serum

pukka_serum_800x800_2A wonder serum that will leave your skin feeling fresh and bright, gently fragranced with sandalwood. Suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Aloe vera and manuka honey to soothe and refresh. Gotu kola and lemon balm to tone and brighten the complexion.

This is a nice product – not something I would buy for myself but with the london tube smog my skin can always do with a bit of brightening!

COOLA – Mineral Face Tint SPF 20 Rose Essence

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Keep the sun and environment at bay with this SPF 20 broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen, a tinted, light Rose scented, Titanium Dioxide based formula (for those who are Zinc sensitive) made with 98% natural ingredients.

Another tinted moistrizer. It’s light on the skin and protects from the sun but getting bored with them now!

Ciate – Paint Pots Pocket Money

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Ciaté use a combination of professional and lovingly chosen high performance formulas. Our beautiful and sophisticated packaging encourages an incredibly artistic and effortless nail painting experience. The long handle provides you the best strokes every time. With a dense 250 bristle flat brush, you are guaranteed a flawless even finish. The bottle has been ergonomically designed to sit comfortably in your hand for maximum control. The formula is amazingly pigmented, long-lasting and available in a range of finishes whilst formulated to be easy to apply. And finally, the iconic satin bow as the finishing touch which crowns each polish.

Really pretty full size bottle of polish… shame about the bleh colour! Come on Glossybox whats with all the nude colours? If I’m going to paint my nails why would I want o one to notice!?

Anatomicals – Spray Misty for Me Facial Spritz

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For normal, dry and sensitive skin. This facial spritz with calming lavender and refreshing peppermint extracts, helps to rehydrate and calm skin. Wonderful every day, during flights, at the beach, in the city or in the office

This is the only useful and properly useful in the summer product I received! large-sized sample, smells fantastic and will be a life saver on holiday next week! Doesn’t smudge my make-up about and is really refreshing! Perfect!

Over all not one of the best. Nice enough products but feels like I’ve had most of them before! I would have loved to try the coconut dry shampoo or the nail raps or the face oils – shame! Let hope they pull it back in the next months box.

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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!



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

Milkshake – Conditioning Whipped Cream

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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…

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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

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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
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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

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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

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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!