Sunday, 19 May 2013

Glossybox May 2013 (Birthday edition)

Ciao Bella!

Admittedly this is my first Glossybox ever! I have been wanting to get them for well over a year but for some reason never got round to it. 

I got the 2nd birthday Glossybox coincidentally for my birthday, which is also in may off a friend. I coudlnt wait to see what goodies would be inside! 'Glossybox Uk is celebrating its second birthday with beauty treats from some its trusted and most beloved brands.' The theme of this box was not just 2nd birthday but the celebration of 'premium skincare and beauty heros".  

What is a glossy box?

'Glossybox is a monthly beauty subscription service, which delivers 5 beauty samples wrapped in a beautiful box straight to your door.'

What did i get?


"Made with organic angelica from the Drôme region of France, the fresh and silky-smooth Angelica Hydration Cream deeply moisturises and revitalises the skin. L'OCCITANE's patented angelica complex reinforces natural skin hydration by stimulating aquaporines, improves skin elasticity and protects from free radicals. Skin is plumped, smoothed and radiant. "

I'm confused why i was sent out this as the question-air before you order your first glossy box asked which skin type i had - Oily/Combination., this cream is ideal for dry to normal skin. Although its dermatologically tested , non-comedogenic and from a well respected brand i am a bit wary  about using it as i don't want it to make my oily skin any worse.
How much was my sample  worth? £9.0030.00 £ / 50ml (Original size)


"The Beauty Elixir for your body, face and hair, the Divine Oil offers everything you need to make your skin positively exquisite.  Divine Oil is a dry oil that is both light and hydrating; its unique blend of grape, hibiscus, sesame and Argan oils are immediately absorbed into the skin with a non-greasy finish.Divine oil can be used on the body, face, hair, nails, added to a hot bath, or used as a massage oil."
I've used this on my hair and face and it left them  feeling so soft and luxurious! I love how its a multi-purpose oil and is not just for the hair but for basically all over your body including nails and face.  The luxury oils withing the Caudalie Divine Oil include;
  •  Grape Oil: which had a high concentration of omega 6 which is highly nourishing.
  •  Extra virgin Argan Oil: popularly  withing the beauty world. The Argan oil within this divine oil is organically farmed and fair trade certified and originates from South Morocco. Argan oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and inoleic acid (precursor of vitamin F), it helps restore the hydrolipidic film and participates in maintaining the quality of skin cells.
  • Extra Virgin Hibiscus Oil: Grown in India and known as the ""flower of eternity,"" this oil is extracted by cold pressing the seeds. Hibiscus oil plays an essential role in restricting epidermal water loss.
  • Sesame Oil: Composed of linoleic and oleic fatty acids, sesame oil aids in the softening and soothing of skin.
Divine oil also includes fair trade Shea Butter widely known for its restorative powers and nourishing properties.  I am so tempted to purchase the full size of this oil as a little goes a long way and will last a long while , so it would be a worthwhile purchase.
How much was my sample  worth? £4.0527.00 £ / 100ml (Original size)

Whats your favourite beauty oil?


"When combined with mineral powders and pigments, this amazingly versatile product will allow you to create dozens of different make up finishes. Use under your foundation as a matte finish primer or mix with loose or compact powders to create many different products. Mix with mineral foundation powder for a long lasting airbrush finish or with mineral concealer for heavy duty coverage. You can also mix Prime & Create with eyeshadow pigments to create an intense finish or as a liquid liner. Use alone as a primer to give a matte, shine free base for flawless make up application.Mix with mineral foundation and concealer powders for an airbrush effect and maximum coverage with a matte finish. Mix with powder blushers and bronzers to create a cream tint for eyes, lips or cheeks.Mix with eyeshadow pigments to create liquid eyeliners and intense eyeshadow finishes"

The packaging of this sample really lets the product down. Its a small 1p coin size clear pot with a minute label stuck on the back. But the product in size is such a wonder, you mix it with powder makeup to create many different makeup finishes or use it alone as a primer underneath your makeup. Good versatile product but really let down by its packaging. 

How much was my sample  worth?  £2.50
20.00 £ / 20g (Original size)

"This is not for the faint-hearted. Our first ever mascara is formulated to make eye lashes flutter & flap. Water-resistant, Fairy Lashes makes eyelashes thicker & curvier while allowing them to be spectacularly soft & light. A truly fabulous effect for the woman who wants to emphasize one deep, intense, seductive look. 
Bonus : A combination of blue lake & black pigments helps to intensify the colour for a truly deep, black effect"

This was the most expensive sample withing the whole box and one of the two full sized items. Its available in two shades violet and intense black, i received intense  black much to my delight. This mascara is fantastic makes your lashes look full and voluminous minus the clumps!

How do you apply? Apply liberally & sweep the heavy wand upwards for thick, luscious lashes. 

How much was my sample  worth? £15£15.00  / 8ml (Original size)

"Headline Colors is the brand new, must-have nail color collection following the heartbeat of fashion, offering a capsule collection of only the hottest nail colors based on the very latest fashion trends. Apply two thin coats to clean nails. The first coat will 'fix' the polish to the nail. The second will provide the opaque, glossy top coat"

Ive not been able to try this on yet as  i cant get the lid off the nail polish. (I think its stuck). Ive contacting Glossybox and hopefully i should get a replacement  nail varnish or product sent out soon.I cant wait to try it as the built in top coat sounds so convenient. 

How much is it worth? £9.00
£9.00  / 10ml (Original size)

Glossy box nail files

I love how these are cute miniature purse friendly nails files perfect for on the go. I'm going to keep these in my handbag so they are at hand if i need them.

My favourite product of the Glossybox May 2013, has to be the Caudalie Divine Oil. As i find it so nourishing , luxurious and its has so many beneficial multipurpose uses. My least favourite product out of the Glossybox has to be  Prime & Create Mixing Medium what lets this product down the most is the packaging, which looked so cheap and uninviting.

Overall my box price came to £24.70, which is less than half what the box costs (£10+ £2.95 P+P). I'm going to trial Glossybox for another month , but i was left a little disappointing by the samples i received considering it was their birthday box i didn't feel the products were that special. 

What was in your May Glossybox?


Christy Sidorova said...

Hey darling)
You have an amazing blog)i like it)

I invite you to take part in my giveaway)

xoxo Christy

Inez said...

I have oil skin and I used the Angelica cream previously, it left my skin with a dewy look and not greasy, have a try, xoxo.

A N D Y S T Y L E said...

great stuff ;)

jessica said...

looks like you got some lush products!! <3 <3

ReNu said...

Lovely box. Those files are insanely cute and I need to research Jelly Pong Pong since I've been living in Mars.
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Bella Vogue Beauty said...

Im going to give it a try soon!

V xx

Bella Vogue Beauty said...

Thank you

V xx

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