Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Glossybox - September 2016

I cancelled my Glossybox membership a year or so ago, as I wasn’t impressed with the samples I was receiving, but when I saw the September box I swiftly changed my mind and headed straight to the website to order myself one. 
The contents of this month’s box was selected by Annabel Ferguson, Beauty Director for Red Magazine and the products included are certainly top picks in my opinion. 

Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Waterproof Mascara 
I have been meaning to try this mascara for ages and very nearly picked it up when I was in Sephora in Barcelona back in July, but in the end, I stuck with my old faithful Rollerlash instead. I’ve seen this really raved about, so to see that it was included in the box was very exciting. 
From the first time I tried it, I was thoroughly impressed. The combination of hourglass-shaped brush and collagen-fuelled formula immediately lengthened my usually pale lashes, leaving my eyes framed without the need for my statement liquid eyeliner. 
I love how easy it is to build up the coats for a really full lash and it does last really well throughout the day. The only drawback is that, given the mascara is waterproof, when it comes to taking it off I have found it is much harder to remove! 
The full size bottle retails for around £19.

Rodial Smokey Eye Pen
I love a smokey eye and this is just the perfect tool. It is really pigmented and super versatile; you can create really neat lines or easily blend it out to get the look you desire. 
I haven’t experimented too much with this one yet, but I love how jet black and bold it is. 
Retailing at £17, it’s slightly more than I would usually spend on an eyeliner, so I don’t think this would be something I would have picked up ordinarily.

GOSH Copenhagen Long Lasting Lip Marker in ‘Soft Rose’
If you are looking to make a statement with your lip colour this Autumn, this is definitely one for you. 
‘Soft Rose’ is a very girly and slightly Barbie-esque shade. It probably wouldn’t be the first one I would pick up from the shelves, but it suits me far better than I expected it to. I love that Glossybox gives you the option to try things that you may not have normally picked for yourself. 
This retails at £8.50, which I think is pretty standard for a lip stain. I haven’t tested the longevity of this yet, but it claims to last for hours!

Revlon Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat
I love nail varnish; I have far too many and currently no intention to stop buying more. Quite simply, I am the girl with the colour for every occasion and that is why, when I found this little one in my Glossybox I was decidedly shocked that I hadn’t heard of it before. 
Formulated with Diamond Flex Technology, this top coat is designed to withstand chipping and give you a long-lasting salon shine. 
I’ve tried similar products by other brands, so I am looking forward to seeing how this one measures up to its competition. You can pick up your own in Boots and Superdrug for £7.99.

As we get ready to fully turn our backs on summer and brace ourselves for the colder weather, I am getting a head start with my routine by ensuring I continue to drink lots of water, cleanse, tone, moisturise and try out the odd face mask. 
In this month’s box there were too to try;

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask
This is a reasonably new release from The Body Shop and the vegetarian formula is designed to unclog skin and expel any impurities, leaving you with a glowing complexion. After use, skin should be deeply cleansed and appear much healthier. 
I am looking forward to trying this one evening this week, because I have suddenly found myself with a bunch of pesky spots that I could really do without! Hormones, eh?
You can purchase this from The Body Shop for £15.

Vitamasques Hydro Face Mask 
This reminds me a lot of the Garnier Moisture Bomb mask that I tried last week and if it is anything like that one, I will be certainly be pleased.
I think I will be leaving this one until my skin feels a bit more weather beaten so I can really test how good it is. Inspired by Korean technology, it is expect to keep skin moisturised for up to 120 hours – which is quite a tall order!
I will be sure to include this in another post when I have gotten around to testing it properly but, in the meantime if you are keen to test this out yourself, you can grab your own from Vitamasques online for £7.99.

I hope that was a useful round up and you enjoyed my thoughts on this months box. If you received slightly different items, I would love to hear about them in the comments below. 


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