Elle Fall 2013 Beauty Box

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I was pleasantly surprised to open my mailbox the other day and find a from Elle Canada – The Fall 2013 Beauty Box.  It was the highlight of my day – which I’m not sure what that says about me

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Inside was Cover Girl’s Clump Crusher mascara and Outlast nail polish in Sangria, Travel sizes of Vidal Sassoon’s Pro Series Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, a sample of crest 3D white strips and coupons for Gillette Venus coupons.  Also inside is a look book that outlines some make-up style “how to’s”.

Cover Girl’s Clump Crusher Mascara

I’m haven’t been a fan out Cover Girl mascara – which to be fair is probably a left over feeling for when I used their waterproof mascara when I was 11 and my eyelashes started to fall out.  To date I don’t wear waterproof mascara – EVER – but it’s fair to say it’s probably nothing to do with Cover Girl..so I tried this one out (first Cover Girl Mascara in a decade).

Good news – my eyelashes didn’t fall out!  I like the wand and I found that it really didn’t clump.  I do like drastic eyelashes (I’m blessed with thick long lashes so it’s pretty much a fashion signature for me) so I found I had to use 3-4 coats.  Overall I like the mascara, and if you have clumping issues it’s totally worth trying out

Cover Girl’s Outlast Nail Polish in Sangria

I’m pretty hard on my hands/nails so the claim that it lasts a week – especially without a topcoat- didn’t quite stand up for me.  But probably for NORMAL people they’d get 4-6 days out of the polish.  It goes on nice, dries as normal polish does, but is quite glossy.  All in all it’s a good nail polish.

Vidal Sassoon Restoring Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

My hair is super short now, so I can’t say much about these because all the damaged parts of my hair where chopped off.   I can say that I like the scent and that it’s a really good shampoo and conditioner combo.  I’m taking these travel sizes with me to Seattle when I go in November.

Crest 3D White Strips

I love the white strips.  I have decent teeth so I can’t justify getting professional whitening at the dentist.  I do however love my red wine and coffee, so that does take a toll on my pearly whites.  Crest 3D white strips are great for touching up your teeth’s colour on a regular basis, and delaying the expense trip to the dentist.

Gillette Venus Razor

I like the Venus Spa Breeze because it’s a 1 step approach to a close shave.  I haven’t tried the Venus & Olay cartridge but from what I have been told it’s as great as the breeze, but much more moisturizing – which will make is great for the winter months that are creeping in now.

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One Response to Elle Fall 2013 Beauty Box

  1. Julie Aldham says:

    Good to know as I have clumping problems

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