Tuesday, 13 January 2015


Hi guys,

My first ever Glossybox arrived yesterday and I'm extremely excited to review it. Not because it's got amazing products in it, but because this will officially be my first review!

Let me first start off by saying, the packaging is lush. I mean come on, it comes in a nice enough delivery box, and you open it and you get a smooth baby pink box. Like what, are we paying like £2 for the packaging?! Because that's what it sure feels like. It is luxurious to say the least. You pop the box lid off, and then what is this I see?! Wrapping tissue paper with a ribbon. Are you for real, I felt like I was opening something extremely special.

After opening the ribbon, the five products were sitting in some black shredded paper. First impressions, it kind of felt like they were making huge efforts to make the glossybox look as full and expensive as possible.

For January 2015, we got five full sized products, which I think is pretty cool considering I'm paying like a tenner for a box. It came with a cute little guide to the products.

MeMeMe Eye Line Pencil in Clay (RRP £4)

The actual colour of the eyeliner is leaning towards a reddish brown, so I think that this product is definitely for the more every-day natural eye look rather than for perhaps a night out. Glossybox states that this eyeliner is 'long-lasting but extra soft so it easily glides along lashes'. This is somewhat true, as it took quite a few wipes using Bioderma to remove, but I wouldn't say this is the softest or 'glidiest' eye liner. If you like a more softer smudgier eyeliner, I would go for the By Terry Crayon Khôl Terrybly (£23.50). So I guess for the price, it does deliver.

Nicka K New York Colorluxe Powder Blush (RRP €8.95 for 5g)

I feel weird typing 'color'! This is a nice, reddish-pink powder blush. Although I love the fact that this blush has no shimmer, I feel like the colour is a bit too out there for me. Trying it on though, the colour was not as bright as I had thought it would be, it was more of a subtle tint. I never liked powders in the form of a pot+powder puff applicator, as I feel like it's a bit unhygienic, using the same brush without cleaning it.

Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow (RRP €10 for 15g)

This is my favourite product in this months box. I've been looking for a replacement for my Benefit High Beam, as I have been wanting a more rose gold highlighter which would suit my olive skin tone better. All over glow is a pretty rose-gold highlighter which is more shimmery rather than glittery. It feels very smooth and easy to blend on my skin, and after quickly trying it on the bridge of my nose, it gives a nice radiant glow to the applied area.

Kueshi Natural & Pleasant Cosmetics Revitalising Face Toner (RRP €10.70 for 200ml)

I know a lot of people seem to skip out on the toner but I have always believed that toners do a lot for your skin. This toner comes in a bright pink bottle, which to be very honest isn't exactly that appealing. It smells somewhat like my nail polish remover, but it does feel quite refreshing on the skin. After using this toner, my skin felt not exactly as hydrated as I would like it to be, but quite bright and radiant.

Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm Superfruits (RRP €5)

This lip balm definitely smells healthy, if that's even a thing. 97% organic with blueberry, acai, goji, baobab and pomegranate. Putting it on, feels a bit like it just sits on my lips and takes a while for it to soak in. It doesn't really moisturise, but just gives an annoying oiliness to your lips. Not a fan of this product.

A lot of people wonder whether the glossybox is worth it, I think it depends on you. If you like trying out new products, and having a drawer full of barely used products, then go for it. If you like sticking to your own routine and not changing, then don't. I love it because it gives me an opportunity to go outside of my comfort zone and try out products I wouldn't try otherwise.


About Me

A little bit about my beauty journey..

I find this a bit strange, writing a paragraph about myself. The only other time I've done this is when I wrote my personal statement for uni.

I was born in Hong Kong, lived there for 14 years and then moved to Bristol, UK. While I was in Hong Kong, being surrounded by shopping centres and beauty stores definitely had an impact on me. I started wearing make up when I was barely out of primary school, I remember my first experience when I was 9. I was told by my teachers to tie up my incredibly long and thick hair as it was 'school rules', so to make my overall look a little more interesting, I borrowed my mums olive green eyeshadow and decided that was going to be my new look.

As I grew older, I started experimenting with more of my mums make up palettes and ended up with what I thought was amazing eye make up (Now that I look back, what was I thinking?!). In my generation, everyone had a emo/scene stage and that's where I got inspired by different hair colours, piercings, tattoos and what not. Although that was the beginning of how I came to like what people would say is a more of an 'alternative' style, I'm sure everyone can agree with me, I'm glad that the overall emo/scene style is gone.

When I started getting a bit more pocket money, I saved up and started buying more of my own make up. Funnily enough, even though I had been into make up for years at this point, when I look back at my photos then, I never did my eyebrows. Being asian, eyebrows were something that I didn't really have (#asianproblems). My starting point in my obsession shall we say, in make up was when I bought myself Urban Decay's Naked Palette. To this day (it hasn't even been that long), I still think that it's one of the best palettes around.

To stop this from becoming an essay (this is so much easier to write), to sum it all up, I love make up and everything to do with beauty. Not because I'm incredibly insecure about myself and want to cover my natural face up, but because I find it somewhat calming, fixing and improving the little bumps and cracks that I am faced with.