GlossyBox is one of my favorite beauty boxes, HANDS DOWN. I would probably be one of the best salespeople for them because I pay full price every month ($21) and always have positive comments which I share with friends and readers. I mean, like every box, there can be a hit and miss, but I would have to say I always use and adore 4/5 of the products. The only complaint I think I have is that I’m apparently the last person to recieve their box. While some reviewers had their posts up 6+ days ago, mine literally arrived on Saturday.
Anyway… their theme this month was Le Grand Bleu, which I think is appropriate for July/Summer. If you remember from my June review, you know I LOVE their packaging. Serious effort taken into consideration. A simple light pink box, with all the items inside wrapped up like a present in pink ribbon, all wrapped up again with black tissue paper!
On top of all the items was the information card which revealed the theme and showed all of the items included in this month’s box. What I like about GlossyBox is that you always get the same thing as every other subscriber. While I do enjoy customized boxes and believe that they’re great, sometimes I get jealous when someone gets a different, ‘better’ color nail polish than me, or a beach surf spray rather than a volumizing hair spray.
So here you can see all 6 items, ranging from bath products to haircare and beauty/makeup! I had already seen two spoilers and so I knew I would be receiving the Fig & Rouge Gloss, which I was pumped about, as well as a Deep Conditioning Brazillian Blowout Masque.
So here is the Fig & Rouge tube of 100% natural Lip Balm in Cherry Blossom. Their packaging (can you tell what I notice first!?) is awesome- I just love the bright summery colors, and that they use a unique little tube rather than a typical chapstick or pot of balm. I’m definitely keeping and using this product… and I can say I most likely will be purchasing it when I run out!
Next up is the Brazillian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque, a creamy rich, intense conditioning formula that reconstructs, strengthens and smoothes the hair. This is perfect for the summertime because of all the damage from the sun and chlorine. I can’t wait to test it out, and hopefully it’ll repair my split ends.
I’m not a huge fan of royal blue-shades, however I love this cute little bottle of Nails Inc. London polish! Nails Inc. London is actually a pretty big-name company, selling their products at luxuy beauty stores like Sephora. This color is called Baker Street, a solid cream royal blue shade, that is bold and attention grabbing. I’m contemplating if I want to test it out on myself or gift it to a friend.
I was a tad confused between Bulgari and Bvlgari at first (two diff. brands) but once I looked into the brand and saw all the raving reviews, I was like woah, I’ve been missing out! The smell is great- a simple floral scent reminding me of roses and very old-fashioned. I can’t wait to try it out and see if it works for either my hair or as bodywash.
Next up are these Makeup Cleansing Tissues from Absolute! which thoroughly removes eye-liner, shadow, lipstick, blush and even waterproof mascara without skin irritation. They come in a nice citrus-y scent as they have vitamin C extract! While I have never tried this brand before, I am a fan of my varieties of face wipes out there so far. I will have multiple uses for this: refreshing after the gym, removing makeup with ease, cleansing my face on a hot day, etc…
Finally, I recieved this tube of Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum. I believe this is sample-size, as compared to the sizing and pricing I’ve seen online, but I’m not totally sure. While I wish it was full-size because of the raving reviews I’ve heard about it, I’m pretty excited just to have recieved it and be able to test it out. It is a Doctor developed, patent pending, formulation that deeply penetrates the skin to quickly clear blemishes at the source. Trust me, I’ve heard this claim before from various treatments, but am hoping it really works in less than 2 days! Wish me luck testing it out.
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My favorite items in the July 2013 GlossyBox have to be the Fig & Rouge Lip Balm, Acai Deep Conditioning Masque and the Citrus Face Cleansing wipes from Asbolute! What do you all think of the box? I have my fingers crossed that next month will have a lipstick and mascara!