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Glossybox August 2014 Review

Oh no, not another box. I’m basically turning into a box blogger. Doom. Before we get on with this, I would just like to inform…


Glossybox August 2014 Review

Oh no, not another box. I’m basically turning into a box blogger. Doom.

Before we get on with this, I would just like to inform you all about how much I hate spiders.

Okay, now that’s over with – may I present to you all… theeeeeeeeeeeee August Glossybox:

Glossybox August 2014 Review

Ohhh, aahhh, I hear you all say.  Okay, probably not. This months box was a bit wanky. It’s a sad story, really. I wish that beauty boxes would get a bit bold with colours – they tend to send very neural colours. I have neural colours already. Send me bright shades, intense colours, different products. Send me something unique. K thanks.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer. 

Glossybox August 2014 Review

What’s an elasticizer? I have no idea. It’s supposed  to ‘deliver unrivalled elasticity’. If anyone can describe what that means to me in Layman’s terms then I’ll give you a lolly pop.

That aside, it’s supposed to make your hair more manageable as well as give it extra bounce and shine. I was going to try this the other night but it just seems like such a massive hassle.

You have to first wet your hair, then apply it to the mid lengths and ends. Then cover your head which a plastic cap or towel. Then wait 2o minutes. Then shampoo and conditioner.

I’m a busy lady, me. I like things to be quick. There’s no way I have time to faff about like this. Why make it so complicated? I may try it eventually when I actually have a couple of hours where I’m not at work/doing blog/asleep. But realistically, it’s probably not going to happen. I’m just not the type of girl that enjoys face masks/baths/moisturising/general pamper.

I would recommend this product if you have nothing to do with your time and are bored.

It’s £38 for 250ml. So why not waste your money as well as your time.

Figs & Rouge Mini Hand Cream

Glossybox August 2014 Review

This is said to be ‘indulgent’ skincare. I could not care less about hand cream. Apart from sending me the first chapter of a book, hand cream is probably the most boring beauty product that was ever invented. Apart from shower gel, that’s pretty lame too.

It does smell nice and I guess if you’re up for this kind of stuff, then you’ll like it. The packaging is also enjoyable. *positivesmile

It’s £6.95 // 80ml

Laique L’amour 

Glossybox August 2014 Review

This is so nice! It has a lovely sweet, but slightly musty undertone that really hits your senses after the rose and bergamot scent has gone. I would probably have bought this if I hadn’t spent £104 on the perfume I got in my last Birchbox.

I’d urge you to have spray if you come across it at a counter. It’s not a normal thing for me to like perfumes, but this is just lovely. It’s on my wish list, so if you’d like to buy me it for Christmas then…

£67 // 50ml.

I managed to find a 100ml bottle for £41 on Amazon though. I totally bought it. 🙁 🙂

Yves Rocher Pink Nail Polish

Glossybox August 2014 Review

This is a mini nail varnish (lolz durrrrhhh), the intention is that because it’s smaller, it costs less so allows you to be tempted by more colours. Woo nail varnish. I like this, it’s a nice colour and all that.


Essence I love extreme crazy volume mascara

Glossybox August 2014 Review

I bought another essence mascara a couple weeks ago so it will be interesting to see how this compares. It’s got a creamy texture that covers each lash and the extra-large brush is supposed to offer volume. Let’s hope so! I need volume!


Kryolan For Glossybox Highlighter Cream

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I’ve never heard of Kryolan before. From what I can tell, it’s a brand of professional makeup that is used largely for TV, films and theatre.

This is a lightweight highlighter with a gloss finish. Interesting. I still have a highlighter I got a few months ago to review, so I might do a vs post with them both 🙂

£12.95 // 4.5g

So, there ya have it. A couple of nice items, the perfume and nail varnish along with the mascara. Once I got over the hate of the idea of the hair stuff and the hand cream, things weren’t as bad as expected!

Anything here that floats your boat?

Hope you have a nice weekend 🙂

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  1. This is the box that has made me unsubscribe. Glossybox in its first year was amazing, now it’s just no different to any other half-arsed box! x

  2. I like the idea of mini nail polishes, because you never really use all the pot and it always seems such a waste. I have a few mini pots myself 🙂

    I agree, bit of a wanky box. If you say wanky, can I say wanky on my blog?

  3. Still happy I cancelled, about the only thing I’d like is the hand cream!

    After the spider mention I thought you must have found one in your box or something? now that’d be an interesting box haha!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  4. Wow these products look great!! I love the mascara and polish! 🙂

    New post on GIRL ABOUT TOWN BLOG

  5. Ooh you got some great bits and that box is so affordable! I really need to subscribe to a beauty box! Love the look of that handcream, the packaging is beautiful. Totally a good reason to lust after a product, right?

    Elesaurus |
    YouTube – Eleanor Rose

  6. You gave in to the £104 perfume wow. Use it wisely and sparingly. The mini nail polishes is a great idea. I have so many half used bottles this is a much better idea Lucy x

  7. I just went and looked at that £105 perfume – eek! I trust you 100% that it is nice for you to have spent that much. I’ve bought a perfume from a GlossyBox before .It was Loita Lempika and was around the £50-£60 mark (actually I didn’t pay, it was a birthday present) which I think is a lot! Was in a box two years ago, don’t know if you subscribed then? I want to subscribe to a box again but cba to research the best one anymore!

    Amy at Amy & More

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