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19 Apr 2016

April 2016 Glossybox


This is the second Glossybox I've tried, since signing up again, which came a little earlier this month! This box wasn't my favourite and really brought it home to me how 'hit and miss' it is
 with beauty subscription boxes, as you can receive many products that are not appropriate for ones skin type or beauty regime. It was fun to give them a go, however, and I did find a new favourite in form of The Body Shop's Oils of Life, a luxurious facial oil that is kind to my skin and lovely to use. Here's my verdict on what was in my box this month!
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The Body Shop, Oils of Life facial oil: This was hinted as a little spoiler as part of the March box and something I was particularly excited to try, since The Body Shop are known for putting a lot of thought in to their products! It's only a little sample but the packaging is beautiful, a little golden pot for your dressing table. It smells lovely, a lot like lavender and dried flowers to me, and I like to put it on before I go to bed. It's very softening, with the full size retailing at £28.

Next up is this Essence Mosaic Compact powder, a light bronzer with a subtle hint of shimmer. I wasn't blown away by the pigmentation but it is quite build able and there is little to no fallout of product when used. I'm not sure how much use I will get out of this, as in all honesty it's not something I would pick up, but am looking forward to giving it a go. The geometric design is pretty cute!

Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner: This brow pencil features a different shade at each end, a medium brown and a lighter shade presumably to highlight. The consistency is very solid, which might help with longeivity, but I feel that a creamier consistency would be gentler upon the delicate brow area. It also means that it is not quite as pigmented, compared to other brow products I have used.

Leighton Denny Miracle Mist for nails: This product is really interesting and will definitely be very useful if it works as it claims. It will be very 'handy' to be able to dry my nails in a few seconds, especially as I often don't have the time to wait for them to dry - Oscar is always making mischief! I feel like I have received a few of these from Glossybox in the past so it was not the most exciting product for me, however, I'm sure it will come in handy.

STYL London Temporary Henna Tattoo: The designs are really lovely and perfect for festival season, however, I am the least patient person when it comes to temporary tattoos! They take me back only to my childhood and the spiderman tattoos I used to collect in packs of candy sticks anyone else used to love these? I can't see myself using these too soon, so might give them away or save for a rainy day.

My favourite product here is definitely The Body Shop oil, it's so nice! My favourite Glossybox products tend to be from brands I know and love and things I am excited to try based on that. Maybe I am biased, haha! What do you think of this month's box? 

33 comments:

  1. These all sound wonderful! I've always wanted to try a subscription box, so thank you for sharing this ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I'm so glad you liked it :D ♡

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  2. Nice pictures

    http://elegant-e.blogspot.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/elegant_e_blog/

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  3. Your photograph is so stunning!
    The essence mosaic powder looks lovely as well, I hope it's to your liking.

    Selene Addicted

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    1. Aw thanks so much Dea! It is partially, I love the geometric design :D ♡

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  4. Thats the one thing I don't like about beauty subscription boxes- how hit and miss they can be! That nail drying spray sounds pretty interesting though!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. Thanks so much Renee! I am the same, I always want to know what I'm getting first :D I think it will be pretty useful! ♡

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  5. this is such a great box! those temporaray tattoos look cute. your writing is so entralling as well xx

    esmemadeline.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Esme, that means a lot! Hmm I may find a use for them haha :D ♡

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  6. You've got some really good brands in that box! That body shop oils looks really interesting and good alongside the mist!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Thanks so much Charlotte! I love discovering new brands but my favourites are always my tried and trusted haha :D I so wish we got Too Faced items in there, that would be amazing! So jealous of the US box xD ♡

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  7. I always found the Glossy Box to be disappointing so canceled, so totally get what you mean but ironically I would have quite liked the box you got, it really does show how subjective it is!

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! That's so true, I filled in the usual questionnaire at the start of subscribing but find that others' boxes are actually more to my liking haha :D maybe they should make it more in depth! ♡

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  8. Beautiful photos! Not sure whether I would subscribe to this because it is a bit "hit and miss", but it can be a good introduction to products that you wouldn't have tried otherwise.
    Angharad x

    www.welshandwonderful.com

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    1. Thanks so much Angharad! It can be great value for what you get and the surprise element is fun, but sometimes I wish I had saved my money for something at the top of my wishlist haha! That is so true :D ♡

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  9. Oooh it's so cool that you got some metallic tattoos in your Glossybox! That must be so much fun! <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. Aww thanks Bash! I think I might find a use for them haha :D ♡

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  10. These all look so lovely! I am so tempted to finally get Glossybox!

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna! It's definitely worth giving it a go to see if you like the boxes :D the surprise element is fun! ♡

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  11. That oil looks gorgeous!
    www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thanks Cara, it really is so nice! ♡

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  12. Thanks for reviewing the box! I think it looks like nice products, some nicer than others of course. I've never tried one of these subscription boxes myself, but I might give it go.
    Lovely photos
    Much love,
    Mona

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  13. I love your photos - how do you edit them?!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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  14. That mosaic compact bronzer looks gorgeous! Great post!
    Amina xx AliandHer

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  15. Great post. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  16. Your blog design is so beautiful, as are your photos! Can't wait for your next post x

    Milly

    milly--writes.blogspot.co.uk

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