Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I ♥ My August Glossybox!


Salut mes amis! As the title of this post suggests, I am in love with this month's Glossybox! The August edition features two full sized products (Illamasqua Nail Varnish valued at $14 and Ellis Faas lip color valued at $35), making the $21/month subscription a steal -- just do the math! 


Wanna know my favorites? Read more!



 1. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Purity -- full size
  • As a lover of all things nail polish and nail art, I was thrilled to find this luxurious varnish in this month's box. The pale coral shade is versatile and wearable all year round. The formula is pigmented, opaque, and superbly glossy, resulting in full, flawless coverage in just 1-2 coats.

 
2. Touch In Sol Feel Like Honey Moon Skin Base -- deluxe sample
  • This all-in-one perfecting moisturizer / primer is truly an innovative product. The clear gel firms, tightens and mattifies the face, while giving the skin a healthy luminescence and radiance. I tested out this product for a makeup photoshoot, and loved the way it made my skin appear in pictures. I also really enjoy the tiny gold flakes -- they remind me of that drink hehe...
  • FYI: This deluxe sample is less than an ounce short of being full size

3. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum -- deluxe sample
  • Since I'm on the "wrong" side of my twenties, the time has come for me to start taking a more aggressive approach to battling premature aging. I just recently started using an eye cream and must admit that I haven't yet developed a regimen for wrinkle prevention. I'm thoroughly excited about trying out this collagen boosting vitamin C complex, especially since it's received so much praise. Natural Health magazine has named this product a miracle worker and a winner in the beauty category, so I'm really thankful to Glossybox for including it in this month's package.

4. Ellis Faas Milky Lips in L204 -- Burnt Orange -- full size
  • These long lasting lip products come in three textures: creamy lips (matte finish), milky lips (gloss finish) and glazed lips (touch of color). I received the milky lips in Burnt Orange, and though I don't think the shade works on me, I really like the quality of this product and am definitely intrigued to try out more colors and textures. The silver case is a tad long for my taste -- I prefer compact packaging -- but, it sure can double as a weapon for when I'm traveling alone at night... :p

What do you think? Yay or Nay for this Burnt Orange?

5.  Biolage ExquisiteOil Replenishing Treatment -- sample
  • Infused with a Moringa Oil Blend, this potion gives instant shine and weightless replenishment to all hair types. Just check out how shiny my hair looks in the pic above! I will most definitely be purchasing a full sized product. This stuff is addictive!
*GlossyMag, the Neon Issue, is full of inspirational makeup looks and products to try! I'm saving this one for my neon makeup bug :))


VERDICT: August's Glossybox includes two (almost three) full-sized products from high-end cosmetic brands, plus two deluxe samples from international skin care lines and a prestige hair care sample to die for. This box offers a variety of products that everyone can enjoy and is valued well over its monthly subscription fee. It may just be the best Glossybox yet, considering the range, quality, and usability of its items. In my humble opinion, Glossybox is truly superlative to any other subscription beauty sampling service and I continue to be impressed month after month.


Are you as impressed as I am?




bisous,


Maryam Maquillage




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*The product/s in this post were sent for my consideration and review. The opinion stated is 100% my own.


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37 comments:

  1. The burnt orange colour really suits you I like it a lot! What a great box, I wush the UK version was as good as yours!

    Tia
    xxx
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tia!! I can't deny it, this month's edition is ALLLLL THAAAAT!!!

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  2. That lipstick colour is fanastic, awesome box this month hun:)

    Sara xx

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  3. hey honey.... omg i got my gbox and i love it!!! thanks to your posts, but why didnt i get the same colours? i love that burnt orange lippie... i got a eggshell color :(

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    1. You gotta personalize your profile, that way Glossybox knows a little more about your preferences for next month :))

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  4. Great box! I hope I get that color nail polish! I love the lip color on you!

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    1. Thanks Miranda! Yesss, this polish color is soooo chic :))

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  5. Great items! I wish those subscription box services were available where I live ^^ It'd fun to try out new things every month xx

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  6. Burnt orange looks fabulous :) Thanks for sharing your glossy box!

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  7. Love the tangerine lips! You look gorgeous!

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  8. aww how sweet love the goodies. dont know if you lighten your hair but it looks amazing the coral lipstick is fab too "you're so beautiful"!!!

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    1. Thanks babe!! Nope, still same ol' hair -- maybe it's the flash??

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  9. Wow, nice products! I'm not a fan of Burnt Orange, but I have to say, it looks nice on you! Is there a colour that doesn't suit you?!

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    1. awww thanks hon, I'm like you, Burnt Orange isn't what I typically go for... so I wasn't sure about how I felt about it :))

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  10. ELLIS FAAS packaging is so different, color is amazing on your lips:) and I am truly loving the all items of August's GlossBoxx

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  11. i understand that you love your box ... its amazing!

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  12. ur skin is beautiful.. woow u got alot of items. ver pretty lippie on u. did u lighten ur hair? regardless it looks soo pretty

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    1. thanks lovely! nope, the hair is still virgin lol... must be the flash that's making it appear lighter :))

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  13. Hey Maryam, thanks for sharing such great reviews. Even I am on the wrong side of twenties and have been planning to get some good anti-aging products in my regime. wud try this

    Unfortunately we dont have glossybox in India, wud love to have something liek this here as well.

    u have an amazing blog. Do visit mine sometime, wud love to hear ure review.

    SJ from www.styledestino.blogspot.com

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  14. The orange lip colour suits you beautifully, Maryam! The box this month looks SO worth it. x

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  15. i like the burnt orange, i think it looks great on you! and yes, i am very impressed with all of these, i'd love to try them all! ;)

    <3, Mimi
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  16. beautiful box!!

    naturalmentemakeup.blogspot.com

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  17. świetny makijaż ! ;*

    obserwujemy?:*

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  18. Toller Blog :) Ich hab grad eine Blogvorstellung am Laufen vielleicht hast du ja lust teilnehmen ? :)
    http://xoxdiamandxox.blogspot.de/2012/08/blogvorstellung_30.html

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  19. wow, the product sizes are big, that's such a great deal! i wish we have glossybox here.

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  20. Je trouve que la couleur orangee te va tres bien, elle souligne tes taches de rousseur :)

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  21. I have't tried the nail polish yet! But it looks like it's amazing. And 5 days it's an accomplishment! Hehe, I love the lip color you got, mine looks like caramely-chocolate on the lips, haha :) xx

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  22. Wow! I really need to sign up to this! Although seeing as I'm from the UK, it will be different but it's always a great way of trying out new products. I actually like the lip gloss on you-I think it suits your skin tone but you'd obviously have to play down your eye shadows when wearing it. I do agree though, the lip gloss tube is way too long! Anyway, loved the post!
    Gee xxx
    http://fashionthroughtheeyesofateen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I like the looks of Glossybox but the price compared to other beauty subscription boxes turns me off though it's countered by some of the amazing products you get. If I ever manage to have more discretionary funds, I might have to sign up for a box or two!

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  24. I say yay to the burnt orange. I think it goes well with your warm skintone.

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