I’ve been using a few new products over the last month so I thought it was time for a Mini Reviews post! These 5 products are a mixed 5 but I do like to mix it up on Glossy Boutique! My posts are a bit sporadic at the moment as I’ve got so much going on plus the morning (all day) sickness has decided to rear its ugly head again. I am trying to keep up as I love blogging and I don’t want to lose my motivation during pregnancy.
EOS Lip Balm in Lemon Drop £3.45
I’m obsessed with the EOS lip balms even though they do look a little rude! They are so moisturising on the lips especially when the office feels really dry. They’re really accessible in the UK now as I just used to stock up in the US and Luxplus sell them super cheap. The packaging is a hit for me as it’s bright so I can easily find them in the bottom of my bag. My current favourite flavour is the lemon drop as it tastes like lemon sherberts which are the only thing stopping me from throwing up on the bus every morning (Nice!) 9/10
Lancôme ‘Grandiôse’ Eyeliner* £23
I’m sure you’ve seen the new Lancome Grandiôse eyeliner on a few blogs and it’s not surprising to see why it’s so popular. I’m not great at eye liner and I never have been but this bendable invention certainly makes it a lot easier. It also applies smoothly and doesn’t come off easily even after 8 hours at work. I have the black version as I only really wear black liner but it also comes in brown and blue! 8/10
Indigo Nutrition Coconut Oil* £7.99
This Coconut Oil from Indigo Nutrition is currently being fought over by my husband and I which shows how many uses it has. My husband likes to use it for cooking instead of oil and I like to use it as an intensive hair mask! 8/10
Ogario Hydrate and Shine Shampoo* £16.50
Another amazing product from Ogario is the Hydrate and Shine shampoo. Although it doesn’t smell as good as their hair mask (that smells like refreshers!) it still delivers results. My hair was super shiny the next day even after leaving it to dry naturally which normally just results in a frizzy mess! I’m now lusting over the conditioner to go with it. 7.5/10
Gallinée La Culture Hydrating Face Cream* £35
I’ve always had dry, dehydrated skin but since being pregnant it is horrendous! By the time I’ve got to work my make-up looked dry especially around my nose and between my eyebrows. This cream is quite rich so it doesn’t sink it to the skin straight away, which I don’t personally mind as I can feel my skin becoming more hydrated! It is probably a little bit more expensive than I’d spend on a moisturiser but it’s definitely worth it and I can see it being a God send once Winter arrives! My skin’s also been sensitive since being pregnant but my skin has gotten on with this great and I’ve been using it morning and night! 8/10
Have you tried any great products recently?
Ta Ta for now,
*This post contains PR Samples
If you saw last months box, you’ll know that My Little Box are back in the game. This months My Little Coconut Box is another brilliant box and I’m so glad there’s been a huge improvement. I love the theme of this months box as I’m obsessed with anything that smells of coconut, it just instantly reminds me of holidays!
What’s in the box?
Stella & Dot Bracelet £18
This bracelet is super cute and I love this collaboration with Stella & Dot. The jewellery in these boxes are a bit hit and miss but this is by far the cutest piece to date. I’ll definitely be wearing it stacked with a few other bracelets.
Passport Holder £11
Although we aren’t going on holiday anytime soon, I love the idea of including this pretty passport holder. Last year, My Little Box included a travel wallet and I’m so glad they’ve done a similar item as I’ve used that on every holiday since. This is why I’m glad MLB are back to their best coming up with unique and quirky ideas.
My Little Beauty Coconut Spritzer After Sun Spray £10
Again, I’m probably not going to use this til next summer but it’s still a great idea. I also love the smell of it and as I said coconut scents really remind me of being in an exotic location (Manchester just isn’t cutting it for me right now!)
Ojon Rare Blend Moisture Therapy Oil (Sample size 2ml) £30 for 45ml
I’m really excited to try this as I’ve heard great reviews of Ojon products but they’re a bit too pricey for me to buy without trying first. I have quite a lot of hair so I’ll probably only get one or two uses from this sample but hopefully it’s enough to form an opinion on.
Yves Rocher Noix De Coco Eau De Toilette £7 for 20ml
I’ve fallen in love with this scent from Yves Rocher. The coconut scent is divine and is a great dupe for my favourite Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume. I’ll be spritzing this all Summer to try to fake my Summer holiday!
Merci Handy Coco Rico Hand Cleansing Gel €3 for 30ml
This reminds me of the Bath&Body Works sanitizers which are very popular! It’s a great size for keeping in my bag and using when my hands are feeling yucky! I’ve never heard of Merci Handy but again the product smells of coconut which is perfect for me! They’re also very reasonable!
What do you think of this months box?
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I’ve been wanting to order the Latest in Beauty Glamour Summer Edit for a while now but as I’m trying to save as much money for maternity leave as possible, I resisted for a few weeks! However, as a weekend treat, last Saturday I ended up caving in as it’s such a great deal.
What’s in the Box?
– Aurelia Miracle Cleanser & Muslin Cloth 30ml + £10 gift card
– Revlon HD Matte Lipcolour in ‘Devotion’
– St Tropez Bronzing Mist 125ml
– Ladival SPF 30 Spray 150ml
– Wow Mask Facial Mask
– Grounded Coffee Body Scrub 30g
– Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray 75ml
– Nuxe Shower Oil 30ml
I already own a Revlon HD Matte Lipcolour in Passion and they’re amazing! This product in Devotion alone persuaded me to buy the box along with the Oribe Dry Texturizing spray. I bought this spray a few years ago and only used it a few times before I lost it on a night out! It’s such a brilliant product and really helps volumize the roots. This alone is £19 to buy so this box is great value. The only product I won’t use is the Ladival SPF spray as I won’t be in the sunshine enough this year to use a sunscreen and I’d normally go a little lower when I am in the sun. I’m looking forward to trying new brands to me such as Wow and the Grounded Coffe body scrub.
I also love St Tropez products so I’m super excited to try their bronzing mist especially as I’m really pale at the moment! I’ve heard amazing reviews on the Aurelia Miracle Cleanser so again, I can’t wait to use this and the box also includes a £10 Aurelia gift card. Finally, I’m not overly excited by the Nuxe Shower Oil but you can never have too many shower products stored away.
This beauty box is well worth the £20 (plus free postage) as the contents are with over £100! If you don’t like the commitment of the subscription boxes, the Latest in Beauty boxes are ideal as you can just purchase the ones you want.
What do you think of the Latest in Beauty Glamour Summer Edit?
Ta Ta for now,
It’s a blogger cliché that we love rose gold and I’m not ashamed to say I fall under this category of bloggers. I was so excited to see the Origins Ginzing Peel Off Mask on social media especially as it was rose gold! I bought this from Boots and as I checked out I realised I could also get the Ginzing Energy Boosting moisturiser for £38 in total so it was a no-brainer! Unfortunately I don’t think the deals on anymore but hopefully someone saw my tweets about the offer and took full advantage.
As I said the GinZng Peel Off Mask applies rose gold and as the name suggests it’s also a peel off mask which is my favourite kind of mask! As with most peel off masks, you need to apply a pretty thick layer to ensure it peels off easily without breaking up. My skin has been really bad recently, dull yet red and a few pesky spots so I’ve been using this as a pick me up.
The peek off mask is fortified with coffee beans which helps lift those dead skin cells and dirt. The good news is that this mask is suitable for all skin types, those people at Origins are good to us! The mask is priced at £24 for 75ml which I personally think is great value considering the difference I’ve seen in my skin since I’ve started using this. My main concern with face masks is that they’ll dry my skin out as I already have dehydrated skin but I didn’t have that problem at all with this rose gold beauty.
I’ve used a very small sample of the Ginzing Energy Boosting moisturiser before and it was a bit too small to form an opinion on. I’m in need of a new moisturiser, my skin is very dry at the moment, so I’m hoping to fall in love with this one. Firstly, it smells amazing like oranges! The moisturiser does contain a few ingredients that can irritate the skin so I’m really hoping this isn’t the case as I’ve only used it a handful of times so far. I think it does deliver what it promises, it brightens the skin but it’s probably not going to help my dry skin single-handedly. It’s a gel like formula so isn’t very rich and is more suited for those with normal skin.
Are you intrigued by the new Origins rose gold peel off mask?
Ta Ta for now,