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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Glossybox Number Two ¦October

 Glossybox ¦ October ¦ Six Pack.

So this is what we got this month. Not a great range but i think the box is still a winning with very expensive brands going into the box.First we have the Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Hanky Panky but i wont be doing a write up on this product because i am doing two swaps on for two other colours. So i will be doing a full review on the three polishes to give a better impression of the brand. 

♥ STILA. Smudge stick waterproof eyeliner.
Colour: Moray.
Full size: £13.00
Sample Size: £13.00

GB Opinion: Stila's highly pigmented, waterproof eye liner glides on delivering intense, vibrant colour with staying power.

BJunkies Opinion: This eyeliner is truely waterproof, i worn it on a Monday night down town and it was pouring down with rain and all my other make up came off all down my face but my Stila eyeliner. I was quite shocked actually because i didn't think it would of stayed on through that, i was wrong. Moray is a beautiful colour of dark mermaid green with hints of gold glitter
perfect for top or bottom lash line

   MultiVitamin Thermalfoliant
   Full Size: £40.50, 75ml.
  Sample Size: £6.07, 15ml.

GB Opinion: A powerful thermal skin polisher that combines physical and chemical exfoliant.

BJunkies Opinion: This is fab i love it, i trained to be a beauty therapist with Dermalogica and it's such a good brand to work with. Also a lot of companies work with Dermalogica to bring brightness to the skin. Each of Dermalogica's products are tailored to each skin type. So really people under 25 shouldn't be using Age Smart but we could just get a head start on protecting our skin. What the product actually does is heats up as you massage the exfoliant in, but it's like bursts of heat only lasts about 3 seconds each time. I used it in the shower at like 11pm i woke up the next morning my skin was brighter and smoother i didn't want to wear foundation that day.

MultiVitamin Power Recover Masque.
Full Size: £33.00. 70ml.
Sample Size: £4.95, 15ml.

GB Opinion: A Powerful masquw of concentrated antioxidant vitamins to help skin recover and regenerate.

BJunkies Opinion: I don't really use masques, only time i do is when me and my (quite girly) boyfriend do it together, just so i don't look silly if he walks in. But its been a while since one of those nights so might be the next one to try out. 

Renewal Lip Complex. (with beauty bag)
Full Size: £22.50 1.75ml.
Sample Size: £12.00 1ml.
Bag: £5.00 ish.

GB Opinion: A daily treatment that restores the delicate lip tissue.

BJunkies Opinion: Sorry i don't use lip products, im sure it's really good quality but i can't stand them. So up for swaps? 
Whereas the bag, i love this is my new make up bag for my handbag! Love this extra.

♥ ROBERT PIGUET. Eau de Parfums.
Full Size: £65.00, 75ml.
Sample Size: £0.98, 1.5ml.

This one im not really going to talk much about, Glossybox didn't really have a opinion on them just that it's his three signature scents. Personally i didn't think that much of them. Fracas is a weird floral scent, Visa is not much difference and Calypso is more of a warm scent which is the best one out of the three but i didn't like these much.   

Good Box - 4/6
Box Worth - £49.96

Saturday, 22 October 2011's Winter Saves.
Pre- Winter Warmers.

10% of all featured brands in box.
Code: BBOCT10

You open up you Feelunique box like a draw which is very different to the other boxes also that have no tissue paper just the black Zig Zag paper trimmings. This is my favorite type of box design.
October's box was all about strengthening, soothing and protecting yourselves. So feelunique is brands you properly heard of and just samples to try before you buy off of there website. In this box i have heard of Tigi- Catwalk, Caudalie Paris and Orly the other two are brand new to me. Sorry this is a little late i wanted to try the products before reviewing them this time.

Foaming face wash. £18.40 -200ml.

Feelunique Opinion: A two-in-one oil free exfoliating wash for all skin types, this fresh fruity cleanser contains rose hip extract, milk thistle, passion flower and chamomile. Splash your face with water, apply generously over face and neck massage, rinse well and follow with a moisturizer.
BJunkies Opinion: 50ml. This product doesn't stand out to me its something you can find in boots quite easily and its a two in one which i don't agree with one will always take out the other. Its a nice wash but i wont be buying.

Catwalk Sleek mystique straight collection, Blow out balm. £10.35-90ml. 

Feelunique Opinion: Inspired by the mysteries of the orient, this blow out balm gives a smooth, glossy, frizz free finish with sacrificing natural fullness. For the perfect blow out, smooth balm through hair and blow dry in sections using a round or paddle brush.
BJunkies Opinion: Everyone loves Tigi is too famous not too, its a lovely product and i hope to see the other two from the collection in future boxes we got full size aswell. I already have lots of Tigi and Bedhead products because my college trains with them. Has a slightly shimmer in the balm, nice touch.

Crabtree & Evelyn.
India Hicks Island Living Spider Lily Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy. £8.00-50g.
Feelunique Opinion: Escape the busy demands of your day with the exotic scent of an island paradise. A lightweight shea butter formula blended with conditioning macadamia nut oil and aloe that soothes and moisturises. A luxurious way to keep your hands soft.
BJunkies Opinion: Mmm... I'm not sold on this product. It's not lightweight and it smells strange too me. I think i'm going to stick to my Balance Me Hand Care. But we did get full size again.

Nail Lacquer. £8.75-18ml 

Green With Envy

Feelunique Opinion: Slick on a bold hue for high impact colour and shine, This exciting and durable nail lacquer is on trend for all occasions! Fast drying, lost-lasting, high gloss nail colour free of DBP, Formaldehyde & Toluene. Apply 2 coats after a base coat and finish with a top coat.
BJunkies Opinion: Love the colour. I'm very greens, blues, purples and blacks so that was good. It paints on gorgeous smooth and almost one stroke cover. Down fall i don't understand why make a mini version of a nail polish which isn't that big anyway but never mind can win them all.

Caudalie Paris.
Vinexpert Radiance Day Fluid SPF10. £30.60-30ml.

Feelunique Opinion: This energizing fluid with SPF 10 offers complete firming, protective and anti wrinkle action along with optimum moisture to ensure a glowing complexion all day long.
BJunkies Opinion: Favorite product by far in this box, this one is on my wish list and save me another month so i will be getting Novembers box. I have no wrinkles yet but this serum just makes my cheeks glow i love it paired with my Caudalie Paris Sorbet Creme from Carmine Box.

                        Burberry Body.
Lush smell!!

In Conclusion...
Not there best box, my first one but i've seen better from them, i will be doing Novembers but if i am only impressed with 1 1/2 products again december might not happen :-( hopefully its all out next month. 

Welcome to Carmine!

This is my forth beauty box that i have subscribed to in the past 2 months, yes i am a little obsessed but i can't help it everyone else is too! So everyone should know by now how these beauty boxes work if not go to my blog a few below called Beauty Box Galore that will explain everything. Anyway Carmine i think have tried to be a bit clever with how they have presented themselves and how they get things done. As this is there first box i think they did quite well.

So when you receive you box which your first box has no waiting list it's shipped to you straight away. It looks like this a different look to GB & BP. Orange I like actually.

Inside that is your actual box which is slightly bigger than all the other beauty boxes and i like that. I am currently using it to put my nail polish in. But the foiled pink splat that is on the Carmine box i love i think its really original.

When you open your box you see a bright almost neon green inside with the Carmine logo again. This is so much different than black, pink & white. Fair enough the When you open your box you see a bright almost neon green inside with the Carmine logo again. This is so much different than black, pink & white. Fair enough the black tissue paper is the same but they have a red bow and zig zaggie paper trimmings. 

Balance Me.
*Super Moisturizing Hand Cream. £14.50 -100ml

Carmine Opinion: Made by the experts in natural skincare, this multi award winning cream will get you soft and smooth from head to tow - with delicate aromatherapy scents included. 
BJunkies Opinion: This is the best hand cream I have ever used, it smells like special cleansing gel from Dermalogica i think personally. I actually used so much I and went onto the facebook beauty box swaps page and wanted to swap something from my other 4 boxes for another tube but had no luck. So when i get a bit more money in my bank i am going to buy another tube. As for now my very used one is always in my handbag ready for me.

Daniel Sandler.
*Eye Delight in Peach. £10.25 Each

Carmine Opinion: A pot of sweet, shimmery dust to give your eyes a little something to smile about. Created by professional make up artist Daniel Sandler, this incredibly versatile ye colour can swept across the eyelids or mixed with water for a bolder effect.
BJunkies Opinion: The texture of this shadow is gorgeous so gentle and light, i'm not a pink kind of girl though and its very girly for my taste. So yet again i am trying to swap for the colour Ice but no many people got this colour. If you are interested in Peach and you have Ice leave me a message. 

*Nail Repair Natural. £12.95

Carmine Opinion: Produced by Dutch experts in nail, cuticle and hand care, this little lacquer is not just another nail vanish. Made with TLC brush it on to naturally strengthen and protect your nails.
BJunkies Opinion: Now i have short nails being a Nail Tech i always have false ones on which causes so much damage to your natural nail, so i took them off for a week and tried this polish. Brilliant. Nails are back the way they were before I used false ones. But now i have false back i now use the polish as a base coat for my toes makes the colour i want look so much deeper and a smooth finish to the nail. 

The Balm.
*Fratboy All-in-one shadow/blush. £16.34 

Carmine Opinion: Want to get noticed by those college frat boys? this  peachy- apricot- coloured blush doubles up as an eye shadow and miraculously adds life to any skin tone. So hold the ketchup, here's a taste of cintage America that will also go nicely in your handbag.
BJunkies Opinion: First impression of this was its like a Benefit product and i love Benefit. So i was there already. I now use this as my everyday blusher. They are right too people have noticed me looking slightly healthier coloured. 

Caudalie Paris.
*Quenching Sorbet-Creme. £20.00 - 40ml

Carmine Opinion: This deliciously creamy sorbet will naturally refresh and hydrate you skin with all the anti- oxidizing powers of red grape seed. It's the perfect way the quench you thirst after your summer hoildays! 
BJunkies Opinion: I Have A New Boyfriend... CAUDALIE PARIS. I love it! It's amazing. Its so moisturing but yet drys on your skin so fast. It absorbs so quickly deep into your skin and leaves no greasy due. It is now in my daily routine after my Colbert MD eye cream and Caudalie Paris Daily Fluid. (which is from Feelunique's)

Also for you who would like to try Caudalie Paris for yourself,
there is a promotion at the moment. Spend £40 Get £12.50 worth
of travel products. Enter code CARMINE1 by 15thNov2011.

In conclusion...
Carmine is a really great box for £12.75. Nice brands, Keeps there promises, Fast Delivery, Different and Unique. I love all my products in Octobers box i will keep trying to swap the peach for ice if not i'm just going to buy the ice as well. I am going to keep my order for November and see if they can keep it up!


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

J'adore Boudoir Prive

Really sorry that this is a month late.
Septembers box.
6 Products & 2 Extras

First Boudoir Prive box did come ages ago but i haven't been able to take pictures so finally we have the review YAYS!

So anyway for you who don't know know what Boudoir Prive is theres are blog 2 below this one called 'Beauty box galore' that will explain everything too you. This is only so this post isn't so long as the Glossybox post.  Err yes it is tehe!

So September box is called Les Indispensables.
1. Things that are absolutely necessary.
2. The 6 beauty must haves of the month selected by the
 BP team especially for you

When your very kind postman/ women come to your door with your
very own special beauty box, this is what you receive. Now it
is the same as Glossybox's but without the patterns and
the Boudoir Prive logo instead so it's quite safe outer packaging
tight fit so your products aren't thrown around.

After ripping off the outer layer i found this now yet again they have
copied Glossybox's box a tiny bit with the same pink and a black
logo on the front. But i actually prefer this box.
It has a magnetic flap on the side which opens up your box
i think this is more practical.

As you can see its a very pretty and simple inside box.
Nice black tissue paper and pink bow with the mirror sticker, which is
on my college book at the moment.
Also you get the little fold out booklet of
all the products you receive.

Now the fun part what you get.
Lots This Month!

Body Care:
 Tropic Skincare -body smooth.
Retailing at £19.95, 200ml.

20ml. Rub onto dry hand for 20 seconds,
rinse with warm water and pat dry.

BP says: We love this 100% natural body smooth from Tropic skincare, founded by the Apprentice's Susan Ma. Enriched with nourishing Sea Minerals, Jojoba and Macadamia oil, its smooths and hydrates skin wonderfully.

BJunkie Says: This product is really good you don't just have to use it on your hands, which i found out by another blog because i was having a blond moment and just reading the instructions. I actually used it on my feet before i painted my toes. The real strong lemon smell is fab, made my shoes smell of lemons too.

Agent Provocateur -L'Agent.
Retailing at £70.00, 100ml
                         £50.00, 50ml

Apply the perfume to bare skin, focusing on your pressure points.

BP Says: This seductive scent will turn you into the centre of attention and will make you feel sexy, mysterious and captivating. A new classic scent for ladies by Agent Provocateur.

BJunkie Says: I love this scent its so lush, i worn it every day since I've had it and now I've run out and actually thinking about buying the 100ml bottle. Also the real bottle it comes in is really quite nice too, black fading into pink simple rounded bottle. EVERYONE HAS TOO visit the website, once you do you'll know why.

Hair Care:
Macadamia -Hair Repair.
Retailing at £5.75, 10ml
                            £29.95, 125ml

Apply to either dry or wet hair, focusing on the ends.
Use an as overnight treatment for best results.

BP Says: This oil treatment, suitable for all hair types, will make your hair visibly smooth, frizz free and shiny. An amazing product to repair your after the damage caused over the summer.

BJunkie Says: Our product sample was actually the 10ml one so we got £5.75 worth of product in our hair care part which i think is so good that pays over half the box. But yeah i dye my hair all the time, I've gone through blond, red, purple and now i am brunette with blond strips so my hair is very damaged. I thought this was just another product on the shelf that doesn't work, but it does seriously work my hair is shiny, smooth and no split ends AT ALL! I will defo be buying the 125ml bottle.

Zoya -Nail Polish.
Retailing at £9.98 each bottle.
Colour: Marina.

Apply a base coat and up to two layers of lacquer
before finishing with a top coat.

BP Says: Add a beautiful touch of shimmer to your fingertips with this nail polish from Zoya's new Smoke & Mirrors collection for Autumn/Winter.

BJunkie Says: I've heard a lot about Zoya and I've been really wanting to try a polish for a while now so when i opened my box and saw it i was thrilled. But when i was looking through the other BP blogs i saw people had different colours and i saw the Gem colour (which is the deep purple with gold glitter) in the picture above.  So i went on the swap facebook site but no one wanted to swap with me, i am just as happy with my colour though, i wear it on my toes after polishing them with Tropic body smooth. As for the whole collection i love both the Smoke and the Mirrors, the only colours i don't like are Yara & Tao from Mirrors, Dree from Smoke. I'm thinking about buying both Gem from Mirrors and Jana from Smoke. 

Colbert MD -Nourish Eye Cream.
Retailing at £90.00, 15ml!!!!

Apply around and under your eyes
morning and night.

BP Says: Colbert MD, the skincare used daily by HRH Kate Middleton and Sienna Miller, brings you a new impressive Eye cream which re-hydrates the skin around your eyes and reduces puffiness and dark circles.

BJunkies Says: Well we got the 5ml pot in our box which means it'll be worth £30.00 its the size of a 10p but your only using the tiniest bit around your eyes. Its a very nice product its one of my favorites from the September box but i wouldn't pay £90 for it i mean its worth that but i couldn't just throw money at things like that. One day i will though.

Make Up:
Cargo Cosmetics -Boogie Nights.
Retailings at £13.00 for all 5.
Colour: 01 Silver Glitter.

Draw across upper eyelids. For extra impact,
apply to your lower lids.
BP Says: Make your eyes pop with this stunningly wild eye pencil from Cargo Cosmetics. A prefect shimmery pencil for day and night.

BJunkies Says: I did like this eye liner but it hurts drawing across my upper lids because it has glitter within the product and i know i am being such a wimp now but it really does hurt! So i have given it to mum get again. But no review she hasn't used it yet.

Smoke & Mirrors Tester Case.
Mai Couture- Blot & Bronze.

Love this now i know all the colours and what they would look like on me or a client.
Might just end up getting the whole collections and giving the 3 colours i don't like to mum again.

Don't really know why the bothered with these, to be honest i really don't like them you get 2 and they don't work. Not BP fault its the company's but yeah will not be buying these ever! Only product i truthly disliked in bother BP and GB.