I know I’m a little late on the scene with this one, and you’ve most probably seen the contents of this box as well as the new limited edition Harrods box for March (blog post to follow), but I wanted to let you know my opinion on the contents, and which products I liked best.
February’s box was a “Fashion Week” edition. It contained 5 products all designed to help you look and feel your best throughout the most fashion oriented week of the year.
DuWop Venom Gloss – I’ve tried a few products from the brand DuWop, and I have yet to be dissapointed by any. This gloss is a lip plumping gloss, designed to make your lips appear fuller and even came with it’s own little warning “may cause a light tingling sensation upon application”. I always feel as though a lip plumping gloss is really getting to work if I can feel it tingling away. I received the colour “buttercup”, which is a gorgeous peachy pink shade. I expected it to be quite sticky, but actually I was pleasantly surprised. Did it plump my lips? well, that’s debatable & I can’t say I noticed any major difference, but it did make my lips look juicy and “healthy” (if you can even use that word to describe lips). I’m not a massive fan of squeezy tubes and would probably prefer this in a tube with doe-foot applicator.
Impress press-on manicure – Now this really excited me. I love press on nails, I think they’re fab for a quick fix and can instantly make you look more polished. What made these even more amazing, was that there was no glue needed as they have an adhesive which you simply pull off and stick the nail on. No glue = no mess and no hard finger tips for a couple of days. I also think the packaging is genius!
Paul Mitchell “Awapuhi” Treatment Oil – This product really surprised me. I’m a huge fan of hair oils at the moment and i’ve been using a L’oreal one and an Ojon one, which have both been fab. This says it has wild ginger in it, which you can definitely smell when you apply it to your hair. It smells absolutely amazing, I love it, by far my favourite scent of any hair oils i’ve tried. Not only does this smells great, it really does leave my hair feeling so silky soft. I apply it once my hair has been towel dried but still damp, just before blow drying. It says on the bottle that it’s “ultra light”, and I love this concept, as oils can obviously be very thick and it’s very easy to put a little too much on and ruin your freshly washed hair, but as this is an ultra light formula, i’ve not had that problem.
BM Beauty Pure Mineral Eyeshadow – This is a loose pigment eyeshadow which is cruelty free and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. I know that a lot of people are very specific when it comes to makeup and those factors, so it’s nice that GlossyBox included something like this. I personally don’t use loose eyeshadow very much, as I find they can be quite messy, but the colour I received was right up my street and ever so pretty, so i’m definitely going to be wearing it. I can imagine that these eyshadows would last you an absolute lifetime as you only need to use a tiny amount each time.
Como Shambhala Invigorate Shower Gel – I’ve actually heard of this brand before but never tried anything from their range. Although my least favourite item in the box (I have too many shower gels as it is), this smells very fresh and natural and is full of essential oils, which left my skin feeling very moisturised and smelt delish. Would I pay £20 for a full size bottle? Probably not no.