Wednesday, 10 August 2016

What's In the August Glossybox?

If you could have seen me this morning, tucked up in a blanket by the downstairs window waiting for the Royal Mail van to trundle up my road with this month's Glossybox, you would understand why I was so eager to get this review up for you guys. This month's box celebrated five years of glossy, and the special box and make up bag designed by Rae Feather makes it a pretty extraordinary one. I thought I'd give you a run down of the products, since I think you can still sign up now and get this edition.
I was super excited to receive this selection of products, because I think I'll actually use all of them, and I was intrigued by the element of choice with this months box (but we'll get to that in good time.) One of the first things to stand out to me was the Mudmasky Facial Detox Purifying Recovery Mask, a 20ml sample face mask; if there is anything that I will pursue within skin care, its a face mask. This one is marketed as hydrating, which is a plus considering that my skin tends to get quite dry. The full size version of this is £53, so to get to try this out is definitely a treat.

Following the trend of skincare, I'm intrigued by the Spa To You Deep Pore Cleansing Facial Brush, mainly because I know it will encourage me to use cleanser and up my skincare game (you don't even want to know how little I do to my skin - Tesco value make up wipes anyone?). The brush claims to 'enhance skin vitality', and I'll certainly give it a go and see what it does over time to the condition of my skin. Lets hope for radiant goddess skin, you can never really go wrong with that. This brush retails at £6.99, so it would be an affordable item to add to your collection if you didn't want to purchase the full box.
Cowshed is a brand that I've used before, so I know how luxurious it is to receive an item from them. The Wild Cow Body Lotion is an adorable 30ml sample that will fit perfectly in my handbag, and I'm excited to try it out, as all the products from Cowshed are also professionally used spa products, and are therefore guaranteed to be a winner. I'm usually not the biggest fan of body lotions, but I love the scents from Cowshed and am always eager to try more of their stuff. A brilliant aspect of the box for August is the cream, pink and white make up bag designed by Rae Feather just for Glossybox, which seems to multitask with prettiness and sturdiness, and would be an ideal make up bag for travel. The pochette bags like this one usually sell for £20, meaning that its a fab deal to get one in the box, particularly as the designer's items are known for their trendiness.

Last but definitely not least, I was over the moon to get an MUA palette in the shade 'Starry Night', which I picked out myself online. This was such a nice touch to this month's box, as you can't guarantee you'd receive the shades that you wanted if the selection was random. MUA has been very much on my radar in the last week due to a recent purchase I made (review to come) - this brand is completely underrated! I swatched these shadows a few minutes ago and the pigmentation is hella high for a palette that costs £4; much better than the pigmentation of my Make Up Revolution shadows, a rival value make up brand. This palette is beautiful, and makes the perfect addition to the celebratory box. What a gem.

If you haven't tried this subscription service, you can read my full process review here. This month's box is a good one to start with, and I'll just throw it in there that September's box has a TooFaced miniature product inside. I know.

What do you think of this month's goodies?

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