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GLOSSYBOX April 2013 USA

      GLOSSYBOX is my favorite subscription box. I did a blog post as well as a YouTube video to show you what I got inside. Take a look!

To learn more about GLOSSYBOX, click here.

Do you have a subscription to GLOSSYBOX? Which items did you receive? I love to hearing from you. Please comment and subscribe.

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc Tea Bag for Bath

      Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc Tea Bag for Bath was among the goodies in my GLOSSYBOX for April 2013. It’s been a while since I’ve used any sort of bath supplement in the form of a tea bag.

Silly me thought that it would actually be a large tea bag for of white tea and herbs. Well,… white tea is antioxidant, ya know? You see where my thought process was headed with this?

      Upon opening the bag I was instantly greeted with a luxurious fragrance. It was strong but not overwhelming nor offensive. I recognized the Bvlgari white tea fragrance. It has a floral, herbal and musky blend.To give you a better idea of how this smells, here is the note breakdown:

     Top Notes: Artemesia
Heart Notes: White Tea
Base Notes: Musk

    The “tea bag” is filled with a scented bath powder that dissolves best under very hot water. I placed bag in my bathtub as I ran only hot water. The contents of the bag dissolved slowly and filled my entire bathroom with this wonderful scent. My two adorable shar pei dogs even came to investigate the scent. This is highly unusual since they normally find a place to hid when they hear bathwater running.

     After I added enough warm water to bring down the temperature of my bath, I stepped into the tub and soaked for a while. Once I completed my usual bath skin and bodycare routine and exited the tub, I could still smell the scent of Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc on my skin. It has been several hours since my bath and there is still a hint of the scent on my skin.

     For a bath additive, the price of this luxury tea bag for bath is a bit high at $9.50. However, this scented my bathwater, bathroom and my skin as well. As previously mentioned, although the scent is strong it is not offensive or overwhelming. The contents of the tea bag also softened the water which in turn left my skin soft as well. Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc Tea Bag for Bath is affordable luxury.

     Bvlgari Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc Tea Bag for Bath retails for $9.50. It is available at GLOSSYBOX.com.

Have you tried this? What are your thoughts? I would love to hear from you! Please comment and subscribe!

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather

GLOSSYBOX April 2013

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     Another box full of goodies from GLOSSYBOX  this month. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

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     Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist is among my box full of goodies this month. Although I’m sporting a super short ‘do these days, I can still benefit from a texturizing mist that will keep my hair from looking so flat and boring.

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     Believie it or not, but I used to be platinum blond off and on for about a decade. One of my favorite hair care lines was “Dumb Blond” by TIGI. Although, I’m very familiar with their haircare, I’ve never tried their makeup. GLOSSYBOX sent me a baked blush in the shade “Brilliance”. Looking forward to trying this out.

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     Wash With Joe Coffee Mint Invigorating Bodywash? Hmmm. Sounds yummy… smells delicious. It reminds me more of chocolate mint. Looking forward to trying this out. Love being introduced to brands I’ve not heard of before. icon_smile-6976875

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     One can never have too many lip balms. The Honest Co. organic lip balm in “Purely Simple” has no fragrance and is packed with healthy organic oils. I just know my lips are gonna love this!

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     Oh, thank you GLOSSYBOX  for pampering me with Bvlgari! A white tea bag for my bath? Yes, please! When the dogs, kitty and boyfriend are snoozing, I’m going to steal away to the bathtub for some precious ME time.

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     In a recent GLOSSYBOX, a sample of the luxury day cream from Le Metier De Beaute was included. I was happy to see it again. The full size prize for this decadent skincare is $225. On the back of this postcard along with the sample is a special promo code that allows GLOSSYBOX members to get this cream at a discounted  price. $150 for a day cream is still a little rich for my blood; however, it’s still a nice gesture on their behalf.

     All in all this is somewhat “small” box compared to previous boxes I have received from them. But as always the overall value of this month’s box ( approximately $54!) is greater than the cost of the monthly subscription fee of $21.

     Is this GLOSSYBOX worth subscribing to? Absolutely!

     To learn more about GLOSSYBOX, click here.

Do you have a subscription to GLOSSYBOX? Which items would you like to see reviews on? I would love to hear from you. Please comment and subscribe.

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask

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     Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask was one of the goodies featured in my February 2013 GLOSSYBOX. I was excited when I saw the word “snail” all in capital letters on the front of the pouch. I was impressed and curious when I saw that the pouch boasted that it contained 5% snail slime extract. Just when you thought you heard it all, right?

     Snail slime is slowly crawling it’s way into mainstream skincare products such as masks, serums and facial creams. Why? “The slime contains proteoglycans, glycosaminoglycans, glycoprotein enzymes, hyaluronic acid, copper peptides, antimicrobial peptides, copper, zinc and iron” (Read more: About Snail Cream | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_5711009_snail-cream.html#ixzz2OmXzYSnJ).

     In other words, snail slime naturally contains a lot of goodies that we often put into the formulations of our skin care. The effects of some of these ingredients include increased hydration, decreased redness and inflammation, “promote the natural healing process, enhances skin’s ability to recover, dissolves dying cells, triggers skin regeneration and repair and helps the skin produce antimicrobials that fight infection” (eHow.com).

     For once reading about the promises of a skin care product is actually making me feel better about my own skin. It sounds like I’m in pretty good condition. The directions on the back of the pouch are pretty simple:

  1. Wash your face.
  2. Apply a toner (I skipped this step).
  3. Leave on for 20-40 minutes (I opted for 40 minutes while playing the Sims 2 on my old school PS2).
  4. Remove mask and pat the excess into skin to absorb the rest.

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The snail mask instantly felt wet and cool on my skin. It had actually felt quite nice and soothing. Although I looked like a total freak, I felt relaxed and comfortable. For your viewing amusement, here is a pic of me wearing  the Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask. Forgive the fuzziness. It’s an iPhone pic. The mask is actually divided into two cloth sections that are drenched in all kinds of hydrating goodness. I snapped this pic before I settled in with my Playstation 2. My game froze on me twice during the 40 minutes that I wore this. Definitely time to upgrade to the next gaming generation, huh?

After 40 minutes of wear, I peeled it off. There was excess snail slime gel on my forehead, cheeks and chin. I took about 30 seconds to tap the excess into my skin with my fingertips. My skin felt sticky to my fingertips; however, I didn’t not notice the stickiness unless I was directly touching my face. I have rather normal skin right now. Not overly oily or dry. Just right for me. Although I did notice the the pores around my cheek area looked smaller, this mask gave me a hydration overload. Simply way more moisture than I need on average.

So if you oily skin, I recommend that you follow up with a toner and avoid moisturizer that day. If you have normal/combo skin, this may be a little too hydrating in the T-zone. Again, just follow up with toner where needed. If you have dry skin, you will love this mask. After you tap in the excess snail slime, you may follow up with a moisturizer if desired. If you have sensitive skin and are prone to redness and inflammation, this may be the mask for you. However, proceed with caution and check the ingredients as well as with your doctor if you have one.

I enjoyed trying out this mask, but I feel that it is not a good match for my skin type. Simply too much hydration for me. All in all it’s definitely worth trying once. It’s a nice way to pamper oneself with an uncommonly used beauty ingredient.

Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask retails for $6.

It can be found at Glossybox.com.

Have you tried this? What was your experience? I would love to hear from you! Please comment & subscribe!

Eat healthy. Drink lots of water, and get lots of sleep.

Until later,

Heather N King