Monday, 15 August 2016

Glossybox August 2016

I'm slightly obssessed with beauty products and when something as gorgeous as my monthly Glossybox arrives in the post I do tend to get a little bit excited. Normally I'd tear straight into the box without even thinking about photos or a blog post as I'm way too impatient and can't wait to see what's inside. So I thought that this month I'd share my first unboxing post with you and let you have a sneaky peak of what came in the August Glossybox  (sorry - Spoiler Alert!!).

It's Glossybox's 5th birthday and to celebrate this month they've joined up with the luxury accessory label Rae Feather to give subcribers a special collectors edition, including an accessory exclusively designed by the brand, and the packaging is definitely different to their usual pink and black style.
Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service and inside each box there are 4 to 5 carefully selected makeup, hair, body or nail products from well known or new brands.

So let's see what's inside.

Firstly, can I just say how adorable the pink and grey packaging is on this month's box. The contents always come wrapped up in pink tissue paper with a cute little bow and I feel like it's Christmas every time I open one as I never know what's going to be inside. Can you sense the excitement here? There will be a mix of travel or full size beauty products and I just can't wait to start trying everything out.

Last month subscribers got the chance to almost personalise their box by choosing an eyeshadow palette out of a choice of four from MUA's bestsellers. I decided not to as I wanted it to be as much of a surprise as the rest of the products in the box. I was sent the MUA Starry Night palette which is a mix of greys, purples and blues and I'm really pleased with this one as not only do the colours look gorgeous but it's a brand I've never tried before so it'll be interesting to see how this shapes up to my other eyeshadow palettes.

Ooh, lovely, a Spa To You Deep Pore Cleansing Brush. I'm used to using a manual cleansing brush already, no I still haven't got an electric one! They are designed to work with your cleanser and gently buff away dead skin cells without over exfoliating. The bristles on this brush seem really soft so I'm looking forward to using it as part of my skincare routine.  

Next there is a Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask which I'm really pleased about as I'm all about skincare at the moment. Every week I love to use a facemask to boost some life back into my complextion. This one is a PH balanced facial treatment, which is something I don't normally bother to look at and maybe I should. It uses all natural ingredients so this mask should be gentle enough for my sensitive skin and I'm not sure I can wait until my Sunday night pamper session to give this one a try.

I am over the moon to have received Cowshed Wild Cow Invigorating Body Lotion in this month's box. I've seen this mentioned loads of times but again it's a brand I've not tried before. The size of this bottle is just perfect for travelling and also a great way for me to try the actual product before going and spending out on a full size one. First impressions, well it smells absolutely divine with a blend of lemongrass, ginger and rosemary which will certainly give my senses a buzz in the morning. Its a really thick body lotion that just glides onto my skin and my arm felt so soft afterwards. It deeply moisturises using Shea and Cocoa butter and again it's made with natural ingredients and full of essential oils. I think I'm really going to love using this body lotion.

The final item is this mini monogrammed straw pochette which has been exclusively designed by Rae Feather. It's such a cute design and the size is going to be just about right to carry a few daily essentials in my smaller handbags. The one thing I was disappointed about was that when I took it out of the box there was a black mark on the front right hand side. I'm sure I will be able to get it out, but sadly it's not what I'd have expected from a brand new item.

Overall I am really pleased with the mix of products in this months box and I'm really looking forward to trying out all of these amazing discoveries.
Glossybox costs £10 (plus P&P) for a monthly subscription which you can cancel at anytime or even just have it as a one off box, which I think is really good value as the contents of this months box is worth over £50. They also offer 3, 6 and 12 month plans.
If you'd like to get your hands on a Glossybox you can subscribe HERE

Thanks so much for reading. Have you tried a subscription box? Which ones are your favourite?

You may also like to read my Monthly Favourites post.

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