Friday 11 August 2017

August Glossybox: First Impressions

Receiving a box of surprise goodies in the post every month is something I really look forward to. It's also a great way to try out products you wouldn't necessarily buy, but would love to try out.

This month is the second collector's edition for the summer, here's a look inside...

First up is the Essence Live. Laugh. Celebrate Palette, plus four pans; two eyeshadows and a highlighter and blusher. This is probably my least favourite item in the box, because the shades are really not my cup of tea. There's a nice mauve eyeshadow that I may use, but the other shadow is a sparkly silver, a shade I haven't worn since I was about 7. There is also a highlighter and blush which are nice to look at, but the pigment is just not there, which is a shame. As far as the actual palette goes, it's eye-catching in that it has tiny, coloured balls in the front, so when you move it they roll about. Interesting design, but maybe a bit childish too.

Next is the Safari Sun Bronzer from the brand Model Launcher. I haven't heard of this brand so it will be good to try this product without any prior knowledge. This bronzer apparently retails for £16, which surprises me because the packaging feels cheap, there aren't any special ingredients in it, and it contains two parabens. It also smells quite cheap and slightly old fashioned. The leaflet in the box states this product is talc free, when the second ingredient is talc... I'll have to see what it looks like on the skin, as it may exceed my low expectations. Hopefully.

There's a small can of Batiste's new(ish) 2 in 1 Invisible Dry Shampoo & Conditioner. I have read about this and I'm intrigued. It apparently works like a normal dry shampoo but conditions the lengths of your hair. I'll try it and report back!

Another product in this month's Glossybox is the Valquer Ice Hair Mask. This sounds interesting as it has a cooling effect when applied which apparently optimises the effect of the macadamia oil. The bottle looks luxrious and I'm always willing to try anything that conditions and treats my hair as I tend to heat style it every day.

Last but not least is a Rodial Suede Lips crayon. The shade I got is called Big Apple and it's a mauve, berry/brown shade. This contains vitamin E which is good because my lips do get dry and flaky quite easily. It would also be fab for autumn.

The bonus product in this month's box is a Purlei bracelet, but I actually thought it was something to tie your hair up with. I don't think it really looks like a bracelet, as it's essentially just a stretchy piece of ribbon but I'm sure I'll find some use for it. There is a 30% discount code on the card that the bracelet is attached to, so that kind of makes up for it.

That's a quick rundown of all the products in this month's Glossybox and my first impressions of each. I can't say I'm that impressed with this box this month unfortunately. I've had better boxes, and I feel this month's has too many low quality products, such as the Essence eyeshadows, that are probably not going to get near my eyelids. I am pleased with a couple of the products though, such as the Batiste dry shampoo, the Rodial lip crayon, and the Valquer hair mask, so I suppose it's not all bad. I just hope next month's is a bit better.

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