Glossybox: Nov 2013 Review

Here is another month of Glossybox!

A few of my friends have told me that they're subscribing to Glossybox and I'm so excited for them! I hope they enjoy it as much as I do :3

Glossybox sends out monthly beauty boxes filled with five travel size beauty products that range from makeup, skin, hair, and nails. Now is a good time to subscribe for the December box because it's the holiday season!

So let's get to it!

Here are the items from November's Glossybox, featuring a Nicka K New York Professional Eyeshadow Brush, a Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow, a bottle of Mastey Color Protecting Leave-In Oil Treatment, a bottle of The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish, and an Emite Makeup Micronized Eye Shadow in Dams.

The Jelly Pong Pong 2-in-1 Eyeliner & Shadow is my favorite item among the five. There are four different colors and I got the Plum. It's a creamy texture and it can be layered. Even though it's supposed to be an eyeliner or eye shadow, I prefer using it as a lip liner instead! It helps give me a fuller upper lip and it looks pretty natural since the line of my lips are of similar color. I would continue buying this for that reason :] Using it as a eyeliner or eye shadow, I love the texture and it's easy to blend. It stays put fairly well too. I love any product that has more uses than one so I'll be keeping this item on my list of repurchases!

Next is the Emite Makeup Micronized Eye Shadow in Dams.  DAMS is a highly pigmented eyeshadow that is completely free of parabens and fragrances. The pigment is micronized to facilitate the application and to create an even and fine results. An excellent choice for lens wearers or those with sensitive eyes. It can be used both wet and dry.
If you look at the swatch above, the lighter gray area was one light application and then the pure black area was a build up of the product. Both were applied dry. I haven't tried it wet yet but I'm sure it's great. I've only used this a couple times since I don't wear very dark makeup often. I mostly rely on eyeliner and false lashes but I'm happy to have this item because I broke my last black eyeshadow T -T''
Glossybox tends to replace lots of things that I run out of which is one of the reasons why I love them so much! But anyways, in comparison to other eyeshadows I've owned this one didn't strike me in any amazing way. I'm not a makeup guru so I can't say whether it's terrific or not, but for my tastes and needs I can find something of lower price that will suffice. It is a good shade of black though. It's pure with no blue, purple, or grey hints. It's completely matte and it doesn't dry my skin. I would definitely recommend using an eyeshadow primer.

Along with the eyeshadow was a helpful tool, a Nicka K New York Professional Eyeshadow Brush. Typically, I expect makeup brushes to be expensive but this was only $5USD! The brush is soft and it applies gently. I don't have much else to say about it but to try it! All their other brushes are low priced as well. If you don't use makeup brushes, trust me when I say it makes an incredible different from using your fingertips or those little applicators that come in palettes. You could easily buy a few of their brushes to start you off such as this eyeshadow brush, a blush brush, an eyeliner brush, and a foundation brush.

After makeup, always take it off before sleeping! This cleanser, The Aloe Source Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish, can help as it's a multi-tasking, sulfate-free cleanser that effectively removes makeup, oil and impurities. It gently exfoliates with a combination of jojoba microbeads and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, while nourishing aloe vera soothes the skin. It claims to be suitable for all skin types!
Now, I put claims because trying out skin products can be so hit and miss. Either you've struck gold or it's just another face cleanser, but not quite what you need. For me, I've used this a couple times and the result was good. It felt nice and I enjoyed the microbeads. It lathered and gave that clean feeling. It didn't tighten my skin or make it dry, but I used moisturizer afterwards of course. From what I remember, it didn't increase the oiliness of my skin either. It was pretty balanced but I haven't continued using it because I prefer my own skin cleanser. I'd say give it a try though. The ingredients are really good.

This oil treatment is a combination of Certified Argan Oil, Olive Oil, and GrapeSeed Extract. This unique combination provides the maximum protection and healing for color treated and damaged hair. Argan Oil infuses hair with natural nutrients to help repair and protect color treated hair from styling heat damage; Olive Oil helps to soften and moisturize the hair and scalp, and the powerful Anti-Oxidant Grape Seed Extract helps to prolong the life of your hair color. These three ingredients in combination with Mastey's vegetable based natural moisturizing factor, rice amino acids (rice proteins) for reconstruction, and Vitamins E, and B5 make this leave-in oil treatment the perfect solution for damaged or color treated hair. • Adds incredible softness and shine • Protects from thermal damage • Speeds up drying time • Revitalizes and repairs your hair • Made with certified argan oil • Seals the cuticle and protects color • Enriched with Omega - 3, 6 AND 9, lipids, anti-oxidants, vitamin E and natural moisture • 100% VEGAN • NO ANIMAL TESTING • NO PARABENS OR HARSH PRESERVATIVES • GLUTEN-FREE • NO SODIUM CHLORIDE • NO MEA OR DEA • NO SYNTHETIC DYES

All that is straight from their description! I'm pretty glad to have this right now since I've been lightening my hair again to go back to my pink! It has definitely helped keep my hair soft. The ends of my hair are so damaged and dry but with this, it has managed to keep a soft texture. Not as soft as virgin hair but for what condition it's in, it feels very nice.
The oil doesn't feel heavy or sticky. It's dry and goes into my hair well. I'm not quite sure if it really speeds up drying time but everything else is just about right. I can't wait to dye my hair and see how well this helps keep color!


All in all, this was a pretty good box. It catered to a lot of my interests and though not everything shined for me there always seems to be at least one item I find very useful and I fall in love with.

So that's the end of it!
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