Glossybox | August 2012Friday, September 07, 2012
Whenever I receive a Glossybox in the mail, I'm always surprised. Probably because it always comes much later than my other boxes so I kind of forget about it. Nonetheless, it's usually a pleasant surprise.
August's box came packed with goodies. A nice range products. This may be my favourite box so far because of the different products I received.
Befine Fine Food Skin Care
I have never heard of this brand before. The packaging and name intrigued me. At first I thought it was food, but upon closer inspection realized it was for the skin. Inside the box were five packets:
- A night cream - with cocoa, millet, and rice bran. It's supposed to boost circulation and support collagen growth.
- A pore refining treatment scrub - with coconut, jojoba, and citrus. It's supposed to reduce your pores and even out your skin tone.
- An exfoliating cleanser - with brown sugar, sweet almond, and oats. It's supposed to scrub, heal, and hydrate your skin.
- A gentle cleanser - with sugar, mint, oats, and rice. If you're not feeling an exfoliator, you'll enjoy this more.
- A warming clay mask - with cardamom, arnica, and pomegranate. It's supposed to help purify your skin.
Sebastian Potion 9 Lite
Another Sebastian hair product. I'm definitely going to be giving this away. While it sounds wonderful to use -- it's a styling hair spray that will condition, restore, and enhance while enabling manageable styling -- I will pass. I don't want to risk another breakout. I've even given away my beloved Sebastian hairspray. I am now paranoid. Two months later, my skin is finally getting back to what it was.
Biore Make-Up Removing Towelettes
While I try to avoid using make-up wipes, sometimes I just can't help it. They're easy to use and super convenient. I like these ones because they're oil free. There's 10 in this little pack, great for traveling or just bringing around with you. I tried one the other night and it feels nice on the skin. Sometimes wipes can be a little abrasive, but I didn't find that with these.
This is probably one of the more unique products I've received in a beauty box. It's a glitter mascara top coat. It has the weirdest wand I've ever seen. Usually mascara wands have bristles or little pointy rubber hairs. This wand has neither. Instead, it just has ridges / grooves to dispense the glitter. I haven't used it yet, and I can't really think of a time in the near future where it would be appropriate, but it's definitely a fun idea.
Kryolan for Glossybox
A Glossybox lipstick, how fun! The colour I received was in Glossy Pink. It's pretty pinky rose shade. It has a nice creamy formula. I actually really like the colour. It looks quite natural on... a my lips but better kind of shade. The lipstick is hydrating and surprisingly long-lasting.
There were some extra products in the August box. One was a mystery gift card to Trend Trunk, which I've never heard of before but it's sort of like a marketplace for clothes, etc. The mystery about this card is that you have to go online to Trend Trunk's website to find out what the value is. It could be anything between $5 and $250 (though I'm sure the odds in getting the higher denominations are slim).
The second product is an Elastoplast SOS Blister. It's basically like a bandaid for blisters. I rarely get blisters but I'll be sure to keep this on hand, just in case. The little pamphlet also came with a "World Shoe Compass." This is so you'll know what your shoe size is wherever your travels may lead you.
A comment I usually make at this point is that the brands I received aren't really the luxury deluxe samples that was initially promised. However, if you check out Glossybox's new website, they've revamped their taglines to say exciting deluxe beauty samples. And it's true, this box was pretty exciting and I'm overall pleased with the products.
Did you receive a Glossybox for August? Mine was V5, let's compare. x