Sunday, 14 July 2013

What's Inside The July 2013 Glossybox

July's Glossybox is themed Seaside Splash, the perfect box to help you prep for your Summer getaway. Quite often I say that I am not sure why they bother with a theme as I don't find the contents to particularly match the theme (except for probably the Harrods Edition and the excellent Natural Box). This month however I am happy to say the theme and the contents of my box fit perfectly.

The contents 

Ciate London Paint Pot £9 (full size) shade Mistress 

Paint pots are fab and this full size pot is a great addition to the box. If you haven't tried Ciate before you are in for a treat. There are 3 different shades floating around in the boxes and personally it would have been lovely to have received a different one as I already have Mistress which is a fab red. Click the link in the title of this section to see the gorgeous tomatoey red on my nails.

Nip+Fab Shine Fix £9.95 15ml (Full Size)

This is described as a light gel that removes and absorbs excess oil flow to instantly control shine.

I haven't had a chance to use this fully (ie test it out for a day or so) but it does instantly mattify the skin and can be used as often as required. It does have quite a medicinal scent and I found it to be a little sticky.

Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist (25ml) Full Size 125ml £23

Claims to create effortlessly tousled 'just back from the beach' waves. Adds texture, volume and healthy shine to all hair types in a weightless mist formula.

I absolutely love this, I have had my box for a few days now and in the heat have opted for carefree waves. This smells absolutely gorgeous and fresh with its cucumber scent. It defines the waves and adds shine although some pieces of my hair were a little crunchy but not overly so.

Anantomicals Spray Misty For Me Facial Spritz 100ml £6 (Full Size)

Suitable for all skin types this timely facial spritz has been a welcome addition to my skin these last few scorching hot days. It has a pleasant cooling effect and my skin feels nice and soft too. It contains calming Lavender and refreshing Peppermint extracts. Smells good.

Coola Organic Suncare Collection - Coola Mineral Face SPF20 Rose Essence Tint (7ml) Full Size 50ml £29.99

This is a teeny sample sized tube which I haven't tried yet. I will give it a go tomorrow. Hand swatched I have found it to be light in texture, slightly warming in colour and providing radiance to the skin but I will see how it transfers to my face and report back.

It looks promising though with it being paraben free, packed with antioxidants and hypoallergenic. It apparently provides complete UVA/UVB protection and fights free radicals whilst soothing, toning and minimizing pores. Although it claims that Organic Acai Oil delivers powerful anti-ageing benefits and organic Evening Primrose and Linseed Oils reduce inflammation and balance moisture, you are very unlikely to see these benefits from one or two applications.

ETA - I have been using this three days now (7ml seems to go quite far!) and I really like it. it gives warmth to the face, a dewy finish and it covers and smooths pores. Good stuff.

Final thoughts

Gorgeous bright turquoise box with a seaside coral/starfish print and useful contents that match the theme brilliantly make this a stonker of a box this month. With 3 full size products with a total value of just under £26 and 3 additional products one a perfect travel size this box is excellent value and one that I was rather excited to open and use the products!

Glossybox costs £10 a month plus p+p

*PR Sample

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