Glossybox: March and April 2017

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So March (right) was late, and I was also on holiday, so by the time I got this, I also got April (left) too.

March:

  • Elgon: Deliwash Cleansing Conditioner. 100ml – 9.50Eur
    • 100ml – 9.50Eur. Full size.
    • Comments: Conditioner, great. I always don’t mind these in boxes and I like the packaging.
  • Panier de Sens: Hand cream. 75ml – 10.90Eur
    • 30ml – 4.36Eur
    • Comments: Another product I love to get because I use them quick and I’m not too picky in trying out various brands. Plus this brand has been great when I’ve received products in previous Glossyboxses.
  • Gosh: Eyeshadow. 1.7g – 9.99Eur
    • 1.7g – 9.99Eur
    • Comments: Like Sleek, another brand I wanted to try. I have the shade in Dusty Green, and I think this might work out well for me.
  • Christian Lenart: Brume d’eau de roses. 150ml – 3.95Eur
    • 150ml – 3.95Eur
    • Comments: This is a nice essential oil mist which should be great to refresh during the months to come as the weather gets warmer and I’ll need to hydrate a bit more.
  • MeMeMe: Beat the blues highlighter. 9ml – 9.20Eur
    • 9ml – 9.20Eur
    • Comments: Highlighters are probably the products I least use, so I don’t mind much for this product. However I guess it does intrigue me as it isn’t a powder or a cream.

In all, this is worth 37Eur, and I’m pretty happy with it, plus the box looks pretty cool too!

April:

  • Biore: Purifying strips. 6 patches – 6.40Eur
    • 2 patches – 2.13 Eur
    • Comments: I’ve actually tried both of these out and I’m not too impressed. You need to wet your nose before placing this on for 10 minutes. When it dries, I feel that the skin around is tightens, but not in a good way. When I tried to remove the strips off, it was like I was ripping off my skin, which I guess is needed, but I feel like this isn’t as great as you’d think in getting out the gunk in the pores. It’s a pass for me.
  • Affect Cosmetics: Matt Effect Transparent Loose Rice Powder. 10g – 10.50Eur
    • 10g – 10.50Eur
    • Comments:  Rice powder? Hmm… well I look foward to seeing how this performs as I don’t use loose powder that much.
  • PostQuam Cosmetic – Oat Facial Water. 200ml – 35Eur
    • 200ml – 35Eur. Full size.
    • Comments: I’ve seen this brand, and I am quite interested to see how this works, as a sort of hydrating water and toning solution to balance out the skin. The oat extracts should be calming and anti-irritant, so if true, it should be great for my break outs.
  • Fig & Rouge: Hydra activ smart nutrient vital moisture day cream. 50ml – 39.50Eur
    • 20ml – 15.80Eur
    • Comments: Well, a hydrating day cream can never go amiss, but having got this brand in the Feb box, and thinking that I might not be so impressed, I’m kind of getting the same idea here.
  • Beauty Paper – Green Tea Blotting Paper. 9.37Eur.
    • 9.37Eur..full size?
    • Comments: I think there are 20 sheets in here but I can’t find it too easily. Blotting paper for my oily skin is always welcome, even if I don’t use it too much (out of just not having it, not that I can do without!)

This box was 72.80Eur, and I somehow feel that it’s over valued for what it is considering the products and the prices they are vs what I would have thought they should be.

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Glossybox: February 2017

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I have been quite late so here is a catch up:

Unboxing for February, the month of Valentines day and the theme of this box:

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  • Jeanne Arthes: L’Eau de Rose . 30ml – 24Eur
    • 30ml – 24Eur. Full size
    • Comments: This smelt like alcohol, god awful and I ditched this. Could hardly smell anything over the cheap alochol-ness if I’m honest. Fail!
  • Sleek Make Up: True Colour Lipstick in Stiletto. 3.5g – 6.49Eur
    • 3.5g – 6.49 Eur. Full size.
    • Comments: Lipstick colour seems nice, and I haven’t tried this brand before, though I’ve seen it around on YouTube channels. I haven’t tried this yet, because I have far too many lipsticks going on at the moment, but I am keeping this.
  • Fig & Rouge: Mattifying lotion. 30ml – 33.90Eur
    • 15ml- 16.95 Eur
    • Comments: I have doubts on this product and if it will mattify, but it’s in the drawer ready to be used after I’m doing with another primer.
  • Huygens: Shampoo. 250ml – 18.50Eur
    • 30ml – 2.22 Eur
    • Comments: I have had this brand of shampoos about two other times before and I know enough that I wouldn’t purchase this on my own. It’s too liquidy for my liking even if it is sulphate free.
  • Lollipops: Nail Varnish in Rose Morning. 11ml – 7.90Eur
    • 11ml – 7.90Eur. Full size.
    • Comments: This is a nice colour and I haven’t tried it yet but let’s see..

In all this was 57.56 Eur, but considering I should -24Eur for the ‘perfume’, and I was probably happy about the Sleek lipstick… I think this Feb box was meh.

 

Product Empties #9 & Disappointing Products

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Another empties post, I seem to be going through products at a decent rate I think to be able to use them. I also have two disappointments too..

From top to bottom and left to right:

-REN Revitalising Night cream: I think this must have been something amazing. I’m pretty sure that after a few days of using this product my skin actually felt softer and better. This actually led me to buy so so many things from REN during a private sale..oops

-Amika Nourishing Mask: I really do like this brand actually, I think this is the third time I have had a product from them by a beauty box subscription and I think they are a good quality. I don’t know if I would actually go out of my way to buy something from them though, purely because I am quit lazy when it comes to hair products..however this would certainly be on the list and it has left a good impression. The product smells good and does make my hair feel softer.

-Whish Body Butter (Almond): Although the scent was nice, this brand is something that gives a ‘meh’ response for me. I really don’t know what to say apart from, it got used up by being in my gym bag and it was fine but nothing out of the ordinary.

-Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Gel: This is something that I bought after an Elemis facial as this is one of the products that was used, and the facial was really good. This is something that I used a fair bit in the beginning, and then at about 75% use I started to use it a bit less. I am not sure if I would re purchase, I did use this regularly at once a week with other products in the line, but I don’t think I saw that much of a difference when I stopped and started using it again. I do like that it is a British brand though, but I don’t think that makes much difference apart from an emotional / patriotic factor I suppose.

-Urban Decay Ultra Definition Pressed Powder: I got this in a Sephora sale last year, and used this as a setting powder after my foundation. To be honest, it actually broke before I got a chance to use it so I did have to re press it using the old alcohol trick. It did the job to set my foundation but nothing amazing so I don’t know if I would necessarily repurchase, but if I did I wouldn’t have any worries to use it.

-Clarisonic Sensitive head brush: I got this with my Clarisonic Mia 2, it was the original brush that came with it, and I replaced it with the deep pore cleansing brush head. I feel that this product does get rid of all the make up even after I cleansed, so I tend to use this brush head as a second cleanse and it works well. In terms of clearing out my pores, this one didn’t do so much for me.

-Kiehls Multi Correcting Eye opening serum: A tester from Kiehls that actually I don’t think it did much for me. In any case, if I can’t remember anything about it, then it isn’t good enough surely?!

-The buff stuff, Citrus Body Scrub: This smelt very citrusy, and was exfoliating. However I remember that it was quite liquidy and that took me by surprise, considering I am used to exfoliators to be a bit more thicker in consistency. I wouldn’t buy this for that reason.

-Panier de sens, body wash oil: Ok so this one I have to say the packaging was god awful. The plastic tube has no give, and I mean no give, so when you try to get the product out you had to wait for gravity to do its thing! Apart from that, it was a gentle body wash, with a nice subtle scent and it was moisturising.

Disappointments:

-Emite make up primer: I got this from a beautybox and tried so many times to make this work but I just couldn’t. When I mean I tried to make this work, I tried to see what foundation would actually change slightly (for the better) when I used this primer but I sort of believe that it made zero difference. In the end, I thought why try to finish something that doesn’t do anything to control my oils, make foundation apply better or anything like that. If I needed am moisturiser then I already had applied it..no need for this one!

-Naked lips super berries lip balm: I like that it is made from anti oxidant fruits, but I don’t like the product at all. The smell is something that never sat right with me, I am not sure if it’s too chemical or just too smelly but its overpowering to me that as I got half way I just felt sick to smell it. The actual lip balm is a soft consistency and not bad, but honestly, the smell and thinking about the smell is enough to make me want to throw up.

Mini Sephora Haul

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So Sephora had a little sale going on, I guess it was a Cyber Monday of sorts and I decided to get a few products that were 20/30% off and items that I really wanted for a while!

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  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation – Only two shades were discounted, so I got this shade in Natural Beige which is what I think I am.. (fingers crossed!). I wanted to have this for ages when it first released and finally I get the chance! This is 36Eur and I got this for 27Eur
  • Tangle Teezer – The Holy Grail hairbrush… Always wanted to try this. I got a Birchbox version of one and I’ve liked that so I thought that as this is hardly ever on sale, I should benefit. I didn’t care for the design much, so I got this golden one as opposed to the other patterned versions they had selected for the sale. This is 16.50Eur and I got this for 12.30Eur
  • Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer – I can’t believe I haven’t tried this at all, I have the NARS Laguna, the Kevyn Aucoin one (recently), the Becca one, and the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil… I guess I’ve listed the main major ones here right? And now I have this one for the collection. I have been lately just stuck to my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil but I hope to give this one a whirl soon. This is 35.50Eur and I got this for 26.60Eur
  • Clarasonic Deep Pore brush head – Only this one was on sale and since I have stubborn pores that I swear my Clarisonic hasn’t gotten rid of (I think it works a great deal at getting rid of make up but clearing out my pores I don’t think it does that as much), I wanted something a bit stronger and as this was on sale…why not! This is 27Eur and I got this for 20.20Eur

Feel Unique Magic of Beauty Advent Calendar (12 days)

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So, from my last post, I mentioned that I have two advent calendars this year. This one has only 12 doors, so what I actually decided to do was a countdown to the countdown! I took the photos of the advent calendars as soon as I got them, but only started to open these doors (one day at a time!) 12 days before the 1st December.

I think of this post like an unboxing, and here we have the items..

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I obviously did look up what were included before deciding what calendars to get, but I didn’t look too much in detail about which days were in what and so on to give some sort of element of surprise.

I’m still happy I have this one, and I can’t really pick a couple of products that I’m really excited about but I’ll give it a go:

  • Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Gilded Honey – this looks so pretty! I’m sure I’ve heard of this brand before and the swirl in how they pressed this really looks pretty. I don’t use highlighter’s alot but this is so pretty looking.
  • Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Glow polishing mask – I’ve been so interested in this brand for a long time so I’m super glad to have a sample to try out
  • Nuxe Reve de Miel – I’ve bought this before and I liked it, and with winter here my lips are always dry and chapped. This is perfect, plus you can’t ever have enough of lipbalms can you?

The products I’m probably least excited about…hmm..Ok..

  • Rimmel Lipstick in the Best of the Best – only because I have a ton of lipstick, red ones too, but that’s the only reason. I am actually curious about the lipstick because I haven’t ever had a Rimmel lipstick before..
  • Bourjois Paris eyeshadow in Originale – again, because I have enough eyeshadows already. The colour seems something that I wouldn’t go for myself, but it is glittery and so goes well with the festive theme. Again, I’ve never tried Bourjois eyeshadow before (or any other product for that matter!) but I remember at school always being interested in the brand and especially the eyeshadows for the packaging..so dreams really do come true in December (haha)
  • Percy & reed Hair Wonder Balm – I don’t use hair products much, more so in the winter if I am drying my hair so perhaps this is good timing. It is a miracle leave-in balm which preps and primes your hair, ready for the styling products and techniques. It makes the styling products work wonders (apparently) giving more control and longer lasting results… Ok well that description has me sold but I don’t know if I’ll see / notice any difference!

In all, I really do like these products and this year’s got me already wondering for next years beauty advent calendars offerings!

Beauty spring cleaning!

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So I’ve put a couple of items on eBay recently, mainly because I’ve been using eBay to get rid of a few items (mainly clothes) that weren’t old enough to put through recycling but also good enough brands to be re-purposed. I didn’t think that the same could go for makeup, but I’ve read that in the US there are a fair few sites that specialise in selling on gently used make up. I decided to clear out a few things, the two eyeshadow palettes that have been gently used, and the rest that hasn’t been touched. As of right now, the eyeshadow palettes have been sold. If I can’t get rid of some of the other items, I think I’ll try to give them away as opposed to throwing them in the bin. Lately I’m all about recycling / re purposing so this way I feel a bit better that at least I tried to do something instead of throwing them away. If someone else does that then at least it’s one less thing that was bought to then be thrown away right?!

Eye shadow palettes:

The Smashbox Full Exposure palette was the first palette I got, having bought it after really wanting to try and figure how to make eye shadows work for my eyes. I got this at Sephora, thinking that the colours would suit me and were also fairly neutral. The reason why I got rid of this, is because the entire top row is glittery and I hardly ever used them. I would stick to the bottom row which were far better for me. As I have the Urban Decay Basics 2 pallette which has similar colours, and is far smaller I decided to let this one go.

The Urban Decay Naked 2 palette is what I decided to go for, after choosing between the 1st, 2nd or 3rd one. I decided to go for this one as the 3rd one seemed to rose pink for me, and the first one I thought the packaging was probably too flimsy. Plus this one had a nice black black colour. Whilst I liked the packaging, I realised that this has too many shimmery shades too, and a fair number of lighter ones which I couldn’t seem to work or naturally didn’t tend towards. For this reason I hardly picked this up. I did get the Smokey palette afterwards, having been won over by the quality and the choice that the palette gives you, and tended to use that more (or the Basics 2).

Bronzer & Highlighters:

I got the Bare Minerals “warmth” in the US at a outlet centre, and this is unopened. With an open one already in my make up drawers, and being hardly used as it is, I decided that this has to go. For an all around colour, I might try more in the summer, but as a bronzer I find that I have other products I gravitate towards.

The Model Co highlighting trio was from the Birchbox I recently posted. I didn’t even want to open this up, because I thought about it, and as I hardly use cream products (my Benefit Watt’s up highlighter hardly gets used at all!) I decided that this should have it’s chance with someone else. I read good reviews on the product, but decided to keep it in the packaging and let it find a good home elsewhere.

Other:

The Sephora primer is something that I got on a whim and hardly used, I don’t think I would want to either as it is very siliconey (I got a sample afterwards and used that), and I don’t like the texture of that. Also I have been skipping primer lately, using either multi purpose moisturisers and also putting a bit of oil into my foundation and then powdering up. It is winter though, so I don’t really need to worry as much about make up staying on.

MUFE concealer is something I got on a private sale, and I’m not sure why I decided to get this really as I don’t think I knew my colour. Anyway this can’t be sold on ebay due to some rights or something like that, so not sure exactly what I can do with it.. I can try other sites perhaps.

Nivea Men post shave balm isn’t anything expensive and it doesn’t matter if I don’t find a home for this. I bought this because it was a big thing on YouTube that this made a great primer. As I bought this on a BOGOF deal, I didn’t really need the other..

The S factor hair brush is a spare one that I already have. I’m not sure that the big barrel is useful or anything, but two of them is at least one too many. It’s discontinued but I’m hoping that someone is interested.. It would be a shame to let it go to waste.

Glossybox: November 2016

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So this month’s box was strangely delayed, I think it might have had something to do with the fact that it is a collab box with Jonak ( shoe company). This month I think all the contents were the same and looking at it very quickly, I think the value of the box must be quite high.

  1. Aussie 3MM Reconstructor. 250ml – 9Eur
    • 75ml – 2.70Eur
    • Comments: I receive this brand before, I think it was either the same or a similar product. I do remember thinking it wasn’t bad though, so I don’t mind having this again. It’s a hair mask and so after the Amika mask that I got from my Birchbox this month gets used, this one will be up next.
  2. De Bruyere Beaute Jumbo eye crayon, Bubble 07. 15Eur
    • Full size. 15Eur
    • Comments: I don’t mind an eye crayon, it’s what I used to only wear back in the day before I discovered that eye primer would actually allow eye shadow to work on my eyes! This colour is a subtle one, and I think would work well for my every day use (which is a brown subtle smokey eye)
  3. Avene Eau Thermale – Masque apaisant hydratant. 50ml – 15.80Eur
    • 30ml – 9.48Eur
    • Comments: Well I’ve tried this brand once before, I know that it’s easily accessible for me in Paris where all the pharmacies stock this brand for a good price, but I’ve not really tried any other of their products. I hear the cold cream is meant to be good..but I digress. So this is supposed to hydrate and then you wipe off the excess. Good for the winter months I suppose.
  4. MDMflow Semi matte lipstick in the shade Vamp. 21Eur
    • Full size. 21Eur
    • Comments: This colour looks like a perfect deep plum, which is great for the autumn months (though it could also pass as a rainy gloomy winter if you ask me). I can’t wait to try this shade out.
  5. Unani – Il-luminate cleaning milk. 200ml – 15.99Eur
    • 200ml – 15.99Eur. Full size.
    • Comments: I still have something from this brand that I never used yet (from a beauty box). I don’t think I have any bad perceptions of this, quite the contrary but I know that I’ve been backlogged with some products so I just didn’t get round to it. This is a cleansing milk though, and considering I use a cleanser/micellaire water on a daily basis, I’m sure I’ll get round to this soon enough.

Well I wasn’t joking when I thought this box value was worth a fair bit, and it is a 64,17Eur. Must be a top record for a value of a Glossybox I think. I’m pretty content with this months unboxing and I think these are all products I think are useful / curious to try out.

Birchbox: November 2016

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So this is the second Birchbox that I have, and the last one for a while, as this was a one off as it was a two for one. I’m actually a bit bummed that it’s going to be the last one, especially since I stopped due to not liking the products so much (and also because I have a LOAD of things to try and get through already). However these boxes are pretty cute and I am actually liking this box where you can design / sew on what you’d like.

Anyway, let’s get to the contents (like last month, the prices are the ones if you are a subscriber):

  1. Amika: Nourishing mask. 250ml – 24.65Eur
    • 20ml – 1.97Eur
    • Comments: I think I received this before (from a Glossybox) and I don’t mind having this again. I think the product works well, though not something I might necessarily buy myself. If I remember correctly, I used a load last time so it only got a few uses but I’m just going to concentrate on the tips this time.
  2. Anatomicals: Citrus body scrub. 200ml – 5.10Eur
    • 50ml – 1.27Eur
    • Comments: A body scrub, why not in terms of the exfoliating. Slightly better than a plain old shower gel anyway. Not sure if I like the packaging but then it doesn’t bother me too much, just means I’d probably not see this in the shop and want to buy it.
  3. Huygens: Le gommage visage. 50ml -16.92Eur
    • 10ml – 3.38Eur
    • Comments: I received this also from a Glossybox, and I didn’t mind this so again I don’t mind have things. I think this brand isn’t something I would go out to buy something but more than happy to continue receiving it in my beauty boxes. This mask has tiny grains to help exfoliate and I actually like the smell (vervine) as it smells fresh and cleansing.
  4. Modelco: Highlighting trio. 3.6g – 13.60Eur
    • 3.6g – 13.60Eur. Full size
    • Comments: Although this product costs the price that you’d pay for a one off Birchbox, and therefore earns itself, I don’t think I would use this at all. It’s a cream highlighting trio, and a quick look online tells me that it seems to be good and does the trick, but for me I tend to stay away from the cream bases products. I’m still debating whether to keep this or give this away..
  5. Ren: V-Cense creme de nuit revitalisante (Night cream). 50ml – 38.25Eur
    • 15ml – 11.47Eur
    • Comments: Wow, I think this is the first time I can try something from this brand and I am excited to as well. I think many people think highly of this brand ( I might be wrong but to me it appears like that anyway) and this is a pricey product. I’ve put aside my Embryolisse to make room for this as my night cream. So I can try it out asap

So the total value of this box is 31.70Eur, which is definitely thanks to the Ren and Modelco products. Considering a normal box is 13Eur, and then I paid 13Eur for 2 boxes, and therefore 6Eur for this box…BARGAIN! This is actually why I think I have a beauty/skincare hoarding problem. Forget clothes or shoes.. I like to trawl through Sephora and fill my bathroom cupboards until I can see no space. Not sure when I will have time to actually try and finish everything, one of the reasons why I stuck with just Glossybox, but we shall see. That day will come when I have a manageable amount of products (perhaps)…ok I got side tracked there. Point is, I feel that this is great value, good products and a kick ass designed box. I’d consider re subscribing if I didn’t have too much things already.

 

Birchbox: October 2016

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So there was a buy 1 box get the 2nd free offer going on with vente-privee so I took the chance to get the Birchbox again and with October’s box I am not regretting that so far. (Birchbox has two prices, the prices for box subscribers and the prices for non box subcribers. I’m comparing the price for box subscribers here.)

  1. Davines – replumping hair filler 100ml – 100ml -25.02Eur
    • 50ml – 12.56Eur
    • Comments: Anything that replumps / fills / promotes hair growth I am up for! I have fine hair and I could do with these types of products so very happy to receive this. You spray to the roots on clean towel dried hair and let it do it’s thing!
  2. Davines – replumping shampoo 250ml – 16.20Eur
    • 12ml – 0.78Eur
    • Comments: It’s a replumping shampoo which is great but it has sulfates, which is not so great as I am trying to avoid, or heavily limit, my exposure to sulphate based shampoos. It’s a small packet though so into the gym bag it goes!
  3. Embryolisse – Micellaire water 250ml -8.91Eur
    • 100ml – 3.56Eur
    • Comments: I have received a fair amount of brands but not this one and I’d love to see how good it is. I didn’t rate the la roche posay one too much so I am wondering if this is good like bioderma, or a miss like that one.
  4. Huygens – la creme visage supernature 75ml – 25.11Eur
    • 10ml – 3.35Eur
    • Comments: I like this brand, though I do find it expensive. However happy to receive products from them as it seems fresh and gentle. This is a hydrating cream which is perfect for a travel bag
  5. IBY beauty blush brush 19.80Eur
    • 19.80Eur. Full size
    • Comments: I hoped for this brush, instead of the foundation/flat concealer type brush. It’s a brush and so far hasn’t shed alot so nothing much I can say about this. This brush alone pays off the box value so that’s awesome!
  6. Whish almond body butter 150ml – 14.58Eur
    • 22ml – 2.14Eur
    • Comments: What is Birchbox’s deal with this brand. I really don’t think it’s anything special and I think it’s a waste of a product. I have had the shower gel and something else (perhaps a body cream) so this is the third product and I am not impressed. I haven’t tried it yet but this brand just doesn’t appeal to me. I’ll try to use it or give it away but … please no more products from Whish!!

Overall, this box cost me 6.50Eur (as let’s say BOGOF is the same as half price) and the value is 20.25Eur which isn’t bad. Even if you paid for the box as a one off (13Eur) you still get slightly more than you paid for, but then it does depend on the products you’d use. For me the hair products and the brush, plus Huygens makes up alot of the value. So I hope November continues like this..fingers crossed!

Glossybox: September 2016

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As mentioned, I’m playing catch up since my moving left me with no time to update my blog, and being so close to the summer break means I’ve been MIA more than I’d have liked. So now is the September Glossybox!

Firstly, I’m loving this Glossybox design with the marble effect. It’s probably one of the better designs that I’ve received in my opinion. It looks like this month everyone has got the same items, which I don’t know if I necessarily like or not but at least this way there is no wishing that I had got something else.

  1. Academie scientifique de beaute – fluide dermo-hydratant. 50ml – 34.20Eur
    • 15ml – 10.26Eur
    • Comments: I’ve received this brand before and I think they do have hydrating products – that I normally use over night since I am quite oily – so I don’t mind having another one but that’s the third one now… I’m up for a change please!
  2. Too faced better than sex waterproof. 7.65g – 23Eur
    • 4.8g – 14.43Eur
    • Comments: I have the bigger size of this mascara, as well as the smaller non waterproof version, all of which I haven’t tried yet so I hope it is worth it! Mind you I have heard/ read good things about it so I supposed I’m not worried too much
  3. Universal beauty cosmetics – secret flush. 4.50g – 18Eur
    • 4.50g – 18Eur. Full size
    • Comments: I don’t rate multi purpose lip and cheek products so much, I can’t say I’ve tried many but the few that I have I don’t think do too good a job on either. This shade seems interesting though so this one might work..let’s see.
  4. Secret product
    • This was a total secret, but having received since the box that it is a Head and Shoulder’s shampoo, I guess I am disappointed that an easily accessible brand was this secret shampoo. Seems a bit weird though? As for the secret part, it was kind of interesting to see what it was but I think when it comes to shampoos I would rather know what it is since I try to take a bit more care to see what the ingredients are.
  5. The vintage cosmetic company – cleaning brush tool. 7.50Eur
    • I actually have a brush egg from Amazon..or maybe it was ebay, that is exactly the same only I paid something like 2 or 3Eur for it. For that reason I gave this to a colleague of mine because I really didn’t see the need to have two. Especially when I hardly use mine anyway. I feel these tools are great for the small eye brushes, but anything bigger I always end up doing a second wash with my fingers anyway to get the product and colours out.

So in total, this box was worth 50.19Eur at least (as I don’t have a price for the shampoo), so when I take away the cleaning brush tool, it still makes for a good value for price. However, if I take away the cheek and lip duo it makes 24.69 and mostly thanks to the Academie scientifique de beaute product. So actually, this month didn’t excite me too much and I certainly didn’t feel like I hit the jackpot with this one. Apart from the awesome looking marble box.. oh well. You win some and you lose some…