December and January Glossybox Review

Due to all the festivities during December I seemed to have completely forgotten to post my December Glossybox review, so instead of missing it completely I thought I’d pop Decembers and Januarys together in one post (actually leaving this so late I might as well pop February’s box in the mix lol).

 

Decembers Box

Decembers box was a pretty impressive bunch of products, although containing mostly drugstore items I loved all the items picked out for this months box.

Firstly came a lipstick from MDMflow which is a brand I’d actually never heard of, you were given the opportunity to choose which shade of lipstick you received, I picked the shade Spice (obvs the nude shade lol), and I’m really happy with the shade itself.  The lipstick retails at £20, which, personally I wouldn’t pay- I think I’d just opt for a MAC lipstick, but the pigment and formulation is pretty damn good.

A product I’m really excited to try is the Browcote, a waterproof brow sealer.  I think this is a pretty new product (or at least it would have been if I’d have got this post up on time), which states it will practically ‘lock’ your brows in place with a clear, gel-like formula.  The same brand make a similar product for your lips called Lipcote, which I’ve been eyeing up for a while so if this brow product proves to be good I’ll definitely be picking up Lipcote!

Next was a Revlon nail polish in the shade Grey Suede I’m a big nail polish fan so I’m always happy to receive a polish in a box (not that I actually need anymore), the colour is a very subtle nude shade which I think would give a perfect ‘manicured’ look.

Essence is one of my favourite budget brands so I was pretty excited to see a full-size product from them in the box, the ‘Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette‘, contains 3 highlighting powders with light reflecting powders to create that perfect ‘no-makeup glow’.  This retails at only £3 so the quality isn’t up there with the likes of Becca and MAC but, for the price, you certainly can’t complain.

Finally came a single shadow from GOSH, I haven’t given this ago yet but I have tried their palettes in the past which I’ve really liked so I’m excited to give this ago.

Januarys box

Januarys box was dubbed the ‘Edible Edition’, with three products containing ‘edible’ ingredients.  Firstly was the Nip and Fab Kale Kix Moisturiser, I’ve used this a few times already and

Firstly was the Nip and Fab Kale Kix Moisturiser, I’m so down for trying new moisturizers as, currently, my skin is a dry mess.  This felt super lovely on the skin, very refreshing and hydrating, and I have a feeling I may end up picking up the full-size version of this soon!

Next is the Vitamasque Manuka Honey Sheet Mask, as you can see from the packaging in the picture, I have already used this and it was nice- nothing too special and I didn’t notice any difference in my skin but I’m never going to complain about receiving a sheet mask in a box.

Last ‘edible’ product was the Unani Milk Cleanser,  I haven’t tried this yet but I do tend to enjoy these kind of cleansers so I’ll give this a go when I’ve used up my current cleanser.

A product we’ve seen before in a Glossybox are the Invisibobbles, I do use these but they aren’t my favourite and I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy them.  They tend to get tangled in my hair quite often and they don’t always look the most flattering when in the hair,  I think a 50 pack of black bobbles for a quid will do me just fine.

Lastly, we have a single eyeshadow from The Balm, a brand I have loved for a while now and I don’t believe I have this eyeshadow in my collection (although it may be in one of my palettes), this is a gorgeous matte, deep brown shade which I’ll be sure to use soon!

Apologies for this suuuuper late post but I hope you enjoyed it none the less.  If you received either of these boxes let me know what you thought of them!

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