Sorry for the delay in posting this, I actually didn’t get my May Glossybox however Glossybox did fix the problem and send it out to me later.
GlossyBox is a monthly subscription box which contains a variety of items usually beauty, makeup or skincare related. In each Glossybox you get 5 items which vary from sample size to full size.They have different subscription options but to pay month to month is £10 and £3.25 postage.
Let’s look at what’s in May’s Glossybox.
Dr PAWPAW original balm – provides relief for dry, irritated skin, moisturises lips, nails and cuticles.
Ruby – powder blush in coral.
Caudalie – Moisturizing Sorbet
Daily Concepts – Exfoliating Body Scrubber
Scrub Love – Detoxifying Activated Charcoal Body Scrub (Avocado and Aloe Vera)
Impressed with the variety this month, lets take a closer look at each item, it’s size, claims and how much it costs.
Dr PAWPAW original balm (25ml) (full size)
the back of the packet reads “provides relief for dry, irritated skin, moisturises the lips, nails and cuticles. Soothes dry, cracked skin such as hands and elbows. Use for adding finishing touches to hair and smoothing brows. Helps with insect bites and minor abrasions”. Well this product sounds like it does it all, I’ve never used any DR PAWPAW products before although I’ve heard the name.
It doesn’t really smell of anything at all, I really like the texture although it takes a bit of force to get it out of the tube. I like the size, it’s a good size to fit into your handbag or travel bag without causing it to be heavy.
This is a full size item and retails at £6.95
Ruby – powder blush in coral. (full size)
I’m a bit fussy when it comes to makeup, I can’t say I was overly impressed with this. The colour in the pan looks great, however very little actually applies with brush or finger swatches. It feels very stiff and I just think if you were thinking of buying this for the full price then you can get better for less. (ELF blushes for example)
This is a product from the EU so this retails at 14.99 (euros)
Caudalie – Moisturizing Sorbet (10ml)
On their website it says “Thanks to its “quick break” technology, this gel-cream turns into water on contact, helping soothe, moisturise and strengthen the skin.” I’ve tried this product before and I really like it, it’s good for sensitive skin (always good!) and smells amazing.
This is a small sample size, however the full size (40ml) retails at £23.00
Daily Concepts – Exfoliating Body Scrubber (full size)
I’ve not had chance to try this out yet, however I’m very excited to see if it works. Apparently it tells you when it’s all scrubbed out, as the label fades when it needs replacing. Very smart indeed.
This is a full sized product and retails at £4.00
Scrub Love – Detoxifying Activated Charcoal Body Scrub (100g)
This says it’s suitable for all skin types, deeply cleansing and naturally hydrating. This is also not tested on animals (Woo hoo) and is also paraben free. “It’ll absorb all those pollutants and impurities that build up on your skin from day to day living and leave you squeaky clean”.
I love the packaging, cruelty free is always a bonus too. I can’t wait to give this a try.
This retails at £13.95
Overall I’m very pleased with the variety, the inclusion of a cruelty free brand is amazing. The only dud in the box in my opinion was the blush, although I’m sure many people love it. May’s box shows what glossy box can really do, one of the things I love about monthly subscription boxes is that it can introduce you to brands and products you’ve never thought about trying. This box really did that for me this month. Keep it up Glossybox.
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