Friday, 29 June 2012

June 2012 Glossybox

Hello! I know you've probably seen and heard this all before, but this post is on Glossybox (you probably gathered that from the title LOL). Above is the box I received for June. It is my first ever Glossybox as I have just recently joined them, hence why I've received June's so late!

First of all, I am impressed with the packaging, it's so pretty! I love how it's pink and has neat tissue paper inside. In my opinion, it makes you feel like you're buying from a company who is reputable and more trustworthy, kind of like you're not being ripped off. Plus it is pretty and can be used to store make-up in! Bonus!

I am so glad I signed up. The brands you receive are well known and of high quality, well are perceived to be...MY VERDICT/REVIEW WILL BE POSTED SOON. I was so happy because I've started to hate my tweezers, they are too rounded at the end and it has always been a pain to pull the finer hairs out, but guess what? HD Brow precision tweezers were in the box! I was so happy haha. Here's my first impressions:

These tweezers look like they would do a great job for getting all unwanted hairs out with ease; the ends are slanted and more importantly, sharp. The design is sleek and professional.

The quality doesn't seem to be high standard and looking at the shape of it, I wouldn't know what I'd actually use it for. It seems too thin for mineral foundation and too square to use on cheeks for blush or contouring. It says that the hairs are from a goat, and I am not joking: IT SMELLS LIKE IT TOO.

I am excited to use this bronzer, it doesn't look too dark (some I've used can look like mud on my face) and it isn't shimmery either which is great.

This is a leave-in conditioner that you can also use as a moisteriser, apparently. Normally I don't go for multi-usage products as I find them more gimmicky than anything else. But I am forever trying to find hair products that make my hair soft so I'm hoping this does the trick.

This can be used as a concealer or a foundation, both which are supposed to hide minor to severe skin flaws. I am happy with my Bobbi Brown concealer and I don't have any severe flaws, but I'm interested to see how much this can cover without looking caked on.

I know you've probably heard reviews about these products all before, I'm sorry!! I will have a post up soon reviewing them all, have a great day! :)

Lolly x

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

New Night Time Routine

Most nights I have a routine for my face and hair so I'm prepared for the day ahead.

Firstly, I cleanse my face with the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. I love this cleanser, it makes my face feel so clean and it removes make-up and grime so easily. It actually looks like it has improved my skin over the weeks from using it too. I love it!

Secondly, I apply Institut Esthederm's Reflets De Soleil Intense Self Tanning Face Cream. I decided to purchase this after finding out from Millie Mackintosh's blog that she loves the stuff! I've got to admit I bought it thinking I would look as good as Millie! She has an amazing colour and dewy finish to her face. Unfortunately I didn't wake up looking like Millie but I do love the natural and neat colour it gives to my face and will continue to buy it when it runs out.

For my hair I apply Kérastase Elixer Ultime to the ends of my hair. I normally do this the day before I have a shower. It acts as a treatment but I also use it before going out to make my hair shiny and smooth. This stuff is great for my hair.

I lastly apply Bumble and Bumbles Really Thickening Serum to my roots. It's supposed to thicken hair follicles, and by the title, is supposed to have really good results. My verdict is that it does improve my flat hair by giving it a tiny bit more volume but the results aren't amazing. Shame, considering the price of the tiny bottle: £21.50!

I hope you enjoyed this post guys,

Love lolly xoxo