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Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Bath & Body, Skincare | 0 comments

Look Fantastic October Beauty Box – Limited Edition 1/3

Look Fantastic October Beauty Box – Limited Edition 1/3

I thought September’s Look Fantastic Beauty Box was good, but I was even more pleased with this October box due to the range of top brands included inside. This is the first of three Christmas 2015 Limited Edition Beauty Boxes* from Look Fantastic, available throughout October. With contents worth over £50 each monthly box contains around seven sample-size beauty products, making it a great way to try out new brands. Read on to discover more about the Beauty Box… The box itself is a thing of beauty, it’s a white cardboard box with a golden geometric print design on the lid and lined with blue tissue paper. It contains 7 products – a selection of skincare, bodycare and haircare products – all from top name brands. So, what was inside the first Look Fantastic Christmas 2015 Beauty Box? Nuxe Reve De Miel Hand & Nail Cream – ‘Reve de Miel’ translates from French as ‘Dream of Honey’ and this rich Hand & Nail Cream has been developed to repair, nourish and protect dry and damaged...

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Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

MeMeMe – Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint

MeMeMe – Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint

This full-size 12ml bottle of Cherub’s Blush Cheek & Lip Tint from Me Me Me Cosmetics came in my October Glossybox. I’m not one to use liquid tints generally, although I have used Benefit’s popular Bene-tint on occasions, but I was wondering if this product could convert me. Cherub’s Blush is a dark red liquid contained within a little bottle – it looks a bit like a nail varnish bottle and it has a brush attached inside the lid just like a nail varnish bottle too. The liquid tint can be used on both lips and cheeks to give a rosy tint, just by applying a dab with the brush and then blending it with the fingers. The swatch image below shows how the tint looks when it is first applied, and then after it has been blended. The first thing I noticed about this product after taking the swatch images is that it REALLY stains the fingers! This put me off Cherub’s Blush a lot – who wants...

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Skincare | 1 comment

Monu – Illuminating Primer SPF 15

Monu – Illuminating Primer SPF 15

I was really impressed with the last Monu skincare product that I tried out, so I was really pleased to see this little sample of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 in October’s Glossybox. Monu is an ethical skincare brand, they are against animal testing and their products contain no synthetic perfumes or colours. This Illuminating Primer SPF 15 contains zinc oxide for sun protection, plus antioxidant vitamin E, and is paraben free. This primer can be worn alone as a day moisturiser, or under make-up as a primer. It contains illuminating, light reflecting particles to give the face a radiant and soft-focus finish. Monu Illuminating Primer SPF 15 is a fairly light cream with a gentle plant-y scent. It does need to be massaged in to the skin very well otherwise your face may appear slightly white until the lotion has completely sunk in, but I do really like it. I love that it contains SPF 15 and helps protect against UV damage as I never go out of the...

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Bath & Body | 0 comments

Perfume of the day – Katy Perry ‘Killer Queen’ Eau de Parfum

Perfume of the day – Katy Perry ‘Killer Queen’ Eau de Parfum

Just a very quick review today of Katy Perry’s new Eau de Parfum ‘Killer Queen’. I received this phial of perfume in my October Glossybox and it’s only tiny so I haven’t really been wearing it much, but I did still want to review it as I had already mentioned it in my October Glossybox review post. Killer Queen perfume is described as ‘a charmingly playful yet lethally gorgeous floriental fragrance’ and contains scents of dark plum, wild berries, Red Velvet flower, Patchouli Heart and Liquid Praline. Personally for me all I can smell is the berries, it’s a nice warm fragrance that is very fruity, but I’m not getting the floral essences coming through. I would have to say that I find this fragrance OK but nothing too special, however I do appreciate that perfume is a really personal thing. I will be giving what is left in this phial to my sister who loves to keep these little mini perfumes in her handbag. Killer Queen Eau de...

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Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Gamila Secret – Cleansing Bar

Gamila Secret – Cleansing Bar

This Cleansing Bar from Gamila Secret is possibly my favourite ever thing that has arrived in my Glossybox! It is a cute little 30g 100% natural bar that cleanses the skin whilst hydrating and encouraging the skin’s capacity for self-repair. In my opinion there aren’t enough cleansing bars around, I think people get them a bit confused with harsh bars of soap and so steer clear of them, but they are a great, quick and easy way of washing your face. Years ago I used to wash my face in the morning with Clinique Facial Soap, and I even had a period where I would use a Dove bar if I was in a rush. I love to use a cleansing bar in the morning as it’s so easy to do and then you can rinse your face with water and there’s no need for toners etc. To use, just run the bar under running warm water and then massage the lather into your skin, just like you would...

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Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Glossybox – October 2013

Glossybox – October 2013

The theme of this month’s Glossybox is Dark Romance, with a focus on dark berry lips and illuminated skin, to help get recipients into the Halloween spirit. There’s a focus on skincare products this month which I am fairly pleased about, and another Glossybox magazine too which I enjoyed reading more than last month’s. So, now onto the products…. The first product is a small 20ml bottle of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 from natural skincare brand Monu. I received a moisturiser from Monu in one of the Glossyboxes over the Summer and I was really pleased with it, plus I love the fact that this primer contains sun protection SPF, so I am hoping that this product will be a good one. It can be used on its own for a flawless illuminating finish to skin, or as a base for make-up. A full size 50ml tube of Illuminating Primer SPF 15 from Monu is priced at £22. The next product is a small 20ml bottle of Moisturising Smoothie...

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