Glossybox | July 2013 Special Edition


Glossybox July 2013 (RRP £10 plus £3.25 p&p)

I was on the look out for some more UK  Beauty boxes after getting hooked on them and once again I turned to Which Beauty Box. I find her blog absolutely fantastic in helping me choose which company to go for. In one of her blog posts I saw that she had an offer that if you signed up for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription of Glossybox during September then you would receive one of their best-selling boxes from the past year for free. How can you turn that offer down? so I signed up for the 3 month subscription, and what a box I received.. I managed to get the July 2013 Glossybox which is great for what my personal preferences are in regards to beauty.

Whats in the box?

Ciaté nail polish – Full size

Bamboo Style Boho Waves – 25ml 

Mineral Face SPF 20 – 7ml

Pure Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo – Full Size

Ila Face Oil – 1.75ml

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Ciaté Nail Polish Island Hopping

I was excited when I saw that this nail polish was included in the box as I have always loved the packaging of these, the little cute black bow is a gorgeous and cute touch to the bottle. Though unfortunately I do not like this colour, personally I much prefer darker colours for my nails such as blacks, greys and purple. No doubt though that this is a perfect colour for those christmas nails, I know I said the dreaded ‘C’ word. What I also find great about this nail polish is that only one coat is needed for full coverage unlike other brands but a top coat is a must as I have found it chips away rather quickly otherwise, but that may just be because I do quite a lot of washing up due to my little lady.




Bamboo Style Boho Waves

I am always on the lookout for new hair products to try out as mentioned in previous blog posts, I hate my hair being lifeless and flat as it does not suit me at all. So I was happy that this product was included in the July beauty box as I have always liked using Bamboo’s products on my hair. Unfortunately I was quite disappointed with this product, after testing it out several times it did not create the texture, volume and beach waves that it claims to but left my hair looking quite greasy and flat so I think that I will stick to my LUSH sea salt spray.




Coola Mineral Face Sunscreen

This product acts as a 2-in-1 not only is it a sunscreen but also a tinted moisturiser and cruelty free, can it get any better? Unfortunately as this product sounds great whilst testing this out on my jaw line baring in mind that I am pale skinned and usually BB creams or tinted moisturisers do not agree with me it fitted into that category again and looked quite orangey so it may be more suited for those who are darker skinned.




Pure Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo

As mentioned I am always on the lookout for hair products to test out especially when it comes to dry shampoo as unfortunately my hair seems to become greasy fairly fast. I have used dry shampoos by Batise and Herbal Essences so lets see how this one compares… Well I quite like it, it does the job in masking that greasy look until you wash your hair leaving it looking fresh and smelling gorgeous and even better, it is paraben free. Though a downfall of this product is that I have found if too much is applied it leaves the room smelling sickly and overpowering with coconut which is not the greatest.




Ila Face Oil

I was not too sure whether to try this product or not as my skin is oily, I know I don’t have the best of luck when it comes to my face and hair! I can not fault this product so far and whats great is that it is not tested on animals. I have tested it a few times and it does not leave my skin looking or feeling greasy which you would imagine it would do because of it being an oil. My skin is left looking refreshed and soft with using only two drops blended throughout my face. Though only using it for a short period of time I am unable to say what it does for my oily face, whether or not makes it worse.



Overall, I am quite pleased with this Glossybox as the box design is absolutely stunning and the contents of the box are reasonable but I will not be purchasing the full sizes of the majority of these products as they do not work for me but I cannot complain as it was free with my 3 month subscription. I am really impressed with how many cruelty free products were included in this box, hats off to Glossybox.



Have you tried this box before? What did you think?

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