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Review: April 2014 Glambox!

Hello guys!

The April Glambox came with some quite thrilling products!. Here is what I found when I opened it:

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1) A beauty tip card which Glambox includes with every box. It gives one important tip on one side (this card highlighted the importance of being sunscreen savvy!) and on the other, lists the contents of the box and it’s prices.

2) A beautiful leaflet from Hawaiian Tropic, which shows their range of Silk Hydration lotion sunscreens. It also has a SPF selection guide on one side which helps you choose the right sunscreen for you according to your skintype.

3) A gift voucher for a complimentary nail polish change from N Style International.

4) An AED500 gift voucher to redeem for a Laser Treatment or Ultrasound Cavitation Treatment from Wellbeing Medical Center.

Now comes the more exciting part – the products!

Blogpix 0431) Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration protective sun lotion : This sun lotion boasts a very high protection with SPF 50 (The other two products in this range has SPF 30 and SPF 15)!. It’s smell is just so heavenly. It’s a tropical smell, that lingers on for a long time. It gets absorbed into your skin really fast and doesn’t leave a tint behind. When you start applying it, it looks like it would leave a whitish tint. But when you work it into your skin more, it just leaves your skin looking glowing and hydrated.It also gives your skin 12 hour moisturization.

This product has ‘hydrating ribbons’ in it, which moisturizes your skin at the same time, protecting it from the harmful sun rays. The ‘ribbons’ make the bottle pretty to look at. The ingredients in this product are just amazing. Here are some to name a few : Papaya, Mango, Passion flower, Shea Butter, Cocoa butter, Coconut and Plumeria flowers!. It comes in a squeeze bottle with it’s lid at the bottom. It’s 180ml and it’s price in the local market is AED50. This brand is just amazing and I am so happy that this full-sized product was included in this month’s Glambox.

Blogpix 0462 & 3) Caudalie Vinoperfect Broad Spectrum SPF15 day perfecting fluid and Caudalie Hand and Nail cream – I was so glad to see Caudalie products in the box!. I have never tried this brand before simply because it’s so expensive. This is one of the good things about Glambox. You get to try things you won’t buy otherwise!.

The Vinoperfect perfecting fluid looks like a tinted foundation with a consistency that just melts into your skin. It’s beautiful!. It has a very pleasant smell. It comes in a tube with a precision tip and contains 10ml. The Hand and Nail cream is really nice and has a strong, citrus like smell. It really nourishes your hand and nails. I use this immediately after bathing. I have never used a cream which is made specifically for your hand and nails. I always have used a general body lotion for my body!. This cream comes in a tube with 15ml. Both of these will last a long while because you need just a little each time.

The price of these products (for full sized ones) : AED 205 for a 40ml Caudalie Vinoperfect perfecting day fluid and AED90 for a 75 ml Caudalie Hand & Nail cream.

Blogpix 0494) Inglot Freedom AMC Eye shadow square : It’s my first time owning an Inglot eye shadow. I haven’t swatched it. The color looks nice. It’s silver colored and full sized. It is square shaped and comes with a mirror and applicator. Price : AED 35.

Blogpix 0445) Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter & Vanilla cream: I love Dove products. This body cream is nourishing and get easily absorbed without leaving any greasy feeling. The fact that it has shea butter in it means it’s so good for the skin. I own this cream already. So this one will now be my back up!. The product in the box is full sized. Price : AED 14 for 150 ml.

Blogpix 0456) Glambox’s very own Stippling brush – I have always wanted a stippling brush. Applying foundation with this brush gives your face an airbrushed, flawless look. You can use this with liquid, cream or powder foundations. It’s super soft. It’s made of high quality Nylon hair, a brass ferrule and a wooden handle. I am super excited to get this!!. You can purchase this brush or other brushes from Glambox by clicking here. This brush is priced at AED 29. It looks like a Sigma brush!!. Love it.

Blogpix 0477) Last but not the least, there are two sachets of Herbline Essentials Fairness cream – It contains Aloe Vera and Glycerrhiza. It’s formulated for all skin types and each sachet contains 5ml. I haven’t used this yet.

Blogpix 048All in all, April’s Glambox is just out of this world!. Three full sized products, a brush and high end samples. Totally worth it!.

What do you think of the April Glambox?. Leave me a comment below. 

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Naz 🙂

Note: I was provided the April Glambox for review purpose and all opinions are 100% my own.

Review: Lily Cole Pearl Radiance Primer from The Body Shop

Hi all!

I wish to review a new addition to my makeup collection. It’s the Lily Cole Pearl radiance primer from The Body Shop.

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Lily Cole, an English model and actress, is Body Shop’s first global brand ambassador. As part of its collaboration with Lily Cole, The Body Shop has released a range of limited-edition cruelty-free make-up, endorsed by her. The 100 per cent vegetarian products have not been tested on animals, and includes several products including the Pearl Radiance Primer that I am reviewing here today.

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I loved it’s attaractive packaging. It’s a pretty 15ml bottle with a glass body, which shows many pearl-like pink beads in it, suspended in a gel.

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Here is a zoomed view of the beads. Mica is the ingredient in this product which gives the shimmery look.

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The bottle has a pump which I absolutely love, because it assures hygienic use and gives you control over the amount you can pump out, ensuring that there is nil wastage. One pump is enough to cover your entire face. As a small amount goes a LONG way, this 15 ml bottle will last you a good long time.

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When you pump it, the pearls mix with the gel and comes out in a thick cream like consistency.

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Let the thick consistency not scare you though!.. It is actually very easy to blend. It feels very light on the skin as it gets absorbed quickly.

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Once blended, it gets absorbed really fast into your skin and gives it a smooth and flawless look. It gives a pearlescent sheen and a radiant look to your skin.

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In the above photo (in natural light), the sheen is not quite visible but I hope you notice that the skin visibly looks smoother. When you blend it out, it leaves your fingers shiny too.

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The primer has a very fresh and pleasant smell. You can actually wear it just like that on your face, without anything else so your face has a glowy/illuminated look. That didn’t work so well with me though. I didn’t like the shiny look (I don’t mean it’s chunky and glittery. It’s just shimmery. But still I didn’t like it). However, once I put this on, blending my foundation became really easy. Also, when the slight shimmer came through the foundation it gave my face a radiant look. I definitely prefer wearing it that way rather than wearing it alone.

When I walked into The Body Shop, this bottle immediately attracted me to it. I asked the sales lady what it was and she mentioned this is a Face Illuminator and only when I read the label on the bottle, I found that it’s actually a primer. On the bill though, it did say Face illuminator.

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The best part is that there is a Part Sale going on at The Body Shop right now which lets you get this beautiful primer at a 50% discount which is a mighty great deal!. Originally priced, AED 75, it’s only AED 37.50 now. Please note that the Part Sale is only until Feb 4th. I would have written this post earlier, so as to give you guys more time to go get it, however, I had to make sure I am doing the right review by testing it out couple of times. You still have some time though. So go get it.

Also one other thing, I am not quite sure this would go great with acne prone skin. I have normal skin and I love this product. But on the skin of an acne-prone person, I kind of feel that this product might actually emphasize the acne. I just feel so. If you are acne-prone and you have tried this and felt it’s not a problem at all, let me know in the comments, so that I can update this post.

Would I recommend it?.. Definitely yes!!

Please do leave your feedback below about this product :). I appreciate your comments.

Love always,

Naz

Note : Don’t forget to checkout my UAE only giveaway going on right now until Feb 7th by clicking here.