Summer is here and it brings the June 2014 Glossybox with it! It’s probably going to be my last for a while – find out why I’ve unsubscribed. Continue reading
So here’s the mixture of products I received this month. There’s a nice variety here, from hair to nails, make up and moisturiser, but I’m not jumping for joy.
Roger & Gallet – Fleur de Figuier discovery ritual – Shower Cream (£9.50), Body Lotion (£13) & Eau Fraiche Fragrance (£32) – sample size = £1.56
This is a combination pack which includes a shower gel, a body lotion and a perfume sample. They all smell of the same floral and fruity fragrance which is alright, but not something I would buy in the shops. I reckon I’m about 30 years too young for this scent and I wouldn’t be surprised if most Glossybox subscribers weren’t bothered about this product. I know I wasn’t.
So Susan Cosmetics – Concealer Quad – £20
I’ve received a So Susan make up item before in a the Christmas 2013 Glossybox. I like how the brand is vegan and environmentally friendly, but I don’t like how rubbish this concealer quad is. OK, it’s great that there’s 4 shades so you can match it to the required colour, but these concealers aren’t creamy at all and they don’t mix well. Think about an old and cheap lipgloss set and you’ll start to get an idea of the dry texture of these concealers. How they could charge £20 for these I don’t know.
Schwarzkopf – got2b – Rise ‘n Shine Soufflé – £4.07
These hair volume pots are always crap, in my opinion. They make my hair look greasy and untidy, and they feel sticky and wet, even after an hour. OK, so this one smells nice but I won’t bother using it, and I don’t know anyone who does. Please do let me know if I’m doing something wrong!!
Nailgirls – 3-in-1 base/top coat & nail strengthener – £13.50
This is the one product in the box I don’t mind. I haven’t tried it yet, but for that price I hope it’s blooming good. Either way it’s always handy having a base/top coat going spare, but I’m still not that bothered.
Teeez Trend Cosmetics – Beautiful Flat Stiff Brush – 19 Euros/£16
I think if this brush was a person it’d be described as being ‘all mouth and no trousers’. It’s garish, horribly ugly and so expensive! I’m super happy with my Stila make up brush set I got for £13 and I don’t think this Teeez brush is better quality to justify the £16 price tag. Why would anyone want this horrid brush covered in eyes and flamingoes? Stop trying to be different and let the brush speak for itself!
If you can’t tell by my sarcastic and passive aggressive tones, I don’t like this box. It’s full of items I won’t use, and whilst it’s nice to discover some new brands, I do feel the products should be more relevant to the audience and our beauty profiles. I know the boxes work out at fairly good value at just £10 a month, but I’m mostly left feeling disappointed, and so I’ve unsubscribed.
I’d be keen to hear what other people think of their boxes, so please do leave a comment!