I have now had a chance to test most of the products in my August Glossy Box, the theme of which was Glossy Box’s Birthday Box.
The First thing I noticed was that Glossybox has changed their magazine into a fold out card, very much like Birchbox have, which I actually prefer.
I received six products in my box this month, three of which were full sized products. Here is what I received:
Product 1: Kryolan Highlighter for Glossybox 4.5g £12.95
This was the first full sized product I received. It is a cream highlighter. I don’t use highlighter all that much so it is more than likely going to be used as a light pink toned cream eye shadow. It is a nice silky cream that blends on to the skin nicely. This product is also fragrance free, or at least I didn’t think it smelled of anything. I give this product 7/10 as it will come in handy as an eye shadow.
Product 2: Figs & Rouge Rose Berry Hand Cream 20ml
I like that this was a miniature, as I like having Miniature hand creams in my bag as they take up less room. The full sized product comes in an 80ml tube and costs £6.95. The Tube is brightly decorated in vibrant colours, which I found really fun.
This hand cream had a nice sweet sherbet scent and was a nice thin formula which was absorbed into my skin quickly which is just what I like, I’m not a huge fan of greasy hand creams. The product contains Shea Butter & Algae Extract, which are great for keeping the skin soft and supple. I give this product 9/10 as I really liked it.
Product 3: Yves Rocher Nail Polish in 14 Rose. £3.60 3ml.
This was the second full size product, which I found hard to believe as it is the smallest bottle of nail varnish I have ever seen! Size aside, this was a nice dusky pink colour, which dried quickly. I would say that you would probably need two coats of this, as the first coat was quite streaky. I give this product 6/10. The bottle must have 2 applications in it if that, and I would expect more than that for my money.
Product 4: Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer 40ml: Full size 250ml £38.00
This is the one product I have not had a chance to try out yet as my Scalp problem is flaring up again so I didn’t want to chance using anything that would make it worse. I understand that this is a cult product and you use it as a mask, putting it on the hair for 20 minutes before washing your hair as usual. I cannot give this a mark out of ten, as I haven’t tried it. I look forward to giving it a go when my scalp calms down a little though.
Product 5: Skin Pep Super C15 7ml £13.99 (full size)
This was the third full size product but again the bottle is tiny. This is a serum that is supposed to protect your skin against UV rays. I found the instructions a little worrying as it says when used during the day you have to wear with a sunscreen as it can cause photo-sensitivity. This isn’t really an issue for me as I always wear an SPF daily, but to be on the safe side I applied it at night, mixing 2 drops in with my moisturiser. The Protection is said to last a minimum of 72 hours, which I think is great.
The only downside to this product is the smell. It smells musky, a bit like damp. You can apply this serum straight to your skin but after putting a small drop on the back of my hand I could smell it for ages afterwards, I’m glad I mixed it with moisturiser when applying it on my face. I gave this product 5/10 I knocked a few marks off for the smell!
Product 6: Lalique Parfum 2ml: Full size £67.00 for 50ml
This perfume was quite nice but really overpowering. I put it on in my office, which is a relatively small room and it gave me a headache after a while so I had to wash it off. I think if applied in a well-ventilated room it may be ok. I wouldn’t buy this perfume, as it’s a lot of money to spend on a perfume that will possibly give you a bad headache after an hour or so. I give this 5/10
Over all I wouldn’t say I was blown away by this month’s Glossy box, there were some nice products though, like the Hand cream and the Highlighter. Less Hit and more of a Miss this month for Glossybox I’m afraid.
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