I received my first Glossybox last week after a lovely lady called Lily contacted me to ask if I would like to be added to the Glossybox subscription list, I jumped at the chance as I've always been eager to try Glossybox. I was looking forward to receiving my first box and I must admit that I was like a little child when it arrived in the post.
I really like the theme of this months box especially because it's helping the environment. The packaging has be well thought of and the products have been carefully selected. It's a nice box with a nice idea (concept).
Here's what Glossybox have to say about 'The Natural Box'...
"With spring in the air, we are proud to introduce our Natural Beauty Box; five natural beauty products guaranteed to make you feel your best, look gorgeous while at the same time satisfying the green goddess within! After all, green is the new black didn't you know?
Get ready to dazzle this season and spring clean your beauty regime with contents of your latest Glossybox. In a limited edition 100% biodegradable box bursting with ethical goodies, indulge in your beauty needs without battling your inner eco-warrior."
100% biodegradable box meaning it's very earth friendly!
The contents of the box were presented beautifully, I like how they were wrapped in brown tissue paper and tied with a ribbon. The Glossybox sticker was a nice touch too!
There is also a leaflet provided inside the box which indicates which products are inside the box. The leaflet also has discount codes relevant to the products inside the box which is handy if you were to buy a full size of one of the products.
I love how shredded brown paper was included in the box as it fits in well with the 'natural' theme. The packaging has been well thought of as it all looks very 'natural'. And I must admit, I agree with Glossybox when they say the box looks 'rustic'.
Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst Quenching Serum
"The newly-launched ultra-concentrated serum is extremely natural and plant-based, ensuring your skin never lacks moisture."
Full Size: £29.00 / 30ml (10ml sample is worth £9.66)
I love the texture of the serum as it's almost water like, it feels lovely on the dry skin as it feels like it's sinking straight into my skin. The only problem is that this feeling doesn't last and my skin ends up feeling dry again after half an hour. I've been using the serum twice a day for just short of a week and I haven't noticed any differences in my skin. It's such a shame that this serum doesn't keep skin hydrated as it feels and smells lovely. Maybe this product is more suited to those who have a combination/normal skin type.
Philip B Drop Dead Straightening Balm
"Philip B Drop Dead Straightening Balm is a non-greasy, silicone-free water-soluble styling aid that gives curly or wavy hair a straight, tangle-free, and sleek finish."
Full Size: £17.00 / 178ml (15ml sample is worth £1.43)
If you read my blog or watch my YouTube videos then you'll know that the one thing I never do is straighten my hair. I love big, thick messy hair and never have it straight, for some reason I think that when I have straight hair, it makes my face look weird. As I couldn't test out the straightening balm myself, I passed it onto my sister and let her try it instead as she's very fond of straight hair. She found that the balm wasn't greasy whatsoever and that it left her hair looking straight, shiny and silky. She also noticed that it left her hair feeling really soft. My sister still has hold of the balm so it must be a winner. One thing is for sure is that it lives up to its claims.
Monu Professional Skincare Enriched Body Cream
"A rich, indulgent cream to comfort and nourish the skin. Skin feels soft, smooth and nourished."
Full Size: £23.00 / 200ml (30ml sample is worth £3.45)
This was my least favourite item in the Glossybox and this is purely because it gave me an allergic reaction. Within 5 minutes of slathering the cream onto my legs, they went hot, bright red and itchy so unfortunately I had to wash it off. It's such a shame that I'm allergic to it as it's such a lovely cream, it smells absolutely divine and has a wonderful texture. It has a nice citrus scent which is perfect for S/S and it melts into the skin with ease, if you don't have sensitive skin and are fine using any body cream then I'd highly recommend checking this beauty out as it's a gorgeous body cream!
Figs & Rouge Lip Balm
"100% pure, 100% natural & 100% organic multipurpose balm. Excellent for soothing & naturally hydrating lips & skin."
Full Size: £3.29 / 8ml (full sized product provided in the Glossybox)
Thoughts:This was my most favourite thing in the Glossybox as I've wanted to try a Figs & Rouge balm for absolutely ages. I have to say that this is possibly the best balm that I have ever tried, and I've tried a few! I have very dry lips so I'm always on the hunt for the perfect lip balm but due to the wondrous Glossybox, I've found the perfect one! The Figs & Rouge balm is so creamy and light and it leaves lips and skin feeling moisturised and hydrated for hours! I applied some of the balm onto the dry bits around my nose and it completely banished the dryness! I cannot praise this balm enough, I'm even considering doing a full review on it!
Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner in '11 Sapphire'
"A rich and creamy consistency unparalleled in the world of natural liners."
Full Size: £11.75 / per liner (full sized product provided in the Glossybox)
Thoughts:I really like this eyeliner and it certainly lives up to it's claims. It's rich, creamy and glides with ease without any dragging/pulling. The eyeliner can be worn as an eyeliner or it can be blended out to create a base for eyeshadow. I also think 'sapphire' is a beautiful colour, I don't own many blue eyeliners as I tend to just go for the typical black eyeliner so it's nice to receive something different to the norm.
One thing is for sure is that I'll be buying more of the Figs & Rouge balms! and I'll definitely be checking out Inika cosmetics!
'The Natural Box' was worth £29.58 which is amazing as the Glossybox retails at £12.95 (plus p+p). You're able to try a lot of high quality products for a mere £12.95 per month!
If anyone would like me to review Glossybox as a whole or any of the products mentioned above then please feel free to comment below!
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Many thanks for reading!
*The Glossybox was sent to me for review purposes. This does not affect my thoughts and opinions on the product. As always, my reviews are 100% truthful.