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Sunday, January 27, 2013


This month's beauty box was all about detoxing after the Christmas break and adopting a healthier lifestyle. I really like the new leaflet style sheet instead of the regular card that comes inside the box, as I feel it gives you a lot more information about the theme and the products themselves. I feel the products inside really fitted in with the theme and I have really got along with most of them. 
Elemis Fresh Skin, Skin Flow Exfoliating Face Wash, Full-size 100ml £12.00 -  I have seen this line in my local Superdrug before and was tempted, but have never picked anything up. I have tried products from Elemis's regular line and have been impressed with those, so this caught my eye straight away. The fresh skin range is catered to teens to mid-twenties and is good for deep pore cleansing. I really like the fruity scent, it reminds me of the Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask. I find this nice for a deep pore cleanse, it's not too harsh on the skin and leaves my skin brighter and softer.
Duck Island Limited Body Lotion, Full-size 2X250ml £24.95 - I had never really heard of this brand before, but was interested by the mandarin and bergamot scent. I find a little goes a long way, as the moisturiser is quite rich. I normally prefer quite floral or almond scented lotions but this formulation is quite nice after it has absorbed into damp skin. I'm not sure I would buy the full-size version though. 
Jason Lips Bee Healthier Lip Balm, 4.5g £1.99 - I have heard a lot of good things about this brand so I was keen to try them out. Which is the best thing about beauty boxes, discovering new brands! Jason use a lot of natural ingredients, I'm not the biggest fan of the scent (Aloe & Beeswax) but I find it really cooling on the lips. It took me a while to figure out that you twist the top of the tube for more product instead of the usual bottom. (Blonde moment!) It's great for this weather, I would like to try more from the brand, recommendations please! 
Monu Warming Aromatic Mask, Full-size 100ml £24.95 - I have been impressed with other Monu products that I have received in Glossyboxes, so it was nice to see another product from them. Another product suited to the weather to hydrate the skin and wash any impurities away.  I found the packaging quite hard to read due to the colour of the product inside. The texture of the product is really moisturising and I found it nice and calming on my skin due to the lavender scent. I use this when my face needs a pamper.
Premae Skincare Balance Rescue Face Tonique, Full-size 100ml £17.50 - Another brand which I haven't really heard much about. This toner contains lemongrass, sandalwood oil and rose water and is also alcohol free. I don't think much of the packaging, but I found it nice and refreshing on my skin. I love the sample size as it's great for travel, but I much prefer a toner with a spray dispenser. 
This months box also came with a handy 'Glossy Dreams' eye mask which was a nice addition to the Detox themed box. What did you think of this month's products?

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  1. Ohh the lip balm looks lovely! Please look at my blog.

  2. Love the sound of the Monu mask, tried a few products by Monu all have been great. Looks like a great selection this month from Glossybox

  3. I unsubscribed from Glossybox a while back and I don't regret it, although like the look of that Elemis product!

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  5. Great post. It does look like quite a good box, especially the Elemis Fresh Skin face wash.

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