Thursday, 16 August 2012

August 2012 Glossybox

This months Glossybox came just in time for me, as in just a couple of days I will be going on holiday and sample sized products are perfect to take away with me. This months box ties in with the olympics and includes brands from all over the world.

I was actually really impressed with the products included this month and can’t wait to use them all.

Alessandro – Pro White - Full Size £7.85
This brightening nail polish (from Germany) has an anti-yellowing formula to help brighten your nails. As soon as I saw this I put it on one of my nails and could instantly see a difference. My nail looked brighter and ‘’fresh’’ if that’s a word that can be applied here. I immediately went and painted it over all of my nails and I am really impressed with the outcome. I have never come across a product like this before so it has been a god send.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - Full Size £18.50
This cleanser and make-up remover from Japan is a brand I have never heard of before. I am yet to use this product, but I am interested in seeing how it works. It looks oily so I am not 100% sure if it will work for or against my skin, as my skin can be a bit hit and miss with oily products but I am going to give it a go and see how I get on.

Broadway Nails – imPRESS Manicure - Full Size £7.99
I have received a pack of these previously and whilst I think they are a good idea, they don’t seem to last that long on me. I received a burgundy pack, and I think I am going to save them for a special occasion so if they come off after one night it won’t matter as much. This brand represents the USA.

Vera Valenti L’ombre á Paupiére Margarita  - Full Size £3.85
I do love an eyeshadow palette and this mini one (from Spain) is perfect for your handbag for touch ups on the go. Whilst this does not have a huge range of colours, the 10 that are included are just enough to create a few different looks. After swatching them on my hand they appear to be pigmented and seem to stay on the skin.

Lipcote  - Full Size £3.99
I put this on over the glossybox lipstick and at first it really stung and made my lips swell slightly. I thought I was having an allergic reaction but had a quick look on twitter under #lipcote and it seemed a lot of people were also having this reaction. My lips quickly settled and even after having a shower and sleeping, there were still traces of lipstick on my lips, so this product definitely works! I then used it the next day and the stinging was reduced and again, my lipstick stayed on for ages even after eating and drinking. Love this product and so pleased it was in this months box.

Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink - Full Size £9.50
This lipstick is amazing! I love the colour, I think it suits every skin tone. It’s long lasting, especially when applied with the lipcote and the creamy formula doesn’t dry out your lips at all. I will definitely be using this as my every day lipstick from now on! Well done Glossybox.

Really happy with this months box and I have lots of lovely products that I will definitely be trying.

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