Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Glossybox: The Harrods Edition March 2012
The beautiful Harrods box came in white this month which is great for gals like me who don;t really love pink all that much! And I have another pretty ribbon to add to my collection, needless to say this went straight in my hair while I was perusing the contents!
I was super happy with the contents this month, and very chuffed that I got a mini Burberry lipstick.
So first off the Erno Laszlo Hollywood Collection. The five piece cream gift set comprising of morning beauty rescue, refresh moisture infusion, instant eye repair cream, intensive porcelain veil and velvet night cream.
This collection was put together to celebrate 85 years of Erno Laszlo.
First off I tried the Refresh Moisture Infusion cream which was gorgeous, it smell great and I really did feel like my skin had had a dousing after using this, it wasn't too thick either which is a plus for me, I hate that heavy cream feeling on my face.
Next was the Instant Eye Repair cream, which went on like a dream but I did feel like it made my eyes tingle a little and left them sticky for a fair while. Not a massive problem at all but it wasn't my favourite cream, in fact with the tingling I decided not to use any more of it after that first application.
The Velvet Night Cream was great too, thick but not too greasy and absorbed quickly into my skin leaving it soft and nourished.
The next morning I tried the Morning Beauty Rescue which was lovely, nice and fresh, quickly absorbed and shimmery making my skin look radiant. I should point out this is a gel rather than a cream. This was definitely my favourite out of the five creams.
Lastly I tried the Intensive Porcelain Veil last, and this morning in fact. It had a lovely cucumber smell to it, was lovely and fresh and did actually hydrate my skin better than any cream I've used for a long time. Super impressed by this!
I'm not sure I'd have the cash to stump up for this beauty collection being the equivalent or a rather gorgeous dress or nice pair of shoes in my eyes which I'd much rather go for if I had the spare cash.
I have received Clarins products through Glossybox before, namely the anti-ageing day and night cream and I was very happy with them. This extra firming body cream retails at just under £40 an expense which I might just give in to. I've tried a lot of firming creams in the past but this one seems to actually give results. I used it mainly on my arms and tummy for a few days as I wanted to see if it would work with a few uses and it did. The cream was quite thick but luxurious and made my skin silky soft.
Fan di Fendi is a beautiful perfume and exactly to my taste, it;s light, fresh and doesn't hum of vanilla which is a bonus in my eyes! It does reminds me of an adult version of CK1 (remember the great CK1 summer of 1994 when pretty much everyone reeked of the stuff? Ah to be a teenager of the 90s!) which I loved when I as younger but I feel it's far too young for me now. I will definitely be splashing the cash on this (retails at £36 - £40 in various stores)
The Burberry Lip Cover I received was in Rosewood (no. 4). It;'s a beautiful colour against my English rose skin, has great staying power and isn't too greasy/glossy. I hadn't tried Burberry's range of lipsticks before but it's definitely something I'm willing to spend my cash on rather than trotting off to the MAC counter straight away.
The lipsticks retail at £23 at Harrods or £22.50 direct from Burberry online
Ojon Damage Reverse Instant Restorative Hair Serum was something I was more than happy to try out. Being a hair dyer for many years I do suffer from dry hair every now and then. I also like the fact you can use it to protect against heat damage when styling your hair. Something I try not to do that often (I usually use foam rollers or pin curls) but when I do reach for the hot rollers or tongs I'll be using this.
It smells lovely and application's a doddle, I did feel like it left my hair silkier than before, but having only dried ir and not put a hot roller set in yet there's not much else I can say. I'll update when I do, but first impressions are good.
It retails at £22 (for 50ml) which is really not a lot considering you need only use a couple of drops per application.
I'm very happy with my Glossybox this month, in fact I've been subscribing for around six months now and I'm very happy with their service and the products they send out. Big thumbs up Glossybox!