Hello beauties :) How's the week been treating you? I've been super busy with work and blogging, can't believe it's already Thursday :) I'm already planning ahead and next week will be a Freedom week. If you don't know it by now, Freedom is a new pro brand launched by the geniuses behind Makeup Revolution. I have few new bits and I'm hard on testing them for you as we speak ;) So get ready for some budget friendly awesomeness coming your way next week. Enough about that. Let's get on with the newest Glossybox and ladies, it's a good one :)
This month we get to enjoy 5 full-size treats. Every box is a little different, of course, but from what I've been seeing, they all exceeded expectations :) As usual box costs £10 plus P&P and the total value of my box comes to just a little over £72 :) Get it here before it's sold out !!!
As we are now bang in the middle of autumn, box theme is Autumn Spell. I'm not sure, I fully agree with the theme, as only two products shout fall to me, but nevertheless it's a great box altogether :)
Starting with the skincare and already my favourite item in the box, Talika Photo-Hydra Day Cream (RPR £24.95) is a deeply hydrating cream which makes it a perfect choice for our poor skin, battered by central heating and cold weather. It claims to use energy from natural light to delve deep into skin and moisturise it. I haven't tried anything from Talika before and as a proud owner of a very dry skin in general and especially problematic during A/W season, I'm all up for it.
Lanolips 101 Oitment Multi-Purpose Balm (RPR £7.99) delves in the theme a little, offering us a treatment for chapped lips, dry nasal passages, cuticles and dry patches in general. It contains nothing but 100% pure medical grade lanolin, which helps keep skin nourished. I'm very excited to give this one a try, as I'm forever on a look out for better lip treatments. If you love your matte lip as much as I do, you understand my constant battle :)
Nicka K New York Pro Airbrush FX Blending Sponge (RPR £6.50) is another welcomed add on to the box. I love my Beauty Blender, I also like Real Techniques sponge but I'm always happy to test a new one, to see if there's one good enough to make me forget about my BB and stop spending so much money every 3-6 months lol. I'm planning on "sponges compared" post in couple of weeks as I have quite a few and some really impressed me :)
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara (RPR £17.95) is an another welcomed add on. We use mascaras the most out of all makeup bits we buy and you should change it maximum once every 3 months so a new one is always a bonus. This 100% cruelty free formula will appeal to all animal lovers. I gave it a try and for the first application I was quite impressed, there's definition, little volume and a bit of curl. Curl stays on pretty nicely through the day and I didn't experience any fall out. Not bad. However I never judge mascara after a first use and I'm looking forward to see if it improves with time like most do :)
Lastly So Susan Haute Light Highlighting Pencil (RPR £15) is essentially a matte beige highlighter with peachy undertones. It's advertising as multi-purpose from highlighting the inner rim of your eyes, your brow bone, cheek bones and even to hide dark circles under eyes. White Truffle extract and Eyeseryl in its formula are supposed to help reduce eye bags and increase skin elasticity. I will be giving it a proper test as it sounds to good to be true. As with any So Susan formulas (and I tried fairly few products and was not impressed by any so far) it's more dry then creamy and I would advise maybe application with your fingers to warm up the product first so it doesn't drag on your skin? Just my first impression when I was swatching it ;)
|So Susan Highlighter swatched in natural light, no flash|
That's it ladies. Quite an impressive box this month, don't you agree? I have to say, I'm excited to try and test them all so expect separate posts on most of these :) Maybe some will even end up in favourites. Only time and A LOT OF TESTING can tell ;)
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