Thursday 19 October 2017

October Glossybox Mermaid Edition

It's that time of the month again, Glossy time! This month they jumped on the mermaid/unicorn trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and created two gorgeous boxes.

I didn't have a preference as to which box I received as I'm nearly sure the contents were the same, the only thing that differed between the two was the colour of the box. As I write this post, Northern Ireland is currently bracing itself for the arrival of hurricane Ophelia, and luckily for me, work was closed today so I was at home to greet the postman when he delievered my box of tricks.

The box I received is the Mermaid box, and it's a lovely turquoise and purple colour, two of my favourite colours. This month there are five full size products to play around with, including an eyeshadow palette, a blusher, and a brush cleaning egg.

I don't know if I am overly impressed with the contents this month, as I feel that since the box already contains a Sleek Cream to Powder blusher, it doesn't need the Bang Beauty Cream Colour, which can also be used as a blusher and on your lips. Two blusher products in one box is a bit of a cop out, plus the fact that I know not everyone wears blusher, so one would have been more than enough.

That being said, the Bang Beauty Cream Colour is really shimmery and pretty so it will probably be nice over lipstick or on its own for a bit of a gleam. The Sleek blusher is in the shade French Rose, and again it's a nice peachy pink shade that I could certainly see myself wearing.

The full size Lord & Berry Magic Brow pencil is tiny! It retails at £14, which is a bit steep considering its size. It is a nice colour though and seems quite soft and easy to use.

There's also a Makeup Revolution Mermaids vs Unicorns Eyeshadow palette in the box, and while it is full of lovely, playful colours, it contains both methylparaben and propyparaben, two ingredients I try and avoid. It's a shame as it has a nice variety of colours, but the ingredients list kind of puts me off.

Lastly, Glossybox have thrown in a Kawah Enterprise Brush Cleansing Egg. I already own a cheaper version of this that I got off eBay quite some time ago, and I must say they are pretty useful. The nodules and grooves help to dislodge old makeup and grime from your brushes while ensuring the bristles realign without causing any damage. I will find this product quite handy as I am not quite sure where my other one has got to.

Glossybox are also offering their subscribers the chance to purchase a limited edition sweatshirt, with either Mermaid or Unicorn stitched on the front. They do look really cool, and I was tempted until I saw the price; £29.99 for a sweatshirt. No thanks.

Photo Credit: Glossybox Instagram
Anyway, if after all that you would still like to sign up to Glossybox, you can do so here! This box seems to be a bit of a letdown but the majority I have received have been a bit more exciting. There's a sneak peek on this month's card inside the box, it shows a make up brush coming next month so I'll just hold tight until then.

Pssst! Glossybox also have an exclusive reusable beauty case packed with over 20 products, including three full size make up palettes! It's said to be worth over £200 and could be yours in an exclusive pre-sale for £59.99. You can sign up for an email alert right here.


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