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! * LolaStar Hearts | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog * !: Glossybox - July

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Glossybox - July

Ever since I got my years’ sub to Glossybox (a steal at just £50!) my boxes have been awful (perhaps not a steal?!). You may have noticed a distinct lack in monthly beauty box posts (aside from the LIB themed boxes), and that’s because they’ve been rubbish. In fact, the contents of the last few boxes have all been given to friends/family.

So yesterday when the Hermes guy delivered my box, I wasn’t feeling that excited. Okay, I was a little. But only because it feels like ages since I got the last one.

So. In the box:
HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette – full size worth £19.95
Clynol Colour Enrich Shampoo – 50ml worth £1.55
MONU Golden Glow – 30ml worth £3.45
Jelly Pong Pong Irish Cream Pavlova Lip Frosting – full size worth £10
Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion – 5ml worth £3.20
*BONUS Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference sample set*

HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette
This item probably made this box the ‘best box’. Although now I’ve tried it I really don’t see the hype. I know if I didn’t get it I would have moaned, but now I do have it it’s just a bit meh.

Clynol Colour Enrich Shampoo
My hair isn’t dyed so this didn’t excite me. I tend to use a lot of shampoo so this would only have lasted one wash anyway.

MONU Golden Glow
<rant> Eugh. Don’t. Just don’t. I can’t wait to get my tan on with this … NOT. I stated in my beauty profile that I’m black – if they didn’t know then I wouldn’t be mad. But they do know. Don’t ask if you’re not going to use them! </rant>

T: Heavily swatched. B: Blended.
Jelly Pong Pong Irish Cream Pavlova Lip Frosting
I’ve actually been wanting to try these for a while as I’ve seen a few people on BBS with it. But it smells sickly, like kids’ sweets – i.e. sugar and E-numbers. Not only that but mineral oil? Why would I ever use this on my face when it contains mineral oil? Especially as it’s the first ingredient. And parabens too? No ta.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Skin Balancing Lotion
The sample is a bit on the small side so I’m not sure whether I’ll really be able to test this thoroughly. Will be good to try though.

The bonus samples were a nice touch, but one-use samples are of no use to me (I know that sounds so diva-ish, but you never truly know what a product is like after one use).

Worth over £38, this box was pretty decent. But I’m so over the GB hype. I won’t cancel my sub, it was such a deal and honestly speaking I’d feel a bit out of the loop if I wasn’t subbed.

Did you get a box this month?

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At July 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM , Anonymous laura said...

I was really disappointed with my glossybox :( would you be interested in swapping the HD brow kit?

L x

At July 26, 2012 at 11:52 AM , Blogger Hannah said...

Ahh I really wanted to try the HD brows kit but I've seen quite a few people now say that it's just okay so I may not bother :) great post, I've been considering glossybox for a while now :) x

At July 26, 2012 at 1:04 PM , Anonymous Nida Moughal said...

brow kit seems nice!

At July 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM , Anonymous Kayleigh Giles-Johnson said...

I was actually so happy with my box this month - I didn't get the "best box" with the HD brows kit but I would have been super annoyed if I received it again. It's a pain in the butt that they don't use the beauty profiles though!


At July 26, 2012 at 6:43 PM , Anonymous Lola Omokorede said...

Definitely! Shoot me an email and I'll send you a picture of the usage, as I did go a little swatch-crazy!

lola@lolastar.co.uk :) xx

At July 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Anonymous Lola Omokorede said...

The beauty profile thing is SO annoying. They should just scrap them all together.

HD Brows is the only thing that redeems this box, as the rest just isn't that exciting.

Lola ..x

At July 26, 2012 at 6:46 PM , Anonymous Lola Omokorede said...

It was a nice touch, but way overrated! x

At July 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM , Anonymous Mali said...

The only thing that looks appealing to me is the lip frosting... I always want to subscribe to a beauty box, but then they're always so disappointing that I just haven't bothered! x


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