Glossybox Sweden May 2013

Finally picked up my Glossybox yesterday and as you all know, this will be my last one (for real this time haha)! Even though this isn’t products I’d usually be stoked about… I’m actually very satisfied with this box~
May’s theme is Magical Beauty and there’s no makeup in it (in mine at least) but products that are good for your hair and skin now that it’s summer.
Soooo let’s see what I got!

IMG_08651. Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing ConditionerIMG_0860

This product states to be everything in one: shampoo, conditioner, hair mask and styling product. It also cleans your hair without stripping it of its natural oils, strength or shine.
It sounds too good to be true, all I’m wondering is “what’s wrong?”… maybe the price. It’s 299 SEK for 480 ml (which is a lot of product). I won’t be buying it though since I’d rather spend 299 on something more fun!

2. Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Organic Citrus Castile Liquid SoapIMG_0861

One of the finest ecological & fair trade-marked soaps for body and face from a company that’s been going for 150 years so far. It’s made from coconut-, olive-, jojoba- and hamp oil + essential oils.
It’s a very liquidy soap and it smells just like Burt’s bees lemon butter cuticle cream, it’ll be very interesting to use!
The full-size product is 99 SEK for 236 ml.

3. Puma Sync Deospray + EdTIMG_0862

Exotic and fruity smell from papaya, mandarin, orange, lotus, rose, white peach ect.
I’m actually already in love with Puma deospray’s (I’ve tried two other ones), I think they smell good and last all day so it was nice to get a little can I can take with me. I don’t use fragrances so the EdT isn’t really interesting for me but I think it was cool that the one time I get a fragrance sample (which I’ve been hoping not to get since I started subscribing), it’s also a deospray with it and not a lotion.
The full-size EdT (40ml) is 219 SEK and the deospray (150 ml) is 99 SEK.

4. Color Club Age Of Aquarius NailpolishIMG_0863

Trendsetting Color Club has existed since 1979 and they are apparently showing us this summer’s color.
Funfacts: 1. I’m an aquarius 2. I love when they name colors funny/beautiful names 3. I just coloured my hair turquoise 4. I love matching.
This nail lacquer is meant for me haha! :D It’s too bad they don’t have the name anywhere on the bottle though :c
This polish is 69 SEK/15 ml.

5. Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Sun Lotion SPF 15IMG_0864

A sun lotion which acts like a filter against UVA and UVB + infrared beams. It also contains nourishing botanical extract.
The lotion itself looks like the bottle (which is cool) and it smells so good (not at all like the awful smell of sunscreen). I’m really bad with using protection against the sun since I don’t get sun burned (which isn’t actually an excuse) and I really don’t like how sunscreen smells or feels on my skin. But this one might make me better with using it. I’ve also considered buying some kind of spray (don’t know which one though).
The full-size product is 109 SEK/80 ml.

g4bqwi48yxoyt9zv0bn5We also got a Femme Natural Boost energy drink but since a lot of people got an old can (their official fb-site says that they labeled the cans wrong though… which is questionable. How is that even possible?), it’s been drama over that. I’m not affected though, mine is fine till next year C:

That’s that people, my Glossybox period is over but it was fun while it lasted. I liked being a costumer until a few weeks ago. We’ll see if I’ll come back some time (for the special boxes maybe) or if new boxes will be available in Sweden! :D

I’m going to sleep over at a friend’s house today and tomorrow I got invited to a BBQ on my friends neighborhood’s island. I won’t let down The Red Lippy Project but I might fuse together day 1 & 2 if I can’t upload posts at my friend’s house! ^^ See you tomorrow or on Monday!

// Nancy

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Swedish Glossybox March 2013 – The Red Carpet Box.

Hi ladies (and maybe some guys)!

The March box is a little late but it’s fine… it’s fine. Easter messed everything up I guess.
IMG_0780Anyway! As you can tell from the title, this box is dedicated to the red carpet look a.k.a. beauty in the moment. They’ve focused on mouth, lips and skin.
Let’s see what I got in my box! :D

1. Smile lab Advanced Teeth Whitening Strips SensitiveIMG_0791

“Take care of your smile and get white, fresh teeth! These newly launched, gentle whitening strips also give you better oral hygiene by removing bacteria and plaque.”
I’ve never used anything like this so I’m curious to try it! ^_^ There’s three strips in the card.
The original product contains 15 strips for 499 SEK.

2. Da Vinci Cosmetics Mineral Shimmer in 08 LavaIMG_0784

“This mineral eyeshadow from Da Vinci sparkles as beautiful as Mona Lisa’s smile! Wet the applicator for added intensity or use a thinner one to applicate the eyeshadow as an eyeliner.”
When I saw ColourIt‘s Glossybox, I really hoped that I would get this products because I love products you can wet  to get a more intense color (like the So Susan-palette in the December Glossybox)!
This is the original product and it costs 169 SEK.

3. Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Activate 2-in-1 Make-up Remover GelIMG_0792

“Effectively cleans your skin gently while all traces of makeup are removed. Can be used by all skin types (even sensitive) and prevents blackheads and shiny skin.”
This is a product I’m looking forward to try! ^_^ It seems perfect for teenage skin (so I’m also going to make my brother try it) and 2-in-1 products are perfect for someone like me, that breaks habits all the time.
This is the original product (200 ml) and it’s worth 85 SEK.

4. The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream + Nourishing Night CreamIMG_0794

“Lightweight day cream that hydrates and protects as well as a rich night cream that softens and nurture, an unbeatable duo for beautiful skin! The secret is the powerful antioxidant vitamin E.”
I really like The Body Shop as a company (their way of thinking is awesome)! The creams doesn’t smell amazing but I’m sure they’ll do their job.
They are not original product (only 15 ml compared to the original product’s 50 ml) but the day cream costs 129 SEK and the night cream costs 175 SEK in the store.

5. Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush in red(?)IMG_0798

“Newly launched lip blush with beeswax that gives your lips a nice color while moisturizing and softens. Apply generously and let the light texture melt on your lips.”
Never going to get tired of getting lip products in my Glossybox ❤
Jelly Pong Pong has the two bunnies-logo on their products, which means that they are cruelty free *wooh*!
This is the original product and it’s worth 129 SEK.

Skärmavbild 2013-04-04 kl. 18.37.26Me and my brother, both wearing the lip blush, haha! :D

I’m very satisfied with the March box, like everybody else it seems. I’ve seen many state that this is their best box so far. I can’t really decide though! I’ve liked almost all of them (and those I haven’t liked that much has had at least one amazing product).

One positive thing with getting the boxes late is that we won’t need to wait as long as we usually do till this month’s Glossybox! See you next time~

// Nancy

Preview of February Glossybox!

I got an email from Glossybox today, revealing this month’s Swedish Glossybox! Appearance only of course:

Skärmavbild 2013-02-06 kl. 23.00.10It’s special because of Valentine’s day, I love the colors and bow! Last month was the usual pale pink box and I already have one of those so it’s really nice to get another “special” looking box!

Since I’ve only received Glossyboxes for three months, I’m not familiar with the previous ones but I hope that there will be more custom ones than pale!

// Nyancy

Glossybox Sweden, January 2013.

The anticipated, first Glossybox of 2013 is here! It feels like forever since the last one because we received it before Christmas.

The theme of this month is “Functional beauty”.

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Victoria, Glossybox Beauty director says that she got inspired by design and architecture. The products featured will allow you to bring out and enhance your beauty! That’s pretty much what it says on the card~
A physical copy of Glossymag was on top of the box when I opened it. Even though I don’t really like trends… the ones featured in the magazine are right up my ally! E.g. “Powerlips”, “Glitter and Glam” and “Lashes de luxe”. The rest I don’t really like… at all (on myself) so ponytails and ballerina buns, I’ll leave to the rest of the beautiful people.

So let’s start with what I got in my box!

1. BERT’S BEES Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

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100% natural cuticle cream from Bert’s Bees in a tiny tin. Smells wonderfully of lemon and has the same color as lemon curd. The product strenghten and moisturises your nails and cuticles. The product is 8.5 g/0.3 oz. which is half the original product on 17 g. for 79 SEK.

DSC_0116I have not owned a cuticle cream before so I’m exited to try it since my cuticles during winter always get sore and crack. The smell is also very pleasant so I’m looking forward to using this before going to bed!

2. PERCY & REED No-Fuss Fabulousness Dry Conditioner

DSC_0115I’m a fan of dry shampoo so I will probably like this product! The packaging is really cute and the matt, cream color make me think a little vintage and luxury. A interview with the duo, Adam Reed and Paul Percival can be found in Glossymag where the interviewer says that they, as innovative as they are, came up with dry conditioner!

This little 50 ml can is the full-sized product and is worth 129 SEK.

3. Illamasqua Cream Pigment

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“This intensely colour-rich, matt and crease-resistant formula has been designed for use on the face, eyes, lips and body. Apply with an Illamasqua brush or simply use your fingers for a buildable, water-resistant, highly pigmented finish.” -from Illamasqua’s site.

I was so exited when I saw an Illamasqua-product! I’ve been wanting to buy something in forever and their sale that ended today might’ve been a golden opportunity but I have to prioritize other things unfortunately.

DSC_0118I got the lilac color Dab. It’s a bit pale for me but since the formula is discribes as absolutely amazing (water-resistant, matt, buildable, crease-resistant ect.), I’m going to use it as a base under the eyeshadow I want to wear!

This is of course the full-sized product and costs 179 SEK.

4. Elite Models Intensity Eye Pencil

DSC_0120A waterproofed and extremely lasting eyeliner. It’s creamy and soft which makes it easy to apply. Contain shea butter and vitamin E.

I’m really happy that I got this product because my eyeliner has been running on empty for quite a while now! It’s jet black but has beautiful glitter in it so I’ll have to buy a new one anyway ( I need a plain black one when I’m doing my project). This black with sparkles is called Secret Grey 02. It’s full sized and costs 109 sek.

5. Oliva By CCS Eco Makeup Remover Wipes

DSC_0122Gentle and effective makeup remover wipes containing organic olive oil and olive leaf-extract which will soften and moisturise.

Only used makeup remover wipes one time but I think that the consept is great since its organic and I feel like wipes are less messy than using cleansing lotion and cotton buds. The wipes smell pretty pleasant… I’m not a fan of the way olive oil smells so that should tell you something!

This is an original product and is worth 50 SEK.

I’m very satisfied with the products that I got since I’ve gotten a lot of things I haven’t tried and things I need! I’m very annoyed with the people complaining on the Glossybox.se-facebook page. They say that they’ve gotten a box of low quality products and not what the Glossybox-site promises!

1. You received a box with 5 beauty products (just as they promise). Even if you get toothpaste, that is a beauty product (if it whitens your teeth). Since I read that someone got it and was disappointed and I don’t know any details but I would asume that it whitens your teeth.

2. They tell you that you will receive samples to discover new products. Now if you’ve read through all the products I got, 4 out of 5 are full-sized. I don’t know about you but I’m very grateful.

3. If you notice that you aren’t satisfied, send them an email or something! No one (except your fellow complainers) is going to want to hear that you are suuuper disappointed and that Glossybox should shape up since you wanted that product and not the one you got! They use your beauty profile to decide what box you’ll get so do something about your profile! You can always switch with someone else on the page (seen it happen) if anything else.

Phew. Now that’s out of my system (almost).
Hope you enjoyed the post! See you tomorrow~ I have to sleep now.

//Nyancy

Lucky no. 30… or 19? (BIRTHDAY POST)

Today must me my lucky day! Crazy since it’s my birthday too~

I got both Glossybox and Sheslookingatthestars budget beauty swap-package! (Both will get a separate post, of course.)

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Preview of the swap-package~

Over all it’s been a really good day!

I got red tulips and money from my mom today. But she also payed for my Glossybox and bought me this lamp ❤

DSC_0048 DSC_0049They are looking at me and my desk... QwQ

I saw this lamp in a store for a discounted price and my mom asked if I wanted it as a birthday gift! It feels like wood (but I’m pretty sure it’s not) and the lampshade is dark green. They had a lot of lamps in similar style but they were horses, statues ect. They were really cool but I decided to go with the kittens!

My grandmother also gave me money (and the birthday-call ❤). Which is well needed! They will be saved to the trip to Scotland. We got some more information about the trip today so I’ll make a separate post on that too! (I have quite an amount of writing to do haha)

My brother sold some games he didn’t want to keep and with the points, he’s going to get me two games I want. QwQ So happy!

At last, I got myself Professor Layton and the curious village! I’ve been waiting to play it for forever and now it’s on its way~

I just had my “birthday cake”! Tea-time with a pastry that mommy bought.

DSC_0109I’ll make the real cake on Friday, the day before my party!

// Nyancy

Swedish Glossybox December!

Hi guys, I felt that I couldn’t postpone this post any longer even though I haven’t made an video yet (I’ll make it when I can).

This month’s theme is “Glossy Anniversary” because Glossybox Sweden has existed in a year now. To celebrate they have products that are from brands that people have liked though-out the year. It’s exiting to see, especially since I have received only one box before this one! ^_^ Let’s start!

IMG_0393The box is silver and my box is really scratched. I have no idea what it went through but I’m glad it’s not me C; IMG_0395The usual card, grey ribbon, black tissue-paper with silverstars and a sticker with an art-deco diamond.

Let’s start with the products:

1. La Sultane de Saba Ginger Green Tea Body Lotion

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La sultane de Saba is a company from France that makes products inspired by oriental beauty rituals. This luxury lotion contains green tea and ginger. It has a light formula that the skin picks up fast. The bottle I got is 40 ml. and the full-sized product is 150 ml and costs 269 sek in Sweden. What I’ve picked up so far is that it has a very citrusy smell to it and that it isn’t sticky to your hands and gets absorbed really quick. I like scents that smell sweet and rich so this isn’t really something for me. It makes me think of dish soap. The formula is really great though! C:

2. Anatomicals The Showering inferno Hot And Fiery B-Movie Body Cleanser

IMG_0402This is the product that made the Glossybox smell good (just like the Aquolina body mousse in the previous box). Not noticeably if you didn’t think about it though. I only realized later haha! This is the yummiest shower gel I’ve ever smelled, it smells just like Coke! It seems like it gets quite a lot of praise and according to the GB card, it says that it’s one of the most appreciated brands during the year. The product I got is 150 ml. and the full-sized one is 300 ml. for 79 sek.

3. So Susan Micronized 8-Hour Eye Shadow Palette

IMG_0404IMG_0406This is a tiny eyeshadow palette that contains a highlighter, base and conture. So Susan is a newly launched brand and is cruelty-free (says so on the backside with two bunnies as proof! ;D). I’ve actually used this one and it stayed on the whole day. It’s really smooth to the touch and very pigmented. It’s the original product and it costs 129 sek.

4. Zoya nailpolish in Storm

IMG_0408Never tried a Zoya polish before and I had watched SimpleLittlePleasures on Youtube the day before so I was exited to try it. This color is called Storm and the first thing I thought when I saw the color was that it is similar to the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength polish in Black diamond. Now in retrospect the Sally Hansen one looks a little more grayish and the glitter in Storm looks bigger. Zoya also dries quicker. This is also a full-sized product and costs 149 sek. for 15 ml. I really like this product and would like to buy it in some other color!

5. ImPRESS fake nails

IMG_0411This product was the first thing I saw, it was peeking though the tissue paper so I pulled it out. I’ve heard Bunny (Grav3yardgirl on YT) talking about these type of press-on’s before but I’ve never tried them! The color is gorgeous but I can’t find the name anywhere! :c Looking through the tiny pamphlet I guess that it it “Message Me” but I’m not 100 % sure. Also worth mentioning is the variation of designs and colors! 24 designs are listed but it says that you can see all 36 styles on their website impressmanicure.com. They have plain ones, animal-inspired ones and flower ones ect. I will most likely make a review on these! I’m a little afraid of putting them on though. Just trying them on without taking of the plastic gives me the impression that they are huge! (Thinking about it… that was not intended as a pun haha!) They are really long and wide. xD I will try them on Christmas Eve anyway! ^_^

EDIT. I almost forgot! You also got a ‘little’ bonus in the box, that I’m really exited about! It’s a ViaPlay trial during two months. :D ViaPlay is a site you can stream movies, sport and tv-series on…it’s a less awesome Netflix. From what I’ve heard they don’t have that much in their movie/archive and are slow with updating movies. Still exited to activate my code! x3

So that was this month’s Glossybox. I hope you enjoyed! :D The Golden New Year Glossybox that I received simultaneously will also get a post but I will post it tomorrow! It’s getting late and I’m looking forward to some reading.

Good night guys and I’ll see you tomorrow!

// Nyancy

I was too exited :c

I wrote this yesterday: Skärmavbild 2012-12-18 kl. 19.18.23Guess what? I got both Glossyboxes today and I couldn’t wait! >w<‘ I opened both… AND MY GOD, I’M DYING. The products are simply amazing! I’m not posting a Swedish Glossybox unboxing today because I want to make the videos first. I think that I’ll record in front of my Christmas tree. *w* I might be able to shoot them tomorrow morning because I start pretty late but if not, I’ll do it on Thursday!

Speaking of tomorrow, my holiday starts after the general ending ceremony and the class good-bye. :D I was so exhausted today that I didn’t even celebrate the last lesson for this year… which is a shame really. :< If I’d just slept a few more hours last night, maybe today wouldn’t have been so… unbearable. :c

Oh well, what’s done is done!

I’m going to continue watching some program about Christmas decorating now. See you tomorrow guys! :D

// Nyancy 

Glossybox November…

… Swedish Edition!

I got my first Glossybox yesterday~ :D Recording the video below took 3 hours even though it’s so awkward. x’D I couldn’t record wherever I wanted because my mom and brother was home, therefor I was in a really warm room for 3 hours… can’t wait for the sun to be back so I can get some more natural lights. Oh well, I’ll make a better one next time!

Instead of uploading the video I made yesterday I made a reeeaally quick one now… in swedish. I decided to make it outside (in -3 degrees) because my mother was playing George Michael pretty loud! >w<

Here it is: Glossybox November 2012 (Swedish)

Now, because it is in swedish and I just mentioned what I got in the video, here’s some pictures and a little description of the things I got ^^

IMG_0371As you probably know the concept of Glossybox I’m just going to explain quickly what it is! You get 5 products, probably sample sized but one or two products usually are full-sized for (in Sweden) 139 swedish kronor. You subscribe to pay monthly or 3-6 or 12 months in advance!

This months theme is “Beautiful dreamer”.

Product 1 – VICHY Idéalia

IMG_0377It’s a daydream that smells pretty good. It contains kombucha which is extracted from black tea, nacre and thermal spring water. These ingredients are supposed to calm your skin and reduce pigmented and/or red spots. On the little pamphlet you get in the Glossybox it also says that even the most sensitive of skins can use it. Sounds really good to me! My mother is going to use it (because she has pigmented spots on her face from tanning too much when she was young).

The product in the box is 15 ml and the original product is 50 ml and costs 279 kr.

2. KÉRASTASE Elixir Ultimate Damaged Hair

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This is an elixir for damaged hair (obviously haha) and I got it because i filled in that I have damaged hair in my beauty profile but there’s three other ones (the original one, one for colored hair and one for sensitive/fragile hair). Mine contains extract from the tree of life – Immortal Moringa. The vitamins and minerals are supposed to make you hair come to life again and make it smooth. Can’t wait to try this one!

The product in the box is 50 ml and the original product is 125 ml and costs 325 kr.

  3. Aquolina Pink Sugar Body Mousse

IMG_0379This one made the whole Glossybox smell wonderful! And it’s such a little, cute jar! So it’s a moisturizing body mousse with tons of different scents!

Top note: Orange, Fig Leaves, Rawstberry, Bergamot, Pear

Middle note: Red Berries, Lily of the Vally, Licorice, Cotton Candy, Strawberry

Base note: Musk, Vanilla, Amber, Caramel

… as I said a lot of scents!

I think that I’m going to buy the full sized product of this one, it smells that good! And I’m kind of tired of The body shops body butter by now. The product in the box is 50 ml and the original product is 250 ml and costs 279 kr.

4. MODELCO Lip Duo

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This is a full-sized product. One side is a brown lipstick (typical that I get the one color I don’t like on my lips haha) in Dusk and the other side is a pink, glittery lipgloss in Striptease. It also got a mirror on the backside. Don’t get how you should use it though when the applicator is on the same side! that is quite silly I do still like the concept.

It doesn’t say how much the product is but if you buy the lipstick and gloss separately it’s 189 kr for 3.5 g/149 kr for 5 ml.

4. GLOSSYBOX Glossy Pink Blusher in Glossy Rosewood

IMG_0384This is the last product and it’s Glossybox own. You can’t see the color at all in the picture but it looks like a purple-ish pink color. It’s the original product (2.5 g) and it’s worth 110 kr.

That was all! If you want to subscribe, Glossybox.se is the site you’re looking for! This post took me a day to make (including the video and pictures) so I hope you enjoyed!

// Nyancy

Pre-ordered the swedish Golden New Year Glossybox!

Forgot to mention that I preordered the Golden New Year Glossybox yesterday!

For you that don’t read swedish, this box includes 5 full-sized products from BM beauty, Kryolan, NYX, Model co and Nails inc to make you new year’s look! :D

Really, really exited! This is going to be the high-light every month from now on, haha!

The November box should arrive next week (but you never know about the post office… I’ve heard of people getting them late) but when it comes I’ll do an unboxing-video, that’ll be uploaded on Youtube!

I mixed up the day so no Revenge today (it’s tomorrow…) but fo’ reals, good night!

// Nyancy