GlossyBox December 2012: Tis The Season To Be Glossy

Recently I received the December GlossyBox in the mail and I wanted to share what was in it with you!  
As usual, the packaging is great and the attention to detail is impeccable. 

This box smelled amazing as soon as I opened it. I was very excited to see where the scent was coming from.  
When the tissue paper was unfolded I saw a great coupon for NuMe.  It was for $100 off your purchase on their website. The stuff on the website is pretty expensive so you would need the gift certificate to be able to afford anything. 

Lierac Paris is a brand I have never heard of much less sampled. The product in this box is the Gommage Sensoriel Scrub. It is a gel oil scrub that takes on a milky texture when applied to damp skin. This product is going to be enjoyable. 

Another product included in the box is the Skin & Co Truffle Serum.  It is a gel formula that tones the face and is to be used as a day serum.

I mentioned the NuMe gift certificate in the package, they also included a deluxe sample of their Arganics Argan Oil.  By now everyone is somewhat familiar with Argan Oil; this product is specifically for the hair.  It is blended with Vitamin E and is good for reducing drying time while deeply hydrating the hair.

This next product from Perfumies had my entire box smelling like heaven.  It is a solid perfume.  Looks like a lip balm but when rubbed onto your wrist (or where ever else you would typically place your perfume) it amplifies the scent because of your body heat.  Wow!  I was completely impressed with this item alone.  It sold the whole box to me.

And for the last product in the box, but certainly not the least: Illamasqua Medium Pencil.  This pencil is a multi-function product.  It is a nice creamy pencil that can be used to create sultry eyes and sensuous lips.  It is designed to be long lasting and glide easily over the skin.  It is the perfect brow color for me, so that is most likely what it will be used for.  

Overall this Glossybox was a success.  I am enjoying all of the products in the box and give it an overall 4 out of 5 stars.  
What interesting new products have you tried out recently?  Let me know in the comments below.

*This box was provided by PR for editorial consideration.  All opinions are my own. Making use of affiliate links.

Illamasqua Lipstick Swatches

I have never owned a single item from Illamasqua but a sweet friend of mine, LeeLeeBell, from MakeupAlley LOVES their lipstick line.  She recently posted the swatches of her favorites so I wanted to share them with you.  
Information from the brand:
“Let your lips speak volumes with this color-intense lipstick. Indulge in this highly pigmented formula that’s available in a choice of flawless finishes from matte to glossy. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly for the perfect pout that stays put all night.”

What LeeLeeBell says:
“They are the smoothest, most long lasting mattes I own; honestly they are the best stains too. They last as long on my lips than most stains. They combine beautifully with Revlon Lip Butters too btw, if you’re into adding some gloss to your mattes without gooping up the texture…

If I had to answer: The ones that are my least favorite of the bunch (because they are not as smooth) are Diablo and Fable. In general, the reds are my favorite. And Atomic :-D”


L-R: Diablo, Sangers, Drench (LeeLeeBell’s HG red), Maneater, Salacious, Atomic, Welt, Brink, Scandal, Fable

L-R: Diablo, Sangers, Drench (HG red), Maneater

L-R: Salacious, Atomic, Welt

L-R: Brinks, Scandal, Fable

I hope these swatches helped you chose a perfect color for yoruself.  Thanks for looking!  If you have something from the brand and love it, tell me below!  I feel like I need to pick something up!!! :)
xoxo, 
Laura

Illamasqua Freak

Illamasqua is genius with their promotion pictures.  They always manage to do great makeup and be a little out there as well.  They colors they use are brilliant and create a sense of wander.  Leaves me wanting more…
Illamasqua just came out with their first scent called Freak.  I think it is a great name.  Illamasqua isn’t afraid to be different.  They don’t follow all the sexual name trends that a lot of other cosmetics companies use, they are blazing their own unique way into the makeup world.  (And doing it quite well!)  
I love that the bottle is tilted.  The snail on the side of the bottle in the promotional picture is genius and thoughtful.  (This is a side note, but when I was younger I had 2 pet snails so they have a special place in my heart.)  More about the actual fragrance though… 

Notes

Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna (they bewitch the senses into uncontrollable lust and passion)
Heart Notes
Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom (they caress and kiss)
Base Notes
Aromas of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh (they addictively mesmerise and capture the senses)

Here is a beautiful and artistic video promoting the new fragrance.  It is sexy and odd all at the same time.  
This fragrance isn’t released until October 20th but I think I may just need to try it!