Glisten and Glow Nail and Cuticle Balm, and Cuticle Oil review

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Having a nice, well-groomed manicure doesn't come with simply applying a nice nail polish. Having nice, moisturized cuticles enhances the overall look. It also keeps your hands and nails healthier. I am always on the hunt for cuticle oil and balm. I like something with a light fresh scent and that doesn't seem overly greasy. 

I received Glisten and Glow's Nail and Cuticle Balm, and Cuticle Oil to review. I love the fresh scent and the light, yet intensive, moisturizing abilities.

Let's start with the Nail and Cuticle Balm. I received the Sangria White Peach scent. This light scent is fruity and scrumptious. It isn't overpowering, but is fresh and tropical. I am in love with the scent. I love using this on my cuticles and nails. It isn't greasy, yet coats and protects my cuticles and leaves them looking healthy. 

Glisten & Glow Nail and Cuticle Balm
Glisten & Glow Nail and Cuticle Balm
As a nail polish blogger, the constant use of acetone can leave my cuticles dry and rough. Finding a product I like the scent of and that works well has been an issue for me. This is positively the best balm I have used. I apply it after lunch, and between swatches. It allows me to have a moisturized cuticle area without having the shine oils can leave behind (and that I hate to see in my photos). It comes in a .50 oz size. It can be purchased  on the Glisten and Glow website for $9.50.

I love the fact that is has all natural ingredients. This balm contains: shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil, castor oil, argan oil, vitamin e oil, acai berry botanical extract, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, tea tree oil and fragrances.

Now let's move on to the Glisten & Glow Glis-tics Cuticle Oil. I received the scent Summer Sorbet.  It comes in 22 different scents, so there is sure to be something there for everyone. Personally, I adore the Summer Sorbet. It's a light tropical scent that definitely is reminiscent of sorbet. But I will definitely be trying some other scents. This comes in adorable blue bottle with a rollerball. This makes application a breeze! No more dousing in oil and hoping you don't leave oily prints around. This is my nightly cuticle oil now. This gives it a chance to pamper my cuticles. It also allows me to fall asleep with the light tropical scent. This .37 oz product can be purchased for $10.50. The hardest thing about this is narrowing down your purchase to one scent. So, I say just buy several! I know I will be purchasing some.

Glis-tics Cuticle Oil
Glis-tics Cuticle Oil
Make sure to follow Glisten & Glow on Facebook to keep up with new releases and specials. Visit to see what other amazing products are there. 

These products were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Beauty Box 5 - April 2014 - reveal

Monday, April 21, 2014

I always look forward to getting the Beauty Box 5 Subscription Box and I am so excited to share the April 2014 box with you today. I love everything in it!
Beauty Box 5 is a monthly subscription service that delivers a sample box of all things beauty. For a small monthly fee you'll receive 4 – 5 samples of a variety of makeup, skin care, fragrances and everything in between! Best of all, these samples are delivered right to your door with beauty tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your samples.

You can subscribe via different plans: a monthly, quarterly, or annual subscription. 

You can sign up for whichever plan you want and all plans receive a box on a monthly basis. A month to month subscription is $12. But if you subscribe for three months it's only $10 per month! If you signup for a quarterly or annual subscription, your cost per box will be less. With a quarterly subscription you'll save $6 ($30 instead of $36). With an annual subscription you'll save $45 ($99 instead of $144).
Let's take a look at this Shades of Beauty themed box.

The card in this box reads... 
"We know you're busy, but your beauty routine doesn't need to move at breakneck speed! This month we're focused on looks that call for a little leisurely layering, so enjoy your mornings and take more time for yourself - Rome wasn't built in a day and a breezy spring look is totally worth an extra minute or two." 
This box is full of wonderful products.

First up is a sassy eyeshadow palette from BH Cosmetics. This California Collection is perfect for those outdoor excursions or those mysterious nighty rendezvous. The soft gold of Malibu and the demure bronze shade of San Francisco are perfect for a smoldering neutral look. Add the deep purple of Hollywood for a deep, revved up, sultry look. It retails for $18.95.

You have to keep those lips looking inviting. Nicka K New York Hydro Lipstick is sure to keep your pucker impeccable. I received Concerto, which is a gorgeous, shimmery sandy coral/rose. Its stay power will get you through your morning coffee and your midday snacks. It retails for $4.99.

Keeping a fresh look also means we need to care for our skin. These Blum Naturals All Purpose Cleansing Wipes are infused with aloe vera and are in a wonderful container that is perfect for purse, backpack or glove box. They work amazingly well to remove eye makeup. The scent is a light citrus. They are hypo-allergenic, paraben-free, and aren't tested on animals. They retail for $2.49 for 30 wipes.

Many of us like to get the jump on spring and kick winter to the curb. Jergens Natural Glow - 3 Days to Glow Moisturizer will help with that. It will provide a subtle tan that's streak-free. It's easy to apply and has a fresh clean scent. 

For the perfect pout, you need to define those smoochable lips. Bonne Bell Lip Definer will provide a precise lip line and helps to keep lipstick from feathering. Simply outline your lips and fill in with lipstick or gloss to get a natural look on that sensational smile. This retails for $3.95.

The Shades of Beauty theme is great. I love all of these products and the value of the box far surpasses the $10 a month cost. I love getting samples and full-size products are always a bonus. Where I live shopping is limited so I never get to try some of these products. Beauty Box Five allows me the opportunity to try products I would never be able to sample before receiving this subscription box.

The April box was on target for me and I will use all of the products on a regular basis. If you want to purchase a full size product you can visit Beauty Box 5 Brand page to get information.

The products in this post were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Due to differences in computer monitors the colors you see may be slightly different from the actual color.

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