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26 Mar 2016

March 2016 Glossybox


Happy Easter weekend!  March was the month that I decided to give Glossybox another try, after a little bird informed me there would be a full sized Luxie brush in the box this edition! I
was actually secretly hoping that the US version would find its way to my door instead, as it is supposed to contain a Too Faced Melted mini (in shades featuring much coveted Chihuahua!!) among many other brilliant items. I was, instead, graced with the UK version and was pretty impressed with the majority of products inside and the chance to try lots of new brands.

First up is the Hey Honey, honey silk facial serum: This was a really lovely surprise, although I first had to ask on instagram to find out how to open it! It turns out that snipping the stopper at the end works fine. It's a really nourishing, cooling, soothing cream that would work great for dry complexions or areas. I have very sensitive skin, so have to be careful what I put on my face; however, I have only experienced good things with this product! It has a very subtle, albeit pleasant, scent and I can tell that this would be a vital piece of kit come winter mornings.

Luxie rose gold angled face brush: The brush is so beautiful, soft and fluffy! This is definitely my favourite pick of the box and is nicely sculpted to fit the contours of your cheekbones. The baby pink and rose gold look beautiful together and it is of such lovely quality! This normally retails at approximately £10 so is a really nice addition to the box, making it pretty good value.

I'd like to try more brushes from Luxie, as I get the impression this is one in a big range. Looook at the shininess! It's cruelty free and very soft to suit the most sensitive of skin. I'm really looking forward to using it with my Too Faced blush, so I can distribute the product more evenly aka not have irregular weird shapes of blush from applying by hand.

-417 Catharsis Vitamin Mineral Shampoo and Conditioner: I'm actually yet to give these a go but I was really happy to read that they are sodium laureth sulphate free as, ever since I made the swap with paraben free shampoos, my hair has never been better! I usually find that I don't even need conditioner and it stays in great condition for longer.

Their price at full size is £16.89, which quite a bit heftier than my beloved OGX shampoos, so I'm not sure I'd repurchase. I'm really looking forward to trying these out though and my hair is very grateful for the opportunity! They will also be great to take travelling.

So Susan Light Diffuser: I was immediately won over with the pretty packaging, the outer case is so pretty adorned with gold embellishments! Inside is a little round tub with a bronzer and highlighter duo. The formula is a little flaky but nicely pigmented, especially the bronzer, which can be easily layered for stronger impact.

The highlighter is very subtle, even when layered, which is great for achieving a natural look and looks very pretty blended in with blusher. This is also cruelty free and infused with Cocoa, Papaya and Sea Kelp extracts. I'm pretty new to the bronzer department, so I think I would have to experiment with a few more before repurchasing.

Olay Regenerist Skin tone perfecting cream: This is the one product that I was a little disappointed in, as it didn't seem to do anything for my skin, except cause redness! It feels nice and moisturising, although I didn't really take to the scent, and a while after application I just wanted to remove it again. It is also a teeny tiny sample and the full sized product retails at £29.99, so I don't think I would repurchase, at least without giving it a full trial.

Will I keep my subscription to Glossybox? As exciting as it is to receive a box every month, I think I would prefer to save up my pennies for the coveted items on my wishlist, rather than risking buying products that don't suit me. It's a lovely idea as a gift for someone, however, so I might consider ordering again in the future! Have you ever signed up to a subscription box?
Have you succumb yet to the extended chocolate eating weekend? 

21 comments:

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    1. Thanks so much Candice, it feels amazing too! :D ♡

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  2. The brush looks so pretty! Also the So Susan packaging is adorable! I agree with your last statement on Subscription boxes they're not worth it most of the time but they're a lot of fun! x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Leigh! I really agree, it depends what you're after in the beauty world :D such a sucker for cute packaging haha! ♡

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  3. Looks like a great box! Loving the brush!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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  4. This sounds really nice! I've always wanted to try a subscription box ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  5. Good post and nice pictures

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  6. This is going to sound so silly but what's drawing me to those Luxie brushes is the handle shade matched with the gold detailing so pretty! They're around the same price as Real Techniques so I'm going to check them out!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  7. As always I love the photography here. Love that Luxie brush, it's so prettyyyy *_*

    I mentioned your previous post on my Blog <3
    http://gulezehrasblog.blogspot.com/2016/03/my-favorite-blushers-for-spring16.html

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  8. Looks like a great box, the brush especially!

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  9. Love that brush! I love your photography, it's beautiful as usual! Xx

    www.whitecinnamonn.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. It looks like you got some great products! I used to subscribe but stopped as had lots of duplicates and wasn't overly impressed with the products. I think I will do what you've done and just keep an eye out for select boxes.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy xx

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  11. The Luxie brush is so cute! It's amazing that it's cruelty free as well, I'm sure it's a great brush to have. The Hey Honey facial serum sounds great as well, I've never really tried serums but they seem to be very popular at the moment, it's great they put one in a beauty box.
    However, I do agree with you about saving your money and getting the specific products that you want instead of getting multiple products but with the risk of not liking some of them in the end. That's why I'm not a great fan of beauty boxes myself!

    Julia x
    Last post: A Spring Outfit of the Day!
    http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/03/ootd-transition-to-spring-outfit.html

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  12. I've always wanted to try one of these monthly beauty boxes, I love the sound of the 'hey honey' it sounds perfect :) I also think the brush looks really lovely and I think it would definitely be a nice setof brushes to collect :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I get a Glossybox each month and I was soooooo upset when I first found out that people in the US get mini Too Faced Melted Lipsticks!! They get a lot better products than us lot in the UK lol xx

    http://www.itsjessiejane.com/

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  14. Those brushes look amazing, good brushes are something that is definitely lacking on my makeup collection! I don't use most of this kind of products on a daily basis so I've never been subscribed to a box like that, but I love seeing the reviews, it somehow feels like I'm part of it hahaha Great post!
    Mind checking out my last one?

    onmywayacqua.blogspot.com | Acqua xx

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  15. This looks like a nice box, the brush looks lovely and I really like the sound of the Hey Honey serum, too ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  16. I've always loved the idea of receiving a box filled with treats in the post and I might have to try this company out. Lovely post!

    http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Your photography is honestly amazing, I can't get over your style of photography. Beautiful!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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