You’ve probably all already seen a million of these posts, but I wanted to add my contribution to the blogosphere on my Valentine’s Glossybox!! Mine actually arrived on Monday morning, but I didn’t get it until Monday evening because it arrives at Ben’s work, so I have to wait till he comes home to have it. I already knew we were getting a pink box, but I’d stopped myself from looking at the early posts that had popped up on this box, so everything inside was a surprise to me!!
(Again, sorry for the quality, still waiting on a reply from Canon – at the moment, my camera has been sat in a repair shop in Stoke-on-Trent, broken, sad and lonely =( And it won’t be fixed and back to me until they decide whether I have to pay £162 or have it fixed under warranty…) Anyway, here it is!! There was the lovely surprise of a little sweet in the box, which made my boyfriend jealous because we’re supposed to be healthy eating at the moment and he had nothing to eat haha =D
Davines Authentic Face/Hair/Body Moisturising Balm
This is a 75ml tube, the full size is 150ml and costs £17.40, so this was a good quality for money box already! Before trying this out, I read a couple of reviews on it, to see how best to use it. I decided to apply it to my face before getting in the shower then (as the label suggested), rinsed it off after a few minutes. It left my face feeling a lot smoother, and removed my make up at the same time! I also applied some to the ends of my hair after washing it, left it a few minutes and rinsed. Not sure if it left the ends any smoother that time, but I think applications over time might do. This is a brilliant product for me because I have very dry ends, and it would be perfect for travelling, to have all your moisturising products in one place. I also read that someone had used it on their lips, and I tried that too, rinsing it off again after a few minutes, and that definitely helped my winter chapped lips! It has a lovely smell and a slight tingle when you apply it to the skin.
Davines Authentic Cleansing Nectar
We received a 90ml bottle, full size is 280ml and costs £18.50. The smell of this is very similar to the moisturising balm, it’s quite a fresh herbally smell, it might not be to everyone’s taste but I like it. It is described on the label as ‘Hair and Body Oil Shampoo’. I read this after I’d washed my hair, so I just used a little on my hair to see what it was like. It left my hair feeling very squeaky clean, and I could smell it on my hair afterwards (which is unusual for my hair!). The product itself looks quite oil like, but is a bit more viscose.
First Aid Beauty (FAB) Gentle Body Wash
This is a 56.7g bottle, full size is 226.8g and costs £13. This is another moisturising product for the shower, this time exclusively a body wash, which is fragrance free and claims to cleanse, calm redness and relieve dry skin. I wasn’t particularly excited about this because I have so many little body washes that I’ve received as presents that smell a lot nicer than this (it smells of literally nothing!), but it was nice to try a different product. I was reluctant to use as much of it as I usually would with body wash because of the size of the bottle, so I probably can’t comment on how well it really did moisturise. It’s good for me in that it’s for sensitive skin which I know I used to have on my face, so it can’t hurt to use mild products.
Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer – Dewy Finish
This is a 5ml bottle, full size is 30ml and costs £29. I was super excited to find this product in my box – I’ve wanted a primer for a long time but been reluctant to buy one because they’re a bit pricey for something I just wanted to try out. I’ve only worn it one day so far, and I didn’t put on much because the bottle is small! The colour is actually a little dark for my crazy pale face, but it definitely had that dewy finish and a little sparkle. I wore foundation over the top of it, but I think it would work well in summer without foundation.
Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in Powder Pink
I think this is a full size pencil (correct me if I’m wrong!), which is £9.50 per pencil. I was excited to receive another make up item since I’m very lazy at buying make up, but I was also a little disappointed because I have a white eyeliner pencil I’ve just starting using and this is very similar when applied to that one – well, at least I’ll have something when that one runs out!! When applied to the waterline, it has the effect of opening up the eyes, which is very useful to me because I have pretty small eyes! Some people see the long metal end as a downfall because it looks like a bigger pencil but isn’t – I actually think it might be a good thing because even when the pencil is nearly finished, you’re still going to have control over it. I’ve only used it once so far, but I do like the colour of it, I suppose it is slightly better than my white one because it’s not as harshly bright, so I think I’ll be using it a lot.