I know I’m late to the party on this one, but in the spirit of blogging things that my family or I love, here is my Glossy Box Review.
Firstly it was very easy to set up, and you can cancel at any time. I think this is unusual for something such as this, and definitely added to my confidence in setting up the subscription. It is a shame that even though they ask for details of your skin type etc. the box is not tailored to your individual skin and hair types. I hope this is something that they look at soon, as I would imagine this would mean even more products become available to the company for us to sample.
I have now used all of the products, and here is my take on them:
Como Shabhala, Invigorate Shower Gel:
This is a shower gel that is supposed have a revitalising blend of essential oils, to put you in an uplifted mood. Not sure about the mood, but it felt luxurious and the lather really thick. I didn’t think it particularly smelled very strong, which is what I would prefer.
Awapuhi: Paul Mitchell – Wild Ginger Treatment Oil
I was really interested in testing this, as not only has it won an award (Allure Best of Beauty 2011) but I have coloured and frizzy hair, that requires a lot of taming.
One thing I would say is you don’t need much, it very powerful, but lightweight. It smells absolutely gorgeous. It worked on my hair which is always parched on the ends. I was really impressed with this one, and it made styling easy.
Dr Bronner: Lavender Hand Sanitiser
A handbag size, which is handy. I always have one in my bag when I go out. I did think that it was a strange thing to include, where was the link to beauty? However, I really like the product and if it wasn’t in this box, I would never have tried it. Now if I saw it I would buy it!
BM Beauty: Pure Mineral Eyeshadow
I really loved the quality of this eyeshadow, it did build up colour well. I loved that it was also approved by the BUAV, which is fantastic!
I have not tried to add water to it yet, as is suggested and I’m not sure I would. My issue with it is the colour, it’s pink! I think if it was used as a liner you would look like you had sore eyes. Not a good look!
However as a loose shadow, I combined it with a mid brown colour on my lid, and I thought it would be perfect as something to wear on holiday, when you just want a little colour. It has an almost a two-tone effect. For my pale skin though it needed the brown, to stop me looking like I had been crying all day.
Becca: Beach Tint in Watermelon
This is definitely my favourite of all the products. I have tried it on my cheeks and it gives a natural glow, and blended really easily. I am just a little bit obsessed with blusher and cheek stains, and this is fab! I love the colour as a lip stain too. It lasted pretty well, I had to reapply after a couple of hours. I however thought it dried matt, too matt. So when I re-applied, I tried it with a little clear gloss on top and it was perfect!
So overall, whether the products were for me or not. I loved trying them all out. I think its fantastic value for money at £10 and I can’t wait to get the next one. Can I suggest one every fortnight maybe?
Thank you for reading