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Saturday, 15 June 2013

May GlossyBox

Hey Guys, I know we are nearing the end of June but I still haven't done my May's Glossybox post. I don't really know why this is other than I've been a bit more focused on the fashion side of my blog with the 'Today's Outfit' which I hope you've all been liking. So on with the GlossyBox...
It was their 2nd birthday and the box was a good one, popping in some complimentary nail files.
Let's start with the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray, Full Size 125ml £18.95. I haven't used this product loads but I do generally give my hair a spritze with it when I straighten it just to add a bit of extra shine. A tip I'd suggest is to lightly brush through once you've sprayed just to avoid your hair sticking together if you've put a tad too much on. To be honest I use it mostly because I love the smell, personally I can really smell the ginger but I sprayed it and the boyfriend still choked and said it smelt like hairspray, so maybe it's just a girl thing where we are used to strong smelling hair sprays. Anyway, I'm not sure if I'd repurchase just because I use alot of shine and smoothing shampoos and conditioners but I do really like the product to give a sleek finish to any style.

Onto the Roger And Gallet Fleur de Figuier Sachets. Within this set was:
Eau Fraiche, Sample 1,5 ml, Full Size 100ml £32. This has such a lovely smell to it, it is floral but is also quite fruity, girly and summery. I love wearing this fragrance as I don't really have anything like this, for a floral scent it is quite  heavy I find unlike something like Marc Jacobs Daisy which is much more of a dainty, light scent. I would definitely buy this product especially for spring/summer.
Body Lotion, Sample 10 ml, Full Size 200ml £13. Unlike the scent of the same collection I find that the lotion isn't very fragrant which surprised me considering how strong the Eau Fraiche was. It does seem from using the sample that a small amount goes a long way but personally I prefer usung a thicher cream or a butter as this product also seems a bit thin in consistencey. The product was nice but nothing amazing so I probably would rebuy it but it was a good sample to try out.
Shower Cream, Sample 10 ml, Full Size 200ml £9. The shower cream, like the body lotion had a similar smell, I don't have much to say abou this product as my review of it is pretty similar to the lotion but it was a nice sample.

next up is the Beautiful Movements Cosmetics (BM Beauty) Prime & Create Mixing Medium, Sample 2.5 g, Full Size 20 g £20. I hadn't really used a primer before but this product converted me. I was worried when I first used it that it was going to make me look greasy as I do have oily skin but as I applied it it just left my skin feeling soft and made applying concealer and highlighter around my eyes so easy it was amazing. I cannot rave enough about this product, I love it and would definitely buy this but at £20 it is a bit pricey so in the mean time I have opted for a slightly more affordable in the mean time since my sample has now ran out. My current primer is B. Prepared Makeup Primer which is currently on offer in Superdrug from £9.99 to £6.66, bargain. This is a good, cheap alternative but if you have the money then invest in the Beautiful Movements primer.
Another amazing product in May's GlossyBox was Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara, Full Size £15. I still can't get over how good the value for money the GlossyBox is, you get so much for your money and eveytime the little box arrives it's like christmas came early. Anyway, on with the mascara. the brush to it doesn't look like much and I generally prefer the plastic/rubber brushes but in this case it works.I love this product, mainly as initially it gives quite a light coverage whilst still managing to lengthen the lashes but if you want a slightly heavier look then you can layer it up but work quickly as the initial layer dries quite quickly. Another perk of this mascara is that it is water resistent which is brilliant for me at the moment as hayfever has caused my eyes to stream on various occasions and having this on avoids any panda eye makeovers. This is brilliant if you just want a light makeup day, at the beach or to just darken your lashes a bit. I would suggest trying any of Jelly Pong Pong's products as this is the second I have tried and both I have loved and became favourites in my makeup bag.
Last but not least is the Headline Colors Poolside Party Nail Polish, Full Size 10 ml £9 (Shade: Spotlight) .Initially looking at the bottle I wasn't too keen on the colour but tried it purely so I could review it on here and was quite pleasently surprised. In the bottle it seems a strange colour like a metalic, silvery bronzey purpley colour (so you now understand why I was skeptical) but when it's on it comes out a silver colour which I like as I don't really have any silver nail varnishes. the coverage was quite thick as well which is always good in a polish and dried really quickly. The quality of the Headline Colours I would say is worth the £9 price tag but I'm not sure if I'd buy any of the other colours but I will be sporting Spotlight on my nails again.
 Oh and lets not forget the pack of nail files. Always handy to keep in the handbag.
I hope you've enjoyed this post despite how late it is. Let me know what you think of the products.
Also stay tuned for Vintage Kilo Sale and GFW Goodie Bag Posts.

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