When it comes to beauty box reviews I’m a little hit and miss as I have so many other reviews and posts I want to write first!
However when this month’s weighty Glossybox was delivered I knew I needed to give it a review ASAP as I love everything in it and it’s just ideal for summer or if you are going on holiday anytime soon.
As always the Glossybox box costs £10 (plus p&p) and can be bought as a one-off box then cancelled or subscribed to for 3,6 or 12 months making it even cheaper. But personally I’d suggest signing up to the monthly plan so that you can cancel anytime… even after your first box if you wish! All details of the monthly plan and how you can snap up the June box can be found here.
This month’s box is all about new discoveries with five of summer’s most exciting products and although a few of these products aren’t new to me I can totally agree that it’s a very summer themed box. Below are mini (ok, not so mini) reviews of all the products you receive with the June box.
Origins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser (15ml travel size)
This is a moisturiser I’ve been wanting to try for some time now along with too many other products from Origins so I was so pleased to see this in the box. Even with the vivid orange packaging I didn’t instantly know it would have such an amazing fresh orange scent to it but much like the amazing Ole Henriksen product this has a zingy citrus scent that certainly gives you a boost and leaves the skin feeling fresh. I also love that the cream is light weight and oil-free perfect for summer and oily/combination skin types. I’m going to try my best not to use this until my holiday in October but I have a feeling I will be treating myself to the full size version on using it up!
Spa To You Konjac Sponge RRP £6.99 (full size)
Although Konjac sponges aren’t new to me I always happy to receive a new one as they can be used both over the face and body. Made from vegetable fibres this unique sponge becomes rock solid when dry and the smoothest rubbery sponge when wet. The sponge can be used alone to gently exfoliate the skin or with your favourite cleanser… or as I’ve discovered to remove face masks. This really is a unique product that I already love to use so I’m impressed to see Glossybox keeping up with current trends and including it in this month’s box.
Ladival Sun Protection Spray SPF 15 RRP £19.99 (full size)
Ladival is a sun care brand I’ve seen become increasingly popular in the last 6 months as they have brought more advanced protection to the high street (I spotted the whole range in Asda recently). So I was instantly pleased to see a full size 150ml product… however with my fair skin SPF 15 just doesn’t cut it sadly, I’m more of a SPF 30-50 kinda gal. However I plan to give this a little test out (then pass it onto someone that’s blessed with less-transparent skin) on not so sunny days to see if I like the formula and then may buy the SPF 30 or 50 version as the specs for this are pretty good – instant protection, suitable for sensitive skin and water resistant.
De Bruyere After Sun Lotion RRP £9.48 (50ml full size)
Staying with sun care with a rather lovely after sun moisturiser that smells heavenly! This beautifully packaged lotion is ideal for applying after a day in the sun and a perfect size to take on holiday with you. Enriched with Monoi (I don’t know either) alongside vitamin E this will hydrate, nourish and calm skin. As for the scent this comes from the Monoi which is basically gardenia petals soaked in coconut oil which for me gives off almost a bubblegum scent that’s very addictive…. I’m sniffing the back of my hand where I’ve applied it as I type this! I already know I’m going to love using this product but my first world problem is that it’s a french product and after I’ve used up my tube and all the eBay listings of it have gone it’s likely to be impossible to get hold of again!
Emite Makeup Lip & Cheek Tint RRP £12.50 (full size)
Onto lips and cheeks now with this not so summery looking tint. On first glance of the box this was the only product I was unsure of but after trying it out I can say it’s quite a lovely berry red shade that will suit all skin tones. The gel like formula glides over the lips and cheeks and dries quickly to an invisible feel making it perfect for summer when you don’t want to have the feeling of makeup on your skin. Another product I will be using over summer from this fab box.
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner RRP £1.09 (20ml sachet sample)
Lastly as a bonus product is a sachet of the popular Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner that’s already a huge favourite of mine. Again, this is another product ideal for the summer months when hair can start to feel dry from too much sun and need rescuing. For a high street hair mask it’s incredible affective and smells amazing! This will be used ASAP as I’ve recently re-ombre’d my hair and it’s in need of some TLC. A fab product to try out if you haven’t already.
This really is one of my favourite boxes so far from Glossybox in 2016 and a great box to start off especially if you love Summer products or you have a holiday planned!
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