I haven’t blogged in a few days, mainly because I’ve been surrounded by important deadlines. But I ordered a beauty box a while back and it’s just arrived, so I thought I’d share my first impressions.
Over the years I’ve managed to avoid the temptation to sign up for monthly beauty boxes, because I always worry that they will start out amazing and slowly reduce to cheap samples that aren’t really worth the value. But I was finally won over by a Facebook deal that offered a years subscription to Glamour Magazine as part of the deal.
With a value of £99, at just £14.44 the box was a steal! You can get one for yourself here: http://www.latestinbeauty.com/glamour/
It arrived promptly and in a rather nice box that I will most likely use for makeup storage of some kind. Inside was an array of beauty and skincare treats. I haven’t had a chance to test them all out yet but I will say that I overall I am very impressed. I can’t wait to use the Nuxe face mask and having recently had my hair lightened, the Moroccanoil intense hydrating hair mask has come at the perfect time!
Having tried the Rimmel Oh My Gloss! Lipgloss I have decided to give it to my mum, simply because the one I received was a shade she will get more use out of and to be totally honest, although it is a lovely non-sticky formulation, I only really tend to wear Tanya Burr and NARS lipglosses, most the time I stick to lip pencil/lipsticks.
The real standout product from the Glamour Spring Edit Beauty Box is the Kiko long lasting stick eyeshadow. It is incredible! Having never used any Kiko products before I wasn’t sure what to expect. One swatch and I was sold. You can see from the pictures that it has a lovely pigment whilst still blending easily. And they aren’t lying about the water resistance, it took ages to scrub it off my hand, having worn it for a day I can say that it does not budge from the lids and is super easy to apply and blend. It also makes an amazing base for shadows. Total winner!
Left: blended out Right: swatched
Other products included in the Glamour box include: ModelCo. creme-rouge cheek& lips, Beauty UK high-brow kit, An Elie Saab perfume sample, Revlon colourstay gel envy diamond top coat and colourstay gel envy longwear nail enamel.
Considering these are all full size products (excluding perfume sample) this is great value for money, not to mention the year subscription to Glamour magazine which I cannot wait to start receiving! So, if you’re thinking about getting one I’d act fast, a deal this good is likely to go quick, just remember that the shades you receive may vary from those pictured in this blog post.