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Inside my Glossybox: May Edition

Sunday, 22 May 2016

This month I signed up to two beauty box schemes, Glossybox being one of them.

I found that as a student, through 'my unidays' I was able to get 30% off my first two boxes. At full price a Glossybox costs £10 each month plus £3.25 postage and packaging.

Glossybox also have a rewards scheme. Each time you receive a box, you're invited to review the products inside and for each review completed glossydots are earnt. Every 1000 glossydots earnt, you receive a glossybox for free. I've just reviewed my first box and received 120 points.

This month I received my very first box. Having signed up on the 12th May I received my box on the 17th. Delivery was much quicker than I expected!

This months box actually had a collectors edition design. For this, Glossybox teamed up with the illustrators at 'OMY studio'. Four cities were selected; London, Paris, New York and Berlin and each city was imagined and brought to life on four collectable boxes.

This months box featured two full sized makeup products alongside a selection of travel minis and travel essentials. 

The first thing I saw when opening my box was this little pack of Proper Corn - Lightly salted .. Woo to healthy snacks!

I also received:

Hairon - Zero Crease Hair Tie 
Full size: £3.99

No damage, no kinks and THEY'RE PASTEL PINK!! The spiral design on these hair ties isn't the cutest thing but it is practical. Those of you with long hair will know the frustration of whipping your hair out of a top knot its been sat in for hours in the hope the words 'because I'm worth it' will finally belong in your mouth when instead you end up rocking the not so cute kinky hairstyle. These ties stop this completely and have allowed a smooth transition from troll doll to "because I'm worth it" all week. These ties also help to prevent damage. I am forever ripping hair ties and clumps of the matted mess I like to call my hair from my head. This has lead to more split ends than I care to acknowledge and so many flyaways. The smooth finish on these ties actually prevents them from rubbing against the surface of your hair preventing any damage. Heres to longer, thicker, fuller hair.

Absolute New York Velvet Lippie - Lolita
Full size: £4.93

Everyone is going crazy for Matte Liquid Lipsticks right now and I am no exception to that rule, meaning I was so happy to see this as one of my full sized products in this months Glossybox. I received the shade Lolita which is a pale dusky pink with a blue undertone, looking almost lilac in some lighting. As much as I love them I find matte formulas can be quite drying, but this formula is a little different. The lightly whipped texture is butter soft and even when set into its matte finish it isn't drying.

Hawaiian Tropic Protective Dry Oil SPF 15
Full Size: £13.99

Being as pasty as I am, during the warmer months me and suncream are BFFs and as much as it saves my skin I hate it. I hate the sticky, greasy feeling it often leaves. This water resistant dry oil is completely different. After applying, my skin felt smooth and moisturised but without any greasy residue. Living in the UK and being a broke ass student that waved goodbye to any chance of holiday when I submitted my application to university, I've not actually had a chance to test the protective properties of this product (it does say it protects against UVA and UVB rays) but, as soon as the sun comes out of hiding, I will for sure be reaching for this product. The only thing I'm not sure on is the scent. The formula is a blend of cocoa butter, coconut oil and vitamin C (to nourish your skin) with a coconut and guava scent - I EXPECTED SUCH GOOD THINGS! when actually, I kinda smelt like one of those candles you burn in the garden to stop yourself being eaten alive by mosquitos. The smell was slightly more bearable 5-10 minutes after applying but still not the heavenly aroma I expected.

Bee Good Youth Enhancing Plump & Firm Moisturiser 
Full Size: £23.50

Even if I had hated everything in this months glossy box this one product would have made it worthwhile! The natural ingredients within this moisturiser aim to hydrate, fight visible signs of ageing and give the skin a youthful glow. As soon as I hit 21 I felt old. I was terrified I would wake up with my boobs round my ankles and lines as deep as my uni debt so anything that claims to plump, firm and smooth has my full attention. I've been using this everyday, morning and evening and I can honestly say that i've seen an improvement in my skins appearance. Usually, I hate over priced beauty products but with this, I would be very tempted to pay full price although, I saw sooo many products by this brand in Tk Maxx this weekend for £6.99 so keep an eye out!

 Revlon Super Length Mascara
Full Price: £9.99

This was my second full size product in this months Glossybox. Usually, with a product like this you're able to choose which you'd prefer. Revlon have actually brought out five mascaras in this range, each does something slightly different. Because I was new to Glossybox they actually decided for me. This product is pretty decent. The wand isn't plastic - HALLELUJAH - and the formula does exactly what it says.. lots and lots of length. Personally, when choosing mascara I always opt for a volumnising formula so this version of the product isn't really for me but I will definitely be picking this up again, just the formula designed for volume instead.

Overall, my first impressions of Glossybox have been great and I've loved every product I've received.

I'll be doing another post when I receive my June Glossybox but in the meantime, if you decide you want to subscribe then I've left a link for you below!

Subscribe to Glossybox here

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