Glossybox- September 2012








This post is about the Glossybox that I got for September, which so happened to be a limited edition exclusively designed by an up coming illustrator Maggie Li. The very detailed patterned box was designed and put together by her. These are the items which came in my box:
1-      LADY GAGA Fame Fragrance – I like this perfume’s sent as it is quite girly and floral I guess, but the dark packaging suggested otherwise. I expected the scent to be musky and woody but it is far from that. However, Lady Gaga never fails to surprise us so I guess it has her print on it.
2-  RODIAL Glamoxy Snake Serum and 5 min Facial These sachets look interesting as two are snake serums which reduce frown lines and wrinkles, and the other two are 5 minutes facial masks. I am looking forward to the 5 min facial mask as it is more my kind of thing although the sample size is tiny. I will no doubt give the ones for wrinkles to my mum… before you say anything… she likes these kind of things. Anti-ageing products are right up her street even though I do tell her she doesn’t need them… yet 🙂
3-     BALANCE ME Wonder Eye Cream – I first came across the Balance Me range when I recieved a balancing face moisturizer in a magazine a few weeks ago. That was great so I didn’t mind trying something else from that brand. I like it when it includes products I don’t have much of or at all, so an eye cream was ideal. I have previously mentioned that  wanted to get rid of dark shadows and this says it does that! wooo! It also reduces appearances of fine lines so I can’t wait to try this out. I went to try this out the other day, but noticed it was in a different spot on my dressing table. “Nice eye cream you’ve got Joanna!” Yep, mum tried it before me, she loves it. I better hide it next time!
4-    BODY SHOP Vitamin E Moisture Cream – This cream was a bit of a “yay” and “nay” product because it was a product I could easily get hold of and sample in the shop if I wanted to and not so ‘luxury’. But I had been keen on trying the Body Shop E Vitamin creams.  I must admit that the sizing of the little tub is so cute and really easy to pop in a small bag. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin making it healthier and brighter. It is extremely moisturising and has a pink tint to it. This won’t last long.
5-     L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL Tecni Art Full Volume Extra Mousse After giving up on using hair mousse because of the sticky texture left on my hair and fingers, I thought I would never go back to it ever again. However, recently I have been hearing that hair mousses are improving especially the more high end products. So I was happy to see that L’Oreal offered such a hair friendly product. A great travel size and it smells, probably how hair products smell, but it is nice. It also is not bitter, so I know it won’t be extremely damaging to my hair with harsh chemicals in it.  [Read my previous post on using your senses which picking your products.]
6-    L’OREAL PROFESSIONAL Tecni Art liss control gel cream – I am a trusty customer of L’Oreal so was really up for trying this. I need to put it to full use to reap the benefits, so I am really looking forward to that. Again, a very decent travel size.

What I think  This box came in such a pretty box, and is the best box I have ever received so I like. But products in it weren’t all that amazing, maybe because I got two hair products both from the same brand. I am grateful though that I got 6 products in my box as opposed to 5. Whether this was a mistake or not… I’m happy. Glossybox should standardise their distribution of items so everyone gets at least one full sized product instead of what ever box gets what ever.

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Have you smelt Lady Gaga’s new fragrance? If so what do you think about it?

Thanks for reading xx