Just thought I’d do a quick little update on the items inside the February 2012 Glymm Box! I wasn’t really sure if I should do a separate entry for each item or not. So I’m just going to do a quick like/dislike of each product and a rating instead of my usual ones since most are just samples.
Mai Couture – 2-1 Oil Blotting/Bronzing Paper
[[ Beauty on-the-go? Mai Couture has the solution. This lightly powdered bronzing paper eliminates oil and gives your complexion a shimmery glow. No need to worry about carrying your makeup bag and brushes around with you all day. Grab a ‘papier’ and keep your face flawless. $24.00 – 100 Sheets ]]
Like: It absorbed the oil on my face fine, however with that said, I could buy a much cheaper one to do the same thing.
Dislikes: Not sure why it’s called bronzing paper because it just imparts a bit of glitter onto the face. I actually couldn’t notice anything until I rubbed real hard just to see if it’ll give me a glow like some bronzers can achieve. Nothing, just high amounts of glitter. Glitter makes my face break out so it’s a no-no.
Glamglow – Tingling and Exfoliating Mud Mask
[[ Lights, Camera, Action! Designed for Hollywood’s entertainment industry, it tingles, tightens, and lightens in 15 minutes, so you’re always camera-ready. Volvanic rock, French Sea Clay, and real pieces of Green Tea Leaf will give you super sexy, super radiant skin. 50ml – $78.00 ]]
Can see the sand and green tea leaves after it has dried up.
Likes: No overwhelming mud smell.
Dislikes: With all the stuff included, it didn’t do much for my skin. If anything I think it dried it out.
I think people that have oily skin might like this more because it seems to suck out the oils. Right now it’s winter in Canada so the weather is already drying up my skin, this I think made it worse. I also didn’t see it closing up my pores.
Just a warning, as soon as you put it on you can already feel it drying up really fast. I think because they want to make it exfoliating they didn’t smooth the product down. So it was like rubbing sand onto my skin. I was trying really hard to be gentle, but it felt like it was scratching my skin up. For that, I would say sensitive skinned people should be weary about trying it out. You can gently ‘massage’ your skin with it though when you’re rinsing it off because it has softened up with water.
Sula – Natural Shadow
[[ Keep your eyes looking flirty fresh with this trendy, easy-to-use Sula Beauty shadow. Enjoy playfully pretty eye shadow in gorgeous colors. They’re long lasting, easy to blend and made with natural ingredients. 0.15oz – $8.00 ]]
Here’s a picture of it with and without primer. A major difference. I have it on my eyes to show you guys what it looks like, but I did use the Etude House Bling Bling Eyestick underneath so it’s not accurate. I was trying it out before going out so I just took a snap of it in the middle of doing my makeup ::sweat::.
Likes: Seems to be able to stay on for quite a while without creasing. Not chalky, which I thought it might’ve been. Which means it won’t have huge fallout.
Dislikes: The colour is really, really light without eye primer on. In the swatch I did of it without primer, I had to do so many swipes with my brush so the camera would pick it up. With primer though it showed up very clearly. The colour is quite frosty though, in my opinion.
Didn’t think I’d like it much, but I do haha. For some reason instead of liking the more natural brown colours I like doing purple/smokeyish eyes o_O. When I do brown I feel like I look like I got punched LOL.
Burt’s Bees – Tinted Lip Balm
[[ This Tinted Lip Balm by Burt’s Bees gives your lips a hint of color with a soft sweet flavor. It was also voted Best New Lip Product by Consumers. It’s made with natural ingredients that moisturize and conditions your lips. This stuff really is the “balm”. 4.25g – $7.99 ]]
Likes: Doesn’t seem to give flakey lips, which is always a plus. The colour is beautifullll. I was really afraid when I saw the bright red colour in the tube. It gives a beautiful tint to the lips instead, just like it says. Lips are kept moisturized while on.
Dislikes: The smell is bad LOL. It says ‘Rose’ on the tube which I can get, but it’s mixed in with a bee’s wax smell, ugh. Doesn’t seem to improve condition of lips after. Once the balm is gone from the lips, it feels the same as before application.
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