Thursday, 26 July 2012
GlossyBox July 2012 - Festival Edition
This month's GlossyBox theme is festival essentials. The box I was sent was a decent mix of skincare, beauty and hair care. GlossyBox state that if you sign up you will receive 5 product miniatures. There was one full size product in my box this month.
The 5 products
Bex London Londoner Urban Fragrance (full size £81 for 100ml) (There were 4 variations that you could have received -N6, W1X, SE1 or EC2)
I received a 2ml sample of N6 EDT. I actually enjoy receiving fragrance samples as it is usually of a scent I may have never heard of or picked up myself. It is a great way to discover a new favourite!
Being a north londoner at heart I was delighted to receive N6. It is described as capturing the elegant character of Highgate Village and the splendid wilderness of Hampstead Heath. Top notes consist of crisp bergamot, English fruit and pink pepper. Heart notes of rose, jasmine, caramel, amber and sandalwood.
This is a very nice and sophisticated scent, perfect for popping in your handbag/wash bag for a weekend away. However it doesn't grab me enough to say that I love it. I found it to be neither overtly masculine or feminine. Reading up on the description of W1X (the most feminine of the collection) it sounds like something that would appeal more.
Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Moisture Mist (full size £9.35 for 100ml)
I love the Awapuhi Ginger collection but haven't tried this moisture mist. I received a 100ml bottle which is perfect for travel. The mist is designed for hair and skin. This has a pleasant, initially refreshing and then settling to a powdery scent and is cooling on my skin, perfect for spritzing in the heat.
Monu Night Renewal Complex £36.95 for 50ml
This is a 20ml sample and is designed for normal/combination skin. I was just about to purchase a night cream so will be trying this out from tonight. It promises to smooth and firm skin whilst you sleep. Watch this space!
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse £17.50 for 50ml
This is such a cute little bottle (10ml) of dry oil. Designed to be used on face, body and hair. Smells wonderful. I have never tried NUXE so looking forward to giving this a try.
Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics Lip Frosting £10 for 15ml
This is a full size product. I received Irish Cream Pavlova. The scent is seriously sweet and yummy. Love the shade too. I love lip products so will definitely be using this. It can be used as a cheek stain too, will see how I get on with using it that way. Multi-purpose, gorgeous.
As a bonus also included in the box were sample sachets of Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing line.
I liked this box, plenty of new products to try out, fit the theme perfectly and are items that won't get left in the box.
What do you think?