GlossyBox Canada March 2012 Product’s Review

Aveeno – Daily Moisturizing Lotion
[[This naturally nourishing lotion contains natural colloidal oatmeal blended with rich emollients and is clinically proven to moisturize for a full 24 hours. 345ml/$11.99]]
I’ve always seen Aveeno around, but I never thought to try it out myself. Mostly it’s because I thought since it was aimed more towards people with drier skin it must be pretty oily. I was actually delighted to find that it is in no way oily. It comes out looking like a normal lotion but when you start spreading it on your skin it actually melts. It’s so hard to describe but it’s as if it just turned into liquid and instantly seeps into the skin ::GAH::!! No mess.

I really appreciate this sort of formula because, come on, how many times have you experienced putting on some lotion on your hands while you’re out and about and then find your hands a bit sticky? Then you start touching stuff and your hands just feels so dirty!! It does a pretty adequate job of keeping my hands moisturized. It can’t compare to the oilier formulas but it’s much faster than waiting for those kinds to completely absorb. And it’s no way like the Victoria’s Secret body lotions that dry and then your hands feel even drier than when you didn’t apply anything at all.

Likes: Not greasy, fast-absorbing formula, unscented so it’s good to use in public.
Dislikes: None.


Bailey Cosmetics – Fresh Lip Gloss
[[Bailey cosmetics Fresh Lip Gloss in Berry or Pink is the perfect colour accent for women who want a sheer bump of colour to enhance their pout. 8g/$28.00]]

As I had thought, Berry just isn’t my colour! I just don’t like having dark lips ::sweat::. I won’t rate this low because of the colour though since it’s not really fair when it was randomly selected!

I think this was the first time that I had a lipgloss that didn’t get a huge glob of product onto my lips when I apply it haha! Maybe because the formula isn’t as sticky and glossy as the others so not as much attaches itself onto the applicator? If you have lighter coloured lips it’ll probably look okay since it is sort of sheer.

Likes: Not too sticky, easy to apply, sheer enough to not look..gothic haha!
Dislikes: Could be a bit more moisturizing.


Evian – Brumisateur Facial Spray
[[Evian’s facial spray rehydrates dull, tired skin, and is great for setting and renewing your makeup throughout the day, keeping you looking fresh, healthy, and beautiful. 50ml/$7.00, 150ml/$12.50, 300ml/$17.50]]
I’m currently using Avene’s Thermal Water but mostly I use it after I’m done applying powder on my face so it doesn’t look so…well, powdery haha! I don’t expect these face mists to prolong wearing time. I didn’t use Evian’s facial spray after I apply my makeup because I wasn’t a fan of the nozzle! At first it always came out in spurts so I’d feel the bigger splotches. I imagine that’d look really weird if I had makeup on my face. After using it a bit more it comes out normally. It doesn’t come out as misty as I would like though like Avene. I used this by applying it whenever I felt like my face needed some freshening up instead.

Whenever my face feels dry or in need of some freshening up I’d spray it on. My face seems to be less oily probably because it is more hydrated. My face feels quite soft after it has all been absorbed too! Nice investment if you don’t mind spending some money on these facial mists haha!

Likes: Keeps face hydrated, makes face softer, makes you feel refreshed.
Dislikes: Could be mistier.


Pandora – Blush St. Tropez
[[Pandora’s Blush St. Tropez is a beautiful pink blush that can be used all year round and added to any bronzer. Pandora’s Makeup Box products were designed for professional use and are pigmented so they will last all day long. $18.00]]

The blush has a magnet in the packaging so your blush pan can be depotted/refilled. For people that usually likes having those metal palettes you can depot this blush and place it inside one of those easily! I usually prefer having a coral-orange blush, but I thought I’d give this a try since the pinks I have are more cool toned. This one’s more warmer.

Likes: Looks nice on my skin, stays on longer than my Etude House blush.
Dislikes: Not that pigmented so you might need a couple more swipes.


Sebastian – Re-Shaper Hairspray
[[Brushable, strong hold hairspray for all hair types. Bends any movement into shape with long-lasting hold and humidity protection all in one. Re-style into any shape and re-form ingenious hold. 43g/$19.95]]
The nozzle on this spray makes the product come out in spurts and someone on Facebook said it can be fixed by running it under cold water. Haven’t tried that yet. We haven’t really tried this out a lot yet so if our opinion changes on this I’ll fix this rating.

Likes: It dries almost instantly so you don’t have to wait for it to dry, good size to keep in purse.
Dislikes: Hair feels kind of crunchy compared to TRESemmé hairspray.


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