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Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Boudoir Prive November 2011

Rahua Voluminous Shampoo and Conditioner
Not great if you have dry, corse, bleached hair that as a tendency to have loads of excess volume anyways!
I love the scent and I'm sure if you had fine, limp hair it would work wonders but for me it wasn't moisturising enough and left my hair a tangly mess.

Korres Wild Rose Moisturiser 
Lovely moisturiser but not suited for those of us with combination/oily skin, I've tried this in the past and it broke me out quite badly.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Silky Smooth Body Lotion
I've not opened this yet as I'm trying to finish up some of my old lotions.

Vinies Luminous Skin Mask 
I've used this product once and will not be using it again, the smell made me gag the whole time I had it on my face.
It did make my skin look fresher and brighter so it's not actually a bad product but I just can't do it, the scent is awful.

Studio Makeup Lipstick in Truly Red
Not tried this either as it's not the kinda red I would normally go for but I've heard a few good things about this brand of lipsticks so I might pick up one in a different shade.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

GlossyBox November 2011

I must admit that I was a little disappointed  with the contents of the November Glossybox, they aren't bad but I just found them kinda boring and there's were no make-up items either.

Monu Recovery Blam
This is wonderful product if your skin is looking dull and it needs a boost. It smells gorgeous too.

Arbonne Ultra-Hydrating Hand Cream
This is a decent enough and cream and it absorbed quickly into skin. I like these little sample size tubes because they are good to pop into you handbag.

Nail Rock Designer Nail Wraps
Lovely pattern but an absolute pain in the ass to apply! I managed to do 4 fingers and then I got frustrated with how tricky they are to put on so I took them back off.
I love the idea of nail wraps but it's not for me.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Bath Salts
Have used these before and they do work well for relaxing you and making your skin feel soft but they are quite a "plain" product. 
You may want to add some nice smelling oil or something to the bath water when using these.

Serge Lutens L'Eau Serge Lutens & Vitrol D'Oeillet 
Didn't like either one of these, just not my kinda scent.
I do think there should be some sort of option on the Glossybox site (and for all of the other beauty boxes too) were you can indicate what sort of fragrances you like (sweet, fresh, oriental). Fragrance is so personal and so easy to get wrong and that would help narrow the choice down.

Carmine October & November Boxes

I'm so sorry that I'm so late with this one but I literally have not had time, were already well into December and here's me blogging about Carmine's October and November boxes. Better late than never, right? 

I'll keep it brief as I'm sure you've saw a ton of posts for these anyways.

October Box

Trind Nail Repair Natural
This is one of the few nail strengtheners that actually works, I've used it for about a month now as my base coat and my nails haven't broken or chipped once.

Balance Me Super Moisturising Hand Cream
I like it but wish it absorbed faster, best suited as a night treatment, the smell is a bit too strong too.

Caudalie Vinosource Quenching Sorbet Creme
I absolutely love this, smells great, hydrates really well and absorb quickly, I've actually used this up already which is an indication of how much I love it. Full review to follow.

Daniel Sandler Eye Delight in Peach 
This is supposed to be a loose shimmery eyeshadow but I've been using it as a cheek highlighter and I prefer it that way, as an eye colour it's too light and doesn't suit me.

The Balm Frat Boy  
This as become my new "go to" blush, it goes with any look and because it's matte it looks really natural on the skin, love it!!

November Box

Cosmetics A La Carte Brow Ink
This is amazing! It give the most natural finish, does not budge and the shade would suit just about everyone.

New ID Cosmetics i-pout in Damson
Love the concept of these (the lipstick as a little mirror and a light for on the go application) but it's not my kinda shade, plummy tones do not look flattering on me so unfortunately this will sit unused.

Neom Organic Body Lotion
This was okay, nice light texture but really moisturises well, however I'm not keen on the smell. It's not a bad scent it's just not one I'd want to smell like, it's a bit to herbal and strong.

Lulu Time Bomb Flashback Night Cream 
Again this is okay but I don't have much use for it given the fact that this is marketed for someone with older skin.
It absorbed quite well and smelled nice but it didn't do anything special for my skin and I much prefer my current night time product that I'm using.

Dainty Doll Eyeliner Pencil 
I'm not a coloured eyeliner kinda girl so I've not bothered to try this, plus I've read on other blogs that the quality isn't that great either.

All in all I loved the October box as there were a lovely selection of products and they all performed really well, not so keen on the November box but this is the gamble you take with all beauty boxes.