February Glossy Box

Wednesday, 14 March 2012
I'm a bit late with this February Glossy Box review (the March one arrived yesterday!) but I've had this post sitting in drafts for a few weeks now so I figured I should probably finish it!

This is my first beauty box experience - I had never even really heard of the idea until I started reading fashion and beauty blogs, and at just £10 a month (plus £2.95 P&P) Glossybox sounded like a great deal.  Also, it turns out I signed up just at the right time, as next month is a Harrods designer special - looking forward to that one!

But first, the February box....

1) Dr Bronner - Lavender Hand Sanitiser

Hand sanitiser isn't something I use on a regular basis, but it's nice to have in your handbag for a quick freshener.  I quite like this actually, it does smell REALLY lavender-y though so if you're not keen on the smell it's definitely a no-no - I let a few people try it, the women thought it smelled lovely but my boyfriend thought it was rank!

2) Becca - Beach Tint

Confusingly the packaging on this says "Eye Tint"....but I can assure you it's definitely for the lips and cheeks! It has a lovely watermelon smell, but unfortunately is a bit too dark for my liking.  If it was a lighter colour though it would be perfect, as the coverage was great.

3) Paul Mitchell Awapuhi - Wild Ginger Treatment Oil

As I have bleached blonde hair it tends to be pretty dry, particularly at the ends so I'm always on the lookout for good intensive conditioners and treatments like this.  I was really impressed with this one - it left my ends feeling silky smooth and not greasy at all (which is what I was worried about).  It did leave my hands feeling really oily though, and took a lot of hand scrubbing to get rid of!

4) BM Beauty - Pure Mineral Eyeshadow

This one was a bit of a disappointment, purely for the reason that the colour was a lilac/purple which is really not me at all (when I was 15 maybe!).  The quality of the product seemed good though, although nothing extraordinary compared to other mineral products on the market.

5) Como Shambhala - Invigorate Shower Gel

I wasn't overly enthused on first impressions - the packaging looked a bit boring and I was like "shower gel....oooh how exciting...NOT!" however, how wrong was I?!  The first thing that hit me as I started using it is the gorgeous mix of fragrances - first of all I was like "oh it's lavender" then "oh wait it's Eucalyptus" then "no actually it's peppermint!".  It also left my skin feeling lovely and soft and silky, like I'd just used a moisturiser.  It's pretty pricey for a full bottle (£20 RRP) so I probably won't buy it, but the mini bottle has taken up residence in my gym bag so I can bring a touch of spa to my sweaty post-workout shower!

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