|May 2014 Glossybox* (£10 + p&p)|
Superdrug, a beauty retailer here in the UK, is celebrating its 50th birthday and Glossybox have teamed up with them to put together this special edition box. The theme is the 'summer beauty edit' and each box will contain at least 4 full sized products along with a few extra treats. I do like the concept, I like that each box will contain some full sized products and it's really nice to open a box that's totally packed full of beauty goodies.
But there's something about it that isn't quite as exciting as I was hoping for. When I think of 'summer beauty edits' I think of pretty highlighters and peachy bronze shades, so I'm not convinced the contents of my box is the best representation of summer beauty. It's nice but I'm not sure it has the wow factor.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Overnight Mask | £7.99 for 60ml (currently on sale at £5.99)
+ An overnight treatment that hydrates for up to 24 hours, to give you soft & beautiful feet while you sleep. It's an almost balm consistency that seems to absorb really quickly, which is nice. Not particularly exciting but could be good to prepare for sandals weather.
Schwarzkopf Essence Ultime Crystal Shine Conditioner | £4.99 for 250ml
+ A light-weight conditioner with liquidised crystals developed with Claudia Schiffer. I'm always happy to try out a conditioner that promises to give shine because it's something my hair definitely doesn't have naturally.
B. Sheer Conditioning Lipstick in Petal | £6.99 (currently on sale at £3.49)
+ For those not wanting the full coverage of a lipstick, but still want a soft sheen on the lips. The formula feels quite nice, it's sheer but buildable and I like the slightly glossy finish. Petal is a rosy pink shade, it's pretty and really wearable. I'm a little disappointed with the packaging, I understand it's an affordable product but I have to hold on to the twisty part of the tube otherwise the lipstick falls back inside and it's impossible to apply.
Max Factor Facefinity All Day Primer | £10.99 for 30ml
+ A primer containing micro correctors that work to absorb sweat and extend the wear of your foundation for an all-day flawless finish. This is something I will certainly try out, I like that it has an SPF of 20 but I'm not sure it'll replace my love for illuminating primers.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara | £6.99
+ Rimmel's first mascara with an hourglass brush that plumps and curves lashes for an iconic 60s look. This is definitely the product I'm most excited about. When I think of summer make up, fluttery lashes are a must-have. Certainly the product that fits most with the summer beauty edit theme for me!
Ghost Eclipse Perfume & Garnier Oil Infused Nourishing Lotion
There are two little sample sized products included as bonus items, which I think is a nice touch. The perfume is quite a warm and summery scent and the Garnier oil sounds really interesting so I'm looking forward to giving it a try.
With 5 full sized products worth almost £40, this is certainly a box that provides value for money. So while it's not the most exciting or luxurious selection of products, I can see what Glossybox were trying to achieve and I think they've done pretty well. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the other boxes because I have a feeling that this isn't going to be the best one.
Are you subscribed? What do you think of this month's box?
- Jennie xo