GlossyBox August 2017

August 2017 GlossyBox

August 2017 GlossyBox

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.

Girls Just Want to-have Sun August Glossybox

Essence live laugh celebrate palette

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.

Essence Eyeshadow Palette in GlossyBox August 2017

Essence Live Laugh Celebrate Eyeshadow Palette

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.

GlossyBox Spoiler August 2017

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

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.

Whats in the August 2017 GlossyBox

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.

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*This GlossyBox is a PR Sample but the review and thoughts are 100% my own

The Birchtree by Bloom and Wild x Birchbox

Birchbox Bloom and Wild Christmas Box

Birchbox Bloom and Wild Christmas Box

Bloom and Wild Christmas Birchbox

What could be more perfect for the festive season? The UK’s number 1 beauty box, Birchbox have teamed up with Bloom & Wild, the fab letterbox flower delivery company to bring you a great limited edition Christmas offering …… The BirchTree by Birchbox and Bloom & Wild* It is so adorable.

Bloom & Wild have thought of everything and this all comes delivered in a flat box which is perfectly sized to fit through your letterbox, talk about convenient! Inside you get a mini evergreen birch tree (a real one) which smells super festive and 5 amazing luxe beauty products to get your skin ready for and also see you through the party season.

I think this is such a fun collaboration and it has got me well and truly in the Festive Spirit.

Christmas 2016 Birchbox with Bloom and Wild

The Birchtree by Bloom and Wild Birchbox

Inside this letterbox friendly package you will receive,

  • The BirchTree: A small, cute and perfectly formed festive evergreen tree
  • Caudalie Instant Detox Mask: A 10 minute weekly detox mask that is perfect for revitalising tired, lacklustre completions. This is a great mask for keeping your skin looking its best over the party season.
  • Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream: A gorgeous soothing body cream which smells so good. Its a blend of rice milk and sweet cherry blossom that will nourish your skin from top to toe
  • Benefit the POREfessional: This is such a cult beauty favourite. Its an oil free primer that will help diffuse pores and fine lines and ensure your makeup looks flawless and stays in place all night long.
  • Lord & Berry Red Lipstick: Could this be the perfect Holiday red? Its a mini pillar box red lipstick which will fit in any clutch bag this party season so you can re apply on the go.
  • Givenchy Live Irrésistible Eau de Parfum: I had to test this out right away and I don’t think I have ever owned a Givenchy fragrance but this one is beautiful. It is a very feminine scent and I could smell it hours after I first applied it. It has notes of pineapple and spicy rose to give you a mix of zesty fruit and floral. I urge you to test this out and let me know if you like it as much as I do.

Christmas Birchtree Birchbox by Bloom and Wild

Your 5 Birchbox samples come with pretty red ribbons all ready to hang on your birch tree. It was quite fun to get creative and decorate my tree although I don’t think I’ll be able to resist not using my products so they won’t be on the tree too long. I will however be replacing the beauty products with some festive baubles and putting it in my hallway, you must remember to care for your tree and water it every week so it stays lush and green right up until Christmas.

The Christmas BirchTree by Birchbox and Bloom and Wild

Christmas Birchbox UK 2016

This is such a fun take on your standard beauty box, not only do you get 5 lovely products to try out but also this lovely Christmas Tree is going to make your home feel extra festive. Its the perfect gift for friends and family, or a great Christmas treat for you

Be quick if you want to snap this up, it is limited edition and once they’re gone thats it.

The BirchTree by Birchbox and Bloom & Wild*

*PR Sample

QVC Tili Beauty Box Second Edition

QVC Tili October Beauty Box Spoiler

QVC Tili Beauty Box October

October Tili Beauty Box

This is the Try it Love it (Tili) Beauty Box from QVC and before you ask if there is really room for another beauty box on the market – just take a look at the contents! Its jam-packed full of luxurious, current, must have beauty products.

So October saw the release of the Tili Beauty Box Second Edition and once again they’ve managed to include some big name brands like Tarte, NIOD, OPI and Caudalie. The contents have a value of £99 but retails at £20 including p&p, so you’re getting a fantastic deal. I thought their first box was going to be hard to follow-up but they have knocked it out of the park, these Tili boxes feel like they’re been carefully curated and I’m very excited to try everything.

QVC Tili October Beauty Box Spoiler

In your box:

  • 1 x Percy & Reed Abundantly Bouncy Volumising Mousse (200ml) – with a formula created to stay light and feel natural thanks to its creamy moisturising texture, this mousse is designed to give your hair extreme, lasting volume, without a sticky or stiff feel
  • 1 x NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex (15ml) – this advanced serum combines 12 forms of hyaluronic compounds in a peptide-charged delivery system to offer visible hydration, helping to plump and even out the appearance of your complexion and leave it feeling comfortable and smooth
  • 1 x Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara (7ml) – helps separate and lift lashes, while painting on glossy, ultra-black definition with a patented soft bristle brush that saturates even the tiniest lashes to increase lash volume instantly
  • 1 x Amazing Grace shower gel (30ml) – a three-in-one shower gel, bath foam and shampoo, with an amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent
  • 1 x OPI Nail Lacquer in Russian Navy (15ml) a richly-pigmented inky blue shimmer
  • 1 x Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Make-Up Primer (59ml) a lightweight formula with a sheer bronze tint designed to even out the look and feel of your skin tone, creating a smoother canvas on which to apply your make-up, and giving a soft, luminescent glow
  • 1 x Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen (0.8g) – in Black Noir (intense black). This water-resistant, long-wear eye pen glides on smoothly in a single sweeping motion, and is designed to be smudge and budge-resistant
  • 1 x Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Moisturizer SPF20 (15ml) – this rich formula features soft-focus mattifying powders that instantly prime and blur the look of your skin, while helping to smooth and re-contour the look of your complexion. Combines micro hyaluronic acids with Vine Resveratrol, plus peptides

New Tili Beauty Box

You get 8 products in this months box and they’re a good mix of skincare, haircare and makeup and I have to say I’m really impressed with the contents. I’m particularly excited to try the Tarte Mascara, NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex and the beautiful OPI Nail Polish. Quite often with beauty boxes there are a few dud products or foil packets but it seems with Tili you get top named, good quality brands and a mix of full size products and generous deluxe samples.

These boxes sell out quite quickly so don’t hang about!

Tili Beauty Box : £20 including P&P

Limited Edition LookFantastic x Jurlique Beauty Box

lfxjurlique beauty box contents

Jurlique Look Fantastic Beauty Box

I think as I’m writing this that the #LFxJurlique Beauty Box* has sold out – in record time. I can 100% understand why, this box is jam packed with skin loving treats from Australian skincare experts Jurlique. As with all the LookFantastic Beauty Boxes it was fantastic value for money and a great introduction to Jurlique as the box includes many of their best selling Rose Hydration products.

The luxurious contents of this box are worth over £85 but retailed at just £40. This box includes many of Jurlique’s best selling Rose products, which are all available individually too.

The products included in the box will give you the Jurlique hydration skincare ritual covering: cleanse, mist, serum, moisturise; plus a bonus treat for your hands.

ltd Edition Look Fantastic Jurlique Beauty Box

  • Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser 100ml (Full Size)
  • Rosewater Balancing Mist 30ml (Deluxe Sample)
  • Rose Moisture Plus Restoring Serum 30ml (Full Size)
  • Moisture Replenishing Day Cream 15ml (Deluxe Sample)
  • Rose Hand Cream 15ml (Deluxe Sample)
  • Jurlique Drawstring Bag (Full Size)

Jurlique Beauty Box

I’m excited to see some of my favourite Jurlique products included in this box, the Rose Hand Cream is beautifully hydrating and leaves your hands feeling soft and smooth, I always have a tube of this on the go. Their Rosewater Balancing Mist is one of Jurlique’s best known products and is perfect for refreshing your skin (especially during the Summer) and giving the skin a boost of hydration. I leave this sat on my desk so I can spritz it throughout the day, its nice both under makeup or on top to refresh the skin.

I’m excited to try the Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser It sounds very gentle and lovely for days when your skin is feeling dry and looking dull. The ingredients enhance cell turnover and dissolve dirt and impurities so this will work well as an evening cleanse to remove all that pollution and dirt from the skin and enhance skins radiance.

All the products in this box are luxurious and have a list of skin loving ingredients, of course at the centre are the beautiful roses which are grown on Jurlique’s biodynamic, organic farm which is nestled in the Adelaide Hills of Australia. The farm uses steam, water and fire to extract the intense hydrating properties of roses for the Rose Hydration Range. If you’re ever lucky enough to be Adelaide you can book a tour of the Jurlique Farm to see and learn about the nature and science behind our skin care products.

lfxjurlique beauty box contents

If you tend to shy away from Rose scented products because you think they are a little old fashioned or smell too floral don’t let that put you off. Jurlique’s Rose Collection is delicate and light in scent and smells a lot more modern and dewy. If you have the chance you must try it for yourself I think you will be surprised at how lovely and fresh the scent is.

Did you manage to get your hands on this Beauty Box? I would love to hear what Jurlique products you love and use in your skincare routine. Oh & Jurlique are running a competition to win the Jurlique Iconic Collection worth £152 – more details below.

*PRsample