Glossybox Review – January 2016

January, start to a new year but a standard pink box to open, would much rather receive the different ones so initial thought was not too bad this month…

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I shall start off with the boring stuff so…

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Unani Dermo Defense  Face Mask

When you first put this on it does have a rather pleasant cooling effect on the skin, I have used it a few times but cannot say I have noticed a great difference but I have to say at the minute my skin is in quite good condition due to the other products I already use so it could be amazing and I might not see the benefits at £11.36 for the full size 100ml tube it is not badly priced as a little goes a long way, there is no fragrance as such and although I cannot say I will buy more I will certainly use this one up.

The next skin product…

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Madara Cellular Repair Serum

I quite like using serums when my skin is looking tired and needs an intensive pick me up so was happy to try this and it does give good results, however one thing I do not like about this is the smell. at a cost of £38 for the full size one I am not likely to buy this again as I can buy other serums just as good that don’t smell like off milk.

Next up…

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Glossybox Eyeshadow in Glossy Mauve

This is a weird one, it does look more of a mauve in real life than shows up in the photos, even opening it to take a photo did not help…

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I had high hopes when I went to swatch this but again the colour is not quite what I expected…

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I did consider it would work quite well as fancy dress make up if I wanted to do bruising, add a little touch of green and yellow and I would look like I had been assaulted but on a more serious note I think this will only get used as a crease transition colour or as a base for stronger colours, they put a price tag of £7.50 on it but generally Glossybox products are only available when they come in the box so probably just as well I did not love it.

Two to go…

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ANGELE Paris Red Nail Lacquer

My initial reaction was that this looked cheap, I had little  in the way of expectations but I was in for a shock. It covered far better than I expected and lasted rather well without chipping in the time I had it on. Unlike many red nail polishes it did not stain my nails which I was very happy about. At £6.32 it is reasonably priced and I would not mind trying more from this range.

The final item this month was…

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Teeez Cosmetics Oasis Gem Lipstick

I had only every heard of this brand when I received a brush by them in a previous Glossybox, I totally love their packaging and the actual print on the products, I was not sure about the colour when I first removed the top…

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It looked very much like an orangey red and I was not sure that it would suit me at all and the swatch on my hand added to my concern,

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However I have to say that when I actually put it on my lips I was pleasantly surprised to discover it was more of a coral colour than a red, my daughter was a little disappointed as she was hoping to run off with it but it was probably my favourite product from this months box in the end and priced at £11.93 this full size lipstick covered the cost of the box.

A mixed box but the two positives made up for disappointments with the other products and as always I look forward to the next box…

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