Late Blog, Sorry!!
I had received this box a couple of weeks ago but have only just got round to having the time to try and review the products. I wasn’t hugely wowed by this months products however I am loving that they are giving full-sized items. I have been receiving Glossyboxes for a few months now and they make me feel like it’s Christmas everytime they arrive.
The first item I was really excited to use was the Nicka K Blending Sponge (£6.50). I have been wanting to purchase one of these for ages but have never got round to buying one. The sponge once damped with water is very easy to use and blends in my foundation flawlessly. When the sponge isn’t damp it is very hard and sucks up all the foundation so make sure to dampen before use.
So Susan Highlighting Pencil (£15.00) The main use that I have for this product is to highlight below my brow line. Another place I like using this pencil is either the inner corner of my eye or along my lower lash line. By doing this it makes my eyes look bigger and more awake. I haven’t used the pencil much as I prefer to go for a darker eye look but when I am going for a more natural look it is first in my makeup bag.
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Curl Mascara (£17.95) I was quite disappointed by this product. For the price it is marketed at I expected the mascara to be a lot better. It hardly adds any length and appears to only make my lashes darker. However the packaging and look of this mascara is something I do really like.
Talika Photo-Hydra Day (£24.85) I hold my hands up to only having used this product once. The smell is awesome and it is a very light and soft liquid. After applying this product my face felt a little bit softer and would be good to use as a primer before applying makeup. I probably wouldn’t purchase the product again once it runs out as I feel that it doesn’t visibly do anything for me. Slightly over priced I think and I also think that there are cheaper products on the market that do a better job.
Lanolips 101 Ointment (£10.99) This is probably one of the only products I would buy again from this Glossybox. The balm is thick and it is a little struggle to get out of the tube, as you only need the smallest blob that problem is quickly forgotten. After applying onto my lips I always have some left over even after I have used a little. The balm makes my lips lovely and glossy, no lipstick is needed – they look great without. When I have cracked lips I apply the balm and those cracks are completely forgotten about. The only warning I would give to anyone using this product, is be careful when that wind is blowing and your hair flys onto your lips, when your hair is stuck on the balm its not a great look – Trust me!
Until next time,
So I just ordered this Bare Minerals BareSkin 3 Piece introductory collection from FeelUnique.com at a price of £26.10 (On Sale)
The shade I went for was Bare Shell, the first time I used this collection I wasn’t too keen. The foundation doesn’t give as much coverage as other foundations that I have used – (Estée Lauder Double Wear / Rimmel Stay Matte)
After not giving up the first time I used it, I decided to try the collection again. This time my view had changed, the foundation covered my bumps and dark circles whilst keeping that no-makeup feel. As I have freckles all over my face I usually choose to cover them up as I feel they don’t suit me, my Bare Minerals foundation doesn’t cover my freckles but does make me feel more confident showing them off. The foundation isn’t long lasting so using a primer and a fixing spray is a must.
Hopefully it won’t run out very fast as the tiniest blob goes a long way. The powder is a bit messy but once you have gained control and don’t use too much it works wonders. The powder gives that flawless finish and blurs any imperfections on my face – which I love!
The brush that comes with the collection is so soft and it features a ‘fluid reservoir’ which makes application easy. I wouldn’t wear this foundation on a night out purely down to the fact that I like my freckles more hidden but I love this foundation for a more natural day look.
My freckles are beginning to grow on me and I love them on other people but they are just something that I haven’t liked since I was a little girl. I have been trying multiple foundations, trying to find one that covers my freckles perfectly – my favourite so far is my Estée Lauder double wear foundation. When I am more on a budget makeup shop I turn to Rimmel’s Stay Matte foundation. This Bare Minerals foundation and powder do make my freckles look pretty and I will continue to wear them as they are making me feel more confident in my own skin.
“A face without freckles is like a sky without stars”
Please check out my short video of me using my Bare Minerals Collection on my Instagram – MollCocoBlog
(Starting my YouTube channel soon where a slightly longer video will be added, so I’ll keep you in the loop!)
Until next time,
If we met in a little coffee shop round the corner, how would you introduce yourself?
Hi, I’m Molly Cowper, aspiring to be an interior designer & Photographer. I love fashion, beauty and food (even though I’m a VERY picky eater). I’d love it if you would check out my Instagram account: MollCocoBlog , I’m sorry it’s very empty at the moment but I’ll be sure to fill it up soon enough.
Now I’d love to hear from you, yes you! – firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m literally up for trying anything you want to throw at me! Eggs on hair? Done it, Water diet? Tried it, wearing anything but black? Working on it… I will be posting all my outcomes even if they’re unsuccessful.
Thought I’d keep this entry short and sweet. I look forward to showing you all aspects of my life, no secrets I pinky promise.
Until next time,