Monday, 27 February 2012

GlossyBox Reviews

1. FAB Gentle Body Wash

This product was pretty boring to be honest. FAB (First Aid Beauty) Gentle Body Wash is specifically designed as a moisturising cleanser intended for daily use on sensitive skin. Having used it consecutively for a week, it did very little to moisturise my skin and although the packaging is quite creative and appealing, the product certainly didn’t mirror this. Having received a Rituals shower gel (see review here) in December which smelt divine and is still lasting me now, this product was a massive let down. I really like a shower gel that has a foaming formulae and will therefore last much longer, however this one didn’t foam up at all, which meant that I had to use twice as much of the product to see results. I can appreciate that it is for sensitive skin so that will naturally limit its versatility but I just don’t think that this warrants its dullness!

If you do suffer really badly with sensitive skin then you may feel that this product does well to ease your skins irritability, however if you suffer occasionally with dry skin like me, then perhaps something as gentle as this isn’t for you.

Full size this product will set you back £13, which ordinarily I would say is a reasonably price. But as this product doesn’t really equate to much you have to use twice as much to wash with, so a bottle probably wouldn’t last you very long. 

This product definitely wasn’t for me, so I will give it just 1 out of 5 as it delievered very little. It’s neither here nor there really, I don’t have much more to say… it was just boring!

2. Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner

I received the Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner in a plum shade, which isn’t really a colour I would tend to use on my eyes. I hate to sound like a massive moan on my blog today, but this was yet another product that I felt looked better than it performed!  

I was really curious to use this eyeliner as I am already familiar with the Eyeko brand and the range of products that it has to offer. Eyeliner is a key part of my daily make-up routine and I would be lost without it, I am therefore always keen to try new types, shades and brands. Needless to say having given it a fair try, this eyeliner just wasn’t for me. If I had been given a different shade of eyeliner then I would have been able to experiment a little more, but the plum colour simply didn’t suit me. Personally I think that plum isn’t a colour that looks right on your eyes, it made me look tired and actually like I had been crying! I have seen other reviews from bloggers who have also received the plum coloured eyeliner and have been equally unhappy with it. If you have received the Eyeko eyeliner in plum and have devised a way to use the product in a way that doesn’t make you look like you have chronic insomnia…let me know! I would have been interested to try this product in the Emerald Green shade or the Midnight blue.

This skinny eyeliner comes with a silver handle that looks great and makes the product easier to apply. The handle allows you to be more precise when you are applying the eyeliner, so if precise definition is something that you struggle with, then this product could help you significantly. The handle did make it easier to apply the eyeliner, but when applied the pigmented nature of the product left my eye-make up looking a tad messy, which I didn’t like. Also the handle is quite deceiving as it makes it look like the eyeliner itself is much bigger than it actually is! So if this were a product that you took a liking to, I can imagine it would end up being a costly part of your make-up routine unless you use it sparingly. 

The eyeliner went on well and was soft in texture but I just wasn’t wowed by it. I am therefore giving it a disappointing 2 out of 5. I am glad I tried this product as I have been meaning to for a while now, but I wouldn’t use it again as I firmly believe there are far better, cheaper products available on the market. The Eyeko eyeliner costs £9.50, where as Rimmel Liquid and pencil eyeliner are two of my favourites and cost very little in comparison. Whats more with them, you know what you are getting and they do the job just fine.


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    Ana V

  2. great review! xx


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