Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sample Bar - Glow- Box 2 - Monthly Beauty Box Subscription | CreativeGesture

Hey Everyone, the november Sample Bar Monthly Beauty Subscription Box arrived at my door early yesterday morning and I am over the moon with excitement, I cannot wait to show you what is inside. This months Sample Bar Box was called "Glow" because we are lucky enough that summer is just around the corner over here in New Zealand so the name was very much appropriate for the occasion.
So without going on a random rant, let me reveal what is inside November 2012's Sample Bar Box!

This months box and contained products which related to the word "Glow". I'm really hoping all of the Sample Bar Boxes will have specific names, I just feel this is a really neat idea and gets your hopes up about what could be in the box. PS I am in love the the Sample Bar Box packing.. super cute.. At this point I'm ready to tear the box into two just to see whats inside!!
And in true SampleBar Style here is the overview of the content in this months Sample Bar November box... Eek! This box contained  a full size of Trilogys instant bronzing gel which it my go to tanning solution currently, I have been buying this tanning lotion for almost a year now. Love it and love the smell even more.. yum! Also in this months box was Lush's Ro's Argan Body Conditioner which also smells absolutely yummy, I have been wanting to try some of lushes body products for so long so I am over the moon about this one! And the last few products in this months Sample Bar box were the Savior Faire Mini Lipstick, Marvis Toothpaste which I got in Cinnamon Flavor!! AND last but certainly not least the famous bump eraser for ingrown hair reduction! Probably obvious but my favorite products from this box are the Trilogy Self tanning lotion the Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner and the Marvis Cinnamon Minty toothpaste. I have yet to try the bump eraser and the lipstick as I feel the lipstick may be to dark for my skin tone :( but am very keen to see if the bump eraser works!I am pretty impressed with Novembers Sample Bar box, you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck, the Sample Bar box is valued at $25 dollars New Zealand but with the full size of trilogy self tanner and the lush product not to mention the other amazing products this box is valued way over $25 dollars  So I guess you can say I am super duper impressed and will be getting the december box ASAP!

Did you get a Sample Bar Box? What's your favorite product in this months box?

Creative Gesture x

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DB Designer Brands Cosmetics 48 Eyeshadow Palette: Review & Swatches | CreativeGesture

Hey everyone, I have another blog post full of colour and shimmer to show you, this time its about the DB Designer Brands 48 Eyeshadow Palette,  This Palette was a bonus product when you purchased the Cleo New Zealand Magazine a few months ago and I have very excited to share this post with you all, Sorry its a bit late, have had a lot going on recently.The Palette comes in a shinny and hard plastic casing to protect your products from impact damage, I loved the way this palette was presented and I love palettes even more when they come with a mirror included within the packaging. A+! 
The Palette comes with a mix of warm and cool colours and also come natural shades, all shimmery in texture and finish. I personally would not purchase a palette which features only shimmer based eye shadows as I find they dont always last as long as matte finish eyeshadows plus they give the illusion of a oily wet finish. However I think adding a touch of shimmer to the middle of the lid looks absolutely amazing and definitely adds dimension... try this trick for a more fuller lid. Loving the warm gold colours, these will be perfect for a finishing touch to a festive occasion makeup look. As you can see the palette also comes with two sponge applicator blushes, I personally dont like using these brushes and tend to go towards my sigma brushes for application of shimmer eyeshadow as they tend to pick up more and have a more precise application. 
Just a close up of all the pretty colours, I love the gunmetal silvers they look so bad ass! Haha. Whats your fave? I ended up not swatching all of the colours as quite a lot of them looked relatively similar, so I decided to show you three of my favourite colours from this pallete and their beautiful finish! For some reason when I see shimmer eyeshadow it reminds me of fairies and magic,  I've been using this pallete a lot to add finishing touches to my eyeshadow look.

In conclusion as stated before I would not buy a fully shimmer eyeshadow pallete as I personally think there is less you can do with shimmer and would rather stick to matte shadows. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows was a 7/10 (10 being the highest in pigmentation) and I did love the colours but found the majority of them to be very similar to eachother,

I would rate this palette a 5/10, I'm staying on the fence for this one.. I didn't love it not hate it.

CreativeGesture x