August 2016 Glossybox*

DSC_0911

This month is Glossbybox’s fifth birthday, and to celebrate, they’ve released a box filled with subscriber favourites, and if you’re into gorgeous neutrals, this is the box for you! Before even cracking the open, can we discuss the box itself? It’s an adorable monogrammed pink and grey number which is just adorable!

DSC_0188

There’s a good mix of makeup, skincare and accessories in this month’s box, and subscribers are able to choose which palette they receive from a choice of four. Since they’re all a good mix of neutrals, you can’t really go wrong!

DSC_0199

The first of this month’s goodies is the full size Spa to You facial brush. A mix of soft bristles and silicon rods, the brush is designed to exfoliate skin as well as help foaming cleansers work more effectively. I love a good face brush, and I’ve never tried one with silicon bits in it, but this makes foaming face washes get super lathery and I like to use it about twice a week to keep my skin looking clear.

DSC_0235

I was super excited to see the mini bottle of The Cowshed Body Lotion in this month’s box. Every time I’m down in London, I tried to head to the salon’s Notting Hill location, and their products always feel super luxe to use. This one is Wild Cow – an invigorating mix of lemongrass, rosemary and ginger. It’s so lovely and fresh, and leaves skin soft and smooth.

DSC_0213

I’m going to assume that the MUS Makeup Academy’s Hall of Fame Palette will be a serious most-loved element of subscribers boxes. Mine contains 12 of MUA’s favourite eyeshadows.

DSC_0220

They’re a stunning cool-toned mix of mattes and shimmers, and I have to say, the metallic shades are insane. The pigment for them is seriously comparable to premium shadows in my stash, and they add a perfect sheen to neutral toned eye looks.

DSC_0243

I think my favourite part of this month’s box is is the luxury sized tester tube of Mudmasky’s Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask. If you’re looking for a Glamglow-esque mask, this is the one for you. It’s pretty lightweight, and smooths on easily and dries quickly. It feels lovely and cleansing to use, and I’m very much a fan!

DSC_0248

The last part of this month’s box is a Rae Feather monogrammed beauty bag. If you’re initials are GB you’re in luck! Glossy box state that it’s worth over £20, which feels like an awful lot for a canvas bag. Since my initials aren’t anywhere near the monogram, I’m probably not going to reach for it. Instead of including one in the box, I do wish there had just been a voucher for the store to personalise one with my own monogram.

All in all, though, I thought this month was a really great one for Glossybox – I’m going to be using most of the products seriously regularly!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter*

DSC_0360

There are some products which feel like they were just made especially for you, and for me, Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter is one of those gems. Packaged in a pleasingly chunky screw top jar, everything about the body butter is just dreamy.

DSC_0383

First off, the texture is like absolutely nothing else. It feels light and airy, then, when smoothed on skin, it transforms into a rich, thick cream which my skin just drinks up. If I could use it every morning I would, but since it does take about five minutes to soak in, I tend to treat myself twice a week. A few finger-fulls is more than enough for my arms and legs, and it’s a lovely little ritual to apply, especially after a shave or good exfoliation.

DSC_0388

The scent is absolute perfection too – it’s subtly sweet, and feels wonderfully luxuriant to apply. On evenings when I want a bit of a treat, there is nothing nicer than giving my arms and legs a good scrub, massaging a little of the Kiehl’s Whipped Body Butter on, then hopping into bed. Then, in the morning my skin feels so soft and smooth – it’s an absolute miracle worker! It’s also a great little secret for extending a fake tan – it completely eradicates dry knees, elbows and ankles, so it’s easy to fake a flawless glow!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter is priced at £36.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

The Perfume Society Scent with Love Box*

DSC_0789

I’m such a lover of beauty boxes – I love how pretty they are, the little surprises you find inside, and the amazing brands you discover. The Perfume Society is perfect if you’re looking to mix up your scent wardrobe, or if you’re after a new fragrance for spring.

DSC_0804

Right in time for Valentine’s Day, the Scent with Love box is filled with spring and summer ready perfumes, as well as a couple of little beauty treats to make sure you’re looking and smelling great for this most romantic of weekends.

DSC_0801

The box contains a great cross-section of perfumes to try – they run the gamut from mainstream to artisan brands, from iconic much loveds to brand new. I was so happy to see Narciso Rodriguez’s For Her, which I’ve been dying to try (notes of rose and peach mix with amber, musks and sandalwood), as well as the brand new Fresh by Moschino (madarin, bergamot and ylang ylang top notes mingle with white woods and peony).

DSC_0799

The dinky vial of Aurelia’s Body Oil smells absolutely divine, and the Time Bomb hand cream is the perfect size for slipping into my handbag.

I’m such a fan of the Perfume Society boxes! They always have the perfect mix of fragrances tucked inside their boxes, and I always find a couple of new favourites!

If you want to get your hands on your own Scent with Love box, it’s £17.50 for non Perfume Society Members, and £12.50 for members. You can find it here.

Bee Good Intensive Hand Repair*

DSC_1446

No matter how hard I try, my hands are always rather dry and messy looking. For the past few weeks I’ve been relying on Bee Good’s Intensive Hand Repair in an effort to look a bit more groomed. Packaged in a super easy to use pump top bottle, the bottle is small enough to pop into your handbag, or keep in your bedside table. The formula of the Hand Repair is wonderfully rich and nourishing, so my poor little hands really drink it up! Fortified with Honey, Borage and Echium the cream is the most intensive moisturiser in the Bee Good range, and I’ve noticed such an improvement in both my skin and nails! Where my hands used to feel dry and tight throughout the day, they now feel super soft, and my nails are growing so much faster than before. My nails are also so much stronger than before!

Bee Good Hand Repair is priced at £12 and is available here

 

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter*

DSC_0539

I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been wanting to try Kiehl’s Whipped Body Butter – so when the postman arrived bearing one of the rather generously sized tubs, saying I was delighted was an understatement. What made the surprise even nicer was the fact that the tub is part of the Limited Edition Peter Max Holiday Collection, as is adored with the artist’s signature psychedelic illustrations. If you fancy your own arty tub, you can still get your hands on them in-store (I know the Edinburgh Kiehl’s store still has a couple!)DSC_0546

So, the fact that I had been lusting after the Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter, and the fact that the tub is just gorgeous, meant I had rather high expectations for the stuff. And I’m glad to say, they were met and wholly surpassed! It might sound odd being so effusive about a moisturizer, but this stuff is holy grail worthy, and I’m not quite sure how I managed along without it!

DSC_0548

The tub itself is a generous 226g, and the formula is so rich and nourishing, you only need a couple of finger-fulls of the stuff for your entire body. The butter is rich in Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil to really nourish skin, leaving it incredibly soft and nourished. The Body Butter also smells seriously incredible – the mix of soy milk and honey give a rich, slightly sweet scent which lingers on the skin. It’s the yummiest fragrance, which has a slight almond/coconut feel to it. It’s delicious!

DSC_0562

Even more than the gorgeous fragrance or the serious moisturizing properties, I am just in love with the Whipped Body Butter’s Texture. Despite a seriously rich formula, the air whipped consistency means the moisturizer is a complete dream to apply, and my skin just drinks it up! Within a minute or two of application, it’s sunk in, meaning I can get dressed without having to worry about sticky limbs or staining delicate fabrics. My skin feels absolutely amazing after using the butter too! My legs and arms just feel so soft and cared for – I am just in love!

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter is priced at £36 and is available here 

Close Me
Looking for Something?
Search:
Post Categories: