September Glossybox & Giveaway

My September Glossyboxhas arrived!  Well, it actually arrived two weeks ago, but I wanted to try everything out before reporting back!

And this month, I have a treat for you!  Glossybox is giving away a FREE September box to one lucky reader!  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below to win!
 
 
 
This was a GREAT box!

The theme for September was Fall Forward and the focus was on "forward thinking" essentials to keep you looking fabulous and current.

So let's see what's inside...
 
 
 
~ GKhair Moisturizing Shampoo
~ GKhair Moisturizing Conditioner
~ Kryolan for Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink
~ OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel
~ Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream
 
Before I go on to my review, can I just note that THREE of these products were full size?!  And the shampoo and conditioner were not exactly tiny themselves!  I really love that Glossybox gives me more than enough product to sample, and makes me feel like I'm getting more than my money's worth every month!
 
Now, let's review!
 
GKhair Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
Shampoo - $20.00 / 10.1 oz.
Conditioner - $20.00 / 10.1 ox.

 
 
I'm lumping my shampoo/conditioner reviews together because, essentially, this is a set.  I already use some GKhair products, so I am familiar with the brand and I have a high level of respect for GKhair.  However, I had not used this shampoo and conditioner so I was excited to try it out.

The GKhair moisturizing shampoo claims to provide incredible smoothing while purifying hair from scalp to ends, leaving hair soft and shiny.  It didn't give much of a lather, but that's to be expected with a sulfate-free formula (sulfates are generally what cause a shampoo to lather).  My hair still got a good cleanse and didn't feel stripped at all, which is very important for me because not only is my hair color-treated, it's also treated with keratin.

The GKhair moisturizing conditioner claims to leave hair super sleek and protected.  It had a creamy, smooth consistency.  Although the instructions call for a 5-minute treatment with the conditioner, I was running low on time and only left it in for 2 -3 minutes, but it still worked great and left my hair incredibly smooth, soft and shiny.

Both  the shampoo and conditioner are scented with a light, spicy fragrance.  It's a bit unexpected, and different from other shampoos and conditioners, but nice.
 
Kryolan for Glossybox Lipstick in Glossy Pink
$14.00 / 0.14 oz. (Received Full Size)

 
 
I LOVE this shade!  It's natural enough while still giving me a pretty pink lip.  The formula is creamy, went on smoothly, and lasted a decent amount of time.  This lipstick left my lips much more moisturized than many others, so that was a plus.  My lips were left feeling felt soft and velvety.  I am absolutely in LOVE with this product.

OC8 Professional Mattifying Gel
$30.00 / 1.6 oz. (Received Full Size)



This product claims to provide a full 8 hours of shine control while keeping makeup looking fresh.  I don't generally get very oily so I was unsure how this product would fare on my skin, but I happened to try it out on an incredibly humid day so it definitely had a big job to do. 

I rarely wear foundation, so unfortunately I can't speak for makeup staying fresh looking, but I did  apply this over my tinted moisturizer and then applied my blush and eye makeup.  Mid-day and after a Starbucks run in air so thick I felt like I was swimming, my face still looked pretty matte and my blush still looked great.  After work (a full 9 1/2 hours later), my skin was starting to look a little shiny, but still not nearly what it would have been like in the humidity had I not used this product.

I will definitely continue to use this on humid days or those where I feel like I need some extra mattifying protection!

PS - this can also be reapplied mid-day without disturbing makeup, by blending between fingertips and just patting on.

Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream SPF 42+
$29.99 / 50 ml (Received Full Size)


We all know how much I love BB Creams (also known as Beauty Balm), so I'm always excited to try new ones.  Plus this is from one of the original creators of BB Creams in Korea, where the craze began.  This formula claims to perfect skin by healing blemishes and filling wrinkles while whitening and brightening.  It also contains SPF 45+, which is great.

The cream is a grayish color (not unheard of in many BB creams) and did go on a bit chalky, but once blended, the grayish tint disappears.  The cream provided light coverage and gave my skin an even, flawless, and matte finish.  I would recommend using a moisturizer underneath this BB Cream if your skin is on the dry side, but that said, this formula would be perfect for those with combination or oily skin.

And... are you ready for a giveaway?!!!  Glossyboxis offering one lucky reader a FREE September box!  How awesome is that?!  Enter below to win!
 

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