Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Glossy Box; July 2012

Firstly, let me apologise for being pretty slack literally since the sun has been out, my whole laptop and everything i do on it has been neglected. Sorry :(

This month i got two Glossy Boxes. I got my normal monthly sub, and i ordered another one, simply because they ran an offer, where you could get either a Harrods box or Eco box completely free! I chose a Harrods box, and I'll show you what i got in that in a different post, but now i will show you what i got in both my Glossy Boxes from this month.

Somethings i think appear in all the boxes this month and these are;
Jelly Pong Pong, Lip Frosting;
This is a multifunctional creamy gloss, it can be used as a lip tint or on the cheeks. Personally, I'd never use it on my cheeks. The consistency is to much like lipgloss, thick and i was going to say sticky, but it isn't. More errm, greasy? That makes it sound disgusting haha, but really, it just isn't the consistency of a product I'd want to put on my cheeks. In both my boxes i got the shade or rather flavour Irish Cream Pavlova, now i was expecting this to smell like baileys, that is what Irish Cream is right? But its smells insanely sweet, it reminds me of Hubba Bubba, do you remember that? The most sweet synthetic strawberry scent i think I've ever smelt. Surely a better name would be Strawberry Pavlova? I dunno...

The other product that appeared in all the boxes was a 'bonus' product and this was a trio of Elizabeth Arden samples, from the new (i think) Visible Difference Gentle Hydration range. Each set contains a Gentle Hydrating Cleanser an Optimizing Skin Serum & a Gentle Hydrating Cream SPF 15. I think its a nice little set to try the products out, and if you present the GB card at an Elizabeth Arden counter in Debenhams, you get a free deluxe sample

So onto what other products i received, i got a nice mix this month and i was really pleased with both boxes.

Bex London, Londoner Urban Fragrance;
There are 4 perfumes in this range, all inspired by unique characteristics of London, I got W1X.
The scent of this reminds me of my gran, not in a bad way. It brings back memories, its almost the scent of her old house in Liverpool, which she hasn't lived in for nearly 16ish years. It reminds me of some weird like popurri, that were wooden balls. But anyway, the actual smell, its kind of a musty florally smell. Its definitely not a perfume i would wear, I don't particularly like the smell, it just evoked some memories. strange. The perfume has a blend of Rose, Jasmine, Iris and violet along with a woody vanilla base

Paul Mitchell, Awapuhi Moisture Mist;
This product claims to 'give thirsty hair and skin the moisture they crave' I like that its a multi use product that you can use it on hair or skin or both. There aren't many instructions with the product, so I'm not sure if you spray it on wet or dry hair. I shall experiment with both and see how i get on. I'm pleased with this product as, I'm currently on the hunt for my hair care saviours. Curly hair is naturally drier than other hair types. I was unimpressed with my last Paul Mitchell product, so lets see if this on can change my mind.

Monu Cooling Eye Gel;
I've actually already swapped this product, as i knew it was something I'd never get around to using. The card states that the gel instantly revives and tones tired eyes and reduces puffiness and dark circles. This being something i don't really suffer with, I'd rather it went to a more loving home.

Nuxe, Huile Prodigieuse;
I'm so so so pleased i got this product. I really nearly bought one while i was in France, then instantly regretted not getting one once i got home. Though this is just a small sample, it'll be enough to get a feel for the product, and I'm hoping to work super hard and save up to go to Paris at some point within the next year. You can use this dry oil anywhere face, body or hair which is great. I'm loving hair oils these days and i love using a body oil when I'm going out as they leave a lovely sheen especially with a tan! I'd really like to try the one with little gold sparkles in aswell at some point.

Collin Resultime, Regenerating Collagen Gel;
This product is pretty perfumed, but it smells really quite nice. Its like a powdery floral scent, almost a comforting smell. The actual product comes out as a thin gel and smooths in really well, it left my skin beautifully soft. It can be used in a thin layer as a serum before moisturiser or in a thicker layer as a face mask. I'm really looking forward to trying this product out properly.

Awapuhi Wild Ginger, Texturizing Sea Spray;
I love love love sea sprays, i think they are my favourite hair product. My hair has a natural curl, and sea spray just give it that little bit extra curl and definition. I love the smell of this product, it smells just like ginger beer, which isn't surprising, as it is wild ginger scent. I hope the scent lingers, as i know some hair products smell scrummy, but the scent doesn't last. I cant wait to try this.

Monu, Extra Rich Night Cream;
My skins bee going crazy the last couple of weeks, for the first time every my skin decided to become quite oily. But its now gone back to its dry dry ways, I'm thinking perhaps from all the sun? So I'm glad i received this its meant for very dry/dehydrated skin. I personally think you can go for a slightly richer than normal cream for night time, as you don't have to worry about applying make up over it or anything. It contains all kinds of essential oils and also Royal Jelly, so i imagine it smells really good. Monu products tend to have nice scents to them. I haven't taken the seal  off of it yet, as I'm currently half way through a different night cream, and i don't want this one getting oxidised or anything before i get around to using it.

Last but not least, Kryolan, Satin Powder Sparkling Eye Dust;
Kryolan aren't a new brand to me, i in fact have quite a lot of their products. My whole university make up kit was put together from Charles Fox in Covent Garden and was made up of all Kryolan products. I don't however have any of the satin powders so this will be a welcome addition. The colour i received SP 555 a gorgeous shimmery copper, such a versatile colour. Its really well pigmented and blends beautifully. It seems pretty buildable aswell, so you can get a nice wash of colour or build it up and get a nice block colour.

And that concludes my two July Glossy Boxes, sorry if its been a bit long i hope you've managed to reach the end of the post!
My apologies again for not posting in well over a week now. Life seems to have been a bit hectic. I actually started writing this post ages ago. I got some great news on Friday (27th) that i no longer need to use my crutches quite so much and i can resume semi-normal life, i just have to take it a bit easy on my ankle. but I'm so happy they don't have to break it again. Now I've started back to work, and I'm frantically doing some uni work for a re take at the end of August. So please accept my apologies if my posts aren't as constant as they should be.

I hope you all liked your glossyboxes this month? I was very pleased with both of mine.

Lots of Love



  1. when did you get to choose the harrods box:o
    i never got that option:(

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought hubba bubba with the Jelly Pong lip frosting :D

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