I received my December Glossybox mid month and although this review is later than normal, I wanted to let you know my thoughts especially because I am so impressed with one of the products we received; the Steve Laurant Precision Tip Eyeliner in Black Approx RRP £18. Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription box which costs £10.00 (plus p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.
Five personalised beauty products are included each month which are normally sent wrapped in pink tissue paper with a black bow in the signature pink Glossybox but this month is one of the collector’s edition boxes designed beautifully by Irish lifestyle brand, Dusty Boy. You can sign up through my referral link here if you want and then you will get 20% off your first box when you subscribe, thank you in advance if you do use my link.
Firstly my favourite item from this month’s box, the Steve Laurant Precision Tip Eyeliner – had never heard off this brand before and was delighted to see this was one of the five FULL SIZE items we received in our box this month, more about the rest later. If you have been reading my posts, or following me for a while I am sure you know by now black eyeliner is one of most have makeup items. Was not sure what to expect from this eyeliner as quality and staying power of different eyeliners can be so hit and miss.
Love the rose gold and white colour scheme – a Rose Gold with white lettering outer box which the eyeliner packaging matches perfectly, also comes sealed which is great and although packaging is lightweight still looks and feels like a high-end product.
Application & Results
It has a precision felt tip which is so easy to apply either as a fine line or built up to a thicker line. Although I am not a master of the ‘flick’ this is perfect for it as well. Good strong colour and when you swatch on your hand there seems to be a slight sheen to it but not really obvious when applied. I have found this liner to be so long lasting, although sometimes I have applied again towards the evening time if I am going out but this is what I would normally would do with any eyeliner I use. No irritation either and already think this may become my favourite eyeliner, at the minute it is anyway, better than what I have been using recently.
Only downside is it may be difficult to get as not many places seem to be stocking Steve Laurant in the UK at the moment, therefore to make sure I do not run out I treated myself to another box – such great value as box costs less than the RRP price of the eyeliner and you get another four full size items and a treat as well, hard to beat that.
Now on to the rest of the products we got this month, the usual product / beauty information card and the following four FULL SIZE products & a little ‘sweet’ treat:
Naobay Equilibria Gel to Milk Cleanser (75ml) states RRP £15.99 but £12.59 on ecco-verde.com – have tried a number of Naobay products before through beauty boxes and although ok products, was not impressed enough with any of them for me to go on and purchase. This is a thick cleansing gel with a light fragrance and feels a bit different when applying because of the thicker consistency but once you add water it turns into a cleansing milk which feels nice on the skin and is so easily rinsed off. I found it does leave my skin feeling clean and t-zone appears less shiny, better base for applying serums, moisturisers. Although my skin does not feel too tight afterwards, I do not feel it leaves my skin as hydrated as my L’Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil which I love and is my favourite cleanser at the moment. However need to try this cleanser for a longer period to confirm results;
Laqa & Co Cloud Lips Matt Lipstick in Day Dream (Dark dusky pink shade) – £12.65 – v happy to see this lip product included as well. Have tried a number of products from this brand before and enjoyed using them. This twist up lipstick lipstick is also encased in rose gold packaging which I love. Although the lipstick shade looked good was not sure about the matt element as I am not a huge fan of matt lip products, however really impressed with this one. Good strong colour, creamy texture makes applying so easy, long-lasting, full coverage and does not feel drying on the lips – however after a period wearing any lip colour I always apply a light lip balm / lip oil to also help with hydration. V impressed, my second favourite product from this month’s box – three other shades available, think I might treat myself to the Cherub shade as well;
Ecodenta Extra Black Whitening Toothpaste with Black Charcoal & Teavigo (100ml) £4.49 – states this is a fluoride free formula and as the title states this is a black toothpaste. Although it does clean my teeth well, it is quite messy both on your teeth and the sink and takes a while to rinse clean. Although I will still probably use up, would not be my first toothpaste of choice so will not be going on to purchase;
We also kindly received a Raffaello Trio (below) as a treat which was a nice touch and are gone already – so yummy especially as love coconut.
V, v impressed with this month’s box, Glossybox definitely left one of their best 2017 boxes to last. Delighted five FULL SIZE items (and a treat) were included and as I will use all the products that is an extra bonus. Because I have found a new black eyeliner as well I am over the moon, this is one of the reasons I enjoy receiving beauty boxes, is discovering new, quality brands, which unfortunately recently has not happened that often. Because of the quality of this box and other boxes this month I have decided to wait till I receive the January boxes to decide which other one or two to cancel (have already cancelled my Love Me Beauty subscription).
*SPOILER* – January 2018 Sneak Peek – Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil to treat and hydrate the skin – looks like a full size though hoping not too strong a ‘Rose’ fragrance.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought.
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Hope you all have A Happy New Year and that 2018 brings you everything you wish for and more.
Thank you and take care.
Best Wishes Liz x
One Insert Credit: Glossybox.co.uk