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Mes petites choux! How is everyone doing this fine, fine Tuesday? Hopefully everyone is staying warm and dry and safe - the weather has officially gone bonkers this year. I've got my last February box review for you! Let's get to reviewing, eh? Cheer ourselves up? Right oh!
Anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake Up Under Eye Patches ($11) - I freaking LOVE this brand. I was first introduced to it through Glossybox, and so far have only seen it available for sale from www.asos.com (but it ships free! hooray!). Their shower gels smell delicious, and the names are always super fun. I have high hopes for this. Not that I actually have under-eye bags, because I somehow won the lottery genetically and have avoided getting them for years - even in college when I was averaging 3-4 hours of sleep a night! However, I suspect that over the next few weeks I will be needing some serious anti-puffing tools, so this will come in super handy!
Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture in City of Angels ($18) - Oh good, more light pink polishes! Because February = Valentine's Day = PINK EVERYTHING. Sorry guys, but I really really hate the month of February. For many reasons. It's just the worst month of the year, and as much as I appreciate a good pink, I'm so tired of. This looks to be a good-quality polish though, so I'm looking forward to trying it out. Always looking for new polish brands! I just used a polish I got in February's PopSugar Must Have box - let me know if you guys ever want me to review those, they're not strictly beauty boxes but I lurve them - which was from a new brand, and liked it a lot. I'd have used this one but light pink is probably not super appropriate for how I'll be spending my weekend. When I do try it out, I'll let y'all lovies know what I think!
Pureology Serious Colour Care Colour Fanatic Multi-Tasking Hair Beautifier for Color-Treated Hair ($24) - Yeah, they really do use both the UK and the US versions of 'color' in the description. Weird, but whatever. I think this is a treatment spray? Ok I just did some research, and it's supposedly a primer for your hair. Now, I can't judge too harshly, as I do love my Living Proof Style Extender, which is also a hair primer. This one, however, is a spray, and is formulated specifically for color-treated hair. As I'm growing the color out of my hair yet again (though I may dye it. I just have that urge. We shall see!), I might give this a serious shot. Anything to keep from having to go to the salon more than once a year!
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum Plus ($75) - This has got to be one of the most 'luxurious' products I've gotten in a box. So while that makes me want to use it RIGHT AWAY, I also am like "but... smearing fungus on my face?" Seriously, whoever looks at things like truffles or acids and goes "You know where I should put that?? ON MY FACE!" needs to get checked out. Supposedly, this increases hydration, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and fights free radicals. Every time a product claims that it fights free radicals I like to think of little product ninja-men running around hacking at invisible things in the air. Because come on. They just want you to pay them a lotta money to put fungus-juice on your face. No, I can't get over that, I don't see why I should have to. (Whatever, I'm still gonna try it. Because... science? Nah, it's because I'm insanely curious and must report back to you about the magical truffle-juice!)
Sumita Beauty Kala Color Intense Pencil ($15) - I need to start storing all my as-yet unopened eyeliners somewhere. Because of beauty boxes, I will never need to buy myself another black eyeliner ever again. Which, honestly, is a-ok with me. This one looks like it'll be an excellent addition to my 'to use' pile, as it's a nice deep black and is supposed to be super smooth to apply. We shall try it and report back! Reviews also claim that it's good even for contact lens wearers, so I'll likely be giving this a go sooner rather than later.
That's all, folks! Currently my only gripe with Glossybox is that they never get to me until the very very end of the month, and I'm not a patient person. I want my pretty things, and I want them NOW. Love the products, and I love that they introduce me to lines that I may have never heard of before but are just perfect. If you want a referral, please email me at the address found here! Ok, second gripe. Why can't their referral program be easier? Ah well, happy to invite whoever wishes to join, and your information remains private.
Did any of you get delicious goodies in your Glossybox this month? Tell me so I may live vicariously through you!
Next up: Hand creams. This was requested - if anyone has something specific they'd like to see me cover in the next couple of weeks, let me know and I'll do my best to make it happen! Ciao, mes petites!