Friday, 26 September 2014

September 2014 Glossybox

I was looking forward to receiving my September Glossybox, mainly because I had used glossydots to pay for it, so technically it was free. When I opened the outer packaging, I really liked the design on this month’s box which has been designed by Karen Millen. I hadn't seen any spoilers this month so I had no idea what to expect, but I thought this was a pretty good box.

September glossybox

September Glossybox

L'oreal Mythic Mask

L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Mask

I’ve only ever tried hair masks when I’ve been to the hairdressers so I was keen to try this out. It's a really nice formula and left my hair really soft. I think I will save this for special occasions!

skinpep enzyme acid peel

SkinPep Enzyme and acid Peel and Peeling Gel and Eye Cream

I tried out this acid peel as soon as I opened it. I was curious, I have never used anything like this before. The first thing I noticed is that the smell and texture of this product is like the goo that you used to get in those little alien pots, do you know what I mean? The ones that everyone thought had babies if you put them in the freezer, but they never did. Anyway.. I put this on and didn't really feel much, yet when it was time to rub it off my skin was hot and red. I’m not sure if this is the point of an acid peel, as it supposedly takes off a layer of skin. I was a bit worried but after a few hours my skin calmed down and was so soft to the touch. I couldn't stop feeling my face. I’m a bit worried about using the other sachet, I think I’ll read some other reviews first! I am yet to try the eye cream, but I am looking forward to the results.

ModelCo More Brows

ModelCo More Brows Fibre Gel

I love eyebrow products, so I tried this out straight away. The colour is ever so slightly too dark for me so I had to put it on very faintly. I think my eyebrows felt a bit sticky after I applied this product, but maybe that’s because I am not used to using anything other than my HD Brows kit. My eyebrows did stay in place all day, but I couldn't help but think they were a tad too dark, and every time I looked in the mirror, that’s all I could focus on. I think with the right shade, this product would have been really good.

Nails Inc Matte
Nails Inc – Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat

This does exactly what it says on the tin, turns any nail polish into a matte one. I tried this out on top of a number of different brands and received the desired effect every time. It paints on shiny so I wasn't convinced it was going to work at first, but it does dry matte. I am not really a huge fan of matte nail varnish so I won’t really use this, but it’s a great product nonetheless.

Vichy Normaderm

Vichy – Normaderm Night Detox and Hydrating Care

The only Vichy product I have tried before is the dermablend so it was nice to see a familiar brand in this month’s box. These two cream samples are designed to reduce the appearance of blemishes and balance excess sebum production. I have been using these morning and night since I have got them, and I really like them. I don’t normally use a moisturiser in the evening, but since using this I have been waking up stroking my face, which is really weird.. but it’s so soft. The texture is a bit like PVA glue and smells like a perfumed version but soaks into the skin really well, I was impressed.

I am looking forward to next month’s box. The box design is Andy Warhol inspired and we have been given a spoiler that one of the products is going to be a full size Nuxe Masque – Crème Fraiche de Beauté worth £19.50. I've not actually heard of this before, but will give it a go!

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