How do I start this review? Let down that's how. After the last couple of decent Glossyboxes here comes the dud, I didn't think it could get worse that January's but I think it just did. Glossybox what are you doing??? Sweet treats? This box doesn't really contain what I would class as treats full stop!
I'm going to try my hardest to not be overly negative but on first impressions of opening the box my eyes were immediately drawn to the QV wash......QV wash...really!! QV is a brand that we use in the community for nasty skin conditions and leg ulcers, this is NOT something I expect to find in a beauty box! Anyway read on to find out what else I have received this month.
I start with my favourite item in the box and on a positive note, Monu Spa Warming Ginger Massage & Body Oil (30ml received RRP £25.00 for 100ml) this is the best item out of this months selection in my opinion. Already a fan of MonuSpa I'll make good use of this in the shower, it smells divine aswell without being too over powering of ginger. I do have to say I also love the fact that this is a British brand and it's always nice to support brands from the UK.
Next up we have the QV Gentle Wash (15g received RRP £6.06 for 250ml) why oh why have they sent this out? Rubbish packaging, tiny sample size and in my opinion something that shouldn't be included in a beauty box, it doesn't really fit the bill, and as I mentioned above I have used this brand of product in an emollient form in the community to treat nasty skin conditions on patients!
The next item that I am umming and ahhing over is the MeMeMe Cupid's Kiss Cheek & Lip Tint (full size 12ml received RRP £5.99). Now I do quite like MeMeMe products and have used several over the last couple of years but this one I'm not so sure about it's a pretty looking item and it should be good but I prefer to wear highlighter rather than blush and when I did try this out on both my cheeks and lips it is so sheer that it can barely be seen. Little bit disappointed to receive this, shame.
The fourth item in this months box is an Emite Slanted Lip Brush (RRP £17.00) Glossybox have previously sent out Emite items which have been ok but sadly I don't really ever use lip brushes as I mostly wear gloss so this is either going to go unused or I shall try and make us of it as an eyeliner/fine eyeshadow brush. The brush is made of synthetic taklon hair meaning that the brush is allergy free which is obviously a bonus if you do suffer from any sensitivities. Worth the £17? I'm not sure about that.
Finally the last item in this months box is Tresemme Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo (100ml received RRP £4.99 for 200ml) Designed for use in between shampoos, dry shampoo does what it says it does, a handy item to receive but hardly wows me. I'm sure I received a dry shampoo in a previous box not so long ago too! One to pop in the suitcase for when I'm on holiday though to keep my hair fresh.
So there we have April's Glossybox in all its 'glory', really quite disappointing this month and I don't really get the sweet treats theme? Holding my hopes out for a good May box in the meantime I'm going to get some recommendations for some other beauty boxes to perhaps try instead of Glossybox.
What did everyone else receive? Any other beauty box recommendations?