Beauty boxes are like buses, you wait all month and then two or three come along at once! I also have my ‘Look Incredible’ box here ready to blog but I’m currently dealing with their customer services over an issue with one of the products in my box so I’m waiting until I have my replacement to do that post.
The April edition of Glossybox has three full size products and two of them are from brands I know and love.
What’s In the Box?
Make Me Beautiful by Next, ‘Perfect Lips’ matte lip colour in ‘Summer Coral’, full size RRP £8
I can’t say the shade of this lipstick would have been my first choice from the range but when I tried it on I was pleasantly surprised! Maybe I like it more than I would otherwise because it is a matte bright rather than a glossy one?
The formula feels comfortable on the lips, with a surprisingly creamy (but not too slippery) texture for a matte product. The lipstick has good colour pay off too, I think I might save this shade for when the weather gets a bit brighter though!
Leighton Denny, ‘Miracle Mist’, full size RRP £12
I am very impatient when it comes to nail polish drying times so I already regularly use the Leighton Denny drying drops. As a result I was quite pleased to see this in the box so I could give it a whirl.
The idea, for anyone that hasn’t come across these before, is that you paint your nails and then the product speeds up the drying time. Making your polish touch dry faster so you can go about your business without worrying so much about smudging it all over the place!
I painted my toe nails with Essie ‘Bottle Service’ which is a very bright pink – I love bright toes and then followed with a top coat before waiting very briefly as per the instructions and using the spray. It worked a treat! I have to say I much prefer this dry spray to the wet oily drops although I can’t see this can lasting anywhere near as many uses making the value for money somewhat lower.
Studio 10 for Look Good Feel Better, Brow Lift Perfecting Liner, full size RRP £22
Studio 10 have teamed up with Look Good Feel Better (who I have mentioned before on this blog) for this eyebrow pencil. They are a great cause to support and the quality of their brushes which I already use on a daily basis is fantastic, especially for on the high street – go get them!
Back to the pencil, it is quite a stiff formula meaning you can actually draw individual hairs with the finely sharpened point – making it a great product for those with over-plucked brows or who have unfortunately lost their brows due to illness. The ‘universal’ defining and highlighting shade does, however, let this product down to my mind. This end of the pencil is also very stiff and I found it very hard to use until I had rounded off the point well. The shade is also darker than my pale skin but may well work great for those less pale. It’s great that it’s not shiny or glittery though as it will be far more natural looking for those whose skin tones it suits.
To donate in the UK text BROW10 followed by the amount to 70070 eg. BROW10 £3
The Body Shop, Oils of Life – Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil, 7ml sample size
Brand new from The Body Shop they’ve been promoting the heck out of this so it’s unsurprising to find it showing up in one of the beauty boxes.
This facial oil is infused with black cumin seed oil, camellia seed oil and rosehip seed oil among it’s surprisingly long ingredient list.
There’s a lot of clinical evidence behind the efficacy of rosehip oil in particular for use as an anti-aging product and for helping decrease the appearance of scars and marks. I’ve been using a pure rosehip oil on my own skin for a while and absolutely love it so will definitely be giving this a good go. The oil is very lightweight, absorbs into the skin very quickly and easily and smells beautiful.
BANDI, Hydro Care Intensive Moisturising Cream, 30ml sample size
A very lightweight gel-like moisturiser containing hyaluronic acid (although it doesn’t say what form it’s in on the ingredient list so it may or may not be bio-available), panthenol (vitamin B5) and mucopolysaccharides – not vitamins A, E and D as incorrectly stated on the Glossybox leaflet. Someone at Glossybox either needs to learn to read the product info properly or needs a proper cosmetics dictionary! I really like creams with panthenol in them as it stimulates healing which is great for those of us with slow skin healing due to health issues.
You don’t need to pump out much product as just a small amount of product goes a long way. The product has a pleasant scent to it, absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave the skin feeling at all oily or slick, I think this will be a great day cream for under make-up and a possible alternative to La Roche Posay Cicaplast which is a very thick, heavy and greasy panthenol cream. Very happy to be trying this out.
A very good box over all although I have to say that having seen the sneak peek over on ‘What Beauty Box’ before I opened mine I was slightly disappointed that there was no eye shadow palette. No one on the Glossybox Facebook seems to have gotten a palette like the one I saw on that preview in fact. What did you lovely ladies get in your Glossybox this month?
If you’re interested in getting a Glossybox of your very own visit Glossybox.co.uk and use code APRILSALE30 to get 30% off your first box, enjoy!