Nomakenolife: January 2024 – New Year Glow Up

As you’ll know, a ‘glow up’ is to make a transformation in your appearance, generally for the better! And what better time to do this than the new year?

This month’s box is all about refreshing your beauty routine and look. The menu booklet tells you about each product, as well as a deeper dive into a couple of the specialty products.

Pupa CICA Serum is an essence that is infused with Cica, a native asian plant renowned for its healing and soothing properties. This serum has a lovely jelly consistency and sinks in beautifully, giving excellent hydration, essential in the colder winter months.

A product that is multi-use is always essential for your routine, and the H9 Hyraluronic Ampoule Skin Conditioner is perfect for this. It’s a lotion that moisturises through the day, but it can also be used as a cleanser in the evening, working overnight to maintain hydration. It has quite a thick texture a little like serum, but it sinks in fast and doesn’t leave any kind of stickiness.

The first of two masks is a Black Caviar Real Moist Mask, which works to retain moisture and plump the skin, soothing fine lines. The Sanrio Body Sponge is a cute addition to your bath routine! I’ve got one featuring Cinnamoroll, and it has a lovely soft texture and a hanging loop to help it dry out.

The final mask is another item from the JMsolution, a Water Luminous SOS Ringer Mask+. This is exclusive to the Japanese market, and is the most popular mask from this brand. It contains nine moisturising elements as well as spring water from Japan, and feels deliciously rich and hydrating on the skin.

There are also two cosmetics items, a mascara and an eyeshadow. The eyeshadow is a lovely shiny gold, and the mascara is plain black, which is a greta colour for utility.

There was also supposed to be another item in the box, an Angel Heart Twinkle Lip Gloss. I think there must have been a glitch, but from the menu booklet it looks very nice.

Our score: 8.4/ 10

I love lip gloss so I'm a bit sad it didn't make it into my box. I know glitches occasionally happen, but I would have really liked to try this one! As for the rest of the items, I've vert pleased to have some great skincare products. Both the lotion and the serum are delicious, and perfect for having a facial skincare reset. My skin gets very dry in the winter so I love products that promote moisture, and these both work beautifully well. Masks are also a greta favourite, again all about the moisture, very nice for recovering from some holiday excess! The makeup is cute, though fairly basic. That being said, a good black mascara is invaluable!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money8
  • Selection of products6

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