Shot of Beauty


February Glossybox: Valentine’s Day Edition
February 9, 2013, 5:05 pm
Filed under: Bath and body, Eyes, Face, Lips, Make-up, Skin care | Tags: , ,
xxxx

Top view of the February Glossybox

I was a happy lady this morning, as the first thing I saw when I came downstairs was my brand new shiny Glossybox! This month’s ‘theme’ is valentine’s day, as you can tell by the pretty pink design and the product information leaflet below saying ‘will you be ours?’. And judging by what’s in the box this month, I will be theirs forever!

xxx

Glossybox product info

xxx

Glossybox editorial

The idea behind this month’s box is that, whatever you are doing and whoever you are with, you will be head over heels in love with this selection of products.

So let’s look inside the box…

xxx

Inside the Glossybox

xxx

Amazing product selection in the box

Overall, I am really pleased with the production selection in this edition. Although it has lots of pretty and pink bits, it also has a lovely creamy eyeshadow duo and a coffee-shade lipstick, so I feel Glossybox has managed to cater to everyone.

Inside my box is an Anatomicals Your Nose Smells Rose Body Cleanser (150ml), a Limited Edition Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream (30ml), a Helen E Cosmetics Moisturising Lipstick in Cafe au Lait, a Model Co Eyeshadow Duo in Bronzed Goddess and a Micabella Cosmetics Mineral Blush Powder in Terra Cotta.

1/Anatomicals Your Nose Smells Rose Body Cleanser

xxx

Anatomicals Rose Body Cleanser

xxx

Product description

xxx

Ingredients

I love the classic candy pink and canary yellow combination on Anatomicals’ packaging. Above you can see the product from the front, its ingredients (paraben-free formula = thumbs up) and the ever-amusing product description. I love a brand with personality!

xxxx

The gel inside the bottle

And here is the cleanser from inside the bottle. The first thing I thought was that it smelled like turkish delight, which I like. It’s quite a thick pink formula and so I imagine it would spread well in the shower.

It costs £5 for 300ml.

2/Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream

xxxx

Docteur Renaud Limited Edition Raspberry Soft Cream

xxx

What’s inside the box

I haven’t tried anything from this brand before and I do love a limited edition product. Also, as I have mentioned before, I love the smell and taste of raspberry, and this soft cream includes four raspberry extracts.

xxxx

Product info and ingredients on the back of the box

xxxx

Product info on the dispenser

Docteur Renaud’s soft cream is designed to hydrate, moisturise and comfort the skin in the winter months. It is made with patented phyto-endorphins which boost cell activity and is suitable for all skin types.

xxxx

On the hand

xxx

Rubbed into the hand

In terms of consistency, the cream is thick and white. It smells lovely, but I think it is a bit too heavy duty for my skin. It takes quite a while to rub it in properly, and as you can see above you have to buff it into the skin a bit to avoid a white shimmery effect.

This one costs £25 for 50ml.

3/Helen E Cosmetics Moisturising Lipstick in Cafe au Lait

xxxx

Helen E Cosmetics Cafe au Lait Lipstick

xxx

Cafe au Lait label

I like the simplistic silvery packaging, but unfortunately the shade isn’t really for me. I’m not generally a fan of brown lipsticks as I prefer brighter colours like red and pink, but I do rate Glossybox for including something different.

xxx

First look

xxx

Swatched

The colour is quite golden and brown and I think you need to build it a fair bit to get a solid colour. It costs £8 for 3.5g.

4/Model Co Eyeshadow Duo in Bronzed Goddess

xxx

Model Co Eyeshadow Duo

xxx

Creamy gold and brown duo

This is more like it; although I don’t do golden brown for my lips, I definitely do for my eyes, and this duo is really pretty for day and night looks. The shadows are creamy too, which I like, although it might mean you have to manage any creases early on.

xxx

Swatched

The gold is really nice and the brown would be great to add in for a night look. I reckon you could mix and match and use the gold to highlight the inner corners of the eyes.

The duo costs £18 for 3 x 2.35g.

5/Micabella Cosmetics Mineral Blush Powder (Terra Cotta)

xxxx

MICA Bella Cosmetics Mineral Blush

xxxx

In Terra Cotta

The final beauty item in the box is a pretty pink mineral blush powder from Micabella Cosmetics. I have never heard of this brand, but I do prefer powder blushes and would like to try a mineral one. You can add a darker colour to the cheeks too to contour the cheekbones. Another day and night staple – it’s perfect for v day.

The full size blush costs £34.95 for 9g.

And last but not least is this super sweet candy heart lolly as a gift from Glossybox – how sweet!

xxxx

How cute is this lolly!

Happy valentine’s day beauty bloggers! xxx


9 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Looks like you got some great stuff! Can’t wait for my box to arrive now 🙂

Comment by Callie Rose

I really liked it! A good variety of products – looking forward to seeing what you get x

Comment by shotofbeauty

Wow, your Feb 2013 GlossyBox is actually quite different from mine! I really liked what I got though 🙂

http://newwithhashtags.co.uk/glossybox-february-2013/

Comment by New With Hashtags

Mine seems to be so different! Love finding out what else people got – will check out your post x

Comment by shotofbeauty

I was a tad let down with this months box. But I too got the Helene lippy and it was a gorgeous deep red shade which i can’t wait to try out for Valentines day!

Becky
beckys makeup

Comment by Becky

Oh no 😦 What else did you get? Yeah I wish I got the red shade as the brown one is totally not for me! x

Comment by shotofbeauty

My glossy box was delivered to my neighbour by accident, can’t wait till they’re home so i can go get it! I’m hoping i get that lovely lipstick

Clare x

Comment by dawndancers

Oh no that’s so annoying! Would love to know what you get – there’s a gorgeous red shade too x

Comment by shotofbeauty

I will deffo do a post on it when I get it, I almost feel like standing outside their door at the crack of dawn lol, might be a little weird though. I would love the red as brown tones paired with my pale complexion can make my teeth look less white where as red makes them look fabulously sparkling. x

Comment by dawndancers




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: