Hello my lovelies, Happy Sunday!
In this post I will be reviewing this month's Glossybox, which has been one of my favourites yet! The May 2015 box follows a "Summer's Calling!" theme, which brings a few beauty essentials for the hot months ahead. I was pleased to see that the contents inside were a mixture of familiar and reputable brands, with others that I hadn't previously heard about and could therefore explore.
MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand (Full size - £6.95):
MeMeMe is a brand that I was already familiar with prior to this month's box. The products are often of great quality, but with a relatively low price tag. They are fantastic for those who want to keep up with the latest beauty trends, but wish to stick to a modest budget (it's particularly great for students!).
The double-ended eyeliner has a bright turquoise shade on one side, and a dark navy shade on the other. With a dazzling metallic twist to each colour, this eyeliner allows you to step into the latest trend for the upcoming season. This eyeliner is also great for those who want to be more adventurous and playful with their makeup. A great place to start for tips and tricks would be to browse through Youtube for some colourful summer inspired makeup tutorials.
Both shades of the eyeliner are extremely pigmented, as well as creamy in texture. The eyeliner is smooth on application, which subsequently allows for the product to be easily blended to create an effortless smokey eye. You can build the intensity and depth of the colours as desired in order to achieve a subtle eye, or a striking bold look.
Given the great consistency and formulation of the eyeliner, I am extremely happy with this product and believe that it is comparable to that of a higher-end brand! At £6.95 it is totally worth it, and I will be having a look at the rest of the range of colours!
Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel (Full Size - £15.93):
Etre Belle was a completely new brand to me, so at first I was slightly sceptical of the quality of the product considering I had no previous background knowledge of the brand. I was specially hesitant in trying this gel on my face, as my skin is extremely sensitive and tends to react quite often to new products.
The gel is super hydrating and moisturising, and it's perfect for those days where the skin may feel extra dehydrated or in need of some extra attention. The gel also has a cooling function which is great in relieving skin irritation or redness. What's more, the main ingredient in the formula, aloe-vera, is a great post-sun soother, making this product a must have for the hot summer months.
I have tried this gel twice, and both times it has provided a flawless base for makeup application. The moisturising formula has been particularly great in tackling dry patches on my face; also, this product is great in soothing pain, redness or irritation from eyebrow/ upper lip threading or waxing.
In terms of price I personally feel that £15.93 is perhaps a little steep for only 40ml. However, the great thing about this product is that a little amount goes a long way. Also, if you are prone to skin sensitivity like myself, I think this could be a great addition to your skincare routine.
Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam (Full Size - £7.95):
Again, Zerreau was an entirely new brand for me, but the product description was so promising that I couldn't wait to give it a try. The "Towel Off Shampoo Foam" is essentially the next generation of the dry shampoo; rather than having the traditional talc texture such as that offered by the Batiste dry shampoo range, this product acts as a foam that gently lifts the grease and dirt from the hair, and the excess is removed by thoroughly towel drying the hair.
I have used this foam on only one occasion, and although I did notice a slight improvement to the texture of my hair, there was still alot of product build up on my roots. However, to be fair, that day I had opted for a sleeked ponytail so I did have quite a significant amount of wax in my hair! For this reason, I wouldn't use the foam shampoo on a day where I have a heavy amount of product in my hair; however, on days where I'm in a rush and my hair might need a slight grease fix, this product will be a god send. Also, the shampoo foam gets extra brownie points for its beautiful apple fragrance! (the boyfriend loved it!)
I think this shampoo foam is a great travel essential particularly for a festival, camping trip or perhaps a short weekend getaway where you may not have enough space to pack your favourite hair products. However, in terms of price, for a 70ml bottle I think it may be slightly expensive because if you're like me and have long hair, then you will need a good couple of pumps of the foam which therefore means that the bottle would be finished in no time!
SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (Full Size - £12):
The SASS Perfect Skin concentrate promises to sooth freshly waxed or shaved skin, and to reduce the speed of hair re-growth. The salicylic acid and fruit enzymes in the formula also help to delicately exfoliate the skin in order to prevent ingrown hairs. I'd say that this will be an essential for the summer season, particularly in targeting pesky sensitive areas like the bikini region.
I haven't actually tried this product yet, so there isn't much that I can say for review purposes, but I can't wait to give it a try! I will dedicate a brief post in the future to share my experiences with this concentrate.
Collection Cosmetics Field Day Lipstick (Full Size - £2.99):
This month's Glossybox came with a gorgeous pastel pink lipstick in the shade "Tulip" by Collection Cosmetics new Field Day range. This lipstick is creamy in consistency and smooth on application. It has a beautiful matte finish which can be perfectly paired up with a bold smokey eye, or even the dual-ended blue eyeliner! However, if you suffer from dry lips I would suggest gently exfoliating them beforehand and applying a moisturising balm as a base, as this lipstick can be quite drying and may highlight any rough patches or broken skin.
At £2.99 this lipstick is an absolute steal! I am extremely happy with the quality of this product and would recommend it to anyone. My only criticism is that the packaging seems quite "cheap", but then again for the price I am in no position to complain.
What are your thoughts on this month's Glossybox? Please comment below, I would love to hear your opinions and whether you would purchase any of the products mentioned above!
Lots of Love, Ana
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