Wednesday, 27 August 2014

August Glossybox

I am a little late opening this months Glossybox as I have been away on holiday, so as soon as I was able to go and collect it from my local sorting office, I suddenly remembered that this was meant to be somewhat of a special box was Glossybox are celebrating their 3rd Birthday and if like me you are a subscriber then there have been no end of hints and spoilers as to what the contents might be.  So this is my August Glossybox.

August Glossybox

August Glossybox

August Glossybox

So firstly, the box is different to the others, it looks more squared than the others if that makes sense and inside there is this lovely little card to tell you all about the contents and a little 'Thank You' from Charles Van Abercorn(check name) the Founder and Global CEO. Then there is the nice pink wrapping paper and black ribbon before finally, the contents.

Kryolan for Glossybox- This is a highlighter in shade Cashmere and it is said to be a versatile, lightweight cream with a gloss finish and can be used on cheekbones, lips plus other parts of the skin.  This is a full size item with an RRP £12.95

Figs and Rouge Handcream - A mini handcream in Rose Berry which is enriched with shea butter, natural antioxidents and algae extract.  Said to nourish and soften the hands and leave them with a pampered feeling.  A full size version costs £6.95 for 80ml, this one is 20ml which means it is worth around £1.75.

Yves Rocher Nail Polish - I got shade 14 which is Rose and it is more like a dusky pink, very pretty.  As a mini nail polish it has a little brush and I always find them quite difficult to use.  This is a full sized bottle at 3ml and has an RRP £3.60

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer - Said to have been originally created for Audrey Hepburn, this pre-shampoo treatment delivers unrivalled elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine without weighing the hair down or coating it.  I have another tube of this which I am yet to try, so hopefully it is worth the hype.  A full sized version of 250ml costs £38, this one is 40ml and has a value of around £6.35

Comfort Zone Essentials Cleansing Milk - A revitalising, gentle milk cream containing anti-oxidents and hydrating active ingredients to help remove any make-up and pollution residues for radiant, refreshed and softer skin.  To be used on dry skin in a morning and evening.  A full 250ml version has an RRP £20, this one oddly is 200ml and is therefore has a value of around £16. 

The final item is a perfume sample from Lalique and it is called L'Amour.  I have never heard of Lalique but the scent is described as being a tribute to timeless romance. An Imperial Japanese prince once invited RenĂ© Lalique to create four stained glass windows for his Tokyo palace, its dominant motif a majestic female figure in the form of an angel. From her outstretched hands garlands of flowers stream, creating a halo of radiant blossoms akin to the aura of a perfume."Soft and sensual with delicate top notes of rosebuds laces with fresh bergamot, white floral heart notes and a musk base note" well one spritz and it is definitely more floral than musky to me!  I quite like it and to purchase it, you would be expected to pay just £94 for 100ml (woah).


August Glossybox


So there you have my August Box and as a third birthday box, I think it lacks something exciting and amazing but it is alright and I will use all the contents.  Altogether it has a value of around £40!


What do you think to this months box?  Are there any products you like the look of?

15 comments:

  1. Ah so that is what was in the box, none of which I will use ;)

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  2. I have to admit there is nothing there that would interest me. Nicely gift boxed but as you say, nothing special.

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  3. Looks good value for the total price paid. As you say though for a 3rd birthday box it does seems to lack a 'WOW' item.

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  4. I would always be interested to see what was set to me, but realistically I am not into beauty enough to make it worthwhile. x

    http://www.youbabymemummy.com

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  5. I really wanted the cleansing milk , but instead I got a lipstick. I noticed the box was squarer too, how random haha!
    Love the elasticiser. The more I use it, the more I love it. I hope you get along with it :).

    http://christieslifestyle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/august-2014-glossybox.html

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  6. Great products. I would particularly like to try the hand cream.

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  7. This is a great idea. I love the idea of surprises each month. That nail polish colour is beautiful :)

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  8. What a pretty box full of goodies! I really like the colour of the nail varnish.

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  9. Shame it wasn't anything more exciting.

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  10. Really sorry it didn't live up to expectations, but I think I'd still like one :)

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  11. I like the elasticiser. What a gorgeous box! x

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  12. What wonderful packaging, it really does look lovely. Rather like the look of that nail varnish too. The elasticizer sounds like something that should be on my thighs LOL :)

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  13. Wow I'd be so disappointed with this box! It's not remotely special considering it's supposed to be a 'birthday box'. I remember the box for their first birthday and it was bloody brilliant xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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  14. This is the exact same box as what i received, I did like it but agree, it's lacking a bit of wow factor! x

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  15. I was gutted with my box this month. I got the same but a £2 lipstick instead of the cleanser! I love the colour of the nail polish but it is incredibly difficult to use!

    Keeley x
    www.phatcupcake.com

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