Blogger It-Girl Leandra Medine, AKA The Man Repeller (TMR,) is everywhere these days – front row at fashion week, center page on every street style blog and now in everyone’s mailbox with her recent partnership with the most fabulous beauty subscription service – Glossybox! Known more for her fashion musings than her beauty cabinet, this collaboration gives us a peek into a whole other side of TMR and what products she deems worthy of fitting her quirky yet undeniably chic style.
Already a fan of Glossybox and their well curated monthly collections, this box did not disappoint. Beginning with Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Lash Mascara, and Fresh’s Umbrian Clay Serum, to Living Proof’s Style Extender and OPI’s liquid sand nail lacquer in “Can’t Let Go” – this box is unique and filled with products that all seem to be garnering quite the buzz. Also in the box are samples of Narciso Rodriguez’s For Her fragrance, Le Métier de Beaute’s replenishing daily solution and a full size Vincent Longo lip stain. Described as Leandra’s “winter essentials,” I have to say this mash-up of products is truly all year round essentials.
One of my stand out favorites was the Living Proof Style Extender which had been on my radar for some time, so, I was glad I finally had the chance to try this innovative product. Designed to help extend daily styling twice as long, the weightless hair primer allows for longer times between shampoos and style touch ups, which quickly became apparent when my oily (and often unruly) hair STILL looked good three days after shampooing.
My next favorite was the Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying serum, a natural stand out to me because of my oily skin. Used daily before putting on makeup, my skin stayed virtually oil free and smooth all day long.
To complete my shine-free skin and fabulous locks was two coats of Estee Lauder’s sumptuous mascara which gave my lashes bold, thick volume without any flaking or smudging.
Rounding out my winners for this box (though they all were frankly worth a full size purchase) was Narciso Rodriguez For Her feminine fragrance which perfectly balanced a strong sensual scent with delicate floral notes – it’s exactly how I would want someone to describe me!!
I love to see blogger/brand collaborations and this one was no exception. All of Leandra’s picks were great and worthy of the distinction, solidifying in my head that her uber cool fashion taste translates perfectly to the beauty world as well.
To sign up for your own $20/month glossybox subscription, visit their website here.