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Glossybox – May 2014 Review

I did mean to cancel my Glossybox subscription after the disappointing April 2014 Glossybox, but totally forgot! I am quite happy with this box though and…

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I did mean to cancel my Glossybox subscription after the disappointing April 2014 Glossybox, but totally forgot! I am quite happy with this box though and think it’s one of the best once I’ve had. I’m usually disappointed with them and feel a bit ripped off but I feel like I’ve got a lot for my money in this one! I was delighted when I opened it when I got back from Florida, it was a nice treat after a night of no sleep and a 9 hour plane flight with a mental man who kept shouting, hitting his wife and the plane windows. It’s never fun when somebody runs up and down the aisle screaming ‘I’m not terrorist’ and swearing. Thankfully he was arrested when we landed and was escorted off the plane by police!

Glossybox May 2014 

The May 2014 Glossybox was in celebration of Superdrugs 50th Birthday. 
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In the April box, I commented on how the box just seemed so big and overwhelming for the products, but as you can see from the May box, the products fit perfectly which gives off a better impression overall.  

The Products

Garnier BB Original
This 5-in-1 BB cream probably doesn’t need much introduction. This is the first BB cream I bought and it’s the one I like the most. I did buy a new Maybelline BB cream from Walgreens in Florida which I’ll be using next, but I’ll be going back to this when that’s finished. I got the full sized product worth £9.99. It’s the only BB cream I recommend as it’s never gone clumpy or patchy on my skin like other ones have in the past. 

 Superdrug Large Doughnut Ring.

I got a doughnut ring from Boots back in March and I’ve used it all of nonce. So I don’t really want or need this. Plus it’s too dark for my hair. I’m going to swap it with something one of my friend doesn’t want from her box that she won’t use, so all is not lost, I guess. It’s just a bit of a weird thing because once you have one, you don’t need another and I would expect that most people that subscribe to glossy box have one already.
 Complete Long-lasting Nail Polish
This Superdrug exclusive is supposed to be a long-lasting, high shine, professional nail varnish. I’m not too keen on the colour as it’s bit boring but I may use it alongside another colour or some glitter nail varnish. It’s £4.99 for 8ml which is more than I would personally spend on a varnish!

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara  

This mascara is supposed to create a bold, wide-eyed flash lash look. Exciting! This is the product I’m most looking forward to trying! It’s another full sized product worth £6.99

I Love Cosmetics Strawberries & Milkshake Simmer & Shine Lip Gloss
Eh, I’m not a fan of lip gloss. I think it’s for 12 years olds. This does have a nice shimmer to it so I might just use it over the summer for a bit of extra shine. I just don’t like the texture of lip gloss and feel like it’s always clumping up. It’s a cheap one, £1.29 for the full sized 15ml which is good value,I guess. It has a slight strawberry scent too. 

Bonus Products

Garnier Oil Beauty Lotion
This body oil contains all the popular oils – argan, macademia, almond and rose to help moisture the skin and keep it silky smooth. These are the type of products I dislike the most in Glossyboxes, sachets of body products. They just don’t interest me, but after getting 5 full sized products I guess I can’t really complain! 
GHOST Fragrances Eclipse
This fruity-floral fragrance claims to capture the energy of the sun. It’s nice enough but not for me. I bought two perfumes from Florida and 3 body sprays from Victoria Secret so I don’t need any more smelly shit anytime soon.
So there you have it, the May 2014 Glossybox! It’s been a great box with 5 full sized products, I have a terrible feeling that next months won’t live up to the expectations though!
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  1. The May Glossybox has the most variety of all the boxes I’ve seen. Although everyone has the same 2 samples, the 5 main products you’ve got are completely different to mine! Out of your selection I think I’d like to try the BB cream the most and I’m with you on lip glosses. Icky sticky texture!

    Jaq @

    1. I know! My friend gone the box and got totally different things to me. I think I’d prefer more high street brands if I got more full sized products than expensive tiny samples!

  2. I’ve never had a glassy box but the Garnier BB cream and Rimmel London mascara look like good products! I’m not a fan of lipgloss either, this one looks especially childish too! I know what you mean about the samples too, they’re just not enough to make a judgment on. Lovely post! Xx

  3. This one does look god, I know what you mean about feeling ripped of sometimes but you actually gt some decent products here at full size 🙂

    Laura x

  4. I understand why they have drugstore products in this one but i’m glad I cancelled when I did. I felt the products were becoming too common and I wasn’t really discovering any new brands. Saying that, it does look like good value this month 🙂

    1. It is a good value box! It’s the only one I’ve been really happy with, apart from my first glossy box but I think that was the novelty of it!

  5. I loved my Glossybox too . It was great when I received my boxes at the end of each month. Yours is full of good products. Kisses:)

  6. Probably the best box they’ve had out for a while but not enough to make me want to take up my subscription again! I’d say you’re right and the next one will undoubtedly be a let down. The bun ring bothers me a little, I mean they get us to fill out those beauty profiles when we first sign up but they still don’t seem to be using them when it comes to putting our boxes together? Bit of a waste!

    The whole flight saga sounds terrifying! My mums an awful flyer and if that happened on board I doubt we’d get her on another plane!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    1. I forgot about the beauty profile, I did mine over 18 months ago, I wonder if it would be any different if I edited it!

  7. Nice haul. I got my beauty box few weeks ago and I kinda like it. 🙂
    The doughnut ring looks cool, is it for tying up a messy bun?

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  8. Oohh, i’ve never even heard of this glossy box before! I’m intrigued x x x

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  9. The Garnier BB cream is my favorite too. I’m intrigued by the Scandaleyes mascara.

    Jasmine x
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  10. Hello from Spain: interesting case. Great variety of products. My prefer is BB Garnier. Keep in touch

  11. This has some great products in the BB cream especially. I have been tempeted on more than one occassion to sign up to these boxes but always change my mind. The one out at the moment celebrating Bazzar looks great too Lucy x

    1. You should look out for a discount code and give one a go! It gives fun things to blog about, at least!

  12. WOW! The box looks great! 5 full sized products is amazing Corrine! How much does the box cost per month? BTW your plane journey sounds insane!! Must have been something!! I would also love to connect with you on Twitter, Facebook ,Bloglovin and Pinterest
    Keep in touch

  13. I am not into beauty boxes generally. I don’t like having too much stuff, it stresses me out when I have five mascaras to choose from or five different night creams, but I guess it’s a beauty bloggers destiny…. I would like to try the fragrance, you can not have enough of fragrance…
    Sorry about your flight!

    1. Haha, you’re right there – I also hate having too many to products to pick from, that’s why I stopped my subscription before as I just had loads of things I wasn’t using!

  14. i wouldn’t have been happy with the BB Cream or the nail polish. lol! everything else looks super though!!

  15. There was such a variety in the May Glossybox! I got completely different full size products – my favourite was a body moisturiser, least favourite a black/grey sparkly nail polish – but this Glossybox went a long way to improving my opinion of GB and Superdrug … I just hope they pull off a good box for June!

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