Guest Post – Glossybox Unboxing – February 2017

Hello my lovelies!

In this series, I will be sharing with you the gorgeous goodies from my Glossybox subscription boxes, with my honest opinion of the products received. If you want to know what Glossybox is all about, you can read my last unboxing post here.

What’s in the Box?

It’s February, and love is in the air. Glossybox is no exception to the Valentine’s rule and this month’s box is full of beautiful products to pamper yourself with for your date night. Whether it be with your husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, or mate night with your squad, this box has got you covered. Glossies had an extra special treat this month with a chance to win the ultimate girls night in package. For your chance to win head on over to www.glossylove.co.uk to enter!

So, without further ado, let’s dive into this month’s box. Extra love and kudos for the gorgeous packaging this month, I always end up keeping the special edition boxes. Note to self… find out what I can use 18 glossy boxes for.

A gorgeous lil package if I do say so myself!

Garnier Ultimate Blends Honey Treasures Strength Restoring Balm

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So if you’ve read my previous entries you know my hair has been treated pretty badly in the past. Since my high school days, which started over(!) 15 years ago, it has been straightened, blow dried, dyed, bleached to high heaven, not always treated with heat protection, it’s been every colour on the wheel, from black to blonde (and every unsightly shade in between) to red, which I’ve been rocking for a while now. This year I’ve gone to a darker, richer cherry red, as opposed to pillar box red. It’s been ravaged by heat styling, and treated pretty badly and becuase I run and go to the gym/swim 5 times a week, it gets a lot of sweat, chlorine and weather stress. Basically, I have every hairdresser’s worstnightmare on my head. In the last year however, I’ve been using Redken products to calm the frizz and add some nourishment back into it, and it’s getting there, slowly. This treatment isn’t really something I would normally use, however, I’m always willing to try new products. This product claims to leave your hair nourished and glossy with the help of honey. You get quite a good amount of coverage from this little pouch. Apply after shampooing to the lengths and ends of your hair, and leave on for up to 5 minutes.

Pros – Smells heavenly, doesn’t leave any residue

Cons – My hair did not feel nourished or glossy. Maybe its just my hair type. I’ll stick with my Redken extreme.

Ciate London Paint Pot in Iced Frappe

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Ugh I love nude nails. especially in winter. There’s nothing nicer than a good manicure and nail treatment, followed by a gorgeous colour. This beautiful shade will compliment any skin tone, and the best thing about Ciate (other than the super cute paint pot advent calendar they do) is that this nail polish has real staying power. Go to the gym, do the dishes, and a full day at work, and this stuff will still be there for you. I always recommend using a base and top coat with any polish to get the best wear out of your colour.

MeMeMe Beat the Blues Illuminator in Oyster Gold.

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I love highlighter. I’m the girl who has cheekbones highlighted like a glazed donut. I want to blind people with my highlight, no, I want it to be seen from space.

You get my drift. This is a winner for me. I love this stuff. I mixed this in with my foundation and it just gives your skin a beautiful glow, nothing too out there, but enough to put some colour back into your skin, especially in these horrid cold and miserable winter months. For extra glow, dot this along the top of your cheek bones, your nose and your cupids bow, and add your favorite highlighter powder on top for extra glow.

Mememe is a cruelty free makeup brand who do not test any products on animals, nor do their third-party ingredients. Extra bonus points.

La Theorie des Volcans Noir Eternae Youth Potion Scrub

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A scrub that can be used as a mask? Yes Please! I love to indulge in a face mask twice a week, so I was so excited to try this one out. It starts out a pinkish tone, and as it works on removing impurities, dead skin cells and all the other gunk in your skin it turns grey. It is enriched with natural ingredients which have anti-aging properties (which at 30 I am now thinking about more) and leaves your skin feeling beautifully clean and cleansed. Another cruelty free brand, this product is paraben, silicone free, vegan, and has 90% natural ingredients! I absolutely love this mask/scrub and remember to use gentle circular motions when scrubbing, no harsh sloughing away at your face – be gentle on your little cheekies!

Jeanne Arthes L’Eau de Rose

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While some rose scented perfumes can smell a little, well, old-ladies-scented-underwear-drawer-esque, this perfume is heavenly. It has a beautiful light and crisp rose scent and lasts for hours. Curated by Jeanne Arthes, who has worked with master perfumers at the centre of the perfume world, this heavenly scent will work wonders on your date night or mate night. A perfect winter to spring scent.

So that’s it from me for another box with Glossybox! If you are looking for a great Valentine’s or Mother’s day gift, why not give the gift of Glossy? You can gift a 1,3,6, or 12 month subscription, or maybe just treat yourself ?

If you want to try out Glossybox for yourself, head over to the website www.glossybox.co.uk and sign up. There’s no minimum commitment, and you can cancel at any time. Besides, who doesn’t love a little treat every month?

Until next time,

Hx

(p.s – sorry I missed you all in January, I was so sick and by the time I started feeling better it was almost February anyway! #badblogger)

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