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Monday, July 30, 2012

Glossybox July 2012

Hi all!

Here's my thoughts on July's Glossybox!
Note: I've put the cost of the box throughout, based on Glossybox prices.

 Contents of my July Glossybox - Bottom left to right - Monu Night Renewel Complex; Bex London - Londoner Urban Fragrance;Elizabeth Arden Visible Skin Balancing Line samples; Nux Huile Prodigieuse; Jelly Pong Pong Lip Frosting; Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist.


Now for some close ups and in depth opinions! .



Bex London - London Urbaner Fragrance in N6

Glossybox say; "Four high concentration, modern fragrances, inspired by the unique character and idiosyncrasies of London."
RRP for 100ml is £81

Sample size - 2ml - £1.62

Personally, I find this perfume a little masculine when initially putting it on the skin, however it does mellow to a slightly sweeter scent. According to Bex London it has top notes of bergamot, English fruit and pink pepper with a heart of rose, jasmine, caramel, amber and sandalwood. Jasmine is by far my favourite scent, I love it. I also really like floral scents but the sandalwood seems really evident in this fragrance. Its also really expensive so not my cuppa tea!

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse

Glossybox say; "Apply this dry oil to your face, body and hair all year round in summer and winter"
RRP £17.50 for 50ml

Sample size - 10ml - £3.50

I love, and I mean I love hair oils. The condition of my hair since I started using them has improved drastically. I've tried lots of different ones since my discovery of them, so I was really super excited to see this! I was however bitterly disappointed when I tried it and the tiniest bit made my hair so, so greasy! Maybe I'm not using it correctly? (If anyone has any ideas, please comment below!)

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing line

Glossybox say; "Elizabeth Arden's skin balancing line works to keep skin looking revitalised and healthy"
RRP From £32 for 50ml

Extra Product

I got three small samples of this line, including cleanser, serum and moisturiser. I have used both the serum and the moisturiser up (I got 2 uses out of each sample) and I can honestly say I am unimpressed. I have combination/oily skin, I put this on in the morning and my make up didn't stay put like usual even although this was the only change I made in my routine. My skin also looked really shiny and felt oily. I definitely wouldn't recommend it for oily skin, but it may be great for other skin types!

Monu Night Renewal Complex

Glossybox say; "A rich complex of actives to help smooth and firm the skin whilst you sleep"
RRP £36.95 for 50ml

Sample size - 20ml - £14.78

This formula boasts marine collagen and polysaccharides to help smooth fine lines, wheat germ and sweet almond oils to soften and replace lost lipids and vitamin E for its antioxidant properties. I haven't yet tried this product but it seems promising. I have tried Monu products in the past and have really liked them. This is a really good sample size too. My fiance also really likes their men's line. Will keep you posted when I try this!

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist

Glossybox say; "Give thirsty hair and skin the moisture they crave. Helps you feel refreshed all day long."
RRP £9.35 for 300ml

Sample size - 100ml - £3.12

Paul Mitchell has a new line of Awapuhi products which is a type of ginger. I can't say that the product has an overly ginger scent which I like because I'm not too fond of the scent of ginger! Awapuhi is said to nourish the hair from the inside out and helps to mend and soften course or brittle hair. This product seems really good so far, it doesn't make my hair greasy (hurray!) and the smell doesn't stick around for long which I like, since it doesn't mix with your perfume. I'd quite like to try the shampoo/conditioner or some of the treatments after trying this! Its also a great sample size.

Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Lip Frosting in Irish Cream Pavlova

Glossybox says; "A multifunctional cream gloss. Use on the lips for a tint of colour, or cheeks for a luminous glow."
RRP £10 for 15ml

Full size product - £10

Okay, my Glossybox was worth it JUST for this product.This 'lip frosting' is amazing, the colour is beautiful and it smells beyond divine! You can really sheer out the colour or wear it as shown in the picture for a really bold statement. I will definitely be repurchasing this, because every time I put it on I want to lick it off! It smells so good! It is also full size, hurrah!

Total box worth: £33.02

I was generally very pleased with my box this month! For once the box is actually of a good value, being worth double what I paid for it and shipping. I'm still kind of gutted I didn't get an HD brows palette (again - sob) but so glad I got the Jelly Pong Pong lip frosting! Its amazing!

Do you subscribe to Glossybox? What are your thoughts on July's box?

xoxo






2 comments:

Lola andBehold said...

I'm so useless with skincare products, and was a bit baffled when I saw the Elizabeth Arden products because my routine is a basic wash and moisturise! However I got the Glossybox with the HD Brows so I was super happy. I wish they'd give everyone the same items so that it's more consistent each month, with some subscribers getting costlier products! x

Samantha Taggart said...

Yeah, they've included the HD brows palette a few times in the GBs and I've never got one! :( Maybe next time. I'm the same, wishing they would give everyone the same products, although I was happy with the value of my box this month! :) Xo

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