|September 2012 GlossyBox♦ £12.95.|
This months theme is Rising Stars, promising to introduce us all to the latest exciting products to coincide with London Fashion Week. I looked at a few spoiler posts before I received my box yesterday evening and I must admit that I wasn't blown away, but after having a closer look at the products I received I'm very happy this month.
I'll start with the perfume sample and I haven't ever really been wowed with a fragrance sample in a beauty box, until now. Lady Gaga Fame perfume is beautiful, delicate and wonderful, not at all how I expected it to smell, but I absolutely adore it. It's soft and floral but with that little bit of edge that I can't quite put my finger on. A 30ml bottle retails for a super reasonable £25. I think I'll be popping this one on my Christmas wish list!
Next on to some Rodial products and I know that this is a brand that has quite a cult following but it's just not one that interests me. Included are two sachets each of the 5 Minute Facial and the Glamoxy Snake Serum. I tried the 5 Minute Facial last night and I can't say I was overly impressed. The consistency was quite dry and it just didn't feel luxurious. Scent wise I think it's quite similar to the REN Radiance line but I love the products in that line about a million times more. The Snake Serum isn't something that appeals to me at all, even once I'd realised that it doesn't actually contain any real snake bits and pieces, I'm silly, I know!
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream is a best seller and one that my Mama has used for years. I actually really love this moisuriser, I've been through several tubs in the past and it hydrates without being too heavy or greasy. A tried and tested product loved by many, and I'll be passing this on to my Mama because I know how much she loves it. A 50ml pot is £9 and I think it's definitely one to try if your skin is on the drier side.
Hair products never really seem to grab my attention. I don't do very much with my hair and hardly ever use any product in it so usually hair care samples get lost at the back of a drawer but after washing my hair last night I used a bit of the L'Oreal Professional Tecni Art Full Volume Extra Mousse and it really surprised me. Usually I find mousse just makes my hair a little sticky but I actually noticed a difference in the volume in my hair after using this! My hair doesn't feel sticky or crunchy or weighed down at all, I'm really impressed & would even consider purchasing a full size if I still like it once my sample is finished. A 250ml can is £10.30, but a little cheaper online, so a little on the pricey side, but if it works then it's worth it! Included in the box was also a sample of the L'Oreal Tecni Art Liss Control Smooth Control Gel Cream which promises to banish frizz & I haven't tried this yet but I'll keep you updated if I do.
Finally, a good eye cream is something I'm always on the lookout for so I'm excited to try the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream. It promises to soothe tired eyes, smooth away dark shadows and reduce the appearance of fine lines. We shall see if it lives up to those claims, I'm not expecting miracles, but on first impressions it feels really nice. It's hydrating but importantly it doesn't feel too heavy. A 15ml tube retails for £20.
So that is the September GlossyBox. Are you subscribed? If so I'd love to see which products you received and if you like them!