Happy New Year! 新年快樂 (Sun Nin Fai Lok/ Xin Nian Kuai Le)!
Another month, another great Glamabox! May I express my relief that this month's box is finally simply beauty, no more dietary supplement and personal health thrown in? Not that I do not enjoy the extras, but sometimes it is easier for me to try and enjoy everything in the box when the content is more concise - blogging about extras does take up a lot of my time!
Out of the 5 products inside, the one thing I am most curious about is certainly the Cream Foundation by Gerda Spillmann. Mine comes in the shade 01 Praline, and it is a pretty spot-on shade for my fair skin at the moment.
My camera and lighting changed a bit in the 2 pictures above, hope you can get an idea on the shade and texture blended in on the back of my hand. I find it quite thick and high coverage. The product has a slight scent, powdery and a bit granny-ish. Some may not like that, but I'm okay with it. It comes with a little compact with built-in mirror, and a really nice quality sponge. I used that to press on the foundation for trial - not pulling on the skin, just dotting and pressing. The result is pretty flawless and not too heavily made-up - a look I hate - so that's good 1st impression!
(I made a get-ready-with-me video that day, but I haven't find time to edit it yet...)
Below are 2 images I took with my first time trying this make-up out. Excuse my expression... I didn't took enough portraits to choose from and I had to go with these two... :P
For the rest of the box, I have tried the BeautyDay Shea Butter Hand Cream, and I like it. It is pretty thick and good for my super dry hands. The hand cream smells amazing and contains African organic shea butter - feels like wearing a pair of delicious invisible gloves on~! The other three items I am interested in trying too, especially the BeautyMate mask. I have always been a big fan of BeautyMate's masks (do a quick search on my blog and you should find a review or two), and never got around to purchase this Snail one to try. You can tell I'm a little excited!
I am a little surprised when I find two Aloe products in one box, given that I have gotten several aloe gel samples before already. However, upon close inspection, these are different. The German SantaVerde gel is more like a complex, more benefits to the skin; whereas the American Jorubi seems to be more 'purely' an aloe gel. Anyway, will test them out and see how I like them!
Full List of Products:
Gerda Spillmann Bio-Fond Cream Make-Up - 01 Praline $269, 4.5g
BeautyDay Shea Butter Hand Cream $28, 35ml
SantaVerde Aloe Vera Hydro Repair Gel $70, 5ml
Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel $10, 10g
BeautyMate Hydro-Nourishing & Revitalizing Snail Nano Mask $13, 1 piece
Value: $390 (Wow!)
- thumbs up for a full size base make up that is use-able and no random non-beauty stuff!
If you're from Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Taiwan, or Singapore; Check out Glamabox, it can make a great new year's gift for beauty fanatics! (My GlamaID is 24963)
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