GLOSSYBOX AUGUST 2014 REVIEW

Glossybox was the first ever beauty box I subscribed to, back when, so it will always have a place in my heart (like a first car maybe?). But recently I just haven’t been overly impressed with their offerings, and had been really hoping that their August box was going to renew my long lost love for Glossybox

glossybox august 2014
glossybox august 2014 itemsIf you haven’t heard of Glossybox (firstly, where have you been?!),  it’s a monthly beauty subscription service for £13.25 (inc. P&P) that sends you 5 beauty products whether these are skincare, haircare or makeup items.

My August Glossybox box contained;
> Kryloan for Glossybox: Highlighter in ‘Cashmere’ | £12.95
> Figs & Rouge: Mini Hand Cream | Full Size £6.95
> Yves Rocher: Pink Nail Varnish | Full Size £3.60
> Phillip Kinglsey: Elasticizer | Full Size £38
> Lalique: L’amour Perfume Sample | Full Size £67
> Essense: I Love Crazy Volume Mascara | £2.79

KRYLOAN FOR GLOSSYBOX: HIGHLIGHTER IN ‘CASHMERE’ | £12.95

The first item that caught my eye when opening my Glossybox was this really beautiful highlighter. It has been specially made by Kryolan for Glossybox, which makes it that extra bit special in my eyes. I don’t currently own any cream highlter’s so I am really excited about this, it’s a beautiful colour and is really creamy and easy to blend. I really like the fact that it’s in a little pot, which makes it super to easy use quickly just to dab underneath my brows on or my cupids bow.

glossybox august highlighter

FIGS & ROUGE: MINI HAND CREAM | FULL SIZE £6.95

This is the second hand cream I have received this month through beauty boxes, and this Figs & Rouge one is going straight to my desk at work. It’s a great portable size and smells just like a sweet shop. The card says it is ‘enriched with shea butter, natural antioxidants, and alegea extract’, it doesn’t feel greasy on my skin and leaves my hands feeling super moisturised and soft throughout the day!

glossybox august mascara and hand cream

ESSENSE: I LOVE CRAZY VOLUME MASCARA | £2.79

When I get mascara’s in beauty boxes, unless I am SUPER intrigued to try it out, I will normally leave them unopened as I don’t want them to dry out before I get a chance to use them properly. So unfortunately for you guys, this is one of those cases, sorry – no review here today! Although, the fact I didn’t want to actually try this out, possible says something… I really do not like the packaging on this mascara, I think it looks cheap and something I would of bought in primary school. Sorry Essense!

YVES ROCHER: PINK NAIL VARNISH SAMPLE | FULL SIZE £3.60

If you regularly read my blog you will know that nail varnishes just aren’t my thing, so as normal this teeny sample has been gifted to my sister. Pink is my absolute favourite colour though, and this is such a beautiful shade that I’m sure if my nails do need a touch up, I will be taking this back!

PHILLIP KINGLSEY: ELASTICIZER SAMPLE | FULL SIZE £38

Apparently this is ‘the world’s first pre-shampoo conditioning treatment’ which is super exciting, since I love applying various products to my hair before I get in the shower. On philipkingsley.co.uk, this item is rated 4.9/5 out of 71 reviews, which makes me even more excited to try this! It claims a lot of wonderful things, and the other reviews look super good

glossybox august nail, hair and perfume

LALIQUE: L’AMOUR PERFUME SAMPLE | FULL SIZE £67

I was slightly nervous to actually smell this perfume, in case I fell in love, because the idea of paying nearly £70 for a bottle of perfume makes me feel a little bit sick in the bottom of my stomach. Fortunately for my bank balance, the smell didn’t give me the urge to run out and buy the full sized bottle. It’s a very floral smell, specifically jasmine and roses, and this isn’t something that I look for from a perfume. I will use this little sample, as I find them so handy

I am more impressed this month with the contents of my Glossybox than I have been for a while, but I do still think that they are slipping! I have changed my beauty profile today, in hope of receiving more varied items when September rolls around – if you are subscribed to any beauty boxes, I highly recommend doing this quite often otherwise I feel that the items you receive, get repeated after a while! You can read my other reviews of previous Glossyboxes HERE

My favourite item in August’s Glossybox is definitely the Kryloan For Glossybox Highlighter! Did you receive a Glossybox this month? If so, what was your favourite item?? If you haven’t already signed up or just want to see more about Glossybox you can see their website HERE.

emily x

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