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Every Single Beauty Advent Calendar for Christmas 2018!

Posted on August 17, 2018

I know it’s only August, but news of 2018’s beauty advent calendars has already started to spread, so I thought it’s about time I gathered information on every single one so you can have a (hopefully) fully comprehensive list to refer to over the coming months.

The below list is in price order, starting with the groups (where a brand has more than one calendar) and then the lowest, and I’ll update info, dates and links as soon as I have the info myself – enjoy!

The Body Shop Advent Calendars – Olivia the Owl version is £45.00 (worth £85). Dani the Deer version is £65.00 (worth £121). Freddie the Fox version is £99.00 (worth £231) and Countdown to New Year version is £45.00 (worth £85). All will be available from 31st October.

The Body Shop’s advent calendars really do look amazing this year! They usually have two or three, but this year they have four, to cater for different budgets – the Freddie Advent Calendar (above) is cruelty free, vegan, and contains some of the brand’s best make-up, skincare and bodycare products!

L”Occitane Classic Advent Calendar is £49.00 and the Luxury Advent Calendar is £89.00 Available from 20th September. 

I reviewed the 2017 L’Occitane Luxury Advent Calendar, and it was amazing! This year’s offering looks just as good (if not better) with fun, colourful packaging. The Luxury Advent Calendar is packed with L’Occitane luxury treats, or if you’re looking for something more affordable, the Classic Advent Calendar is available too at £49.00.

Rituals Advent Calendar 2D Exclusive version is £59.50, and the Deluxe 3D version is £89.00, available from 3rd September

Another duo of calendars are available this year from Rituals. The deluxe 3D Christmas tree contains 24 beautiful treats including fragrance, beauty, bath, and home products. Expect to find the new Ritual of Holi Crackling Body Mousse as well as The Ritual of Dao and The Ritual of Ayurveda from the hero collections included. The 2D Exclusive calendar is again more affordable, but still contains a fab selection of Rituals products.

Glossybox All I Want Advent Calendar, £75.00 for subscribers,  £99.00 for non subscribers. Pre-order available from September.

GlossyBox are also launching their first advent calendar this year! The All I Want Box includes 25 beauty treats with 16 of them being full-sized! (This really is unheard of for beauty advent calendars) You’ll find inside brands such as Pixi, Real Techniques, Huda Beauty, Yankee Candle, NARS and more – this is definitely one to snap up this year!

24 Days of Clinique, £76.00, available from the 14th September at Selfridges

The 24 Days of Clinique advent calendar includes a selection of mini Clinique favourites. This one is exclusive to Selfridges too so you won’t find it anywhere else.

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, £79.00, worth over £300.00, PRE ORDER NOW

Lookfantastic’s Advent Calendars always look amazing! The 2018 calendar has been designed specifically to get you party ready in the run up to Christmas, and contains 25 products. Expect to see brands such as Lipstick Queen, Sleek, Rituals, ESPA, Illamasqua and more inside.

bareMinerals Out of this World Advent Calendar, £TBC, available from late September.

bareMinerals advent calendars always look amazing, and this year’s is no exception. Containing a massive selection of products, including lip glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, mascaras and more, this would make a lovely gift for fans of the brand.

The 12 Days of Liz Earle, £80.00, available from the end of September

Liz Earle is back again for 2018 with 12 days of fabulous treats. You’ll find a selection of skincare favourites inside the box, including the best selling Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.

Decléor Advent Calendar, £80.00 worth £258.00, available from September. 

Fans of luxury skincare will adore the 2018 Decleor Advent Calendar. The theme of this box is glowing skin, and it looks just beautiful. Be sure to snap this one up fast if you’re interested, last year, a box sold every 8 seconds!

Lumene Advent Calendar, £89.90 worth £195.00, date TBC at Feel Unique.

Now this is quite exciting as I haven’t heard of this brand before. Nordic beauty brand, Lumene, have launched their first advent calendar stuffed with skincare treats worth a massive £195!

Cowshed Advent Calendar, £90.00, available from September 6th.

This lovely calendar includes 24 deluxe pampering treats, covering skincare, bath and body, and hand care.

Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar, £110.00, available from 1st October at Selfridges

Another Selfridges exclusive, the beautiful 24 Day Advent Calendar from Kiehl’s is packed with 24 days of the brand’s best-selling favourites.

ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar, £125.00, available from 1st October. Sign up here.

Another first, this time from Elle – this is quite unexpected! They’re jumping in at the luxury end of the market with a £125 calendar containing products worth £340. Expect to find brands including Hourglass, NARS, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and more. I think this one’s going to be super popular!

Lancome Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from the 26th September at Selfridges

Lancome’s Advent Calendar is seeming a bit secretive this year (so far anyway) I can’t find any information on this one as yet, so keep your eyes peeled and I’ll update this asap!

ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from October. 

The luxury ESPA Comfort & Joy Advent Calendar contains a gorgeous ESPA skincare hero behind every door. Included you’ll find delightful oils, skincare products and candles to provide you with your daily dose of wellness. Expect an extra special full-size treat on Christmas Day too!

L”Oreal Luxe Selfridges Advent Calendar, £130.00, available from 26th September.

If you’re looking to spend a bit more non a beauty advent calendar this year, this L’Oreal Luxe calendar really does look fantastic. It contains a selection of gorgeous products from L’Oreal’s higher end brands, including Lancome, YSL, Urban Decay and Viktor & Rolf.

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150.00, available from October

For once, Charlotte’s Advent Calendar isn’t at the very top of the list – there seems to be a boatload of super high end (expensive) calendars this year! Charlotte’s 2018 Advent Calendar contains 12 countdown to Christmas beauty treats. You’ll find plenty of cult favourites inside, including one of my personal faves, the Pillow Talk Lipstick.

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00 but worth £475.00, available from October

Fenwick’s calendar for 2018 is packed full of high end beauty minis – expect to find high end beauty treats for every day of advent, as well as full sized products from the likes of MAC, Nails Inc and Bobbi Brown.

The White Company Advent calendar, £150.00, available from the end of October

The White Company have gathered together some of their favourite seasonal products and created a beautiful high end calendar for 2018. Inside you’ll find candles, body and bath products, fragrance and much more.

Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar, £150.00 worth £345.00, available from October. Sign up here for early access.

How gorgeous does this calendar look? Fans of luxury skincare will be in heaven with the 2018 Elemis Advent Calendar. It contains a full size best-selling Pro Collagen Marine Cream and Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm, as well as a selection of mini Elemis products.

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £TBC, available from October

Another first! SpaceNK is joining in on the advent fun this year with their debut calendar. Including 25 products, you know this is going to be amazing (and highly likely on the pricier side – I’ve slotted it in here as I’m guessing around £150.00) Expect brands such as Chantecaille, Sunday Riley, Lipstick Queen, Hourglass and more.

John Lewis Advent Calendar, £165.00, AVAILABLE NOW!

John Lewis are offering something a little different this year, apart from including an amazing selection of high end brands in their calendar (hello Aqua di Parma, Hermes and Floral Street) They’re also including vouchers for personalised services, such as an Elemis personalised mini facial, and an Aveda personalised hair and scalp camera analysis to name a just couple.

Molton Brown Opulent Infusions Advent Calendar, £175.00 worth £275.00. AVAILABLE NOW

The 2018 Molton Brown Advent Calendar is packed full of gorgeous pampering treats. Inside you’ll find shower gel baubles, candles, bath washes, a limited edition fragrance and much more.

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar, £195.00, available from 10th October.

The YSL Beauty (Selfridges exclusive) Advent Calendar looks stunning this year. It includes a selection of gorgeous YSL treats for 24 days in the run up to Christmas.

Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar, £195.00 worth £600.00. Available from 24th October.

This year’s Liberty Advent Calendar looks better than ever! It is expensive, but contains some amazing high end brands such as Diptyque, Laura Mercier, Hourglass, Byerdo, Bobbi Brown, Omorivcza and more.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250.00 but worth £680.00, available from 1st October

One of the ‘big daddy’ advent calendars – the Harrods calendar is truly a luxurious treat. It contains 25 luxury beauty products, from brands including NARS, Huda Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Sunday Riley, Givenchy and more. These products are worth a whopping £680!

Jo Loves Advent Calendar, £250.00, available from November.

This is another first! Jo Loves has jumped on the beauty advent calendar bandwagon this year, launching a stunning looking drawer style calendar! I have a feeling this one will be a sell out.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £300.00, available from October.

Jo Malone is back for their 4th year of amazing advent calendars! This years festive townhouse contains all you’d expect and more from this luxury brand. Expect to find Jo Malone classic favourites included, as well as seasonal launches, such as a mini Frosted Cherry & Clove Candle which is new for Christmas 2018. If you’re interested make sure you snap this one up fast, it’s sure to be a sell out again as it has every other year!

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar, £300.00, available from the 26th September at Selfridges

I’m loving that dedicated fragrance advent calendars are now becoming a thing! The 2018 Atelier Cologne advent calendar includes an assortment of travel sprays, body lotions, finely crafted soaps and even full size fragrances, plus Atelier’s iconic leather cases so you can keep them safe.

La Mer 12 Days of Radiance Calendar, £300.00, available from 22nd October

A first from luxury skincare brand La Mer, they’ve gathered together their favourite products in the La Mer 12 Days of Radiance Collection. It features 11 travel sizes and one full size product – this is a must have for fans of the brand!

Diptyque Advent Calendar, £320.00, exclusively to Selfridges from October 2018

And lastly, of course, Diptyque! At a purse-clenching £320 this year, the Diptyque Advent Calendar is definitely one for die hard fans of the brand. The calendar contains 16 mini candles as well as travel-sized fragrances and bodycare products.

Ok guys that’s it for now! If you come across any more beauty advent calendars, please let me know and I’ll add them! Happy shopping! xx

Glossybox July 2016 Beauty Box Review + Giveaway!

Posted on July 13, 2016

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Hi Guys!

July’s Glossybox has just landed, and the theme this month is ‘Life’s a Beach’. The box includes an edit of seaside inspired beauty products – let’s see what’s inside…

  • Soft & Gentle Hair Minimise Anti-Perspirant, full size worth £2.99.
  • Utan & Tone Nourishing Night Creme, 25ml worth £12.50.
  • Hawaiian Tropic Island Berry Lip Gloss in xx, full size worth £6.99.
  • Hairon De-Tangle Brush, full size worth £6.99.
  • Blank Canvas F20 Flat Brush, full size worth £11.95.

Total value of box = £41.42.

The Soft & Gentle Hair Minimise Anti-Perspirant is actually a really good idea, you can probably guess by the name that apart from being an antiperspirant, this product also helps to combat unwanted underarm hair. It uses hair growth minimiser Keliosoft – a natural plant molecule that reduces the protein that stimulates hair growth. I’ve just started using this so fingers crossed it works!

The HairOn De-tangle Brush also caught my eye – this ergonomically designed brush fits into the palm of your hand perfectly and is designed to gently detangle wet hair, preventing snagging and breakage… I also quite like having my back scratched with it whilst watching TV 😀

Next the U-Tan’s Tan and Tone Night Creme – this product combines the qualities of a hydrating, vitamin-rich night cream with the golden colour of a gradual tan. The idea is you apply before bed and the formula works overnight so you wake up with a golden tan in the morning – what a great idea!

The Hawaiian Tropic Island Berry Lip Gloss is also a lovely product too, this tropical scented gloss really does smell good enough to eat! It provides lips with 12-hour moisture as well as advanced UVA and UVB protection.

And lastly the Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 Flat Brush – this is a dense synthetic fibre brush, perfect for buffing in foundation. I’ve never heard of this brand before but this is a fab quality brush with amazingly soft bristles. I look forward to trying this out!

I’ve also teamed up with Glossybox this month to offer one lucky winner a 12 month Glossybox subscription worth over £100, and 8 runners up a July Glossybox each. All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway will be open until 31/08/16 and is open to UK and Ireland entrants only. Any questions please ask, and good luck!

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Glossybox August | Review

Posted on August 18, 2015

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Hi Guys!

It’s time again for another Glossybox! And this month’s box contains five full sized items, which is pretty unexpected!

  • MeMeMe Lipglide in Playful Peach. Full size worth £6.95.
  • Manna Kadar Lash Primer. Full size worth £14.55.
  • Emite Artist Colour Powder Blush. Full size worth £20.59.
  • Naobay Calming Face Toner. Full size 200ml worth £10.65.
  • Sass Intimate Purifying Cleanser. Full size 100ml worth £7.00.

Total value of box = £59.74.

Well I definitely think this is one of the most impressive looking boxes in a while from Glossybox. It’s very rare to find five full sized items enclosed!

I have a few MeMeMe products now and they’re usually quite good, the Lipglide in Playful Peach is basically a lip pencil with a balmy texture that gives a matte finish to the lips. Playful Peach is a pretty, summery coral peach shade that’s quite forgiving so it should suit most skin tones.

Manna Kadar is a brand I’ve never heard of before, their Lash Primer is supposed to be applied before mascara to prime and plump as well as nourish the lashes. It’s basically a base coat for lashes to improve the way your mascara looks when applied on top. I haven’t noticed any difference with my own lashes, but I know others’ swear by a lash primer, so this could work wonders for you.

Emite Artist Colour Powder Blush in 108. I must admit, before reading the product details I thought this was a bronzer! The shade is pretty intense terracotta, which unfortunately doesn’t really suit my colouring. If you have a darker, warmer skin tone though, this could be perfect for you. The formula has a lovely soft texture that’s easy to apply, and I’ve just stated using this sparingly as a bronzer and it’s working really well!

Naobay calming Face Toner. This is the second Naobay product I’ve received in a Glossybox over the last few months. This refreshing citrus-scented lotion provides 4-in-1 skincare action to effectively remove traces of makeup and impurities from the skin. It also cleanses, tones and soothes the skin thanks to Chamomile and Gotu Kola extracts.

And lastly, the Sass Intimate Purifying Cleanser. At first I thought this was a face cleanser, but noooo, it’s an intimate cleanser, or shower gel. This product has been specially created to help you feel fresh throughout the day, with a gentle formula containing special Ecodermine technology that acts as a probiotic to maintain intimate harmony, soothe skin and help you be at your best.

Overall this is a great little bundle of beauty and skincare goodies – and I love that they’re all full sized too. I think I’ll get the most use out of the Naobay toner though!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Glossybox July Review and Giveaway!

Posted on July 8, 2015

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Hi Guys!

Today’s post is a bit of a special one – rather than my standard monthly Glossybox review, I also have a brand new awesome giveaway for you! But let’s get to that a bit later… July’s Glossybox is a special Vive La France collector’s edition, inspired by all things French, this box includes four of Glossybox’s favourite French finds as well as a special illustrated outer box.

Here’s what’s in the box –

  • Lollipops Lip Balm Delicieuse – Full size worth £4.15.
  • Teoxane Cosmeceuticals Perfect Skin Refiner – 15ml sample size worth £21.00.
  • Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Cream – 15ml sample size worth £5.10.
  • Noxidoxi Enhancing Serum Base – 25ml sample size worth £27.88.
  • Glossybox Exclusive Travel Pouch – Worth £3.99.

Total value of box = £62.12.

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Ok so this seems like a really great box, we’ve got a few nice looking skincare items and a lip balm in there, as well as a re-useable travel pouch. Let’s take a closer look –

The Lollipops Lip Balm is a sweet little squeezy-tube style balm with a vanilla scent. The formula is enriched with plant oils, wheat germ, macadamia nut oil, and beeswax, to nourish lips leaving them smooth and supple. I get through lip balms like there’s no tomorrow so this will be going straight in my bag!

The Teoxane Cosmeceuticals Perfect Skin Refiner is a product and also a brand I haven’t heard of before. This product is designed to help improve the appearance of ageing and sun-damaged skin, accelerate cell renewal, brighten, smooth and firm the skin. With its powerful formula that contains glycolic and resilient hyaluronic acids, it helps to correct uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin looking brighter and more youthful.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Cream – This super light cream literally melts into the skin, it’s non-greasy and non-stick formula helps fortify and soothe the skin giving it 24 hour hydrating care that’s perfect for use on dehydrated and sensitive skin. After intensely hydrating, it leaves skin feeling smoother, refreshed, velvety soft and free from any sensations of tightness. Vichy promises the skin is left more resilient, with increased suppleness and radiance. This sounds like a winner to me!

The Noxidoxi Enhancing Serum is another brand and product I don’t recognise. The CRC6 moisturising complex keeps the surface of your skin well-moisturised while at the same time penetrating deep down to hydrate the skin cells. This product offers all-round protection thanks to the combination of an anti-inflammatory agent and an essential antioxidant, helping skin defend itself against the harmful effects of the outside world.

What a bunch of awesome sounding products, I can’t wait to try them all out! I think my dry skin will drink up the Vichy Thermal Light Cream!

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And now for the giveaway! Glossybox have kindly offered to give away a massive 12 month beauty box subscription to one lucky reader! The winner will receive a fantastic Glossybox on their doorstep each month for a whole 12 months, worth an amazing £141.00.

To enter all you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter below. Please note this giveaway is open to UK and Ireland entrants only, and as always please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Good luck!

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I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Glossybox June | Review

Posted on June 8, 2015

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Hi Guys!

This month’s Glossybox has a very apt Festival Edit theme, and it includes a mixture of products to help you look and feel your best in time for the summer’s festivals! This is what’s in the box –

  • Monu Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist. 50ml sample size worth £5.97
  • Kueshi Anti Cellulite Booster. 150ml worth £14.55
  • Halo Fragrance Free Facial Wipes. Pack of 10 worth £1.09
  • Essence Gel Nail Polish. Full size worth £1.71
  • Glossybox Flash Temporary Tattoos. Worth £6.50

Total value of box = £29.82

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Ok so on first glance, this is probably not the most exciting box Glossybox has come up with, but it does contain a good varied range of products to try out. So first up I’ll start with the Essence Nail polish in 31 Electriiiiiic, I’m a big fan of blue nail shades so this definitely caught my eye. Essence is one of those brands I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t had a chance as they’re not stocked near me – I’m pretty sure their products are available in Wilko? Anyway, this polish is a gorgeous shade, and comes with a wide brush which is great to see, so application is easy, and it took me three coats to get full opacity. For under £2 this is a great little polish!

Jumping to a product at the other end of the spectrum that doesn’t really appeal to me – the Kueshi Anticellulite Booster is supposed to combat existing cellulite whilst preventing the formulation of new cellulite using flavenoids to inhibit the formation of fat cells, ruscogenin to facilitate blood flow, and naringin and rutin to reduce swelling. It has a light, pleasant fragrance, and the texture is similar to a light moisturiser. I personally don’t believe anti-cellulite creams work. I’ll give this a go though and will definitely report back if it does!

Next up is the Monu Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist, this has been created using a blend of zesty essential oils from Lemon and Rosewood to Sandalwood, Petitgrain, Geranium and Clary Sage, to leave skin feeling cool and refreshed whilst providing an irresistible fragrance to tantalise the senses. You can use this spray to instantly refresh tired skin as well as to set your makeup. I don’t often use facial sprays but this has a really nice fresh scent – I think I might also keep it in the fridge for extra refreshment!

The Halo Fragrance Free Facial Wipes come in a handy mini pack of ten, which is perfect for your handbag. They are obviously fragrance free, and also suitable for sensitive skin. I was impressed that they removed all my makeup with minimal rubbing – including eyeliner and mascara. These would definitely be a must have if you’re heading off to a festival this summer.

And lastly Glossybox’s own brand of flash temporary tattoos. I’ve actually been wanting to get my hands on some of these gold and silver tattoos, I’ve seen them in many an Instagram snap sported by bronzed Goddesses and I think they look great! There are eight strips of tattoos here which you can cut up and place on your body as required – one row of them being the Glossybox crown logo in gold, if you fancy wearing that on your body! These tatts are really easy to use, you just press on your skin, cover the back with water and peel the backing off. They’re not going to be everybody’s cup of tea but I think they’re pretty cool!

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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GLOSSYBOX MAY | REVIEW

Posted on May 16, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I hope you’re having a good weekend? I must admit I haven’t been having the best week so far. For some reason my anxiety has gone through the roof, and I unfortunately ended up in tears in a public place yesterday. It seems as though I’m fine until I have to do something outside of my comfort zone, then I fall apart. As soon as I was out of the situation though and got home I felt so much calmer, and as an added bonus the the latest Glossybox had also arrived. This was a welcome distraction so I got stuck in with trying out this months’ products…

So what’s inside the box?

  • MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand in Midnight Storm. Full size worth £6.95
  • Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel, 40ml full size worth £15.93
  • Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam, 70ml sample size worth £3.09
  • Sass Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate, sample size 30ml worth £3.60
  • Collection Cosmetics Lipstick in Field Day, full size worth £2.99

Total value of box = £32.56.

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First up is the MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Pencil. This is a double ended eye crayon and the shade Midnight Storm has one midnight blue shimmer end, and one bright turquoise shimmer end. As well as being two products in one, this crayon also doubles up as eye liner and eye shadow, so it’s a complete multi-tasker! The shades are both easily blendable over the lid for a wash of colour, and also work really well as eyeliners too. I love the turquoise shade, I’ll definitely get a lot of use out of this!

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Etra Belle is a brand I haven’t heard of before, they’re a German cosmetic company offering a selection of cosmetics and what seems to be a massive range of skincare. The Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel is a lightweight floral scented gel that’s formulated to cool and hydrate the skin. I think this would be perfect kept in the fridge and used for after sun.

The Sass Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate is a bit of an interesting one. This is basically to prevent ingrown hairs when shaving your undercarriage 😀 It also acts as a post-shave soothing cream, and it reduces hair re-growth too. The exfoliating Salicyclic Acid and the Fruit Enzymes help prevent ingrown hairs, the Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates, and the Kelisoft helps to minimise hair regrowth.

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The Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam definitely caught my eye as one of the most interesting sounding products in the box. I’m a big fan of dry shampoos for those days in-between washing my hair but I haven’t come across anything like this before. This product is described as ‘the next generation of dry shampoo’ – allowing you to wash your hair without water. The product itself is a light and fluffy foam, which you massage in at the roots, and you towel dry your hair after. No water required! It’s also supposed to remove products including hairspray and hair chalk. Luckily enough for this review, I was due to wash my hair as it was looking pretty greasy! I applied a few squirts of this and massaged it into my scalp. It left my hair feeling really wet, like I’d just washed it, and the product also had a lovely fresh citrus scent too. It did make my hair feel cleaner and fresher, and got rid of most of the grease but not quite all of it. Maybe I should have used more product? I think this would be a great product to take to festivals to use between showers.

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And lastly the Collection Cosmetics Lipstick in Field Day. I have to say I haven’t used Collection products in years, so this was definitely a welcome addition to the box. Field Day is a beautiful vibrant peach shade with a semi matte finish. This is the sort of colour that’s perfect for summer, and it would look gorgeous with a tan too. The only thing I will say though – as with most matte shades, is you’ll need your lips to be in tip top condition to wear this lipstick as it does tend to emphasise any dry areas.

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any of these products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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Glossybox | The Iconic Hollywood Edition‏

Posted on April 22, 2015

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Hi Guys!

I just love a limited edition – a limited edition anything. It’s just a bit special and a bit of a treat. I also love when beauty box companies bring out their themed or limited boxes, and Glossybox have done just that. For April Glossybox has returned to Hollywood’s golden age of glamour. Taking inspiration from the great and the glorious, Glossybox presents the Collector’s Edition Iconic Hollywood box.

GLOSSYBOX has captured the allure of Audrey, the marvel that is Marilyn and the wonder of Grace Kelly to curate the Iconic Hollywood Box. The classic red lipstick, the essential black eyeliner and a warm nude nail polish take over this month‘s box. GLOSSYBOX have hand- picked the best in beauty, promising products from brands including Darphin, Lord & Berry and Color Club, to help you capture the look of your favourite Hollywood heroes.

So what’s in the box?

  • Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss – Full size worth £10.00
  • POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen – Full size worth £6.50
  • Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream 5ml – 50ml is £65 so 5ml is £6.50
  • Color Club Barely There Nail Polish – Full size worth £4.10
  • Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls – 35ml worth £6.00

Total value of box = £33.10

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The Lord & Berry Lip Pencil instantly grabs my attention – this is easily the star product in the box. It’s a bright orange toned red shade that definitely isn’t for the faint hearted. This pencil gives a matte finish that doesn’t budge, smudge or move from the lips – I think this shade is perfect for a statement lip this summer.

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The Pop Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen, isn’t actually a pen – I just wanted to point that out! It’s a double ended eyeliner with a Kajal pencil at one end to create a killer feline flick, and a smudger at the other if you want to smudge your eyeliner out for a smokey look. It gives a great line that’s well pigmented and didn’t seem to budge after wearing it for a day.

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The Color Club Nail Lacquer in Barely There is the perfect nude shade for fairer complexions – but – I have to say I was actually quite disappointed with this polish. It was just so sheer. On first application it might as well have been a clear polish, and I was still nowhere near full opacity after three applications. I guess it just depends what you’re looking for in a nail polish. I personally like a full and intense colour. If you prefer a very sheer colour that just gives shine, then this is for you.

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Next the Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls in Cherry Blossom – they smell just beautiful. You’re directed to sprinkle a handful into your bath and leave to dissolve to release their soothing scent. It’s a pretty small bag (35g) so I think you could get 2-3 baths out of it. I think this is a great introduction to Nougat London products though.

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And lastly the Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream. This comes in a dinky little 5ml pot – which is perfect for trying the cream out as it’s a massive £65 for the 50ml full size jar. This cream uses the CelluVie™ Complex” and skin strengthening Probiotics to rapidly replenish skin with comforting moisture and protection. It aims to visibly improve skins elasticity, soften lines and wrinkles and improve radiance.

The April Collector’s Edition Iconic Hollywood GLOSSYBOX is £10 (+P&P) and will be available throughout April 2015 from www.glossybox.co.uk while stock lasts.

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