Glossybox was kind enough to send me another one of their boxes to try out and, again, I was quite pleased with what I received in their November box. November’s box was packed with a variety of products that not only looked good but smelled good. This is not your average box of beauty samples–they really are deluxe samples. I have been quite surprised with the size of some of the products–most of them are actually a pretty substantial size.
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Epionce Restorative Hand Cream — I was really surprised by the size of the hand cream I received. I received a 2.5 oz tube of their Epionce Restorative Hand Cream. A full size 2.5 oz tube retails at about $19 so I was really suprised to see it in a Glossybox that you can get for $21 per month. Talk about value! It also smells amazing, like a blend of citrus, lemon & berries, (probably because it’s formulated with organic raspberry seed oil) and it’s packed with antioxidants & omega fatty acids. I’m curious to see how this will fare in the long-run and what my hands will look like with prolonged use, and it looks like I’ll have quite a while to test it out because this sample will probably last me through the winter.
In short: Long-lasting hydration with an amazing smell. My favorite product this month!
Illamasqua Ltd Lip & Eye Medium Pencil — This highlighter pencil is ultra creamy and glides on super smoothly. However, to be honest, I have no idea how and where to use it properly. Looks like I need to Google or YouTube “how to use highlighter pencil.”
In short: Seems like a good product if you know how to use highlighter pencils.
Perfumies Solid Perfume Stick — This solid perfume stick deceptively looks like a chapstick. Hopefully I do not mistakenly apply it to my lips! The smell is deliciously girly & fruity without going overboard. I’m not one for overly feminine scents but I am oddly drawn to how yummy this smells. I also love how it has an all natural base and is preservative- & paraben-free. However, I am not a fan of the consistency–I am not a fan of the filmy nature of solid perfumes and it seems like it doesn’t have much staying power.
In short: Smells delicious, but has a waxy consistency and does not last very long.
Nume Style Arganics by NuMe Argan Oil – This argan oil is not much different than other argan oil products I have tried. I have found that with argan oil products, they do hydrate my hair yet they do not help me combat frizz. This product is good for hydration and you do not need a lot, but it may need to be paired with an anti-frizz product if your hair is frizzy like mine. Argan oil can also be good when used as a moisturizer for skin, so you can apply any extra amount you do not use in your hair onto dry skin.
In short: Good for fans of argan oil products. If you haven’t tried an argan oil yet, this may be one to try, but it did not help tame my frizzy hair. Also good as a skin moisturizer.
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Serum: Hydro-Toning Face Serum — I tend to stray away from anti-aging products because I am young and fear that they may be too powerful for my young adult skin. However, I did rub a small amount onto my elbow to test it out and it appeared to make the area more toned. I plan on giving this to my mom to try out. Maybe Glossybox should take age into consideration when customizing their boxes for their customers, like how they take skin color and hair color into account.
In short: This product is intended for older individuals, but from my experience, it seems like it may actually lead to brighter, more-toned skin.
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P.S. I’m sorry for the delay in posts. I’ve been on a “holiday hiatus,” so to speak, and have been maxing & relaxing this Christmas break (the last academic one I may ever have). I went to Vegas a couple of days after finals with friends–the perfect way to celebrate my last fall quarter of college ever. Since I got back I’ve just been dabbling in holiday tasks (shopping & decorating) and cleaning the house in preparation for family to come visit. And, in the process of taking this time away from blogging & social media, I’ve started reevaluating my viewpoints on fashion, the items in my closet, and what I’m currently inspired by. Even though I did not realize it throughout the course of the year, my sense of fashion + style has changed. I’m excited to see what changes this shift in perspective will bring to this blog in the New Year.
Remember to take some time for yourselves in the midst of all this holiday excitement & reflect on why it’s been such a great year + also think about the wonderful times ahead of us in 2013. It looks like we all survived the so-called “End of the World,” so this calls for some celebration & sharing of some gratitude with those we love.
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