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August 2017 Glossybox

Another month, another subscription box to open! I get so excited when the mail man hands me these. It always feels like Christmas.

This is the second collector’s edition for summer and just like July’s box, the August Glossybox is a gem too.

Let’s have a look inside

Essence live.laugh.celerate! Palette (£1.50 per shadow and £1.50 per palette)

I have had my eye on the new custom Essence palettes for ages but couldn’t bring myself to try it because I read too many mixed opinions. I’m going to test this out thoroughly and write my own review soon but so far, I like the concept.

Model Launhcer Safari Sun Bronzer (£16.50)

This is a talc free, mineral bronzer that’s really pleasing to look at.
I’ve found that the formula is a bit stiff and chalky. Once swirled together the pretty compact looks dirty. Such a pity. I wish I had kept it pristine for photography props.

Valquer Ice Hair Mask (£14.99)

I am always on the lookout for a new hair mask so I am keen to test this out. It promises to hydrate and tame hair if applied to damp hair twice a week for five minutes.

Rodial Suede Lips in Big Apple (£22)

This is said to be an intense matte lip pencil that hydrates lips with vitamin E.
I adore the colour SO MUCH! It’s the perfect dark berry shade to transition into autumn with but the formula has left me disappointed. It’s very, very drying and I cannot get it applied evenly no matter what I try.

Batiste 2in1 Dry Shampoo & Conditioner – Orange and Pomegranate (£4.49)

I love Batiste and their new 2in1s also have a special place in my heart. I am not going to say much more because I have a review on it coming up next week.

Purelei Bracelet / Hair Tie (£11.90 for three)

A super adorable hair tie that won’t break my hair AND looks cute on my arm too? Yes please!

Final thoughts

Although two of the products didn’t work out for me, I am still thoroughly impressed with this month’s selection. I feel like we were really treated to some great products that are perfectly paired for summer. I feel like I’ve scored a bargain.

Buy this month’s Glossybox for just £6 (excl p&p)

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14 Comments

  1. Lydia

    I LOVE the idea of a sub box, but they all fizzle out in SA after a while.
    Do they actually stick in the UK?

    1. Leigh-Leigh the Unicorn Author

      Me too! They do surprisingly well here and the most that I’ve used on and off have been around for about five years now.

  2. Nailil

    I had not heard about this subscription box. I love finding and learning about products that are shipped right to you. 🙂

  3. Emmi

    This is such a fun variety of products! I’ve never tried a hair mask before but feel like it could be amazing. What did you think of this one?

    1. Leigh-Leigh the Unicorn Author

      I haven’t used it yet but I will keep you posted.

  4. sarah

    I am not into make up since I hardly go out, but I’ll be checking out these products. The hair mask seems great.

  5. Shannon C.

    This is a great review of the products :). I like that you were honest, by stating that some of the products didn’t work for you.

  6. Megan

    I really wish there were more reliable sub boxes here. I really like the look of the boxy charm boxes in the US – have even considered subbing and having it sent via postbox-courier. hahaha. Also, pretty keen to read the review on the essence eyeshadows.

  7. Sensaisha Nal

    I love lip pencils! This is a great box!

  8. kristal

    I always love a subscription box, I will look into this one I can never has enough.

  9. Lu Lovely

    This is the first month I haven’t received a glossy box for so long. It’s lovely to see what was in it this month x

  10. Jenni

    What a cool subscription box I love the idea of getting a surprise every month might have to sign up to this!!!!

  11. Meghan

    I always hear great things about Glossybox. I think I’m going to bite the bullet soon and sign up!

  12. Rachel @ The Daisy Pages

    That seems like really good value for a subscription box. I’ll be interested to hear what you think about the Batiste product as we’ve tried that recently, too.

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