I'm reviewing this box a little later this time because I wanted to try out the products before so I can give you a little bit more info about what's in the box. The January box is called 'New Year, New You' now the festive period is over its time to get back to basics with these specially selected products, designed to put you back on the straight and narrow.
So here it is!!
They say: A cream with a soft and velvety texture, helps reactivate the synthesis of collagen fibers. Featuring a unique combination of collagen III accelerating vectors and micronized tourmaline crystals, it produces a virtual "face-resculpting" effect.
I say: Fancy talk! I was intrigued to try this cream, it has a really nice creamy texture but it sinks into the skin and is a really lovely cream with a pleasant barely there scent. Haven't noticed anything drastic yet but my skin does feel soft and smooth in the mornings after using it in the evening. I'm really happy with it and it comes in a generous 15ml tub. A 50ml tub retails at £56.55
They say: This product combines coconut oil and vitamin E that work to reduce cellulite, increase circulation, heal tired skin, nourish&hydrate.
I say: This same product was in GlossyBox a few months ago and I really wanted to receive it but that time I got the body lotion instead. So I was really pleased to get it this time. This stuff is amazing!!! I used one of the sachets (you get 2) in the shower on my thighs and butt and couldn't believe how smooth my skin felt. It leaves an oily residue on the skin but when you dry yourself it quickly sinks into the skin, I actually thought my cellulite had been wiped away and even the next day my skin felt so smooth and almost made me feel a size smaller. Very good product! I got two 50g sachets, the 500g tub retails at £12.25 Bargain!!
They say: This rich, hydrating body treatment is enriched with delicious plant-derived ingredients that provide intense nutrition and anti-oxidant action to the skin, leaving it gorgeously supple and toned.
I say: Smells really nice kind of reminds me of a male aftershave but in a very gentle way. It's not very thick and took a bit to rub in but overall it was nice and hydrating, only thing I didn't like was that it left my skin quite sticky even hours after applying the cream. It's not bad but its not amazing either. I got a 30ml tub, 400ml bottle retails at £21.50.
They say: This highly hydrating express conditioner is rich in citrus extracts and sea buckthorn to bring long-lasting colour and shine to colour-treated or processed hair.
I say: Absolutely lovely smell, very creamy thick texture but not much effect on my hair unfortunately. I'm going to give it another try but for me it was just ok. It has nothing on my Mane N Tail conditioner. I got a 20ml tube, 150ml tub retails at £10.20.
They say: This beautifully light organic cleansing lotion gently rids the skin of pollutants leaving it feeling soft and refreshed.
I say: I only use rinse off cleansers but in the instructions it did say that this also can be washed off. It did feel really natural and pure. It took most of my makeup off but I didn't feel like it properly cleaned my face when used as wash off. As wipe off this cleanser would be really good I think. It's a nice product but I just wouldn't use it, I would like to try their wash off cleansers in the future. I got a 10ml tub, 200ml tub retails at £15.25.
They say: Wrinkle smoother, Renewing cream new skin effect.
I say: This is the monthly extra so they dont give any info about it, haven't tried this yet. I thought it was a serum but upon further investigation it is a cream. I got a 2ml sample, 40ml bottle retails between £37-£43.
So that's it!! I'm not overly pleased with this box, there are some good items and some I'm not too interested in but I still think it's good value for money and will continue to subscribe. What do you think? Please leave your comments below, they are very much appreciated.
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Saturday, 17 December 2011
This is the Mandragore Eau De Toilette by Annick Groutal. It's the most gorgeous bottle and comes in a lovely purple mesh bag and the sample itself is huge. It's a generous 25ml bottle, the 50ml size retails at around £45. To me it started off as a vibrant citrus scent and then turned into a dark peppery tone. I love it!!
Next up is the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, I've heard a lot of good things about the Clarisonic skin cleansing brush and this gel would go with that cleansing system. I'm intrigued to try it even without the brush. I'll let you know what it's like. It's a 30ml sample and the full size 177ml of the stuff costs £21.00, the brushes by the way, start from about £120.
How cute!!!! A little baby pink Nails Inc. nail polish. The shade is Oxford Circus, think this was the only color in the boxes this month. Haven't tried it yet but again I've heard good things about Nails Inc. but never actually got around trying their products until now!! This is a 4ml sample their full size 10ml polishes are around £11 and they have loads of different colors and nail wraps too!
Last but not least is Figs&Rouge Sweet Geranium 100% Organic Balm. The tin is so cute and retro I really like it. The balm itself not so keen on, the sweet smell of it is too strong for me but it does feel nice on the lips. This is an 8ml full size pot and costs (depending on the flavor) £3.49 or £4.99 they have a lot of different flavors, I'm tempted by the pomegranate one. If anyone want's this item, let me know!
Also included as an extra was little samples from Living Nature, the Vitalising Cleanser, Extra Hydrating Toning Gel and Nourishing Day Cream.
That's it!!!!! All in all I'm really happy with this box for the price it's really good value for money, the box looks a little bit cheaper than the other beauty boxes but it doesn't bother me. I'm going to keep subscribing and see what the future boxes are like and you will see me reviewing them here.
So what do you think? Did you like this box?
Friday, 16 December 2011
Next up is the Deborah Lippmann Mini Nail Varnish in Razzle Dazzle with Stripped to Go Sachet. This looks pretty cool I've never seen a nail polish remover mitt, so I'm excited to try this also the nail polish looks so beautiful and really festive, I'll be rocking this on christmas day. The full size nail polish is £16.00 and the Stripped to Go is £14.00 for a pack of 6.
That's it!!! This is my fourth GlossyBox and I'm really happy with it. Next blog I'm going to do is for my first FeelUnique box so keep an eye out for it. I have 4 boxes in total this month so I want to show you my special christmas JolieBox( Boudoir Prive) and Carmine beauty boxes.
What do you think?? Is it a waste of money? Has this tempted you? If it has let me know I'll refer you lol.