Glossybox Review – April 2016

Hey everyone! It’s Glossybox review time; I received my April box this week, so let’s take a look inside…

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Box Break Down:

Next Make Me Beautiful Lipstick
– Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist
– Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner
– The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil
– H&O Skincare Skindulgence

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Next Make Me Beautiful Lipstick (Full Size) –  £8 RRP

I’ve never tried any of Next’s make-up range as I tend to steer clear of cheaper, retail branded make-up. When I saw this colour in my box (Simply Peach) I thought it was lovely, but on applying it I find that it’s definitely too pale for me, which is a shame. I also didn’t like how it looked after applying. It’s quite matte, but it looks a bit patchy in places. It also doesn’t have very good staying power! Overall, not a fan of this lipstick. Sorry, Next!

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Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist (Full Size) – £12 RRP // Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner (Full Size) – £22 RRP

The Miracle Mist is what grabbed my attention as soon as I opened my box! Lovely full-sized product! I don’t wear nail polish very often as I hate waiting for it to dry, so this is kind of perfect for me. I’ve tested it on only one nail so far, and it did speed up the drying time a little. I’ll have to try it on a full set of nails sometime to see how well it fares properly.

I saw a lot of negative responses to the Studio 10 Brow Lift on social media so I immediately went to try it out for myself. I’m not sure why there’s so much negativity as I found it very creamy and lovely to apply, and it gave me the best brows I’ve ever had!  I don’t think it’s suitable for all hair colours like Glossybox claim (what about red-heads?) but I really love it as it’s perfect for my own hair colour.

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The Body Shop Oils Of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil (Sample Size) – £28 RRP // H&O Skincare Skindulgence (Sample Size) – £42.50 RRP

I was most looking forward to The Body Shop sample when I read about it last month! Unfortunately I haven’t actually tried it yet! I’m not sure how many uses you would get out of this little sample to see if it works either, BUT, Glossybox and The Body Shop have also teamed up to give Glossys £10 off a £25 spend online or in store and the chance to get a deluxe sample of The Body Shop’s new Sleeping Cream, so I can’t complain too much.

I’ve seen these balm-type make-up removers like Skindulgence before but have never tried them. I think I’m a little bit too lazy to ever use it (I prefer to just wipe a cleansing wipe over my face and be done with it!) but I will try it out sometime and see what I think.

Thanks for reading everyone! If you’re a Glossy, what did you all think of your Glossybox? I know there’s a mascara (which I picked myself) in next month’s Glossybox so I’m looking forward to that!

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Subscriptions start from £10 a month (plus £3.25 p&p). They have different subscription options that save you money over a year, and you are free to cancel your subscription at any time.

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Glossybox Review – March 2016

I’ve only recently joined Glossybox and I was soooo excited when mine arrived in the post the other week! I think Beauty Boxes are a really great idea for people (like me) who want to try new skincare and make up products but have no idea where to start. Though I’ve seen some disappointment over this month’s box from others, I was really pleasantly surprised when I opened up the box and saw what I got!

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Box Break Down

– 417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Shampoo
– 417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Conditioner
– So Susan Light Diffuser
– Luxie Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush
– Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum
– Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream

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417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Shampoo & Conditioner (Travel Size) – £16.89 RRP each (Full Size)

I love that Glossybox sent both a shampoo and a conditioner – so helpful! Apparently “a combination of Dead Sea moisture balancing minerals, energising vitamins and essential oils” are packed into these! I’ve been trying them both for about a week now and I have to say… my hair feels so much better! I have very thick, coarse, curly hair, which always sticks up everywhere, but one use of this actually tamed it and it feels really soft. I might have to give the large sizes a go once I’ve ran out of these travel sizes.

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So Susan Light Diffuser (Full Size) – £14 RRP // Luxie Rose Gold Large Angled Face Brush (Full Size) – £10.42 RRP

I’ve never heard of So Susan before, but this little illuminator and bronzer duo makes me want to check out more of their stuff! First off, it smells wonderful, which I discovered is due to the fact that it’s scented with dark cocoa and coconut. Probably not for everyone, but I really like it (and want to eat it). I found the darker shade just right for a nice subtle bit of contouring, and the highlighter is also subtle but nice.

I’m always happy to get new brushes, and this Luxie Angled brush is lovely! I’ve been using it a lot with my other contouring products and it’s really soft. Thanks Glossybox!

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Hey Honey Good Morning Honey Silk Facial Serum (Travel Size) – £28.81 RRP // Olay Regenerist Luminous Skin Tone Perfecting Cream (Travel Size) – £29.99 RRP

Those of you that follow my Twitter know that I loved the Hey Honey serum literally the as soon as I tried it. You can use it morning and night after cleansing. The description says, “Infused with honey and propolis (two of nature’s most potent antiseptic and antibacterial ingredients made by bees), this light and luxurious serum replenishes and protects the skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion day after day.”
I definitely agree that it replenishes and protects the skin as my skin felt like it had been touched by the hands of angels the morning after I used it! Haha! I couldn’t stop touching my face. Will definitely be repurchasing in the large size.

I’ve never tried any Olay products before (GASP!) but it’s a brand I’m familiar with because my mum used to use it when she was younger. I still haven’t tried this one, but I’m really interested in seeing if it will start to reduce any dark spots on my skin with just the tester size.

Thanks for reading everyone! I can’t wait to see what I get in April’s Glossybox… so excited!!

Subscribe to Glossybox!
Subscriptions start from £10 a month (plus £3.25 p&p). They have different subscription options that save you money over a year, and you are free to cancel your subscription at any time. I think that’s a pretty good deal!

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