Another month, another Glossybox! I’ve been subscribed for more than 18 months now, yet the excitement still hasn’t faded when I arrive home to see that the postman has delivered a little parcel of surprise goodies for me! I got this at the same time as my Birchbox (you can check out the full review here) and I also picked up the M&S Summer Beauty Box this week, so you could say its turned into a bit of a beauty box week here at Just My Look! Anyway, let’s get down to it, we’re back to the regular pink box design this month, and inside are 6 items! Let’s dive in shall we?
After a rather disappointing Birchbox, I ripped open my Glossybox to find it absolutely bursting with full-sized items! As far as I can tell, 4 of these items are full sized, with an extra bonus item thrown in this month. It’s a really nice mixture of skin care, body care and makeup items, all of which are perfect for this time of year! Let’s get into it anyway…
The first item I noticed was this huge silver box which literally jumped out at me! At first glance it appeared to be some kind of medicinal product along the lines of mosquito repellent or a head lice lotion… but it is in fact the Ladival Sun Protection Spray in SPF15. This is a full-sized bottle, and the perfect addition for me, as I’m off on holidays in a few weeks to Spain, so this will be great for then! This is a non-greasy, water-resistant formula, which is supposed to be the perfect product for those with sensitive skin, eczema, or sun allergies. It also protects from four types of UV rays, which many brands don’t. This sized bottle retails at €20 in Boots. Great addition, but we did only get a sun cream last month, and let’s face it, Ireland had a massive heat wave in May, so that’s probably our summer over with, so if I were a subscriber who wasn’t going on a sun holiday, I wouldn’t have much use for this. Just sayin’
Sticking with the whole sun care theme, the next item included was the De Bruyere After Sun Monoi Lotion. How pretty is the packaging? It’s a milky cream formula, that has a sort of floral mixed with coconut scent that is gorgeous! I’ve been rubbing it on my arm and sniffing away, dreaming of holidays as I type up this post! I’m really pleased with this addition, as I hadn’t bought any after sun lotion yet, so now I don’t have to. Again, it won’t suit everyone, but I’m delighted with it. Not sure if this is a full-sized product or how much it’s valued at, as I can’t find much information about it online, but this is a decent 50ml sized tube.
Nestled at the bottom of my box was this massive packet with something strange and squishy inside it. It’s the Spa To You Konjac Sponge, and well, I’m pretty intrigued by this one. It’s the latest cleansing trend from Japan and Korea, Konjac sponges gently exfoliate, deeply cleanse, refine pores and naturally hydrate the skin. I cannot wait to give this a go, and see how it works out with my skin. I’m not sure whether you’re meant to use a separate cleanser or what’s the story with this at all to be honest, I’ll need to do a bit of reading up on how to use it before scrubbing myself red raw, but I will report back when I try it out!
Sticking with skin care, next up is the Starskin Eye Catcher, Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks. These are also full-sized, valued at €10.50. It’s great to get two sachets of this, so you can have a couple of goes to really decide how you feel about the product. They are billed as super hydrating eye masks that reduce puffiness and dark circles. I’m looking forward to giving these a go, we previously had a Starskin Sheet Mask in the December Glossybox, which I enjoyed, but it was a bit of a faff, so these could be a nice easy option to reduce my ridiculous dark circles!
The only makeup item included is the Emite Lip & Cheek Tint, which we were given a sneak peek of last month. This is a gorgeous two in one tint to be used on lips and cheeks, and is perfect to pop in your handbag or for travel. I’ve tried it out on the lips already, and it applies beautifully, one application gives a lovely natural flush to the lips, but it can be built up for a deeper colour. It doesn’t have a shade name but when layered it gives a deep raspberry kind of look. I also love the packaging, it’s gorgeous! This is also a full-sized product. Emite is a brand we often receive in Glossybox, and I’ve really enjoyed all the items I’ve tried from them so far.
(Emite Lip & Cheek Tint, Swatched and Blended)
Finally, as an added bonus we got a sample 20ml sachet of the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner for damaged hair. I’ve tried this before, and it’s a great product that smells amazing, and leaves your hair feeling silky smooth and soft. This is a generous sized sachet which will last at least 2 uses. I’m delighted that Glossybox have popped in this added extra, here’s hoping that they make a regular thing of it!
So there you have it, a pretty impressive selection from Glossybox this month! I have nothing to complain about this month, it was a fantastic mix of products, which makes up for a few lacklustre miniature products we have received in some boxes over the last few months. For me, Glossybox beats Birchbox hands down time and time again, as they provide a great mix of full-sized and deluxe sample sizes each month. I’ve been subscribed for over 18 months now, and can’t see me giving up any time soon, as I love the excitement of getting a surprise box of goodies in the post each month!
What are your thoughts on this month’s Glossybox? Did you get anything different in yours? Let me know in the comments below!
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