Saturday, March 30, 2013

Glossybox - January

GlossyBox - January

This January the theme for Glossy Box was 'World of Beauty' and in Canada that theme is COLD.  So they chose their favorite moisturizing products of last year to feature in this box.

Wella Professionals Brilliance Leave-in Mousse
 (full size)

Another box, another wella product...  Who uses mousse anyways these days?  I have no idea what the point of this mousse is.  It is designed for coloured hair, but there are no detangling properties, and unless there is SPF in it for the sun what is the point?  Will this mousse actually extend the life of my hair colour…doubt it.  Boring!

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme (teeny tiny)

A lip plumping serum designed to stimulate blood flow to promote fullness.  It does tingle upon application, but is totally bearable and gave my lips a healthy, rosy colour.  Light smell that reminded me of strawberries and although it felt like my lips might be the size of Angelina’s, I quickly was brought back to reality when I looked in the mirror. However, blushster also tried this and had a terrible reaction to her lips and hand area where she applied.  Needed the cortisone to calm it down but all is good.  Use with caution!

Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion 25g

With 99% natural ingredients this is a lightweight body lotion with milk to nourish and honey to soften the skin.  I unfortunately am not crazy about the smell on my skin - more like sour milk on me, but it did do a great job at keeping me moisturized.

Nivea Essential Lip Care (full size 4.8g)

Jojoba oil and Shea Butter provides long lasting care and protects the lips from drying out.  I am a chap stick addict and like Nivea lip care products a lot.  I own a few different ones and this one will definitely get used.

Beauty so Clean Cosmetic Sanitizing Wipes – 12 packs

Convenient cosmetic wipes that are effective for sanitizing makeup that accumulates visible debris like dust, lint and food particles.  I love these wipes, and have been using them religiously.  I love a little swipe over blushes, eyeshadows, liners or lipsticks.  Easy to use and helps prevent bacterial contamination.  Every makeup lover should have these!

Vitabath Hand Cr̬me РFresh Citrus Twist 60g
Blushster received this in last month’s box, so maybe trying to get rid of stock?  This is a 20% shea butter hand cream with coconut, sunflower and sweet almond oil.  A light citrus scent that lasted all of two seconds.  Left my hands feeling soft but greasy so this will have to go in my nightstand for strictly a nighttime use.

Luckily, I have enough points in my glossy account for a complimentary box or sad to say this might be my last one.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ipsy (MyGlam) January

MyGlam January Box

Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Body Butter 73ml

 Scent is gorgeous!  Love the blood orange, red raspberries and spicy sweet Italian mandarins.  Does a lovely job of hydrating while not leaving any stickiness or grease.  I personally liked using mine as a hand cream.  Loaded with Shea butter, almond oil and safflower oil this provided great hydration and moisture.  Great product but then again I find Pacifica always delivers.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil 5ml

Argan Oil – a moisturizing oil for hair and skin is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree in Morocco. 

The number of argan oil products in the 
US in 2007 – 2. 
The number of argan oil products in the 
US in 2011 – over 100.

Little to no fragrance, not greasy and a perfect hydrator for both face and hair.  I love applying this oil to dryer areas under my moisturizer in the day.  I enjoy Josie Maran’s products and this is another that was already in my makeup rotation prior to receiving it in this beauty box. 

Nailtini Nail Lacquer in Frappe (full size)

No need to swatch, as this is a standard neutral polish that would be perfectly suited for everyday or for application over a French manicure.  Another one headed for Glamma’s collection.

Big Sexy Hair – Spray and Play Volumizing 
Hairspray 50ml

This I have been using for years prior to receiving it in my box but hey, a great purse and travel size for me.  This does as it says delivering big sexy hair with a volumizing spray.  Another great product from their line is their What a Tease – Backcomb in a bottle which delivers an even firmer hold.

SOHO Concealer Brush

 A great design of the brush allows you to hold it with precision.  It has grooves placed toward the bottom that your fingers slide perfectly and comfortably in.  A great brush option at a great price point.  They range from $6.99 - $19.99 and are available at Walmart, Target and Walgreens. 

A nice eggplant makeup bag with blue stars on the inside had all my goodies inside waiting for me to open!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

TopBox January

TopBox January 2013

Interesting...TopBox seems to have redeemed themselves with this little Clinique Box that I received.  Just in time, and now they leave me wanting more, more, more and excited about next month!

Although this is a great product box for some, it is a tough box for me to review as Clinique is not or never will be in my skincare regimen.  Here is what I received inside.

Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent 60ml
Used previously in the past and developed milia (whiteheads) from this, so this will not go anywhere near my eyes again.  I prefer to stick to Lancome Bi-Facil or Rimmel when it comes to my delicate eye area.

Clarifying Lotion 3  - combination/oily 30ml

Sorry, not going to try this.

Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage 
Corrector 7ml
A wrinkle and UV corrector serum that fights lines, wrinkles and sun damage.  Apply 3-4 drops twice daily to your face and around the eye area under your moisturizer.

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Duo – Strawberry 
Fudge Duo 1.6g

This was a pleasant surprise, as I had never used Clinique shadow before.  I found it to be a nice, neutral everyday eyeshadow duo that had lots of pigment, easy to smudge and stayed put.  Now here is something from Clinique that I would be happy to say I would consider buying.