Yay, it’s my favourite time of the month – Happy Mieke’s-Glossybox-has-arrived Day everyone!
This month’s box is a good selection of products. All of them were full-size, and I loved the range of companies. Glossybox has definitely upped their game the past four months and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Well done GB.
Nicka K – Airbrush Blending Sponge (£6.50)
This is the new craze in make-up world – beauty blenders! The description for this product says “The dome shape cleverly reaches nooks around the nose and allows you to apply foundation (or any other liquid product) in a rolling motion, which creates a streak-free finish”. I’d be so excited about this product if I used liquid foundation. But I’m a powder-gal (and proud), so my mum was quick to swoop into my room and claim this as her own. She used it this morning and muttered how much she loved it and how easy it is to use. She’s fairly hard to please so I guess this product is worthy of a thumbs up.
Talika – Photo-Hydra Day (£24.85)
“This deeply hydrating moisturiser gives your skin just what it’s crying out for in autumn. The combination of soothing and nourishing ingredients alongside plumping hyaluronic acid will leave your complexion hydrated and perfectly primed all season long”.
I used this today and firstly, I wouldn’t say it’s as deeply hydrating as they’re making it out to be. However, I do like it. I have been feeling like a bit of a raisin the past few weeks thanks to the colder weather and when I used this today, it did help me out of my misery. It’s just the right balance – not too heavily moisturising so that you feel as if you’re drowning in oil but still does the job well. You get me?
So Susan – Haute Light Highlighting Pencil (£15)
This was the let-down product of the month. I gave it a little test on the back of my hand, and tried to blend it in and it all just disappeared?! For £15, that’s a bit of a joke. I will still give it a go later when I do my make-up, just in case I imagined it all. But the packaging looks cheap and overall I’m just confused at how it’s priced at £15.
Jelly Pong Pong – Play Paint (£8.95)
Glossybox have sent me a few products from this brand, and I have really liked them all. This is a lip/cheek tint. I’ve decided to throw this into my friend’s birthday present, as an extra little treat. I know that she loves all things lips, so she’ll be a good judge as to whether it’s a good product or not. I’ll let you know what she says!
Lanolips – Lip Ointment With Colour SPF15 Rhubarb (£7.99)
“With vitamin E, natural oils and lanolin, you can ward off chapped lips all season long with a slick of this pink-hue”. I was skeptical when I saw this product. Glossybox have sent me sooooo many lip balms type products and most them claimed to be the next holy-grail lip balm that will change my life forever. And none of them ever did. I tested it anyway and admittedly I am quite impressed. I did however feel like I was rubbing dessert on my lips thanks to the rhubarb. Nonetheless, this product has landed itself a place in my handbag.