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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

GlossyBox redeems itself...

Hey Ladies!

I got my Glossybox today! I have been so disappointed these past 2 months so it was a nice surprise finally getting a box worth blogging about. I had a little sneak peek at other peoples boxes yesterday so I knew what products were doing the round and what I was hoping for. This morning the postWOMAN knocked on the door at 8:45am and I was up and out of bed like a lunatic, running down the stairs to get my GlossyBox. Unfortunately, I didn't get the HD palette which I had wanted but I am still pleased with my box. (Sidenote: I think it is incredibly unfair how not everyone gets to try out products by high end brands like HD Brows and Caudalie - GB works in strange ways.)

This is my box!
I will give you my initial thoughts on the products and then review them as I use them.

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist
I have never heard of this brand before so I was very excited to try this out! This is a hydrating spray for the hair and for the skin which will be perfect for the summer days. I tried this on my face (are you meant to?) and it felt really light and was refreshing. It has no detectable scent to it either which is a bonus for me. It doesn't say whether it has any benefits for the hair or the skin but it seems to do what it says on the bottle. I am going on holiday in 3 weeks so I am saving this little bad boy for that.

Monu Eye Cool Gel
This is another brand I haven't really come across before. I am only just getting into my skincare so this is perfect for me. This gel promises to revive tired looking eyes, reduce puffiness and dark circles. I don't get puffiness as such but I am hoping this will help with my dark circles. I still need to use my Benefit eye cream, then the Clinique, Dior and Balance Me, so this probably won't be reviewed for a while. 

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Lip Frosting
Again, another brand I have not heard of. I feel that GlossyBox are doing their job this month - introducing us to higher end brand products (I still shudder at the thought of the Collection eye liner I received a few months ago). This lip frosting smells devine!! However, that is where the positives kind of end - it is not very moisturising and it sits on your lips. I have had very dry lips these past few days so when I applied it, it just seemed to emphasise the chapped-ness (I know that sounds gruesome but I am being honest here). In future, I will make sure that my lips have been properly exfoliated before I apply this. You can also apply this on your cheeks but it is sheer and the colour pay off isn't that good - but then again I do have dark skin so it might work better on paler skin?

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse
This is a dry oil for the face, body and hair. I am new at the whole oil skin care and hair care products so I am not sure how to use this or what it does. I will probably youtube some vids and google some tips before I try this but I am very excited. Do you have any tips for me?

Bex London Londoner Urban Fragrance 
I am not a huge fan of perfume samples in beauty boxes and this sample hasn't really changed my perception.   It is described as a 'modern fragrance' that is inspired by 'unique character and idiosyncrasies of London'. I'm just going to go ahead and put it out there that I have no idea what that means and that this perfume in no  represents the unique character of London, unless the unique character of London smells like a MAN! I kid you not, the first thing I said to my sister after I smelt this was, 'Oh my god, this smells like Dad.' I won't be using this...

Bonus Item Elizabeth Arden's Visible Difference Hydrating Line
The generous sachet containing samples of the EA new skincare range more than made up for the little perfume disaster. I am a massive fan of EA skincare and I love their 8 hour cream. GlossyBox said that if we took the pamphlet containing the product info on it to an EA counter then we would get a free deluxe samples of their skincare range. Being a complete sucker for freebies, I drove to my local town centre in my lunch break today and went on the hunt for my free samples. Unfortunately, there were no 'deluxe samples' in the store (gutted!) but the sales laydee kindly gave me three more sachets of the skincare range, a deluxe sample of the 8 hour cream and some mini serum tablety things. I was rather pleased with what I managed to blag!

Overall, I am very pleased with this box. I will stay subscribed for one more month to see what it is like next month and then I might pack it in. 

What are your thoughts?


  1. I am a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School in Virginia Beach, and I love all their products! The moisture mist is great as a detangler, I use it on my daughters hair. Its also great to use to seal in your makeup. It refreshes your face and hydrates that too! You should try their tea tree and awapuhi lines too!

  2. I got the same box as you - I'm pretty happy with it - wish the Paul mitchell had more details on how your meant to use it tho ...although the comment above has helped lol :)

  3. Really wish I had enough spare pennies to try a monthly box, this looks great! x
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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  5. I got the same box as you! I was pretty happy and think it's a. At imrovement on previous months. I'm sending my mum to claim my free sample from Jane Arden today, and after reading your post, I've instructed her that if they don't have any to hint at some other free samples ;) great post! X


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