Sunday, October 14, 2012

August GlossyBox

Good evening, fellow Dixie's Cuppers!

Wednesday I got my flu shot. I'm very good at getting shots. I'M NOT SCARED OF NEEDLES! For real. But I was a big baby afterward because myyyy armmmm hurtttttt. :( Wahhhh. It's cool though. The flu sucks more than my sore arm.

Okay, lets get down to business here with my August GlossyBox

Biolage - Exquisite Oil Replenishing Treatment (Full size $22)
This treatment has a Moringa Oil Blend and claims to give instant shine and weightless replenishment to all hair types. Typically I love Biolage products, especially because of the lovely smell, but I'm not sold on this one. I feel like a broken record... I think I review at LEAST one hair moisturizer per beauty box. UGH! Anyway, the reason I wasn't a huge fan of this one was because it left my hair feeling quite greasy, and I didn't really use that much. I need to try it at least once more just to make sure, but I have a difficult time doing that because I hate when my hair is greasy!

Ellis Faas - Glazed Lips ( Full size $35)

Ellis Faas - Glazed Lips ( Full size $35)

Ellis Faas - Glazed Lips ( Full size $35)
The packaging on this lip gloss looks AMAZING. And expensive! I know GlossyBox sent out a number of different colors, but somehow I got clear. I'm not necessarily disappointed about that because it is the safest color (or lack of color), but I have clear already, and there's not much you can do with clear. This is just your typical clear lip gloss. Nothing fancy. I don't think it gives me a good representation of what this company can do with lip glosses, yet I won't be trying any other shades because they are $35 a tube. Ack!

Illamasqua - Purity (Full size $14)
You all know that the way to my heart is with nail polish. I'm NEVER upset with a beauty box when they send me a nail polish sample, or in this case a full size bottle! Especially when it is a higher-end nail polish brand like Illamasqua. I've never tried this brand before, and it didn't disappoint! The formula was just great. You can see the manicure I did with this polish HERE

Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum (Full size $48)
I've noticed this brand inside Sephora before, but never had a reason to try it. Even so, I was excited to try this product. The information on the card says: "This high powered vitamin C complex helps smooth out lines and wrinkles, fights environmental aggressors and keeps your skin moisturized, nourished and protected." Sounds lovely and all, but this serum is sticky and felt sort of like I was rubbing honey on my face. Once it dried, my skin felt tight yet lightly moisturized. I applied my usual sunscreen after this serum, but because of the weird consistency of the serum, my sunscreen was more difficult to spread evenly. I tried using it again once or twice more, but it is really just a pain to use if you need to apply anything on top of it. Maybe if I only used it at bedtime by itself I could handle it, but I've been using a retinoid gel nightly for my acne, so that's out. I probably won't get any use out of this. Bummer.

Touch In Sol - Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base (Full size $20)
First of all, I find the name of this product to be strange. Like maybe someone who doesn't speak English very well picked the name? And I'm not particularly sure that I want my skin to "feel like honey moon"... whatever that is. :-/ But I tried it once anyway, and as expected, I didn't really care for it. It feels like honey, that is certain. Very similar to the product above this. And it has weird golden flecks in it that don't seem to go away when you rub them in... maybe that's the "moon" part?! I seriously don't know!

Anyway, this product claims to be an all in one moisturizer and makeup base. MAYBE it works well for others, but I just can't bring myself to use it again.

So, that's it for the August edition of GlossyBox. Thanks for reading. I hope you all learned something new today. ;)


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