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!
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.