Tuesday, 8 May 2012

April GlossyBox

Why hello there GlossyBox, fancy seeing you in April! I feel like every month this box comes later and later, I was surprised it made it to me in April and not May. However, it does always seem to be worth the wait. I'm just an impatient individual! Let's go through the box shall we?

Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer - Well, isn't that great timing. I was just about to purchase this product when my Glossybox arrived. I was in need of a new daily moisturizer, and haven't found "the one" yet. I have always heard good reviews on Aveeno and wanted to try this product out. Since this is a full size product, Glossybox just saved me an additional $22 :) I love that this has SPF and the consistency is great! Super happy with this product.
Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gel - This was the only product that seemed to vary throughout individuals boxes. I am not crazy about this scent, while it is pretty it is very heavy, and not typical to what I look for in a shower gel. This is another full size product, which should last quite awhile.
Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara - Wow, three full size products? Now I have officially been spoiled! Marcelle is a great brand here in Canada, definitely on the more expensive end of drugstore makeup. I can't wait to try this out, however it will have to wait since I just started a new mascara recently. I hate having things going to waste, and always only have one mascara going at a time so they don't dry up before I get a decent amount of use out of it.
Wella Brilliance Conditioner and Treatment - I believe we received another Wella product in a previous box, but I never got to try it because my boyfriend swiped mine on me! Instead of just asking me to pick up some more shampoo for him, he sneaks in and steals mine! I was actually happy we received the conditioner and treatment and not another form of shampoo, since I tend to be pickier with my shampoo's...but will try almost any conditioner. Not sure what to make of the diamond dust... it sounds super luxurious, but whether or not it will make a difference is still yet to be seen.
Marcelle BB Cream in Light - I was really excited to see this sample, though not crazy about the packaging of the sample. I had read such a great review on this product over on Cosmetic Proof, and had been trying to convince myself to commit, but my Shopper's hasn't had any in stock for months. I did try this product out on my day off, and love it. The coverage is amazing, it leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking amazing. And the lasting power is really outstanding, I even got caught in a downpour and my makeup didn't move! I found the finish slightly dewy on me, but a quick sweep of setting powder and I was good to go. However, I won't be purchasing the full size of this product. Why you ask? The colour is way to dark for me. Ah, the burdens of being border line albino. The only way to make the colour work is to blend it with a lighter foundation... which wold defeat the purpose don't you think? Oh well!

I loved my GlossyBox... Did you?

xo Kathryn

21 comments:

  1. Did you get the lighter shade or the darker one for your BB Cream? I haven't tried mine out yet, but now I'm worried because I'm borderline albino too lol

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    1. Nevermind, just saw the "in light" - now I'm definitely worried!

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    2. Haha ya I did get light and maybe it'll be ok for you...I'm very very very pale...there are always testers at Shoppers so maybe try it out first? Let me know. :)

      Xo

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  2. "Ah, the burdens of being border line albino." I LOL'd. Sorry that the colour is too dark for you :( great review! I was really happy to get the aveeno moisturizer too!

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    1. Haha that's alright im going to give the Asian ones a try and she if I can get a lighter colour! Such a good box this month !

      Xo

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  3. I tried out the Aveeno and it's pretty good! So I'm not a big fan of their hand cream, but I will put this moisturizer to use (my husband likes it too). I'm glad it has spf as well!

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    1. I like that it has spf too because on days I'm just going to work and home I depend on my moisturizer to have spf!! Haven't decided if I'll repurchase or not yet!

      Xo

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  4. Wow what a great box!! I wish I had gotten it, but I lost my credit card last month...so instead of informing me that I needed to update my information, they just didn't send me a glossy box :(...

    My mom loves the Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer, shes been using it for about a year now!

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    1. That's silly they should be more on top of that as part of their customer service! It is a great moisturizer...are you getting a box next month?

      Xo

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  5. Awwww, albino! To be fair, the BB Cream only came in two shades and it's hard to match everyone. Maybe some Asian BB Creams are the answer? They have way more selection in terms of shades. I'm glad you liked it though even if it was a little bit too light.

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    1. Your review was dead on for this product :) I think your right either an Asian brand or a brand with more colour selection might work for me!

      Xo

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  6. That moisturiser looks amazing :) Great that its full size too!

    xxx

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    1. Ya couldn't believe there were 3 full size items!!! Definitely good timing since I needed a new moisturizer!

      Xo

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  7. Hey! I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

    http://www.cutely-whimsical.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks hun I really appreciate it!!

      Xo

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  8. These glossy boxes look really interesting, I have been thinking of signing up.

    Great post and blog by the way, I was wondering if you would like to follow each other? Check out my blog and let me know :)

    xx

    http://fashion-nerdette.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I would love to follow each other :) going to check out your blog right now! Thanks for the comment hun

      xo

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  9. Hey Kathryn,

    Just want to let you know that I tagged you in the "get to know me" tag. Just want to know a little bit more about my fellow bloggers :D I hope you have fun answering my questions!

    Click here

    Samantha
    nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks hun! I read that tag you did and it was so cute and really great to get to know the blogger behind the blog:) will start working on mine asap!!

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  10. definitely interested in what you think of the wella product- keep us updated :)


    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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    1. Will make sure to put them in a raves and returns as soon as I develop an opinion I can stand behind :)

      xo

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