Sunday, July 5, 2015

Glossybox (June 2015)

Glossybox is a monthly subscription that delivers beauty products - hair care, skin care, makeup, perfumes, tools, etc. to your door for $21 per month if you buy the monthly plan, but that price goes down if you buy a 3-, 6- or 12-month subscription.
Glossybox carries some of the best brands in beauty.  Each box contains five items from full-sized to deluxe samples.  Following are the contents of my June box, and my impressions of each:

THE ALOE SOURCE Jojoba Radiance Cleansing Polish (1oz, $4.48) - This multi-tasking, sulfate-free cleanser effectively removes makeup, oil and impurities, and exfoliates with a combination of jojoba microbeads and alpha and beta hydroxyl acids.  Don't worry, it's also gentle, and features nourishing aloe vera to soothe skin.

ETRE BELLE COSMETICS Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturizing Gel (1.36oz FULL-SIZE, $24.95) - For summer-friendly hydration, this lightweight, oil-free hydrator, packed with liposomes, promises a glowing supple complexion.  Also acting as a skin-plumping primer, the gel formula replenishes skin's moisture content and improves elasticity.

I really liked the cleansing polish.  The granules were the perfect size to exfoliate, but not harsh.  And it had a nice clean scent.  I used the aloe vera gel on my face after getting a little burned at my nephew's T-ball game.  It helped a lot.  I also used it on a particularly dry, itchy patch on my lower back and it soothed nicely.

TOO FACED COSMETICS Better Than Sex Mascara (0.17oz, $14.48) - What's in a name?  Everything, according to Too Faced.  After setting out to create a truly buildable mascara, the brand introduced this carbon black, collagen-fueled formula, which enhances lashes more and more with every coat.  The hourglass-shaped brush volumizes and lifts both top and bottom lashes.

ORLY Nail Lacquer in Oh Cabana Boy (0.18oz, $2.55) - Both portable and convenient, these mini polishes are perfect for a summer manicure.  Free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene, and featuring an award-winning gripper cap, Orly is designed to offer both professional formulas and fashion-forward colors born from industry trends.

As you can see from the photo above, pre-mascara and post-mascara, it was very dramatizing and volumizing.  I think the unique shape of the brush is what really sets this one apart.  Plus the formula was lasting, but wasn't like a lot of others... impossible to remove.  This mascara came off when I wanted it to!  The nail lacquer was a fun color for summer (the bright pink in the photo to the left), and I LIKE small bottles.  I get entirely too many nail polishes in a years' time.  The formula was a little light.  It took three coats for a solid finish.

CITY COSMETICS City Lips in Clear (0.17oz FULL SIZE, $35.00) - Say hello to pillowy, plush lips.  Designed to impart high-impact shine, this reflective gloss features natural lip enhancers that work painlessly and safely to plump up the volume.  An added bonus?  City Lips will actually stimulate lasting natural collagen production with continued use.

I definitely saw a little plumping action.  Not much, but a bit.  About minute 3, my lips started to feel somewhat numb.  However, there was none of the irritating tingling so yay.  I'll keep using it to see if it can really have a lasting effect.

This box had a total value of $81.46, which is AMAZING!  And the items included are fantastic.  I'll use everything and have found several products that are new to me, and will be purchasing.  Looking forward to next month!

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