yet another beauty box landed on my door step last week and this time it was the Glossybox!
Unfortunately for me, this month was more of a miss than a hit, but I guess they tried their best!
First of all, I received a mini tester of the Rimmel BB cream ( £6.99 / 30ml for the original size). The formula of this BB cream contains Kaolin, Witch Hazel and Salicylic acid for a flawless Matte look. So if your skin is on the oily side and you are not looking for a lot of coverage, then this is something that you should check out, especially because the price is very rather purse-friendly. Personally, I prefer medium-to-full coverage products, so unfortunately I will be giving this BB cream a miss.
The next product that caught my eye was the Ciate Paint Pot ( £9.00 / 13.5ml for the full size) in minty green shade. The packaging is super sweet and girly, but for me that's where my admiration for this product ends. As a beauty therapist myself, I can't remember the last time I used nail polish, as I tend to use Gelish by Nail Harmony (gel polish) which lasts almost 3 weeks chip-free. The colour I received is probably more summery than autumnal, but I'm sure it will make a lovely present for my 11-year old daughter (I will sneak it in her Christmas Stocking!).
To date I have received a few makeup items by So Susan with the latest one being Flutter Mascara ( £14.95 / 4ml Original size). The packaging states that this is an intense carbon-black mascara formulated with hyaluronic (what?!?) spheres to help you achieve the darkest, curviest lashes possible. I don't really have much to say about it yet, as I have not tried it as I already have a gazzilion of other mascaras that are already open. So I will be putting this one to one side in my "spare" stash.
Next I have the Etre Belle Liplift Peel ( £12.95 / 15ml (Original size). This moisturising lip exfoliator claims to define and replenish your lips. The gentle formula removes dead cells refining the skin's surface for perfectly soft lips.This was the product I was delighted to receive, as I am a big fan of dark lipsticks - especially at this time of the year - and I exfoliate my lips on a regular basis. It really is a gentle lip scrub. In fact, it's so gentle that I could hardly notice any visible result on my lips after using it. Truthfully, I'm totally hooked on the organic lip scrubs by Lush. Not only they do a much better job, taste amazing and cost a lot less, but if a tiny bit of it gets into your mouth, you don't feel like you are munching on chemicals. That's my personal opinion, of course.
Everyone who knows me will tell you right away how obsessed I am with perfumes, body mists, body butters and every other product that will make you smell delicious. Although I'm not a big fan of receiving perfume testers in my boxes, I was intrigued to see this tiny bottle in my Glossybox this month. The Yves Rocher Quelques D'Amour fragrance (£33 for 30ml) has left me a little disappointed. In the heart of this perfume is Damascus rose, guaiac wood and patchouli. So if you are fan of flowery scents then this one is for you. I prefer more sweet, fruity and fresh fragrances (my current favourite is Black Opium by YSL, so you get the drift of my taste..). The lid on this bottle is also a little fiddly, so you have to be careful when opening it, otherwise you will get it everywhere. I did give this perfume a go and applied it as described - on my neck and wrists - but after a little while I couldn't smell it on me at all. So if longevity of the fragrance is important to you, then you may want to look elsewhere.
Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute Mask (£19.50 / 50ml (Original size). "This is a 24hr moisturising mask which hydrates and soothes the skin, instantly reducing discomfort or redness. Skin is left looking radiant and relaxed".
Unfortunately I haven't yet tried this mask as I have a couple of other masks open and needing used, up so I will pop it in the fridge (suggested storage option!) until later.
Overall, the October Glossybox is an OK box: some hits and some misses, but I love the element of surprise in each box, so I will keep my subscription going for now.
What about you? Are you happy with your Glossybox this month? I can't wait until November, as some of the goodies to be included in every subscribers box look great!
Until next time,