Aesthetic & Sensual: GlamBox ME August 2016 – Esthetic Sense Special

I signed up for GlamBox ME on July, and I barely missed the cut-off. Not to worry, it has been a blessing in disguise, because the July Box is just average, compared to the August one, which is an exclusive

Esthetic Sense Special!

I paid in full for 3 months like with Zanedo, so I don’t need to pay additional fee for cash on delivery. For my August Box, I received email and SMS from Fetchr on August 21, for me to confirm delivery location and schedule. Of course I scheduled for earliest one the next day. I’m totally impressed with Fetchr as delivery platform. As for the the actual performance, well, they did call early to request location map / directions, and they delivered the item just in the nick of time at past 2pm. It’s fantastic! They would request ID for identification.

Who wouldn’t smile at their cheeky puns? 🙂

Basically, the box contains vouchers for Esthetic Sense services and samples from their preferred products Dermalogica (skincare), Jane Iredale (makeup) and Davines (hair).

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

  1. One raffle ticket for GlamBox gift next delivery.
  2. One complimentary 30-minutes Visia Skin Analysis at Willow Stream – Fairmont the Palm.
  3. One 40% discount voucher for massages and body treatment at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.
  4. One Esthetic Sense voucher – Complimentary waxing session worth AED 85
  5. One Esthetic Sense voucher – Dermalogica Microzone Treatment worth AED 250
  6. One Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair sample
  7. One Davines Naturaltech Purifying Shampoo sample
  8. Three Jane Iredale Makeup samples 
    • Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener
    • Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara
    • PureLash Extender and Conditioner

The Nitty-Gritty

A special machine with VISIA Complexion Analysis System will be used to analyse facial skin and detect problems and impurities.

  • Esthetic Sense voucher – Complimentary waxing session worth AED 85
  • Esthetic Sense voucher – Dermalogica Microzone Treatment worth AED 250

20-minute treatment wherein a Dermalogica expert will analyze your skin, then perform a targeted treatment from a selection of exclusive Dermalogica techniques and products.

  • Davines Naturaltech Purifying Shampoo

This shampoo is for scalp with oily hair or dry dandruff. It cleanses and purifies the scalp, fighting against microbial attacks and creating a heal­thy and clean environment. It has no harsh ingredients like sodium laureth sulfate but the scent is a bit pungent because of dandelion and selenium disulphide. It is not also colored-hair safe because I noticed some hair coloring being washed away. Use only TWICE A WEEK.

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  • Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair

As per Dermalogica website, it is a”powerful treatment cream accelerates skin renewal and reduces the appearance of skin aging overnight and improves kin firmness.” Retinol is one of the skin care trifecta that will help one’s skin be renewed. Retinol is mostly seen in anti-aging products. This sample has a buffer cream to dilute the Retinol cream, when you will use it for the first time to “acclimatize” the skin to handle the stronger Retinol cream in subsequent applications. I combined 3 parts buffer to 1 part Retinol and I felt a slight tingling sensation upon application. It is also advised to put on sunscreen the next day as skin treated with Retinol is sensitive. The noticeable effect I’ve seen the next day is that my big pores on my nose shrank a bit, when light moisturizing emulsions, nose strips, exfoliating scrubs, micellar water and gentle gel cleansers did nothing significant.

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  • Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener

As per Jane Iredale website, “this skin-quenching primer prepares the skin so makeup goes on easier and lasts longer. It also helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity and minimize pores and fine lines while bringing out your natural radiance.”

Primer is a light emulsion type liquid (not creamy or thick, but not totally gel-like) with a floral-fruity scent. My skin became matte instantly after application. I can say it works alright, works good compared to Bioderma Sebium Primer (which was useless in this desert heat).

  • Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara

As per Jane Iredale website, “for those who want it all: well‐defined, longer looking lashes and buildable volume!”

Wearing this mascara on its own and it makes my lashes longer and fuller with a natural look. Unfortunately it is not waterproof. The brush seems too big for me also.

  • Jane Iredale PureLash Extender and Conditioner

A single coat of this conditioner before applying mascara will help strengthen, lengthen and thicken your lashes, making the mascara twice as effective.

Applying this was like giving your lashes lotion, or painting it white. I applied mascara afterwards and did help make my lashes looking fuller and thicker, but to be honest, I can get the same effect with Maybelline mascara. Plus points for Jane Iredale to be made from ingredients that are gentle for the skin and body.

I have a separate post about the mascara and lash extender here: 

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The Verdict

Delivery – Fast, early, efficient

Packaging – Glamorous! Branded, sturdy boxes, ribbon-tied, with filler

Contents – Branded items but disappointed with tiny sample sizes and with the sting I had when using the lash extender, I guess it’s nearing expiration date, so use it up ASAP!

All in all, in spite of being let down with very small samples, I liked the fast delivery, the very cute and expensive-looking packaging, the vouchers and the raffle ticket. Next month it will be Korean makeup and skincare, so I’m excited for this! Highly recommended!

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One comment

  1. aerislair · August 23, 2016

    Reblogged this on Thoughts in Flow.

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