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Thursday 30 April 2015

Glossybox | Iconic Hollywood Edition | April 2015

Hello My Lovelies, 

I hope you are all doing well and you have had a fabulous is it May tomorrow?! I have been a little naughty and I haven't been keeping up to date with sharing my Glossybox's with you so I thought I would sit down and share the latest release - Aprils Iconic Hollywood Edition which is an absolutely beauty. I did not get round to sharing the March box with you (it was a fabulous box) so I was thinking of filming and throwback March and April Glossybox video - let me know what you think? My OCD is kicking in as I hate that I have missed a month haha. 

For this months box Glossybox drew inspiration from the golden era, by paying homage to Hollywood;s beauty greats. They released four collectors edition boxes inspired by the silver screen stars whose timeless beauty is as relevant now as it was then. So, because no woman should be without a classic red lip colour in her beauty collection, Glossybox have featured one in every single box this month! From the lovely boutique fashion and beauty houses, Lord & Berry, this is the perfect crimson hue in pencil form. 

Firstly, let's talk about the fabulous quote featured in the gorgeous golden yellow packaging. I have to admit that I am obsessed with quotes and you will find them popping up around my Twitter and Instagram accounts regularly (@SophiaMeola). I really love how each iconic box featured a classic quote and how inspiring they all were. If I had to give feedback about one thing I would say that it would have been nice to see the inside quote resemble the icon on the front of the box. I know all of the boxes this month featured Marilyn Monroe, however, as I had an Audrey Hepburn quote in my box maybe she should have been on the cover? Just a though. 

Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream (Deluxe Sample) | RRP £65 Full Size*

Darphin is a completely new brand for me and I was excited to see what they had to offer. This cream features a breakthrough 'CelluVie™ Complex' and skin strengthening Probiotics, and a sensuous cocooning effect that rapidly replenished skin whilst encouraging moisture and protection. Darphin express that the elasticity in your skin is visibly enhanced for a firmer look and feel to the skin. The constancy is quite thick, however, I quite like that because I can really feel it working - especially if I layer it on before I go to sleep. I am going to continue using the remaining cream I have left and I will check back with a full review - the sample was a great size and I think it will last quite some time. I would consider purchasing a full size, however, I am not 100% sold on the £65 price tag! 

Pop Beauty Kajal Pen in Sooty Black (Full Size) | RRP £6.50*

Eyeliner is a staple in my makeup routine so I am always glad to see a new one featured in a beauty box for me to try. Firstly, do not be fooled by the name as this product is definitely not a pen but in fact a pencil. This Kajal pencil was extremely pigmented and creamy which makes it a dream to apply. I really liked how the pencil was double ended and included a smudged which is a simple yet effective tool to smoke out the creamy formula and create a classic smokey eye or dramatic flick similar to what was worn in the golden years. This is an absolute bargain for £6.50!

Color Club Nail Lacquer in Barely There (Full Size) | RRP £4*

I have been going mad with my nails recently and I have loved experimenting with colour now the summer months are approaching. I have to admit nude polishes are not my most used, however, I am excited to give this a try. This polish is one of those classic brown tone nude shades and it reminds me of MAC Strip Down Lip Liner which is a cult classic. Nude shades are so popular right now and I can't wait to try this on my nails perhaps even with a glittery accent nail for a little twist. 

Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls (Full Size) | RRP £6*

The first thing I noticed when I open the box was this glorious smell of fresh Cherry Blossom and when I realised they were in fact bath pearls I was over the moon. If you follow me on various social media platforms then you will know that we have been undergoing home renovations and developments of over a year now. During that time we had no bath in our family bathroom which meant I could never unwind with a bubble bath (bad time). Good news is we have a new bath and I am so excited to give these bath pearls a try! This is my first Nougat London product to try so I will make sure to follow up with a full review - the 35g bag should last me a few baths!

Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss (Full Size) | RRP £10*

Like most of the products in this box this is the first Lord & Berry product I have tried - slap on the wrist I know as this is a well loved brand amongst the beauty community. After seeing a sneak peek about this beauty in last months box I was extremely excited to try it out this month and I was super impressed. Everything from the perfect Marilyn red and creamy formula was just perfection. This intense classic pillar box hue is ideal for spring and summer. Unlike your classic bullet lipstick this is in a pencil form which makes application a lot easier in some instances. 

I hope you all enjoyed this evenings post and taking a peek inside this months Glossybox. Overall, I am really impressed with this months box and it has made me rather excited for next months box (as usual). In total this months box works out around £40 and for a £12.95* box (inc p&p) you really are getting your moneys worth, especially with four full sized products! Previous boxes have contained a bit of a mixture when it comes to products, however, I quite like that this month is focused more around beauty and achieving that classic Hollywood look with the added bonus of some pampering products! Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me on my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to read every single comment…they really make my day!

Lots of Love
*PR Sample


  1. Looks like such a lovely box! I've seen a few reviews of this Hollywood Edition and I just love the look of the eyeliner. It's very reasonably priced too considering the quality of it. Your photos look lovely by the way :) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    1. It was such a fab box and the detailing on the packaging was so gorgeous! Aww thank you so much, really means a lot - I have been trying so hard with my photography lately xx

  2. I used to get Glossybox but I stopped because I didn't think it was worth it. This box looks amazing! :) great value for money.

    Jenna \ Beauty And The Style

  3. It looks like a pretty good box although they always seem to include color club polish and lord and berry products x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  4. I love the packaging of this box! Bit bored of seeing Lord and Berry in beauty boxes though xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  5. I love the design of the box and the whole concept, but I feel like anyone buying these boxes probably already has a red lip, a black liner & a nude nail polish...? I don't know, I don't think I'd be wowed by this - although the Darphin cream sounds gorgeous!!

    Jess xo

  6. The lip pencil looks gorgeous, so bright color <3

    Pink Frenzy

  7. Not really a fan of glossybox, but this one looks nice

  8. I had the same box as you, I love the L&B lip pencil xxx

  9. I've seen this glossy box from a few bloggers now, it is such a great box. Wish I had got my hands on one, The Lord and Berry pencil looks gorgeous, and would love to try the Darphin x

  10. Ah this box looks fab <3 I got a slightly different version for my GlossyBox in April and I wasn't that impressed; but these products look fab. Also, I just need to take a minute to say how flipping AMAZING your photos are!

  11. All of these products look amazing! I wish that I could have a glossy box :) I especially love the packaging.

    Brooke | brookewrote

  12. I've never subscribed to anything like Glossybox but it looks like you've received some great bits! I like the idea of the cream, but like you, definitely not sold on the price tag!



  13. Oo I love the look of those bath pearls. Your Glossybox this month looked really good, I really like the theme they gave it!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  14. Looks interesting but I couldn't justify paying for it! x

  15. the glossybox packaging is always so adorable!!

    I subscribe to boxycharm usually but glossybox looks so interesting, I may have to try it out.



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