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GlossyBox • February • Valentines Edition

February 22, 2013

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First off, apologies, I recieved this well over a week ago and just havent had time to blog about it yet, I’ve been snowed under with work. I was suprised my Glossybox arrived so early this month, but I guess with it being the Valentines Edition they wanted to ship them out in time for the big day. Not that I’m complaining, I was chuffed when the parcel arrived on my desk, and even more delighted with the pretty Valentines box it came in. Ever the DIY girl, I’m planning to keep the box to re-use in the future.

So lets take a look at what I got…

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  • Miners Cosmetics – Miner Lipstick

If you follow my blog you will know that after a heavy few years on the balms I recently fell inlove with lipsticks again and now I cant get enough of them, I want them all in different colours and shades and finishes! So receiving this Miners Lip Colour was a little treat for me. I got shade ‘Dreamer’ and I really like it. It has a nice shimmer to it, great for daytime but also nice for a simple evening look . As its a nice pinky shade I wore it on my Valentines Dinner Date with Larzy. The packaging is simple enough but I suppose thats what I need if its going to get chucked in and out of my everyday bag. And not to mention its very reasonbly priced, I would definetly buy this prouct, maybe try some of the other 11 shades. RRP: £3.99 for 4g

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  • Sassoon Salon – Professional Illuminating Restore

I’m really excited about trying this product because I very rarely buy hair products. Well, thats not entirely true, I buy far too much hair dye, hair spray and hair dust, but I don’t buy enough haircare products. Dying, straightening, back-combing and spraying my hair cant be doing it any favors. This Sassoon Professional Illuminating Restore is for dry, brittle and weak hair just like mine and supposedly “deeply invigorates hair to restore strength, shine and moisture”.  It sounds like something I most certainly need stocked in my shower. However, and this is a big however, it’s retail price is more than I would spend on haircare, a lot more. So unless this stuff absoloutley  blows me away, its unlikely I”ll be purchasing it myself. The treatment is to be applied once a week, after shampooing and left on for 15 minutes. So it’s basically a fancy ‘dolled-up’ conditioner, but I’m looking forward to trying it. RRP: £20.75 for 170ml

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  • MeMeMe Cosmetics – FatCat Lengthening Mascara

Lets face it, mascara is probably the one item on every girls list of  ‘make-up must haves’. It’s certainly on mine; I wear it daily. So recieving a mascara in this months GlossyBox was great as it meant one less thing for me to buy. Although I’d like to pretend im quite fussy with Mascara (because I love L’Oreals Million Volume Lashes) I’m a low-budget girl and saving money is a priority, so I’m happy to try this one out if it means saving a few pennies! I’ve never tried MeMeMe cosmetics (although Im not sure why, as they seem to be relatively cheap to purchase) and I’m still to test this Mascara, but judging from what I’ve heard about this brand it should be one dam good mascara, GlossyBox  described it as “MeMeMe’s best-selling FatCat forumala. The whiskered brush that provides purrrfect eye catching results every time…” Oh and I’m loving the packaging! RRP: £7.99 for 8ml

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  • Anatomicals – ‘You Need a blooming Shower’ Body Cleanser

Again, recieving a shower gel isnt a bad thing as its going to get put to good use. But I wasnt too excited about this product. On  one hand, great packaging and great branding, it smells nice, blah blah blah … but on the other, what a generic product! I’ve stayed at quite a few hotels that have Anatomical toiletries, which I’ve then stocked up on, so I almost associate this as brand as a ‘freebie’ brand. It just seemed really odd to recieve in the GlossyBox, especially after recieving MeMeMe Mascara this month and Elemis facial cleanser last month! It’s got some stiff competition. It’s not a very exciting product and although I’m new to all this Glossyboxing stuff, I saw a few other bloggers mention in their GB posts that this isnt the first Anatomicals they’ve recieved. To sum up – not impressed. RRP: £5 for 300ml

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  • Micabella Cosmetics – Mineral Eye Shadow

I’ve been so slack with eye shadows over the past year or so, I really need to start being a bit more creative with my make-up again. I’ve gotten so lazy and boring! But this is probably the product to ease me back into the eye shadow thing. This eye shadow is not only a subtle but girly shade, but its  water-proof formula means “even the most active day won’t smear or fade your colour!” Made of 100% natural mica (a crystal-like mineral) , I’m definetly looking forward to trying out this sample, however at £14.95 for 2.5g it will be the only Micabella eye shadow I use. I’ll be reverting back to the cheap Barry M’s after this (is Barry M stilll cool and trendy? Or are the kids wearing something else now?) RRP: £14.95 for 2.5g

And finally GlossyBox threw in a little red heart shaped Lollipop (those little Romancers!)

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What did you guys think of this months Glossybox?

What was your favorite product? Or your least favorite?

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