Sad Face

 

 I got a sample of the Murad Clarifying Mask in my last Glossy box and I have to say I was disappointed at first. I’m still really enjoying my Origins Drink-Up Intensive Moisture mask and didn’t think I had a place in my skincare for another mask.

It wasn’t until I saw it was aimed at acne suffers that I gave it a proper go. I don’t know if I’ve even got acne but I do know that at the age of 28 I’m experiencing the first spots I’ve had in my life and they’re making up for lost time! They’re always on my chin which I believe is hormonal so I’m a bit stuck with what to do about them. Not fun.

I didn’t think the acne mask could hurt and first of all I just used it on my problem area and found it seemed to really draw everything to the surface and calm them down (shudder). The second time I used it I applied it to more of my face and it was then I saw how good it was. It really tightened my pores and left my skin super soft and generally a lot better than before I used it.

Although £38 for 75ml isn’t cheap it does seem to be working so I’ll probably repurchase. If any of you have any recommendations for spots please pop them in a comment for me x

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April Glossy Box – the natural box

I was a bit late getting April’s Glossy Box because I had to pick it up from the post office. Curiosity got the better of me and couldn’t help having a peak at what other bloggers got in theirs. After snooping in other people’s boxes I wasn’t overly excited about getting mine – but I was pleasantly surprised.

The concept of this month’s box is natural/organic products which I thought was a nice idea. The box is biodegradable which is something I think they should consider for every box.

Inside my box was Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum, Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner, Monu Professional Skincare Moisture Rich Collegen Cream, Figs and Rouge Lip Balm and Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion.

Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion - £9.99

Really looking forward to using this, I’ve only heard good things about Burt’s Bees but haven’t got round to trying it myself. Body lotion isn’t something I’d ever buy for myself but the Bliss one in last month’s box gave me the bug.

Figs and Rouge Lip Balm – £3.29

I was so happy to see this as I keep meaning to pick up a lip balm for my bedside table. I opened it straight away and it smells gorgeous and has a kind of Vaseline texture which I like.

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum - £29

Monu Professional Skincare Moisture Rich Collagen Cream - £17.50

I haven’t had a chance to use these skincare products but I’ve heard a lot about Monu so I was pleased to see it in my box.

Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner - £11.75

I was relieved to see my eyeliner was black after seeing a few people received bright blue alle Pat Butcher. I haven’t used a pencil to line my eyes in years but I think I’ll give it a go anyway to see if they’ve improved at all. I find that they usually don’t have much staying power.

All in all I’m happy with this box. It has two full size products and one HUGE miniature so I definitely think it’s good value for money. Happy!

Glossy Box: Harrods Edition

 

I did a little yelp of excitement when my first Glossy Box landed on my doorstep. Especially as it was of the eagerly anticipated Harrods Limited Edition variety – eek! I was a little disappointed with the packaging as I was expecting the iconic green and gold.

 

All that ribbon and tissue paper is like a big juicy steak to a hungry person – let me at it!

 

 

Tah dah! Ze contents: Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter, Leighton Denny High Performance Nail Colour in Honey Trap, ReVive Intensite Creme Lustre, Versace Vanitas perfume and Clarins Extra-Firming Body Cream.

All of the products are a decent size and you certainly get your £10 worth – they just don’t scream Harrods to me. Most of these products you can find in Boots.

The Bliss body butter has the most divine smell. I’m a bit lax when it comes to body skin care but this stuff is like being dunked into a glass of Tropicana – gorgeous! The perfume and the other creams are nice but I don’t think I’d buy them at their full price. I’m not in love with the nail varnish. The colour is nice but it takes quite a few coats to be opaque.

All in all I’m happy with my first box but I’ll be keeping a close eye on future boxes to see if they’re worth the money.

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