I love it when it’s new Glossybox time. I love the packaging, and the boxes are always a great mix of new brands and products which I can’t wait to get stuck into. November’s box is a great balance of makeup, skincare and a full size hair product, and the brands are a great mix of ones I love and new ones I’ve been wanting to try! Did I also mention 3 of the products are full size?
Perhaps my favourite in the box is the full size Burt’s Bees lip shine. I think I’ve tried everything from Burt’s Bees apart from the glosses, so I was super happy to see it nestled in this month’s box.
The colour is an incredibly pretty, sheer strawberry pink, and I just adore the sweety fruity scent. The Lip Shine feels really thick to apply, but it’s not at all sticky, and I think the texture is perfect for protecting lips from the cold.
I love facial oils at the best of times, but now it has gotten super cold, I’m relying on them completely for my evening moisturiser. I’d never hear of Monu before, so I was excited to try their Capri Facial Treatment Oil. It’s designed for oily or spot-prone skin, so I’ve been using it around my chin where I can get a few hormonal outbreaks. It has an incredible citrus scent, and it feels lovely to apply – very rich and quite thick. I only need a couple of drops to hydrate my skin all evening, and I think that the citrus oils in the formula have worked to clear up a blemish!
I’m a little obsessed with the Lollipops eyeliner – the pink and leopard print packaging is adorable, and I think it looks a little Japanese. As a child I was (ok, still am) slightly obsessed with Hello Kitty, so the pencil really reminds me of that sort of thing! I love that the pencil is wind up, meaning it’s perfect to pop into your makeup bag without having to worry about carting round a sharpener with you. The formula is incredibly creamy and pigmented, just like I like eyeliners. I wish the brand was slightly easier to get hold of in the UK as I would love to try out more!
I’ve never tried Umberto Giannini hair products before, so I was excited to try out the Miracle Worker with Argan Oil. Designer for thick, coarse or frizzy hair, the product is designed to leave locks silky smooth. Even though my hair isn’t the thickest I’ve ever seen, it gets weirdly frizzy and fuzzy if I am out in the rain or if I get hot and sweaty, so I used a little of the Miracle Worker before getting ready for the gym. The formula is a little heavier than the ones I normally use, and it is quite heavily scented, but it worked a treat to smooth out my ponytail. The silicon formula is a bit much to use on anything apart from my ends, but it’s a great bottle to have on hand to combat winter hair fuzz.
I was so happy to see a tester tube of H2O+ Facial Hydrating Treatment. Even though the brand is quite popular in the US, it’s not really that well known here in the UK. I first came across them when I was staying at Disney’s Floridian hotel a few years ago, where they use the brand for the in-room toiletries, and weirdly I picked up a few of these tester tubes at a Marks and Spencer beauty section a couple of weeks ago.
The Hydrating Treatment has a light gel texture which sinks effortlessly into skin. When my skin is feeling dry or irritated, I pop the tubes into the fridge for a few hours then apply. It feels wonderfully cooling and calming.
I absolutely loved this month! What did you think?