Hello My Lovelies,
I hope you are all doing well and have had a fabulous weekend so far. I know the weekend is coming to a close but here is to the start of a brand new week. I have had a week that will definitely not leave my memory anytime soon. Since we last spoke quite a few things have happened - if you follow me on various social media platforms then you might already know. I won't go into too much detail on this post but I am thinking of writing a post about it all as I find writing everything down and speaking about everything can really help.
Anyways, back into today's post. Given I have been a little late showing you my previous Glossybox's I thought I would get back into my blogging schedule and bring you the new May edition box as soon as possible. This months Glossybox is back to its original pretty in pink colour scheme and it is all about calling on the Summer time! This months box has beribboned all the essentials you need to prep for the balmy days ahead! I was pleased to see a variety of different products in this months box - both from brands I know well and some newbies.
Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam (Deluxe Sample) | RRP £7.95* Full Size
Zerreau is a completely new brand for me but I was excited to see that this product was dubbed a 2014 festival essential, which naturally left me wanting to know more. Now, I wish I had known about this product when I was at Reading last year! I did bring my beloved Batiste Dry Shampoo with me but I am intrigued to see what this would have done. The Zerreau Towel Off Apple Shampoo is the best way to wash your hair without water. This is the next generation of dry shampoo and according to Zerreau this product gently cleanses your hair leaving it silky soft and fresh. I received a 70ml deluxe sample but I feel like it would go quite a long way. and the apple scent reminds me of the Chewit Xtreme Sour Apple candy!
Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel (Full Size) | £15.93*
Yet again Etre Belle was another completely new brand for me but I do love being introduced to new products and brands by Glossybox! According to Etre Belle prepping your skin for summer has never been easier. For an instant rescue when skin needs a little TLC, this cooling gel hydrates by delivering moisture deep below the surface, in turn relieving your complexion. What's more, aloe vera makes for the perfect post-sun soother and I find using an aloe vera also helps pro-long your tan (well for me personally). In terms of price I do feel that £15.93 is a little pricey for a 40ml product, however, if this is a real game changer for you then you might be willing to spend a little more for a product you know will work for you. I personally love the Banana Boat Aloe Vera gel and you can pick that up for under £5 depending on the bottle size.
SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (Deluxe Sample) | RRP £12* Full Size
I have said it twice so I might as well say it again...this is another new brand for me to try. I must admit when I first read the label ' Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate' I thought this was going to be more a repressing skincare spritz for your face, however, I was totally wrong! According to SASS this is the perfect treat for your skin post-shade or wax which makes it perfect for a summer box as it is something we all do! The SASS concentrate soothes the skin and reduces hair regrowth, whilst exfoliating ingredients including salicylic acid and fruit enzymes delicately exfoliate to ensure ingrown hairs are a thing of the past. To be honest I was a little shocked to see that this product was stocked in Boots purely because I havenever seen it on the shelves before...and I spend quite a lot of my time in Boots! Even thought that is the case it just means that if it is a product I like then it will be easy to get hold of.
Collection Cosmetics Field Day Lipstick in #2 Tulip (Full Size) | £2.99*
I was so pleased to see this and the below product in this months box because they are brand I have used many times before and really enjoy. Collection Cosmetics houses some of my favourite holy grail makeup products - the Lasting Perfection Concealer and my beloved Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner. Step into spring with a slick of on-trend pastel pink across your lips with Collection Cosmetics Tulip lipstick. The formulation applies like a dream with a creamy consistency, however, once dried leaves a matte finish to the lips which makes it perfect for longevity during the summer months. Collection Cosmetics is an extremely affordable makeup brand and I have used many of their products from when I first started getting into makeup (I remember collection their glittery eyeliners). Price wise this lipstick is a complete steal coming in at £2.99 and the packaging looks super fresh and chic. I was very pleased with this lipstick and I would love to pick up a few more shades from the range.
MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand in Midnight Storm (Full Size) | £6.95*
MeMeMe is a brand I was introduced to last year and was pleasantly surprised with (see my brand overview here). My first impressions of this dual ended eyeliner was how creamy and pigmented the formulation was. Blue eyeliner is a key trend for spring, and this eye product is all you need to create an effortlessly smokey look. With two tones of blue to choose from you have the option to create a subtle everyday look or alternatively intensify the eyes for a evening look. I really do love dual purpose products and this is perfect for on the go day to day and for traveling. After giving this shade a try (which is dazzling) I am so intrigued to give a few other shades a try! Price wise I think £6.95 is a great price; not only because it is a dual ended product that I know will last quite some time but also because I know how great the formulation is. You can see full swatches below.
I hope you all enjoyed this evenings post and diving inside this months Glossybox, I would love to hear your thoughts. Overall, I was really impressed with this months box and with this months spoiler I am looking forward to trying next months festival chic inspired box! In total this months box works out around £30+ and for a £12.95* box (inc p&p) you are getting you money's worth which is great. I quite liked how this months box was focused around catapulting into summer. If you would like to see any in-depth reviews of the products mentioned above then please let me know. Like always lovelies, if you have any questions, requests or if you just want a chat you can contact me via my social media or leave me a comment below. I love hearing from you all and I make sure to ready every single comment...they really make my day!
Also, the Glossybox team have been ever so generous and offered me a discount code to share with you all. How does 15% off your first box and a free gift sound?! If you use the code SOPHIA15 you can get just that.
What do you think about this months box? What would you like to see in next months Festival Chic edition?
Lots of Love
*Discount offer ends 31/05/2015. 15% off the first box only with any subscription plan. Limited availability free gift. Full terms and conditions apply at the www.glossybox.co.uk checkout.