Glossybox UK - Fresh start must-havesSaturday, January 24, 2015
The New Year starts big with Glossybox - five full size products and a £25 gift card from HelloFresh. I am not overly excited about the gift card as I have received it several times already in other subscription boxes and magazines, I'm still not convinced enough to order food from their website. Has anyone used HelloFresh? What was your experience?
I was very excited when I opened the box as I only knew of and had tried one of the brands before (MeMeMe) so the other 4 were completely unknown to me.
Nicka K New York Colorluxe Powder Blush - €8.95 for 5g, shade Romantic
The card says that this loose powder blush makes no mess, keeps the bottom of your handbag clean and won't cause a powder explosion. I am not so sure I like it very much. I am not a big fan of loose powder blushes, so immediately I was prepared for the worst. This powder puff applicator is super soft but so hard to work with. You have to push the sponge onto your cheeks which ends in some parts being quite uneven and patchy. For me it was quite difficult to blend in and hard to get beautiful cheeks.
Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm Superfruits - €5
This 100% natural and 97% organic lip balm from Sweden really makes your lips smooth and soft. Nutritional and antioxidant-rich oils (blueberry, acai, goji, pomegranate, baobab, sunflower, beeswax, coconut) leave lips nourished and subtly sheeny. I love lip balms and I always carry them around - they're a must have for my handbag!
Kueshi Natural & Pleasant Cosmetics Revitalizing Face Toner - €10.70 for 200ml
Kueshi is a natural cosmetic brand from Spain which has one purpose: to re-balance modern skin with a clever alchemy of natural ingredients and science-led formulations. This Revitalizing Face Toner moisturises, provides freshness and softness and restores perfect balance to the skin. The toner contains aloe vera, chamomile and calendula to calm and rehydrate skin leaving it feeling comfortable, fresh, healthy and perfectly clean. It controls shine in oily-prone areas and softens dry areas - this product sounds perfect for me! Kueshi Revitalizing Toner removes any last traces of excess oils and makeup, making it the perfect base for moisturiser application or a follow up for your regular skincare routine.
MeMeMe Eye Line Pencil in Clay - £4
MeMeMe is a British brand who have created the perfect eye-pencil - it claims to be long lasting, soft, easily applied and it glides along lashes without pulling the skin. The shade is in clay which is dark brown in colour. I am very happy with this product as it is different from the black eye liners Glossybox usually include! The shade really softens the eyes and gives a more natural day time look.
Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow - £10 for 15g
This luminizer gel is oil-free and lightweight - it's great for problem skin and is packed with micronized pearlscent pigments to highlight the face for a fresh, radiant complection that doesn't look glittery. The shade is a gorgeous golden peach and it has a lovely shimmery and pearly finish. The pigmentation is strong and the formula is very easy to blend. It can be used along cheek and brow bones, dabbing with a finger first and then moving to a small brush to blend. As it is quite lightweight I think it could also be mixed with a foundation to give the face a beautiful glow. I love the packaging - very cute and fun.
Sadly I am not able to use it as it really irritates my skin. Luckily I was smart enough to test it on my hands first and saved my face from redness and itchiness. I immediately washed it off but it left my hand with a sore rash for at least a few hours.
Overall I am very happy with the January box - who wouldn't like to receive 5 full size products for £10?