18/08/2013

Glossybox Goodies! | July & August

So it turns out that Glossyboxes are my new favourite thing in the world! I know I'm very late to jump onto this bandwagon, but I'm finally earning enough money to be able to spare an extra £10 a month for one of these little beauties!

I subscribed to Glossybox whilst they had their August offer running, (which is now sold out, booo!) which included two boxes for £15. Essentially, I bought one and got the other half price. From what I'd seen and heard from other bloggers, I really liked the look of the July box, and luckily it was included in the offer, which made me very happy! So without further ado, I'm going to run you guys through everything that I received! 

July Box: Seaside Splash
 The July box had the theme 'Seaside Splash', and contained all sorts of goodies to apparently transform me into a beach babe. In my case I feel that I'd be more of a beached whale, but that's not the point. These are the products that I received! 

(P.S. These are only quick summaries, not detailed reviews. If there are certain products that particularly impress me, I may do a more detailed review of them later on. If there are any particular products that catch your eye that you'd like me to review, let me know in the comments and I shall do that for you!)

 First of all I'll mention this Anatomicals Facial Spritz, which I received a full size bottle of, woo! It's suitable for all skin types, and claims to rehydrate and calm the skin. Whether you can spray it on top of makeup or not without it all running down your face I don't know, but  I suppose I'll find out soon enough! 

 I was so pleased to receive this Bamboo Style Texture Mist, out of all the things I could have gotten I was hoping I'd get this! It's only a 25ml but it's enough to keep me going! I ran out of my Toni & Guy Salt Spray, so it'll be interesting to try this out and see which I prefer! 

 I'm not sure I was meant to get two of these Pout Paints by Sleek, but I did anyway... Shhhhh...
These are also full size, and I got the colours 157 Pin Up (left) and 163 Peek-a-bloo (right). My immediate thought when I saw the blue one was 'eeeeesh when am I ever going to find a use for this?', but apparently you can mix these with other lip products, so I may be able to combine it with something else! I've tried these out and they're so extremely pigmented, as all Sleek products are. Very impressive! 

 Another full size! This is the Ciate London Paint Pot in Speed Dial, and as soon as I saw it I fell in love. It's a bright, almost neon orange, and only one coat is needed for an opaque, brilliant orange colour. I love love love love this nail varnish, I'm so happy I received it.

Finally in the July box I received the Coola Organic Cucumber Moisturizer, which contains an SFP 30. I got a 7ml sample, and the full size 50ml comes in at a hefty £25.99, so I'm expecting great things from this! Naturally by the time I got this, the sun here shyed away completely, but I'll still use it as a moisturizer anyhow. As for the smell, it smells like you're sniffing an actual cucumber. Enough said. 

August Box: High Flyers
 Now for the more recent box that I'm sure most of you will be a bit more interested in, the August box came with the theme of 'High Flyers'. These samples are all under 100ml, perfect for taking travelling, and on top of that, each product comes from a different part of the world. Snazzy. It's a shame I haven't actually been travelling since I was 7 years old. Nevertheless, here come the travel products!

 First, from Brazil we have a full size Oceane Makeup Remover Pen. I'm very eager to try this out, seeing as I've developed a habit recently of sneezing EVERY TIME after applying my mascara. It reminds me a bit of the Simple eye corrector pen, but we'll see. This isn't available in the UK yet either, which makes me even more excited to take an exclusive first look at it! 

 Next, from my good old hometown of the UK, a Jelly Pong Pong Eyeliner/Shadow 2in1 Pencil. I have a full size pencil in black, which is lucky as I probably wouldn't have used any other colour! It's a simple concept, but I'm verrrry picky when it comes to eyeliner, it'll need to stay put all day without running down my face to really impress me!

 From Sweden, I received the Emite Lash Curlers which are worth a whopping £20! Apart from my beloved heated lash curlers that you can read about here, I have been on the hunt for a decent pair of 'normal' eyelash curlers, so receiving these has made me so super happy! I'm so SO excited to try these out, the excitement is beyond me. If I get any more excited, I think I might just wet myself. Too far? 

 Next is this Urban Veda Radiance Day Cream, founded on ancient Indian principles. Oooooh. It claims to even skintone and brighten the skin which is always a high point! I received a 10ml sample of this, it smells quite nice, very floral - it kind of reminds me of my nan's perfume a little bit. It's all organic and natural with no SLS, parabens or GM ingredients, so pretty impressive by the sound of it! 

Last of all, from the good ol' USA, a Tresemme Keratin Smooth Hair Treatment Shot. Despite how small this is, it's actually a full size at only 15ml, so I'm guessing a little goes a long way! The ends of my hair are getting a bit shabby, so I'm definitely looking forward to trying this to see what wonders it will (hopefully) bring! 

So that's everything I received in my two Glossyboxes, and for only £15 I received a bunch of decent products, and their overall 'full size' value comes in at over £90, which doesn't include the products that aren't available in the UK either! By that, I am truly blown away.

Are you subscribed to Glossybox? Which products did you receieve? Or if not, has this persuaded you to go online and grab the August box while you still can? 
If you'd like me to do an in depth review of any of these products, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know! 

Zelda x
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  1. I love the orange nail varnish too! Never heard of that brand so might give it a go :) x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

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    1. It's one of my favourite things out of the lot! I've never heard of them either but I was pleasantly surprised! xxx

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  2. hey, great post! I was just wondering if you could tell me what you used to create your blog title?:)x

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    1. Thankyou! I used photoshop and quite literally drowned it in effects and overlays until I got what I wanted haha! Xxx

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    2. its really good xx

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    3. Ah thankyou! It's just about experimenting really, I had no idea how it would turn out until all of a sudden it just came together! xxx

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  3. Your blog is adorable!!! :) The facial spritz looks so nice! The Sleek lip products look interesting too.
    Penny Rose
    pinkandpetals.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! It does indeed, it smells pretty good too so I'm excited to put it to the test!
      They are definitely very interesting, I think I'll get much more use out of the red one, still not sure about the bright blue! Xxx

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  4. Those Sleek Pout paints look so bright! Id love to see what you do with them, especially the blue one x

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    1. They're scarily bright haha! If I end up finding a use for the blue one I'll definitely do a post on it! Xxx

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  5. The nail varnish is such a lovely colour :) I've always wanted to try a pout paint too the red they sent you looks great!
    ps you have a new follower haha
    Meg xx

    peachpips.blogspot.com

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    1. I've got to admit it's a favourite of mine! I'm in the midst of trying out the pout paints and they're impressing me so far so it's looking good!
      Ah thankyou so much! I followed you too :)
      xxx

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