Monday, 10 October 2011

GlossyBox September Edition

Hello lovelies!
Apologies for this late post but I swapped 1 of the items and I wanted to wait to have the complete box, before posting my review.
So, theme of the box was 5 Future Classics - basically, the newest formulas that are bound to become big.

HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette in Foxy: this is the item I swapped. Initially, I was sent the Bombshell version but I'm clearly not blonde (you see, this is what I'm not too happy about Glossybox: I think they should customise the boxes better or send everybody the same stuff). Anyway, I read around that many people were excited about this one - me personally, not so much.
Mainly because I have a fringe and I never do my brows: yes, it's a nice kit, I will probably use it as eye shadows and It may come in handy in the future but I could have lived without it.
 I gave it a go - It came out a bit thick but I have never done this before; it seems pretty easy to master with a bit of practise and once it's on you need make up remover to take it off.
Full size, retail price £19.95

I reckon it's an ok match for my hair colour

L'Oreal Professionnel Mysthic Oil: this is the star item for me! I'm usually very fussy with hair products but I love this and I can't stop using it. 
It's a blend of avocado and grape seed oil that nourishes the hair and smells d-i-v-i-n-e. You can use it both on wet and dry hair but I usually only put on 2 pumps after my shampoo; on top of that, it doesn't leave my hair feel heavy. This bottle will last for a long time but I will repurchase when I run out. 
Full size, retail price £ 14.95 (but you can get it cheaper here).

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse: another product I love! I wanted to try this for some time and I'm glad I got it in this box. It feels good on the skin and I love the smell - in fact when I wear this I don't feel the need to wear a perfume too. I will definitely take advantage of the discount code and get the or version here.
This is a generous sample; full bottles come in 50ml and 100ml and cost between £16.50 - £37.00

Plum by Mary Greenwell Eau de Parfum: I don't really care of this one, to be honest; it's ok but not my cup of tea. Plus, as many other bloggers pointed out... ENOUGH WITH PERFUME SAMPLES!!
Full bottle costs £60

StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate: I'm a bit of a sucker for eye creams; especially after turning 30 so I tried this straight away. At first, I was surprised by the smell: it's quite subtly fruity and unexpectedly so because of the high-tech packaging I was expecting a more chemical smell, if it makes sense. It was a nice surprise anyway.
During the first few applications I felt a tingling and warming sensation - nothing too uncomfortable but definitely noticeable. Also, I could see that after just 2 days my dark circles were positively lighter.
Now,  about reducing fine lines I haven't seen any improvement but the sample is for 2 weeks only and the product promises smoother wrinkles after 8 weeks.
All in all, I'm very pleased with this product and would totally recommend.
Price - well that's the sore note: £49 for 30ml.

What were your impressions on this box?


  1. That's impressive about the eye cream reducing the dark circles! x x

  2. I flogged my hd brows kit on ebay lol cos I knew I'd never use it, I'm happy with my £1 MUA matte brown for my brows. x

  3. the brows kit looks really good.
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  4. looks good though I can't afford another box at the mo! The eye cream sounds fab! x

  5. @sianisian : I know. I was well impressed too. I noticed the improvement after 2 days but I don't wanna say they kept going lighter and lighter. Still I'm happy with that. I'm still using it, so I wasnt to see if they will go back to normal after stopping using it.

    @Emma : I heard the MUA is pretty good too. I kept mine, even if I'm not going to use it regularly, as I don't have any other kit for brows.

    @kukiskuku : thanks for the msg. I will visit your blog soon. :)

    @beauty balm : tell me about it! I will probably unsubscribe from BP. :(

  6. I love the hd brows palette. One thing i like to get perfect is my eyebrows, i was so happy this was in the box. I didnt get the mythic oil, gutted! I had sachets of shampoo and conditioner instead. I love the smell of plum... I wasnt sure at first but it grew on me, shame its so expensive though.
    Holli x

  7. You are so lucky! That mythic oil sounds wonderful. I wasn't as thrilled about my box, I got the salt scrub samples, a hair shine spray and a little balm. Not bad, but your oils look great. I haven't tried the hd brows yet. BTW, if you don't mind me saying your brows are perfect!

  8. I love the sound of the Mythic Oil :) wish I got that in my box :(
    I loved the HD brows kit especially now I've recently had my brows tinted. :) Xx

  9. I know many people were disappointed about the Mythic Oil - I think they should really send everybody the same stuff... It's fairer. :(

  10. You definitely got the best box! The eye cream sounds amazing and Nuxe Oil is a fantastic product. Did you notice how Glossybox recently put up the Beauty Profile again on Customers accounts and now it's again vanished?! I think a lot of people complained about getting the wrong shades sent to them in the brow palette (I swapped my Bombshell too!) x

  11. Aww your HD brows is all scratched! It didn't come with a box sorry hun :( Glad you like it tho! x

  12. No, i think it looks worst than it is in the pic. :)


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