Glossybox Review – February 2016

Finally I have caught up now with the reviews, and I have to say this is a very pretty box…

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Sadly for me the box proved to be too pretty and my daughter stole it, but she did allow me to take this photo and review one of the products she also had her eye on before she ran off with them.

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I was quite excited by all the products with the exception of the razor as it does not seem long since I received one of those previously however I shall get to the in a minute, in fact maybe that is the perfect place to start…

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Wilkinson Sword Intuition Razor

I have received one of these previously as I mentioned and do generally like them so I was disappointed to get another however there was one plus and one potential minus with this incarnation.

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As you can see the handle now has a rubberised grip, I do now really remember this previously and it certainly did feel more comfortable to grip than I remember, the soft rubber grip also makes it less likely to slip as you use it, now for the minus…

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I don’t know why but the soap seemed to look like it had gone off even though I know it hadn’t, and the razor seemed to clog with hairs very easily, this is not a problem I have had previously with this razor so I am not sure if it was more the blade I received that had issues or if they have gone downhill in quality, I will pick up some more blades and check but at £6.99 for the razor I will use it assuming that this is just a one off blade issue.

Next up…

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Browtician Love Skull Tweezers Limited Edition

As soon as I opened the box my daughter’s eyes zoomed in on these and I knew, like the Vintage Company ones I got a while ago, I would get no peace until she got her hands on them, so I opened them up to give them a quick trial before she snuck them in her handbag…

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I love the way these are presented in the case, and they cool design on them . On a functional level they are good tweezers, at £7.99 I will say there are lots of tweezers on the market at far cheaper prices that will work just as well and you are definitely paying for the design but if you are wanting something that looks good then why not, personally given how many times I lose tweezers I would probably not go out of my way to buy these but would have been happy to have them in my make up bag hand my daughter not claimed them.

Now for something for the hair…

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NAOBAY Protective Hair Mask Volume Conditioner

NAOBAY is a brand I discovered via Glossybox and I use a couple of their products on a daily basis, I had not tried any of their hair range so was really pleased to see this and though I have not used it enough to see long lasting results I have liked the way my hair felt afterwards. Because of all the colouring and bleaching my hair is quite dry but this certainly seemed to make it feel more silky and if the results continue to improve my hair I will be adding this to the list of regular products I use. At £10.64 it is a reasonable price for hair treatments and as you only use it once or twice a week should last a while, as things stand right now I will be buying this again and might even add it to the other NAOBAY products I subscribe to via Amazon to receive on a regular basis.

Two make-up product this month…

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Nicka K New York 24H Waterproof Eyeliner

I received this in brown which makes a nice change from always getting black, it is double ended with the pencil at one end and a smudger at the other..Personally I n

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Personally I never use the smudgers although I should probably try a little harder with this and experiment a little more, I did like the way this looked on and it lasted rather well, because I wear it on the waterline it took a couple of applications to really feel like it was staying and I have not tried it yet for a longer period of time than six hours so I cannot attest to the 24 hour claims, at £3.99 it is cheap enough to give it a go and see how you enjoy it, you can see me wearing it in the final photo of this post.

And the final product this month…

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MUA Power Pout Glaze Low Voltage Gloss

I received this in Spellbound, and it was a colour a chose from half a dozen options, this is one of those products that initially I found very disappointing but as you will see sometimes you have to try different things. The first hing I did not like was the ‘brush’…

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This product costs only £3.50 and the brush reflects how cheap this product actually it, thick plastic bristles that do nothing to aid in the application and remind you more of a child’s paint brush than a lip brush, as you can see the colour is intense but also quite a think consistency…

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I did this swatch onto the back of my hand using the gloss as it is and you can see just how thick and gloopy it is using the applicator…

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I was trying to show how thick it is but didn’t want to show the rest of my face as I had no make up on and was feeling like crap but I will say this is about the tenth picture of me trying to do the picture without smears and I had not re-applied the gloss during that process. I was almost at the point where I was going to throw the gloss into the make up I never use and leave it there but later as I was getting ready for work I decided to give it one more chance.

Rather than using the applicator I used one of my own lip brushes and applied a thin layer over a darker lip liner (bright red would not be suitable for work) and was pleasantly surprised by the results, I would certainly not use this if I was going out for a meal but could live with it on an evening out, however I would not buy it again.

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