Tuesday, 1 May 2012

April GlossyBox - Natural Edition

AAAH I have been so poor with this blog lately: updating and reading yours.  I have a dissertation to do, exams to revise for, and a full time job.  I'm stupid, I know.  May 22nd it'll all be over, and I can't wait to do this blogging thing properly!

ANYWAY.  April GlossyBox - OMG.  I love it!!!!  I had no idea it was going to be themed this month (see, properly out of it!), and when I saw it was all natural non-animal-tested products I was over the moon.  & absolutely every item in here is a winner!

The box is 100% biodegradable which I think is a fab touch.  It has a beautiful hand-made-paper effect, and inside is filled with natural browns and greens. 

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum
This serum is to go on underneath moisturiser before applying makeup.  I am absolutely loving it, it feels really great on and smells nice.  It contains absolutely 0% naughty products such as parabens and sulphates.  I won't go too into it as I'll do a review sooner or later.  This serum is £29 for a 30ml bottle, and this is a 10ml sample.

Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner
I got this eyeliner in shade 'Sapphire' which is a dark very wearable blue.  It's amazing - I can wear it 18hrs and it doesn't budge!  Definitely a new favourite.  It is organic, and vegan-friendly.  This is a full size product and costs £11.75 which is pricey, but cheaper than MAC and fantastic quality that doesn't need going over throughout the day.  Review coming soon!

Monu Professional Skincare Enriched Body Cream
This may be my favourite item in the box.  I love skin creams/lotions/oils, and this one certainly does it's job!  It's for all skin types which is strange for Glossy Box - I have a pile of soaps and lotions samples for dry or aging skin and it drives me insane.  But this one is just right.  It contains marine collagen, and vitamins A, E and B5.  I put it on in the morning after a shower and automatically feel so so soft, and 18hrs later when I go to bed I still feel super smooth, and it lasts the next day too.  I have to review this, and may have to force myself to save up for the full 200ml tub for £23.

Figs & Rouge Lip, Face & Body Balm
I love the packaging of this balm.  I got it in Peppermint (& Tea Tree) and it smells exactly like a Burts Bee's lip balm if you know that scent.  I have only used it as lip balm, and it's beautiful.  It is soft so no finger digging required, and has a nice waxy texture.  & it's made in Chester, my home city, so it's automatically amazing.  This is full size, and costs £3.29 in stores.

Phillip B Drop Dead Straightening Balm
I have yet to try this, but definitely will do.  If it stops me applying extra heat to my hair that's wonderful.  I just need the chance to use it, as in my job I never know until I turn up whether or not I'll be serving food...and tying my hair back won't help me know how great the product is really.  It's a 15ml sample, but a full size 178ml bottle would cost £17.

So, overall, well done Glossy Box.  This box has to be my favourite so far as for the first time ever I have wanted everything in it.  & the natural cruelty-freeness of the products is absolutely perfect.  Why can't all products be like this?  This box gets a 20/10 from me!



  1. Hi ya! I was also really chuffed with my box this month too, was definatly worth the delay!! I am really loving the eye liner x


    1. Me too, I'll definitely be purchasing it in the future! x