Sunday, 13 September 2015

Glossy Box UK | August 2015

Honestly people, I don't know where I've been because I have only been fully on board with the beauty box concept until earlier this year. I know, right? Partly I think because in the last couple years, I have been really focusing on trying to live with less having moved to a relatively new home.

Since discovering the existence of beauty boxes, I have been reading the reviews on whichbeautyboxuk site relatively religiously. Trying to minimise, if not avoid mistakes altogether for subscribing to beauty box which I am not impressed with, I thought I'd wait before jumping onto the bandwagon. And waited I did! I also tried to convince myself that this is something that I don't really need but there was always that tiny voice in me which suggests that I could be missing out on discovering new products given how loyal I am to beauty brands, and skin care and hair care range.

So when GlossyBox celebrated their 4th birthday in August (which is also my birthday month by the way!) where new subscribers could choose an extra box at no cost (from a selection of previous months' boxes), I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me to give it a go, so I did just that. Two boxes for the price of £10 + shipping I think is value for money. I chose the July 2015 UK Glossy Box as my free box which was lovely as it screamed French all over, from the box to the product range. Furthermore, because it was GlossyBox's birthday month, all the products in the August box came in full size. More reason to sign up NOW, I convinced myself. :)

I have to admit that I've only tried two of the five products above - the bluzer (blusher + bronzer, get it?) and the Me Me Me! Lip Glide. So far I am really liking the bluzer despite being skeptical about it initially. I thought it might be too warm and orangey for my fair skin tone but it isn't. In fact upon application, it gives my skin a nice healthy colour without looking overly made up. One thing for sure this product is very pigmented and a little bit definitely goes a long way!

The Lip Glide came in a nice corally shade and I felt that it didn't really suit me when I put it on. Having said that I've only tried it once. Wanting to give it another go, I may have to use it for a particular make up look, which I have yet do, instead of using it as part of my everyday make up look. We shall see.

Overall, I am going to try for a few more months before deciding if this is something that  I would like to subscribe on a long-term basis. The key determinant for me will definitely be the usability of the products which are beautifully wrapped in the box that arrive at my door step every.month. x

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