GLOSSYBOX Holiday 2015 Box Review
I’m not real sure how I feel about the Holiday GLOSSYBOX or what I expected since this is the first one I have purchased. For the most part, I was not that impressed. It just really seemed like any other ordinary GLOSSYBOX. So, unless the pictures of the box from next year just really blow me away I think I’ll pass and save my money.
The Holiday 2015 GLOSSYBOX contained the following: Pure Illumination Gloss in Pouty Pink ($20) ARDENCY INN Modster Eyeliner ($19) Aerin Beauty Kaleidolight Face & Eye Compact ($70) Nuxe Huile Prodigeuse ($45) Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in Champagne Socialite ($15) L’Atelier Maquillage Mascara KeraCare ($30). The cost of the box was $45 and the total value was $197. All of the products were full size.
Once again I run into the issue of how much of a value is it really when I’m not sure how much of it I will use on a regular basis.
The Pure Cosmetics Pure Illumination Gloss is cool, in that, it has an LED light in the cap so when you unscrew it the light comes on. This would come in handy for those gals that carry a gloss around with them and need to reapply in a dark club. The tube has a little skinny mirror on the side so you can see what you are doing. It also has a pleasant and kinda tingly peppermint taste to it. I did apply it in a dark bathroom just to test and the light and mirror work really well sober, not too sure how much it’d help me after I get a few cocktails in me though.
The ARDENCY INN Modster Eyeliner is a black Kohl liner. This eyeliner would be great for anyone that likes to do a black smokey eye, it smudges extremely easily and it is pitch black. It is cruelty-free which I like. As for being waterproof, can’t really speak to that. I use coconut oil to remove my makeup so I’m not really sure how it would remove with water and cleanser. If, however, the wear is any indicator I would say I’m not sure just how waterproof it would be.
The Aerin Beauty Kaleidolight Palette is interesting. These colors are not heavily pigmented so I believe they are more just for highlighting. The darker one might be able to be used for slight contouring. There are 2 colors in the palette that are essentially the same color so I think they just added it 2x to balance out the look of the palette. Just about the only shades I will use are the golden highlighter colors, the others are just going to sit there. I have no need for a pink or a purple highlighter and the darker bronzing shade I won’t use as I don’t do contouring. So it looks like I will use 2 out of the 5 shades. As an aside, Aerin is a sister company to Estee Lauder. The owner is Aerin Lauder and also, this is the Spring 2014, palette. And the packaging is pretty so it would look good sitting on a vanity.
The Nuxe Dry Oil Huile Prodigeuse. I’m just not real sure about his stuff, but I’m pretty sure I don’t like it. For one thing is smells like my grandma use to smell, so not a big fan of smelling like that just yet. It absorbs OK but still leaves an oily feeling, not like a moisturized feeling but like a dry tanning oil feeling. The little GLOSSYBOX booklet says you can use it in your hair, but nope, I’m not gonna be doing that. It also states that you can add it to your foundation for a “glow”, nope not gonna do that either, I do not want that smell on my face all day. And the kicker on this is, the one I received had a sticker on it covering another sticker that says “Tester not for individual sale” (you can see in the picture), how’s that for a surprise, I get a tester in a box that I paid for. Makes me wonder now what other testers I will receive in my boxes. Needless to say, I was none too happy about that little discovery.
Trust Fund Nail Polish – Champagne Socialite. This was nothing special, just a pretty holiday nail color that came in its own little box… why? Why does a bottle of nail polish need a box? That was a new one for me. But I will say it is a pretty sparkly shade just perfect for the holidays. This is also another one I will use on my toenails in the summertime.
L’Atelier Maquillage Mascara Keracare. It’s just mascara and there was nothing about it that would make me pay $30 for this in the store. Their selling point is that it is a keratin protein based mascara but that is still nothing that would drive me to pay $30 for this. It applies well and has enough moisture so it’s not a dry application like some I have run across and it does remove easily but then everything removes easily with coconut oil 🙂
Well that’s it, that is what was in my Holiday 2015 GLOSSYBOX. I must say that I am not overly enthuastic with this box, the thing I liked the most was the lip gloss and only because it is cool that the cap lights up. I may use the Aerin palette on those occasions that I choose to do some highlighting. I will put the mascara in my rotation. The nail polish I will use next summer. The Nuxe oil I will not use AT ALL (it really does smell like a grandma from the 1960’s), the eyeliner I may just give away, I don’t wear black all that much anyway.
If anyone reading this review received one of these Holiday boxes I’d love to hear what you think about it and how well you liked or disliked the different products.
Until next time.