I was a little disappointed with last month’s GlossyBox. I think because the standard has been so high over the past few months, and we’ve been so spoiled with a high standard of products, I expected too much of it.
That being said, GlossyBox still remains one of the highlights of my month, and there’s nothing I love more than seeing that little box sitting on my doorstep; it totally brightens up my day, and I can never wait to see whats inside! This box is the ‘Prep, prime and pamper’ box – all in the run up for December party madness – so it goes without saying that there’s going to be some little goodies to prepare you for party season!
Ruby Professional Large Tapered Blending Brush (RRP £8.00, shopruby.ie) – It genuinely excites me to receive a new makeup brush. The last one we received was the Blank Canvas one (I think) and I use this brush on most occasions to apply foundation. I’m a big advocate for a good quality makeup brush so I was pleased to receive this blending brush, as it probably is the tool I buy most for myself (I brought 2 NYX eye shadow blending brushes just the other day). It feels a good quality brush, and the bristles feel soft but hard wearing. It is also quite petite, and seems like it would be amazing at getting into the crease to create a softer look. I also love the fact that it is from a cruelty free brand. A great inclusion!
111Skin Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask (RRP £20.00, 111skin.com) – This is a GOLD facial mask (Yes, Gold!) that intrigues me the most. I do love a good sheet mask (as I’ve said on several occasions before), so I know that this will be a much needed addition to my beauty routine, or maybe even a hangover cure for all that drinking in excess at Christmas parties! The packaging states that it is produced by skin experts at Harley Street, so with credentials like this you know it will be a good one! Containing ingredients such as arbutin and silk amino acids, this intends to brighten and condition skin to give you a healthy glow. With a value of £20, this is double the cost of the box itself, so even more proof that GlossyBoxes are worth the money you pay for them.
Wilkingson Sword Quattro for Women Raspberry Rain Disposable Razors (RRP £5.69, buy.wilkingson-sword.co.uk) – I have to admit this is a strange inclusion (more suited to summer, maybe), but maybe because I’m one of those women who never shaves her legs in the winter, due to the fact I live purely in jeans and tights! However, I seem to have no excuse anymore, as these razors are tried and tested for comfort and convenience. I always get a super close shave with these razors, with very few nicks, so I know these will be very useful.
This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (RRP £16.00, thisworks.com) – This is the only product included that wasn’t full sized. I’ve never tried a pillow spray before, and it’s never been something I felt I needed, but I remain open minded. Who knows, it might be an absolute must have? This particular one is lavender and chamomile scented, so I can see how it will promote a restful night, although I’m not the biggest fan of lavender, so… I’ll let you know how I get on.
De Bruyere Beaute Jumbo Eye Pencil in Bubble 07 (RRP 15.oo Euros, debruyerebeaute.com/fr) – This is a beautiful bronze shimmery shadow stick, that not only will be great for parties but all year round! Shadow sticks are so easy to use; simply apply, blend and go! This seems like such a creamy formula and very pigmented; I’m very excited to give this a try.
And just to get the party season really started, a Ferrero Rocher Raffaello chocolate was also included. Yummy! A perfect box to start the festive season off; I can’t wait to see what they do next month!
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