Thursday 24 July 2014

Glossybox July Stars & Stripes Edition - Review

So behind on all of my blogging at the moment but here is my review on the latest Glossybox. 

I do love a themed Glossybox and when I heard the theme for the July box I was pretty excited, one of the things that I like about receiving these beauty boxes is to discover new brands that perhaps I've not used before. In this months box the usual information card was received but the magazine appeared to have been forgotten or not printed this month which is a shame if that's case, I like having a little magazine to have a read of!

So what did I receive in this months box?

First impressions are pretty good, a nice variety of items and I was looking forward to having a play with them all! Not entirely sure how American they all are but hey ho!

First up we have Classic Carmex Lip Balm (RRP £2.69 for full size tub received) obviously if you read my blog regularly you will know my love of lip balms and I'm sure I say the same thing every time I write about receiving a lip balm! Happy to receive this even though I just received one in the Selfridges beauty box. One of my favourite lip balms and the amount I use I'm always going to welcome another!

The next item is  Bellapierre Cosmetics Ltd Mineral Lipstick in shade Ruby (£20 for full size received) I received a gorgeous post box red colour and having used Bellapierre items before I was fairly sure I would like this. It feels lovely when you apply it, moisturising but with a good pop of colour and it lasted pretty well through afternoon tea on Saturday! Nice packaging too.

The third item I plucked out was Absolute New York Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer (RRP $4.9 for full size tube received) , designed to be worn as a base for eyeshadow or to be worn alone to neautralise redness and brighten eyes. I tested this out over the weekend but don't think I blended it enough so it was a a bit thin, however my eyeshadow did stay in place, an item I will use (when I remember!).

The fourth item in this months box was a specially created nail polish shade just for Glossybox. Colour Club Nail Polish in shade Glossy Seal (RRP $8.00 for 15ml full size received) is a non-toxic, cruelty free and made in New York. The shade is a cute, glitzy blue shade and applies quite nicely, I may wear it at some point later in the year, I think it would be quite a nice Autumnal color. 

Last but not least Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF15 Moisturiser (RRP £35.75 for 50ml, small tube received) this is a lovely moisturiser described as lightweight and revitilazing. However, I don't really find it lightweight at all, I found it pretty thick when I applied it but once absorbed it's a nice moisturiser.

Overall a very nice selection of items and a decent box, bit disappointed that we didn't receive the usual monthly magazine but it doesn't take away from the box. I look forward to seeing what the August box holds! 

What did everyone else receive?

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  1. The moisturiser, eye shadow primer and lipsalve are definitely items I would be happy to try. Not so sure I would opt for blue nailpolish but that's just cos it doesn't suit my style.

    1. Yes same reason that I think Lorna, not sold on the blue really. Thanks for the comment :-) x

  2. Glossyboxes never seem to appeal to me but I love the look of that lippie :)

    Louise x

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