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Saturday, 24 December 2011

December GlossyBox.

Immediately upon opening the outer cardboard box I was struck by the beautiful shiny red box that is this months GlossyBox ♦. I think this was a really lovely festive extra touch and I must admit, it gave me high hopes for the contents hidden within!

This month I would go so far as to say that this is the best box so far because every single one of these products are lovely in their own way and they'll get used, as opposed to some samples being forgotten about after just a couple of days. 

My mama has already requested to try out the Jurlique Age Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream as well as the Blink+Go Hi Definition Mascara so those two products are making their way on to her dressing table as we speak. The Jurlique moisturiser looks wonderful, feels so lovely on the skin and claims to noticeably firm skin within 6 weeks. Now this sample is only tiny, with the full sized 50ml cream retailing for £48, so I'm not sure how long it will last with regular use but my mama is looking forward to testing it out. 

The Blink+Go mascara is actually really lovely, I gave it a quick test run on my lashes, (with my mamas permission of course!), and it held a curl really nicely while offering me a bit of length and a fair bit of volume. It hasn't blown me away but it's nice and I know that mama sailboat will really love it and enjoy using it, which is brilliant!

The other three products all appeal to me in equal measures and for once I can't really pick a single stand out product this month, there are three! 

The mini Cargo Cosmetics lipgloss has a really nice formulation and I received the shade Tokyo which is a pretty peachy pink. It's not the most pigmented gloss I've ever tried but that's part of the appeal for me. Adding just a touch of peachy warmth this is the kind of gloss I can keep in my handbag and pop on over almost any lipstick without having to think about it or root around trying to find a mirror.

Having never tried a foaming shower gel before this offering from Rituals called Zensation which contains organic rice milk and cherry blossom is a bit of an intriguing product. When you first spray the product into the palm of your hand it's a gel consistency but after a couple of seconds and contact with water it begins to change into a foam which I really love. The scent is subtle and absolutely divine and it leaves my skin feeling moisturised as well as incredibly clean. This product gets a massive thumbs up from me and I will definitely repurchase when I run out!

Finally we have a Deborah Lippmann nail polish in the shade Razzle Dazzle and a sachet containing one Stripper To Go nail polish remover finger mitt which is supposed to make taking off even the most stubborn of polishes a total breeze. I've yet to try the finger mitt, I'm definitely going to save that for when I next need to remove a stubborn glitter polish!

Razzle Dazzle is a beautiful deep black purple with lots of pink shimmer that just looks incredible in the bottle. In some ways I'm a little disappointed by this, I thought it would be much more vibrant on the nails and it does need a good three coats to look perfect. If I'd had the chance to pick out any Deborah Lippmann polish I wouldn't have chosen this one, I think I would have opted for something super pretty like Some Enchanted Evening, however I'm really pleased to have this in my collection and I just know that it's one that I'll reach for a lot - especially for my toes!

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? Which one is your favourite? I'd love to know your thoughts too!


  1. I loved this box too, and gave the mascara to my mum as well haha. That finger mitt certainly wasn't great at getting off glitter polish though! Xx

  2. I only signed up this month - I couldn't resist! It has been delivered to my uni address though and I'm currently at home, so it's something to look forward to! :)
    I'm excited to use the shower gel, I love foam ones! They just blow up in your hands! :) xo

  3. Really great box to get, I'm jealous! I'm in Australia and this months Glossybox hasn't arrived yet but I've seen spoilers and its nowhere near as good as this!

  4. That nail polish looks absolutely perfect for christmas! xo

  5. I think that the varnish looks so so so pretty...I think it would be worth the extra coats. And I really would have liked to try that Rituals wash. They really need to get Glossybox in America. BirchBox is just not cutting it.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. I've been fighting over this month's products with my Mum all week hahaha. I got the Eucalyptus and Rosemary Rituals shower gel, which I LOVE, but yours sounds even better (: Hope you have a lovely Christmas Jennie! xxxx

  7. Merry Christmas and a happy new year! God bless you! xoxo ♥

  8. Merry Christmas Jennie! Hope you're having a lovely day! :)

  9. @Alice - Oh no really? I had high hopes for it!
    @Wishbone - Aww definitely something to look forward to! They feel so luxurious!
    @jimmi lou - aww I hope you like your box!
    @Fern - Super pretty!
    @Allie - Definitely! Merry Christmas!
    @Michelle - Hehe aww! Merry Christmas lovely!
    @Sarah - Merry Christmas sweets!
    @Niina - Merry Christmas lovely!


  10. I love that nail polish colour so much! I have been looking everywhere trying to find a colour match!
    These all look like great products!

    The Urban Umbrella


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