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18 April 2013

April Glossy Box UK Review

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Beauty Box Subscription reviews have been pretty absent from my blog for a long time now. The reason for this was I just didn't know how I felt about them. There were so many boxes and sometimes I'd love a box and then the next box I'd hate. So I felt it was very hit and miss.

 Also I really disliked how I would grow to love a beauty box company then they would either go out of business or stop their box subscriptions... this happened 3 times to me! However Glossy Box were the first ones in the UK and they have stayed and not changed- woop! There have been boxes I have disliked but I think they do understand more and more that people enjoy trying out brands that they have at least heard of.  

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This month's box (which you can order here for £12.95!) has been my favourite in the past few months (though I did also really enjoy March's box) so I thought I would show you and also do some mini reviews of the lovely products. However do bear in mind there are different variations of the April box so you may want to Google for some other reviews to see what other people received before buying it.

The April box consists of five products, two of which are full sized items costing £23 combined! The box is also limited edition which has been designed by Pearl Lowe, making it perfect to re-use. 

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Nip + Fab Dry Skin Fix Body Butter in Pistachio Sundae
 (other boxes may contain Mango Soothie or Coconut Latte) 
50ml Mini size - £2.95 from Boots 
I was so thrilled when I spotted this in the box. I love Nip + Fab products and had thought of trying out this product so many times in Boots. Pistachio Sundae would have been the scent I'd of gone for as well. I can 100% say this is the most yummy smelling body butter ever. I thought The Body Shop body butters were good but this is just so good you want to actually taste it! But as you can see it isn't a typical body butter as it is thinner in consistency so even though I do love it I would class it as more of a thick moisturiser. You can also buy bigger 200ml pots for £9.95.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Nice Is Nice 
13.5ml Full size - £ 7.99  
Another amazing product in the box! As Glossy box contents are supposed to contain 5 luxury samples this is an amazing product as it is actually a full size Essie polish. This gorgeous shade was part of the 2011 Spring collection however is just as current for this spring. I do have a few lilac shades in my collection however this is more of a muted down lilac pastel which I really love.

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Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple Eau de Parfum 
5ml Bottle- Full size 30ml £29
Normally I hate when beauty boxes include perfume samples however if it is a minature bottle then I actually quite like that as you can sample it out properly. I have vaguely heard of Yves Rocher before and actually like the scent of this perfume, so will be using up the bottle (which is good!) but I highly doubt I would purchase it as I don't love it enough. But a nice mini product to include in the box.  

Model Co Cheek + Lip Tint in Rosy Red 
10ml Full size - £15
Other than the False Lash Effect Brush-on lashes I haven't tried anything from Model Co and didn't really know they did this sort of product. The tint is a thin gel like product that pretty much instantly soaks in to the skin and has a nice berry scent to it. I have already tried this on the lips and it gives a nice light stain that really feels like you aren't wearing any product. Really love lightweight multi-tasking product like this so another thumbs up from me!


Sun Sense Daily Face SPF 50+
10g Sample - Full size 75g £18.50
This is quite an interesting sample that I will be keeping until summer to try out as it is SPF 50. I am in to my high SPF sun screens especially ones for the face as I think it's so important if you want to prevent early wrinkles and for older age. So even though the full size is a bit pricey I would purchase it if I liked the sample enough.

As you can see I pretty much loved all of the products in this months box and I also think Glossy Box are really getting it spot on with the types of products they place in the boxes... as these are all perfect for Spring. 

You can find out more about subcribing to Glossy Box and purchasing this box (which you would receive in 5 days)  - here

Fee xo.   


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