KRYOLAN FOR GLOSSYBOX | Blusher in Glossy Rosewood
This micronized pigments in this semi-transparent cream powder allow for a vivid yet light application. Perfect for the cheeks and can be used on eyelids, too.
My thoughts: I LOVE this blush. The texture is awesome, and I couldn't have picked a better color for my skin tone- perfect rosy flush!
ILLAMASQUA LTD | Lip and Eye Medium Pencil
Designed to glide over your skin and create a long-lasting, highly pigmented finish, this creamy pencil lets you write a different story with every look. Use it to create sultry eyes.
My thoughts: I absolutely loved the texture/formula of this pencil, and it's a huge sample (might even be full sized?), which is great. It went on super smoothly. The only downfall here was the color- I pretty much only wear black or brown eyeliner and neutral eyeshadow shades, and the liner in my box was a pale aqua. I probably won't get a ton of wear out of it because of that, but it was a great chance to try a new formula.
NUME STYLE | Arganics by NuMe Argan Oil
A perfect compliment to any hair and skin care regiment, this Argan Oil is rich in Vitamin E and other beneficial fatty acids. Non-greasy and specifically formulated for rapid penetration, the oil brings a whole new level of shine and luster to even the most ravaged and damaged hair.
My thoughts: I really liked this product- it smoothed out any frizziness my hair had post-blow dry, and definitely help hide the fact that I'm desperately in need of a trim. Also a huge bonus: Nume included a voucher for $100 off any of their high-end styling tools, which is great if you're in the market for an uber-luxe dryer or curling iron.
A nail appliqué strip made of 100% real nail polish including base, color, and top coat for brilliant, long-lasting results. Say goodbye to smears, spills and streaks with these easy to use strips.
My thoughts: I feel like I need to qualify my review on these strips- I have had some issues with the nerves in my hands in the past, and I still don't have the greatest fine motor skills. That being said, I had a really tough time applying these guys, but I'm pretty sure anyone with "normal" hands would be just fine- my issues were mostly with getting the strips to go exactly where I needed them to, which is more a user error problem than any sort of issue with the strips themselves. The strips are supposed to last up to 14 days, which is awesome for those on the go, and at $8 for a set, a lot cheaper than a salon gel mani that would last the same amount of time.
SKIN & CO ROMA | Truffle Serum Hydro-Toning for Day Face Serum
Give your face a boost and slow down the signs of aging using this Italian serum infused with peptides, pure extracts of Tuber Melanosporum and Hyaluronic Acid.
My thoughts: This serum smells amazing, and has my skin extra smooth and soft, even though the dry winter air has set in. I loved how fast this serum sank into my skin- it made it perfect for layering under foundation and makeup.
One last thank you to the Glossybox team for sending the box- it would make a great Christmas gift for someone on your list, too!