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Advent Calendar 2019: Week Two Round-Up

Advent Calendar 2019: Week Two Round-Up
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There are only 11 more nights of sleep until Christmas, and that can only mean one thing: you’ve unwrapped 13 days’ worth of GLOSSYBOX Advent Calendar treats. While you can find a tutorial on how to apply your glittery LASplash eyeliner here and how to make the most of your Winky Lux eyebrow pencil here, it’s time to give you the rundown of the 5 other products you’ve received this week.

Day Thirteen: Dr Dennis Gross Skincare IPL Dark Spot Concentrated Serum

Dr.Dennis Gross

Our Advent Calendar really does feature the creme de la creme of beauty products. Next on the list? Dr Dennis Gross Skincare's Professional Grade IPL Dark Spot Concentrated Serum!

  • Why You’ll Love It

Brought to you by New York dermatologist Dr Dennis Gross, this concentrated serum works to enhance the health and natural beauty of your skin. How? It targets discolouration in three ways:

  1. L-ascorbic acid, lactic acid and licorice root are all natural exfoliators that work to remove both dead and over-pigmented cells on the surface of your skin.
  2. This then reveals the clearer and brighter skin beneath, leaving you with an illuminated skin tone.
  3. Its professional formula also protects against environmental aggressors, like pollution, harsh weather and sun damage.
  • When Can I Expect To See Results?

In as little as two weeks, you’ll start to notice an improvement to both your skin and its texture. Softer, smoother and more even-looking skin in 14 days? You’ll be looking flawless just in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve!

As for minimising the appearance of hyperpigmentation and discolouration, you’ll notice a considerable improvement after about 8 weeks.

Day Eleven: Living proof Perfect hair Day In-Shower Styler

Living proof

When it’s cold outside, every extra minute spent under the covers in the morning feels like heaven. We get it, don’t worry. In fact, we’re way ahead of you. We’ve provided you with the ultimate time-saving product so you can enjoy a lie-in. Thanks to your new Living proof Perfect hair Day In-Shower Styler you can save time in the morning by starting your hairstyle in the shower.

  • How To Use Your Styler

Start by washing and conditioning your hair as usual, then generously coat your tresses from roots to ends while still in the shower. Next, lightly rinse out the product and towel dry your locks. You can then scrunch your hair, tie it in a bun or put it into braids and leave it to air dry.

Just the right amount of product will have been left behind to enhance your tresses’ natural texture, while also adding volume and shine. Quick and easy, it allows you to achieve beachy waves without having to spend ages styling and blow-drying your hair.

  • A Hair Styling Innovation

Award-winning haircare brand Living proof are ahead of the game when it comes to innovation. They’ve created numerous patented technologies that have revolutionised the look and feel of women’s hair. Well, this particular styler features their Thickening Molecule (PBAE).

Though we don’t know what the secret behind this molecule is, it’s amazing how much of an impact it has! Designed to add thickness, fullness and body to your locks, it creates thickening dots between individual hair strands that make it look more voluminous and textured. Don’t believe me? Give your In-Shower Styler a go!

Day Ten: Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lip

sleek makeup

It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Sleek here at GLOSSYBOX. Their products are always great qualityhighly-pigmented and create a flawless finish (need I remind you of the two incredible palettes from our June 'Summer Soirée' edit?). Well, you were in for another treat this month because our Advent Calendar included a luscious liquid lipstick by Sleek!

This pink-nude liquid lipstick glides on effortlessly and dries to a smooth matte finish. It’s the perfect finish to your Christmas party look!

You will have received their Matte Me Liquid Lip in the pinky-nude Birthday Suit shade. It boasts a comfortable, light as air texture that doesn’t flake or dry out. One coat and your colour will last all night long.

  • Creating A Flawlesss Pout

The ultimate finish to your Christmas party look, a nude lip perfectly complements a glittery smokey eye. Here’s how to create a flawless-looking pout:

  1. To make your pout look as plump and sexy as possible, you first need to smooth the surface of your lips. Use a lip scrub to gently buff away any dry skin, leaving them soft and primed.
  2. Line your lips using a lip liner that is two shades darker than your liquid lipstick. Start at your Cupid’s bow and work your way outwards, then repeat on your lower lip line.
  3. Apply your lipstick evenly to your top lip, then your bottom.
  4. Gently blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess.
  5. Admire your gorgeous lips!

Day Nine: Mitchell And Peach Flora No.1 Bath Oil

bath oil

Who doesn’t love a good bath oil? The ideal addition to a leisurely soak, they fill the whole bathroom with a gorgeous fragrance, while also softening and caring for your skin. It’s a good thing that we hid one behind door number nine!

  • About Your Bath Oil

The Mitchell And Peach Flora No.1 Bath Oil is a nourishing blend of almond oil and vitamin E. Together, these ingredients create a rich and lavish formula that not only smooths and moisturises your skin, but makes it smell amazing too.

  • How To Use Your Bath Oil

You never appreciate a bath quite as much as you do on a cold December night. Of course, if you’re going to indulge in a lengthy soak, you need a nourishing bath oil to really heighten the experience.

Luxury and indulgence in a bottle, this bath oil helps you to relax, restoring your body and mind.

Luckily, the Mitchell And Peach Flora No.1 Bath Oil boasts an intense fragrance created by a luscious blend of rose, ylang-ylang, violet and lavender oils. You just need to add a small amount of oil to your bath, then allow its gorgeous scent to fill your senses.

Insider Tip: For the ultimate pampering experience, light a few candles, grab your favourite magazine or play some relaxing music and shut out the world for a soothing half-hour of me-time.

Day Eight: MUA Makeup Academy Pro/Base Primer Oil With Gold Flakes

MUA bronzer

We couldn’t treat you to so many makeup products without giving you the priming tool you need to create a flawless base for your look. That’s where your MUA Primer Oil comes in.

  • Why Use A Primer

It always surprises me that every beauty lover doesn’t use a primer. It really does make your makeup look 100 times better. When applied to the skin, it hydrates flaky patches, smooths out fine lines and evens out bumpy textures. I’m not saying you’ll have flawless skin (it’s not magic!) but it will significantly improve the look and wear of your makeup.

  • How To Use Your Primer

Nestled within the eighth box of your Advent Calendar was MUA’s Pro/Base Primer Oil. Formulated with gold flakes, this oil quickly absorbs into your skin to create a radiant base for your makeup.

This priming oil leaves your complexion with a lovely glowing sheen and keeps your makeup put all day long.

To make the most of it, all you need to do is apply it onto your face as the last step of your skincare routine. Cleanse, tone and moisturise, then massage two to three drops of the oil into your skin. Wait about 60 seconds, then follow up with your chosen foundation and concealer. A smooth, radiant and dewy finish awaits!

More Product Insight To Come

I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how to make the most of tomorrow’s surprise in the next 24 hours. In the meantime, if you missed out on any of your earlier products insights, you can check out the below blogs:

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