August 2017 Glossybox

August 2017 Glossybox 

Glossybox is a monthly subscription box which costs £10 a month and £3.25 postage per box. Glossybox usually features 5 beauty products some of which are full size. Glossybox usually ships around the 10th of each month.

Contents

SportFX Face Mist
Valquer Ice Hair Mask
Batiste Dry Shampoo & Conditioner
Rodial Suede Lips
Modellauncher Bronzer

Lets take a closer look at each product, size and price.

SportFX – Time Out Face Mist + Fix  
SportFX is a UK based brand, which started out targeting gym goers looking for the perfect gym proof makeup. Glossy Box says you can use this under foundation or on top. What I can say is the first thing you notice about this product is the smell of menthol, which is a little off putting. I wasn’t keen having that smell on my face all day as it was very strong. I also found this very sticky, which I guess would make it a good primer but I can’t stand anything sticky, it honestly left me wanting to wash my face all day and was all I could think about. I’m sure this is perfect for some people, it just didn’t tick the right boxes for me.
£5.99 (full size)

Valquer –  Ice Hair Mask Total Repair  
Described as an “energising hair mask with cooling effect. Which enhances and optimises the macadamia oil for the most unruly and exigent hair”. I’m intending to use this tomorrow as I’ve not yet had time to try it but it certainly seems interesting. The bottle is beautiful and it smells lovely. Wonder what it can do for my hair….
£14.99 (not full size)

Batiste – 2in1 Dry Shampoo and Conditioner 
I’ve mentioned Batiste before as it’s a brand that often crops up in monthly subscription boxes. I’d say I’ve had Batiste dry shampoo 4 or 5 times now and each time I’ve always felt the same way. I overall enjoy the products but I feel like they do leave behind a little bit of white residue even when used from far away, as my hair is bright red it can look dull and dirty after using it. If I could use it without the residue then I’d be a very happy bunny indeed.
£4.49 (not full size)

Rodial – Suede Lips 
I’ve used a couple of Rodial products in the past, I can’t say I’ve ever been massively impressed. I feel like this brand maybe gets forgotten a bit, I know I don’t really think of or reach for the products of theirs I have. However Suede lips is a nice product, the colour I got is a rich plum which is ideal for the fall months. It applies smoothly, looks nice and is a good size for storing. I do consider the price a little high but that is just my opinion, I’m planning on using this more during the next month so I may change my mind.
£22 (full size)

Modellauncher – Safari Sun Bronzer 
This bronzer is adorable, in the pan it’s just great. I’m very pale so this was a little too dark for me, I’m also not a fan of having glitter in my bronzer. However I’d happily use this in the crease on my eyes as the gold glitter makes a nice pop to a “natural” eye look. I was a little shocked to see both mica and talc as the first two ingredients in this bronzer but for the size and price point you can’t complain too much. I’m planning on gifting this to a friend who’s skin is not as paper white as mine.
£16.50 (full size)

Summary

August’s box was a nice mix, I’m a little bit bored of seeing Batiste in these boxes and now have a little stash of them that I don’t use. However I really enjoyed seeing a nice bronzer and hair mask in this box (even if I’m too pale for the bronzer). Loved the blue box too this month, it makes a nice change from the typical Glossybox design.  I got a summer feeling from this box which was what I was hoping to feel. I’d like to see more variety in the brands they use though.

Thank you for reading,
Emma x

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