Saturday, 30 July 2011

July Glossy Box : My Thoughts.

It's the end of July, so I thought I'd better write up this blog post before August arrives- I cannot believe how fast this year is zooming past us! I'll just give you a brief description as to what the Glossy Box is.. it is a monthly subscription of £10 a month (£12.95 from September) where they claim to send 5 high end luxury samples straight to your door. (A similar concept to the Birch Box which they get in America) (yes I have copy and pasted this line from my June Glossy Box post, but I hope I'm forgiven ;) )

With the July box, I must admit, my expectations were pretty low, I felt that they may have been a one trick pony by sending a full sized Nars product in their first box (in May). But, and there is a big BUT.. I was SO pleased with this months box!

I'm going to get straight down to the nitty gritty and show you what I got in this months box..

 The first product that caught my eye was this Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil (100ml), mainly because it was a full sized product! I personally have never heard of this company, but they've been around for a whopping 90 years! Their motto gives more of a reason to fall in love with their products- "In harmony with nature and the human being" what's better and more satisfying then using an all natural product that treats their employers and suppliers well? 
I really should talk about the product itself shouldn't I? When I think of oil, I think of my previous experiences with applying oil onto my face (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) now everyone knows Extra Virgin Olive Oil is good for the skin, however it leaves a greasy feeling. Whereas this product doesn't leave any greasiness at all! And best of all, it smells great and keeps the skin hydrated and feeling cared for! This product is a treatment that's meant to help with the aging process, I honestly can't give you a verdict on this as I'm only 21.
You can purchase this product from Feel Unique for £19.95 for the 100ml bottle. And I'm sure there are other places you can purchase this product from!

 EEEKKK!! That was my reaction to this product! I was well and truly happy to find an Illamasqua product in this box, this is the Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Conquer. I've heard of this brand quite a lot but have always been adamant to purchase it as they're sooo expensive! This pure pigment can be used wet or dry: but it does give more of an opaque and gorgeous result when applied wet! I haven't used this on my eyes yet as I haven't had an event to go to, but I will be using this soon! Oh and i absolutely love the colour! One of my favourites!
This product can be purchased from the Illamasqua website/Debenhams/Selfridges for £15.50.

 The 3rd Item I received were 2 Etat Libre Parfums. Again, with this brand, I've never heard of them (to be honest, I'm not a huge perfume fan, I only own a handful of bottles) These samples remind of Lush stores! You know you get that scent of all the products mixed in- well that's what this perfume smells like to me! It is a little too overpowering for me, but I do think I'll make the most of it (I'll just use a tinsy winsy bit at a time)
I'm not too sure where you can purchase this product from- Sorry!

 The 4th product is the Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe, Weekly Self-Tan. Firstly, I need to say, I don't need to use fake tan, as you can probably tell, I'm brown already, so I don't see myself using this product at all! I may just give this to one of my paler friends who'll benefit more from this product!
I believe you can purchase this item from House Of Fraser or their official site.

And lastly, we have the Ciate Nail Enamel in Beach Melba. I do love receiving nail polishes as I can add to my collection without feeling guilty! I heard of this brand when I read FleurDeForce's blog post on her nail of the day and thought it was a beautiful colour! I have started to love the light pastel colours and this is great! I even think this'll be great for a DIY french manicure! Maybe I'll try that soon!
These nail polishes can be brought from their official website for £9.

All in all this box was fantastic! I absolutely LOVED the products Glossy Box sent me! My sisters are even thinking of subscribing after this box! And pound for pound, this is probably the most cost effective box!

PS.I hope you enjoyed the read. ♥

Pss. I'm not affiliated with Glossy Box nor any products mentioned. Opinions are my own and super honest. ♥

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