I thought this year I would only get one advent calendar, and so I bought the Lancôme calendar. However, having a wander around Superdrug this week, I discovered that the Tanya Burr advent calendar was… More
Another month, another Glossybox review. I have been a subscriber for nearly two years, and I have generally been really pleased with all the boxes I have received. I did have a small issue with this month’s box, and that is that it featured a product that was also in October’s box.
GREENFROG BOTANIC – NATURAL BODYWASH RELAXING GERANIUM AND PEPPERMINT 100ML
This cruelty free, Vegan product is made from sustainably grown soapberries from the Himalyas. It also contains organic aloe vera from Mexico and has a lovely light peppermint fragrance. It is suitable for very sensitive skins and eczema prone skin.
COLLECTION COSMETICS – DEFINE AND PERFECT EYEBROW POWDER
I was very hopeful when I saw this product from Collection, but unfortunately I don’t love it. It is so powdery, that I found it hard to use. I will give it another go, but I prefer to use a fine pencil.
BOOTS SHEET FACE MASK – CHARCOAL AND WILLOW BARK – CLEANSING AND PURIFYING
I do love a sheet mask! This one from Boots is great and I have used this mask before.
BEAUTY UK COSMETICS – CONTOUR/POWDER BRUSH
This is a beautiful brush from Beauty Uk – its very soft and perfect for contour or highlight. Love it.
BANG BEAUTY CREAM COLOUR
I have to say I was a bit disappointed to have this product in November’s box. I already received this same product in last month’s (October) box. The product is great, and I contacted Glossybox to ask why two months running? There response was that it was so popular that they put it in again. This seems ridiculous to me. Maybe put it in again in 3-6 months time, but everyone who liked it already has it and it will lasts months.
Have a great week everyone.
love, Gail xxx
There are five new shades from the Gel Nail Polish range at Essence (available at Wilko stores). I love all of them and bought all five for less than the cost on of one luxury brand polish. They retail at £1.60 each. Such good value for money.
This is shade 105 Lagoona Beach. It is a gorgeous dark teal colour.
This shade is 102 I Dreamed a Dream a gorgeous mauve/pink.
106 Loyal Royal is a metallic olive shade.
107 Rosewood Forest is a bit more pink than in this photo.
This is 108 Call me Kylie, and it is my favourite shade.
These are fantastic polishes, they are hard-wearing and the colours look way more expensive than they are. They also have a great finish, very shiny and gel-like.
I have been so impressed with this brand, and would highly recommend that you give them a try.
Enjoy your week everyone.
This year, there are so many beauty advent calendars that we are truly spoilt for choice. There is a huge range in price and value, but one I particularly love is the Lancôme calendar. At £95.00 it is not particularly cheap but it is definitely value for money.
There is a variety of products including perfume, skincare and make-up.
I am a big fan of Lancôme skincare and the calendar contains eye cream, primer, day creams and night mask.
On the make-up front, there are three mascaras to try out and two eye liners.
There are four perfumes – Romance by Ralph Lauren, Black Opium from YSL, La Vie Set Belle from Lancôme and Victor and Rolf’s Flower Bomb.
There is a striking red Matte Shaker lipstick – perfect for Christmas parties.
The products are all good sizes, and not like some calendars that use the sample sizes given out from the beauty counters.
Hope this was useful for anyone who is thinking of buying this calendar.
What calendars do you recommend? I’d love to know.
Have a great week everyone.
love, gail xxx
Recently, I was very kindly sent some products from Wonderland. This is a company that I was not familiar with, and so I was very interested to try some of their products. The brand is cruelty free and has a range of make-up including eyeshadows, pigments, mascaras, lipsticks, foundation, blusher, primer and nail polish.
Admittedly, I was slightly disappointed in the colours they chose to send me. Two shades of purple eye products would not be my colours of choice, being slightly on the more neutral palette normally. However, having given them a go, I have to say that these are both excellent. They are very smooth to apply and they blend really easily. They lasted all day without creasing and I actually like the colour too!
The primer, which does contain silicone, does an excellent job of smoothing the skin in preparation for foundation. I don’t wear a primer everyday, but would definitely use this for a special occasion or when I need to keep my make-up on all day.
I am very interested in trying out more of their range, especially the lipsticks of which there are nearly 30 to choose from.
Wonderland have supplied me with these products free of charge and this is not a sponsored post.
It is definitely worth giving their website a visit and I have left the link below and also for the items I reviewed.
Have a great week everyone.
love Gail xxx
There are two versions of October’s Glossybox – you are either a Mermaid or a Unicorn. Apparently, I am a Unicorn!
Another great box this month from Glossybox. Five great products and three brands I haven’t tried before.
KAWAII ENTERPRISE BRUSH CLEANING EGG (£7.99)
I have tried this, and it is a fantastic little gizmo for cleaning make-up brushes. I have always used the palm of my hand to work cleaner into my brushes – this was much more effective.
SLEEK MAKE-UP CREME TO POWDER BLUSH (£5.99)
In the shade Crimson, this blusher is so pigmented that you only need an itsy witsy amount to give a very natural glow to the cheeks.
LORD & BERRY PERFECT EYE BROW PENCIL (£14.00)
This is in shade Brunette and it consists of two colours marbled together to give a more natural appearance to the brows. It is totally fine as a brow pencil, but at £14.00, I think it is pretty expensive.
BANG BEAUTY CREAM COLOUR (£19.50)
This product, I love. It can be used on lips, cheeks and eyes, and I have tried it on all three. The shade is Dolce Pink and it is gorgeous. I need to check out their other products!
MAKE-UP REVOLUTION MERMAIDS VS UNICORNS EYESHADOW PALETTE (£4.00)
How can you go wrong with a palette that costs just £4.00? It has12 shadows in some gorgeous shades. Most are shimmer, and there are a couple of glitter shades too.
So, that’s it for October’s box. There is a contour brush included in November’s box, so I am looking forward to receiving that.
Have a great week everybody.
LOVE, GAIL XXX
For 2017 the Estee Lauder companies Uk & Ireland released a beauty box to help fund breast cancer research. The box cost £25.00 with products valued at £91.00. £15.00 of the £25 goes to support the Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF).
I have not used any of the products yet, but I think this is a great value box, and a really excellent cause to support. If you would like to get hold of a box, you can go to their website http://www.bcacampaign.com.
This cleanser can also be used as a mask.
This is a full size moisturising lip balm from Clinique.
A cleansing and exfoliating mask from Origin.
This looks like a great volumising mascara from Smashbox.
A delicate, lightweight eye cream from Clinique.
A dry shampoo from Bumble and Bumble.
A mask to fight spots and problem skin from GlamGlow.
An oil-free primer/moisturiser from Bobbi Brown.
So, a worthwhile cause and some great products to try.
Have a great week everyone.
I have been wanting to try out the cleansing balm from Jane Scrivner after seeing rave reviews from another blogger, Rebecca from Rougepout Beauty (link below), who loved it and as I value her opinion in such matters, I ordered myself the cleansing balm, also the skin elixir and OO cream.
NOURISHING CLEANSER 100ML
This is a cleansing balm that can also be used as a mask or can be left on the face overnight as a skin repair treatment. It is made from 100% Organic Joboba Oil, beeswax and 9 essential oils. It smells beautiful and leaves the skin clean and soft. It comes with a fluffy towelling mitt to remove the balm.
SKIN ELIXIR 30ML
A lovely, light oil to warm in the hands before applying to the face. This oil leaves the skin feeling nourished and calm. Beautiful.
‘OO’ CREAM (OVER OIL) 100ML
I have to say, that this a a really excellent moisturising cream. It is applied over the skin elixir and hydrates and protects the skin. It is not greasy at all, and seems to work well with the elixir.
I have been very pleased with these three products and will be trying out some more from the range.
I hope October is going tickety boo for all of you.
Rebecca’s links rougepout.org @RougepoutBeauty (both Twitter and Instagram)