Review | September Glossybox

24 September 2014


So after receiving this months Birchbox and it once again being such a shambles I decided to cancel it so I no longer receive it and move on to the original Glossybox like I did. So after two years I dusted off the cobwebs from my subcription and hit the renew button last month. Firstly, I would like to comment on the simple fact that with Glossybox you will know when exactly you will receive your box (usually a two to three day stretch) unlike Birchbox which makes things super easier for me. As usual it came beautifully packaged and I have totally missed how lush the pink boxes look. I did have a review set up for the previous August edition but I had to delete it due to it now being september (sorry ladies!)


So this month Glossybox have teamed up with Fashion brand Karen Millen to create a box to celebrate London Fashion Week and let me tell you from now this one is a fab one! Inside I got 3 full sized products, one deluxe sample and three sachet samples.  I haven't tried any of the products but four are from known brands which is really good.





This Months Contents:

1. SkinPep Enzyme and Acid Peep & Peeling Gel (3 sachets) - £89.99 (Full sized) HERE
2. Nails inc Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat (Full Size) - £12 HERE
3. Nivea 3in1 Micellar Cleansing Water (Full Size) - £4.07 HERE
4. ModelCo MORE BROWS Fibre Gel (Full Size) - £14.95 HERE (now cheaper)
5. L'Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil (45ml) - £15.95 (Full Sized) HERE

I loved this months box so much that I am curious about what will come in the October box, which is a Pop Art Themed box and will contain a full sized NUXE Masque Crème Fraîche worth £19.50 and als a little birdie told me that a Harvey Nichols Collab should be happening before the end of this year (November/December).


Overall the size of the products as well as the variety is amazing, and unlike Birchbox (sorry to keep comparing one to another) It takes skin tones more into considerations by giving you products that are for anyone instead of specific shades only suitable for their caucasian audience. The Glossybox is £10 per month as well as a £3.25 shipping fee via Royal Mail I have added a direct link Here.


Have you got a glossybox subscription or are thinking of getting one? 


Illamasqua Glamore Nude Collection

21 September 2014

You can never really go wrong with a nude lip shade, and when Illamasqua introduced these I was pretty curious. I love a nude lip, but finding perfect nudes is usually a challenge for me. I haven't tried anything from the brand before but I have a friend who always raves about it so I thought why not. Lately, I have been trying to detach myself from buying so many MAC lipsticks and try other brands more as it is something I don't usually do. Because I'm so used to the pigmentation of Mac's lippies as well as swatches from more known bloggers are usually available before releases, I feel that I don't have to take so much of a risk when it comes to purchasing.

From left to right: Starkers & Minx
These lipsticks come in 7 different nude shades - Rosepout, Minx, Naked, Cherub, Starkers, Tease and Buff, which are meant to compliment a range of different complexions. The formula feels very thick when applying and creamy at the same time so it's as if you don't need to apply it again to get the most out of the shades. Usually Illamasqua go for such bold and vivid shades so this is a nicer and softer approach with their shades. I managed to get my hands on two of the shades; Minx and Starkers and they are totally different to one another shade wise.


Top: Minx Bottom: Starkers
Minx
This shade is a pinky mauve nude very similar to the Kylie Jenner craze however more to the rosier side. Application was smooth but it does look quite glossy once applied. I also felt as if my lips looked rather pouty also.
Starkers
Nude of all nudes and I was surprised how easy I could pull this one off. It is well pigmented so no need to apply layers cause this colour pay off is AHMAZE! It also looks quite matte unlike minx.

Overall they are both easy to apply, super creamy with no mess either. I loved how they felt on my lips and I have no idea on the durability of them as i haven't worn them out yet but I feel as if they should last with a slick of LipCoat over them.

You can buy both of these shades as well as the collection including the other 5 nudes from Debenhams and Selfridges 

Have you been eyeing up the Glamore Nudes? Whats your favorite shade?

Beauty Haul | September

19 September 2014

It's been a while since I have done a haul and I hate having to show you what I managed to grab all in a post because it seems ever so long for to read, but for now it will do and I promise, within the next couple of weeks I will be making things much easier for you all by adding a little something extra to most of my posts. Well as you can see, I did go high street crazy (mostly) this month and the previous one as I felt as if I was spending too much on high end products and no longer exploring the beauty treasures we can usually find in our lovely drugstores. I will add a product list to the end of this post and have reviews on MOST of what I purchased for you within the coming weeks.




Some of August's amazing buys as I did have a haul for August but I have been so busy that August passed and I guess that (along with many scheduled posts) expired, So I have added them in to this post, I went away in August and managed to get a chance to rummage the beloved Sephora however I did not really find anything we didn't have back in the UK. Paris Sephora next maybe? *hint hint*


  



Product list in picture order:

Picture one:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - £23 HERE
MAC Studio finish concealer - £15 HERE
YSL Touche Eclat - £25 HERE
Eyelure Permanent Brow Tint Kit - £10 HERE
Barry M Gelly Nail Polish in Coconut,Chai and Chilli - £3.99 (each) HERE
Benefit They're Real Remover - £14.50 HERE
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré 30ml - £12.99 HERE
Soap & Glory Archery Brown Tint & Pencil - £10 HERE
Soap & Glory Super Cat Liquid Eyeliner - £6 HERE
Maybelline Big Eyes Rebel - £8.99 HERE
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner - £5.99 HERE

Picture two:
Benefit Big Easy BB Cream - £27.50 HERE
Soap & Glory Flake Away Scrub - £8 HERE
Soap & Glory Orangeasm Body wash - £6.50 HERE
Garnier Tonic Scrub - £7.15 HERE
Claudalie Divine Oil - £16.65 HERE

August Haul:
Mua Luxe Velvet lip lacquer in Halcyon, Tranquility, Serene and A Flush - £3 (each) HERE
Baby Lips Electro - £2.99 (each) HERE
Sleek Pout Paint in Cloud 9 - £4.99 HERE
Sephora Make up Bag, Sephora Lip Liners and Sephora Lipstick Remover (unknown)

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