Glossy Box – August


Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

As you’ll know from my previous posts about the August editions of My Little Box and Birch Box, I subscribed to three monthly boxes in August to decide which subscription box – (if any) – I’d like to keep receiving. GlossyBox is the third box in this little series of August posts, so here is my review…

Despite the GlossyBox and Birch Box both being dispatched on the same day – only the Birch Box arrived within 5 working days. To be honest, I wasn’t happy with the speed of the GlossyBox delivery – especially because I was able to review the products online before the box had even arrived, so I knew what I was getting before I had the box in my hands… The whole surprise element of the box was ruined for me and I also had to email GlossyBox about the whereabouts of my delivery because despite taking the money out of my account, my box actually got lost in the post – I wasn’t expecting to have to wait over 2 weeks to receive it and I definitely didn’t want to lose my money..! However, I know I was just unlucky with the post element of this box – and the customer service was amazing so I received a new box within 2 days of complaining.

1 Rodial Suede Lips:

I love the colour of this! Out of the two colour options, I’m so glad I managed to get the “Big Apple” shade in my box because it is the perfect soft berry shade for my pale skin! I didn’t think I was going to like this at all because I can be really fussy about lipsticks, but I was completely wrong and I love everything about it! I was surprised at the texture and colour coverage of the Rodial stick and I would definitely buy it – even at the full £22 price tag!


2 Batiste Dry Shampoo/Conditioner:

Batiste is a brand that we all know and love for keeping our hair looking fresh – even on the days we can’t be bothered/ wake up too late to wash it… Although I’ve been using Batiste products for years, I didn’t know about the 2 in 1 Dry Shampoo/Conditoner sprays. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m looking forward to seeing the effect it has on my hair and whether it’s as good as the classic Batiste sprays.


3 Valquer Ice Mask:

I’d never even hear of an ice hair mask before. Apparently it acts as an energiser that hydrates and tames unruly hair. As a girl with curly hair, any product that claims to tame my mane is greatly appreciated! I think I’ll be using it on my next self-pampering day because the mask is supposed to be left in your hair for a while. I’m really looking forward to seeing the effect it has and whether it is worth buying the full sized bottle…


4 SportFX Setting Spray:

I love a good setting spray! I’m currently using a spray by Gerard Cosmetics but this SportFX spray has some really good reviews and it’s meant to keep your face looking fabulous even in hotter conditions – so I’m going to use this instead for a while and see how I get on with it. Any product that keeps makeup in place, controls oil and hydrates skin is definitely going straight in my makeup bag!


5 ModelLauncher Bronzer:

The fifth item I found in this month’s box is a Safari Sun Bronzer from ModelLauncher. Because my skin is so ridiculously pale, I haven’t bought or used a bronzer before – so I wasn’t too bothered about receiving it, but I’m definitely going to give it a go! I like the leopard print design and the texture of the powder, but I have to agree with a few other bloggers about the poor quality of the packaging because it seems a bit cheap and flimsy…


6 Purelei Bracelet:

This cute pale blue “Aloha” Purelei bracelet was the bonus product for this month.


To be honest I thought this was going to be a bit of an “eh” box when I opened it. The products didn’t really look like things I would choose for myself if I saw them in a shop, and I wasn’t particularly excited about the brands included either. I was also a tiny bit disappointed because I wasn’t sent the Essence “live.laugh.celebrate” palette in my box – You know how much I love personalised palettes (!) However, I managed to find it on Depop for £5, and as my GlossyBox was half price anyway, I didn’t mind buying the palette separately. So for the price of one GlossyBox, I received the five products sent to me and the palette which I bought separately, so no complaints with value for money.


Despite my initial thoughts, I’m really pleased with the products inside! The waiting time and hassle of having to contact GlossyBox was a bit irritating but the value for money and range of products made up for it. I will always love subscription boxes because I’m a sucker for the novelty factor of a different theme each month – and a mixture of different lifestyle and beauty products really appeals to me.

There are a few other subscription boxes I’m interested in trying out over the next few months, so stay tuned to see how I get on in September!

Song Recommendation:

Wilson Phillips –> Hold On


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