It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I cannot wait for Christmas. And with that comes another Glossybox instalment this time the 'festive celebrations' box*.

 

Milk_Shake - Conditioning Whipped Cream
£14.79 / 200ml
Haven't had a chance to try this yet. All I know is it smells absolutely amazing. I can't stop taking the cap off and inhaling it. It's just too good.
I've not tried a leave in conditioner since I was in my early teens, possibly earlier so I'm looking forward to seeing how this fares.

Sebamed - Anti-Dry Hydrating Body Lotion
£6.99 / 200ml
This is the perfect lotion if you have super sensitive skin as it moisturises the skin without attacking the skin's natural protectent. All of the Sebamed range is pH neutral and calms the skin from flare ups.
It's quite a semi thick lotion that spreads easily over the skin upon application and sinks quickly in. Literally, record time! It's scent is very mild and not something I can put a name on. It just smells of lotion.
This is a really good price and I think I might have to pick up a tub of this as it seems to work wonders on those tough dry areas.

Mary Greenwell - Lemon EDP
£30 / 7.5ml
£60 / 50ml
£90 / 100ml
I truly wasn't expecting to like this. Very few perfume samples excite my scents but this is really nice and surprised me.
Glossybox say 'Lemon’s fragrance notes are, on the top lemon, lime, mandarin, bergamot and bitter orange. The heart is filled with narcissus absolute, clary sage, hyacinth.
I say it every tiem but I'm terrible at explaining fragrances. I find it quite a personal thing as it's something that tends to sit a little differently on various people's skins.
I really do like this but the price tag is a deal breaker for me. The way I go through perfume though, this would have to be a no from me.

Seche Nail Lacquer - Elegant
£9.95 / 14ml
I've been a long time lover of Seche's famous top coat. So I was quite excited when I heard a while ago that they were releasing a 33 shade colour line.
Elegant is a bronzed shimmer. Nothing more, nothing less. I actually really don't like this colour on me. For nails I generally prefer cooler colours.
This goes on easily (though I prefer wide brushes) and is almost opaque in one coat. Like the top coat it dries really quickly and looks extremely shiny.
If this was in a colour more to my liking I'm sure I would have loved it.

Sleep Makeup - True Colour Lipstick - Coral Reef
£4.99 / 3.5g
I've only ever tried Sleek's eyeshadows. I think that's their stand out product so I was quite pleased when I got this as I wouldn't have bought it myself. I don't have Sleek near me (that I know of) and when purchasing lipsticks I like to get a feel of the opacity and texture before committing.
Coral Reef isn't a Winter colour. It's very summer-y. It's a super bright coral with just a tinge of pink but looks very pink on camera.
I can't speak about the longevity and wear of it yet but I shall do a review on that with swatches at a later date.

Glossybox Blusher - Glossy Rosewood
2.5g
In the past Glossybox have included their own branded products into the boxes. First there was a compact mirror. In June they included a blush brush which seemed to go down like a lead balloon. People didn't like that it counted as one of the 5. In August they added in a really lovely lipstick that I adore for days when I can't be bothered spending too much time on makeup. And they didn't include it in the 5 samples so people were happier.
Now they bring us a powder blush. I thought this might be similar in colouring to M.A.C's Well Dressed but it's in fact a lot lighter, matte instead of shimmery and has a stronger blue tone to it which gives it just a touch of lilac in the colouring. Definitely M.A.C's Snob in blush form.
I really like this, it's not too pigmented but it's buildable. Which I prefer as I can sometimes be a bit heavy handed when applying blush.
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I actually quite enjoyed this box. I love everything bar the colouring of the polish but all the products work really well. Price depending (I'm looking at you, Mary!) I would buy all of these.

Lovely end to the year and I'm looking forward to seeing what next year brings us.
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