Last months GlossyBox was a real let down. I was expecting big things from a Christmas edition, and was left sorely disappointed at the lack of thought. I was so busy with Blogmas that I couldn’t fit in a review, but to be honest, it wasn’t really worth reviewing.
This month, however, was a real improvement. Based around the idea of ‘Detox January’, this box is in collaboration with Instagram lovely Deliciously Stella, which means it’s full of natural, organic and superfood based products. And with most of these product skincare related, they couldn’t be more useful for January, where my skin is usually at its worst.
Nip and Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser (RRP £19.95, nipandfab.com) – Hand moisturisers are a godsend this time of year, as I get such dry, cracked skin. Containing superfoods such as kale and watercress, and soothing Aloe Vera and shea butter, I found this cream to be very nourishing and Hydrating. When applied it felt more like a gel than a typical hand cream, which I quite liked. One thing I wasn’t too keen on was the fact it left my hands feeling quite sticky, and took a while to sink in properly. Because of this I don’t think I could use it on a day to day basis as I don’t like ‘sticky’ handcreams, but I think this would be great as an in-flight handcream, and that’s exactly what I will use it for.
Vitamasque Manuka Honey Face Mask (RRP £3.99, Vitamasques.com) – I was most excited about this, as I go through facemasks like nobody’s business! I’ve tried several Korean Sheet masks, and can’t say a bad thing about them! This felt lovely; it had a gentle honey scent and felt very soothing on my skin. It made my skin feel moisturised, but I wouldn’t say it did anything particularly note worthy. As a general day to day task Mask though, it’s a complete winner.
theBalm Meet Matt(e) Trimoney Single Eyeshadow in the shade Matte Kumar (RRP Palette £34.00, theBalm.com) – I’ve seen theBalm products before but I’ve never tried them, so I was excited to give this a go. It is a gorgeous deep maroon/Plum shade, and felt silky smooth when swatched. I don’t know what the rest of the colours in the palette are like, but based on how nice this one is, it’d be worth a look.
Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser (RRP £14.00, comprarcosmetica.es) – I have a hair mask from Unani that I received in a GlossyBox about a year ago, and I think it’s a really good conditioner, so I think I might like this product too. This is a cleansing milk designed to protect the skin whilst removing any makeup and impurities. Especially at this time of year, I feel some makeup cleansers strip my skin a little too much, and leave it feeling too tight and dry, so something a little more gentle would be helpful.
True Organic of Sweden All You Need Is Me! (RRP £19.99, trueorganicofsweden.co.uk) – This is a natural and organic balm that can be used for a multitude of things. Dry, chapped lips? Use this. Dry skin? Use this. Hair mask? Use this. It reminds me a little of the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, except it doesn’t feel as thick as that does, and it’s marginally cheaper. The way that 8 Hour cream can be used for everything, so can this. I’ve been using it as a lip balm, and my lips feel nice and soft, so I’ll be keeping this on my desk for any emergencies!
I really liked receiving new skincare brands; I like trying different skincare products but some can be so expensive. My favourites this month were the honey Mask and the Organic of Sweden balm – lovely items!