Wednesday, 12 June 2013

GlossyBox #1: May 2013

It's been a while since I posted due to university final exams which unfortunately took up the last 2 months of my time! During this, what seemed like forever, 2 months I ordered a GlossyBox.
What is this box of gloss I hear you say? Well, one of my most lovely friends showed me these boxes a couple of months ago. We were both very excited at the prospect of receiving new beauty products every month, and I was the first to give it ago.


You have to sign up to GlossyBox: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 1 year. You pay for them upfront and they wing their way to your door every month. Each box is £10 +pp, but you will always get way more value in the box than £10.

Pretty Products!
My first box arrived last month (May), which was a great pick-me-up during the exam drag.
The whole thing was an experience. Opening the box, everything was exciting! The products are wrapped in tissue paper, of which this month was special because it was GlossyBox's second birthday.
The 5 products in my box this month were:
1. Caudalie Divine Oil
2. L'Occitane Angelica Hydration Cream
3. Beautiful Movements Cosmetics Prime & Create Mixing Medium
4. Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara
5. Headline Colors Poolside Party Nail Polish

I also got an extra little gift of mini nail files because it was birthday month!

I haven't used them all yet but here's my opinion so far:

The Caudalie oil is for everywhere, apparently, however so far I have only used it on my nails and hands. It has made my nails so much better- they are more hydrated and less brittle. I want to use it on my hair next- hopefully it will sort my split ends out!

Beautiful Movements Prime mixing medium has been great as a primer to put on before make-up. The sample however, was a bit small for me to get a good idea as to how it suits my skin etc. So I can't really come to a conclusion on that one!

Headline Colors Nail Polish- I got a brilliant electric blue colour which I was really excited to use. The colour, it seems, is all that turned out to be good though. Applying it to my nails was not fun- it's a very thin consistency, which translates in to me getting it all over my fingers. As with most nail varnish, you need two coats, which made the colour more vibrant. However, it chipped off quite easily. I was a bit disappointed with this one. The colour was fabulous but that was about it!

I still need to use the mascara and cream, so this is something to look forward to!

This box came to the value of £44.50, and you always get at least 1 full sized product. I got 2 in this box.

My next GlossyBox is on its way so I can't wait to open it and see what treats I have for this month!

This has been the best thing I have bought (invested!) in in ages! It gives me the opportunity to find new products without spending a fortune then finding they might be wrong for me. I've already got some new favourites too!

Have you tried GlossyBox? What are your thoughts? If you haven't tried it, would you sign up?

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