29 August 2012

What’s in my August Glossybox? Hint: Lots of goodies and a bad word!

I can’t begin to tell you how excited by how I am with this month’s Glossybox!  Illamasqua nail polish!  Ellis Faas Milky Lips!  Those two products alone would have made me happy.  Illamasqua nail polish is one of my favorite brands - just check out these pictures for proof!  And I have been wanting to try Ellis Faas for as long as I can remember!

August 2012 Glossybox

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ILLAMASQUA NAIL VARNISH IN TAINT - “Make a statement and talk with your hands!”  Ha-ha my hands say “Taint!”  I know some of you may think that the name is too risqué but I think it’s hilarious.  Very tongue-in-check.  After all, it’s just nail polish.  It applied flawlessly, as most of my Illamasqua’s do.


BIOLAGE EXQUISITEOIL REPLENISHING TREATMENT - “with Moringa Oil blend replenishes in the way nature intended.”  Hmm, too bad the ingredients show it’s mostly silicone!
INGREDIENTS: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Parfum/Fragrance, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Oil/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxycitronellal, Amyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol
OLE HENRIKSEN - TRUTH SERUM COLLAGEN BOOSTER™ - This looks really awesome, and I am glad I received a sample to try because I have had trouble with vitamin C in the past and have been hesitant to buy another vitamin C product but want to give it another go!


ELLIS FAAS Milky Lips - “ELLIS LIPS products are lightweight, long-lasting and easy to apply. Paraben-free and loaded with vitamin E, they also blend into the lips without a sticky residue, leaving the lips soft and conditioned.”  Well, I do agree with all of those statements.  I really liked the way the product felt when I wore it.  It was how it looked that was the problem.  The color L204 is a hiddeous burnt orange!  But at least I know I like the product and will most likely make a purchase in the future!

TOUCH IN SOL - FEEL LIKE HONEY MOON SKIN BASE - “Extend the life of your makeup with this one step rejuvenating primer!”  Since this primer is not silicone-based, I will definitely try it out!
INGREDIENTS:  Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Betaline, Carbomer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol,Triethanolamine, Sodium Polyacrylate, Methlpapben, Allantoin, Panthenol, Honey Extract, Collagen Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Benzophenone-5, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Jasminum, Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Lavandula, Angstifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia, Flower Extract, Lilium Tifrinurn Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Iris Ensata Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Disodium EDTA, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Gold (non colorant), CI 15985, CI 19140
For those of you wondering about my aversion to silicone, it is simply personal preference.  I tend to break out when I use silicone on my face, and I avoid it in hair products because it weighs my hair down.  Also, my fine hair can become greasy very very easily.  Since I stopped using any hair products with sulphates or silicones, my hair has calmed down and is not greasy at all.

All in all I really love this month’s Glossybox.  I love it so much I am going to give you my referral link in the hopes that you want to sign up too!  Just go to http://www.glossybox.com and you can choose from the following subscription options:
I hope you are having a great week!
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