Monday, 28 October 2019

Glossybox September 2019 Review

Glossybox have done it again. Another fabulous themed box that I just needed to buy... Called delicious beauty, September's box was based on the theme of food!!! Included were five full sized products and a deluxe mini!

All of the products smelt good enough to eat, all six products were inspired by food and one of the items was edible! Yes, that's right... Glossybox even included a Godiva chocolate bar. Ugh.

Here is a run through of what I received in the box:

Mayy Beauty Banana Setting Powder worth £15 (full size)

Baking is something I am very new to and I really was going to purchase a banana powder from makeup revolution but this came in the box. Good timing or what?! I have never heard of Mayy Beauty so this product and brand is something very new for me. I am yet to try it out but I will do a full review of it soon. Baking is a make-up term where you apply powder onto the areas that you want to set, you leave the powder on for a few minutes and then brush it off with a big fluffy brush.

Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack worth £2.99 (full Size)

I use a hair mask every week and I honestly cannot live without it. I have never tried this one before so I have kept it for another week to try. This particular hair mask is formulated with raw ingredients including Keratin, Silk Proteins and Coconut oil. It's a full size product that is definitely enough for one use and it will definitely cover the whole head.

Colgate Max White Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste worth £4 (full size)

Honestly speaking, this was a disappointing product for me. I think it would of been better to add another food themed make-up product or another lifestyle product. The activated charcoal in this toothpaste removes 100% of surface stains. I could easily buy this in a supermarket, I will of course use this but like I said, I would of preferred another make-up item.

Carex Hand Gel Fun Edition worth £1.55 (full size)

You can never have too many hand sanitizers and I am currently using a bath and body works one which I love. There were two scents available. I was hoping to receive a love hearts one but I got strawberry laces. This was a lovely product to add into this month's box. It really does smell like strawberry sweeties and it is a prefect size for on the go.

Mitchell and Peach Flora No1 Fine Edition Eau De Parfum worth £29.75 (Deluxe Size)

This cute lil bottle is worth £29.75!! Just let that sink in! This is the star product for me. The scent is so refreshing and floral at the same time too. The perfect fragrance for day and the full sized bottle is worth £85!! what I love about this perfume is that it is made with essential oils, you can definitely detect notes of peony and rose within the scent. It's already in my handbag.

Delhicious Original Black Tea Body Scrub worth £7.95)

Such a pretty insta worthy product, I mean look at the cute pink packaging. This really caught my eye first when I was unboxing the products. Body scrub is something I don't really use but since I have this now, I will have to give it a try. The scrub is made of Assam tea along with antioxidants and essential oils. I have read so many reviews of everyone loving coffee body scrubs so I'm excited to try this out.

As an extra treat, Glossybox included a bar of Godiva chocolate. It was so hard to keep this in the box until I was done with taking photos. This matched the food theme perfectly and I love that they added something edible into the box.

I really loved September's theme and some of the contents. I am very happy with the baking powder and perfume. Loads of exciting products to try out and I will re feature some of the products again. Did you order this Glossybox? What were your thoughts on it?

Monday, 14 October 2019

Pixi Vitamin C Range*

Just when you thought Pixi Beauty couldn't get any more amazing, a new skincare sub range appears and then the next minute you start adding these products into your wishlist... I have always opted for skin brightening products and the new vitamin C range is definitely up my street!

This cute tub of products arrived at my doorstep a few months ago and I have nearly incorporated all of the products into my routine. I really wanted to use it religiously before reporting back and I am obsessed with this range, like crazy.

I am a huge skincare junkie and I love trying out new products. I am a huge fan of the infamous Pixi glow tonic and I truly was excited to see the vitamin C version. Vitamin C is much loved and known for being a potent antioxidant which can neutralise free radicals whilst aiding with the natural regeneration process. It also brightens the skin to reveal a more radiant and healthy complexion. The range smells so fresh and zesty, perfect to perk up your morning routine.

I was sent five products: Vitamin C Juice Cleanser*, Vitamin C Tonic*, Vitamin C Lotion*, Vitamin C Serum* and a Vitamin C Caviar Balm* 
Here's all of the important information you need to know about each of the products!

Vitamin C Juice Cleanser £18*
One of my favourites from the range. This skin brightening cleanser. This product is a no rinse so just like a micellar water you use this and leave it on the skin. I just love how all of type products go hand in hand to make it the ultimate skin brightening routine. The clever pumping mechanism allows enough cleanser to be pumped out without any wastage. One cotton wool pad is enough and I use around 2-3 pumps daily in the morning.

Vitamin C Tonic £10*
This glow tonic doesn't contain Glycolic acid like the original tonic but it promises to gently exfoliate and fortify the skin barriers. I have noticed a difference to my skin pigmentation and I really enjoy using this after the cleanser. This tonic contains probiotics and also promotes healthy collagen production. I know my skin will really improve with continued usage. 

Vitamin C Lotion £24*
This lotion gradually boosts and brightens the complexion making it a must for your routine. This makes a great base before applying make-up and well, it really does give you that dewy healthy look, perfect for when your skin is looking dull, tired or when you need a pick me up on those ill/tired days. Using this my skin looks happier and I definitely reach out for this daily.

Vitamin C Serum £26*
The most expensive item out of the whole range. A brightening and antioxidant serum which provides a boost of immediate and long-term radiance. It’s blend of vitamin C and ferulic acid have a proven ability to reduce the effects of sun damage and free radicals. This works to help improve the skin tone creating a smoother appearance. This really does work and if my skin really needs some TLC then I reach out for this, this is a glow in a bottle that needs to be tried out by everyone!

Vitamin C Caviar Balm £24*
This encapsulated leave on mask is by far my most favourite product out of the five simply because it actually works. Sometimes I don't have time to put on a mask and rinse it off so this eliminates the fact that you have to wait around for the mask to do it's thing. This is the first time I have ever used a leave on mask and I love it! It melts onto the skin beautifully and I love the mask works it's magic whilst I catch some zs. it really smells like lemon curd and something I really look forward to using before bed. A definite recommendation from me.

After trying all of the products out for a while, I have found that three particular products really suit me and my skin type and I feel that I will continue to use these three for a very long time because I have seen such a difference! The three heroic products that I really loved was the Caviar Balm, Cleanser and Lotion. If I was to pick only one then it would definitely be the Caviar Balm, hands down!
Alot of the range is Vegan and it is entirely 100% cruelty free so that's commendable too! It's simply a brand that just keeps on giving! Skincare that really works.

Have you tried anything from the Vitamin C range?

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Glossybox Turns 8! | The Birthday Edition

This year Glossybox turned 8!! How crazy is that?! I remember Glossybox when they had first launched and it is now one of the top leading beauty/lifestyle subscription boxes.

Now I am going to be honest and say that this is my first ever box. I have read so many reviews, mostly mixed reviews. Some people love it and some don't like it but I definitely do. I also love the fact that it's a box of surprises. Each month there is a theme and based on that theme the team at Glossybox choose the right beauty/lifestyle products to put into the box.

When I saw on social media, the unveiling of this year's box. My jaw literally dropped. I was like I need to get my paws on this box. 

I love how they get everyone guessing with preview photos, there was cake so I kind of assumed birthday! The box has this stunning pink holographic design and drip effect on the side which makes the box look exactly like a drip cake, so neat! Each box comes with 5-6 handpicked items and the STAR product for this box was a Huda Beauty Lip Strobe!!! 

So what was inside this gorgeous box?!?

1. Furr Lashes Rose Gold Lash Curler RRP £15 (Full size) -
2. Eye Therapy Under Eye Mask with Collagen and Green Tea (Deluxe Mini) worth £1.65. Full size pack of 3 RRP £4.95 -
3. Huda Beauty Lip Strobe RRP £17.00 (Full Size) You will get either Angelic Rose, Ritzy Champagne (In my box), Boujee Coral or Fearless -
4. Bang Beauty Felt Tip Liner in Black RRP 15.75 (Full Size) -
5. Wilkinson Sword Quattro for Women Razor Full-Size​ RRP £7.99 -

I honestly think that the box was put together really well, fitted in with the theme really well and they truly spoilt us this month by including a Huda Beauty product.

Price plan options?

- £10 for 1 Month plus £3.25 P&P.
- £8.50 for 12 Months plus £3.25 P&P.
- £38.25 Upfront for 3 Months including delivery.
- £69 Upfront for 6 Months including delivery.
- £132 Upfront for 12 Months including delivery.

I will definitely re feature some products on my blog again by reviewing them separately ^^ I really want to review the lip strobe, liquid liner and the eye lash curlers so keep your eyes peeled for that <3

Did you purchase this box and what were your thoughts on it? I would love to know!