Beauty

Glossybox unboxing – October ’17

The nights are fair drawing in, as they say (and that’s what I’m blaming my less than bright photos on, just fyi). Fortunately, this months’ Glossybox is bright and shiny enough to take my mind off the chilly weather and endless drizzle. Particularly since this months’ box is a themed one and the theme is Unicorn! And how gorgeous is this box? On the inside of the lid, it says, “Be a Unicorn in a field of horses.” Well, I’ll certainly try.

 

Oh yes. For anyone reading outside Scotland, did you know that the Unicorn is our national animal? Don’t trust me? Google it. Just don’t ask me why. Anyway, on with becoming a unicorn. Let’s see what’s in the box! Hint: FIVE full-sized products! Oh yeah!

Makeup Revolution Mermaids vs Unicorns Eyeshadow Palette, rrp. £4

 

Even though I hardly ever wear eyeshadow I have to admit that this is a great selection of shades. I’m uncertain of whether I’m a mermaid of a unicorn now that my blue hair has gone, but I guess it doesn’t matter. The colours are well-pigmented, build up nicely, and comfortably last for an evening party. I can see it being a lot of fun to try blending different combinations for an almost limitless variety of looks, and if I wore eyeshadow more often I probably would.

Would I buy it? Eh, I’m seriously not an eyeshadow person, otherwise, I really would. This is a fab selection of well-pigmented colours and the price point is a gift. I’m considering picking up a couple as stocking-fillers.

Sleek Makeup Creme to Powder Blush, rrp. £5.99

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A little really does go a long way with this blush and with too much you could find yourself looking very clown-like. However, with the lightest dab swept across my cheekbones I just got a healthy flush of cute, pink colour. I don’t know that I’d wear it every day, and it’s definitely going to get more use for nights out than for the office, but it probably will actually get used, if occasionally, which is more than I can say for most of my blushes.

Would I buy it? Maaaaybe. Again the price is pretty great, but I get through blush pretty slowly.

Kawaii Enterprise Brush Cleansing Egg, rrp. £7.99

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YES! I have wanted one of these for a while. I am so lazy about cleaning my brushes and it’s always a faff. This really does make life easier and works well with my tendency to want to be sure that when I clean things, they get really clean. This is easy and satisfying to use and I hereby promise to clean my brushes way more often now I use I own it.

Would I buy it? No, because now I have one. Maybe I’ll replace it if I need to one day. However, I would definitely recommend it.

Lord&Berry MAGIC BROW Perfect Eye Brow Pencil, rrp. £14

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Niiiiiice. My favourite eyebrow pencil is one by The Body Shop and I’ll always have a hard time persuading myself to buy anything else but this one is really, really good. It’s the exact right colour for my brows and has the perfect not too hard-not too soft consistency, so that with a sharp tip I can get exactly the effect I want. It’s always a good sign when a product goes straight in my make up bag, and that’s what’s just happened here.

Would I buy it? Probably. I still love The Body Shop’s version the most, but maybe if they’d sold out or something.

Bang Beauty Cream Color, rrp. £19.50

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Ok, so this can be used on lips, cheeks and eyes but… oh come on. They’ve sent two blushes in one box. How pasty do they think I look? Do unicorns have particularly pink cheeks? Also, I don’t know if I’m a fan of products that can’t decide what they are. Anyway, fine. This is a good pink blush/lip/eye thing and it blends pretty well. Personally, I prefer the Sleek one but there’s nothing wrong with this one. Maybe I’m being unfair, it’s clearly quite a solid product, its just rubbed me up the wrong way.

Would I buy it? I dunno. It’s pricey compared to the Sleek option and I’m not sure I’d get as much use out of it. I guess I’d pass.

Ok, so this was a great box (even with two blushes). I’ll definitely get use out of a lot of these and this is one of those boxes where both of my priorities of (1) Beauty Discovery and (2) A Monthly Treat have been met. Good work, Glossybox. Good work.

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