Saturday, 24 August 2013

August Glossy Box Reveal & Review!

Hello wonderful readers

I hope you're enjoying your weekend.. Or beginning of your Bank Holiday if you live in England.

In this post I'm going to be showing you what I received in my August Glossy Box and give you a review of each product.

This month I received 5 different items in my 'High-Flyers' themed box which includes products from around the world. It was the usual dusty pink box and came with a folding leaflet with the list of products and also introduced the new CEO of Glossy Box UK, Rachel Kavanagh. This box is full of beauty goodies for 'the girl on the go' to help with looking great whilst on your summer travels.. And to make them even better, all the liquids are under 100ml so they can be taken in your hand luggage on flights!

On to the products now...

Emite Make Up Eyelash Curler
This eyelash curler is really great in my opinion. I do like my eyelash curlers although I'm relatively lucky that my natural lashes have a slight curl already but it's always nice to enhance that. One thing which I particularly love about this set by Emite Make Up is that it comes with four rubber cushions which hold your lashes as you apply the gentle pressure to curl them. Most eyelash curlers that I've seen only come with two in total which can be a pain if you lose one!

It has a special curved design which is supposed to 'suit all eye shapes without touching your make up base'. This works well for me but I don't have several different eye shapes to test it on! They're really easy to hold and are comfortable to use without pinching your skin however the actual movement is slightly stiff/slow so a couple of times I've pulled my eyelid.

TIP: Curl your eyelashes before applying mascara and try gently heating your curlers before curling as this will help to set the curl in place for the whole day (just like straightening or curling your hair!)

RRP: Approx. £20
Available at: Emite Make Up

Juicy Couture 'Viva La Juicy Noir' Perfume

I must admit, I usually find Juicy Couture perfumes a bit too sweet and overpowering for my liking so I was a bit optimistic about trying Viva La Juicy Noir. This scent however has pleasantly surprised me! Yes, it's very strong when you first apply it but once it settles on your skin, it's a lovely berry smell. I wouldn't usually go for a perfume with this sort of note as I prefer strong floral smells. It's the sort of perfume which you can put on in the morning and still smell on yourself at the end of the day.. (I tested!) I don't like perfumes which I become 'numb' to so I like to rotate mine around but this is one which you'll never forget you're wearing! I think this perfume may just have edged me towards trying more fragrances by this brand..

Not only that but the bottle is beautiful as well and I'm a sucker for a beautiful perfume bottle ;)

RRP: From £35.00

Philosophy Daily Cleanser

I tried this 3-in-1 cleanser by Philosophy the other evening as part of my usual skin routine and replaced it with my usual cleanser. The scent of this is really lovely and reminds me of a spa, I just love any products which smell like a spa! You apply this to a damp face, the product itself is quite runny and difficult to control but once massaged in to your face for a minute or so, it turns slightly thicker and works in to your skin. When washing off, it's quite slimy when trying to use your hands so I used the muslin cloth which I'd normally use and it worked perfectly. I then used my usual toner and moisturiser to finish and my face feels just as smooth and clean as normal, however, I'll be sticking to my usual brand of facial cleansing products.. but it's a close second!

RRP: £17.50 for 240ml or £28.50 for 480ml
Available at: Pilosophy or Debenhams

Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Crayon

I've received products from Jelly Pong Pong before in my Glossy Box and they seem to be quite girly but for me, the quality just isn't there in them. I tried this eyeliner (the colour of which I don't know as I can't see it written anywhere on the pencil) and when I made a swatch on my hand, the colour was quite strong but when I tried this on my eyelid I couldn't apply enough pressure to get a good colour. Obviously you wouldn't do this to your eye but the colour was just too weak for me. I think with my skin colour being so pale that this colour just doesn't suit me anyway so it made me look like I had a skin condition.

Unfortunately, I'm not in love with Jelly Pong Pong products up until now but hopefully in the future I'll be able to receive something which I'll love!

Below is a swatch of the colour against my awfully pale skin

RRP: £10.50
Available at: Jelly Pong Pong

Ă“ceane Make Up Remover Pen

This beauty pen comes all the way from Brazil and I'm really pleased I received it in my box this month. It's designed to tidy up the edges of your make up and any mishaps. Ideal for your eyelashes dotting mascara on to your eyelids or when you smudge it across your nose! It's also great for if you get a bit carried away with your lipstick and removes all of these with ease and no further smudging whilst trying to remove the mistake! The other great thing is that it comes with four tips, these are obviously going to get marked with use and you can use both ends so really you have eight to go at.

I was in a rush the other day and putting my mascara on last, I managed to catch the wand on the outside corner of my eye. This was the perfect chance to test this and I was so pleased with how well it worked, i just gently dabbed it on to my skin and it disappeared instantly All that's needed after is blending of your foundation etc to just hide the erased area. (I'd usually be using a cotton bud and smudging the mark around my face) It doesn't have an odor and is perfect for putting in to your handbag for when you re-apply your make up later in the day. Unfortunately it's not available in the UK yet so I'll be using it frugally for now but I'll let you know if I find it somewhere! If you find it before me, please let me know and I'll be eternally grateful :)

RRP: Not currently available in the UK
Available at: Not currently available in the UK. Visit Oceane for more information.

It's fair to say that I'm pretty pleased with my first Glossy Box in a few months! Have you received the August Glossy Box, if so, what did you receive and what did you think of it?

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