Monday, 20 February 2012

February GlossyBox.

It's that time of the month again, no not that time, it's GlossyBox♦ time! I always get a little excited when it's GlossyBox time because having a little surprise showing up at your door each month is really quite lovely. When I first opened up this months box I was a little bit ehh about its contents, I thought it was going to be one of those months where everything was nice, but nothing really stood out. Happily my first impressions were totally wrong and I'm actually really excited about a couple of the products, one of which has totally surprised even me!

The first product is one that I'm not overly excited about, I mean I'll definitely use it because I get through lotion like there's no tomorrow, but it doesn't seem like a wow product. The Como Shambhala Invigorate Body Lotion has a blend of essential oils within it that will apparently put me in 'a perfectly uplifted mood'. We shall see on that one, but it smells nice, the peppermint scent in this one really comes through as you massage this into the skin and although I'm not a lover of lavender, I actually don't mind it too much in this. The scent reminds me a lot of Neal's Yard products, which I adore, and although this is a light lotion it feels like it gives a nice amount of moisture. The full size 300ml bottle retails for £20.

Another product I'm not wowed by is the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Relaxing Balm. It says it's an intense hydrating treatment for your hair but I have no idea how to use it because there aren't any instructions on the packaging. There's one of those infuriating 'peel here' labels on the back that I can never bloody peel, I've been sat here for a good 10 minutes trying to peel it but I can't and honestly, I'm not fussed about the product enough to research it at this present moment in time. I have extremely oily hair so I will be steering clear of this treatment, my mum however has claimed this as her own already so I will be passing it on to her, once I've figured out what she's supposed to do with it! The full size 200ml bottle retails for £15.25.

Now we move on to the product I'm intrigued by and it's the Magic Liquid Soap from Dr Bronner. From what I can tell this comes in many different scents and the one I got is the almond one. This smells exactly like Battenberg cake, so so lovely and it seems to be one of those multipurpose products that you can use on your face, body and hair. You have to make sure to dilute the product in water before using but I tell you what, I'm pretty excited to give this product a go. It's supposed to be much more gentle than regular soap and it hasn't been tested on animals - always a winner for me! This size, 59ml bottle retails for £1.99. Super affordable!

As soon as I saw there was a lipgloss in this months box I said 'ooooh lipgloss, pretty colour' before smearing a thick layer all over my lips. Then I thought 'oooh really pretty, oooh tastes kind of like cinnamon cake, ooooh TINGLY!' The gloss is by DuWop and this is one of their venom glosses in the shade Buttercup. One of DuWop's most famous products is their Lip Venom which is a lip plumping product and this lipgloss has some of that Lip Venom contained within it. It sure does make your lips tingle! I've tried similar products before but I can't say that any of them gave the tingly feeling they said, this one definitely does. It doesn't hurt, but you can definitely feel it. Next time I probably won't be applying such a thick layer but I can see me using this up quite quickly! The full size 10.4ml glosses retail for £16.

Lastly I have saved the product I'm most surprised by for last and that is a Pure Mineral Eyeshadow from BM Beauty. The colour I received is called Her Majesty and when I first saw it I thought 'ooh no, I won't be using that colour on my eyes'. And then I opened it and swatched it on my hand. Hello beautiful rosey/golden sheen I'll be using a lot of you! I'm not a fan of pigments, honestly, I'm so clumsy and I probably will end up making a huge mess with this but I don't care because it's so pretty! This won't be limited to just my eyes, I already have plans to use this on my cheeks too. Oh it's so pretty! The full size 2g pots of these shadows retail for £7.

Overall I'm really quite happy with this months offerings despite being slightly disappointed upon first glance. Sure there are two products I'm not thrilled with, but my excitement over the other three more than makes up for that. I'm off to go and research more about the Dr Bronner Magic Liquid Soap and then proceed to play with the rosey-gold shadow and make my lips tingle with the lipgloss! I'm like a child at Christmas time!

Are you subscribed to GlossyBox? What did you get in your box this month?
Has anyone tried any of these products before? If so, I'd love to know what you thought about them!
xoxo

26 comments:

  1. OOO I like everything in your box!

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    1. There's a lovely range of products this month! :) xo

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  2. I'm really not that impressed with this month's box... I would of used the paul mitchell, but the rest would sit in a drawer!

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely not for everyone this month! xo

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  3. I was a little disappointed by this month's box but I am looking forward to trying the gloss and your review has made me a bit more interested in some of the products I wasn't bothered by before
    xxx

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    1. I'm really quite intrigued by some of the products, I love trying new things and some of these are pretty unique :) xo

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  4. i was a little disappointed by this months box as well. I got false nails and i absolutely detest false nails! fingers crossed next months box is better or else i think i may be unsubscribing.... great post though and lovely blog:) am now following

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    1. Thank you! I think this months box definitely isn't for everyone. I'm really quite impressed with some of the products though! xo

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  5. Interesting that they put Dr.Bronner's soap in there, I love it! I use the unscented/baby version for a face wash because I have sensitive skin, a little goes a long way.

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    1. I'm really intrigued by that product. I've never heard of it or anything similar before so I'm looking forward to giving it a go! xo

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  6. I love Dr. Bronner's for washing my makeup brushes. It's super gentle but you wouldn't believe all the crud it removes.

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    1. Oh that's such a good idea - I'll give that a try too! xo

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  7. I haven't got mine yet but after seeing this I think this months will be my last. I've been disappointed every month and never use any of the products. I like the look of the lipgloss, it would of been nicer full-size though. I don't think theres one full-size product this month. Xx.

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    1. These boxes are primarily sample services, they don't promise a full sized product in every box but I do agree, it is nice to receive one xo

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  8. I don't subscribe to Glossybox but I love reading these posts! My reaction would have been the same with the eyeshadow, would love to see what it looks like on though! x

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    1. Will definitely do a face of the day with it, it's so pretty! Xo

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  9. That mineral shadow looks great!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  10. I think I'd use the pink pigment just as a blusher but I'd still be pleased to get a blusher in my box! I think my favourite product out of the whole box is the soap, if I'd got the almond scented one I'd be over the moon as it's my favourite smell right now! I don't subscribe to Glossy Box any more so I am going to track that soap down somewhere as it's so cheap to try out.

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    1. Can't wait to use the pigment as a blush, looks so pretty! Definitely, the soap is so affordable, I hope I love it, gotta love affordable skincare! xo

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  11. That eyeshadow looks like it would make a lovely blush!!
    I think I need your help in becoming a blush girl!! x

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    1. Always willing to help there! :) xo

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  12. The pigment sounds like it's a lovely shade, I would totally wear it as a blusher too. You'll have to show us how it goes! xx

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  13. I love the look of the Magic Liquid Soap - that's the sort of product that I would love to try but wouldn't usually purchase. x

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