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Glossybox February 2013

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Glossybox February 2013

It’s Glossybox* time again, and this months offering focuses on the impending day of Valentines.  Consequently, the box is a little different in a slightly brighter baby pink with a darker pink bow across the lid.  I love it when the boxes are different and I think this one is my favourite design to date.

Glossybox February 2013

There’s a good mix this month and the idea behind the theme is that all products are aimed at making you feel a little more special for V. day, regardless of whether you’re in a relationship or not.  Therefore, there are 3 make-up items, 1 skincare and 1 body item. As usual, I’ll list them in order of favourites:

Helen E Cosmetics Moisturising Lipstick

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I’m not sure if we all got the same shade this month, but the shade I got is called Dusk which a deep, dark, vampy red. In the tube it doesn’t look like anything special and I thought it looked a little too brown-based for my liking, but on swatching it transforms to a beautiful blood red shade that can be smudged in as a stain or built-up for drama.

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The texture feels glossy and moisturising and I’ll definitely be wearing this on days when I can’t be bothered to do too much with my eye make-up. This is full-sized and worth £8.

Micabella Cosmetics Mineral Blush Powder

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The shade I got in my box is called Terra Cotta which is a rich, warm bronze/orange shade I think will probably suit most skin tones.  It’s both highly blendable and buildable meaning it could be also used as an eye shade, and the high shimmer count means it could replace a highlighter too.  I’m not sure how well I’ll get on with such a shimmery shade as a blush, but I think I’m most likely to use this as an eye shadow and I love anything for eyes that has a strong orange or red leaning. The sample in the box was a bit mean coming in at just 0.8g  when you consider that the full-sized product is 9g priced at £34.95.

Q The Fine Fragrance Body Spray

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I received Radiance in my box which I’m pleasantly surprised to report is actually a very pretty fragrance.  It’s gentle and fairly neutral, although it is a little floral making it more appropriate for women.  I was most surprised by the price of this which is £2.29 for 100ml (as included in box) as there is no way I would’ve guessed this to be so cheap; neither the packaging nor the fragrance itself screams “bargain basement” so it’s definitely a brand to keep an eye out for.

MeMeMe Cosmetics Beat the Blues

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MeMeMe, or “Bargain Benefit” as I tend to call them due to their high-street takes on Benefit products, have given us another take on a Benefit classic which is their answer to High Beam, Beat the Blues. I received Pearl Pink which is pretty much exactly High Beam, just in different packaging and for a lot less.  I haven’t had a chance to use this fully so I can’t compare product yet, but I can say that the brush has solidified inside meaning it’s going to be a right pain to use this properly, so maybe it really is a case of you get what you pay for? This is full-sized and costs £5.50.

Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream 

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This is last in my list of favourites purely and simply because it isn’t something I’ll be able to use due to my commitment to the Jan Marini regime.  I absolutely love the name and it smells gorgeous; raspberries are one of my favourite smells so the idea of a face cream that smells of them is very appealing! I got on really well with a couple of other Docteur Renaud products, so I’m pleased to see this make an appearance.  We got 30ml of this, and the full-sized 50ml is £25.

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Also included in this V.day box was a heart-shaped lollipop from Glossybox.  I think this months offering is nice, although nothing too exciting.  I think I was spoilt by January’s box though as I really loved all the contents in that.  I love the design of this box and there are a couple of gems, so I look forward to reading the other reviews to see what everyone else thought.  More info about Glossybox can be found here.

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8 Responses to “Glossybox February 2013”

  1. Tia says:

    Hi hun, did you have a good Christmas and New Year? This box looks quite nice, I love the actual box itself hehe :) xxx

  2. Love what you got in your box – I got the Helen e cosmetics lipstick in cafe au lait which was a brown shade, and wish I got Dusk! I got a cute eyeshadow duo in gold and brown shades which was nice. Overall I loved my Feb box x

    • Sascha BG says:

      Oooo I like the sound of the Eyeshadow duo but I do think I did better with the shade of lipstick; it’s actually really wearable and great for dressed-down days xx

  3. Myriad says:

    My lipstick shade was Caribbean, which on me was a horrible Seventies-looking orangey coral, worth it for my boyfriend’s attempts to be diplomatic about how it looked. The actual formula is nice though, which I suppose is the actual point of a sample. That said, I think I’d be more likely to buy another one if I could wear and enjoy this one instead of laughing at it.

    I looked up the MeMeMe mascara I got and it has very mixed reviews, but I can always try it with a different brush.

    The margarita-flavoured warming massage oil isn’t a very single-person-friendly sample, and is hilariously overpackaged, but I’ll reserve judgement until I use it. I was dubious about the flavour until I saw the other options and concluded that it was probably my best option. I wonder whether I need to add my own salt?

    • Sascha BG says:

      I’m kind of jealous you got a mascara…your assessment of the lipstick shade sounds terrible; I’m not sure the Seventies are making a comeback any time soon, sadly. It sounds like your contents were completely different to mine! I read your comment mentioning salt and did a little shudder as I had Tequila over the weekend and the thought of it still makes me feel rather unwell…xx

  4. Faye says:

    I like your Feb box. The mememe pearl pink is nice to try.

    • Sascha BG says:

      I’m not sure on it to be honest (the MeMeMe product) as the brush is soooo cheap. It sounds like everyone got quite a lot of different things in this month’s box xx

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