This year’s Valentine’s themed box* is glossy baby pink with an illustrated rosette on it. I wasn’t expecting it to be a special edition so this was a nice surprise. I received it on Friday and I hope those who have subscribed have got yours too. I tend to hold back blogging about these boxes for a few days because understandably, some people get annoyed with spoilers. As always, the feedback for this month’s box has been mixed from what I can see but the majority of people enjoyed their boxes. I really like what I got and have been using everything over the weekend. The contents of my box include: Micabella Mineral Blush Powder, MeMeMe Beat The Blues, Q The Fine Fragrance Body Spray, Helen E Cosmetics Lipstick and Docteur Renaud Raspberry Soft Cream. Oh, and a lovely heart-shaped lollipop!
I don’t really like the little pots of loose powders. I really don’t know how to use it… I don’t know where to tip the powder on to and I don’t have a brush small enough to dip in to the pot. I’ll figure it out one day! One of my favourite cosmetic products is Benefit’s High Beam so it was great to try MeMeMe’s Beat The Blues to compare the two. The brush on Beat The Blues is not as nice and I found that it’s not as iridescent as the Benefit one. The subtly is nice though, would be very appropriate to wear during the day time as it doesn’t “glow” as strongly as High Beam. My favourite item in this month’s GlossyBox is the Helen E Cosmetics lipstick. I usually stay away from deep red/plum shades but I’ve been playing around with this one and with the right make up, I think I can make it work. It’s quite a dramatic lipstick shade so I do have to wear a lot of make up for this plum colour to work on me. For now, it will go in my “night-out make up” collection. I will review this on it’s own at some point!