Just a quick blog to let you know what's in my Powder Pocket box this month.
Doesn't it look pretty. I love the pastel blue shade and the theme
is for the month is Sweet Treats.
So let's dive straight in!!!
First out was the Nimue Exfoliating Enzyme. This is a brand I have never tried before and that's one of the main reasons I love these boxes - it lets you try out loads of new stuff from brand you may not have used before.
Anyway what is the Exfoliating Enzyme I hear you ask.
Well basically it is a chemical exfoliant that contains pineapple and papaya enzymes to sizzles away dead skin. Now I am a huge fan of chemical exfoliants and love the NeoStrata range which contain ADA's (alpha hydroxy acids) the strongest chemical exfoliator available on the market (my skin can tolerate them). However if you have sensitive skin you will be better of trying an enzyme based exfoliator.
Chemical exfoliants increase you skin cellular turnover and
exfoliate from the inside out. No more scrubbing your poor skin with beads & sand & feckin fruit particles :-).
The Nimue Exfoliating Enzyme promises to help reveal brighter, more refined-looking skin and as with all chemical exfoliators improve the penetration of your serums and moisturisers. It is gentle enough to use twice or three times a week and you simply apply it to clean, dry skin and leave it on for two minutes. Then re-activate it by massaging a little warm water into your face and then leave it on for an additional three to five minutes before rinsing well. I cannot wait to try it out and will let you know how I get on with it.
RRP is €49.00 for 60mls. (We received a 30ml bottle in the box)
Next out was Great Lengths Daily Moisture Shampoo.
(I love receiving mini shampoos as they are great for travelling).
Firstly I thought this shampoo was aimed at only those with hair extensions but Great Lengths use human hair in their products so it is perfect on your own hair also. It promises to protect your hair again the environmental damage & premature ageing, will help increase volume and give maximum shine.
I am away next weekend so will report back to you on
how I get on with it.
Full Size 250ml RRP €17.99 (We received a 50ml sample size)
How cute is this - A Ciate Mini Nail Polish.
It is a beautiful pastel lavender shade and perfect for summer.
Full size RRP €10.95
Now this is interesting - Hollywood Eye Magic Serum.
Now this is something I have never even heard of before.
It promises to work in minutes to reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles, reduce eye bags and puffiness and diminish the look of dark circles. I'm not really a fan of these "miracle in a bottle" type products but I will give it a go for the fun.
Full Size RRP €75 for 15mls bottle ( We received about 1ml)
And last but not least is the Kinvara Skincare Absolute Cleansing Oil. I absolutely love Cleansing Oils so was very excited to use this product and the fact it is Irish only adds to the attraction.
I have tried this over the weekend and not only does it smell amazing it does a brilliant job of removing all my makeup including eye makeup. I just warmed a few drops between my hands and massaged it onto my skin. I wet a facecloth with hot water, hold it over my face for a few seconds and then simply wipe away. Magic!!! This will definitely be on my shopping list.
Full size RRP €19.95 for 100mls.
And as a little treat we received a pack of Love Hearts to top it all off.
So that's it for another box.
I thought this was a great box and will definitely be using all of the products. If you want to subscribe all you have to do is log on to http://www.powderpocket.com and sign up for only €15 per month.
Until next time....As always....Be Happy!!!
This month's box is all about the glitz and glamour of award season. As with the last two boxes it comes packaged in a beautiful matt black box but with the Powder Pocket name embossed in Gold instead of the usual signature electric pink.
The Glossy magazine has a hair tutorial by Great Lenghts to show you how to achieve the perfect Hollywood locks and some beauty tips by Ireland's very own Miss World Rosanna Davison.
So what's actually in the box?
Shiseido - Benefiance Pure Retinol Eye Mask - Full Size RRP €63 for 12 masks (2patches €10.50)
This is a 15 minute express eye wrinkle mask which promises to instantly reduce the appearance of visible lines and wrinkles around the eye area using Pure Retinol Micro-Infusion technology. It is also highly moisturising and the Mukurossi Extract switches off the wrinkle promoting enzymes that cause wrinkles to appear. Sounds amazing...cannot wait to try them!
The Body Shop - Shea Shower Cream - Full Size €8.95 for 250ml
(Sample Size 60ml €2.20)
This is actually one of my all time favourite products mainly because of the DIVINE scent.
Its a moisturising soap free full body cleanser which lathers up to become a beautiful creamy skin softening wash with a classic scent. It is recommended for dry skin but I think it can be used by all skin types.
Herra - Herra Protect Hair Perfume - Full Size 50ml €29.50.
(Sample Size FOC)
Hair Perfume is huge at the moment with nearly every female celebrities in Tinsel Town using it during award season and the various fashion weeks. And this product from Herra is the ultimate finishing product for protecting and refreshing your hair. It contains sunflower, olive and glycerin extract and is designed to protect hair against UV, pollution and air conditioning whilst locking in moisture without leaving hair feeling weighed down. The bonus is the delicious hair perfume which was exclusively designed by Chanel's former house fragrance expert. The keynotes for this perfume are Italian Bergamot, Loquat Fruit, Midnight Orchid, Rose, White Jasmine Mimosa, Heliotrope, Lily, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood and Musk.
Don't know if I will be buying a bottle but I will say it does smell heavenly and if someone wants to give me one as a gift that would be delightful :) (Hint Hint to any of my friends or family reading this!!)
Jessica - Brilliance Top Coat - Full Size RRP €13.95 (Full Size received in box),
Jessica nail varnishes are worn by Hollywood celebrities including Rihanna and Julia Roberts. Brilliance is an advanced new formula that speeds up drying time and adds a high gloss finish to your polish. I wear Shellac on my nails all the time (It stops me from biting them) however one of my friends swears that you can use bog standard cheap nail varnish and if you use a good base and top coat it will last just as long as any expensive polish. So I will be passing this along to her to test for me.
Manicare - 4 Step File & Shine
This great nail buffer gives the ultimate high gloss shine to your nails. It has 4 sides - a Medium Grit to shape the nails, a Fine side to smooth and file the nail, the Green side to remove ridges and the White side to buff the nail to a fantastic high shine. A must have for your handbag
So thats it for another month. The total cost of the box if you were to buy all the products would be just under €30 so double the cost of the subscription which makes it great value.
My Standout Products!
I am excited to try the Shiseido Eye Mask and the Herra Protect Hair Perfume smells gorgeous but I don't think I will be investing in a bottle just because I know I won't use it.
Overall I think its a good box so I will stay subscribed for another month :)
Have any of you gotten this month's box? What did you think?
Until next time....As always.... Be Happy!
Lover of all things beauty, Makeup Artist, Blogger & Wife . I am always on the look out for the perfect makeup or the best beauty product so keep reading to follow my never ending quest!