Glossybox January 2015

Glossybox January 2015
Glossybox January 2015

I’ve now had my Glossybox subscription for a little over a year. The subscription was a gift from Christmas 2013 and after considering the year as a whole, I decided to go ahead and renew it for another year. I’ve heard of lots of people being disappointed in the offerings and I can understand why. Some months are absolutely wonderful, including high-end and luxury deluxe beauty samples. Other months leave something to be desired. But overall, I feel like I’ve found some cool stuff and enjoyed the anticipation of receiving a new “gift” each month.

Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser
Vichy Purete Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser

I very much enjoyed the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream I got in one of the previous boxes so I have faith the brand will have other products I’ll like. I tried this cleanser this morning and I think it has the potential to have a place in my skincare routine, especially when my combination skin decides that it wants to get extremely dry. At the moment it’s more normal-to-oily, so I can’t say for sure. It has a really nice creamy texture and spreads easily over the skin. It doesn’t foam up though. It’s designed to be used either with or without water and can be used as a cleanser, toner, and make-remover in one. It would have been nice to get this like 2 months ago when I decided to use a cleansing oil as part of my skincare routine because of such bothersome dryness – this seems to leave this skin very silky and moisturized after rinsing it off. It is scented, and I like the scent personally but for if you don’t like fragrances in your skincare, this might make it a no-go.

Kueshi Revitalizing Face Toner
Kueshi Revitalizing Face Toner

I tried this toner after washing my face and I was neither impressed nor turned-off by it. It has a very mild scent and seems to be very gentle on the skin but I didn’t notice much else about it. The ingredients list seems generally decent, mostly moisturizing, with aloe being one of the dominant ones along with other botanicals like chamomile and calendula. It says that its also supposed to control shine but I’m not so sure it did anything for me in that department. It seems okay and I’ll keep using it but I probably wouldn’t buy another one when I finish it.

Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum

I was skeptical about this mostly because I have a boatload of skincare samples to get though and have generally not found many great serums. After using it, though, it’s rather nice. It has a very subtle scent and feels soothing and moisturizing on the skin. I think I will enjoy using this but the full size is quite pricey at $80 so more than likely, I won’t buy it.

Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Stiff Flat Brush
Teeez Trendy Cosmetics Stiff Flat Brush

This brush was surprisingly good. It feels pretty soft and has a similar shape and density as my Mac 239 which I appreciate. I feel like you can never have enough of these types of brushes.

Lollipops Eyeliner Pencil in Goodbye Moon
Lollipops Eyeliner Pencil in Goodbye Moon
Lollipops Eyeliner Pencil in Goodbye Moon Swatch
Lollipops Eyeliner Pencil in Goodbye Moon Swatch

I’ve worn this one day so far. I like that it is retractable and is great for smudging. It wasn’t great for actually doing a regular liner though. It wasn’t quite creamy enough to glide on smoothly. It dragged a bit and I had to keep going back over to fill in missed spots. It seems kind of overpriced at $17.70. There are so many less expensive eyeliners at the drugstore that are better.

Hello Fresh Voucher
Hello Fresh Voucher

I’m glad I got this $40 voucher for HelloFresh because I’ve been curious about this service. Meal times can sometimes be frustrating because it’s either the same old thing we always eat or we can’t agree on what to eat. This service seems like something that could add some variety – or at least give us some new ideas.

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