Monday, August 27, 2012

August GLOSSYBOX Review

I was so excited to open my mailbox and find my first GLOSSYBOX waiting for me. GLOSSYBOX is a monthly subscription service that delivers a specially curated box with a minimum of five deluxe travel-size beauty products to your door. The pink box is so beautifully packaged you almost hate to open it but inside you’ll find the crème de la crème of international brands for you to indulge in. The total cost of the box, which includes taxes and shipping and handling is $21.00 and honestly, I think it’s totally worth the price, especially if you’re a product junkie like me. Here are the contents of this month’s pink box and my review of each product.

The packaging of the GLOSSYBOX is exceptional. This month's theme was PURE LUXURY.
The contents of my GLOSSYBOX.
Exquisite Oil by Biolage (Replenishing Treatment) - this was my favorite product in my little pink box. The package says that it features a Moringa Oil blend formula that penetrates deep into the cuticle to replenish hair while protecting it from dulling impurities and that nothing is left behind but pure, weightless exquisite shine. Can be used on wet or dry hair and used in different ways depending on your needs. I used a few drops on towel dried hair and let my hair air dry; later, my hair was so soft and shiny I couldn't keep my hands off of it. I'm definitely going to purchase a full size bottle this week. I mean really, what's one more product to add to my hair regime? By the way, Matrix is  giving away 10,000 free samples of Biolage Exquisite Oil, click here to enter.
OLE Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster - according to Sephora this high-potency vitamin C complex prevents and corrects signs of aging while promoting brightness. This citrus miracle worker left my skin smooth, and definitely brighter.
Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base - A honey and collagen based primer that provides a flawless and smooth surface for foundation and makeup. With natural extracts and vitamins, it firms and vitalizes skin, increases elasticity and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. I didn't really care for the smell, and honestly, I'm absolutely in love with Mary Kay's Foundation Primer. Feel Like Honey Moon needed to dry a bit before I could apply my foundation and didn't do anything for my skin, whereas Mary Kay's foundation primer is silky, dries instantly, leaves my skin feeling soft and my foundation stays put all day. I think I'll stick with my Mary Kay.
ELLIS FAAS Creamy Lips (L109) - Ellis Faas suggests wearing soft and velvety Creamy Lips for classic lipstick definition and long wearing coverage. While there are some lovely shades shown on their Creamy Lips webpage, L109 is certainly not for me and I think it is perhaps one of the ugliest lip colors I've ever seen.  I think the bullet shaped Creamy Lips is rather sexy and I may look at other colors. I'm so easily wooed by packaging.
ILLIAMASQUE Nail Varnish (Taint) - First just let me say that I'm faithful to OPI and Essie. However, I'm not going to turn down an exquisite nail color - no-sir-ee. However, if said color looks like I've just painted brownie batter on my toes, I'm likely to think twice. The picture speaks for itself. My husband, who travels more than he is at home, said that it looks like a color he sees all the time at airports. I don't care how popular it is, I'm not going to wear it. Not only was the color ugly but I've also never worn a matte and I couldn't get used to that; after putting on a top coat it looked better but a girl shouldn't want to lick their toes. I saw another blogger who painted her fingernails with the color and it looked okay; it still looked like she'd dipped her fingers in brownie batter and again, I wanted to lick her fingers.

1 comment:

  1. Totally agree, don't go with the brownie batter painted toes. Ugh. The color is even depressing, I felt my mood deteriorate just seeing it. Not a good thing for welcoming fall!