October Glossybox

A week and a half ago I came home from college to find that my October Glossybox had arrived. Cue happy dance, just like every month I was ridiculously excited. This months My feelings to what was in it however can be summed up in five words…

Not impressed Glossybox. Not Impressed.

I mean seriously two of the products in the box really aren’t aimed at anybody my age at all and I know that they know how old I am. In the description of the two items that I’m talking about it says ‘immediately smoothes wrinkles’ and ‘ particularly suitable for those over 30’. I think I’m slightly insulted. Are they trying to say something? I’m 18 people, 18, I clearly am not going to have wrinkles, am I. I’ve had things similar to these a couple of times before, but never more than one in a box, so I’ve felt better about overlooking them. That and they’ve been in boxes that otherwise I’ve felt were really good. This one I’m not so sure about it’s only really got one thing in that I’ve really liked, one I could take or leave and the other I would have but never in a million years would I wear it in the colour I got for longer than it takes to try it out on one nail. So I’m not happy.

So this is what I got….

Before I go and totally slate this months box, I think that I’m going to start with the one thing that I actually liked the look of.

Although I have yet to actually try this product, for me this one was the highlight of my box. I think the first thing that attracted me to it was the bright colours of the tube and the fun text on it – a nice change from the usual serious looking products that I tend to receive. It also smells heavenly. Honestly I could sit there and smell it all day. It’s also something that I’ve heard good things about. The only problem I have with this product was that they they didn’t send out a full size tube – I mean it’s not exactly an expensive product at £3.49 for 200ml. On the plus side if it’s something that I really like then it’s something that is easily affordable for everyday use.

From there the box just seemed to go downhill.

This product to be fair isn’t that bad and I think that I’m going to try it out as I do have spot prone skin. I think that half the problem is that I hate some of the products in this box so everything has to work that much harder for me to like it.

The only way I can really say about this nail varnish is that the colour is HIDEOUS. Words do not describe how horrid this colour is. If you want your nails to bare a striking resemblance to pink hubba bubba then this is the colour for you, if not then I would suggest avoiding this colour like the plague. Having said all that, if I ignore the colour then I quite liked it.  I just wish that I had got one of the other colours that other people seem to have got.

This was the first of the products that I was and still am fuming about. It’s specially designed for skin over the age of thirty, which I would like to point out on the off chance the someone from Glossybox reads this, I AM NOT THIRTY FOR ANOTHER TWELVE YEARS. I swiftly gave this one to my Mum and from what she says I gather that it’s quite good.

This one I’m going to say two things. One, I gave it to my Nan. Two, in case the people at Glossybox haven’t understood go to the bit in shouty capitals on the last products and then seriously ask yourself if I want something that is an ‘instant anti-wrinkle moisturiser’. I don’t think that you really need an answer to that.

I’ve had most of this post written since the day after I got my box and I was thinking that I was being a little harsh when I wrote it and coming back to it today, I think that I’m pretty much feeling the same. I think that over the last couple of months the boxes have been getting slowly worse. I really hope that the next box is better. Did anyone get a good box this month?

Sian

xoxo

Ombre nails

I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while now and I honestly thought that it would be really quick and simple to get it to look good. It was reasonably quick yes, but I think getting it to look really good and even on all of my nails takes some practice, some came out really well others not so.

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Seeing as it’s one of my favourite colours, I went for two shades of pink that although in the photo don’t look very pink – I took the photos one my phone so the colours aren’t as good – are in reality quite pink, the bright one can only be described as Barbie pink.

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I painted a couple of coats of the bright pink on first. So far so good…

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I then used a kitchen sponge to sponge on the lighter pink, which is when it started to get messy. Nail polish went everywhere. I think more ended up on my hands than on my nails.

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Finally I used a topcoat to try and blend the colours together, which seemed to really bring the colours out.

I think the more I look at it, the more I’m feeling that this hand isn’t really that bad. It’s not great though but it could be worse. The other hand however is a different story. It’s horrific. I think I should be banned from painting my right hand in future it’s that bad.

Anyhoo, practise makes perfect. Hopefully next time both hands will be more even.

 

 

Sian

xoxo

Glossybox

I was so happy when I came back from getting some of my birthday present with my Gran to find that my Glossybox had finally come. Admittedly it’s been less than a week since I brought it, but I’m an inpatient person. The box it comes in the post in is so pretty, I really wish I could show you a picture, but someone threw it out before I could find my camera. 

The inside of the box is amazing. There’s something about the bow that really just completes its.

I have to say I’m impressed. I can’t wait to try the Versace perfume, just had a bit of  a smell and I think it smells amazing.

Sian

xoxo

March Wish List

I really can’t decide if I want the red River Island ones or the Topshop ones. In a perfect world I’d get both but in reality I can’t afford both. I’m thinking the red ones, because I’ve wanted some like this for ages but, they would only really go with a couple of things. Whereas the Topshop ones would go with more, but, I don’t know if I like them as much. I’m really not sure. Any help?

Admittedly I’ve only recently tried nail wraps, but I have totally fallen in love with them. They’re so much quicker than painting nails and letting them dry and some of the designs are amazing. My current ones that I brought in ASDA a couple of weeks ago are looking like this…

I think it’s time I took it all off and redid it. I did really love this one though.

Gold Studded White Levis Shorts

Personally I don’t think that there’s ever such thing as too many denim shorts and these are just so beautiful. I want them so much.

I’ve wanted a paper bag waist for months, but, have never really found something that was quite right. I think Urban Outfitters might have just cracked it, the colour is amazing.

Love You Hunny Pot

One of my best friends brought me a Chamilia bracelet with a couple of beads for my birthday and while having a look online at what else I could get for it I came across this bead. Straight away it was like going back about ten years to when I would happily sit there and watch Winnie the Pooh all day if I could, though if I’m being honest I still would. The Eeyore one’s adorable too, even if it’s hideously expensive. I think I might ask my Gran to get me the top one when we go out to get my birthday present next week.

Eeyore With 14K Gold Bow

 

Sian

xoxo