Monday 10 July 2017

Glossybox July Edition

Glossybox is a monthly subscription box filled with five beauty treats for £10 a month (plus £3.95 p&p). I've been receiving the box for quite some time and I definitely look forward to its arrival, who wouldn't love a box full of surprises?

This month is a summer theme, with travel friendly sizes and products that will ensure your make up stays flawless in the heat... If we even get any. So read on to find out my opinion on the products included in this month's box and whether I feel it's worth the money. Let me start by saying the actual box is a gorgeous coral colour, and I'll definitely be keeping it to use as storage because it's far too fancy to be flinging into the recycling bin.

Bellapierre Banana Setting Powder (Full Size. RRP £25)
I'm not into contouring but I do sometimes use a loose powder to bake and having only used a pressed banana powder, I'm excited to try this. I've never heard of this brand and was surprised at the retail price as it's only a 4g pot. I'd imagine this powder would be great for setting under eye concealer and taking the redness down on blemishes. Hopefully I don't like it too much though because it's quite expensive...

Spectrum Collection Small Fan Brush (Full Size. RRP £4.99)
You can never have too many brushes, that is until you're slumped over the sink trying to wash 87 of them. I love highlighter and this brush is the perfect shape and density for a light, even dusting of my favourite glow-giving powder. It would also be good for dusting off the banana powder after baking, and it's such a pretty brush to have just for decorational purposes. That's a thumbs up from me.

Papanga Spiral Hairbands (Full Size. RRP £4.99) 
I only ever use spiral hairbands now as I find they hold my hair in place better than a normal band. These two are also large so there's no squashing my hair into a tiny hole or having the awkwardness of it being too loose but too tight if I try and wrap it round again. The Papanga bands are a welcome addition to my small collection and I'm also pleased with the neutral colours.

MONUspa Soothing Aftersun Sun Lotion (Full size. RRP £19.95)
This is my least favourite product from the box this month. You don't get less exciting than aftersun, do you? I've received a different brand of aftersun in Glossybox before and it ended up in my bottom drawer gathering dust and creating a new ecosystem for dust mites. I suppose this does fit in with the theme of summer and would be handy if you were going on holiday soon, but it's just a boring product. Not to mention, this one is filled with three types of parabens... No thanks. 

Cutebalms Macaroon Tint Balm in Crushed Berry (Full Size. RRP £5.99)
I haven't used a tinted lip balm since I was about eight, but I'm willing to give this a whirl. I suppose this would be ideal for a holiday as it doubles up as a blusher and gives a hint of sheer colour. I'm not too keen on the artificial strawberry scent though, it reminds me of the strawberry body butter from The Body Shop, and Calpol. 

Overall, this month's Glossybox isn't too bad. There are a few products I'm really pleased with, and the rest could be "gifted" to my mum. For the price though I think this box is worth the money, considering the banana powder is worth £25 alone. If you fancy signing up for Glossybox, visit their website where you can create your Glossy profile and start receiving your monthly treat.


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