Tuesday, 11 June 2013

GlossyBox | May 2013

Eeeek! So I have realised that it is already June and I haven't reviewed my May GlossyBox yet!!! Sorry it's a bit late, but better late than never I guess...

So, as you may or may not be aware, GlossyBox turned 2 this May so happy birthday GlossyBox!! I have been subscribed since January and can totally see how they are so popular! So, onto the review! I was generally pleased with this box as it looks so pretty and the products inside are of high quality.

Caudalie Divine Oil - I was intrigued when I saw this product in my box as I never use oil on my skin or hair. As I have oily skin, I tend to stay away from oils as I worry that it will make my skin (and face in particular) even shinier than usual. When I had a bath, I poured a bit of this in and hoped for the best. The thing was, I didn't actually notice a difference. Perhaps it works best when you use it on it's own? Maybe I have been using it wrong? I'm not sure, but I am glad it didn't make my face all shiny and my hair greasy. It smells nice though, that is one massive positive for me. I could literally sit here and just smell the product for ages!! (Not that I'm going to, that would be weird!). For the full size, it is £4,05 for 15ml. I don't think that I would purchase this because it hasn't impressed me enough. Again, it might be because I am using it wrong? Let me know if you have used it, and if you liked it, let me know how you use it!!

L'Occitane en Provence Angelica Hydration Cream - So, I'd like to think of myself of a bit of an expert on moisturisers. Not because I have studied them, but because I have gone through so many and tried all sorts of brands and types. This product is very hydrating for the skin, and I have been using it every morning and evening. It smells really fresh and summery, and it goes on really well. The only problem I have encountered, is that it takes ages to sink in and leaves my skin feeling greasy and slimy. I was slightly disappointed because I had quite high hopes for this product. The full size is 50ml and that  is £30. I will keep using this product as it does hydrate my skin well, however, I will not be purchasing the full size one.

Beautiful Movements Prime & Create Mixing Medium - I have only ever tried using a primer once before and I didn't get along with it. Therefore, my expectations of this product were pretty low. I used it, and I am happy to say, I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome! It went on smoothly and mixed in with my foundation well to create a flawless finish. You don't have to use much so it will last a long time, and it helps my powder stay on so I don't end up all shiny! The only bad thing I can think of is the size of the tester. The full size is £20 for 20g. If it was cheaper, I would definitely purchase it as I am impressed by it!

Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara - I love my mascara! I think it is one product I could definitely not live without! In the description, it says that it is non-clumping but lengthening, volumising and waterproof. I hate to be a buzz-kill but I disagree with half of that. Sure, it lengthened and volumised my lashes, but it also clumped and is definitely not waterproof. I wanted to put it to the test as so many "waterproof" mascaras leave me with panda eyes. I applied it in the morning, did an hour and a half of exercise, then had a shower. When I got out of my shower, the mascara had clumped and flaked and peeled off in such a way that could only be likened to the glue for fake lashes. In a positive note, this product is durable and does lengthen my lashes. The full size is £15 and, sadly, I will not be purchasing it.

Headline Colours nail polish (twisted silk) - I think it is safe to say, I have a LOT of nail polishes, however, I am always happy to get new colours and try different brands. I think this is the product that I was most pleased with in the box, because it is such a pretty colour and it lasted so well. I rarely bother painting my nails because they always get chipped at work and that irritates me, however, I this product survived many days at work, even without a top coat! It was easy to apply (which is essential because I'm not exactly the best or most accurate at applying nail polish!) and only required one coat due to it's ultra-high pigmentation. The full size is 10ml and is £9, and I will definitely consider having a look for other colours from this brand to purchase!

So, overall, I was pretty happy with this month's box. Yes there were some disappointing features, however, there were also so pleasing ones. You win some, you lose some I guess. I cannot wait to receive my next box and see what GlossyBox have in store for me! I definitely think you should check GlossyBox out, if you haven't already, CHECK IT OUT!!

Have you tried any of these products? What's your opinion on them?

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