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#CompetitionCrush: A ‘Beauty First Aid GlamBox’ is up for grabs!!

As you may know, the August GlamBox is a ‘Beauty First Aid‘ special which contains handpicked products to help you Glamistas solve your most common beauty dilemmas!

Wanna win one?!! Yes? Well then read on to find out how:

Email your answer to the following question to glambox.competition@gmail.com

Question: What is the biggest beauty dilemma you face in the UAE?

a) Oily skin

b) Sun sensitivity

c) Maintaining perfect nails

d) Other.

If other, specify ____

Don’t forget to mention my blog name in your email: The Glam Crush Chronicle :)

Deadline for this activity is August 25th. Winner will be announced on August 26th!

Good luck my lovelies!

xox

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#BeautyCrush: July GlamBox Review

It’s GlamBox o’clock again! Whoo-hoo!

I know my June GlamBox review wasn’t the most positive but they certainly made up for it with this month’s box! Look at all these goodies!!!

Onto to the testing & reviewing:

Maxfactor Excess Volume Extreme Impact Mascara – I was super excited to find this one in the box! I love mascara, it’s my number 1 essential make-up item. I’ve now tried it a couple of time and I have mixed feelings about this one…. the 1st step brush isn’t the greatest I’m afraid. The 2nd one however is a little better and does kind of give you a bit more volume & length so I would just skip the 1st one all together and just use the 2nd.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Relaxing Complex – I haven’t used that one yet as I’m trying to not try too many skincare products at once so will have to get back to you on that!

Olay Total Effects Stretch-n-Fit Cloth  – I loved these!! Never ever tried something like that before so very happy to have found these in my box. You just stretch the cloth over your face, relax for 15 minutes, massage it all in and voila! Soft, refreshed, plumped up skin revealed! I even used one on the mister who liked it too!

Pantene Hair Rescue Ampoules – I don’t know what I was expecting from these but they certainly delivered beyond any expect ions! From the very first use, my hair felt instantly smoother and looked shinier/healthier! And 1 ampoule was enough to cover my very long locks! Will for sure re-purchase.

Especially Escada Elixir (EDT) – Lovely fragrance! A little rich & sweet as I like them…. didn’t last as long I would like in this heat but a very nice scent never the less! We were only given a small sample which I’ve already used up :( but I did enjoy wearing it!

Lacoste Sensuelle (EDT) – That’s quite a nice perfume actually! I never thought of Lacoste fragrances so this one is a new discovery for me and a good one at that! I’ve used it a few times but now keeping what’s left of the little sample bottle to keep in my handbag for when I’m going on holidays!! Really like it!

Right, well that’s it for this month’s GlamBox. I will be away in August so probably won’t be receiving my box until I get back end of the month so until then take care you guys! xo

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#BeautyCrush: June GlamBox Review

Gosh sorry I’m a little late on this one! This month seems to have just flown by what with trying to wrap up a million things at work before the start of Ramadan/Summer, yeah it’s just been a bit mad.

So, back to my June GlamBox. I’ve gotta admit I was a little disappointed when opening this one. I mean, remember they had set the standards quite high with their previous ones and so the June box looked a bit… nah.

Look, like I’ve said before, this is the beauty of the whole concept of beauty boxes! Some are great, some aren’t as great! But I still LOVE receiving & discovering my monthly pink box of treats!

So what was in this month’s box?

1. Bioderma Sensibio H2O – a classic. One that I use every single day to remove my make-up with. The small/travel friendly bottle will be perfect for when I’m off to France! Love it.

2. Carita Beauty Diamond – Regenerating Midnight Concentrate – I’m afraid I haven’t given this one a try just yet as I’ve been on a missing to clear up my skin and had to take it all back to basics with skincare. Will keep it aside though and give it a try in a few weeks’ time. The sample is a little small so not quite sure it’ll be enough to forge a proper option….

3. Carita Perfect Serum – Again, I’ve not tried this one yet

4. Lolita Lempika Eau de Parfum – love the packaging this little sample bottle came in. Smells quite nice too actually and I will defo be using this one over the next few weeks.

5. Shea Mirrage – Pure Shea Butter – Not sure about this one. I know Shea butter is meant to be super good to moisturise your skin and your hair etc… but I’m just not a fan… I’ll use it to nourish my legs after sunbathing this Summer but don’t think I’ll re-purchase. Would have preferred coconut oil instead! (hint hint)

Voila. Hope my review was somewhat useful. If you’re still thinking of subscribing, I’d say GO FOR IT! It’s a lot of fun you’ll see. And you’ll get to discover great new brands & products, you’ll also get to re-visit some more classic ones and then of course, you will get products you won’t like but that’s fine cos you don’t know until you’ve tried right?!

Just check out their website for details here.

As I was finalising this article, the July GlamBox just dropped and it looks amazing! Check out my Instagram for a preview ;)!

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Benefit GlamBox Competition

#CompetitionCrush: WIN a ‘Benefit’ GlamBox

It’s competition time you guys!!

As a little thank you for your ongoing support, I have a super cool GlamBox packed full of Benefit Cosmetics goodies and it could be YOURS! Cos’ we cool like that!

To enter the competition, all you have to do is:

Follow me on Instagram

Follow me on Twitter

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

And finally

Like & confirm all of the above in a Facebook direct message!

Open to UAE Residents only.

Winner will be announced on Monday 30th June!

Voila! Good luck.

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Benefit GlamBox May 2014 Final

#BeautyCrush: May GlamBox Review

Considering today is the 29th of May, I’m cutting it just fine with my May GlamBox Review!! A lot has been going on in the Dubai fashion & beauty scene over the past few weeks so have got a lot of posts to catch up on.

But the long awaited May Benefit Exclusive GlamBox dropped a couple of weeks ago and (again) it was a big hit! Some products we all know, some new releases… read on for more deets!

1. Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Mascara – One of my favourite mascaras of all time. This travel-friendly version is just perfect to take away on holidays or carry in your handbag! Makes your lashes longer, doesn’t clump at all… amazing stuff.

2. Benefit ‘They’re Real’ Push Up Liner – So that was the famous ‘mystery’ product!! One that Benefit just recently launched and we were all very lucky to have it included in this month’s box!

Now, I actually can’t quite give you my take on this new eye liner. The truth is I am absolutely rubbish at applying liner and although this one is meant to make it a whole lot easier, I haven’t quite mastered the process yet which is mainly down to me having 2 left hands as opposed to the product itself. So, let me have another try over the weekend before I state what I think of it!

3. Benefit ‘ Fake Up’ – I’ve been using Fake Up for a while now so this one wasn’t a discovery. I do like the concealer’s creamy texture and super convenient packaging. One that I use to cover any skin blemishes or very dark circles under my eyes. The coverage is fairly good and the colour medium a good match to my skin

4. Benefit Big Easy – Now this one was a fantastic discovery! Actually, more like a revelation!! Think of your favourite BB Cream… well this one is better! Perfect for oily skins it offers a smooth, cream to powder finish, gives good coverage and comes in 6 different shades. That’s my ‘Summer base’ sorted.

5. Benefit The POREFessional – Again, another one I’ve had in my make-up stash for a very long time and one that I love love love! As far as primers go, this one does a great job of smoothing out pores, imperfections & fine lines. The texture is a bit ‘silicon-y’ but my make-up does stay put (and shine-free) for longer when I wear it so…

6. Benefit Brow Bar Tint Voucher – I’ve not used the voucher yet but will be sure to report back when I do!

If you’re not subscribed to receive your monthly box of beauty goodies, check out their website or Facebook page as they currently have an offer whereby you sign up for 3, 6 or 12 months and get an additional month for free! Use the code GLAMBIRD at checkout!

Can’t wait for the June box 😉

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