Tuesday, 15 July 2014

July 2014 Glossybox Review

The final box to arrive this month (well until I get round to ordering Wantable). I was so impressed from Glossybox's attempt last month that I couldn't wait for this one to arrive, especially as I knew that it was a stars and stripe theme to celebrate the 4th of July.

This box had promised 4 full sized items and it really did not disappoint as I actually received 5 full size items e.g. EVERYTHING IN MY BOX WAS FULL SIZE FOR £10!! Excitement over. The box arrived this morning whilst I was still tucked up in bed but the postman had kindly left it in our usual spot. We have so many parcels we don't even need to tell him where to hide them anymore, he just does it!

I carefully unwrapped the paper to find the following inside:

As you can see, this is a jam packed box filled with full size items. All of this for £10 seems such a bargain and it looks like Glossybox is going to win subscription box of the month again. 

Bellapierre Cosmetics - Mineral Lipstick in Ruby

I do love a lipstick and to receive a full size one in this box is fantastic. This is a big brand thats popular in America and I haven't tried anything from them before.

I am also a massive fan or red lipstick as its a colour that suits my skin tone, so I will use this item. This feels very moisturising but I guess this should be expected from a lipstick that contains natural waxes, mineral pigments and antioxidants such as Vitamin C and E.

This is supposed to provide long lasting wear and protection from the sun.

This full size item cost £20.

ABSOLUTE New York - Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer

I do love a primer, so this is another absolutely fantastic full size product to receive. This is an oil-free formula that will even skin tone on the eyelid and help to keep eyeshadow crease free and colour true for longer.

I tend to wear a natural shadow during the day so this will be brilliant to try as an everyday primer. I just received the box today so I haven't had a change to try it out, but it is a nice light colour that does cover up the little veins you tend to be able to see.

I have tried other brands of primer so it will be nice to see how this one holds up compared to other more expensive products.

This is an American brand again and costs $4.99 so the British value is £2.92.

Carmex - Lip Balm

This is a brand that I have seen around in the UK, but in all honesty I've never tried it due to religiously using the Vaseline Aloe Vera for lips.

I do tend to have a problem with sore chapped lips during the winter and as this states that it will help to soothe lips that are dry, this is definitely an item I will keep for the colder months.

The ingredients included in this balm are menthol (nice if I get a cold then), camphor and beeswax.

Another full size item costing £2.69.

Mary Kay Cosmetics - Lash Love Mascara

This is apparently a best seller in the US so I do have high expectations for how this is going to perform. The description states that it defines, defends, and delivers four times lash volume, whilst also making lashes appear fuller, lifted and multiplied.

Now I am picky about the wand and I do have to say this wand does look very similar to the Benefit they're real brush, so I am hoping it has a similar performance. I have very temperamental lashes and if the wand isn't just right, I will end up with clumps. This wand has very narrow bristles and looks like it should nicely separate the lashes.

On a last note this mascaras is also meant to moisturise and strengthen lashes as it includes Vitamin E. So, at the moment this sounds like a fantastic product to try.

This is worth £16 as its full size. A good quality mascara hopefully.

Broadway Nails - imPRESS Press On Manicure

Personally I have a bit of an obsession with painting my nails. In terms of my beauty products, my nail polish collection is probably the biggest. I quite literally have every colour and a various selection or top coats and other effects. Yet, I have never tried these stick on manicures as I always thought they were a bit expensive for what is a one time use. The cost of these could be put towards a nail polish which I could use multiple times.

I guess it would be nice to give these a try and they would be convenient when you don't have time to sit around and wait for your nails to dry. They would be especially handy when you have that last minute chip that you don't have time to rectify. This particular set are a metallic gunmetal colour with hints of green and aubergine. Which doesn't sound nice, but they do look pretty.

This pack costs £7.99 and includes 24 nails in 12 sizes. 

Overall, this is another brilliant box from Glossybox and I am already excited for what August will have in store. The overall value of this box is £49.60 which is over £35 more than the price I paid for the box. Not to mention I get to try some of the most popular products from across the pond.

If you would like to subscribe to Glossybox then please use my referral link as we both get 200 Glossydots towards a free box :) http://www.glossybox.co.uk/referal?CI=MTY4NjAw

Also please leave your comments below because I really would like to hear your opinions.

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