polish insomniac: What’s in my December Glossybox?

31 December 2012

What’s in my December Glossybox?


Pin ItHappy New Year's Eve!  I received this box shortly before Christmas, so I apologize it took me so long to get this post up!  What better day than the last day of the month (year), right?!?

The theme of this Glossybox may have been called Glamour Glitz & Glossy, but it should have been Box ‘O Perfumed Items!  Three of the items were scented - a perfume, bath salts and a bath oil…  Makes me wish I had a bathtub!  It came wrapped in very cute, very festive paper that I will be saving for next year!  Yes I am that person who saves tissue paper - that stuff's EXPENSIVE!

December 2012 Glossybox

HEARTLAND FRAGRANCE CO. BATH SALTS - Indulge in healing aromatherapy with these 100% pure Epsom bath salts. Treat yourself to a full body boost with these herb-infused accents in your bathing routine.  I don’t have a bath tube, but these actually smelled rather pleasant so I opened the package up and put the contents in a short drinking glass and set it on my vanity.  It looks surprisingly nice!

FOREST ESSENTIALS LUXURIOUS AYURVEDA MOISTURE REPLENISHING BATH & SHOWER OIL in MADURAI JASMINE & MOGRA - These moisturizing bath & shower oils are made according to the principles of Ayurveda with water soluble oils and naturally distilled pure essential oils of organically grown Ayurvedic herbs and a base of cold-pressed oils made from diverse vegetables, fruits, and nuts.  This sounds wonderful but I have the world’s most over sensitive nose, plus I generally hate all perfumes… I tried.  I took the lid off and sniffed.  Just not for me!

MARK. LIPCLICK LUXE LIPSTICK - Luxe up for the holidays with this limited edition creamy lipstick in shade Petal. Apply, close then "click" with the magnetic pink metallic case that "clicks" every time you close it.  I really really really wanted to like this one.  The color is beautiful!  It looks good on too… but I couldn’t get over the scent.  Which is a shame, since the lid is magnetic and it is quite fun to snap it on and off.  This is a full size item which normally retails for $12.00.

December 2012 Glossybox 2

ZOYA NAIL LACQUER in ZIV - These uniquely ornate nail lacquers will transform your nails into jewels. The long-wearing and toxin-free formula will keep your nails sparkling all season, and looking their glossy-best. Enjoy this 5-Free healthy nail lacquer formula this holiday season!  I love Zoya polish, but haven’t purchased any lately, so I am happy to receive this one!  This is a full size bottle which normally retails for $8.00.

PLEATS PLEASE BY ISSEY MIYAKE - A fashion forward fragrance inspired by world renowned designer Issey Miyake‘s iconic Pleats Please ready-to-wear line. Enjoy the effervescent, sensual, and addictive notes which embody the essence of joy, feminity, and elegance. Discover Pleats Please by Issey Miyake, an invitation to have fun.  I haven’t had the chance to try this yet.  I like the men’s scents by Issey Miyake, so I will give this one a shot. 

WELLA VELVET AMPLIFIER - Prepare your hair for virtually any look with this velvety soft styling primer. Named by Marie Claire Magazine’s beauty experts as one of “25 New Products Thatʼll Change Your Life”, this concentrated serum improves manageability and amplifies control for smooth, responsive styling.  I am really excited to try this one out, as I have heard really great things about it.  I just need to finish testing some other hair products first!

JEWELRY, AS A SPECIAL GIFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON... Inspired by the runway, vintage jewelry and on-trend celebrity style, JewelMint.com offers a versatile jewelry collection each month and recommends pieces that match your personal style. As I am not into statement pieces, I passed this along to my sister-in-law.  She can pull it off way better than I could any day!
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