September’s Glossybox

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

Contents

Taylors 32 Toothpaste
Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer
MONU Fiji Facial Oil
STYLondon Siligel Blender
Skinfix Hand repair cream

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

Taylor’s 32 Natural Whitening Toothpaste Fennel & Mint 
Now this smells lovely, it doesn’t smell as harsh as normal toothpaste. I’ve only just started using this so can’t really say if it works yet or not, however it’s certainly more gentle than normal toothpaste and would be perfect for people who are sensitive to the taste of toothpaste. The price is reasonable too, I’d happily replace my normal toothpaste with this if I feel it works.
£5 (full size)

Pixi By Petra – Brow Tamer 
I actually already own this, I love it. I enjoy using it on no makeup days to straighten out any stray brow hairs. I have very sensitive skin and this doesn’t react badly with my skin. I really like Pixi products and have recommended this brow tamer to a few friends who’ve wanted a clear brow product. I will certainly be keeping, you can never have too many back ups.
£12 (full size)

MONU – Firming Fiji Facial Oil 
I’ve not yet used this as I suffer with a mixture of oily and dry skin. Although it may be fine with my dry areas I’m a little scared it might cause a breakout. However I plan to use this once I’ve plucked up the courage. I like the idea of it and have heard good things about this brand.
£26 (not full size)

STYLondon – Siligel Blender 
I’ve seen so many of these types of products on the market, a easy to clean alternative to the beauty blender….however I’ve also never seen a “successful” review of one. I plan to test this out this week on a day that I’m not bothered if it goes wrong. However I do hope it works, I’d love a way to apply my makeup without having to clean for ages to get the blender clean. I’m actually pretty excited to try this out.
£5.99 (full size)

Skinfix – Hand Repair Cream 
My husband will benefit from this greatly. The bottle says it’s safe for use eczema which I’m sure my husband would like to use. I’ve used many hand repair creams over the years as my hands got very dry and damaged from my job which involves a lot of water. I may review the cream separately at a later date after both my husband and I have had chance to give it a good use.
£12.99 (full size)

Summary

I’ve enjoyed this months box, there are a few products I’ve not had chance to try yet but part of the reason I get the box is to try out new things. I’m excited to try the new Siligel Blender and can’t wait to see if the toothpaste works as well as my current one. I’ve liked the very “clear” and “clean” theme of this box with both the pixi brow tamer and siligel blender being clear as well as the toothpaste box and firming oil bottle being white.

Thank you for reading,

Emma x

 

July 2017 – GlossyBox 

I’m sorry for the delay in posting, I’ve had some health issues that I’m battling through. I’m back now however and you can expect my October Glossy Box review once the box arrives. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Glossy Box is a monthly subscription box, which usually contains 5 beauty / skin care products. This box costs £10 per month and £3.25 postage per box. It typically ships around the 10th of the month.

Lets take a look at July’s Glossybox…

Contents:

Papanga Spiral Hairbands
CuteBalms Macaroon Tint Balm
BellaPierre Banana Powder
Spectrum Small Fan Brush (A10)
MONUspa Soothing After Sun Lotion

Now for a closer look at each item, size and price.
Papanga – Spiral Hairbands 
I have really thin hair and I often find when I tie my hair back it gets caught up in the hair tie and I end up pulling half my hair out when taking the tie out. I’ve used a few of these types of hairbands in the past, they are supposed to help prevent damage to your hair. These are a lot larger than the ones I usually use and I’ve used them a couple of times now with no issue.
£4.99 for 2 (Full size)

CuteBalms – Macaroon Tint Balm
Adorable, tastes pretty nice too. However It’s not really offering anything different to the many tinted balms I already own. Personally I feel the price is a little high for what you get, although I assume maybe you’re paying for the “cute” packaging.
£5.99 (Full size)

BellaPierre – Banana Powder 
I’m a big fan of BellaPierre’s eye shadows so I had high hopes of this working out well. GlossyBox suggests you use this to bake, I’ve not used it to bake yet however I’ve used it as a setting powder and it has worked really well. It hasn’t reacted badly with my skin and doesn’t look cakey! I have redish skin too so feel that it does help a little with colour correcting too.
£25 (Full size)

Spectrum – Small Fan Brush (A10)
I LOVE Spectrum Brushes, they are soft, work well and are of course beautiful. Sadly in August Spectrum suffered a fire at one of their supply warehouses and lost a lot of stock. I’d strongly recommend buying one of their brushes especially to help a small, great brand get back on their feet. This brush is cruelty free, I love using fan brushes to apply highlighter so it will certainly get plenty of use.
£4.99 (Full Size)

MONUspa – Soothing After Sun Lotion
Against animal testing, made in the UK and smells lovely…what more could you want? This lotion uses Shea butter and Aloe Vera to sooth the skin after a day out in the sun. I only got to use it twice as our weather is unpredictable. However the two times I got to use it I felt it really did help.
£19.95 (Not full size)

Summary
July’s box is lovely, I’m loving the Banana Powder and the Spectrum brush the most. This box was certainly worth the £10 giving us 4 full sized products out of 5! I felt this box was a good mix of items, I’ve really enjoyed this box.

Thank you for reading.