GlossyBox May

GlossyBox May: First Anniversary Edition


Noble Isle Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel
Normally I am quite underwhelmed when I receive shower gels in beauty boxes, but this one is so sweet that I can't help but like it. The bottle is really cute, and it is a fair size too, so it is perfect for travelling. The scent is really lovely - it says it includes elderflower, gooseberry, and orange blossom, but to me it just smells of lemongrass, which I like. It definitely does have a summery feeling to it, so overall I'm pretty happy with this product.
Full size: 250ml = £20
Sample size: 75ml = £6 approx.

Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfum & Si Lolita
Another thing I don't like receiving in boxes is tiny perfume samples, so I was incredibly disappointed when I saw these two little bottles looking quite sorry for themselves when I opened the box. This certainly does not feel like something that should be in a "luxury" sample beauty box. Although the little cards they came with were very cute, the size of the bottles are so small and you can really only use them a few times before they run out. The scents are okay, but nothing I would actually buy.
Full size: 50ml = £43 each approx.
Sample size: 0.8ml = £0.68 each approx. (I hope that is just my awful maths!!)

Apivita Express Beauty Masks with Honey
I was very excited to see these in my box, as they could not have come at a better time! I am currently searching for a new face mask so I am happy to get to try this one out, and I love the idea of them containing honey. Normally I'm not a fan of receiving sachets of things because they feel quite cheap, but these are full size and you can use one sachet more than once. They claim to help with the first appearance of wrinkles, and hydrate normal/dry skin, which isn't really best suited to me, but I will definitely enjoy giving myself a pamper with them.
Full size: 2 x 8ml = £2.80 (I have no idea why the GlossyBox card says they cost £3.50)

Osmo Berber Oil Hair Treatment
Hair products, yay! This is a treatment oil for dry, damaged hair, which also reduces drying time and makes your hair shiny and smooth. What more could you need? I have used it twice, once on damp hair and once on dry hair, and I love the results! My hair does dry faster and is super soft and shiny, and as an added bonus it smells yummy! I will definitely be purchasing this in full size when it runs out.
Full size: 100ml = £19.99
Sample size: 10ml = £2-£5 (you can actually buy this size)

Eldora False Eyelashes in D144
Haven't we seen these somewhere before? Yes, we have - but that's okay, we all love lashes! These are wonderfully elaborate (perhaps too elaborate?) winged lashes with a few very subtle bits of glitter towards the outer edges. I am thrilled to have received these, but it will take some real balls to pull these off - not an easy thing to do, especially when you wear glasses like I do! But, I am more than up for the challenge, and will keep you posted on how these work out for me...
Full size: £4.50

Favourite product: Osmo Berber Oil Hair Treatment.
Least favourite product: Lolita Lempicka Eau de Parfums
 Overall thoughts: A very underwhelming box (especially for an anniversary box!) but some of it is okay.
Overall worth: £19 approx. (hmm...)

JolieBox May

JolieBox May  

Essential Care Organic Rose Moisturiser
I love light facial moisturisers like this one, and as a bonus you can also use this as an eye cream. It claims to tone and rehydrate all skin types, and has loads of lovely vitamins and such packed in to it. It even says it helps to counteract UV damage - wonderful! The sample size is quite small, but it is so handy if you want to take it on holiday because it appears to be a real multi-tasker. I'm not a huge fan of rose scented products, but this is quite light so I can cope with it. I find it to make my face feel a little bit tight, but not enormously. Amazingly, this has actually been the best moisturiser I have used so far to combat my oily t-zone! I may have to purchase this if I continue to like the results, although it is a little pricey.
Full size: 50ml = £19
Sample size: 15ml = £7.50 (you can actually buy this size)

Talika Lipocils Expert
I am so happy to have received this in my box because I was actually going to buy this recently but stopped myself from doing so! It is the sort of thing I need to try before I would buy it. However, the 2ml sample size is a little disappointing because you are meant to use this for at least 28 days, and I'm not sure if there is enough product in the bottle to last that long. I am giving it a go though, and will keep you posted on the results.
Full size: 10ml = £27
Sample size: 2ml = £5.40 approx.

RMK Make Up Base
Another amazing product! This comes in the cutest little tub, and is definitely a handy size which I think it will last a fair amount of time considering the small amount of product needed on your face. It feels very hydrating on the skin and blends in really wonderfully. I wouldn't spend so much on the full sized product because that it just ridiculous for a makeup base, but I will definitely use and enjoy my sample!
Full size: 30ml = £28 approx.
Sample size: 15ml = £14 approx.

China Glaze in Fuchsia
Wow! I was so excited to see this in my box (although naturally I had already looked at some other people's boxes and spoilt the surprise for myself beforehand)! Fuchsia is, as the name suggests, a super bright pink with a very slight purple iridescent glow to it - perfect for summer! I have never tried China Glaze before but have always wanted to. It is a really good sized nail polish with a slim brush which means you can try out a bit of nail art too if the mood took you. The formula is fabulous and you only need one coat, so I will definitely be purchasing more of these nail polishes!
Full size: 14ml = £6 approx.

Favourite product: Difficult to decide! Probably the RMK Make Up Base.
Least favourite product: None!
Overall worth: £32.90 approx.

P.S. Sorry for the dark picture! Camera difficulties.

GlossyBox April

Natural GlossyBox
 
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
I am so pleased to have a Caudalie product in the box this month, especially from their new Vinosource collection. This moisturising serum is nice and light and does mositurise the skin well, without leaving my combination skin too oily. However, the sample size is very small, especially as the tube is only about half full. The results for me have not been so amazing that I would spend so much on the full sized product, but I really enjoyed trying it out.
Full size: 30ml = £29
Sample size: 10ml = £9.66 approx. 

Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner - Coco
I really loved finding this in my GlossyBox. It is a really good eyeliner in a gorgeous colour, and I am pleased it is a full sized product. It has a fairly creamy consistency, especially for an organic product. I don't think I would buy it again, but I will definitely get my use out of this product!
Full size: 1.2g = £11.75

Ayuuri Natural Body Wash - Sandalwood
Another really nice product to receive in this month's GlossyBox. Generally I'm not a huge fan of body wash, but this is really lovely and smells gorgeous. The sample size is really generous - although surely it is more hassle for them to make the 200ml bottles than it would be to just give us the extra 35ml in the full sized bottle? I will probably use this a few more times, then give it to someone else to enjoy.
Full size: 235ml = £4.95
Sample size: 200ml = £4.21 approx.

Figs & Rouge Lip Balm - Rambling Rose
Most people I have spoken to love this multipurpose balm, but for me the smell is a little too strong. I used it a few times on my lips, and ended up swallowing most of it because it was so slippery. I also tried it on some dry patches on my skin and it ended up making them even worse. However, I gave this to my mum and she loves it, so I guess it is different for everyone. The packaging is really nice and I did like getting it in my box - it's just a shame it didn't really work too well on me.
Full size: 8ml = £3.29

Kai Perfume Oil
I love the idea of a perfume oil to rub on to your pulse points, but to me this just smells awful. I put it on and immediately had to take it off, because it had a weird herby smell that I just couldn't stand. My mum really loves the scent, though, so I have given it to her - I suppose it is just down to your personal taste. The btotle looks very small, but you hardly use any when rubbing it on so it is okay. I definitely wouldn't buy the full sized product. I always appreciate receiving new things like this in beauty boxes though.
Full size: 3.6ml = £41
Sample size: 1ml approx = £11.38 approx.

Favourite product: Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner
Least favourite product: Kai Perfume Oil
Overall worth: £40.29 approx.
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