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Oct 30, 2016

October 2016 GLOWWBOX Review

October 2016 GLOWWBOX Review

Today I will be reviewing the October 2016 GlowwBox. I am sure you have heard about GlowwBox by now,  but if you haven't- it is a monthly subscription box containing 6 beauty products that are aimed at darker skinned girls. Above, you can see the contents of the box I received. I received 5 full sized products and one smaller sized product (the bath milk).

Andre Walker- Ultimate TKO Conditioner, £14.99-  This is a conditioner which can be used as a deep conditioner if left in for longer. It's from a brand new range called "the Gold System" by America's leading stylist Andre Walker and it is a Keratin therapy for textured, coarse or dry hair. Now my hair is coarse and also happens to be very damaged- so the fact that it contains Keratin is perfect for me. The formula has a very subtle scent and is pretty thick, but when applied it has a lot of slip and you really don't need a lot. Initially when I saw the small container I thought, this can't be enough for more than one wash. However I've actually used it for my last two wash days as a deep treatment and I have half or more left. I loved it as a deep treatment and my hair felt soft and tangle free after using it.

Mixed Chicks- Dual Quick Stick Foundation & Bronzer, £16.99- This is another brand new product and I received two different shades just to ensure I got a good match to my skin tone. As the name suggests, it's a two-in-one foundation and bronzer stick from the brand Mixed Chicks. It comes in 5 different shades and promises high coverage and silky smooth skin feel. It's also Gluten free, Paraben free and not tested on animals. Now, the shade that match my skin best was the lighter one but the bronzer which was lighter and a better match for me- was actually the bronzer for the darker shade, which I found a bit strange. I've really enjoyed using the foundation, it's very moisturising and I'd say it's more of a dewy rather than matte look (which is my preference, and I don't have oily skin so it's not a problem for me). I used the bronzer almost like a highlighter as it gave a really nice golden glow.

Here is a look I shared on my Instagram (@Yolandaas). I used the Mixed Chicks foundation as a base and the bronzer as a highlighter. It gave a great glow on it's own but as it's a liquid product I used a of tiny bit golden eyeshadow on top to "set" the highlight.

Eye of Horus Goddess Pencil, £15.00- I have actually reviewed this products years ago, you can check out the review here, where I shared information about the product and also a makeup look using it. 

Lucy Annabella Date Night Organic Bath Milk, £43 (full size)- Unfortunately I was unable to try this product as I don't have a bath tub. It is a bath milk with "a seductive blend of Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Nutmeg, Palmarosa and Mandarin essential oils". I love the scent and I could see this being very relaxing and aromatherapy- like in a hot bath.

Saturated Colour Multitasker (Seductive Damson), £3.50- This product is a two in one lip liner/eye liner. The shade is called "Seducative Damson" and it's a deep purple- perfect for autumn. Purple is my favourite colour so I will definitely be using this as a lipliner all over my lips instead of lipstick. I have worn it once already and it's pigmented and creamy with great coverage.

Benecos- Quartto Eyeshadow (Beautiful Eyes), £6.95- This is an eyeshadow palette with four different shimmery shades- light pink/white, purple, pink and brown. Initially I tried to create a makeup look using all products, including this one for the eyes. These shades would have been perfect for an Autumn look but they weren't no where near pigmented enough. When swatched, the colours hardly even show, except for the darkest shade. When used on the eyelids, neither of these were easy to work with or pigmented enough to stay on the lid.

So what did I think of this month's GlowwBox? My two favourite products were the Andre Walker- Ultimate TKO Conditioner and the Mixed Chicks- Dual Quick Stick Foundation & Bronzer. Overally I really enjoyed the box but if I had to choose- I would have preferred if there were less eye makeup products in it. A couple of years ago I would have said the contrary- as I was very into experimenting with makeup looks. If you're a regular customer and sign up for the GlowwBox you fill out a quick survey so that they can personalise the box so this would probably not be an issue. There were also two other body products in this month's box so overall there was a great variety of products.

Do you receive any subscription beauty boxes? Have you tried GlowwBox?


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*These products were sent to me for free to review.

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