Stylicious Scale of Fab to Mehh for October

FAB!

1. Darphins Cleansing Water

Love the smell, love how kind it is on my skin, love how it cleans the last traces of dirt of. Love everything. Keeper.

2. Marc Jacobs Pear Splash

This was a limited edition eau de toilette that Marc Jacobs brought out quite a while ago but I have such a large bottle it’s lasting me forever and I wear it nearly every day but I’m finally getting to the end of the bottle! It’s a light floral smell great for every day

3. Illamasqua – Stagnate

Think this colour is great for Autumn and I love the way it looks on my nails. This is my new favorite shade

4. Chanel Illusion d’ombre

O M G – this eyeshadow is definitely FABULOUS. I am in love with it. It’s not something I can wear every day because of the extreme sparkle but it’s amazing. It makes my eyes look amazing, it’s magic. Are you sold yet? I love all of the colours, even the white colour (fantasme) looks like millions of tiny diamonds

Could do better

Nails Inc Balmoral

I think this is a nice neutral colour but I find the application really difficult and gloopy, I don’t know whether mine has just dried up a bit… maybe I’ll try adding that stuff to make it runnier

Sephora Eye Makeup Remover

This claims that it will not leave an oily residue on your eyes. That is a lie. It removes your eye makeup but in doing so leaves your eyes feeling very oily.. I hate that feeling so won’t be repurchasing

Alqvuimia Body Oil

I received this in my first beauty box from Glamourum, it was only a tiny sample, enough to do both legs and a bit twice but… I didn’t really find it to be a miracle worker., I didn’t notice that my legs were particularly moisturised or looking great so think I’m gonna stick to my body lotions, body oil is not for me.

Mehhh

Comodynes Make Up remover wipes

I got these in one of my beauty boxes. I don’t tend to use face wipes but I decided to take them with me to a wedding suspecting that I wouldn’t have 100% of my faculties at the end of the night and that wipes would probably be the safest bet. They’re not bad at removing makeup but they have a really strong perfumed scent that I absolutely cannot stand, give me a Johnson’s baby wipe any day.

What were your October favourites?

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Spanish Beauty Boxes October


If you’re as nosy as I am I’m sure you’ll be interested to know what this month’s Spanish beauty boxes had to offer. There are currently 2 beauty boxes in Spain, Glamourum and Glossybox. This month the first to arrive was the Glamourum box

Glamourum

Anne Moller Defense Building Fluid

CND nail varnish in Electric Orange

Comodynes face mask & Comodynes tanning wipe

Uniq One all in one hair treatment

Orofluido – Beauty Elixir for your hair

Lolita Lempicka – 2 perfume samples

A good selection of products from Glamourum this month although I wasn’t overly pleased about receiving Comodynes products again. There were also 2 hair products, I think they could have perhaps included one and then one a different month, although having tested them they are both good products so I’ll let that slide. There were 3 full size products and the others are good size samples. The Anne Moller cream is like a primer that preps the skin before applying makeup so I have been using it under my normal moisturiser, and I have no complaints so far. I love the colour of the nail varnish and it was a perfect Halloween colour but also great for summer. Big thumbs up for Glamourum this month.

Glossybox arrived towards the very end of the month. I wasn’t so enamoured by this month’s offerings

Estee Lauder Advanced night Repair Eye

Oriflame Tender Care Vanilla Protecting Balm

Weleda – Iris Hydrating Facial Lotion & One Step Cleanser and Toner

Kryolan High Gloss in Toffee

Yanbal Body Lotion

To be honest I don’t think any of these products, apart from the Estee Lauder eye cream qualify as high end samples. Two of the products I didn’t like at all, the gloss is very sticky and the colour is awful and makes me look like a corpse. The body lotion smells like something an old lady would wear, and it’s a really highly perfumed scent, just horrible. I like the Weleda stuff and although it’s nice to try it I wouldn’t clasify it a luxury brand. The Oriflame stuff is ok, basically a vanilla scented balm in a somewhat cheap looking packaging. No thumbs for Glossybox.

Glamourum 1 – 0 Glossybox