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Saturday, 13 July 2013

July 2013 GlossyBox: The Seaside Splash Edition.

July 2013 GlossyBox♦ (£12.95)
As soon as I saw a sneak peek of the outside of the July GlossyBox over on their twitter I thought it was super cute, instead of the usual pink it's a beautiful blue shade and anything seaside themed, I love! This month the theme is 'Seaside Splash' promising to be packed full of summer appropriate products for whether you'll be spending it at home or away in some far-flung holiday paradise.

When I first opened my box I wasn't sure whether the contents had quite lived up to my expectations, I would have liked to see a bright lipstick maybe, but after reading the product descriptions and having a little play around with them, I'm quite pleased and I think they fit the theme really nicely.

Coola Mineral Sunscreen.
I'll start with the one product I'm not completely sold on, which is the Coola Mineral Face Sunscreen SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint. This is hypoallergenic, free from parabens, full of antioxidants and promises to provide complete protection, fight free radicals, soothe, tone and minimise pores. There are a lot of promises there and I really like the idea of it, but I put a little bit of this on the back of my hand and the tint looked a little too dark for my skin tone. I haven't had the chance to try it on my face yet, it might blend out completely but I haven't had time to take the risk of ending up with an orange face. I'll definitely give it a try this weekend though because I think it sounds like a lovely facial sunscreen. The full size 50ml retails for £29.99.

Inecto Pure Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo. 
I haven't used a dry shampoo in a really long time, I used to rely on Batiste all the time but I always used to hate the feeling of it in my hair the next day if I didn't wash it out so I kind of got in the routine of not using it at all. Coconut is one of my favourite scents ever so I was actually really excited to give the Inecto Refreshing Dry Shampoo a try and I really like it. It doesn't leave my hair feeling like it's full of product and it gave me a real volume boost as well as smelling really nice. I've seen there's a shampoo & conditioner in this range that I'm very tempted to try when I next need to purchase. This is a full size product and retails for around £2.50.

Anatomicals Spray Misty For Me Facial Spritz.
There seems to be an Anatomicals product included every month at the moment and this month it's the Spray Misty For Me Facial Spritz. When I first sprayed this I immediately wasn't a fan of the scent, it's a little too much like the air fresheners they use in public bathrooms for me but I gave it a try anyway and I really like the way it feels on my skin. It's definitely very refreshing and left my skin feeling and looking almost instantly hydrated, so for that I'll let the scent slide & just hold my nose! This is definitely something that I'll be popping into my bag for those 'I need a pick-me-up' moments. This is a full size product and retails for £6.00.

Alterna Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist.
Hair products usually aren't my favourite products to receive purely because they usually do nothing apart from weigh my hair down and make it look oily because it's super fine, but when I saw this Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist I was excited to give it a try. I'm a huge fan of messy locks and anything that can help me achieve that un-done look quickly is great! I've only used this once so far, I sprayed a little into my hair, scrunched a bit and there was instant texture without leaving it feeling crunchy or sticky so I'm looking forward to trying it out a little more. The full size 125ml retails for £23.

Ciate Paint Pot.
Finally in my box this month is a Ciate Nail Polish in the shade the glossip, a beautiful peachy coral shade that is pretty much summer in a pretty pot. I love the packaging, the sweet little bow is a lovely touch and definitely makes this bottle stand out within my nail polish collection. The formula itself is lovely, easy to work with and completely opaque in two fast-drying coats. I currently have this on my toes and I'll spare you the feet picture, but I think it looks lovely and even makes me look a little tanned even though I'm still paler than Caspar! This is a full sized product and retails for £9.00. 

What do you think of this month's GlossyBox
Have you tried any of these products before? 
xoxo

49 comments:

  1. I love the packaging!! so summery!! ..it looks quite a good box this month!! :) xx

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    1. I'm really impressed for sure xo

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  2. This Glossybox was so amazing, everyone is raving about it! And all the products sound so good! I really wish they would ship to Portugal xxx

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  3. Oh man, I unsubscribed from glossybox because I was always disappointed with them, is it bad that I want to resubscribe just so I can have the box? Not even the contents, just the pretty box...

    The dry shampoo looks really nice as well, I might look out for it. And the nail polish actually! Hmm...

    Nicola // chocolatecheesecakes.wordpress.com

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    1. The box is so pretty for sure <3

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  4. This box looks so cute! :D

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    1. It's a really good one this month! ox

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  5. Wow, that's an amazing box and love the nail polish! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a super pretty colour! xo

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  6. I've just subscribed for the first time this month and so far all of these are looking great! Can't wait to get mine :) Claire xx

    http://stylingo.co.uk

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    1. Aww yay, I hope you love your box! xo

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  7. Wow, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous! I think that's the one thing that Glossybox gets right judging from posts I've read (since I don't and can't personally subscribe). I know what you mean by wishing there was a bright lippie or some other makeup item in there though! I've tried a few Inecto products and while they're a bit hit and miss, I do love coconut and they're really inexpensive.

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    1. Definitely, I think their special edition boxes have lovely designs. The contents are always a little hit and miss but for the most part I think they've got a little better over the last couple of months! xo

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  8. I'm absolutely smitten with the box itself, it's already been put to use as sunglasses storage! I really like the tousled spray and makes a change from the usual one I use :)
    Sarah x

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    1. It's so lovely, it's the perfect colour! ox

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  9. What a lovely box! That ciate colour you got is gorgeous! I can't wait for mine to arrive :) xxx

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    1. Aww yay, I hope you loved your box! xo

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  10. I'm just obsessed with the box! I hope you're going to keep it and keep things in it.

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    1. My mama has already claimed it and it's taking price of place in her room at the moment hehe xo

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  11. I cancelled last month as I was sick of getting rubbish every single box.. I am gutted I've missed out on the box design, but the products aren't something I feel I've missed out on. The inecto range is a bit hit and miss, I own their deep conditioner, shower gel and leave in conditioner... and reviewed them a month or so ago, and really didn't like them :/ gorgeous photo's Jennie xxxx
    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie

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  12. The coconut dry shampoo looks pretty interesting! It's also one of my favourite fragrances so I can imagine it's divine and perfect for this weather! xxx

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    1. Coconut is such a perfect scent for the summer <3

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  13. I cant wait to get mine! Your one looks amazing!

    http://ronnie-diaries.blogspot.ie/

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    1. I hope you loved your box too! ox

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  14. that ciate polish look pretty!

    http://raybeautygeek.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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    1. It's a beautiful summery shade <3

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  15. Just seeing the thumbnail image of this box made me think this was right up your street! Nice selection of products there, so summery! :D

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  16. That facial spray sounds so refreshing and I love that Ciate color, great box!!

    -Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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    1. It's really cooling. I've been keeping it on my nightstand for the hot nights!

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  17. I received mine yesterday and was excited to see what I had got! I also was given the hair texture mist, suncare but unscented and facial spritz! However my other two were Essie nail stickers and Sleek pout paint which I have fallen in love with :)
    The packaging I loved when I first opened and will be keeping that box!! Love your review and hope you enjoy your products :)

    Katie xx
    http://katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh yay, I love the look of the Sleek pout paints, I'm tempted to go and purchase one! xo

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  18. I am seriously envy of this month's glossy box holders :) I haven't tried the inecto dry shampoo but I've tried other products and love coconut too! The ciate colour is just perfect for Summer too!

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    1. It's definitely a lovely box this month, perfect for summer <3

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  19. great post! items look awesome!

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  20. I don't buy Glossy boxes but I really love the look of this one. I think I'd love all the products, but I think I'd love the pretty box more haha! Xox

    www.thestylekhaleesi.com

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    1. The box is super pretty sure sure! xo

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  21. I was like you, initially a little disappointed when I opened my box particulary as it's a themed box but when I started looking in more detail I was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately my box was crushed and I like to save the themed boxes for storing photos/nail varnishes etc but luckily the products where OK. Love the colour of your polish. I got a bright red one called Mistresses which is nice but I do have a thing for coral at the moment! Although saying that I have had a polish in about the last 5 boxes and as much as I love polish, there is only so much a girl can have and I would have preferred something else. Totally love the Boho Waves, after growing out my hair from short to a shaggy bob, this really did the trick to get that tousled/textured look. x

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    1. Oh no, that's such a shame the box was crushed, but at least all your products are in tact! xo

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  22. inecto are a fab range, i have raved about them many times on my blog & they do a shampoo and conditoner if you are interested xxx

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    1. I'll definitely check out the range! ox

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  23. The Ciate polish looks like a gorgeous shade!! Great box this month :)

    Jess xo

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    1. It's a perfect summer shade <3

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  24. Love your blog. I have never tried glossybox before. I get Ipsy and Birchbox. How is the GlossyBox compared to those?
    http://ashsangrebeautyreviews.blogspot.com/

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