August Glossybox

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Sooo I just received another Glossybox – turns out I forgot to deactivate my subscription :]
In this month’s box only one thing made me happy – the face cleansing brush. I was planning to buy something similar so that was handy. Other items – not so much.

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If I’m completely honest August’s box is a bit disappointing and the items included aren’t satisfying. My face brush came in destroyed packaging and the brush itself has a multiple scratches and looks like a factory reject. Safe to say I won’t regret cancelling the subscription:)

  1. Mudmasky – face mask – sample size, yet to be tested 🙂
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  2. Spa To You – facial brush. Very excited to test it! I will definitely report the results 🙂 P1000254
  3. Cowshed body lotion – sample/travel size. Not really my smell – too herbal but will try it out!P1000255
  4. MUA – eyeshadow palette. Full size product. Nicely pigmented and I like this brand!P1000256

First ever Glossybox

The other week I decided I fancy spending some £££ (very little:D) and restock my emptying bathroom shelves by getting totally random beauty products in a box – so here we are my first ever Glossybox. Actually first 2 boxes as they did 2 for 1 edition in July (which I believe wasn’t really free cause I paid £16.50 – so £6.50 for delivery? ummm don’t think so)
Anyways, take a look below what was in boxes and what I liked and disliked xx

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(I only noticed after uploading, that one box is missing a hair brush – looks/works like Tangle Teezer but it’s a rip off obvs 🙂

So 1 box included:

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Hawaiian 30SPF satin tan – it’s lovely and I really like it! great travel size 🙂

Konjac sponge – awesome totally love it and it’s really good for gentle exfoliation!

NailsInc nail polish in Kensington Gardens – hmm the RRP is £11 – in my opinion waste of money as it started coming off after 2 days, colour is nice but it felt like any cheap nail polish.

Lip tint Emite make up – described below in disliked 🙂

Detangling Hairon brush – it’s quite nice and pocket sized

2nd box included:

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Hairon zero crease hair bands – well not a massive fan of these

Utan gradual face tan – this is great but gotta be really careful on hairline/eyebrows – I have yellow patches oops!

Icona Milano mascara – not a fan described below

Soft & Gentle deodorant hair minimise – I REALLY dislike this. Can’t stand the smell (very floral/cheap/alcoholy) and it doesn’t reduce the hair growth at all.

So the things I didn’t like include the mascara (that gave me massive panda eyes after few hours and it was VERY difficult to remove). It says waterproof so fair enough but it was a little bit too much that micellar water+eye make up remover barely handled it. It actually looked nice on the lashes but to be honest any mascara looks great on my lashes now after I did the treatment on them and they’re super long:) I don’t know this brand so I might research it a little bit.

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and lip tint (which was totally useless for me – on cheeks it made me look like a clown, on the lips it dried them out+didn’t do anything). It smells nice, like roses and packaging is nice but naaah not a fan 🙂

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Deodorant – just not for me. I’m not a fan of the smell, size and after a session at the gym I was super sweaty so for me sadly it didn’t do anything that was promised on the packaging.

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Overall I liked most of the products only 3 of them were a big no-no’s for me so I think for the first experience with Glossybox it was quite successful one:) However I’m not sure if I will be repurchasing. The element of surprise is nice but most of the time you get things you would never buy/want, so for me as a one off was nice. Maybe I will try some other beauty boxes but time will show:)

Have a great day xoxo

Arbonne FC5 skin care review

Hello everyone! This week I was lucky enough to be able to test some of the Arbonne skin care products:) If you’re not aware of this brand yet where have you been?;) The brand is completely cruelty free/some products are vegan – approved by PETA & Leaping Bunny.

They plant their ingredients and all products are free from artificial colours, fragrances, parabens etc. So you can be sure that whatever you use has been ethically sourced and is 100% natural yay! Arbonne offers wide range of products from body & hair care to nutrition and make up so there’s something for everyone. Price wise the brand isn’t the cheapest but the quality is definitely worth it and products last for ages!

The line I tested is called FC5 and is dedicated for normal/dry skin.

The products I tried were:

-Purifying cleanser & toner

-Nurturing day lotion

-Intense hydration mask

-Moisturizing Night Creme

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My favorite ones were definitely cleanser and day cream. My skin felt lovely after washing and applying cream. I didn’t even feel like I needed to apply any foundation, cause the skin looked so fresh and even! The cleanser is also vegan and gluten free which is a big bonus! All products smell beautiful, very fresh and lemony. I’ve had some post-period spots on my face and after 2 days of using above products my skin started clearing out and looking very healthy and dewy! 🙂

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In general I’m not a fan of face masks so can’t really say much about this one. My skin felt nice and moisturized but it felt the same way after applying night cream. I guess for someone with dry skin it would be perfect as it comes in a form of a light cream that absorbs very quickly and you forget that you wearing a mask at all!

Night cream is quite thick (which is a plus) and very moisturizing – maybe because my skin is normal it was a little too moisturizing and in the morning my face was a little bit too oily, but again it says normal/dry skin so it would work lovely for someone with drier skin than mine 🙂

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All in all I’m really impressed with the products. Creams definitely had great formula and consistence and reminded me a lot of my all time favorites Clinique Dramatic Moisturizer and Benefit’s night cream. The fact that the brand does not test on animals and creates such a high quality products is very promising and makes me believe that soon we’ll be able to buy cruelty free products in any drug store with confidence that no innocent animals were harmed in the process 🙂

I also wanted to add that the post isn’t sponsored and the views are mine & completely honest 🙂

 

 

Silver hair

So I’ve finally done it! I gave up my DIY experiments and went to hairdressers this week to get fresh cut and the color I couldn’t achieve at home. It was totally worth the money and I’m really impressed with how professional the staff was! Now just have to learn how to style at home 😉

Color & cut by @loragriffyhair at Headmasters Brighton.

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