The April Glossy Box box is finally here… but first, how did I get on with the contents of my March box?
Inside my box was:
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream – Fragrance Free: Although this is a really nice product and good for lips, cuticles and eyebrows, I’m not sure I could justify the price and I quite missed the distinctive smell of the fragranced version. To be honest I probably wouldn’t buy this but it’s a great all purpose product for the handbag cosmetics bag.
L’Occitane Imortelle Precious Cream: This rich moisturiser smells amazing – kind of like a spring garden just after rain. I found it great for dealing with stressed skin while traveling.
Jelly Pong Pong Lip Blush: I really liked the intense red colour of this lip stick. It wears well and leaves a decent stain after the top layer has worn off. It’s probably not as moisturising as it’s claiming to be and like with most long-wearing lip colours, I found that it dried my lips.
Nails Inc in Bruton Street: I didn’t get to try this because my box arrived just after I had had a Shellac manicure but it’s a nice colour so I’m hoping to use it soon.
Tresemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray: Surprisingly this was the absolute winner of the box and I ended up vastly preferring this budget product to the super expensive Wella equivalent I recently bought. It’s light wearing but long-lasting and holds hair in place without looking gluey. It also smells great. Will definitely be buying this.
The April Box
This month’s box had a vintage theme, with the gorgeous floral box designed by model Pearl Lowe. While I love the idea of this particular theme, I’m not completely sure how the contents of my box tied back to it. Inside my box was:
Sunsense Daily Face SPF: A tinted factor 50 facial sunscreen supposedly suitable for all skin types.
Nip + Fab Dry Skin Fix Body Butter in Mango: Yet another body butter. This one apparently contains something called AquaxylTM, which improves the skin’s water reserves.
Sleek Makeup Blush in Suede: This is a brownish shade, which is nice for doing nude make-up and a good handbag size, especially since it comes with a mirror.
Yves Rocher So Elixir Purple Eau de Parfum: First impression is that this is a strong floral scent, probably too heavy for day time wear.
Essie Nail Lacquer in Canyon Coral: Love this feisty, bright coral shade from the SS13 range. Perfect for the transition from winter into spring.