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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Glossybox: Natural Beauty

With the dreary weather that the south-east is currently experiencing, a touch of spring sunshine is drastically needed. And this month's Glossybox has injected Spring freshness to my makeup routine.

This month's box is bursting with lightly scented and light products that saw me cast aside my April shower blues at first glimpse, whilst opening the carefully wrapped, limited edition 100% biodegradable box. The theme is Natural Beauty, which couldn't have been better timed, since recently looking into more natural and organic beauty products. So the natural beauty box served as a welcome treat. And those treats were;

1. Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
I expected a thick, serum being that it is described as "ultra-concentrated" but was surprised to find the product to be very light, almost like water. It wasn't at all heavy on my skin, leaving me with a dewy, refreshed complexion. Just the right consistency and after using for 5 days (this being the only addition to my beauty routine) my skin feels and looks much healthier. At £29.00 is fairly expensive, although no more than the likes of Clarins or Clinique. Plus a tiny bit of product really does go a long way.

2. Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner
"Peacock blue", read the packaging. "Glossybox have really read me wrong from my beauty profile," I immediately thought, being a blacks, browns and grey girl for eye makeup. I was wrong! The colour is stunning. I am so pleased with this product. Firstly for the fact that it is organic and I have been looking into organic products and makeup (it can't be good, loading your skin with man-made chemicals on a daily basis), and secondly for the price. At £11.75 it is about the same price I would pay for a good eye liner and it's organic! The pencil has a very creamy texture, making application fool proof and allowing for both sharp, clean lines or for a smudged look for those who prefer softer, subtle eye makeup. Read more about Inika Cosmetics here.

3. Ayuuri Natural Body Wash
With fruit, plant and flower extracts, a sniff off this sent me to a lush, sunny, spring time field. This has gone straight into my gym bag and has been a delicious, refreshing addition to my post-workout shower. I had the Rose scented one, which I normally wouldn't choose however, the fragrance is very light, not overpowering, just enough to invigorate your shower. At £4.95 a bit of bargain too.

4. Figs & Rouge Lip Balm
Having heard and seen a lot about the Figs & Rouge brand but not yet had the chance to try I was very pleased to find this lip balm tucked up inside the box. Kitsch, dainty packaging, a gorgeous scent and organic...I was won over. All this no nasty, hydrating product in a neat little tin packs a punch. A great product to have handy. I can see this becoming one of my travel essentials being that it moisturises lips, face and body. A little goes a long way as I quickly found after pressing a little too hard on the balm, thinking it would be much less soft than it was. Now I have a nice finger indent in mine. Another bargain at £3.49 with free delivery from feelunique.com

5. Kai Perfume Oil
I was unlucky enough to receive an empty vile of the oil but the lovely team over at Glossybox have popped another in the post for me...watch this space for my thoughts.

Even though I was essentially missing the 5th sample, the other 4 certainly made up for it. For me, this is the best box I have received to date. It has reminded of the point of Glossybox - trying things you wouldn't normally, like the eyeliner colour and scent of the body wash for example. Unfortunately this is my last Glossybox for quite some time. I've already started researching Canadian beauty boxes though. So if anyone can recommend a good beauty box do let me know your suggestions.

If you received the April Glossybox and have written a post/review post your link below. I'd love to see what you thought. Or find out more about Glossybox here.

L x

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