Thursday, 21 July 2011

My GlossyBox: July 2011 Edition...

It's that time again girlies! My GlossyBox has just arrived and I'm absolutely loving everything that has come in it this month, and excited to try it all. Again, not all subscribers received the same products in their boxes, so check out other blogs to see the different product variations. 





This months' theme is "Ready, Steady, Glow! 5 Feel-Good Faves" and I received:

  1. Inlight Organic Daily Face Oil
  2. Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil
  3. Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe Weekly Self Tan
  4. Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Marvel
  5. Ciaté Paint Pot in Bog Yellow Taxi (074)

I am so excited by this product! I have been wanting to try Ciaté for a while now and I saw Fleur (FleurDeForce) wearing it in one of her videos I just had to have it. It's such a beautiful bright yellow and the name does all of the describing for you. The formula is really smooth, the bottle and handle are so easy to hold and the brush is wide enough to cover the whole nail, streak-free. This is a full sized sample and would cost £9.00 from Ciaté


The next product is another I've been wanting to try for a while. Xen-Tan is a self tanning product which has won so many awards and is widely credited by beauty gurus as the best self-tanning product on the market. I'm looking forward to using this due to the huge amount of fantastic reviews it has received. It is not overly scented but does still have that biscuity fake tan smell, and considering the colour is 'Deep' the actual product is not that scary dark brown colour which I expected (much like the St.Moriz dark colour). I will definitely be doing a more in depth review of this product when I use it! This is a 30ml sample size, the full sized product costs £28.99 from Xen-Tan.


This product will have excited so many when they opened the box this morning. This Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Marvel is a gorgeous yellow-gold shimmer pigment which can be used universally as a highlight, mixed in with eyeshadow, blush and so much more. It's a really finely milled pigment and the packaging is beautiful and sleek. Really looking forward to incorporate this into my make up. This again is a full sized product and costs £15.50 from Illamasqua.


This is the Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil. It is formulated to help slow the ageing process (not that I need that just now!) whilst smoothing and firming the skin. I have heard of Weleda before, but have never tried anything from them, however I know that Adele is a great fan of the brand. This oil smells amazing and sweet and is meant to be used on damp skin (I know it's meant to smell of pomegranate, but to me it smells like lemon muffins!). I will definitely be doing a full review on this one too. Again this is a 100ml full-sized product and retails at £19.95 from Weleda.


The last product is from a brand I have never heard of. Doing a quick snippet of research I have found that Inlight are an organic brand which is suitable for vegans and vegetarians who create herbal ointments for all skin types, but are specifically great for dry and/or ageing skin types. I am a little hesitant about this product given the fact that it is an oil, and the BioEffect oil from June's Box left my skin in a bit of a state. I will give it a go however and hopefully the fact that it is completely natural will help avoid the previous disaster. This is AGAIN another full-sized 30ml product and retails at £25.00 from Inlight.

GlossyBox have outdone themselves this month with 4 full sized products! I didn't sign up to GlossyBox expected full sized products as it was all about sampling new products that I wouldn't usually try and discovering new brands, however this has been such an amazing surprise by the team at GlossyBox HQ and the full value of this box far exceeds the £10 (£12.95 from September) which I paid. 

If you're impressed I suggest you sign up ASAP as the demand for the boxes has outstripped supply the past few months. I for one am definitely keeping up with my subscription! If you've missed out on the July GlossyBox, why not enter SkyLiving's competition to win 1 of 20 July GlossyBoxes HERE.

What did you think of the products? Did you get any variants?

Much Love,
Lauran
xxx

6 comments:

  1. Though I'm still annoyed at the price going up, I'm upset I canceled my subscription this month instead of next - I really wanted to try some Illamasqua product!

    Why not check out my new beauty blog, The Glossy Guide?

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  2. Aww no! I think there were a lot of disappointed people from June's Box (i'm not one) but you can't expect there to be NARS and full sized expensive products in there every month.

    I don't mind the rise in postage as the contents far outweigh the cost and I am really happy with the products that I have received in both of my boxes.

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

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  3. Hey honey, I got my box on Wednesday and am glad to see what you got, as mine differed slightly. How great that they gave away Xen Tan products to some of you; not that I can use them (I'm allergic to fake tan) but I bet there are loads of happy girlies out there! Your Illamasqua pigment and Ciate nail polishes look great - mine were purple, which I may get a bit more use out of with my colouring etc - but loved seeing what you got.
    Lauran I am really, really loving your blog - since you started you've put so, so much hard work into your blog you deserve to be huge one day xoxox

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  4. Thank you so much Chloe :) that means so much to me!

    Oh wow I bet the purples are gorgeous! I have yet to use my pigment as to be quite honest I haven't a clue what to do with it lol! Did you get the oils too? The Weleda one smells amazing, not too keen on the Insight face oil, it smells a little 'mediciney' haha.

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

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  5. I'm glad that glossybox differs with their products! Its so interesting to see what other people got in their glossyboxes! :) The only product that was similar to yours was the weleda body oil, and the xen tan I got ciate nail polish but it was in red "kitten heels" and I got an illasmasqua lip gloss instead, oh and false eyelashes :) xox

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  6. Sophia - Yes it's great that everyone gets something different! I have found that some people have received a lip repair product, a face SPF and perfume samples. Pretty great for only £10 a month :)

    Much Love,
    Lauran
    xxx

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Much Love,
Lauran
xxx