27 October 2013

October Glossybox!

Hello you gorgeous lot! Sorry for my silence at the end of last week, you know when you have those times when you're so busy that you don't even have enough time to sit down and breath? Yeah, that happened to me last week. There were times when I'd sit down to work on this blog or on a video post, and then something would happen that would mean I had to postpone it. But fear not! I'm back, after a fun day of building up some posts to share with you guys! 

One of those posts is reviewing my October Glossybox, which I needed to do desperately as I'll be getting my next one soon! Some of you may remember in my last post about Glossybox that I said I would be giving them another go before deciding whether to switch to another company or not (if you don't remember, the post is here). Well, I still haven't come to a decision! The thing is, I discovered a couple of amazing things, while the rest didn't make me want to run to the shops to buy the full size versions of them. But, lets have a look at what I got, and maybe you guys can help me in making up my mind!

Again, I haven't had a chance to look at the magazine as life has been so hectic, but I really enjoyed the September one, even if it was a little short. 

MeMeMe Cherub's Blush - Cheek and Lip Tint
So this was the only full size product I got in this box, which was a little disappointing. But I was excited to try this as I've not really tried any products by MeMeMe before, and I wanted to give cheek and lip tints a shot. It has very pretty packaging and has a little applicator brush, but the first thing that struck me about this product was the scent. IT SMELLS SO GOOOODDDDD!!!!! It basically smells of Turkish Delight, which is one of my all time favourite smells! It just makes me want to eat it (or drink it, in this case, but either way, not advisable)! I actually can't get enough! However, be careful when smelling this, because you may end up with it on your nose, and this stuff is hard to budge, which is a good thing if you're wearing it on your lips or cheeks, but not on your nose. I wouldn't advise it! Or on your hands either. I basically went around today with pink stained fingertips after I spilled some on them! Clumsy me! But anyway, this product has grown on me. When I first wore it out, I found that it made my lips look quite small and that put me off it a little. But today when doing this post, I decided to give it another go, and I realised what I was doing wrong! When I first tried it, I just put it on straight from the brush, but today I applied it with the brush, but then blended it in with my finger, and this gave it a more even coverage. I would also recommend putting a little Vaseline or lip balm over the top to give you a 'just-bitten' look. I also tried it on my cheeks, and even though it isn't very clear in these photos, I think when I have foundation on (to cover up my horrible redness that my cheeks sometimes flush to) it'll give a really nice natural colour to your cheeks. 4 out of 5

Katy Perry Killer Queen Fragrance
I seriously love trying out and discovering new fragrances, and this one is no exception! This is a great scent, a floral/fruity mix with some deep undertones that aren't too overpowering, despite the name! All together it is a bit heavy in the nose, so use sparingly. I love that the full size packaging has sentimental symbols on it that are personal to Katy, it really makes it feel like a lot of care and detail has been put into it, which makes it worth buying. I also like that, in the sample I got, it tells you what different scents have been used. 4 out of 5

Monu Illuminating Primer
This was my first experience of using a primer, as I had been looking around for one to choose, but wasn't sure about which one to try. Me being sent one in my box certainly helped! Applying this before my foundation made my skin look instantly brighter, and also made my foundation a lot easier to remove afterwards. However, you can use this on its own as a pick-me-up for when your skin is looking tired. I'm tempted to also mix it with a small amount of foundation to create a tinted moisturiser, one of my fave products since I first started using makeup! However, I don't think I'll be rushing out to buy the full size version, as in my box this month, I discovered a product that is so multitasking, I fell head over heels for it! But this is still a very good primer, so I give a 3 out of 5. 

Premae Multi-Vit Smoothie Serum
I'm having to control myself while writing about this product, because I'm seriously obsessed with it! I know for sure that this will be going in my October favourites. This is the product that has beaten the Monu Primer above to my favourite primer post! I don't even know where to start! Okay, I'll just bullet point it to stop me rambling!
  • It soothes redness. My cheeks are always red. This is saving me majorly from turning into a tomato regularly. 
  • Hydrates my skin. I'm prone to eczema, so this is amazing when I have a bit of eczema on my face as it doesn't irritate it.
  • Stops shine and keeps my skin matte. I sometimes get a bit shiny, so this is great at controlling it!
  • Using it before moisturising in the morning gives your skin a real lift. 
  • You can use it as a primer, and mix it with foundation to create your own BB cream! Nuff said!
I give this a big fat 5 out of 5!

Eva Cosmetics Mystic Diamond Arganoil
At the moment, I've been using serums on my hair, so it was great to give this arganoil product a go! Although I didn't see any immediate effects, I did notice that after using this, my hair has gone a bit of a lighter blonde on the lengths! I'm definitely okay with this! However, I didn't really feel that this product 'did what it said on the tin' so I give it a 3 out of 5.

So what do you guys think? Do you think I should stay with Glossybox?


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