Thursday, 21 June 2012

Back to normal Glossy Box for June?

Nothing special this month so we're back to the normal standard Glossy Box. I have received more limited edition boxes since I signed up, but now I'm about even so I was a bit surprised but also glad, since I want more pale pink boxes for re-purposing! I was excited as ever when I opened my box and the weather was nice and sunny for the photos! I've tried out all of the products today (when it's rainy) and thought I'd do the review early on, instead of at the end of the month since that's usually how long it takes me to try everything out!

As you can see it's the normal standard packaging, but I think the info card changes a lot anyway.

At first glance I was thinking "Where is everything?!" I did actually think they'd forgotten, since I've had a missing item before, but after a bit of using my hands and my eyes I found all five products. I have to say that this box didn't really 'wow' me, sure there were nice things but compared to other boxes that I've loved in the past I wasn't too enthusiastic about it. 

  Above are all of the products. There was a Clean Start by Dermalogica kit and a Vichy Dermablend Start kit which I'll review afterwards since I have close up shots of just those. Included in this box were three small items that were hidden at first. These were  - 

A Glossy Box Serie Exclusiv Pro Beauty Brush - Wow what a mouthful to say! And for something so simple, a make up brush! I'd have rather this had been an extra like the mirror in the last box, but I don't usually use make up brushes except for blusher and eyeshadow which usually come with their own brushes. I did use it with the bronzer but it was too big and I got bronzer everywhere ooops. Anyway I can't really review it since I have no knowledge of other brushes, so it'll do? If I use it, and use it properly (I am a make up noob!)

BM Beauty Summer Warmth Bronzer - Okay so at first I was really excited thinking this was another eye shadow powder by the same company, as I really enjoyed the last colour and use it quite a lot. However I saw it was bronzer and I don't really use bronzer, and I guess I don't really know how? I tried some on today with the brush and I put too much on and looked a bit like a clown, especially against my pale skin. Loads of it went on with one sweep, after shaking the excess off so it should be good if I learn how to use it properly. 

Yves Rocher France Mini Mascara ultra-volume Sexy Pulp - At first glance, I thought this was a perfume sample since it was about the same size, aka, tiny! I didn't have high expectations of it since it's so small, but I actually liked the end result. The brush is really thick and curvy and easy to use. Most mascara's can clump my eyelashes together but this seperated them easily and it wasn't too thick but made them look longer. So I like, but wish it was bigger. We've had full sizes before from Glossy Box, but also the smaller samples are usually bigger. So the size was a let down, but then I have enough mascara to last me awhile thanks to Glossy Box anyway.

Vichy Dermablend Ultra-Corrective Foundation Cream Stick - The look of this confused me but intrigued me as I have terrible skin (and making a doctors appointment is so hard with its stupid system!). When I read it it seemed easier and I gave it a go. I didn't blend any colours but used the porcelain shade which did help cover my skin but I'd rather have a stick to use than the little patches of the stuff. I'll see how long it lasts today but it looks promising.  

Clean Start By Dermalogica Day/Night 3-step kit - I really like the simple packaging and that they're all meant to compliment each other. I usually use simple products, but used this kit today. The face wash smelt nice but I couldn't place the smell and didn't irritate my skin but left it feeling fresh and clean and I really enjoyed the all over clear mist spray thing. It was fun to use and is meant to help stop shine and keep breakouts way, we'll see misty spray, we'll see. I didn't particularly like the smell of that one but it wasn't that noticeable. The third step of this kit is the moisturiser which was creamy and easy to use, just like my usual moisturiser. You're meant to use the first two day and night, and the third just in the day so seeing as this is the first day, I'll have to see how it goes but it also looks promising. 

So that was my review of June's Glossy Box, and I wasn't the greatest fan, it was okay, but I've been very tempted to try other boxes, so I might do that for say two months and decide which one I like best as I can't really afford to have two different beauty subscription boxes. However I have loved Glossy Box in the past, so I do actually feel guilty thinking about other boxes and it was my first beauty box, oh the dilema!


  1. Your box looks slightly better than mine, because of the wash kit. It still isn't amazing though. Hmm, undecided whether to quit or not... xx

    1. Mmmm I feel like if I quit, I'll see reviews for amazing boxes and regret it, but I am so temped by the She said beauty box, ah decisions!

      Lisamello xx