Thursday, 24 May 2012

Glossybox: One Year Anniversary!

Featuring: Noble Isle Summer Rising bath & shower gel in Cornish Hedgerows, Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc & Eau de Parfum, Neal's Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Daily Moisturiser, Collection (2000) Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner in Gold, Eldora false eyelashes, plus a Glossybox compact mirror and a birthday balloon!
 How lovely is the wrapping paper?! Considering putting in a frame for my wall. This is Glossybox's One year anniversary box and for me, it contained some lovely items! The stand out products for me are the lashes (amazing!!), shower gel (which smells divine), the added extra in the form of a compact mirror and the rose scented moisturiser. I can see myself getting a lot of use out of those particular items :)

The eyeliner is a little bit odd, it's not quite gold enough for my personal preference, but I can see it working as an eyeshadow or even a highlighter if used sparingly and blended well. It was so nice to receive a makeup item! The perfume samples were also rather nice, but neither of mine were full, one was only a quarter full, so I will have to use it sparingly which is a little annoying. But that's the only gripe I really have with this box, I felt I got my money's worth this month and I love the new products I've discovered through it! I have never tried a Neal's Yard Remedy before, so I'm looking forward to using this one and seeing if it's for me.

Isn't this weather amazing, although I have to say I don't really cope well in the heat, I'm much more of a winter person! I'm off to Dorset this weekend to hopefully have some sunny adventures with Adam, plus I might have bought a few cheeky purchases to show on here... ;) and I get paid on Saturday! Trip to Topshop maybe? Or do I investigate the possibility of the AA Disco pants a little more...hmmm decisions!


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

this is it

 Pretty sweet huh? This is Wilma, she's a classy little lady, and she's MINEEEEE! I can't quite believe it really, it seemed so long ago I started saving for her and now she's here!

 I cannot wait to go to some mini events in her, gutted we can't go to the London to Brighton run this year however. Goodwood beckons though!

 She gets a lot of attention and I'm looking forward to taking her to Dorset and back this weekend!


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

April Glossybox: The 'Natural' Box

Contents: Kai fragrance sample, Figs & Rouge Rambling Rose Balm, Inkia Organic Eye Liner in 07 Graphite, Caudalie Thirst Quenching Serum, Ayuuri natural Coconut body wash.

 The theme this month was 'natural beauty' and eco-friendly products, all packaged within a bio-degradable box (personally my favorite box in terms of colour and texture, I really like neutral colours like that), complete with a cotton ribbon. This has to be one of the best boxes in terms of contents for a very long time, I was very pleased with every item and I think we definitely got our money's worth this month. Onto the products...

I. Kai fragrance sample. Ok, so another perfume sample! But this is meant to be used on pulse points to calm and soothe the senses and mind (well that's the jist I got from the small description card), a very nice scent, but was it calming? I put it onto my wrist and inhaled, cue a bit of coughing and not a lot of calming! However, I can't say I use stress relieving scents to chill me out, but I would use this as a perfume- apparently it's meant to smell different on everyone, for me it smelt woody and also floral, a nice combination.

II. Figs & Rouge balm. An all purpose balm designed to be used on the whole body on dry and stressed skin. I use this as an intensive overnight lip treatment, the texture of this is a little harsh, but it really exfoliates my lips and leaves them feeling nourished. Just don't eat anything while you have this on, as it gives food a very nasty taste! This is also very powerfully scented, so those of you who dislike strong scents then beware.

III. Inkia organic eye liner. Hmm, perhaps my least favorite item in this box, I don't really wear pencil liner as I find it smudges very easily compared to liquid liner, and tends to look awful on me after a few hours, I'm thinking this might be rehomed somewhere.

IIII. Caudalie serum. LOVE THIS! I was never that bothered about serums as I have to be careful when introducing anything new to my skincare routine in case it causes more spots, but this is lovely stuff! Even though I luckily don't suffer with dry skin (which is what this is meant to combat), I apply this morning and night before moisturiser and it makes my skin look instantly better, it feels lovely to apply and if I could afford the hefty price tag for the full amount then I would consider buying it, might have to use my YSL one from last month's box up now, perhaps a serum addiction is developing...!?

V. Ayuuri Coconut body wash. Again, I really really like this, my Rituals shower gel is nearly empty and it's nice to get a good size backup product! Even though I'm intolerant to coconut I love using beauty products with it in, it smells amazing and this bodywash leaves my skin feeling moisturised and fresh.

Overall, well done Glossybox! I'm looking forward to next month as it's the first year anniversary box- after that then we'll see, I keep meaning to unsub from this beauty box thing, but they keep pulling me back haha!