Thursday, 10 October 2013

Un-boxing | Glamabox 2013 Sep

This un-boxing is a good few weeks late, but none-the-less, worth sharing, as this box is brilliant - just look at the box design!  I will also very briefly go through what items from last month - August box - that I still keep or use.  ;)

1.  Burt's Bees 100% Natural Lip Gloss "263 Nearly Dusk" $119, 6 ml

Swatched.  Feels comfortable on.  Really nourishing and softening.  However, as you can see, it doesn't have much colour pay-off.  Very natural ingredient and even more natural looking...

2.  est.lab SunShield SPF 50 $73, 5 ml

A tinted sunscreen that has moisturizing properties.  The brand makes products derived from Nobel Prize winning research, and this particular sunscreen utilises fancy intelligent technology.  Interesting.

3.  JaneClare HA Hydrating Serum $144, 6 ml
JaneClare Blueberry Revital Firming Mask $127, 1 pc

A local brand.  The serum has aloe vera, cactus and of course, hyaluronic acid.  Great to add some moisture to the skin?  The mask has 'the freshest organic blueberries' and texture is bio-cellulose, one of my favourite sheet type.

4.  SantaVerde Aloe Vera Hydrating Gel $90, 6 ml
SantaVerde Aloe Vera Extra Rich Cream Mask $103, 5 ml

I had received SantaVerde's samples before in the Glamaboxes, and I have good impression with them.  They farm organically in Spain and Brazil, and produce luxurious organic personal care products.  I'm more than glad that I got the cream mask sample to test out; mainly because I already have too many aloe vera gel back-ups, but also because I'm a mask junkie!

5.  La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel Moussant Purifying Foaming Gel $98, 15 ml
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo $10, 3 ml x 2

I do not have oily or acne-prone skin generally, therefore the internet-famous Effaclar Duo was never one that caught my eyes.  Now that I get little samples of these, I can give them a try on specific areas to 'gently purify the skin, eliminate impurities and excess sebum'.  The cleanser also looks promising with '4 active ingredients to fight against bacterial proliferation and unclog pores'.  To be honest, the cleanser appeals to me more than the Duo!


The box sums up to a value of $864, which is pretty good.  I appreciate the nice size of skin care samples, along with a very wearable full size lipgloss - although it is too natural looking for my taste.  This is a thumb-up box for me.  And to be honest, I'd pay the price just for the lovely box and the SantaVerde samples!  :D

If you're interested, go check out Glamabox - link!

Recap of the August Box


Actually, out of the several items last box, only the body moisturiser sample was used - which I enjoyed.  The serum and feminine wash are still awaiting to be opened, while the lipgloss I gave away already.  I really wanted to try out the face wash, cleanser from Innoxa, but as I was moving home, it got hidden in my pile of stuff.  :S

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Do you keep pretty boxes as storage?  I do!  This box will be perfect to store my postcards or candles~

Beautiful wishes,
Lazy silly Jacq :")



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