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Saturday, 26 May 2012

Glossy Box May 2012 UK Birthday Edition Review

My Second Glossy Box arrived! This time it is the one year Anniversary Birthday Glossybox. 

I was expecting BIG things for this Glossybox-it's the birthday edition after all! I knew mine had arrived Thursday but wasn't going to be able to get home to open it till Friday so I hurriedly looked on-line for other bloggers' reviews and comments and the reactions weren't good. So when I got home to finally open the box I wasn't expecting anything good in a bid to not get my hopes up.

This was the contents:

In my box I got:
  • 1x Osmo Berber Oil (Full Size 100ml) 
  • 1x Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath and Shower Gel (Sample Size 75ml)
  • 1x Lolita Lempicka Perfume (Sample Size 0.8ml)
  • 1x Si Lolita Perfume (Sample Size 0.8ml)
  • 1x Eldora False Eyelashes (Full Size)
  • 1x Apivita Intensive Hydration Mask with Honey (Full size 2x 8ml sachets) 
  • 1x Glossy Box Compact Mirror
  • 1x Birthday Balloon 

Initially I was disappointed- the box was full but not with things I wanted or liked. I put it straight down and had a cup of tea.  But by the time I'd finished my tea I'd decided that the box wasn't actually that bad!  

The shower gel is lovely it reminds me of my favourite perfume as a teenager CKOne. It is also a lovely quality that rivals the Molton Brown shower gels. 

I was also very lucky to get the hair oil. This was a full size item that retails at £19.99 so I'll be keen to give this a go, I've never used a hair oil but my locks are in need of some serious TLC at the moment, plus it smells like Haribo Cherries! :) 

I am also pleased I got the face masks. 

I currently don't have any type of face mask I'm a little sceptical they work so it will be good to try them- I hope I can be proved wrong. Again this is a great item as I got two sachets, although I am a little worried about the honey fragrance. If it's anything like the Burt's Bees body cream last month it will be sickly sweet! 

Can't say I'm in love with the eyelashes.I do wear false eyelashes occasionally but not ones caked in glitter,especially not red glitter! I'm the crazy girl that likes her fake nails and eyelashes to look as Natural as possible so these aren't going to make an appearance on a night out for me. However being the optimist I am the Queen's jubilee is immanent so maybe I can wear them in an ironic kinda way... but quite frankly they are  awful. 

I also got the two perfume samples. Disappointed isn't the word. They smell terrible and don't last. I also think I could have probably picked them up free from Boots. I'm not going to say any more on them. 

Finally the two bonus birthday items. The balloon and the compact. 

I like the compact, I needed one and this is a good size quality mirror with one side being a magnifyer. The balloon was novel and is a clever bit of marketing on Glossy Box's part. 

In my opinion my May box was ok and perhaps if it hadn't been the 'BIRTHDAY' box I may not have been so disappointed because I was expecting something a little better. It's not bad enough for me to cancel but if I continue to recieve the same quality I will be unsubscribing.

What did you get in your box? What did you think? Was it worth the money this month? 

Minnie xx

WAH Nails- Stratford Topshop Review

I booked in for a manicure at WAH Nails with no intention of featuring it on the blog- let alone review it, but my experience was so good I just have to share! :)

What is WAH Nails
WAH is a nail salon that will give you WAHever you want on your fingertips. The Brand is a fresh and exciting concept and is not for the shy and retiring types. (In my opinion it's not the kind of place you'd go for a French Manicure!)

WAH have well over 50 nail art designs ranging in price from £15 for simpler Candy Stripes (I had these on my thumbs!) to the more pricey Basket Weave at £36. 

I visited the Stratford branch located in Topshop. It is small but perfectly formed nail bar and I actually really enjoyed being in the hub of Topshop (They play good music after all!) 

I had a really good nail technician, Lynette who was incredibly patient when I still didn't know what nail shape, design or even colours I wanted 15 minutes into the appointment... Whoops! 
 Lynette was thorough and took a lot of care and time to get my nails looking just right. She has her own Facebook page here

I love my nails while they're not the cheapest around I was happy to pay for good quality, original designs. I am a WAH convert and have found my new favourite salon. 

I absolutely love them and am already thinking about what designs I should get next when I go back in two weeks time! 

Hope you love them as much as I do! :) 

Minnie xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

What is Glossy Box?- Review of April 2012 Box

For a long time I'd seen other bloggers mentioning GlossyBox but I never really took the time to find out more about it, nor did I feel particually enamoured with the concept. 

For those of you who are unware with GlossyBox, I'll explain:
Glossybox is a subscription service which means for £10 a month (plus £2.95 p+p), subscribers receive a gift box containing 5 luxury beauty samples, some of which could be full size.  Once you've subscribed online for £10 per month, every month a GlossyBox will arrive through the post containing luxury, and on trend beauty products. You can cancel your subscription any time.
So in all honesty I was a little late to the party to get into the whole GlossyBox thing, but I'm so glad I did!  

GlossyBox very kindly sent me April's box for review purposes. I was dubious as to whether I'd sign up for the £12.95 a month GlossyBox would cost me but I'm so impressed by my April box that I am now a fully fledge GB subscriber. 

Here is what I got in my April 2012 UK Glossy Box.

More pics after the jump!
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