Monday, October 29, 2012

October Glossybox First Glance

My October Glossybox arrived about a week ago (before shipment notification was emailed... which was a little funny), and I thought I'd give you all a little peak at some of the products I'll be trying out in the next few weeks!

 This month's theme: Spa Luxe!


First up is the Luminous Shine Mist from Alterna's Bamboo line.  I recently tried Alterna's Bamboo shampoo and Caviar conditioner and I have to say... they're grossly overpriced for what they are.  I'll give this shine spray a try because I hear such good things about these products, including styling products, but I'm not really holding my breath to be blown away.  A full size of this is 4 ounces, which costs $22.  This sample is 0.85 ounces.

 Next we have exfoliating loofah soap from Heartland Fragrances. This normally retails for $8 for a full size 6 ounce bar.  I don't see a size on this, but it looks like it's full size.  A lot of times, I open packages containing glycerin soap and the scent damn near knocks me over - this didn't do that at all. I think the scent is called "Secret Garden"- it's sweet, a little floral.  I want to say I smell freesia or plumeria or something.  Either way, it's an extremely light fragrance.  I'm anxious to try this out and see how well the soap holds up in my shower.  Glycerin soaps tend to dry out quickly for me.  We'll see how this goes!

 Then we have the product I'm most excited about in this box - Carol's Daughter Shea Souffle moisturizer for dry skin.  The scent is Ecstasy (I guess?) and it smells very nice.  Again, this fragrance is light and feminine, and the cream isn't greasy at all!  I'm looking forward to using this after the exfoliating soap!

The container is completely full... this is 4 ounces.  A full size is 8 ounces, which retails for $20. 

It seems like every month has one makeup item, while the rest are for skin, hair, etc.  This month's makeup item is from ModelCo - a duo lipstick and lipgloss. The packaging even includes a little mirror!  This retails for $39... and I believe this is full sized.

The lipstick shade I got is Dusk.  It's a warmer shade of mauve.  Although most women will be able to wear this, I'm not sure I will be able to.  It just seems too warm.  But, we'll see!

The shade of gloss I got is Striptease.  The gloss is very sheer, but one thing that struck me about it right away is that it's not super sticky.  I HATE sticky glosses with such a fiery passion!  This might be a nice product to include in my routine.

 Here are swatches of the two lip colors.  You can see that the lipstick may have too much warmth in it for my tone, but perhaps a good cool-toned gloss over it will make it more flattering on me?  What do you think?

Last but not least...
This is a Nastassja Skin Enzyme Facial Peel.  A full size of this is 2 ounces, which retails for $40.  Because I haven't tried this out, I don't know if a little goes a long way, so that price may be more or less reasonable depending on how many uses you get.  This is the smallest item in the box, the only little sample this month, but it's definitely intriguing!  I have tried some cream exfoliators in the past that are mega-expensive retail that I could never comfortably purchase from other beauty subscription services (*cough* BeautyArmy *cough*), so it's nice to see something UNDER 100 dollars full-sized. I'm excited to try this out and see what happens.

Looks like it's about 1-2 uses in here, huh?  It wouldn't be something you'd use more than once or twice a week anyway, but I'm gonna check it out.  A smooth face is always so nice, and with seasons changing, I need a little help in that department, haha.

That's this month's Glossybox!  What did you get in yours?  Share below in the comments!

xoxo,
Kelly