February. The shortest month of the year and the month of love.
So naturally, this month’s Glossybox is all about love.
I do really like the box design this month. The themed boxes are the ones I tend to keep to put stuff in, and this one definitely will be kept.
Even the presentation ribbon has little hearts on it:
As for what’s inside, it’s the usual five goodies plus a bonus treat for Valentine’s Day.
The contents of the box are:
- Luxie Beauty Medium Fan Face Brush
- Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste
- Mugler Alien Fusion fragrances
- Vitamasques Rose Gold Dust Sheet Mask
- Nails Inc Status Ready Nail Varnish
- Huda Beauty Lip Contour in ‘Venus’
Huda Beauty Lip Contour in ‘Venus’
I am a convert to Huda Beauty lip products. I got one of the liquid lipsticks in another box a few months ago and I find myself reaching for it more often than any of my other lipsticks these days. This pencil matches it almost perfectly, so I’ll likely use this as a lipliner for the liquid lip. My quick little swatch of this pencil impressed me – it’s a nice shade and it glides, which is good. I can’t stand pencils that pull. I’ll add this one to my daily arsenal of products for definite.
Luxie Beauty Medium Fan Face Brush
Fan brushes are still the perfect brush for putting on highlighter, and it’s nice to have a variety of sizes. One thing I’ve always found in the past with smaller fan brushes is that they’re a bit… flimsy… (that’s why my Spectrum Collections one was re-purposed for crafts instead of makeup) so this one really needs to prove itself. My current fan brush is a giant, really dense Isabella Scott brush and I love it, but I will give the Luxie one a go. It might surprise me, you never know!
Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste
When it comes to dental care, I am a creature of habit. It’s Oral-B Pro Expert all the way, purely because I like the taste. The claims on most toothpastes (including my Oral-B one) make the logical scientist in me raise an eyebrow, especially when it comes to ones that claim to regenerate enamel. As far as I was aware, and thinking back to what I learned at uni, enamel can’t be regenerated. It isn’t a living tissue so once it’s gone, it’s gone. I think this toothpaste is meant to stop early erosion (like it says on the tube) so I assume it adds the minerals that help keep enamel hard back into the teeth. Whatever it does, it’s a nice size and will get popped in my travel bag for weekends away. Toothpaste in a travel size is always a good thing!
Nails Inc Status Ready Nail Varnish
Gorgeous shade, but unfortunately I don’t like the formula of Nails Inc polish. This one will be rehomed to someone who does like the brand (no sense in wasting it) and I’ll see if I can find this shade in one of my favourite polish brands.
Vitamasques Rose Gold Dust Sheet Mask
I love a good sheet mask. My skin is so dry at the moment it sucks up any moisture it can, so a weekly sheet mask has been a saviour over the winter. And I’m always up to try a new one, so we will see what this one is like. I like the fact this one has rose extract in it – that means it will smell good too, hopefully.
Mugler Alien Fragrances
These smell so good – I had to spray them as soon as I got them, of course. I’m a fan of the Alien fragrance anyway and these are a nice variant. I’ll have to see if they still smell as good after about an hour of wear (I find fragrances tend to change throughout the day). And one of the lucky men in my life is going to get the Alien Man tester as a little surprise gift. I hope he likes it!
So that’s this month’s Glossybox. What do you readers think of the February box? Let me know!