Glossybox Reveal : April Iconic Box 2015

It’s been a few months since my last box, I was once again starting to stockpile products that were never getting used and I was getting disappointed in the boxes which at the end of the day was a complete waste of money.
I decided the GlossyBox April box was a must for me because it was my kind of box. For anyone who reads my posts regularly then you know I love the stars and looks of the past. I also can’t say no to red lipstick and black winged eyeliner. The theme of the box is Iconic as in the names Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. The glamorous movie stars that a lot of girls strive to be in their own way.

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I couldn’t wait to recieve this box and wow look at it, already a big smile on my face before I even get to the contents. So here are the contents of this wonderful box:

Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil : Kiss
A beautiful red lipstick pencil described as the perfect Marilyn red. A modern take on the classic pillar box red, this colour is just what you need for spring (and all year) in pencil form. The pencil form provides easier application as well as the formula been long-lasting with a matte finish. If you want a glossy finish just add a dab of lip balm.  A full size product worth £10 and it slips easily into your bag.

Astral Original Face and Body Moisturiser
A firm favourite amongst make up artists and stars since its creation in the 1950s, this rich moisturising cream is versatile and perfect no matter what your age. It can even be used as a make up remover!. At £3.89 per 200ml it’s not the most expensive product in the box but it’s definitely worth knowing about.

POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pencil
I love my eyeliner and I’m looking forward to giving this a try. A pencil that makes creating that iconic cat eye even easier thanks to the sooty black pencil one end and the sponge applicator the other to create that flick. Want a smokier look just keep blending. Full size product worth £6.50.

Color Club Nail Polish : Barely There
As a rule I hate getting nail varnish, it’s never red in the boxes I get and that’s my favourite nail varnish colour but I can actually say I’m happy this time. I love nude nails as long as the colour works and it doesn’t look patchy. The nail vanish is perfect and is going to be one of my firm favourites when I need a change from red. Very sophisticated and glossy. Another full size product worth £4.10.

Nougat London : Soothing Bath Pearls
Wow these have scented the entire box and the smell is beautiful. An intoxicating, soothing aroma of Fig and Pink Cedar. I’ve just used my last Lush Bath Bomb so this is what’s going in my bath tonight. It’s a new launcher product for £6 per 35ml.

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Overall I love this box, it doesn’t add up to a lot but I think i got my money’s worth and I love all the products. Couldn’t be happier. Look out for the reviews

MsRetro

Review : Steamcream (Lux Box April 2012)

[blockquote_right]STEAMCREAM is an award winner. We won the CEW (UK) Award for Best Everyday New Skincare and Pure Beauty Award for Best Design & Packaging. Once you’ve tried it you’ll understand why![/blockquote_right]

 

 

The first item I’ll be reviewing from my Lux Box is the well known Steamcream, I have heard so much about this cream and have been looking forward to testing it. Steamcream itself was founded by a group of Anglo-Japanese friends that had known eachother for many years according to their website. Their idea was to make a cream that could be used by anyone and everyone no matter what that persons skin type would be.

[blockquote_right]We wanted it to really work, (super nourishing, hydrating, full of nutrients, effective etc), ethical and affordable. We also wanted to hand make it fresh because we believe that what you put on your skin is as important as what you eat. Just like food, fresh is best. Simple.[/blockquote_right]

The concept of having one cream for everything is great, not only will it save room in your cupboards / dresser but to have that one product to rely on is both affordable efficient. The name comes from how its made, its handmade a product of natural ingredients combined with a shot of steam. The method is said to make the cream very lightweight which provides the skin with long-lasting hydration. Infact the texture is said to make it perfect for the entire body from your head to your toes.

The cream comes in beautiful, eco-friendly limited edition tins that are designed by Steamcream themselves but they also work with other designers. Its’s first come first served before the tin goes out of stock. When your cream is all gone, keep your tin for storing things.

[blockquote_right]STEAMCREAM is handmade in the UK and Japan with fresh, traceable ingredients. It’s super-moisturising, sinks deep down instantly and revives your skin straight away. It makes your skin simply the best it can be, naturally.[/blockquote_right]

 

So the question is does it live up to how its advertised and is it worth £12.95?

In one word YES!, this is by far the best cream I have ever used and I will continue to use it until it is all gone. Then I will buy a new tub and start all over again. The hype over this cream has been astounding and after using this it a couple of days I can see why. The formula is so light it literally sinks into your skin seconds after applying, so your skin feels soft for the rest of the day. The smell is light and although not perfumed smells not much different to some fragranced creams I have tried. The natural ingredients have to be kinder on your skin that harsher chemicals and to top it off you get a pretty tin which you will never have to throw away. I have also found in this hot weather the skin on my elbows has been very dry and the cream has helped hydrate the skin to the point they no longer look or feel dry. If it can do that in a couple of days for me, I recommend others trying it to see what it can do for them. Clear out all the different creams you’ve got for just one thing and just have this one tin….you will not regret it.