For those of you that aren’t aware of what GlossyBox is, it’s a subscription box and each month, you get a diverse selection of 5 beauty treats that includes niche, high-end and emerging brands. The products are quite often full size or deluxe samples, it is a great way of discovering new brands and getting a beauty treat right to your door each month.
So the August GlossyBox* is a collectors edition and it’s a beauty, the packaging is a sweet blue colour and has the text Girls Just Wanna Have Sun. As you may have guessed, the August theme is Summer and I’m impressed with the contents as you get 3 full-sized products. I also like that the products included are not your typical Summer options and I’m excited to try everything.
Essence Essence Live Laugh Celebrate Palette
Long time readers of my blog will know I can’t say enough good things about this brand, Essence for me are the best affordable brand out there, their products are fantastic quality and their range is entirely Vegan. The most exciting product in this months box (for me) is the new Live Laugh Love Palette. This is a 4 pan customisable palette and you can add your eyeshadows, highlighters and blushers to make your own perfect palette. So with the August GlossyBox you get the empty palette and 2 eyeshadow shades, a highlighter and a cute blusher so you can create a complete look.
The pans click in & out with a practical click-mechanism so you can interchange them depending on your mood / needs. The packaging is beautiful and fun, it feels very sturdy and you have 20 eyeshadows, 3 blushers and 3 lip powders. With the palette and each pan costing only £1.50 each you can make yourself a very affordable palette full of your favourite shades.
Model Launcher Cosmetics Safari Sun Bronzer £16.50
What Summer makeup bag is complete without that perfect bronzer? I have never heard of this brand before but I’m loving the animal print look, it is so fun. This bronzer adds just enough warmth to the skin to give you that sun-kissed beach vibe and it is talc free and mineral enriched so perfect for even the most sensitive of skins. With this kind of multi tonal product I just swirl my brush across all shades ensuring I get a little of each colour then sweep it on where the sun would naturally hit.
Valquer Ice Hair Mask £14.99
Often when we are on holiday our hair suffers the brunt of its drying effects so I am happy to see a hair mask in this months box – got to keep our hair looking glossy and healthy. This hair mask is for use on damp hair leaving it to work its magic for 3 – 5 minutes then rinse with warm water (easy peasy). This energizing mask has a cooling effect which is ideal for Summer and it is also enriched with macadamia oil to hydrate and tame your dry holiday hair. I have never tried this brand but I do like a good hair mask so this is coming on holiday with me for sure.
Batiste Dry Shampoo & Conditioner Orange and Pomegranate £4.49
This isn’t your average dry shampoo – nope, Batiste have created a 2 in 1 Dry Shampoo & Conditioner which they say will refresh your roots and condition the lengths. I am an almost daily dry shampoo user so I’m intrigued to see what difference the conditioner makes to how soft and clean my hair feels. The scent of this is 100% Summer in a can, it is so fruity and sweet. This is just a mini can but they’re always very handy to take with you in your handbag or on holiday.
Rodial Suede Lips £22
I’m very partial to a lip crayon, they are my ideal no fuss lip option. This Rodial one is in the shade Big Apple and has a matte finish but don’t panic, thanks to the vitamin E in the formula it isn’t at all drying. I have to say although I really like this product, I wouldn’t say it is your typical Summer shade. It is quite a deep mauve brown and I feel it is more of an Autumnal shade, so I might just keep it for my Autumn makeup switch up.
So all in all I am over the moon with this months box, it has some well-known brands included as well as a couple that are new to me. It is not often that I’m excited about every product but I’m actually going to use all 5 beauty products from this box and not pass anything on to family or friends. So if you want this months box you best be quick as I think it will be a popular one.
*This GlossyBox is a PR Sample but the review and thoughts are 100% my own