Saturday, 21 January 2012

GlossyBox - December 2011

First impressions: definitely, one of my favourite so far. 
Quality brands, good variety and great choice of colours that would suit everybody.
Plus to make it extra special - being Christmas - everything came in a red glossy box.


Blink+Go Hi-Definition Mascara
First item in the box is a waterproof mascara; I was excited to receive it because I'm on the hunt for the perfect waterproof mascara (for the wedding, you know) but I was left disappointed with this one.
I found it extremely drying! I've used a waterproof mascara before and I know they can be a bit of a pain to remove but this one made my lashes 'crispy' straight after application. 
Also, I'm not a fan of the brush: it didn't help separate or for volume.
I'm afraid, it's definitely a no-buy from me.



Cargo Cosmetics Classic Lip Gloss in Las Vegas
Not impressed with this product as I wasn't impressed with the Cargo eye pencil from Boudoir Prive Box.
I'm not a fan of lip glosses in general and this is not my colour, unfortunately - it's more brown than in the picture, actually.


Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle Mini Nail Varnish with Stripped to Go Satchet
I was very excited to see this in the box! I've never tried Deborah Lippmann' polishes before, although read many many good things.
I like the miniature bottle (so cute) and the colour is gorgeous (right up my alley!); it's a purple with glitter and I had good coverage from the first coat.
Longevity wasn't the best: chipped after 3 days but still acceptable.
Together with the polish, we also received a sample of the polish remover mitt. I'm not a fan of these pre-soaked pads but this one was impressive. I used it to remove Razzle Dazzle and, although it says one mitt is enough for both hands, I only managed 6/7 fingers; you need to consider this is an heavy duty polish (with all the glitter) so it's not too bad.





MEMEME Seventh Heaven
I have never used this brand before - I think the packaging looks quite cheap... You see, I would have never bought this product but I'm pleased I discovered it because I liked it a lot.
I use this as a primer: it, also, has active ingredients and extracts to moisturise the skin but I wouldn't use it everyday.
It has a very pleasant citrusy smell and it's light on the skin, creating a smooth canvas for the make up.
You should, definitely, check it out if you're looking for a budget primer.


Rituals Foaming Shower Gel in Yogi Flow
LOVELOVELOVE!!!
This is a full size bottle and it's huge!!! The packaging looks very luxurious and it would be perfect for a present too. 
The Yogi Flow version is the indian rose and sweet almond oil but I bet they are all lovely scented - in fact I'd like to try more.
I'm a big fan of foaming shower gels - I've used the Imperial Leather's before - and I find that a little goes a long wait. Plus, they always leave my skin extremely soft and nourished. 



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19 comments:

  1. very nice items, love the polish and lipgloss

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  2. The polish remover didn't even do 3 fingers on me! I was disappointed, shall continue with the tin foil trick ha!

    I do adore the polish though!

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  3. great review! I loved the cargo lipgloss so much I swapped for two more! x

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    1. Thanks! I know many people liked the cargo... I'm just not a lipgloss girl. :)

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  4. Very Good review!!
    Kisses!!
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  5. Marbellous box, isn´t it?
    you´re a lucky girl!
    xoxoxo
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah,very goodbox indeed. I can't wait for the valentines one now...

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  6. I love mememe! it's cheap but lovely and you can buy it at superdrug so you dont have to go far to get your hands on it ! :) xxxx

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    1. UNfortunately my local Superdrug is shite. The stock is often been open or swatched. :(

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  7. Really want to try the MeMeMe, sounds really good! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  8. I wish we had glossy box in US badbarbara.com

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    1. Well, you have birch box which is the same and always great content!!

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  9. Great post! Those nailpolish removers look like a great item. I had to scrub so hard to get my glitter (OPI for Sephora) polish off over the weekend. Ugh! xo style, she wrote

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    1. Yeah, in theory they're good idea but they're expensive. The old style bottle is still better value for money.

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  10. Nice nail polish!

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