Glossybox X Estee Lalonde Edit - October 2016

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So one of my favourite beauty Youtuber's, Estee Lalonde has gone and teamed up with Glossybox for this month's beauty box. Which is pretty exciting and I do always love a themed Glossybox!


As most of you will know Glossybox is my favourite monthly beauty box as I find it always contains a range of beauty treats, including full-size products and brands I recognise or even already love. Below you can find my full review of this month's box, which includes quite a few gems, but you will have to be quick if you want this box at is will be gone forever by the end of the month. Psssst - there's also a 40% off code for the box below!
 

In the October Estee Lalonde X Glossybox you receive 

Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait - Buttery Lip Cream (swatch below), PS... Pro (Primark) Finishing Face Powder, Universal Beauty Cosmetics Secret Flush Soothing Cream Blusher & Lip Stain Duo, Bee Good Honey & Camelina Facial Exfoliator, The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream. Plus a secret unbranded shampoo (Head & Shoulders. hummm, more on that below!)

Glossybox price & payment options (plus discount codes!)

To pick up your own Glossybox X Estee Lalonde box you can either pay a one-off payment of £10.00 + £3.25 p&p here for the single box or sign up for the 3-month plan, £28.50 + £3.25 p&p here which will mean you receive Glossybox's festive box which is always amazing! 

Also if it's your first box you can get a massive 40% off with code OCT40UK this month making the box only £6.00 + p&p - total steal! And even if you aren't a new customer you can still receive a special discount of 10% off for all Makeup Savvy readers. Just enter code SAVVYOCT10 at the checkout!



Favourite products from the box 

Again I can't fault the range of products in this month's box - you have haircare, skincare, body care and makeup products!  Plus there are 3 full size products this month that have a combined total of more than the price of the box. Below are my favourites from the box that I really am pleased with!

Trifle Cosmetics Buttery Lip Cream 
Okay, so this is some seriously cute packaging with the little illustrated fruits! I was instantly draw to this when I first opened the box a few weeks ago and since then I've been loving it. Now I will admit it is a pale nude shade however with the creamy hydrating formula (great for the colder months ahead) I've found this is an amazing base product to lighten so many other lipsticks. My favourite combo is to use it under MAC Velvet Teddy as it lightens it up and transforms it into a totally different more peachy nude shade. I also love it with vampy berry lipsticks as it brings out the pink under tones and makes deep shades much more wearable for during the day. I won't be using this as intended on it's own as it's just too light but I'm so pleased to be able to use this more as a primer for my lips! I also may have a go this week at apply it to the center of my lips and blending it out when wearing deeper shades to give that on-trend ombre effect I keep seeing everywhere at the moment.

Secret Flush Cream Blush & Lip Stain Duo 
Now I haven't a clue about the brand of this product but sometimes it just doesn't matter then you love a certain shade of product! However the cute packaging is also a winner. As you can see from the above swatch this is a creamy raspberry almost apple toned stick with a hint of gold running through it that perfectly catches the light. In fact if theBalm did a lipstick version of their amazing Hot Mama blusher then I'd imagine it to look extremely similar to this! Oh, and it also has a lovely raspberry scent to it. I've been applying this to both my cheeks and lips, and although I wouldn't agree that it's a lip stain it is a pretty lovely lip colour and lasts well on the cheeks. Really pleased with this product!

The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream  
I already own a huge tub of this and love to apply it all over after a shower as it smells incredible and really nourishes the skin without being greasy. So I've been using this generous 70ml sample as a hand cream which means I get to enjoy the gorgeous oriental scent of rice milk and cherry blossom even more - such a lovely sweet floral scent. A really lovely product that always reminds me of how good Rituals products are!

Misses 

I'd say the only product in the box that wasn't for me was the 'mystery shampoo' that turned out to be Head & Shoulders. Maybe Estee actually loves it but being a beauty guru and liking her expensive hair products I do kind of sadly doubt it (I could be wrong!). Also Head & Shoulders is a bit of a 'meh' product imo, especially as not everyone has a dry scalp and I strongly believe a dry scalp can be remedied by switching to an non-sulphate (SLS-free) shampoo which H&S is not! 

All in all a select few products feel very 'Estee' such as the uniquely packaging lip parfait in a light nude hue and the Rituals body cream. However on the whole it's not the best edited box I've seen. But that's not to say I haven't loved this box! 

I've discovered 3 totally new products that I will enjoy using and with the lip parfait being my second product I've loved from Trifle Cosmetics I feel I need to seek out more products from them now! 

What are your thoughts on this month's Glossybox?

Fee xo.  
 
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