Glossybox – May 2013
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My May Glossybox has arrived! I must be one of the last people on their monthly list as we are already well into June, but better late then never. I am really pleased with this one, there are 6 items and a good mix of make-up and skincare products.
For those of you who don’t know about Glossybox it is a monthly subscription-based make-up and skincare box. Each box costs £10 plus P&P and contains around 6 goodies (some full-size products and some sample sizes), the retail prices of which add up to way more than the £10 you pay for it. It is a way for consumers to try out new products and for brands to get their products known, and there is usually a good mix of well-known brands and some less-well-known or new brands in each box.
May 2013 marks Glossybox’s 2nd birthday and this is their anniversary box. The packaging is really lovely and it feels quite special opening the pink box, untying the ribbon and peeling back the tissue paper to find out what is inside.
The first item is a full-sized Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara which retails at £15. I have heard of Jelly Pong Pong before but have never tried any of their products, so am looking forward to giving this a go. It looks like a fairly standard black mascara with nothing unremarkable about it, but hey, a girl always needs mascara right?
The second product is a full-sized Super Gloss lipgloss in Raspberry from mineral make-up brand Bellapierre, which retails at £12.99. I’m pleased to see that Glossybox have included a mineral make-up product in the box, as natural products are becoming more and more popular. I have already tried this on my lips and am really pleased with it.
The first of the skincare treats is a 15ml sample of L’Occitane Crème Radieuse in a cute little tub. I’m a big fan of L’Occitane and this is from their Angelica range and is supposed to help keep the skin hydrated, plump and smooth. A full size 50ml pot of this retails at £30.
My second skincare treat is a 15ml sample of Caudalie Huile Divine for use on body, face and hair, in a lovely glass bottle. It’s lovely to see that most of these brands produce their samples in packaging as nice as their full size compatriots. This Divine Oil can also be used in the bath for a luxurious moisturising bath soak and I think it will also be great used as a moisturising cuticle oil. A full size 100ml bottle of this retails at £27.
My final product is a tiny 2.5g sample of Beautiful Movements Prime & Create Mixing Medium. I am a little disappointed with the size and packaging of this sample – I’ve photographed it upside-down as it looks better that way! I’d never heard of Beautiful Movements before, but they used to be BM Beauty and I was pleased to see that they are BUAV approved for not testing their products on animals and that none of their products contain parabens – this is a brand that I will definitely be checking out again. This Prime & Create Mixing Medium can be mixed with Beautiful Movements’ mineral powders or can be used alone as a primer for make-up which is how I will probably use mine. A full size 20g pot of Beautiful Movements Prime & Create Mixing Medium retails at £20.
The Max Glossybox also includes a packet of mini emery boards which will be perfect for my handbag and purse.
It’s so great to see that Glossybox are embracing natural beauty products, several of the products that I received in my box contain natural ingredients and are paraben-free. Long may it continue! If you are interested in signing up to Glossybox visit their website.
I am really looking forward to trying the Caudalie Huile Divine and the Jelly Pong Pong Mascara. I will be reviewing all of the products in full over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on Beauty Best Friend for those.
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