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09/05/2013

Glossybox - May.

It doesn't seem like all that long ago since monthly beauty box subscriptions popped up. Clearly my sense of time is a bit off as Glossybox are celebrating their 2nd birthday this month.

May is all about the 'birthday treats' box*.


Caudalie - Divine Oil
£18 / 50ml
£27 / 100ml
Before I started blogging I wouldn't have gone near an oil. The word itself is attached to bad connotations for me, especially when people mention hair oil.
Caudalie are an outstanding brand and one that's featured a lot in past boxes and on peoples blogs. Everything I've tried from them I really adore.
This is a dry oil that can be used on the face, body and hair. It's made from a blend of 4 oils - grape, hibiscus, sesame and argan.
It feels wonderful on the skin, especially on dry elbows and the like. The scent is subtle and floral. The only downside to this, knowing how clumsy I am is the screw top. The full sizes come with a spray nozzle.

Givenchy - Mascara - Noir Couture
£22.50 / 8g
Apparently this mascara creates instant volume, length and curl. Whilst I got a lot of temporary length, there waas no volume or curl whatsoever. I find most mascaras will lengthen my lashes but once it dries they just revert back to being short and stubby.
The brush is much like Dior's Extase which I would prefer over this. Not a fan of this one.

Beautiful Moments Cosmetics - Prime & Create Mixing Medium
£20 / 20g
Formerly BM Beauty, Beautiful Moments Cosmetics have created a handy multi use gel. It's always good to have something that does a few different things.
This reminds me a lot in texture and appearance to the M.A.C Matte Gel, perhaps it's just a little thinner though. It makes the perfect base if you like silicone primers that get rid of any shine.
It can also be picked with foundation to give a flawless finish. You can also use it with powder blush to create a cream like product. The possibilities are endless!

Premae - Harmony Balm
£26.50 / 30ml
This is an odd one. I wrote it off as being disinteresting from the packaging. Boy was I wrong.
This little beauty is a 15hr moisturising balm that can be used as a makeup primer as it reduces excess oils in the skin and soothes breakouts.
On applying this I can not only feel a difference but I can see a difference in pore size and general skin smoothing. It's really great for layering under tinted moisturiser. As I struggle with an oily tzone, this is perfect in counteracting that if I want to go for lighter makeup.

Nails Inc. - Nail Polish - Portobello
£11 / 10ml
Nails Inc. polishes are fab and something I've bought in the past. Portobello is a bright almost neon coral orange. Perfect for summer nails.
It's very bright but if you check out neons from China Glaze then this is nowhere near as retina searing.
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I wasn't super blown over by this box. The Divine Oil is probably the star product for me and something I was definitely glad to try.

The 2 skincare products didn't overwhelm me but I'd take a pretty eyeshadow over a face cream any day. I had hoped the mascara would make my lashes look decent. To be honest I just have generally rubbish lashes so the mascara could work for everyone else but it just didn't do anything for me.

And of course Happy 2nd Birthday to Glossybox. Here's to a fab 2 years and many more to come!
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Price:
£10 (plus p&p) per month
Subscriptions also available with discounts

Where to buy:
www.glossybox.co.uk