Monday, 13 May 2013

May Glossybox

This months Glossybox seems to have come around really quickly, which I suppose is due to the lateness of last months box. Anyway, I wasn't as impressed with the ones I had seen so far, so I wasn't really looking forward to this one, but mine is completely different from the ones I had seen!
There isn't really a theme to this months box as it is the second anniversary box, so rather than products fitting a theme, they have used brands they know and love. Who can go wrong with tried and tested brands! The total worth of my box this month was £47.50!
I'll start with my favourite pick, Headline Colors Nail Polish in Poolside Party (full size worth £9). So no suprise that the nail polish was my favourite product. I have a million polishes but this colour is lovely and I don't really have any like this one so a nice addition to my collection. They claim to have an ultra-high pigment level for intense colour and UV absorbers for staying power, erm what? Good for them if it works though!
Jelly Pong Pong Fairy Lashes Mascara (full size £15). I love to try new mascaras and seen as I haven't been impressed with Maybelline's new offering, perhaps this will be better! It claims to lengthen and volumise without clumping. I loved the JPP lip crayon I got a few boxes ago, so hopefully this will be as good!
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eyeliner (full size £2.99). I actually use this all the time, its my favourite liquid eyeliner and I am about ready for a new one so I loved getting this even if it isn't something new to me. I have tried lots of liquid eyeliners and I prefer this one to every other! It has a sponge applicator rather than a brush which I just don't get on with. It is so easy to use and lasts really well. A total winner for me!
Awapuhi Wild Ginger Shine Spray (full size £18.95). This one was a bit of a "meh" kind of find for me. I don't tend to use many products on my hair other than ones which volumise, as my hair gets greasy. I did used to have a really light V05 shine spray which I used to love and assume is discontinued so maybe this will be similar to that! Its so expensive though!
 Finally, Beautiful Movements Primer (full size £20 for 20g, 2.5g included). First impressions of this aren't great, I like the light feel of it but it doesn't give my skin the smooth flawless finish I love from my Seventeen Photo Flawless Primer. The fact that the Seventeen one is a quarter of the price also means I probably won't be converted to this one, but I will try it!
Also included were a lovely set of mini Glossybox nail files. I never take nail files with me and these are perfect for popping in your handbag when you go out. I think this has to be the most useful little extra included in my boxes so far!

All in all not my favourite, but still a really good box. I'm hoping the mascara will be good and I will use the eyeliner and nail polish, the only product I would swap would be the shine spray, but even the ones I will use more than cover the box value. I did expect slightly better from their anniversary box, but still value for money wise, it has been really good! It states in the booklet that an extra treat was included for subscribers of over a year which is nice if you got it, but I think a little unfair to newer subscribers!

What do you think of this months box? Did you get different bits?


  1. OOh your's is the first box I have seen that is different xx

  2. GlitterandGloss13 May 2013 at 18:56

    I know! I wasn't impressed with the ones I'd seen, but this is better! I did want the Nails Inc neon, but this is a brand I've never heard of so not complaining x

  3. We got the same stuff, i really am not impressed with this box i think the thing i like most was the nail varnish. I had to cancel my glossybox i wasn't happy with them anymore x

  4. GlitterandGloss13 May 2013 at 19:42

    Aw its a shame you weren't happy. I don't think its as good as last time but I just can't bring myself to cancel, I love getting them and itd be my look the first one after I cancelled would be amazing. At least you can always watch out for a good one then just get a one off x

  5. Yeah i agree, the fact im saving up as well means i have to cancel stuff i don't need. I got so much stuff to use up as it is! I agree with you about the shine spray as well i keep getting different brands from glossy box lol x

  6. GlitterandGloss13 May 2013 at 20:12

    Yeh I'll be doing the same in a few months when I move out but for now its a nice treat x

  7. Yours is SO much better than mine - I got a miniature nail polish and mascara! In fact nothing full size this month, so I cancelled mine - too many useless tiny products! You know it's bad when you're thinking 'oh well,at least I can use the box'!

  8. I way prefer what you got to most of the boxes I've seen! Still not great though considering it's an anniversary box, I think they could've done better! Lovely blog :)xxx

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  9. GlitterandGloss16 May 2013 at 22:39

    That's rubbish don't they promise at least 1 full size a month? I got 4 full size so somethings gone wrong there thats really unfair!

  10. GlitterandGloss16 May 2013 at 22:40

    Yeh its the best I've seen too! It is a shame I was expecting something really special. I prefer last months box, that has to be my fave so far, hoping for something impressive next time now! x