Glossy Box Review – June 2016

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

 

Summer is all about new discoveries!  From exploring the latest holiday destination to embracing the new fashion and make-up trends and of course uncovering those somewhat pale and unloved winter legs again!  This months Glossy Box is crammed full of everything you need to start the summer the right way, from the latest hi-tech sun protection to the latest trend in cleansing which is making waves the world over, they’ve got you covered!  And with a selection of six full sized and travel sized treats to enjoy this month, July’s Glossy Box is lining up to be your new Summer Beauty best friend!

What’s in the Box?

Price Per Box – £10.00 plus £3.25 P&P

Total Value of Products – £45.17

With a selection of four full sized beauty treats and two smaller sample sizes, Junes Glossy Box has everything you need to get your skin summer ready, keep it protected and hydrated and looking healthy with a multi-tasking make-up item and a handy hair care hero too, so it looks like the sun has definitely been shining in the Glossy Box office this month!

Your Beauty Treats

EMITE Make-Up Lip and Cheek Tint – Full Size £12.50

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

This highly pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint from EMITE Make-Up allows you to easily  achieve a fresh, natural looking colour across your cheeks and lips, which is ideal for getting that gorgeous english rose look this summer, making it look like you  aren’t wearing makeup at all.  The rich pigment penetrates the skin and gives a fresh look with durable results that blend easily giving a long wearing flush of colour that is buildable for a more intense, defined look too!  I love multi-tasking make-up – it is just such a great way to cut down on the clutter in your make-up bag and still get great results so seeing this EMITE Lip & Cheek Tint in my June Glossy Box was a real treat.  Its a full size product and the handy applicator makes it quick and easy to apply just the right amount of tint to add a hint of colour without looking like a clown!  It blends easily using just your finger tips, and once its dry it stays put all day on your cheeks and for several hours on your lips too.  I prefer it as a cheek tint and found it easier to apply than some other multi0tasking tints on the market and the colour is good for all skin tones too!  Its water-based formula is also cruelty-free and free from mineral oils, paragons and perfumes too!  Great little product!

Ladival® Sun Protoction Spray SPF 15 – Full Size £13.50

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

Ladival® is a true broad spectrum sun protection and gives up to four times more protection from the sun’s damaging rays than some other sun protection brands on the market because it not only helps to protect your skin against UV-A and UV-B rays, which make up just 7% of the sun’s rays, it also protects against Infrared-A  which makes up a further 30% of the sun’s rays, with their unique advanced Infrared-A protection system – IR-D Infrared Defence™ – making this a gentle but extremely effective sun protection product.  Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, this light non-greasy spray is easily absorbed into the skin and the convenient spray format gives better coverage for those hard to reach places.  Its water-resistant also works to prevent prickly heat and effectively protect sun allergy sufferers too.  I am a creature of habit when it comes to choosing sun protection – I pretty much always go for Nivea Protect & Bronze Aerosol Spray purely for because it is a refreshing mist that is easy to apply and gives instant sun protection as well as promoting a more intense natural tan, but this richer, more protecting formula from Ladival is a great way to stay safe in the sun with out getting sticking or sandy too!

De Bruyère Beauté After Sun Lotion Monoï – Full Size £9.48

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

Enriched in Monoï – the tiaré flower in coconut tree – all the way from French Polynesia, and Vitamin E to protect from environmental pollutants, this is a natural moisturizing after sun lotion with an intense restructuring complex instantly helps to calm, nourish and protect skin that’s been weakened after exposure to the sun leaving it revitalised, hydrated and comfortable again.  Its easy to apply and its light-weight, non-greasy formula leaves your skin looking healthy and has the gorgeous scent of monoï making it smell amazing.  Its also free from silicone, mineral oils and paragons making it a superbly skin loving after sun that protects as well as repairs and leaves your skin deliciously moisturised and fragrant too, meaning its the perfect partner to your summer holiday but works equally well as a little pick me up moisture hit for dehydrated summer skin at home too!

Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skins Thirst – Full Size £23.00

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

Hydrate thirsty skin with Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask from Origins.  Ideal for dry skin types, this moisture-replenishing mask is enriched with avocado and apricot kernel oils, which effectively prepare skin for next-day environmental aggressors while Japanese seaweed repairs the skin’s barrier function to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature ageing, and all while you’re busy sleeping!  This handy  overnight mask soothes skin whilst you sleep for long-lasting comfort and hydration, meaning you can wake up to a revitalised, silky smooth and refreshed complexion!  Perfect! I really love Origins products and this beauty boosting mask is a really easy way to brighten your complexion with out any real effort on your part!  Just apply the mask, and sleep!  I really liked this mask and found my skin was much clearer and fresher after just one use!

Spa to You Natural Konjac Sponge – Full Size £6.99

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

The Spa To You Konjac Sponge is made from 100% pure, natural and organic konjac fibres that are unbelievably soft and gentle, making it ideal for bringing back the natural glow and softness of dull, tired skin and is suitable for daily usage too!  Fabulous for deep cleansing and exfoliating the skin as well as hydrating and moisturizing the skin too, for best results soak in water for a few minutes before use and use gentle circular motions on the skin to ensure an even and thorough result.  I love that this sponge is a 100% natural way to buff and cleanse skin gently but effectively without aggravating or irritating sensitive skin like mine.  Biodegradable and produced with minimal environmental impact, this organic Konjac sponge is also cruelty free and suitable for vegans and vegetarians too, so its become a real essential go-to beauty product for me and has left my sin feeling fresh, clean and smooth!

Bonus Treats

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Conditioner – Single Use Sachet £1.09

Glossy Box Review - June 2016

Aussie’s unique formula, with Australian Balm Mint, helps mend split ends and roughened cuticles,  transforming dry, damaged hair into manageable and shiny locks in just 3 minutes.  This nourishing treatment gets to work fast on damaged hair and is a soothing, smoothing elixir for hair in need of a little extra TLC.  I use Aussie hair care quite regularly, and have often turned to this reconstructing mask to tame my dry, frizz prone hair in warmer weather so this single use sachet was a handy addition to this months Glossy Box and will be accompanying me on holiday later this year!

My Verdict

This months Glossy Box is all about discovering new make-up and beauty treats that will make your ensure you are primed, prepped and ready to take on Summer looking your beautiful best and with a selection of exciting brands to explore and a bonus treat of the best-selling Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Conditioner they have certainly put together an impressive line up!  You have everything you need to stay protected from the sun this summer and with a handy Konjac Sponge to buff away dull dead skin leaving it ready to shine in the sun, and an after sun lotion that smells like a tropical paradise you’ll be sure that your skin will be well taken care of this month!  I love the handy Ladival® Sun Protection Spray – its multi-layered protection means your skin is up to four times more protected than usual and the De Bruyère Beauté After Sun Lotion protects from harsh environmental damage as well as repairing sun damaged skin after a day topping up your tan, so you’ll be sure that your skin stays healthy this month, and the Konjac Sponge will instantly boost your skins radiance by gently exfoliating away dead skin cells leaving behind a clearer and more radiant complexion!  Its perfect to use on your face or body meaning you’ll be glowing from head to toe and the handy Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask from Origins ensure that your face is just as radiant and nourished as your body, boosting hydration levels and deeply nourishing dry, dehydrated skin!  With a deeply nourishing hair mask to finish your pre-holiday pampering you’ll be perfectly polished once Glossy Box have finished with you this month!  But they haven’t just included some supercharged skin care and sun protection this month, they have also included a multi-tasking make-up item to keep that freshly exfoliated and tanned glow going long after the sun has set!  The EMITE Make-Up Lip and Cheek Tint is a really handy bit of make-up to have during the summer months as its water-based formula is long-lasting and resists even the warmest of temperatures to give you that natural flush of colour all day long, and it is the perfect pinky tone to suit all skin tones.  It gives you buildable colour that blends easily for a seamless application and won’t dry out your skin like some other long-wear make-up does.  Over all although this is a skin care heavy beauty box, something that usually doesn’t make me jump for joy, the variety of products and the fact they work so well together makes this a really handy box to have around at the beginning of Summer and I have really enjoyed getting to know these exciting brands and with so many brands to explore I will be enjoying this box well into July and August too!

My Beauty Favourite

My June Beauty Favourite was the De Bruyère Beauté After Sun Lotion Monoï.  I loved the scent of this light-weight but highly nourishing lotion and its multi-tasking formula repairs and protects in one making it the ideal daily use moisturiser as well as an excellent after sun treatment!  Its a new brand to me, and I have really enjoyed trying it for the first time and will be exploring their range further for sure!

For more information about Glossy Box visit my ‘Which Subscription Box’ Review and to subscribe to their Beauty Box visit their website!

 

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