Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit

It is that time of the month again when the beauty boxes arrive and first through the door comes Glossybox with 'Back to Basics' being the theme for the May edit. Stating that we are all guilty of buying that wear-once statement piece over the more sensible staples items we should perhaps purchase (like those 7 inch heels I will never walk in but man are the shoes divine oops), Glossybox want to use the opportunity of the May box to remind us that it is the basics that underpin any good wardrobe and we should use the same concept when it comes to our cosmetics and skincare. 
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
The May ‘Back to Basics’ box includes five simple but super must-haves for your beauty bag, a sort of little capsule wardrobe of beauty if you please of items that you might have seen or read about but are to yet to try.

The first item out of the box comes from Scrub Love and it is the Active Charcoal Body Scrub. Being 100% natural, vegan and vegetarian-friendly not forgetting to mention that it is free from those pesky micro-beads that pollute our waters and endanger wildlife, this scrub is a charcoal based body exfoliator. 
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
I adore charcoal based products for my skin, not only do it one of the most ancient detoxifying ingredients, but it is also amazing at absorbing the day-to-day pollutants and impurities that just sit on the skin. Easy to use, you simply buff the scrub onto the skin in circular motions, sometimes the more rigorous the better because it helps boost circulation, lymphatic drainage and removes all that dead and dry skin that does not need to be there.  I am a big bag of these scrubs and this one has become my new favourite because it is so effective at what it does.  Priced at £13.95.

Dr PawPaw Original Balm has appeared in a few beauty boxes now and I am quite a fan. As a multipurpose balm, the balm is perfect for always having in your handbag, your makeup bag, the bedside table or even on your desk, it has a multitude of uses which means it can be used on your lips, hair and skin.
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
Made in the UK from a variety of natural ingredients including Pawpaw, Olive Oil and Aloe Vera Oil which, blended together, create a multi-purpose formula for you to carry around at all times thanks to the handy little tube.

Ruby Powder Blush in Coral is next and whilst blusher is usually something I opt for occasionally, I do always have one in my makeup up.  
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
This particular one is from a brand I have never come across before and it is described as being a super-silky powder blush which gives a perfect pop of coral colour to your cheeks for a summer glow. The blush itself is super smooth to the touch and is more pigmented than I had expected and it is a really lovely shade.

Girl Meets Brush is a brand I met through Beauty Boxes and the company was started by celebrity makeup artist Lynne Mills and she has used her expertise to create the optimal makeup brushes. 
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
In this month's box, there is the Eyeshadow Blending Brush which is a domed but soft bristled brush which will soften and blend out the eyeshadow in the socket line and then out to the outer edges of the eye. I have a few brushes from this range and they are so incredibly soft, easy to use and they wash and dry like an absolute dream.


The final item in the box this month's box comes from Caudalie and it is their Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet, a product I have used before. Perfect for sensitive skin, this sorbet has a really light texture which, once on the skin soothes and absorbs without a little help. 
Glossybox 'Back To Basics' May Edit
It is also rich in antioxidants and is more gel-cream than a cream and when applied to the skin it turns into a watery texture which adds to the feeling of your skin being quenched, soothed and moisturised. Using notes of mandarin blossom, lemon leaf tree, cucumber water and fresh mint, again there is a subtle scent to the cream and the added use of chamomile does leave your skin feeling just amazing.



So for a box that is taking us back to basics and is helping to create a capsule makeup bag of staple products, I think Glossybox have done an amazing job at putting this box together and it contains some products I really like and some that I am enjoying trying out for the first time.

What do you think of this months box? Does anything capture your attention? 
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30 comments:

  1. Okay, I really want this box! So many gorgeous goodies!

    Georgia x
    www.georgiahathaway.co.uk

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  2. That Ruby Blush looks really nice actually, I am surprised it swatched so well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  3. I've been thinking of treating myself to one of these boxes. they look good x

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  4. It looks like a nice edit, and the blusher is so pretty x

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  5. The Ruby powder blush looks lovely but I'm not sure I would be too impressed by the contents. I am so fussy when it comes to beauty boxes.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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  6. I would use everything in this box. I love the sound of the scrub xx

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  7. I got this box and I'm so happy to have the caudelie! I keep it in my handbag!

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  8. Not a bad box this month - although it's not the most exciting. I do love Caudalie skincare, so I am always happy to see them included. I also love the Dr PawPaw balm, it is a miracle worker on dry skin
    https://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk

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  9. The blush is such a beautiful shade x

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  10. I don't know why but I never seem wowed by the products in Glossybox. I used to sign up to subscription boxes but don't anymore.

    www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

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  11. I think I'd use every single product which is rare for a beauty box these days. Love this little bundle.

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  12. I love the sound of the Dr PawPaw product.

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  13. This looks a fantastic box this month! Dr Paw Paw is supposed to be awesome. Kaz

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  14. Oh my gosh, I was signed up to Glossybox when it first started - I'm so happy to see it's still going! Looks like you've got some lovely items in this month's box! ♥

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  15. I can't believe Dr Paw Paw was in this months box xx
    Lauren Catherine

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  16. This looks like a pretty good box! I've never tried anything with active charcoal in, but I've heard great things! Even better that is has no microbeads!

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  17. I've never received one of these boxes before and I'd quite fancy it! Birthday is coming up so I might drop some hints. I've heard of the Paw Paw product - I must seek this out as it sounds awesome.

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  18. Such a great theme! I love the pawpaw balm for my dry lips. I love the sound of the caudalie sorbet too. I need to something to keep my skin feeling soothed and moisturised x

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  19. I am so jealous of the Dr Paw Paw, been wanting to try this brand for ages!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

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  20. Ooh that coral blush is gorgeous. The perfect pop of colour for spring/summer x

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  21. The blush is my kind of shade! I love coral toned blushes xxx

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  22. I have never done the whole subscription box thing, just because they are out of my price range really. I love the products you have this time, especially the coral blusher, I am a sucker for blushers x

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  23. I've never tried a charcoal based beauty product...I'm intrigued!

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  24. I think this box is really good - love most of the products x

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  25. The Caudalie Moisturising Sorbet sounds so refreshing! I quite like the contents of this box x

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