January Glossybox Review

It’s taken me a while to write this as most evenings I’m too high on painkillers to write anything comprehensible and to be honest, I kept forgetting.

A couple of the things in this month’s box are hard to review in a short period of time, I’ll give them a quick review but I may write another post in a month when the products have actually had a fair chance to work.

We were back to the classic pink box for January but with no black shredded paper as the box was jam packed!

As always, let’s start from the top:

Dr Botanicals Moroccan Rose Superfood Facial Oil

This is the 2nd facial oil I have had in a Glossybox and I’d never actually used them before. I have quite greasy skin so never thought oil would be for me, the last one I received I tend to use at night as it’s a firming one and very oily but this is more of a dry oil. I used it over the top of my normal moisturiser and because you only need a few drops it doesn’t make your skin greasy, just moisturised. The dropper applicator is perfect for making sure you only use a tiny bit and the smell! It smells good enough to eat! I found that my makeup lasted just fine and I had a nice dewy glow. The full size version is £55 which is far too steep for me but it’s a really nice product nonetheless.

Boots Beauty Beneath Supplements

This is one of the products I want to come back to in a few more weeks as I want to give it a fair chance. These supplements are supposed to boost your own collagen production to help fight those pesky wrinkles. I’m pushing 31 so fighting any signs of aging is my main priority for skincare these days! I started to use these and I do think they’ve made a slight difference to my “wtf” wrinkles on my forehead (I swear they’re there because I question people’s stupidity daily!) but I’ll carry on using them and see what happens. They are £39.99 for a month’s supply but I suppose it’s cheaper and safer than Botox.

Evelyn Iona Cosmetics Green Tea Primer

I’ve not really been one for using a primer unless I’m going out out or for a special occasion and need my makeup to last a bit longer than normal. I still wouldn’t say it does an amazing job but this one does feel really nice on your skin and a little goes a long way. I didn’t notice any difference to my wrinkles or pores from using this though. I definitely wouldn’t pay the £22 asking price especially with how small the bottle is but I’ll continue to use this one for however long it lasts.

Nail Medic Nail & Cuticle Energizer

This is the other product I want to give a fair chance to work. My nails are pretty brittle, they get to a certain length then just snap so I’m actually excited to give this a proper go. It’s a blend of oils and vitamins and it smells amazing! You pop a couple of drops on your cuticles and massage it in. I’m going to keep using this and see how it goes. The £5.99 price tag is pretty good, if it works!

Apicia Cream Blush

I will say, this is the first blusher I’ve had in a Glossybox that is a nice colour. Unfortunately that’s the only good thing. This cream doesn’t blend well, it just left me with peachy streaks on my face where it dried too quickly and when I tried to “build up” the colour, it just looked worse. It most definitely isn’t worth £22 and to be honest I think the rest of this tube will just go in the bin, which makes me a little sad inside as I hate waste.

Well that’s it for the moment, I will continue to use the supplements and nail oil then probably add the review on to the February box.

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I’m already looking forward to seeing what’s in next month’s box and I haven’t got too long to wait.

Thanks for reading!

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