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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

July 2014 Glossybox | Stars & Stripes Edition

July 2014 Glossybox* (£12.95)

There are only so many small cardboard boxes my house can take (& believe me, there are empty beauty boxes here there and everywhere, holding an array of different bits and bobs) but I still get a little bit more excited than I probably should when Glossybox do their special edition boxes. This month is the Stars & Stripes Edition and it's full of beauty treats from across the pond. This is one of the best boxes from Glossybox I've seen in a long time, I hope they can keep it up!

Absolute New York Perfecting Eyeshadow Primer | $4.99 (full size product)
An oil free formula that promises to help even out skin tone around the eyes & keep eyeshadow crease-free all day. I don't wear eyeshadow but sometimes the powder I dust over my eyelids creases throughout the day, which doesn't look that nice. I gave this a try yesterday and although I don't think it held up all day, it did an okay job!

Carmex lip balm | £2.60 (full size product)
I'm always happy to welcome a new lip balm into my little collection. I'm beginning to think I have a little bit of a problem. Carmex isn't my favourite lip balm ever, but this will definitely get used and I know it's really popular. Apparently there are over 130 sold every minute - crazy!

Color Club Glossy Seal Nail Polish | $8 (full size product)
A Glossybox exclusive, this nail polish is a beautiful inky blue & I know I'll get a lot of wear out of this during the colder months if I can finally kick my nail biting habit! It might even be a one coat wonder, they're my favourite kind of polishes!

Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick in Mandarina | £20 (full size product)
Every box this month will contain a lipstick from Bellapierre and I believe there are three different shades. Bright orange isn't my colour, but I'm sure I'll be able to find someone who will happily take this off my hands because it's stunning.

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara | £19.50 for the full size (sample size product)
After hearing so many good things about Tarte, this mascara is my favourite item in my box this month. The packaging is amazing, I've never seen a mascara tube quite like this before & the brush is a really nice shape. I've only used this once so far but I must say, I'm not sure I'm sold on it. I was expecting to be wowed upon first use, but we'll see. Maybe it's one that will get better with time.

Are you subscribed to Glossybox? 
What do you think of this month's box? 

xoxo

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43 comments:

  1. this looks like such a good box, i love the tart packaging! xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. The Tarte mascara packaging is lovely! The lipstick looks stunning too, although I'm not sure it's one I'd wear, either. Not a bad box though!

    Jess xo

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    1. It's a gorgeous colour, wish it suited me hehe! xo

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  3. My box arrived yesterday but I haven't even looked inside yet! I do love their limited edition boxes, I've had to throw a lot of my cardboard boxes in the bin, I can't home them anymore haha! I'm so jealous of the Tarte mascara!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
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  4. I want to try the Tarte mascara so badly, shame I can't get it in Australia. And well Carmex, always necessart :)

    Zoe xx
    http://thebritinaus.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Ahh hopefully you'll be able to soon! xo

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  5. I don't subscribe to any beauty boxes but this was one I thought I'd be really envious of but found it a little disappointing. That said the Tarte Mascara is an all time fave of mine.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Not the best box ever, but still a nice one xo

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  6. How gorgeous is this box? Looks like a great bunch of goodies!

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  7. This box actually might be the one that persuades me to join up - so many amazing goodies my dressing table needs to have!! xxx

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  8. such a good box. I think glossybox have really improved recently xx

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  9. This looks like a brilliant box! Really want to try that Tarte mascara.

    Daisy x

    www.cupcakesandcherries.com

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  10. I've recently subscribed again, I thought this box was quite nice. The Carmex is a little boring but the other items will all get used and enjoyed. I didn't get the mascara, I got a primer instead but I haven't used it yet. One thing I don't like is the shredded packaging - it leaves dust on all the products...

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    1. Glad you liked your box too! xo

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  11. That orange lipstick looks amazing! I'm a total fiend for Mac's Lady Danger so might have to give this a try!

    Becks xo
    thenotsosecretdiary.com

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  12. I'm a sucker for packaging and they nailed it! Shame about the mazzie. :(

    Tara x

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    1. Their limited edition boxes are always so well designed! xo

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  13. This looks like a great box, I love the themed ones! I don't get glossybox anymore (i'm neither a subscriber, and they've removed me from their blogger list! ha, i don't think they like me, maybe it was because I gave them a bad review the last time I blogged about them) but i still LOVE seeing what everyone got! I never got bored of these because I like hearing all the different opinions that people have about the same items. x

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    1. Ahh that's such a shame, all you can ever be is honest! Xo

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  14. I LOVE the theme for this box - it caught my eye right away! xxx

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  15. I think this box had the potential to be amazing. We are obsessed with American Beauty products in the UK & there are so many great ones that could have been included. We can get Carmex so easily here & very inexpensive so thats a bit meh. The Tarte Mascara is the most exciting product but the box is just a little uninspiring for me
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. That's true! I guess it all depends on what they can get their hands on! xo

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  16. I need to try Glossy Box asap!

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  17. Great review! I would have loved to get the mascara and nail varnish. I got false pink nails and a face mask instead. I do like the mask though, also was lucky enough to get the nude shade lippy – really happy with that :-) Here’s my review: http://blogamomma.com/glossybox-uk-review-july-2014/

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    1. Will pop over and have a read! Xo

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  18. The stars and stripes theme is such a winner, oh so lovely! <3

    Eyeshadow primers have always interested me, will have to try one one of these days ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  19. I loved the products in this months box! I can't wait to use them. Wish i'd have gotten that nail polish though!
    I should hopefully have a review on my blog soon and I'd love it if you could check it out! :) xx darkeowlsmakeup.blogspot.com

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