Saturday, 17 November 2012

september 2012 glossybox

I started writing this post a month ago (!!!) but unfortunately it was sent to the bottom of my list of posts to do and I kind of forgot about it. The main reason why I stopped writing it was because I was told some bad news by my mum the night I began the post so obviously I didn't want to carry on. Then everything else sort of happened but here it is anyway!

Now before I get started on the products in this box, I just want to mention how gorgeous the actual box is.  Last month, Glossybox teamed up with Maggie Li to produce the most beautiful design for a beauty box possible. The mint green colour is really lovely and one of my favourite colours actually. There is a mixture of images, as well, from shells to nail varnish bottles to brushes – all of which are in baby pink and white. Argh, I just can’t describe how much I love it!

Now, the first item was a sample of Lady Gaga’s new perfume, Fame. I’m personally not the biggest fan of the lady herself but I have been to a concert of hers (although i did have to leave early due to a friend contracting food poisoning...). When I first saw the advert for the fragrance, I was a little disturbed (her blood in each bottle? no thank you) and just avoided it. I wasn’t planning on buying it for myself and just pushed it out of my mind but a few months later and here it is in my beauty box! I do actually quite like the look of the full sized bottle as it’s very simple which is what I prefer. It’s a very strong scent initially but gradually ‘softens’ down. I actually really like it, even though it wasn’t what I would expect from her. I don’t know what I was expecting but I thought it’d be more quirky and ‘out there’. However, it’s much simpler and a very wearable fragrance. It’s sort of floral (prepare for my awful scent describing skills) and fruity (had to ask my mum for that one). I think I’m going to take it to New York with me to give it a proper go as I really do love it, which I never thought I'd say.

This was a really nice little package to open up to. The products were presented in a simple envelope with the company's name on the front, Rodial, and when I opened it up, inside were 4 (!) lovely items to have a look at. There are 2 actual products but 2 of each included overall. Both are facial products and one is a mask whilst the other's more of a cream (or serum as it says on the packet). I can't wait to use the 5 Minute Facial as I love all face masks really. It's a clay one which are ones I don't really use that often but are supposed to be the one of the best types for you. On the back it says it's a 'triple action resurfacing' mask which sounds a little scary as it makes me think that it's going to bring all my impurities to the surface with a slight chance of a breakout, eek. But hopefully it gives good results! Now the second one is a 'snake serum' (i don't know about you but this is making me think that it's got some type of snake poison in it?!). Reading the back it says that it's 'an active serum helping reduce facial contractions (?!) in 2 minutes' whilst the front puts it more easily, 'helps reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles'. At 18, I don't think I need to be worrying about wrinkles just yet but I can't help but notice that I do have frown lines so I may give this a go. On the other hand, the whole idea kind of puts me off. The way it says it'll reduce facial contractions. Um what? We'll have to see I guess!

I'm sure I've mentioned this in another post but I have never really thought about eye cream. I've never thought it was necessary or known what it could do. But over the past couple of years, with stress increasing and sleep decreasing, my eyes are starting to suffer. I can't help but feel that they are constantly tired and overworked and the skin around my eyes can sometimes get very sore. Therefore, I think it's time for me to 'grow up' and get on the eye cream bandwagon. And here is the perfect opportunity, with this product from my Glossybox. It says it's a 'wonder' eye cream so I'm expecting good things in terms of 'soothing, brightening and lifting' as the product promises. I really can't wait to give this a go!

This item is a 'smoothing and illuminating cream' (as quoted from the packet) and in the information card Glossybox provide, they state that it is a day cream. Personally, during weekdays, in the morning, I am constantly rushing about trying to get ready for school and just about have time to wash my face and put some moisturiser on. Therefore, I don't know how much use I'll get out of this but I'm really willing to give it a go. I find the moisturiser I have now (liz earle's skin repair moisturiser) so so so heavy but I just don't have time to look for another one. But I guess this would be a good alternative so I hope it works for me!

I don't know if I've mentioned on the blog before about wanting to get into hair oil? But either way, I was so happy to see this last item in my box! It says that it's a treatment for all hair types which sounds promising as my hair can get very greasy on top (like at the roots), very quickly but the ends can get awfully dry. Personally, when I finally give this a go, it'll just be on my ends as they are the worst parts. I know hair oil is pretty big in the blogging world, especially with those bloggers who have ombre/dip dye hair, so I'm hoping this works as good for me as it does for them!

Anyway, there are my thoughts on the September Glossybox and it's products. The actual box itself has to be my favourite, ever, so far but the products inside were pretty average. I think I'll be using all of them, though, which is great but I'm really in the mood for some make up or something exciting from my Glossybox's. Ah well, I'm usually happy whatever I get :)

Sorry this post took so long since my last one! I was planning on knuckling down with my blog as I have so much to tell you all but life has kind of taken over recently. School's started getting pretty serious (this is like one of my most important terms of the year!) and I just have so much work! I'm powering through everything, stressfully, so that I can try and post more often but we'll just have to see!

I'm supposed to be going out for dinner tonight but I'm not really sure what's happening. Me and my mum might just order a Domino's instead. This morning I was finishing off some History coursework (bane of my life) and the first section is now done which I'm really happy about as I thought it was going to take much longer than it did. This afternoon I'm going to do some more work (and maybe watch charlie and the chocolate factory, the newer version, i believe it's on itv some time this afternoon?) - it's an interesting life I lead... Tomorrow I am at work but finishing at 4 which gives me a bit of the afternoon so there should be another post then!

I hope everyone's had a nice weekend so far and if I don't have time to post tomorrow, I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  1. Great post! Lots of detail. I've always wanted to try Glossybox. I love the smell of the Lady Gaga perfume!


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  3. lovely post!

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  4. Great post! All of these products sound amazing! :) XO



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