Friday, 15 April 2016

Spring Preening with Glossybox April

Hi Guys,

I've missed out on blogging the last few months of Glossybox offerings, I cant say last month however was a winner in my eyes. Glossybox have been bringing out a streak of brilliant boxes and I'm just starting to feel like its possibly starting to head down hill. However there's always going to be boxes I love and others don't and vice versa.
This month more specifically is themed Spring Preening, with new additions for your makeup bag heading into Spring Summer. As well as skincare, nail care and body art pieces, for a pamper or to get ready for the warmer weather and parties/festivals to come.
*POSSIBLE SPOILER* One thing that has really thrown me is the fact that I got an email from Glossybox to pick a Revlon Mascara for my next box, so I kind of presumed it was going to be in this one. However I'm guessing it's probably going to be in next months instead... I hope!
Essence Mosaic Compact Powder in - £3
I must admit this product really confuses me, to say its the lightest shade in a compact powder, I would really say its more of a bronzer. After looking into it more, it is in fact a bronzer, which means the name just confuses me even more, but oh well! It definitely looks extremely pretty in the pan and has a slight shimmer to it, so I think it's definitely more of a natural glow bronzer than a defining contour type product. 

STYLondon Temporary Henna Tattoo's - £5.99
Although these Tattoo's are absolutely gorgeous, I don't have any idea when I'll actually get round to using them...

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil - £28
This was one product I knew was going to be in the box as it was on the little sheet in the last box, however I was a bit disappointed when I saw the size of the sample. It contains 7ml of product, so compared to the full size that contains 30ml of product, this overall comes to £6.53. Although disappointed I'm looking forward to trying it, as I've heard a lot about the new Body Shop range. Plus  it promises hydrated and smoothed skin after use, so I shall definitely give that a go!

Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner - £22
This eyebrow pencil claims to be a one shade suits all pencil, I think this probably suits the highlighter more than the actually brow shade itself. The highlight has a slight shimmer to it but is really creamy, as are both sides of the pencil, which makes it easier to buff out. I think the brow pencil is a bit too ashy for certain hair colours, but It could be quite universal. Studio 10 will also donate to Look Good Feel Better, with every pencil sold too. 

Leighton Denny Expert Nails Miracle Mist - £12
This looks like a rushed manicure saviour in a bottle. Why is it always that you think of a million things to do straight after painting your nails? I've tried the quick dry drops before but found the bottle actually evaporated so quickly I think I only got 4 uses out of it. So the fact this ones a spray has my hopes up that it won't be a repeat of last time. 
(Swatches: Left to Right - Essence Mosaic Compact Powder & Studio 10 Brow Lift Perfecting Liner)
I cant say I've fallen head over heels in love with this box, I think for me I'm just mostly excited to use the Leighton Denny Mist. Although I'll probably use everything eventually, I'm usually just quite excited to get stuck in and try everything. Where as with this one sadly It's one I could take or leave...

Eloise x


  1. The essence powder looks gorgeous although I have to side with you; the name is very confusing! I am always very intrigued by products that are supposedly suited for everyone, so the eyebrow pencil sounds very interesting to me. From the swatch I´d say it´s almost a bit too light for my brows, though.
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

  2. Wow I can see why you'd be disappointed. Isn't Glossybox meant to be about discovering new and luxury/awesome brands and products? A £3 Essence bronzer that you can pick up in Wilko is a bit of a miss I think. I hope it's better next month! :/

  3. I can see why you were so disappointed with this box! I thought the whole idea of Glossybox and Birchbox was to find and discover luxury brands and products that you may not have seen before? The Essence bronzer and Body Shop oils, aren't exactly what I would call luxury haha. I am thinking about giving my Birchbox subscription a miss! I am fed up of getting the same hair oils and masks that I get every month!

    Lovely post!
    Francesca xx


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