The first Glossybox of the year and it was all very exciting. January’s box was brought to us by Deliciously Stella, giving us the Edible Edit. As soon as I got it, the word ‘edible’ made it instantly right up my street. Mmm, food.
This month featured some gorgeous food related products along with some other beaut bits, and if this is the way they’re starting the year, I have high hopes for the coming months!
Unani Illuminate Milk Cleanser
This is some great stuff. Slightly confusing because it is so milky. It’s like trying to wash your face with moisturiser, it’s so bizarre. It doesn’t really lather, which makes it SO gentle, which is lovely for my sometimes sensitive skin. And it really does leave it feeling super super soft and like I’ve already moisturised, so two birds, one stone really.
The Balm Meet Matt(e) Trimony Eyeshadow
This colour is GORGEOUS. It’s warm and cold at the same time, it’s beautifully pigmented and so easy to blend. I’ve been eyeing up the full palette for SO long, and now this could be what pushes me. It’s such a lovely plum colour, a breath of fresh air compared to all the burgundy shades that are floating around at the moment (don’t get me wrong, I love burgundy with my entire SOUL). Paired with a nice shimmery lilac, it makes such a nice wintery look, perfect to match the poor example of snow we’ve been having recently.
Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser
Finally, a way that I can bear kale. My problem is, I don’t know WHAT kind of moisturiser it is, so I’m assuming body or hand. I’m hoping hand because frosty mornings are KILLING my super soft hands. I tried it out on said hands and it felt super enriching and my skin just DRANK it, meaning it didn’t feel greasy at all, which some rich lotions can. The smell is also so fresh and clean, which I did’ really expect, so this bad boy will definitely be kept in my handbag for some post-windscreen scraping relief.
Hairon Zero Crease Hair Tie
I’ve seen these around SO much but I’ve never had much faith in them. Mainly because my hair is WAY too thick and course to crease anyway, but upon trying it, God I’ve never known a more comfortable hair band in my life. It doesn’t pull, but it holds. It doesn’t slip either, so I don’t end up looking like I’ve been dragged through a bush by the end of the day. Lovely. My only MINOR qualm, which doesn’t actually have anything to do with how good it actually is, is when you take it out, it’s like when your old phone cord got tangled and you could never get it back into the proper coil. God it wound me up.
Vitamasques Manuka Honey Face Mask
This I was a bit skeptical about. This is the third sheet mask I’ve had from Glossybox and both of the ones before set my skin off massively and brought me out in really attractive rashes, so I was a bit worried. But this mask was beautiful. It wasn’t like the other two masks, which were more of a gel, this was softer, like a mix between a tissue and sponge. The scent wasn’t too strong and it also wasn’t too wet. I’ve struggled with masks being so saturated that the weight of them just dragged off my face. It left my face feeling SUPER moisturised and smooth, I’m thinking natural ingredients is definitely the way forward for my skin when it comes to sheet masks. Hooray!
And that’s January! I’m already excited for next months, since this month was so damn good, and I might even splash out on the next limited edition box, so watch this space…