Friday, 21 February 2014

February GlossyBox- Be Mine

Valentines Day managed to sneak quietly by us as it does every year and no Valentines themed items made their way into our house. Until this months GlossyBox turned up that is.

If you hadn't guessed already, the theme for the box this month was 'Be Mine'. This is something I whisper to most nail polish stands as I walk by them with my dust filled pockets. I am lucky enough to already have my Valentine.

The box was very pretty, covered in kisses on a black background, although the design was only on the lid, where as with previous LE box designs, they had covered the whole box.

So onto the products, this months box was ok, not awe inspiring but not awful either. A good selection of products with a good amount of full sized products and an extra treat.

Nougat London: Sparkling Body ShimmerAdd radiance to your skincare regime with Sparkling Body Shimmer. This body lotion with mallow extract, Vitamin E and wheatgerm enriched oil will leave your skin luxuriously perfumed with a hint of sparkle.

RRP: £14 for 250ml. I received: 100ml.

This is a brand I have never heard of before, so it's always nice to receive a brand that is new to me. The Body Shimmer smells really nice, I don't know what the fragrance is but the best way to describe it is that it smells really 'clean', Kind of like a strong bubble bath/soap smell. When I applied it to my skin, it left the skin felling smooth but there was definitely no shimmer, not even in direct sunlight on the skin that I had rubbed it onto, but plenty of shimmer left behind on my finger, and now all over my keyboard. 

Toni & Guy Hair Meet Wardrobe: Stick It Up Gum- Fed up of fly-aways? Toni & Guy's Stick it up Gum holds and controls for a gravity defying, high shine finish.

RRP: £7.20 for 90ml. I received: 90ml (Full Sized)

Not a product for me, but I did get Hubs and Ki to test it, and although it will take a bit of portion control practice (they are used to gel) they say it's a pretty good product and they will definitely be using it until it's empty.

Ciate London: Paint Pot in Red Hot Chilli- Do you want stunningly sophisticated looking nails? Look no further than a Ciate Paint Pot. These lovingly chosen and high performance formulas provide you with an effortless nail colour.

RRP: £9 for 13.5ml. I received: 13.5ml (Full Sized)

I'm always happy when I receive a nail polish. Yes, it's red, but it is a valentines themed box so I can forgive that this time. As the name suggests, the polish is a beautiful chilli red, it applies perfectly and is opaque in 2 coats. Dry time is relatively quick so would be good for a quick on-the-go mani. Here is a quickie pic.

Although I find Ciate polishes quite nice and reliable, I'm not overly excited by their colour range, and they often get passed onto my mother in law. MIL is often at a computer throughout the day and has told me that the Ciate polishes tend to be the best at not getting tip wear due to keyboard use, so that is another good thing to note.

Maybelline New York: Master Kajal Liner- Master the art of seductive eyes and inner line intensity in one easy stroke with Maybelline's Master Kajal cream-stick liner.

RRP: £5.99 for 13g. I received: I assume 13g as it doesn't say anywhere but looks about right (possible Full Size)

I'm now officially overflowing with eyeliners, not that I'm going to complain too much because eyeliner is one that I use quite a lot. I'm intrigued by the whole one stroke thing, I had a go at at it, of course I had to try, it didn't go well, and I'm wondering if maybe the one stroke technique needs to be practised.

Miners Cosmetics: Cocktail Kiss: Manhattan- Be the flavour of the month with Cocktail Kiss! Inspired by the world's best cocktails, each shade has its own unique flavour so your can whip up the perfect pout.

RRP: £2.99 for 12ml. I received: 12ml (Full Size)

I do not like this lipgloss. It smells lush, proper lush, so I was kind of hoping that it would be a nice gloss, but it's not. It's thick and sticky and just not very nice at all. It's a shame because lipgloss is another of my loves and I had high hopes for this when I saw it in my box.

Extra Treat= Lindt: Lindor Treat Bar- Indulge yourself with Lindt's most famous chocolate, Lindor. Its irresistibly smooth and melting filing makes it a perfect little treat at any time.

RRP: £0.79 for one bar. I received: one Full Size bar.

What Valentines would be complete without chocolate. I'm a big fan of chocolate, BIG fan. The Lindor Treat Bar was creamy chocolatey heaven, I highly recommend it. :)

So all in all, this months box wasn't too bad, the chocolate bar definitely helped sweeten the deal. Value wise, with the 4 full sized items and the extra treat, I worked this box out at about £31.57, so more than double what I paid including postage, that's a pretty good value in my eyes, even with the horrible sticky lipgloss.

Did you get anything different in your GlossyBox this month?


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