22 August 2014

Glamour Beauty Box: The Summer Beauty Edit


If i'm totally honest, beauty subscription boxes have never really appealed to me.  When I buy make up it's like an investment, usually I've read lots of reviews and done some research to make sure it's right for me.  Blogging mean's most of my influences come from reading other blogs and seeing what others are raving about.  That's why they never interested me, it always seems like a gamble.  You've got to hope what you receive works for your skin type and skin colour as well as your personal preference, I understand the excitement but I've seen a lot of disappointment.

So why did I buy the Glamour Beauty Box?  Well, first of all it's not a subscription box.  You see exactly what your getting before you order and there's no subscription.  I've bought once and I never have to buy anything again if I don't want (in fact I am clueless as to how often these boxes are produced, anyone have any idea?).  What really swung if for me was the products, at over £86 work of products for £16.95 you can't really go wrong.  Even if you were going to buy a couple of the products it would be worth the price of this box.  So here are the first impressions of my loves, likes, and dislikes.



Can't wait to try

These are the products that sold the box for me and are my favourites out of the bunch.  First up every box has a Illamsqua nude lipstick (£18.50), I received rosepout which is a beautiful pale pink.  I actually don't own a neutral lipstick and I love everything illamasqua so this was always going to be a winner.  The Magnifibers Brush On False Lashes (£21) is what really sold this box for me, I've been wanting to try these for ages and this whole box was cheaper then buying it on it's own!  Crazy!  Next up the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil £4.50 sounds perfect for my skin and is a great size to test it out.  Lastly the Bourjois Cream Blush (£7.99) was also available in a variety of shades and I received 03 Rose Tender, I've never tried a cream lush before so i'm hoping this cream to powder one should be a winner.


Defiantly going to test out

It's a shame I didn't received this Hawaiian Tropic Satin Protection (£13.99) before my holiday as it would have been perfect, the weather has defiantly taken a turn so this is probably going to be put away until next summer, but it will be great for when the sun comes out again.  I'm a little unsure about this Toni&Guy Volume Plumping Whip (£7.99) because I hardly ever blow dry my hair, I am willing to give this a go though and see if it makes any difference.  Finally I was disappointed at first when I saw this Crabtree and Evelyn Petal Pink Nail Lacquer (£6.00) as I wasn't a colour that interested me but I soon realised it would make a great colour for a french manicure.


Just not for me

Lastly, the products I just won't use.  I'm not a girl who was never self tanned, and I don't I'd ever dare!  So this Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB (£6.99) and Velvotan Tanning Mitt (£2.95) probably isn't get any use.

What do you think of the Glamour Beauty Box?

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