March 2014 Glossybox

March 2014 Glossybox
March 2014 Glossybox

This month’s box looks like it’s going to have a lot of things that appeal to me – fragrance, jewelry, a luxurious face mask, a volumizing hair product, and a lip exfoliator. Let’s take a closer look.

  • Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist (full size) – This one kind of smells like a unisex fragrance, maybe even slightly masculine. True to it’s description, it does smell “elemental”. It has strong notes of spice, wood, and a minty/herbal background. It reminds me of an incense that you might find in a yoga studio – very zen and earthy. I like the way it smells but it isn’t a fragrance I’d wear on myself.
  • Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Plumping Strand Expand (sample size) – I tried this product this morning and it left my hair feeling silky soft and smelling amazing but I don’t feel like it added much volume. My hair is thin and straight and very few volumizing products actually work for me so I’m not surprised. It feels like a very lightweight hair cream and it has a fresh “green” fragrance. There’s no sticky residue and it doesn’t weigh my hair down which is plus.
  • Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel – This is an interesting product. I’ve used lip scrubs/exfoliators but I haven’t seen a peel for lips before. It feels like a lightly moisturizing cream with tiny exfoliating particles in it. The particles seem finer than what you would typically find in a sugar scrub and they don’t seem to dissolve. It left my lips feeling a little tingly but soft and smooth.
  • Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish – I liked last month’s pale pink but now I’m ready for something brighter. Brook Street is a nice bright coral-pink. This one was opaque in two coats but went on smooth enough on the first coat that I could probably get away with just one coat. It had about an average dry-down time. The color reminds me of all the pretty pink flowers that will be blooming soon.
  • Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask – This caught my eye right away so I already gave it a whirl last night. At first sniff, it smells authentically of rose but the fragrance is soft, not overpowering. It feels like a thick cream and has a very soothing effect. I applied this and wore it for about an hour before rinsing with water and patting my face dry. This morning my skin looks “plumper”, as if it is more hydrated. I really like this stuff – too bad it’s so expensive.
  • Alex and Ani Charm Bangle – This stretchy bangle is simple and cute and suits my casual style. It doesn’t have any sharp/rough edges that catch on clothing which is really nice. I don’t tend to wear a lot of jewelry and when I do, I prefer not to wear expensive pieces so this is perfect. I like the swan – it’s supposed to be a symbol of grace, beauty, and love.
March 2014 Glossybox
March 2014 Glossybox
Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist
Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Plumping Strand Expand
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume Plumping Strand Expand
Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel
Etre Belle Cosmetics Liplift Peel
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask
Sisley Paris Black Rose Cream Mask
Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish
Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish
Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish
1 coat of Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish
Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish
2 coats Nails Inc Brook Street Nail Polish
Alex and Ani Charm Bangle
Alex and Ani Charm Bangle
Alex and Ani Charm Bangle
Alex and Ani Charm Bangle

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