Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Beauty Review: October 2012 Glymm Box

Autumn is finally here. I'm starting to feel the cold and the rain. It's my favourite time of the year. Cozy sweaters. Knee high boots. Beautiful wool coats.

Today I have an unboxing blog to share. My October 2012 Glymm box or bag, whichever you'd like to call it.

This month the Glymm box was a brown cardboard box with Glymm printed on it. Previous months they were white. To create awareness on Breast Cancer month. They have decided to send us a pink cosmetics bag along with a pink ribbon.

Expansions seem to be in the works at Glymm. As we received an extra product in this month's box. Johnson's baby oil with a pink sticker on it. It reads 'Glymm Mama coming soon.' Hurray for all the mother's out there that are interested in testing new products out during and after pregnancy and/or even have some baby products too. Good for Glymm :)

Baby Buttercreme by MissJessie's for curls, kinks & waves. Thick creamy texture weighs my fine straight hair down. But I don't mind using it for a pre-shower dry ends treatment. And it smells delicious.

Femme Couture lightning lash mascara, claims to lengthen your lashes. I will have to use this for a week or two before I can tell you what I think. This brand is sold at Sally Beauty Supply available in Canada and the U.S. The brush is rubber-like and has really short bristles. Opinions on using this product for the first time, it works well in defining each lash.

Lash Card is for separating lashes, layering mascara, hard to reach lashes and bottom lashes. It helps prevent clumping and smudging. I can make use of this for my bottom lashes. The almost non existent bottom lashes. :)

Cyber Dermatologist H2O Hydration & Sun Whip SPF 25. We received these same cream duos in one of our summer Glymm boxes. Although they were in different packaging, I haven't tried the product yet. I will make use of the hydration cream this winter.

Overall this months Glymm box seemed to have improved. Especially including some full size products such as the mascara. I look forward to seeing the November box. I really hope they bring the info cards back. Also I would love to see more eyeshadow and nail products this winter.

Thanks Glymm

Happy Blogging :)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Beauty: 10 Beauty Products I Would Re-purchase

1. NYX Jumbo Pencils
For oily lids definitely need to have a primer in place before applying these bad boys. They do crease. But if you apply primer and set it with a powder shadow then they are fantastic.
2. Maybelline Baby Lips
For what it's worth, they sure moisturize and give a hint of colour. And even better they have SPF. :)
3. NARS Eye Makeup Remover
One of the best makeup removers I've tried on the market. I can't seem to part with this one. It easily melts down waterproof long wearing eye makeup.
4. Boot Botanics Rosewater Toner
For my acne prone skin, it calms the redness and soothes the dry patches left behind from harsh acne treatments.

5. NYC In a Minute Nail Polish
Does as it says on the bottle. It dries in just about 60 seconds. They have a lovely range of colours to choose from and they are a budget brand. They are not long wearing, but with a good top coat every 3 days you can prolong the wear of this nail polish.
6. Revlon Colorstay Foundation
Great colour range selection. Comes in 2 formulas. Medium/Full coverage and it wears very well. Definitely a long lasting foundation.

7. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Pressed Powder
This is very fine powder that never leaves a cakey finish. Glides on smoothly, on good skin days I can get by with just this press powder after moisturizing. Medium coverage.

8. ELF Studio Makeup Brushes
Love ELF products, I've purchased my brushes seperately and not in this kit as shown. But for beginners in makeup, I highly recommend getting yourself a set of these brushes.
9. NYX Blushers
Pigmentation is wonderful. The blushers glide on smoothly and they come in a variety of colours. Also it is a budget friendly product line.
10. Konjac Sponge
These are great for daily gentle exfoliation. For my acne, it's important for me to exfoliate the dead skin and to purge the pores to prevent more acne from forming. I purchase these sponges from a local wellness boutique called Saje. I love that store, if you have one in your neighbourhood, they are definitely worth going there to have a peek.

Friday, 26 October 2012

I Heart Fall

1. Favorite Fall lip product?
New York Color - Lippin' Large Lip Plumper- Plum Tart
2. Favorite Fall Nail Polish?
New York Color - Park Avenue
3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?
Pumpkin Spice Soy Latte with extra cinnamon
4. Favorite Fall Candle?

Bath & Body Works Midnight Pomegranate
5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory?
Bordeaux coloured floral scarf from H&M
6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
Haunted House
7. Favorite Halloween movie?
Hocus Pocus, Scream
8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?
Cherry Flavoured Lollipops
9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!
Someone from the 1960's 

10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?
Pumpkin Pie & cozy sweaters