February’s Glossybox review

Another blog post, another one about a subscription box (if you even get bored reading these, please let me know!) But this time, I’m writing about my February Glossybox. The theme was Galentines. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s on the 13th February and is a way to celebrate those special relationships you have with any female you have in your life…mum, sister, girlfriends, whoever you want. Women have to stick together, am I right?

The box design on this is amazing. A while background with black strands, covered with bright pink lips, hearts, rainbows and lollipops. It definitely brightened up a dull February morning when I received it. The box was filled with pink tissue paper to fit with the colour theme. While I normally don’t like the tissue paper (especially when the boys get hold of it!), I have to admit that I enjoyed this one. Let’s dive in and I’ll show you what I got!

Ciate London Geology in Pillow Talk –  This is a brand I’ve never heard of before but one I’m keen to get to know more. Their nail polishes are PETA certified and vegan friendly, something which I’m keen to get into as I move more towards a vegan lifestyle. It claims to have a gel finish and lasts up to 10 days without chipping. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet as I’ve got gel polish on my hands but the next time I paint my toes, I’m going to give this a go! This is the mini size and costs £6, a full size one is between £9 and £12.

Steve Laurent Nude Pop Lip Tint – I love a nude lip. I’m not brave enough for anything bright but because I’m quite pale, I like to put some colour on my lips so I don’t look like the undead! I love the gold pot this comes in, it’s the perfect size to fit in my changing bag (which is a standard rucksack these days!) This is also a cruelty free product, is hydrating and long lasting which is exactly what I want from a lip product. However, this costs £17 and as much as I like it, it’s a bit out of my price range!

Studio 10 Beauty Makeup Mist Glow-Plexion – I’m not really sure what to make of this product. The Glossybox leaflet says you can use it as a primer, refresher and setting spray. I’ve tried it as a primer but it just makes my face feel wet and quite sticky. It doesn’t make my makeup stay longer, if anything I feel like it slides off. But I quite like it as a setting spray. It gives a dewiness to my skin which I like and if my skin feels tight during the day, a spritz of this and it feels nice again. I got the travel size which is £14 and the full size is £26. I don’t think I’d buy this, I’d probably opt for separate primers and setting sprays instead.

Icano Milano Emotion Allowed Mascara – This is my least favourite product. There’s nothing positive I can say about this. It doesn’t do anything good for my lashes, it makes them look spidery and not fuller at all. There’s no narrow neck on the bottle so loads of product comes out and sticks to my eyelashes, leaving them wet and putting black marks everywhere. This would cost £15 and if you haven’t already guessed, no way would I buy this.

Sleek Makeup Divine eyeshadow palette in Storm – For someone who didn’t used to wear eyeshadow, I now own 4 palettes and I was super excited to add this to my collection. I’ve heard some great things about Sleek and the colours on this palette are gorgeous. I haven’t had a chance to try them out yet but I’m hoping they come out as pigmented as they look in the box. While nude and brown shadows are my favourite, I’m loving the pops of colour in this palette. This would cost £8.99 and I’ve already looked to see which other palettes they do.

I think the eyeshadow palette is my favourite item this month with the Steve Laurent lip tint coming a close second. Obviously the mascara was my least favourite and I’ll have to go out and find a different mascara which looks good. Did you get the Glossybox this month? Which products did you get and which one was your favourite?

Shannon x


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