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Un(Glossy)boxing - Box 2!

Un(Glossy)boxing - Box 2!

Earlier in the year we unveiled a new series - Un(Glossy)boxing where we unbox (duhh) and review the products in each month's Glossybox. Next up is the November box which featured a mix of makeup and skincare products.

The products arrived in the signature pink and brown Glossybox packaging wrapped with a little bow and a card with tips on how best to use the samples included. This month's box included a travel sized hand lotion, a small loose powder eyeshadow, a deluxe sample size face cream, a sheet mask and a full size lipliner (not pictured).

  • Sheet masks, long a staple in Korean beauty regimes, have finally hit stateside. Applying it can be rather tricky as it is slick with serum and slides around on the face. However once you line up the eye and nose holes (and look like a zombie!), you simply lie down for 20 minutes and let the mask do its job. With a fresh organic floral smell and slightly cooling tingling sensation that it produces, simply relaxing with the mask on your face is a treat. Once the time is up and the serum has sunk into the face, the skin is left feeling tight and refreshed.
  • Any lipstick lover knows the magic powers of a good lipliner. A neutral-toned fleshy pink, this lipliner suits a variety of skin tones and can be worn under any lipstick or own its own topped with some Chapstick. It twists up for an easy and goofproof application.
  • Even for those not in the market for anti-aging creams (myself included!), this one from Estee Lauder works as a luxurious face cream. A little goes a long way of this thick but smooth cream that hydrates skin intensely and blurs over pores like a primer.
  • With this dry winter weather, it's easy to neglect one's hands. Chuck this cute purse sized hand cream into your backpack for intense hydration for chapped hands wherever you go. Although slightly greasy and thick upon application, it sinks into the skin for wonderfully soft and supple fingers that smell clean and fresh.
  • A beautiful gold toned taupe, this mineral shadow applies smoothly and easily. Word of caution however for those not used to loose powder shadows - it is very finely milled and has a tendency to fly all over the place when you open the container. It was not taped close and spilled all over the box upon opening.

More skincare focused than the last box, this one was full of luxurious creams to pamper the face and hands along with subtle pretty makeup perfect for an everyday look.

Photography by Alexia Bacigalupi

Are you an avid Glossybox fan? Or do you have another beauty box subscription? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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