If you read last month’s post, you will know that I was very unimpressed with the box. First of all, it was super late and there just wasn’t anything inside of it that excited me.
This month, I arrived home from work and my Glossybox was waiting for me at the door. I picked it up and noticed how heavy it was – which was my first indication that it was going to be awesome!
I opened it up and I was amazed at what I found inside:
Here’s what I received this month:
Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer – Full size!
Elizabeth Grant Skin Care Shower Gell – Full size!
Wella Brilliance Conditioner
Wella Brilliance Treatment
Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara
PLUS a sample of the Marcelle BB Cream!
The first two products alone made the worth of my box over $40! I haven’t used any of the products yet, but Wella is my current hair care brand so I’m excited to try out this line. It’s made for fine, coloured hair – so hopefully it will give me a little boost.
I’m also very excited to try the sample of the Marcelle BB Cream. I keep passing this over every time I go into Shopper’s Drug Mart and since I already have the Garnier BB Cream I haven’t picked it up.
I was just about ready to cancel my Glossybox, but I think I’ll keep it going, at least for another month!
Well, my April Glymm box arrived last week. I was originally planning on doing a full review like I had done in March…but there literally wasn’t a single product I was interested in using. I expect that in a monthly box, there’s a million products out there, getting samples isn’t easy and you can’t please everyone!
This month’s box included:
Lucia No 1 Soap
Free Your Mane – Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner
Atelier Cologone – Orange Sanguine Fragrance
Mai Couture – Social Gloss (Full Size!)
$100 Gift Card to NuMe
I’ll probably give the soap a try eventually, and wear the lip gloss over a bright lipstick (it’s a horrendous light nude colour, but who knows, I may love the formula). I’m always afraid of trying new shampoo’s/conditioners. With my bright hair I never know what’s going to strip the colour. This one is sulfate free though, so hopefully it’s not an issue!
One thing I will complain about this month, is the lack of care in my packaging. Last month, the box was nicely wrapped, filled with paper stuffing, product card was nicely placed. This month, my ribbon wasn’t even cut nicely with little to no paper stuffing. It really doesn’t take that much to ensure your products are packaged nicely, and it makes the world of difference.
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I’m basically in love with it. I think if it were to become legal to marry a product, I would choose this one.
First, let’s just start with the signature YSL packaging:
It’s gold, and it’s beautiful.
Open it up, and things just get better:
It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the green in the middle has YSL imprinted in it. I’ve actually been using this colour and only taking shadow from around the logo so I don’t ruin it.
If you know me in real life, you probably know that I enjoy bright colours. Enjoy is probably an understatement. If I’m not wearing something bright people get concerned. These colours just perfectly fit my personal style which is a huge reason as to why I love this palette. The palette also comes with two double ended eyeshadow sticks, I removed them while taking this picture because I’ve been using them.
Here are some swatches of all the colours:
These are quite dark swatches, I probably put on three or four layers of the shadow just so the colours would appear in the picture. What I love about these shadows is that you can wear them as a sheer pop of colour, or you can layer them and really intensify your look. All of the shadows are quite sparkly as well, which I personally enjoy.
The formula on the shadow itself is great, I haven’t noticed any creasing, even when I don’t wear a primer.
Now…as much as I LOVE this palette – I honestly think the price is outrageous. If Urban Decay, or MAC or MUF or anyone had come out with the same palette and it was cheaper I would have bought that instead. But they didn’t, and sometimes you just have to splurge on things you know will make you happy.
Do you have this palette or any other YSL palette? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know!