Sunday, 30 September 2012

Beauty Bites: Super Softening Berry Mask!

It's the penultimate week of Beauty Bites, it's gone fast hasn't it! I'll probably still have the occasional one popping up now and again, but not the regular posting. Today the post is on a fab facemask that I really noticed a difference with and will for sure be trying out again! 

What will you need?
  • A small bowl for mixing 
  • A tablespoon and fork 
  • 3 quite ripe strawberries (easier to mash!) 
  • Yoghurt (I used Soya because I can't eat dairy!)

Step 1 
Using your fork give the strawberries a good mash, it's not the easiest feat - but I promise it's worth it! 

Step 2 
Mix in a tablespoon of the yoghurt and that's it! You can add in a couple of drops of lemon juice to help with acne if you want as well. But make sure to avoid the sun after applying lemon juice to the face.

Step 3 
Now all you need to do is apply this to your face and let it dry (about 10-15 mins). As it's full of fresh ingredients it won't last to long in the fridge, so make sure to just make a small amount! 

What do the ingredients do for the skin?     
 Strawberries - Contain alpha-hydroxy acid which leaves the skin feeling super soft. They also have some claims behind them of helping acne prone skin as well.

Yoghurt -  I used Soya Yoghurt as I didn't fancy slathering something I'm allergic to all over my face! but normal yoghurt moisturizes the skin, reducing pore size and just generally makes your skin look great! 

Some people are sensitive to certain ingredients so if your worried it's probably best to swap something else for it instead! 

I must say, my skin felt amazing after using this! I'll definitely be trying this again - or maybe just picking up strawberry yoghurt and seeing if it works as well! Anyway I hope you enjoyed the post and trying it if you do! Thanks for stopping by, Hannah 

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

NOTD: 17 Holo Nail Polish - Silver (+ Mini Review)

When this arrived on my doorstep I was super excited as I've never tried a Holographic Nail Polish before! This is due to be released this October, so make sure to head out to the shops next week to pick one up for yourself! I must say, I do feel super lucky to be able to try this before it hits the shops, and also to be able to share how beautiful it is with you all - although the pictures really don't do this the justice it's due! 

The Basics 
This stunning silver polish is due to be released in Boots in October, priced at a very reasonable £3.99. Inside you get a pretty standard 10ml of product, which if you have a lot of nail poilshes will last you forever! I haven't got any information about other shades being available, but I'll update this post once this appears on the shelves! 

What did I think? 
Love! This applied very nicely and opaquely with one coat, but giving it a second coat adds an extra zing to it! It's also got a reasonable dry down time - so not super speedy or super slow! Once on it's a beautiful pale silver shade packed full with multi-coloured shimmer, it's something pretty special - very unique in my collection! It plays really nicely in the light too, looking at it's best in bright sunlight - which unfortunatly I had none of when taking pictures - typical England! 

I can see this being something I come back too a lot. Not something that sits on the shelf once being blogged about! I do tend to have a habit of forgetting about products once I've featured them - the woes of being a beauty blogger! Anyway I really hope you enjoy the preview and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah x

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FOTD: Sleek Supreme Palette!

As promised I've got a cheeky little FOTD for you all using one of the new Sleek palettes that I swatched for you a couple of days ago (link here). I mainly used all the pretty greens here, so I'm excited to delve back in and give all the blues a go tomorrow! The palette is part of the Shangri-La Collection now available in Superdrug for £7.99, enjoy!

Primer - Witch Anti-Blemish Skin Clearing Primer
Foundation - Bourjois 123 Perfect Foundation - 51 Light Vanilla
Concealer -  Sleek Concealer & Corrector Palette 
Blush - ELF Mineral Blush - Rose
Contour & Highlight - Sleek Face Contour Kit - Light  

Primer - MUA Professional Eye Primer 
Lid - Sleek Supreme Palette - P-Funk & Delfonic 
Inner Corner - Sleek Supreme Palette- Grand Master Flash! 
Crease - Sleek Supreme Palette- R&B, Bronx Black & Al Green 
Upper Lashline - 17 Tattoo Me Semi-Permanent Liquid Eyeliner*
Lower Lashline - No7 Metallic Eyes Pencil - Smoky Peacock 
Waterline - Collection (2000) Lasting Colour Gel Liner - Black 
Mascara - Too Faced Lash Injection
Brows - Make-Up Academy Eyebrow Pencil - Blonde 

Lipstick - ELF Matte Lip Colour - Natural 
'Gloss' - Collection (2000) Cream Puff Lip Cream - Fairy Cake 

It's been a while since I've done a FOTD hasn't it! Lifes very busy at the moment - work, work work! But I hope you enjoyed this quick post for and make sure to subscribe to not miss out on the full review of the palette! Thanks again for stopping by, Hannah 

* This product has been provided by the brand or their PR Representatives. However I didn't have to use it in a look, I used it because I wanted to! 

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Friday, 28 September 2012

New! 17's Studio Eyeliner Collection!

Recently I was lucky enough to attend the launch of 17's Studio Eyeliner Collection including a tonne of new black eyeliners in a huge variety of different finishes textures and formats. It all sounds very exciting doesn't it, especially when everything's under £5 each!  I now have all the products to share with you so thought I'd do a quick overview for you guys. But rest assured full reviews are coming! 

The Collection Includes 
  • Eye Kohl Pencil - £2.89
  • Brow Pencil - £2.89 (the one that got away! - I don't have this)
  • High Drama Intense Liquid Liner - £3.99 
  • Make Your Mark Eyeliner Pen - £3.99 
  • Smoulder Gel Eyeliner - £3.99 
  • Perk & Paint Duo Liner - £3.99 
  • Tattoo Me Semi-Permanent Liquid Eyeliner - £4.99 
  • Lacquer Liner Wet Look Liquid Liner - £3.99
  • Dual Pencil Sharpener - £2.99 

Eye Kohl Pencil 
I've yet to try this on my eyes yet, but on my hand it seems like a pretty standard black liner. It does seem slightly smudgiyat first, which is a good thing. Especially for a pretty, sultry smokey eye. 

    High Drama Intense Liquid Liner
Again, like most the liners here I haven't had a chance to try this on my eyes yet. This post is a 'this is what the collection includes' type post! This is the standard black liquid liner - nice and pigmented upon swatching! It's not waterproof, so maybe not the option for those with really watery eyes! 

Make Your Mark Eyeliner Pen
I love me a good eyeliner pen! These type of products are fab for those that struggle with liquid liner application as you can get more precision. We're also more used to using this type of format in everyday life - you've practiced already! I'm quite looking forward to trying this out! 

Smoulder Gel Eyeliner
This one I have tried, and even reviewed (link here) already, I can be efficient sometimes! And I must say this is fabulous, especially if you're not quite sure what your doing. It doesn't fully set down for a few minutes, giving you time to play with it, remove and reapply etc. But once it's set down properly it lasts all day long, even with tears! 

Perk & Paint Duo Liner
17 have had some really great ideas with this collection. This being one of them! There's a chubby black liner, great for a smudgy grunge look. And a soft pink slightly pearly pencil on the other end, which looks great for use under the brow to highlight with. 

Tattoo Me Semi-Permanent Liquid Eyeliner
Having really watery eyes makes me really excited when I see claims like this. And having worn this for the last 2 days I can absolutely say it lives upto the claim! I actually struggled to get it off and had to resort to an oil based cleanser with a round 2! A review for this one is coming soon! PS it claims 48 hours wear!

Lacquer Liner Wet Look Liquid Liner
And this is the third thing that I was really intrigued about - a nice glossy pigmented liner is something I don't have hanging around in my stash! But now I do - and must I say it seems very impressive on swatching! The pigment is there, as is the wet look and it also seems vaguely waterproof which is key for me! 

Dual Pencil Sharpener
Probably not the most exciting thing. But actually it's something I was super excited to recieve, having been surviving with the sharpeners in eyeliner lids! I literally sharpened my whole collection when I got this double barreled sharpener. And a massive bonus is that it fits a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in. Having used it about 20 times already I still haven't filled the compartment for the waste! It also works very well - not that I'm an expert in sharpeners. Super happy, simple things! 

High Drama, Kohl Pencil, Lacquer Liner, Make Your Mark, Paint & Perk, Smoulder Gel, Tattoo Me.

And some swatches for you! 

There's a lot of choice here isn't there! As you can probably imagine it's going to take me a little while to get through testing all of these, so if there's anything you wanted to see reviewed/worn then do let me know and I'll be sure to test it next :) Thank you everyone for stopping by and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah x 

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Initial Swatches: Sleek PPQ Shangri-La Collection!

Everytime Sleek releases a new collection I get super excited! Their palettes are pretty much one of my favourite things in make-up, with me and Sleek Palettes it's like a kid in a Sweet shop! Yesterday they released their new Shangri-La Collection - which included 2 palettes and 2 matte lipglosses (the one I haven't got to show is a baby pink shade!). We've been spoiled! Full reviews will follow, but I thought you'd appreciate some initial swatches to lust over! 

Supreme Palette 
This is a beautiful palette of blues, greens and yellows. Some of my favourite colours and this palette is definitely a winner based off of it's look. There's a fair amount of matte colours in this palette too which ticks a lot of boxes in my eyes. It also swatches quite nice as you can see and most shades have a really great pigmentation. Basically I can't wait to get this on my eyes! 

Respect Palette
Firstly can I just say how beautiful is that box it comes in! I'd love to have those colours on my nails! But back to the insides - it's a really well put together palette. A great mix of lights and darks, medium shades as well as a variety of textures. And those deeper shades on the left are calling my name - talk about a burgundy smokey eye! 

Matte Lip Gloss - Jazz
Again love the packaging and also that it has 'truely mattely deepy' written on it - very cute! The product inside is an orange toned red and very pigmented. Although on first wear today I'm not convinced on the formula - we shall have to see how it fairs after some testing! 

How beautiful are all these colours? Sleek have really hit the mark here and have given us some beautiful palettes again! Please tell me it's not just me that gets this excited about a new eyeshadow?! Anyway thanks everyone for stopping by and remember to subscribe so you don't miss out on the full reviews and FOTD's I come up with using these! Hannah 

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Collective Haul: Lots of Nail Polish! (+other bits)

I've only been able to wear Nail Polish for the last few months, since leaving my job to return to Uni. But since then I've become just a little bit obsessed, I can really see what draws people in! So many finishes, colours and fancy things you can add to them. And then we have nail art too. It's just a whole new world! So recently when I saw a few people talking about cheap Essie Polishes over at Fragrance Direct (link) I had to have a few for myself - and then picked some other brands up too, it only makes sense to at that price right?!

There's a video at the bottom too if you'd rather see the haul like that! 

Essie Nail Lacquer's - To Buy or Not To Buy, Navigate Her, Mod Squad (£1.99 each)
To Buy or Not To Buy - This is a lovely slightly muted lilac shade with some subtle bright blue glitter running through it! 

Navigate Her - I'm not entirely sure what urged me to buy this because as soon as I saw it I was like 'It's a bogey coloured nail polish'. But to put it more politely it's a cream finished pastel yellowed green! 

Mod Squad - A pretty standard pink, if there's such a thing! Similar in the bottle to 2True's Fast Dry Polish in Shade 1 - let me know if you'd like a comparison!  


Essie Nail Lacquer's - Power Clutch, Carry On (£1.99 each)
Power Clutch - These two are great autumn colours aren't they! This particular one is a khaki tinted grey. Very nice!

Carry On - A deep burgundy red shade, this one is very similar to Barbara Daly's Nail Polish in Potion. So again if you want to see them side by side for a cheaper dupe then let me know! 

NYC Quick Dry Nail Polish - Chinatown (99p)
How could I resist this at under a pound! I've also really liked NYC's Polishes in the past so it didn't seem like too much of a gamble! This shade is a nice metallicy indigo shade. Again pretty suited to the season! 

Essie Sensitivity Base Coat (£2.49)
My nails tend to be quite flaky with all this applying and removing polish. So I've taken to using the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails as a Base. But thought at this price I couldn't pass up on trying Essies version! Especially seeing as it's bright orange! 

Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Nail Colour - Slick Slate (£1.49)
Sally Hansen's another brand that I've always been curious about and wanted to give a try. The first one I picked up is a medium purple toned grey from the Insta-Dry Collection. And if todays anything to judge by I'll be needing some of that speed! I'm writing this whilst cooking dinner and was taking my nail varnish of whilst doing research for uni earlier. It's getting mad already!

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Colour - Going Green (99p)
Again another Sally Hansen polish, I like to do the rounds with make-up, you know try a bit of this and a bit of that too! So when I noticed this bright, slightly metallic green polish I thought I'd give it a go! 

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Polish - Bleu Water (£5.99)
I have one word for this - beautiful! It's a really pretty baby sky blue with a cream finish. I have actually done a NOTD of this already, so if you wanted to check that out you can see it on my nails here - link

Bourjois So Lacque! Nail Enamel - Bleu fabuleux (£5.99)
As I say in the video Bourjois was on buy one get one half off when I stopped by. So it would be rude not to pick a second product up right? This one is a deeper, but still very bright blue shade, not quite a primary shade though! 

W7 Mega Matte Lips - Red (£1.99)
I'm a massive fan of matte lips at the moment and also red lips. So this was just obvious when we thing about the price right? I'm a little gutted I bought this as Sleek have just released a bright red matte lipgloss. MAybe I'll just have to be naughty and get that one too, eek! 

NYX Fabulous Lashes - 124 & 127 (£1.25)
Now if you're a regular follower you'll know that I rarely, if ever really wear false lashes. But seeing as these were so cheap I thought I'd pick a couple of pairs up to use in looks and tutorials. Might be fun right?

Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set (£21.99)
I have been lusting after some Real Techniques brushes for ages now! Everyone seems to rave about them and they're also synthetic - which over 90% of my brushes are! First impressions are that they're very small (still have a long handle). But seem to work really well! A happy bunny indeed! I got these from Boots incase you were curious :) Contains - Detailer Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush, Contour Brush. 

Thank you so much for staying with me through this - especially if you're not a big fan of nail polishes! I know there's a lot of polishes mentioned here, so if you wanted to actually see any of them on the nails then just let me know and I'll se what I can do ;) Thanks everyone for stopping by and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My Interview with 17's Make-up Artist Vanesa Guallar!

 Whilst I was at London Fashion Week with 17 a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview the lovely Vanesa Guallar (17's Make-Up Artist), which was amazing to say the least. And this afternoon I received a copy of the interview to share with you. I must say it's an interesting read and I really hope you enjoy and like the questions I asked! 

What was it that made you want to start a career as a make-up artist?
As a child I loved experimenting with different colours and textures and always loved doing my friends’ hair and make-up or painting their nails – anything I could get my hands on really! So for me it began as a hobby.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I like how each day is different: I could be working on fashion editorials or with celebs one day to working with the 17 brand team on next season’s products the next. Working on Zoe Jordan’s show at London Fashion Week was fun – such a great atmosphere and some lovely people.

If you could do anyone’s make-up, who would it be?
It’ll be between Beyonce, Rhianna or J-Lo but it’s a difficult one to call!

What's your favourite 17 product?
It changes all the time as they always bring out great new products. Right now I like their 17 Smoulder Gel Eyeliner £3.99, which is a gel eyeliner that has a soft, silky finish. It’s perfect for creating a quick smudgy black eye and is so easy to use – just dip the mini brush into the pot and dab the gel across the lash line, smudge and blend. You can layer up for a serious smouldering look or use as a base on your eyelids, like an eyeshadow for an intense smokey eye. 

Have you got any tips for getting the perfect winged liner?
My tip for winged liner is to draw the line with a pencil liner that is really soft and easy to remove such as 17 Eye Khol Pencil £2.89. My absolute tip is to always make sure you follow your eye shape and line. To give it bolder darker colour, add the 17 High Drama £3.99 over the top, which is a liquid liner that has an easy to use applicator, which means it’s so easy to add a smooth line along your lash line for a natural look.

What's your favourite type of look to create?
I love the red carpet Hollywood glamour look, which is full of vibrant colours like bright gorgeous lips and big bold lashes. To re-create it, try 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick £4.79 in Hollywood, which is a hot red and has a handy mini mirror hidden in the lid, and coat your lashes with 17 Blow Out Blackest Black Mascara £6.29. It’s added glamour in an instant!

What make-up looks/colours are you most excited for this season?
I’m really interested to see the new crimson shades this autumn which are all very showbiz and just what I love.  To get ahead of the trend this season, add a slick of dramatic dark colour with 17 Mirror Shine £4.79 in Scrumptious or Roasted Red for a delicious berry look.

What secrets do you have for keeping your skin looking fresh and dewy?
Here are my three secrets: number one, always eat healthily and drink plenty of water which is crucial for keeping skin looking radiant and healthy. Number two, make sure you use a light and soft formula that isn’t aggressive on your skin such as a BB cream. 17 has one (£6.99) which blends really well into the skin, covers up imperfections and makes your complexion brighter. Finally, number three, always remember to remove your make-up properly before you go to bed as it not only removes dead cells and improves circulation but means your moisturiser can get to work on your skin better! 

*Mirror Shine hits the stores on 3rd October 

I really hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did thinking up the questions! And also reading about some new upcoming products - I have no pictures I'm afraid! Thank you so much for stopping by everyone! Hannah 

Monday, 24 September 2012

NOTD: Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel Polish - Bleu Water

Blue Nail Varnish is probably one of those things that you either love or you hate. And having never tried a blue before this I was a little unsure of how I was going to feel about it. But I've fallen into the love team! It's beautiful! My internets being super duper slow this evening, far to slow to even think about watching anything on Youtube, so I'm crossing my fingers that this gets up smoothly as it keeps having a paddy saving! 

Available from Boots & Superdrug for £5.99

What did I think? 
Bourjois drew me in here with the one second claim. I was under the impression that this was the dry down time, but after using it and closer inspection of the claims I think they mean 1 second to apply! Which is far more accurate! The great thing is though that I needed just one coat to get a perfect flawless colour on my nail, but it did take a little over 5 minutes to dry down. As you can see the brush is really big, and almost covered my nail in one, with a couple of touch ups! 

As for the colour it is b-e-a-utiful! A lovely pastel, sky blue shade with a lovely cream finish. I'm considering doing some nail art with clouds etc over the top of this colour. Could be fun! 

So yes, a positive little review for this beautiful colour! Fab that it takes one coat as well - it takes a lot less time. Always a winner! May have to hunt down some of the elusive glittery shades I've heard about! What's your opinion on the blue, love it or hate it? 

Thank you everyone for stopping by, I really appreciate it and don't forget to enter my giveaway (link)! Thanks again, Hannah 

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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Beauty Bites: Homemade Green Tea Toner!

I'm not really one for using a toner, but if I can make one at home this cheap and just use it when I feel like it, then maybe I can do it! Green Tea is known to be a great drink for your health, but personally I can't stand the stuff. I'd rather have an Earl Grey any day! But applied to my face I can deal with it and still get some of the benefits! If your interested in this really simple homemade toner recipe then keep reading! 

What will you need? 

Step 1 
Put your kettle on to boil and once it's done pour a small amount into your mug/glass. You won't need a lot, just enough to fill your bottle. Then you can leave it to stew for a good 10 minutes and go off and have a shower, paint your nails or something less exciting like chop some veg for dinner! 

Step 2 
Now your green tea should look the colour of something that it's best flushed down the toilet. But I assure you, you do want it to look like this!  Then carefully pour the warm liquid into your spray bottle and secure the lid nice and tightly. You'll probably want to label your bottle as it is something that needs to be kept in the fridge. And should last for 3-4 days. But being so cheap this isn't too much of an issue! 

What do the ingredients do for the skin? 
I've got it easy today haven't I, just one ingredient! Anyway Green Tea is great for you inside and out. But I'll just be talking about what it can do for you applied topically here! It can help cleanse your skin, so great to pack the last punch after using your favourite face wash. It's also claimed to reduce the appearance of pores, give you more of a glow and reduce inflammation such as that around blemishes! Good stuff right?! 

I hope you guys didn't think this was too simple for this weeks Beauty Bites, but it's such a great little product you can make at home to leave on your skin and make it look lovely! I just had to share! Anyway only a couple more weeks left of this series now, how have you liked it?

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Review + Swatches: 17 Smoulder Gel Eyeliner

Leading on from my post about how much fun I had at 17's Blogger Event last week (post link) I'll be posting some reviews of the products released in the Eyeliner Studio! There's currently a great offer on the line in Boots were it's buy one get one half price - great right? But I'm sure you'll want to read my review first, so here we go! 

As always I've included a summary at the end :) 

The Basics
If you're not familiar with Gel Liners they are a creamy type product held in a small pot. Which you then use a brush to apply with - a small one is included. The pot does have a seal around the lid as well so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it won't dry out - it shouldn't with a seal though. The claims on the box are 'Silky, Smooth & Smudgeproof' and without going to much into it, I agree! Available for £3.99 from Boots.

The Formula 
This liner has a really nice creamy texture to it that applies lovely and evenly! When it's first applied it can be played with somewhat, so smudged or removed to create the perfect even flicks. However it does set down on the eyes to be completely smudgeproof, 10 hours later my eyeliner looks just like it did when I put it on! On the waterline it doesn't last quite as long, around 3-4 hours. I know what you're thinking though, how do I get it off then? I find that an oil based remover or cleanser to do the job for me! 

As I said this does come with a little brush. But being so small it's not ideal, so I use a separate eyeliner brush that I'm more used to working with. But the inclusion of a brush is great as I know a lot of my friends who aren't as make-up obsessed as me use the included brushes a lot. The picture below shows a pretty standard winged look, but I'm planning on getting a recreation of the look I created at the 17 Event posted in the coming days. It's this gel liner that won me the prize at the event! 


The Good - cheap, value, smudgeproof, easy to work with, a seal in the lid, nice black colour, lasts really well.

The Not so Good - not the easiest to remove (but that's a good thing really!), lasts 3-4 hours in the waterline.

Would I repurchase? It's definitely good enough for me to want to, I love that it lasts ages on and it's really easy to work with. I may have to work on my stash before I repurchase any gel liners though!

Who might like it? Those that want black liner that will stay all day, but also those that sometimes struggle a little to get the look they want first time.

Price & Availability - £3.99, Boots. 

I didn't really mention it in the review at all, but this actually makes a really great base for eyeshadow as well, especially those deeper metallic shades that really 'pop' over a dark base! Maybe I'll have to get a look up some time to show you! As always if you have any questions don't hesitate to leave me a comment. I hope you're having a good weekend everyone and I'll speak to you later, Hannah. 

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A Mini Giveaway - Just because!

This month in my Glossybox I received a couple of hair products that I can't use because I have dreadlocks! Originally I had planned on giving both away, but unfortunately one was an aerosol which is restricted in the postage service here so I'm forced to cut it back to just this one product. But I thought it would make a nice little something for one of my lovely followers. Goof Luck everyone! 

To enter use the widget further down!

All the Terms and Conditions can be found in the widget below, but it's worth saying here that this giveaway is UK only. I have got an international giveaway coming up though, so not to fear! 

Anyway this is open till the end of the month and good luck everyone! 

Thanks everyone for your support, I know this is a small giveaway, but I wanted this to go to a good home where it could be loved by someone! I hope that's alright! Anyway have a good day and I'll be back later with a proper post! Hannah x 


Friday, 21 September 2012

What's in my Glossybox? September 2012

Lets start by saying this is probably the worst Glossybox I've had, there isn't any stand out products for me. As well as that I had too hair products, which as I have dreadlocks are of absolutely no use to me! But you'll be pleased to hear that I've got a giveaway going up tomorrow morning to give them away to one of you guys! Anyway, shall we get on with it?

Glossybox it is basically a monthly sample subscription for £10 (+p&p), but you can find out more here. This month we have a really pretty mint green box designed by Maggie Li, with the theme of Rising Stars! 

What's in my box this month? 
  • Lady Gaga - Fame Fragrance 
  • Rodial - Glamoxy Snake Serum & 5 Minute Facial 
  • Balance Me - Wonder Eye Cream 
  • The Body Shop - Vitamin E Moisture Cream 
  • L'oreal Professional - Tecni Art Full Volume Extra Mousse 
  • L'oreal Professional - Tecni Art Smooth Control Gel-Cream (not listed on my card?)


Lady Gaga - Fame Fragrance
Price for Fullsize? £25 for 30ml
Size of Glossybox sample? 1.2ml
My Thoughts? I was reasonably happy with this sample as it's something that can be used a good few times. And also there's a fair amount of hype surrounding it at the moment, so great to have a sample to sniff! It also really reminds me of something else, but I can't put my finger on what? But has a somewhat floral fragrance to it. 

Rodial Skin Samples
Price for Fullsize? Snake Serum (£29 for 10x1ml), 5 Minute Facial (£10.95 for 10x1ml)
Size of Glossybox sample? 2x 1ml sachets of each product (4 in total)
My Thoughts? Wow, pricey is the first thing I have to say! But a good value of product to get in a box that cost me just £10, so I can't complain too much! I haven't actually tried either product yet, but I will probably tweet a little something once I've given it a whirl! 

Balance Me - Wonder Eye Cream 
Price for Fullsize? £20 for 15ml
Size of Glossybox sample? 7ml
My Thoughts? This is a really nice sized sample and will definitely last me a good while, although I'll be honest and say I'm unlikey to repurchase at £20! It was nice to see that this is made with ingredients from 99% natural origin! The claims of this are to 'soothe tired eyes, smooth away dark shadows and reduce the appearance of fine lines' 

The Body Shop - Vitamin E Moisture Cream 
Price for Fullsize? £9, 50ml
Size of Glossybox sample? 15ml
My Thoughts? I was very happy with this product both because it's a brand I'm very familiar with and because it's actually a product I've tried and liked in the past. For me it's a great winter moisturizer to use on drier areas of my skin - for which previously it has worked very for me! And it couldn't have come at a better time! 

L'oreal Professional Techni Art Products 
Price for Fullsize? The Mousse is £10.30 for 250ml
Size of Glossybox sample? 50ml
My Thoughts? The mousse it only listed on my card, so I'm perhaps thinking that the gel-cream accidently worked it's way into my box! As I have dreadlocks and have absolutely no use for these I was going to give them both away! But I've just checked postage restrictions and unfortuntley I can't post the mousse as it's an aerosol. But I'll still give away the gel-cream which will be my next post - coming early tomorrow morning! 

This month wasn't particularly spectacular was it, the only saving grace was the Vitamin E Moisture Cream. But otherwise not too fab! As I said in the video I won't be reviewing the products this month as there's really no point! 2 I can't use, with some being 2 use samples which isn't really enough to share an opinion on! 

Hopefully you understand this, but do feel free to hit me up with any questions you have and I'll be more than happy to answer them for you! Hopefully some of you guys had a better box, what have you got in yours? Anyway thankyou everyone for stopping by and remember to look out for the giveaway! Hannah 

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