Sunday, 29 April 2012

First thoughts: April Glossy Box

April GlossyBox

This month's GlossyBox theme is natural and organic. This is by far my favourite coloured box that I have received and really like the concept of it being organic products. 

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst- Quenching Serum
Glad to receive another serum product in this box as it's not something I usually use and I loved trying the YSL serum in the Harrods box. I haven't tried this product yet but will try it under my moisturiser next time I put my make-up on. 

Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner
Really pleased that there is a make-up product this month as I loved the BM eyeshadow that I received in a previous GlossyBox. This eyeliner is really creamy and glides on. I got a black/silver colour which is a lovely metallic colour. 

Ayuuri Natural Body Wash
This is a full sized product at 200ml, which is great. I do have lots of shower gels already so would have loved to have received a Burt's Bees product or the Collagen mask instead. This one is scented with peppermint and tea tree, which leaves a tingling feeling on your skin which I really like with tea tree products. 

Figs & Rouge Lips Balm
This is my favourite product in this month box as rose is one of my favourite scents. This lip balm is lovely, it melts onto your lips and leaves them feeling soft, glossy and really moisturised. I would definitely purchase this again. 

Kai Perfume Oil
I haven't tried this product yet, this product is tiny so it does feel like I had 4 products rather than 5 this month. I definitely would have preferred a larger size sample to this small perfume sample. 

Overall I am pleased with this month's box, the eyeliner and lip balm are the stand out products for me. 
I am also looking forward to next month's anniversary box. 

What did you get in your GlossyBox and what did you think of the products?

See you in my next post 


Sunday, 8 April 2012

MAC eyeshadow duo: 'This & That'

Happy Easter everyone!

Last weekend I stopped off in Bicester Village- wow it's amazing I didn't think it would be so good. If you've never been it's definitely worth a day out if you have money saved up!!!

I went into TheCosmetics Company Store there, they had a small selection of discounted MAC items- most people were pushing and grabbing at. Only one thing caught my eye which was this eyeshadow duo in the shade 'This & That.' I only tend to wear nude colour eyeshadows so this is a perfect everyday duo for me.

The colours are really pigmented but light and soft. The lighter colour is a great highlight and the golden bronze colour is a great all over the lid colour. It's what I would call a really quick and easy to use eyeshadow. 

I'm not sure of the original price but this was £11. Considering you would pay that for one eyeshadow in MAC, I suppose that's pretty good going!

See you in my next post. 

Friday, 6 April 2012

MAC Ladybug lipstick

Top: New Look
Jacket: Zara
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: H&M

MAC 'Redd' lip pencil & MAC 'Ladybug' lipstick

Sorry for the awkward angles and not so great photography, I quickly took these on my way out last night.

Just a quick post to show you my make-up and outfit for a pub/bar night.
Really love MAC's Redd lip pencil, glides on really easily and is a really good colour match for Ladybug lipstick.

See you in my next post!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Boots 3 for 2 offer! Bourjois, Revlon, Soap & Glory.

So I thought I'd wander back into Boots as this 3 for 2 offer on hair and beauty products is just too good to resist. And as expected, I didn't come out empty handed. In fact, if it wasn't for the rational part of my brain I would have come out with a lot more. (It was a change your mind, be realistic, put the excessive things back and head straight to the till before I change my mind kind of moment)

I had gone in for a hairbrush, I was working in Bournemouth for the weekend and forgot to pack a hairbrush and went in just before the store was closing. Needless to say I totally forgot about the hairbrush once I was in there, but I am pretty pleased with the products I did get. 

I got the Bourjois '1 2 3 Perfect' foundation £9.99, Soap & Glory eyeshadow quad in 'What's nude' £9.99 and Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in 040 Crystal Water £7.99. 

I have used the foundation once and loved it. At the moment I've really suffered with my oily skin and I've found that the Loreal Lumi Magique foundation I've been using has been making the situation worse. I have always been impressed with Bourjois Foundations and I love this one. It lasted all day and gave me a matte finish with out being too matte. It also prevented my face from appearing to be oily. 

The Revlon lipgloss was something I saw on Louise (Sprinkle of Glitter) and Zoe (Zoella)'s video. It is a clear gloss with pink and blue shimmer sparkling through it when held up to the light- really pretty.


The palette includes four matte shades and one shimmer. 

Left to right: Vanilla, Pink T, Mudhoney and Aubersheen.

Swatches of the colours, I did have MAC paint pot in 'Painterly' under these colours as a primer.

Really impressed with this quad as it is perfect for me, I am a huge fan of neutral colours and you could pack this palette to go anywhere with. Definitely a brilliant contender in the nude palette market and feel like it's much easier to put in my handbag over the Naked Palette. I am also pleased that there are 3 matte shades and one shimmer. For me, I prefer matt nude colours over shimmer. So for me this was well worth the money and I'm impressed with the pigmentation. 

See you in my next post