16 July 2013

July Glossybox 2013


Firstly I must apologise for my appalling blogging skills of late, this new job of mine is draining all my resources (time and energy!) but hopefully it'll get less of a nightmare the more we get used to all of the changes. So here I am trying to get back into the swing of things bringing you a peek inside of the July Glossybox and after last months disappointing box this is what I call a summer box! They even pulled a special edition box out of the bag which is perfect for the summery theme of the box and would make brilliant bathroom storage! 

Essie Sleek Sticks in 02 Croc 'n Chic
I've seen these in different variations in Boots quite a few times and they seem to be out of stock more than they are in stock so they must be quite popular. Nail wraps are a bit too fiddly for me, I like to paint and go! I do want to give these a go even though croc effect nails really aren't my cup of tea but maybe in the winter when I prefer a more vampy nail these will come in use! 

Alterna Haircare Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist
I absolutely love the sound of this and I can't wait to try it out the next time I wash my hair. It's meant to give effortlessly tousled beachy waves and add texture, volume and a healthy shine. What more does a girl want from her hair at this time of year?!

Sleek Makeup Pout Paint in Minx & Mauve Over
After a bit of research on these I can see that they're our version of an OCC Lip Tar which I've wanted to try for ages but found hard to get hold of. The shades I got in my box were minx which is a peachy pink (oh Glossbox you know me so well!) and Mauve Over which is a scary vibrant purple if you mix the two together it does tone the purple down to a more manageable fushia shade. I'm yet to try these out for lasting time but I have still got a mark on my hand from swatching a good couple of hours ago even after a good scrubbing so I have high hopes!

Anatomicals Spray Misty For Me Facial Spritz
What a handy little spray for these hot days and nights, containing lavender to calm and peppermint to refresh. It's suitable for all skin types and rehydrates and calms, I've been using this after I take my makeup off at night and before I put it on in the morning, you do need to leave it a good minute or two to dry before you can put anything else on your face though.

Coola Organic Suncare Collection Mineral Face SPF 20
Well, what doesn't this do?! Not only is it sun protection it also soothes, tones and minimizes pores while also reducing inflammation and balancing moisture and fighting signs of ageing! No wonder it comes in at £29.99 for a full size! 

Glossybox have definitely got it right this month with their summer themed box lets just hope the weather stays long enough for me to try out my new goodies while it actually feels summery! 

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  1. That Anatomicals mist is perf for the humid weather atm! Love your blog btw :)

    Niamh x


    1. It really is, it's literally been by my side constantly! Thank you!! xx

  2. I absolutely loved this months box! my box was pretty much identical to yours minus different shades of the pout paint and a different Essie pattern! i have a post if you want to check it out, love your blog!! :) xx

    An Uninventive Name

    1. Thank you Abby :) I'm going to have a nose at your box now :) xx

  3. Looks like a fab box! I love the packaging :) x



    1. They've definitely gone summery this month! xx

  4. Wow, what a great box! The box itself is super pretty and the Pout Paints look amazing!
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

  5. Is it bad that I really want the actual box??? It just looks so cool! Ahhh I've been wanting those sleek pout paints for a while but I just didn't want to spend my money on them in case the finish wasn't as good on my lips... I've swatched them a couple of times and they came out a bit drying, but the colours are awesome... let me know how they pan out :-)