Showing posts with label Design Essentials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Design Essentials. Show all posts

Monday, 29 May 2017

Glowwbox | May 2017


This month have teamed up with for a limited edition box including several products from the Coconut & Monoi collection. I've featured Glowwbox a number of times on my blog before but for any new readers, Glowwbox is a monthly beauty box subscription service (£15 + P&P)* aimed at women with darker skintones.


Inside the May edition I received the (£7.95/225g), (£8.95/266ml), (£9.50/118ml), (£9.50/340g) - all full size - and 2 sample packets of the (full size £9.50/340g). In the Glowwbox magazine included with every box it mentions 6 products inside the box so there may also be a sample of the (full size £9.50/266ml).

As the temperature heats up our hair can get drier so this month's box aims to quench our thirsty strands. Each product is stated to be loaded with moisture, containing ingredients like Coconut Oil, Monoi Oil and active botanicals to keep dryness at bay. I've only had the box for a few days so I've definitely not had enough time to fully review these products. So far I've only tried the Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo, Coconut Milk Leave-In Nourisher and Curl Defining Gelée once. The shampoo is sulfate-free and cleansed my hair without leaving it dry. The Leave-In gave my hair a moisture-boost without weighing it down and the Gelée defined my hair well but I found it didn't mix well when used with other brands/products I have already. As I'm still experimenting with these products I'll review them fully at a later stage.


You do get quite a lot of products for the subscription price so if this is something you're interested in you can grab this box until the end of May from


*sample - read my disclaimer .

Have you tried a beauty box subscription?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Glowwbox | August 2015


Glowwbox posts have been frequenting my blog since December 2014 but in case you didn't know is a beauty subscription service (£15 + P&P per month) aimed at women with darker skin. This month's Glowwbox is the 'USA All Stars' Edition* and includes some of the American brands us Brits are crazy about.


There's 6 products inside in total, 4 of which are full-size: Argan Oil & Shea Butter Shampoo (£6.99/385ml), OGX Argan Oil & Shea Butter Conditioner (£6.99/385ml), PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle (£8.99), Revlon Nail Enamel in Perfect Coral (£6/14.7ml), Leave-In Conditioner (full size £16.99/300ml) and  Hydrience Argan Moisture Replenishing Mist (full size 118ml). This post is more of a 'what's inside' than a review but this is the first time I've received a Glowwbox and been familiar with every brand included. 

OGX has a massive range of hair products and I've tried a few but not the Argan Oil & Shea Butter range before. Both of these products smell beautiful. The shampoo doesn't strip my hair and the conditioner leaves my strands feeling very soft and silky. I tend to prefer using deep conditioners to keep my strands hydrated so I'll probably use this conditioner to co-wash. I may even try this as a pre shampoo treatment to detangle my hair before washing as it gives it a nice amount of slip.


I love using leave-in conditioners post-wash so the Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner is an interesting addition to this box. The full-size product is pretty pricey so it's good to see a decent sized sample included. It's been several years since I last tried Mixed Chicks products and coincidentally I was sent a few by the company last week (but I'll save the details for another post when I've had time to fully try all of the products). The Design Essentials Mist is my kind of product. It smells deliciously fruity and gives the hair a moisture boost whilst leaving it feeling really smooth. The texture of the product is slightly oily but it's still quite light. 

I love the quality and affordability of Revlon products and the PhotoReady Palette and Nail Enamel are no exception. They're not colours I would ordinarily pick but the coral-toned nail polish is a gorgeous summer shade and I'd love to try a khaki eye makeup look using the palette similar to one.


This Glowwbox is on sale now. If you're interested you can get your first Glowwbox for £5.95 using link and checkout code: FRESHL (the offer is only available until 31st August).

*sample - all of the products in this box were provided courtesy of Glowwbox. See my disclaimer .

Have you tried a Beauty Box Subscription service?

Christine Stewart x

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