Saturday, 17 December 2016

DECEMBERS GLOSSYBOX

I seriously can not believe next weekend is Christmas. I feel like this year has just passed before me. I must admit I'm looking forward to entering a new year, although 2016 has been my best year yet (thanks to having my bubba) I feel really excited to find out what 2017 has in store for me.  Anyway, here is a little look inside December's Glossybox.

I think essence do some really affordable and good quality items and this palette doesn't disappoint. Whilst I don't think I will be reaching for this on a daily basis, I do think its a great product for anyone starting out. It sat nicely on my skin, it was well pigmented and gave me a lovely glow. However I did find there was tiny chunks of glitter in and for me this did put me off a little. Also, I'm not sure what the far right shade was meant to do, I assumed it was a bronzer as it was completely matte, but this literally did not show up on my skin at all.

When I opened my box and saw this inside I was excited to test it out as I had previously seen them on Glossybox. However when I took the lid off I automatically knew I wasn't going to like the colour or texture of these lipsticks. I know that sounds crazy but it looks really grey to me and also looked really dry and when I tested it out it literally was awful to apply. I don't even suffer from dry lips but this made my lips look dry and bitty and the shade did not suit me at all. To think that this lipstick is more expensive that Mac just shocks me. In fact, I've tried lipsticks from Essence for £1.00 that were a massive improvement from this formula. Of course, everyone is different but this just did not work for me.





I've never really been a fan of gosh, I'm not really sure why its not like I've had a bad experience with any of their products but I've also never used any of their products and been blown away. So when I saw this I wasn't overly excited, I thought the shade was pretty and swatched it on my hand and it looked beautiful but after two minutes or so it was pretty much gone. However, I still figured I would use it on my eyes with a primer and it looked really pretty but again when I went back later on it was gone. I wouldn't buy this again because I didn't really think anything of it, not good nor bad. It just sat in the middle as an okay product and for me to re-purchase something I want it to be WOW. 
I'm so glad I got the browcote rather than lipcote. I don't ever really have problems with my lipstick lasting and I don't find it an issue to have to re-apply a lipstick if it does fade so for me lip primers, lip cotes just seem a little pointless. But a browcote, now that's something I'm going to use daily. I literally put brow gel on daily just to help tame my brows a bit and help keep my brows in place so when this diddy one come in my Glossybox I was so happy because it is perfect for on the go. I find it works well at taming my brows without making them feel tight or restricted if that makes any sense. It is also waterproof which I love and super affordable! I will definitely be purchasing this again in the future.


I always get my nails done now so I can't exactly give you my views on this. However, I've tried Revlon nail varnishes before and have enjoyed the formula. Also, this shade is just beautiful it's literally a perfect nude.


 I think Glossybox really put a lot of thought into this box. I love the fact they made it an all makeup box and tried to give you enough products to create or nearly create a look with the products inside. I also loved the packaging and whilst I wasn't in love with every product I feel like so many other people would have loved every item. I have just grown out of certain products and brands and have become fond of others.  I'm debating whether to continue with my Glossybox and Birchbox not because I'm disappointed or anything I just have found myself reaching for higher end products recently. 

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? If so let me know what ones and your thoughts in the comments below. 




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  1. Stacey! I love your honesty! It's such a pet peeve when a formula is completely unbearable and has the audacity to charge higher than most top notch brands. I've never tried any beauty boxes as like yourself I am more accustomed to higher end brands, plus I can be quite picky! 🙈

    Laura| www.lauralivinglife.com

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    1. Thanks hun! I just can't pretend I love something if I don't. Yes I really feel like my taste has changed more so recently and I've out grown my beauty boxes.

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  2. I am not all high end product girl but still find Glossybox least exciting from subscription boxes. To be honest, I prefer those boxes, that I don't have to subscribe and know what is inside...

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    1. its strange isn't it! everyones taste is so different. I definitely think I've out grown my beauty boxes though xx

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  3. I totally agree with you becoming more used to higher end brands, that's why I actually stopped my Glossybox! I've been getting Look Incredible boxes for about a year now and I think they're amazing and they have a lot of high end products in them - I've had NARS, Armani and MAC to name a few! I have loads of reviews up on my blog if you're interested ☺️

    Amy x

    www.theauburnagenda.com

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    1. Ohhh thanks hun I'm def going to check them out now! My taste has definitely changed and need to find a reasonably priced beauty box to go with it!x

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  4. I think your thoughts are pretty similar to mine when it came to this box! I think the lipstick was the most disappointing. I'm wondering whether to switch to a different box just for something new and different!

    Ellie x

    www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Yes! I know I really did not like the lipstick and found it looked and felt horrible on me. I'm the same my taste has changed as well xx

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  5. Your photography is honestly amazing and this box is incredible!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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    1. aww thank you lovely! I wasn't a huge fan of the box this month but it looks pretty!xx

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  6. I love glossy box so much and I adooooore the shade of the nail polish.. totally up my street!

    xx Lisa
    lisaautumn.com

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    1. Yes the nail polish was gorgeous! and perfect shade!xx

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  7. I need to try glossy box!! That browcote looks and sounds great!!

    Shii x
    plumsandseasalt.com

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  8. The contents look amazing! And your pictures as always are wonderful.
    I´m a big fan of your blog!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. I wasn't a fan of everything but there was a few goodies! aww thanks hun! glad you enjoy xx

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  9. Such pretty photos! The nail polish looks gorgeous, I love that shade of pink!
    xx Dany | The Queens Empire

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  10. Lovely photography, really enjoyed reading:)


    http://www.emma-marie.com

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  11. This is a lovely box, shame about the lipstick as the shade looks gorgeous! x

    Gemma Louise

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  12. Please can you teach me how to be amazing at blogging like you are! Ahhh. Another amazing post babe, I am in love with your photography style as I keep saying!! All the shades in Decs glossybox are unreal!! I feel like I need to sign up asap. xxx

    Tash
    natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I've never had a Glossybox or a makeup subscription box before but this looks amazing! The products in it look really good I really want too try them all out! Especially the GOSH eyeshadow! I love your photography x

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  14. This box looks so pretty, it's the one box I haven't tried yet!

    Lauren x
    http://www.huggled.co.uk/

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