Glossybox Monthly Review – October 2014

Okay you guys saw me open this box and may wonder why it has taken so long for the review but all shall be revealed…

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So on we go…

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Ciaté London Paint Pot

I really liked this there was only one problem so did my daughter, I did get to try it out before she ran away with it and found it lasted well without chipping or flaking,

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At £9 for this full size 13.5ml it is good value for money and had I not already had a couple of blue nail varnishes I liked I might have put up more of a fight but my daughter did argue that as she got the red in this make from me previously that had set a precedent.

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Rimmel London BB Cream Matte

I got the shade fair and as a feared in the video it is possibly a little darker than my skin tone, however once I got it on and blended it was not too bad.  I had never used a BB cream before and even had to Google to find out the difference between this and foundation, which basically turned out to be coverage.  I possibly picked the worst time to try it out as I have a face demon living on my chin at the minute but other than that it gave a reasonable coverage.  I think I would be more likely to use this on summer days than in winter or for going out.  I would buy this for the summer and at £6.99 for 30ml it is a couple of quid cheaper than my foundation and I can imagine it feeling quite light to wear on sunny days.

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So Susan Cosmetics Flutter Mascara

You will recall I got rather excited over this product, well I came back down to earth with a huge bump and this is also the reason for the delay.  I stripped off the packaging and opened my lovely shiny mascara and…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANOTHING!!! I found a lovely clean brush untouched by any make up!

A trip to the Glossybox FB page revealed I was not alone many people had issues with their So Susan products some like mine were empty, others broken and others filled with thick clumpy unusable make up.  This of course was not Glossyboxes fault and I can forgive the fact they were a little slow dealing with my issue because of the sheer volume of complaints they had to deal with.  However a couple of emails and replacement product was in the post, which turned out to be…

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Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro Glam Mascara

At £6.99 this is a lot cheaper than the £14.95 So Susan product however I do understand given all the issues why they would not want to risk sending the same product out again.  I do like this mascara but I do not like the brush/applicator, it is huge and unwieldy and I have to confess that So Susan tube is no longer quite so clean and shint as I used the brush from that to apply this.  It is waterproof and does require a proper eye make up remover to get it off, not sure I would buy this again but would still like to try the other once they get their manufacturing issues sorted.

Glossybox did also throw in an extra product I think partly as a thank you for my patience while they dealt with everything and partly as a way of making up the price difference in products…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt is a really nice dusky rose pink but obviously being their own brand and probably produced for a special box it does mean there is no way I can find to replace it if I get to really like it but as long as I use sparingly that won’t be an issue for a while.

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Yves Rocher France Quelques Notes D’Amour

Not much to say about this really other than I was disappointed, as I feared the scent was not strong enough to provide lasting effect.  It smelt lovely if a little weak when first applied but within an hour or so it could hardly be smelled at all.  £33 for 30ml is not an outrageous price for a perfume but I fear the bottle would not last long with the need to reapply frequently, shame really as I love Damascus roses which were one of the main fragrances.

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NUXE Crème Fraîche® de Beauté Mask

I have not tried putting this in the fridge yet as it suggests for extra refreshment but it did leave my face feeling nice and soft after using it.  This was the box with all the writing inside…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbut it turned out they were determined not to miss a single language in translation and had to move onto the inside of the box with directions for use.  At £19.50 for this full size 50ml tube is a little pricey but a little goes a long way and only using it once or twice a week as instructed will last quite a while making it actually quite good value for money, I am going to pop mine in the fridge now while I remember so I can try it chilled in a day or two.

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être belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel

I had to borrow the image from the page as I realised I had forgotten to take a photo of it individually but never mind.  I really liked this, after using my lips were softer and I believe they looked a little plumper the cracks in them less noticeable.   At £12.95 for this 15m tube it will last for ages and be well worth the money if it continues to give the same results, I did find it helped to rub it just over the edge of the lips to minimise those little lines that show bleeding with some lipsticks and so far it seems to be helping.

So that is it for last month’s and as this months has just arrived I am going to play…

 

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