Sunday, 14 July 2013

July Glossybox: Seaside Splash

If you read my review of last months Glossybox, you'll know that I was disappointed to the point of considering not renewing my subscription. I have been getting the boxes since early this year and that was the first box which made me think I had wasted my money. I decided to give Glossybox another chance though, as I was really enjoying the surprise of opening the box each month and seeing what I'd been sent. I also liked the look of the theme of the July box, Seaside Splash, so was interested to see what would be included.
I have to say this months box is a huge improvement on the last, both in value for money and the quality and size of the samples included. The total value of my box this month was about £33.20. Not bad for a tenner! Anyway, onto the pictures.
The box this month is a gorgeous blue seaside themed design and although it won't match any of the others I have, I really like the design.

The first product that caught my eye was the Ciate Paint Pot in Speed Dial (full size £9). I don't own many Ciate polishes as I can't bring myself to pay £9 for a single polish when I probably won't use it more than a couple of times. The few I do own though, are amazing colours, cover in a couple of coats and last really well. I love the orange shade I got and although it is a little bright for me I can see it getting some use during summer. 

The second product I was drawn to was the Sleek Pout Paints in Peek-A-Bloo and Pin Up (full sizes £4.99 each). My first though was what am I going to use the blue for, but the booklet does state they are meant for mixing. I do wish I had got the coral shade but you can't be too picky. I tried to mix the two and just got a mucky looking mess but hopefully they will mix better with other colours.

I also received Anatomicals Facial Spritz (full size £6.00). This is perfect to use at the moment as it is ridiculously warm and the weather looks set to stay! I do use fixing spray for my make-up when its warm or I want it to last so I am used to spraying my face but this feels a little thick. It doesn't spritz, it kind of just squirts at you and needs rubbing in to cover your face. It is refreshing but smells a little too strong of lavender for me. I will use it up but don't think it is something I'd repurchase.

I was also pleased to receive Coola Organic Suncare for face (full size 50ml £25.99, 7ml included). I do think this is a little pricey but if you are going to splash out then face care is probably a good place to start. I have be ensuring I've used products with SPF on my face whilst the weather has been so warm (my trusty No7 BB cream is perfect) but I have been thinking of investing in a proper sunscreen for my face if the warm weather is to continue so this came at the perfect time. 

The final product in my box was the Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist (full size 125ml £23.00, 25ml included). My hair is pretty rubbish for styling and is generally pretty straight, although I did used to like leaving it to dry naturally when it was longer and used to use things like salt spray to get it to curl. I am trying to grow my hair again and it is getting to the point where it is almost long enough to curl so this is something I will definitely use just to give that extra bit of texture and curl to my boring hair.

I am pretty impressed with what I received this month and although the Pout Paint colours are a little strange I will most likely use everything in the box. This months box has been back on the standard that I had grown to expect from my Glossybox and I'm hoping hat this means it wasn't a mistake for me to renew my subscription. I hope next months box is just as good!

Did you get this months box? Did you like the products or were you disappointed?


  1. I really hope I've got the face mist in my box xx


  2. i loved this month's glossybox! xxx

  3. szépségblog Pöty cica14 July 2013 at 17:50

    Good box, and what a beautiful polish! I love it <3

  4. GlitterandGloss14 July 2013 at 21:37

    Its a good one isn't it? Hoping next months is as good!

  5. GlitterandGloss14 July 2013 at 21:38

    Its a lovely colour for summer, I can't wait to try it!

  6. You only need the tiniest amount of blue next time you try mixing! :)

  7. Sarah Louise Poulter17 July 2013 at 11:24

    I'm LOVING Beauteco Box at the moment. Same price as Glossybox, but you get to chose a box from 3 options every month. My July box was worth more than £40, and 4 out of 5 products were full size. It's so good when you can choose which box suits you best every month.
    Sarah x