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Review: July 2012 Glamabox

7 Jul

July 2012 Glamabox

[Back: From left to right]
Kose Clear Turn White Mask – Gaba
Lucky LT Eye Mask
Celebrity Slim Meal Substitution Shake

[Front: From left to right]
Chocola BB Drink Bit
Axis Sense of Space Perfume
For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening BB Cream (Ivory)
For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Treatment Toner

Got my July Glamabox today, it was very heavy but later I realized it was because of the drinks. To be honest, I’m totally not into beauty food or drink, so I’m not excited to try the Chocola BB drink and Celebrity Slim banana shake.

Well, I’m more interested in trying Kose’s mask and Lucky LT eye mask, though I still have loads of masks to finish up, I don’t mind having more! The perfume seems pretty interesting, the packaging isn’t great, because it doesn’t come in a spray bottle or a roller, and I’m not too sure why there are little beads inside. As for the 2 products from For Beloved One, I’m more into trying their BB cream, but the product size is ridiculously small.

P.S. Product reviews will be up once I have tried them.

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Review: June 2012 Glamabox

17 Jun

Sorry for not updating my blog for a while, have been very busy since I started working; I’m still trying to find ways to make a balance and keep posting.

June 2012 Glamabox

[From left to right]
Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream
Proactiv Refining Mask (two $100 coupons included)
Ocean Potion Anti-aging Sunblock Lotion SPF 30
Dr. Ci: Labo Aqua Gel Bi-Ha-Ku
Copa Cabbana Pomelo with Aloe Vera and Vitamin C Face Mask

In this month’s Glamabox, there are 2 products that I’m excited to try. I have heard good things about Dr. Ci: Labo, so I’m interested in trying this little sample. The other one is Copa Cabbana’s mask, I have never heard of this brand, but don’t know why, this face mask caught my attention.

Prodigy and Proactiv are the 2 brands that I have heard of, but not too interested in trying. I tried Prodigy’s face cream this morning, nothing too special about it; I will do a more detailed review later. As for Proactiv, this brand seems to be more suitable for people who have acne-prone skin, which I don’t have, so I’m not too interested in trying their products and I don’t think I will use those coupons too.

Lastly, I love my Olay sunscreen, so not too excited when I saw Ocean Potion’s sunblock lotion, maybe I will put it in my make-up bag and bring it around with me.

P.S. Product reviews will be up once I have tried them.

  • Prodigy Advanced Skin Lightening Face Cream
    It’s white in colour, just like your ordinary face cream. Not too sure if it really does reduce the appearance of pigments and uneven skin tone, as I don’t have such problems; I like how it’s not greasy at all, and it immediately absorbs into my skin. I use it everyday before applying BB cream, and it works. I also like the packaging too, it’s very easy to control the amount you want. It’s a bit expensive for me, so I’m not sure if I would purchase the full-size product.
  • Copa Cabbana Pomelo with Aloe Vera and Vitamin C Face Mask
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    At first I was expecting a cream mask, but it’s actually a clay face mask, very thick in texture. This small sachet provides a lot of product, I think you can use it twice, but because I don’t want to keep it for another time, as I believe it’s a natural product. So I applied a very thick layer on my face. I like how it feels on my face, and it does help cleanse my face. Not super moisturizing, but it doesn’t feel dry.

Review: May 2012 Glamabox

6 May

My third Glamabox arrived on 5th May. I feel like their method of delivery often surprises me; it was still delivered by Yamato Transport but they just suddenly bumped up at my door without calling me beforehand on Saturday. Anyway, let’s get into this month’s products!

May 2012 Glamabox

[Front: From left to right]
Ankang Beauty Restoring Essence
Shea Organics Shea Bath Balm
Caviar Skin Caviar Anti-Aging Essence
Kerasys Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner

[Back: From left to right]
Mask House Celebrity Snail Extract Moisturizing Gel Mask
Talika Bio-Enzyme Renaissance Mask

This month’s Glamabox included some things I’m excited about and some things I’m not too interested in. I have only heard of Talika and Mask House but have never tried any of the brands included in this month’s box. When I first saw the list, I was like “Oh, shampoo and conditioner again!?!”, but when I saw the packaging, I was like “Wow, I like the packaging, it’s perfect for travelling!”. So that’s a thumb’s up for Kerasys’ shampoo and conditioner, and it smells pretty good. I also like Shea Organics’ packaging, but I didn’t get the shea body butter; I got the shea bath balm and I can’t use it at all since I don’t have a bathtub at home!

To celebrate the coming of Mother’s Day, they included some anti-aging products. I’m not really interested in trying Caviar Skin’s product, as the packaging looks a bit cheap and unattractive to me. As for the 2 masks, I’m always interested in trying new masks, especially they are brands that I have never tried before. However, I’m not interested in the beauty drink, don’t think these type of products work and I feel like it’s going to taste gross, so let’s see how it goes!

Still going to stay subscribed at the moment, although I’m afraid I would end up having a bunch of samples and useless products at home. I wish they could include some make-up products!

P.S. Product reviews will be up once I have tried them.

  • Ankang Beauty Restoring Essence:
    As expected, it tastes gross! I firstly had a sip and couldn’t bare with the weird taste, so I got a cup of cold water, poured the whole bottle of beauty essence into it and kinda of forced myself to drink it. Well, I don’t think you would see any result by just drinking one bottle, but even if I’m given a full set of these beauty essence to try, I would not drink it again!

 

  • Mask House Celebrity Snail Extract Moisturizing Gel Mask
    The gel mask comes in 2 parts, which fits better than regular one-piece mask. However the packaging is bad. There’s a white plastic film and a clear plastic film, with the gel mask in between. I believe you are supposed to take the mask out, remove the white one, place it on your face and then remove the clear one, but that wasn’t the case at all. When I tried to pull out the mask from the packaging, the upper part of the mask was stuck with the lower part, and I ended up only pulling out the white plastic film, but not the mask.
    Then I tried to pull out the mask, but because it’s a gel mask, it’s slippery and hard to catch it, especially the two separate parts are sticking to each other. So it took me some time to get the mask out of the packaging, and it ended up pretty messy.
    Yes, I do like gel mask more than paper mask, as it feels like it is completely molded to your skin. However due to the bad packaging, I wasn’t able to put the mask on the exact spot, and it’s hard to move the gel mask once it’s placed on your face.
    It is moisturizing, and I feel like my skin has brighten up after using it, yet there is a little downside. Usually after I remove my mask, I will gently massage and pat my face so that the skin can absorb the remaining product. However, when I started massaging my face, some white flakes like eraser dust (if you know what I mean) appeared, which I don’t really like.
    Overall, I’m not sure if I will buy this mask again, it’s okay, but the packaging is really bad.

Review: April 2012 Glamabox

5 Apr

My second Glamabox arrived on 5th April! Unlike last month, my Glamabox was delivered by Yamato Transport instead of by Hong Kong Registered Post. A staff from the delivery company called me 15 minutes before to check if I was at home, and their service was good as usual.

The packaging was basically the same as last month, so I didn’t take any photos of them. If you want to see how it  looks like, please refer to my March 2012 Glamabox review. This month there’s no full-size products, but only 5 sample products included.

April 2012 Glamabox

[From left to right]
Mud Rang
 Cleansing Foam
Aromatica
Rose Absolute First Serum
Spa ph+ PHYTO-C Phyto Plus Gel Set
Glamour Perfume and Fragrance 
Kamill Classic Hand Cream


Among all the brands included in this month’s Glamabox, I have only heard of Kamill. I know they are famous for their hand cream, but I have never tried them before, as I’m a bit picky when it comes to hand cream, so it’s good to see a sample size included for me to try it out. I’m particularly interested in the rose serum from Aromatica and the cleansing foam from Mud Rang, as I’m still in the process of finding a serum and facial cleanser that suit my skin type. Not really interested in the gel by Spa ph+ though, but will see how it goes. As for the tiny fragrance, the amount is really too little but I like the idea that you can create your own personal perfume and fragrance.

Overall, I’m satisfied with this month’s Glamabox, as I think all the products are suitable for me to try and use. Although this is a beauty box subscription, it would have been more fun if they included something related to Easter in this month’s box, maybe an Easter egg or a little bunny.  Anyway, I will continue to subscribe and review next month. Let me know how you think if you have also subscribed to Glamabox or any other beauty box subscriptions.

P.S. Product reviews will be up once I have tried them.

  • Kamill Classic Hand Cream
    I won’t say it’s super moisturizing, but I really like the scent. I have it in my make-up bag where I carry around everyday; every time I use it at work, I feel refreshed, so definitely something I will consider purchasing.
  • Mud Rang Cleansing Foam
    When I first saw the words “Mud Rang” and mineral, I was expecting it to be greyish in colour; however it’s actually light brown in colour. Used it a few times, not something I really like, just an average cleansing foam. My skin feels a bit tight after using it, but not to a status that it makes my skin dry. What I like about it is that it lathers up really well, so it is very gentle on my skin, and it works with my Sasatinnie Facial Cleansing Brush.

Review: March 2012 Glamabox

9 Mar

Since Glossybox stopped providing service, I decided to subscribe to Glamabox. My first Glamabox arrived on 7th March, however, I was not at home when the parcel came, so I had to go to the post office myself to pick it up the next day. It’s a safe method to make sure every customer receives their beauty box, however when compared to Glossybox’s delivery method, using the Hong Kong Registered Post is not that convenient for customers like me, who is not  always at home but has no other choice than sending the beauty box to home.

The Glamabox comes in a black cardboard box, and the beauty box itself is black with some pink patterns. Everything inside was packed and kept nicely. Well, to be honest, though they don’t really matter a lot to me, I think the February Glossybox’s packaging is prettier and the presentation is better than the Glamabox one.

Glamabox Black Delivery Box

Black Cardboard Box

Pink Glamabox

Pink Glamabox

Inside Glamabox

Nicely packed box with the card and product description

As expected, it comes with a card and a list of product description. This month, there are 6 products and some coupons. I think only the lipstick is a full-size product, others are just sample products. The vouchers and coupons aren’t very attractive to me, I might go and get the sample pack from Nature’s and Lierac Paris only if I have time.

March Products inside Glamabox

[From left to right]
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo
Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners 60-second Hand Recovery Cream
Clinique Different Lipstick (A Different Grape)
Lierac Paris Exclusive Intense Nuit Wrinkle-filing Night Cream
Lierac Paris Exclusive Ultra Jour Wrinkle-filing Day Cream
Nature’s Moisturizing Toner with Green Tea and Orange Water

This Glamabox comes with some familiar brands and new brands that I have never tried or heard of. I do have a few products from Clinique, including foundation, eye shadow and pressed powder; their products are usually of good quality and good value. I also have Crabtree & Evelyn’s handcream, but I don’t really like the texture and the lavender scent, so hopefully I would like this hand recovery cream. I have seen Organix’s products before in the States, but not sure if I have really seen their products in Hong Kong before, so I’m looking forward to trying their shampoo, which seems to smell pretty nice. As for the remaining two brands, I have never heard of them before. Lierac Paris seems to be a high-end brand, whereas Nature’s seems to be a bit more affordable and I’m quite interested in the toner they included in this month’s Glamabox.

Overall, I’m pretty satisfied with the March Glamabox and will continue to subscribe for now.

For more details about Glamabox, please visit  http://www.glamabox.com/hk/tc/

P.S. Product reviews will be up after I have tried them.

  • Clinique Different Lipstick (A Different Grape):
    When I first saw the word “Grape”, I was a bit skeptical about it, especially when it seems to be a pretty dark berry colour in the tube. However, on the lip, this berry red colour is very pretty and wearable, especially great for night look. It doesn’t make my lip looks flaky, and it feels smooth on my lip. I think the biggest problem is the packaging, I understand the green colour is in consistent with Clinique’s brand colour, but it is really not attractive at all.There’s one thing I don’t really understand too,  the whole “Different Lipstick” line is not available on Hong Kong’s website, but you can find them on Clinique’s US website, so why are they giving us these samples to try when we can’t buy them in Hong Kong?  Or are they going to launch these products in HK soon?
    Clinique A Different Grape
    Clinique A Different Grape in the tube
    Swatch: Clinique A Different Grape
    Swatch: Clinique A Different Grape
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners 60-second Hand Recovery Cream:
    When I pour out the product, it’s more like a liquid, but once I start rubbing the product onto my hands, it’s actually pretty thick with some chunky bits. My hands feel softer and hydrating after using it. The product itself is good, but I’m not sure if I would actually buy the full-size product.The first reason is because I didn’t really like the scent, I prefer something sweet and tasty when it comes to hand or body scrub. The second reason is because I like my St. Ives Body Polish very much, which can do the same exfoliating effect on my hands, and most importantly, St. Ives’ products are much cheaper. Although the body polish is now discontinued and I would need to find something to replace it after I finish using my existing one, I don’t really see a big reason to spend HKD$275 on a hand scrub.