Glamourbox September 2014: Flawless Beauty

08 September 2014

Every month Glamourbox releases a new box is a fun guessing game for subscribers. They tease us with the box's theme at least two weeks early and then we figure out if we will buy before its release or not. Those of us who have above average EQ wait until the boxes are sent out and the contents revealed before deciding whether to get one.

For this month, the theme is Flawless Beauty. I guessed it will probably come with skincare items and foundation or concealers, and it turns out I was only partially right.




... because it also contained cosmetics and hair care products! As you can see, it's a balanced mix. Here's a more detailed look on the products inside. 



OFRA COSMETICS
Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Laguna Beach
Creamy and soft in texture, this liquid lipstick moisturizes the lips with antioxidants and Vitamin E. With five hours of staying power, it gives a matte finish that does not feather!
Full size 8g/ P950

I have three OFRA lipsticks in my stash (see reviews of #205 and Fuchsia) and I love using them, but it's my first time to try the Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick. I am not a fan of liquid formulations when it comes to lipsticks but Laguna Beach is such a pretty nude pink that I don't mind using it as an everyday lip-color. I'm not really sure about its claim to be long lasting as the color faded after more than two hours, or maybe it's just me because I'm always eating. I wish it came in a better and classier-looking packaging to match its price tag, though.


ELLANA MINERALS

You guys know how big a fan of Ellana Minerals I already am. A quick search of this blog will reveal many things I have written about them over the years, and I am even an affiliate blogger! Meaning, if you purchase from Ellana Minerals using the banners I put on this blog, I earn a minimal amount. I even joined a campaign of theirs a couple of months ago. Having said that, I wish Glamourbox included a less known brand in the box. Perhaps something I haven't tried yet? But that's just me. If it's your first time to try Ellana Minerals and you got this box, then great! You'll get a wonderful intro to one of my favorite local brands. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) 


Multi-purpose Mineral Powder in Halo
Enhance your look with this high intensity mineral pigment. Use it as an eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, lip color, bronzer, and body shimmer... your pick!
Full size 1g/ P160


Too bad my camera wasn't able to capture Halo in all its iridescent glory as it's very pretty in person. I'm glad I didn't get Brilliance in my box as I already have that shade! I'm sure I am going to get lots of use out of this.


Lip Scrub in Strawberry Vanilla
A perfectly polished pout is a must for a flawless face. Slough off dry and flaking lips with this fruity and delectable lip scub!
Full size 10g/ P165

I already have this and I love using it whenever my lips get extra dry, usually after a swimming trip. It is extremely helpful for dry lips. I love its scent, too, as it smells almost good enough to eat! Always good to have in my stash.


BELO ESSENTIALS
AcnePro Pimple-Fighting Gel Face Wash
With purified bee venom as its main ingredient, this cleanser thoroughly washes away acne-causing bacteria and excess oil to prevent future breakouts.
Full size 50mL/ P99.75

AcnePro Pimple-Fighting Treatment Toner
Oil-free and hypoallergenic, this toner unclogs congested pores and dries up and reduces reddening from unwanted pimples.
Full size 60mL/ P79.75

AcnePro Pimple-Fighting Pimple Gel
Zap away zits for a flawless face with this healing pimple gel. With purified bee venom, it clears out and lightens dark spots that it leaves behind.
Full size 10g/ P149.75

I've been hearing a lot of good things about this line so even though I don't exactly have problem skin, I appreciated having this set (of full-sized products!) in the box. I will give the facial wash and toner to my sister while I will keep the Pimple-Fighting Pimple Gel for when I get my monthly zit, heh.




TRESemmé

Smooth and Shine Shampoo
Soft, smooth, and shiny hair is now at hand with this shampoo that calms frizz and tames flyaways. Infused with vitamin H and silk proteins, it quenches hair's thirst - the keep for keeping hair frizz-free.
Full size 440mL/ P275

Smooth and Shine Conditioner
Tame your mane with this conditioner that boosts hair with intense moisture. Vitamin H and silk proteins leave it smooth and silky, like you just stepped out of a salon.
Full size 440mL/ P275

I've already tried this line before and although it did not wow me as much as the Vidal Sassoon Color Care line did, it still did its job of cleaning and conditioning my hair. I am the worst in packing before a trip so this shampoo and conditioner set should come in handy.


BONUS : BEAUTY REPUBLIC
Original Dramatic BB Tinted Cream
Skincare and makeup, together at last. Even out skin tone with the special color micro-capsules of this BB Cream. It blends well with individual skin tones, perfect for those with acidic skin!
Full size 30mL/ P695

Dramatic Green Touch BB Tinted Cream
Got skin redness all over? Balance and neutralize oily, blemish-prone skin with this neutralizing BB Cream with green tea base. Infused with antioxidants, it protects skin from premature aging.
Full size 30mL/ P695

I already have a BB Cream I rely on every day (review coming soon!) but these BB Cream blister packs are just too cute! I also read a lot of good things about this so I'm looking forward to trying it. I just wish they included at least three packs per box as I don't think you can form a solid opinion about a product if you'll use it only once.


Did you like this box? If you want one, I suggest going to Glamourbox's website and subscribing right away as boxes are limited. If you want to try the OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick badly, then I suggest you get this box as you only have to pay P595 for a product originally priced at P950, among other things! A lot of products are also on sale so go on, check this link to see the amazing discounts you can get! Enjoy shopping!

Disclosure: This month's box was given to me as a gift. Thanks again, Glamourbox team! All opinions are my own. Click here to read this blog's disclosure policy.

4 comments:

Beauty by Tellie said...

Swerte ko sa sale na yan. I was supposed to get the Empro pencil when trying to qualify for the Php 2500 promo but begged off to get more stuff. And now it's on sale so I can buy it without worries :))

Kira said...

Thanks for the unboxing post, Krissy! :)

krissy said...

I love the things you got, twinnie! I wish I can shop for new makeup too but I'm saving up for Ed Sheeran concert tickets! Waaaah! XD

krissy said...

You're welcome, Kira! Thanks for sending me the box! :)