GLOSSYBOX celebrates their 3rd anniversary this month and with that who doesn’t like a beauty box? It comes every month, nicely wrapped up and filled with luxury products at the sliver of the price. What’s not to love? For beauty junkies like me, beauty boxes are great because they allow you to try new products and learn about brands that you may have otherwise never known about or tried out.
I consider beauty boxes as a kind of ‘beauty education’ and enjoy getting a gift every month that is full of surprises.
This August, the GLOSSYBOX came in its iconic pastel pink box, wrapped with a black ribbon. There is something special about unwrapping a package that is tied together with a ribbon. It just feels luxurious.
My August Box contained a bespoke Kryolan Illuminator created exclusively for GLOSSYBOX, and a mix of beauty heroes including Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, Figs & Rouge Hand Cream, Comfort Zone Cleansing Milk and Lalique’s renowned, L’amour eau de parfum.
I had never tried Comfort Zone previously so was excited to get the full-sized cleansing milk which is appropriate for all skin types, from the most sensitive to the driest. The cleansing milk is good for your skin as it doesn’t strip it of its natural oils but still removes make-up, pollution debris and impurities on the skin. It’s great for urbanites living in the city because it contains Betaglucan, which is a powerful biological agent extracted from yeast that stimulates the skin’s defence mechanisms, leaving the skin more resistant to attack by free radicals.
Another product in the box that I am already a big fan of is Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer. I use this as an overnight treatment on my hair if I am planning to wash it the next morning. It has been around for awhile and was originally created for Audrey Hepburn. And if it’s good enough for Audrey, it’s certainly good enough for me.
A fun little mini-sized Yves Rocher nude pink nail polish is also included in the box and it’s a perfect size to carry around in your handbag for touch ups on-the-go.
Another favourite in this box? I love the scent and packaging of this Figs & Rouge hand cream. I had never tried this brand before but it is a British brand and I found it didn’t leave my hands with a greasy feeling. I also felt it was the perfect size to take in my carry-on bag on my holiday to the States.
So all in all, I really enjoyed this month’s GLOSSYBOX, simply because it contained the right mix of brands that I love and brands I’ve never tried before.
The August Birthday GLOSSYBOX is £10 (+P&P) and will be available throughout August 2014 from www.glossybox.co.uk while stocks last.