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!
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