Glossybox generously sent me another box for review this month! If you missed my last Glossybox review post, Glossybox sends 5 delux travel sized items to you once a month for a subscription cost of $21 a month. The samples Glossybox sends are technically travel sized, but I've been really impressed with how large the samples are! Read on to find out what I thought of the products inside of this month's box, click here to see past Glossybox reviews on Best of BKLYN.
This month's box was themed "holiday romance," and it's pretty perfect for holiday parties. Three of the five items are for building a smoldering smoky eyeshadow look, one product is all about taking the whole look off, and the final product is ideal for repairing heat damage from those holiday party styles.
Achieve professional studio quality makeup with our Nicka K professional makeup brushes that have been designed and tested by our team of makeup artists. Each of our brushes have been ergonomically designed to ease handling and facilitation for flawless results with precise application.
My thoughts: Great eyeshadow brush! Blended my shadow perfectly, and always great to have an extra brush on hand.
This multi-tasking, sulfate-free cleanser effectively removes makeup, oil and impurities. Gently exfoliates with a combination of jojoba microbeads and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, while nourishing aloe vera soothes skin for a healthy, radiant glow. Good for any skin type. • Sulfate-free surfactants effectively cleanse skin without stripping essential lipids. • Alpha and beta hydroxy acids break down the glue that holds skin cells together, gently exfoliating top layers of complexion-dulling skin cells and debris. • Massaging jojoba microbeads gently polish away the loosened skin cells and debris while increasing circulation, leaving skin with a healthy-looking, radiant glow. • Stabilized aloe barbadensis leaf juice – rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes – nourishes, soothes and softens the skin. • Paraben-free
My thoughts: I loved this exfoliating cleanser, and I'm pretty particular when it comes to face scrubs. The fine particles gently exfoliated my skin without being overly harsh or drying, which means it's perfect for wintertime!
Emite’s oil-free Micronized Eye Shadow is a highly pigmented eye shadow that can be used both wet and dry and is the perfect choice for those with sensitive eyes. The micronized pigment assures a fine, smooth and even application and avoids grainy results for the ultimate, stunning look.
My thoughts: To be totally honest, I was a little nervous when I saw this shadow in the box. I mean, it's so dark, it almost blends into the above photo, and I usually stick to champagne-hued eyeshadows. I gave it a try, and I must say, for a black shadow, I really was impressed. It layered well, and went on lighter than anticipated, creating a smoky look effortlessly. Now I just need a little bit more courage to wear the look out of the house!
A uniquely formulated crayon that doubles as an eyeliner for thick, precise lines as well as a perfectly-blended eye shadow. The exclusive combination of Italian-formulated waxes and pigments allows you to build up the colour, smudge or create bold lines quickly and easily. Bonus : Creamy texture with long-lasting hold, made with pure beeswax so you don’t pull the sensitive skin around eyes.
My thoughts: Again, I'm kind of a newbie when it comes to the smoky eye look that this product promises, so I wasn't sure what to expect. The liner was fantastic, and I loved the color mix-up that the plum hue provided, as I typically only wear brown eyeliner. As for the shadow part, it's great in small doses. The first time I tried it, I over-applied, and wound up looking like I had been on the losing side of a fight, but when blended properly, I loved the deep purple smoky eye look that it resulted in! Moral of the story: less is more, like with most things in life and beauty.
Mastey's Color Protecting Leave In Oil Treatment is a special combination of Certified Argan Oil, Olive Oil, and GrapeSeed Extract. This unique combination provides the maximum protection and healing for color treated and damaged hair. Argan Oil infuses hair with natural nutrients to help repair and protect color treated hair from styling heat damage; Olive Oil helps to soften and moisturize the hair and scalp, and the powerful Anti-Oxidant Grape Seed Extract helps to prolong the life of your hair color. These three ingredients in combination with Mastey's vegetable based natural moisturizing factor, rice amino acids (rice proteins) for reconstruction, and Vitamins E, and B5 make this leave-in oil treatment the perfect solution for damaged or color treated hair.
My thoughts: I applied this treatment to wet hair post-shower, and let my hair dry. I was left with softer tresses and no frizz- a win-win, if you ask me!
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