Beauty Boxes, My life

Unboxing #9

Another unboxing woohoo! The last one I made was about a box my Mr got and it feels like it was ages ago. This time it’s yet again one of my favourite monthly beauty boxes – Glossybox. I was especially excited for this as I could choose between two boxes – would I want to have sugary or spicy Christmas? I chose spicy and was sent a gorgeous box with amazing products in festive dark red colours.

The first thing I want to gush about is the box itself. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s sooooooo beautiful. I can’t even… Lost for words. Absolutely amazing. I’ll leave it at that. Wow. Mistletoe kisses!


Once I got over how pretty the box was (I actually never got over it, still loving it) I couldn’t wait to open it. Glossybox, you’ve done it again. Another absolutely awesome box. Inside and out (still in awe about the box haha). I got The Deepest Red Lipstick, Face Shimmering Palette, Stick Your Lip Stuff On Sealer, Weird But Works Eyebrow Thing and a Beautiful Red Nail Polish. Let’s take a closer look.


I’ll start with the lipstick. It’s MDMflow Semi-matte Lipstick, RRP £18. It’s a gorgeous dark red colour, glides on very easily and really suits my skin tone. It stayed on quite well and I’ll definitely be using it a lot over the holiday season and probably more. Why should I limit my use of something so pretty for just a small amount of time a year? Off with the ‘rules’, I want to use it all year round! It’s definitely on the pricey side so I’m really glad I got a chance to try it through Glossybox who have once again proved it’s such good value for money. Love it.


Next I got an Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette, RRP £3. This is exactly what it says in the name. There’s three different highlighters for different purposes. I loved the outer two, they gave me such gorgeous soft shimmery glow. However I think the middle colour was perhaps just a little too glittery for me. It does say the middle one is for ‘intensive shimmer’ though, so they’re not lying. Altogether it’s an extremely good value for the price you pay, you really can’t go wrong with it. I’ll definitely be looking to see what else Essence have got to offer.


Then I got a Lipcote Lipcote, RRP £3.99. Is it Lipcote twice? The company is called Lipcote but is the product called Lipcote as well? I think it may be. Anyway, it’s a sealing finish for a lasting lipstick. When I first applied it, it stung a bit. It also felt like nail polish on my lips. However that passed and then it felt quite nice. So far I’ve only tried it once so I can’t really give a definite opinion about the results, but I’ll use it again when I get back home and let you know what I think. So far I’d say it’s worth the price.


Next up is something from a company I’m already familiar with and love. Collection Define & Perfect Eyebrow Powder, RRP £4.19. I found this a bit weird to apply as it’s a powder but looks like an eyeliner. It’s completely in my head though, as after I’d applied a bit of it, I realised it’s actually doing a great job. It was very quick and easy to use. It filled in my eyebrows where they needed filling and left them looking quite natural. Again, amazing value for money and you can’t go wrong with it.


Last but not least is Revlon Nail Enamel in Valentine, RRP £6.49. When I saw this, I instantly thought of a friend of mine who’d suit this amazingly, so I decided I’m actually not going to use it myself. And because of this I can’t comment on almost any aspects of it. I can just sigh at how beautiful the colour looks and hope it looks as nice when applied.


Overall Glossybox have once again proved how brilliant they are. It’s great to try out the more expensive brands and (re)discover some very affordable high street lines. If you have not subscribed to them yet, I’d definitely recommend you do so.


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