Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Glossy Box - March 2013
Today, I received my March edition of the UK Glossy Box, which completely caught me by surprise, because I had not realized that we were almost mid-month already! Seriously, where does the time go!
As I opened up my box, I have to be honest and say I was a bit disappointed at first glance, but only for the fact that is seemed rather plain after such an incredibly Valentine's Day themed one. But, as soon as I realized that the theme for this month's box was City Chick\ Traveling, I immediately liked it and deemed it quite appropriate for my situation.
The first product was the fragrance free Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant by Elizabeth Arden. My first mistake with this product was to use too much. Thinking it was a creamy lotion, I went about to put an amount just a bit smaller than the size of a penny in the palm of my hand. However, it came out as a sort of balm-like paste and I quickly realized that I didn't need much to cover both of my hands. As I tried to rub it over my hands, it didn't absorb well, leaving my skin feeling oily and heavy. I could see it being good for someone with extremely dried skin, but I know that I wouldn't be able to put it on my hands and definitely not on my face. However, I then tried it on my lips, which due to the recent cool temperature we've been experiencing, were a bit chapped. I must that it felt heavenly and that from now on, this cream will be used solely on my lips!
The second product that I tried was the Brightening Hand Care SPF 20 sunscreen by L'Occitane en Provence. It's a "non-oily lotion that firms and smoothes the skin, reduces the appearance of age spots and protects against UV Damage with filters to protect your hands from sun damage." I really liked this product because it made my skin feel like velvet and it smelled so good. As for the question of if it actually protects well against the sun, well I can't say I've had the chance to try it with the lack of sun here in Ireland, but that factor aside, I think this product is a keeper.
The third product I have yet to try. The Flash Relax Mask by RENU is a facial product that is supposed to give instant radiance effect to you skin, boost it with vitamins as well as moisturize it. Also, it uses a paraben-free formula, which suits it for even the most sensitive skin types.
The fourth product, I haven't yet tried either. This Pearly's Weekly Teeth-Brigthen Powder by Pearly is a powder that is meant to gently and effectively remove external strains from the teeth. It can apparently brighten up your smile by up to 4 shades! Can't wait to try it out!
Finaly, for the pièce de résistance, I introduce to you the Lip Blush by Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics. This was the first product that I tried and it immediately went into my purse so that I would have it with me at all times. It contains beeswax and ceresin wax, which makes it smooth to apply and gives it a buttery feeling. Plus, it lasts long! I put it on before going to work and 4 hours later, my lips were still pink from it! I absolutely loved the shade it came in. It really seemed like blush, but for lips. This product was definitely my favourite!
Did you receive the March 2013 UK Glossy Box? What are your thoughts?