I have to confess; I was looking to cancel my GlossyBox this month. My 12 month subscription had come to an end, and I just felt that the past few boxes I’d received weren’t as good as the earlier ones I’d gotten. Boy, am I glad I held off.
This box was a bit of a revival. I really love getting makeup products in these boxes, it was the main reason I started having them in the first place, but sometimes the products are a bit of a let-down.
Sleek Makeup Eye and Cheek Palette (RRP £10.00, sleekmakeup.com/uk) – I love Sleek makeup, especially their blush palettes. This product was one of four that you got to choose, and I chose the Midsummer’s Dream 031 palette, which is a lovely selection of rich browns and gold shades. And this genuinely seems like a palette I’d get a lot of use out of. It contains 4 eye shadow colours and 2 cheek colours; the palette is slimline and small enough to travel with, and the products themselves have the typical pigmented and blendable formulas I’ve come to know and love. The only thing with this is one of the cheek colours is very shimmery, far too shimmery to be a blush. I’d much rather this a copper eye shadow, which is exactly what I’ll be using it for. A great addition to this box.
oOlution Eye Love (RRP £30.00, oolition.com) – GlossyBox are prone to putting in a lot of creams and moisturisers so sometimes these can be an unwelcome addition, but actually they’re great for on-the-go top ups, either when travelling or just for in the bottom of your handbag when you need it. This eye cream aims to hydrate under eye skin, diminish dark circles and reduce puffiness, which is everything I look for in an under eye cream! It feels very creamy and smooth on my skin when I tried it, so seems like a good product for the under eye area. As it contains 65 organic and natural ingredients, I’m expecting big things from this.
Schwarzkopf Got2b Playful Styling Primer (RRP £4.18, got2b.schwarzkopf.co.uk) – I have to admit, I’ve never heard of a hair primer before. I’m not one for using lots of products in my hair (I don’t tend to do much styling of it really!!) so I’m not too sure how much use I’ll get out of this, but the packaging looks really funky, it smells great and I’m sure it’ll get some use when I’m on holiday. It works by essentially giving your hair grip and pliability when styling. We all know freshly washed hair can be a nightmare to style, so I guess this works by providing a little texture to wet or damp hair before you dry it. Sounds handy, I guess!
Figs & Rouge Hydra-Activ Smart Nutrient Vital Moisture Day Cream (RRP £28.oo, figsandrouge.com) – I’ve never heard of this brand before, so I’m interested to see how this cream works. Like I said, GlossyBox tend to fall back on these sorts of products, so I’m not surprised that one made another appearance this month, too. This particular cream contains hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, C and E, so is bound to provide plenty of nourishment to the face and neck. I tend to use Night Creams more so than Day Creams, so I honestly don’t know how much I’ll reach for this. It might end up being gifted to someone else.
Thisworks In Transit Camera Close Up (RRP £30.00, thisworks.com) _ I was VERY happy to see this little beauty, as it’s no secret I am a big fan of their Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, and use it most nights to help me sleep better. I genuinely love using face primers, as I find them very mattifying and help my makeup last all day, whereas this primer aims to help balance, plump and brighten skin also. Sounds useful!
Generally speaking, this is probably one of the better boxes in a while. There’s still the mandatory inclusion of a hand/face cream, but they redeemed themselves slightly with the inclusion of Sleek and thisworks. Honestly, though, I don’t know if it’s enough to stop me jumping ship to another beauty box. I may wait another month to see if I’m more satisfied, but it’d be nice to receive something other than a hand/face cream.
If you can recommend a Beauty Subscription box that has been KILLING it lately, please let me know in the comments!