Wednesday, 23 May 2012

May GlossyBox VS May JolieBox

I have just received both my May Beauty boxes so I wanted to share what I received this month, as I know I LOVE to know what everyone else got!




The first thing that stood out to me was the fact there is a Collection 2000 product in the box.  This is nothing against the brand as I have some fantastic polishes from their line, but this to me is not a luxury brand!  The product is the Lasting Colour Gel Eyeliner, I received the gold shade which actually turns out to be yellow which is terribly unflattering and I cannot imagine anyone would use this?!  At least if the liner was black it would be something I can at least try out and review.  The packaging advises this liner lasts for up to 12 hours.. I wouldn't want this on for more than 12 minutes

The second thing I pulled out my box was a set of False Lashes by Eldora!  Now I do love a lash I cant lie.. but I tend not to be able to wear them often as they brush against my glasses lens and I tend to wander round blind blinking obsessively and ultimately yanking the lashes off in rage!  However for a night out with no spectacles lashes are a winner.  The Eldora lashes do not look amazing to me though, the are glittery and very fake looking and long.. but we'll give them a go

I also received a full size Neal's Yard Remedies Re hydrating Rose Daily Moisture which is a lovely rich moisturiser and one I have seen and wanted to try. The product claims to nurture and replenish skin which everyone needs in a cream.. I will be reviewing this one for sure

The rest of the products in this months box were very underwhelming.  2 x half empty perfume samples for Lolita Lempicka which smell fine but sorry I can get those samples for free in my local department store. Meh.  Also a plastic quite scratched up mirror was included and a balloon :-/

Then a Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel.. which just does not excite me in the slightest.  I once received this lovely foaming up gel wash stuff in fun pink packaging in a beauty box which is totally acceptable.  But just an average Molton Brown looking shower gel just does not look good on my bathroom shelf



EEKK China Glaze!!  What a fabulous full size product to receive in a beauty box.  The colour I received was "Up All Night" which is an absolutely gorgeous Dark Blue and I cant wait to try it out. China Glaze rocks!  If any of you haven't tried their nail polishes you are seriously missing out

An interesting product in this months box was a sample tube of Talika Paris Lipocils Expert which is basically an eyelash treatments.  The packaging advises that this product is for thin and sparse lashes.. Now I do have quite long lashes naturally which arent particularly thin and a coat of mascara usually does me day to day.  But I will give this a go and see if it makes any impact whatsoever!  I do think this is a brilliant product to receive in a beauty box though as its not something everyone would try without sampling first

I also received a sample size Essential Care Organic Rose Moisturiser.  I really like what the packaging says on this one.. "We have formulated this light textured moisturiser to capture the exceptional regenerative, toning and re hydrating benefits of organic roses and aloe juice"  It just all sounds so posh and refreshing!!  I think I will try this one as a versus against the Neals Yard and see which one is best!!

The RMK makeup base was the last product in my box.  I don't use a primer under my foundation, especially as I have been using my Chantecaille TM of late.  I know it seems to be against every beauty rule out there but I have used primers in the past and I just feel like my skin is loaded with product and grease.  I find my moisturiser is just fine for me right now unless I come across a primer that makes my skin look flawless!  As always though I will give this one a try when I am using my Estee Lauder Double wear to see what its like.

Overall I think its quite obvious that May's GlossyBox was pretty poor for me.  It lacked wow factor and actually quality too, which is disappointing as it was their anniversary box.  Even though the Jolie Box seemed far emptier than Glossy's, the quality and content was fantastic.  Jolie Box is becoming my firm favourite beauty box.. It will be interesting to see everyone elses reviews!
L xx
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  1. This was my first ever glossybox, i also received the 'gold' (blatantly yellow) gel liner and totally agree i was disappointed to see a collection 2000 product in there, for me the whole point was to try new brands and products i wouldn't otherwise get to try out. Also, i had eyelashes but they were crazy long, thick, unwearable lashes. Hoping next month will be better or i'll be unsubscribing!

    1. It was a ridiculous box with a ridiculous shade gel liner wasn't it!!! They have honestly been brilliant boxes in the past but the last couple have just been so average and not really worth it! Lets keep our fingers crossed for the next box as this will also be the last straw for me!

  2. The yellow eyeliner is just ridiculous! I'm still waiting for my box & I hope i'm not disappointed again. You're absolutely right, the last few boxes have been very disappointing.

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