My October GlossyBox arrived early on Monday morning. It was a nice surprise, I tend to lose track of time a little with things like these, and it definitely brightened up my day. From what I have gathered through reading some other GlossyBox posts in the blogging community, there has been a mixed bag of reactions to this month’s offerings. Personally, I like the products that came in my Box.
I always seem to fall into a routine of using the same products over and over, and over the summer, I went to a Dermatologica counter in the hopes of finding something new to treat my skin to. I’m forever faithful to my Lancome and Laneige, but new skincare never fails to lift my mood! I don’t like being pushed to buy things, so cosmetics counters are nothing short of a nightmare when I’m still uncertain! Needless to say, I am both pleased and relieved that I now have three luxury samples (one is mini, but the cute bag makes up for it) to sample at my leisure. I also like that I have a mini range to sample together, I’m currently assuming that the product samples all complement each other, so will probably trial run this over the week!
First impressions? The lip renewal smells fruity but clinical and artificial, and is a little gloopy; the Recovery Masque is again a little synthetic in scent, but is the perfect thick texture and I hold high hopes for its’ uses; and as for the Thermafoliant? The scent reminds me of Hong Kong and of my Mama, and the tiny exfoliant beads are perfect to bring back some radiance into my skin.
My favourite product of the bunch from this month’s Box has to be the Stila smudge stick in Moray. I wore it on Wednesday, and it lasted all day without primer, and made me feel like an Olsen. It seems perfect for a dressed-down, grunge look, and is a soft, blendable, khaki green colour with gold shimmer. Would really recommend picking one of these up, I’m already eyeing up Purple Tang and Lionfish for my collection!
Finally, the other two products in my Box were a Leighton Denny nail varnish and three perfume samples. I’m undecided on the perfume samples, they don’t feel very “me”, but I’ll keep them in my beauty box as a reserve, “just-in-case” scent. The light blue, metallic nail varnish also felt a little strange to me, pastel shades are a little summery for me, but I’m imagining some sort of wintery blue nail art with mine. We shall see! Overall, I liked this month’s GlossyBox, especially as I’d been looking to try some Dermologica for a few weeks anyway. I love happy coincidences like these!
By the way, I just wanted to take a second to say hello to my new followers, and a huge thank you: I reached “The Big 2000” last night and couldn’t be happier! If any of you are on Tumblr, it’d be a huge help if you could also follow me at my Uni blog, Ways to Wear Daily, it would mean the world. xo