Glossybox April 2015


It's not that long ago I was considering cancelling my subscription to Glossybox but I'm really glad I decided against it, because I would have missed getting my hands on a such a unique box. 

It's time for elegant, feminine, timeless beauty. 
It's time for the Iconic Hollywood Edition.


There was a plethora of talented actresses back in the golden era of Hollywood (circa 1940's-1950's), from Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, my beloved Sophia Loren, but there is one face that everyone in this world recognises straight away, that of Marilyn Monroe. The Iconic Hollywood Edition illustration on the lid is beautiful, despite the fact the resemblance is not perfect. But that's not all. Depending on the necklace Marilyn wears and the colour of its stones come four different colour boxes. Fun fact, my favourite colour is green and I happened to receive the minty green box!


Let's take a look on the inside. There are four full size products and a sample this month, of which one was revealed to us last month and was included to every single box, the Lord & Berry crayon lipstick. What makes this box special though is Marilyn's quote printed on the inside of the lid, reminding to everyone of us that:


"We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle."

And the surprises continued, as included in this box along with everything else is a light pink notepad you can carry in your handbag, where you can keep all your glossy notes!


But enough with all the extras, time to talk beauty.



  • Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in "Kiss": You don't get to find a creamy lipstick pencil every day, especially one whose colour doesn't disappoint. I don't know about you, but orange reds are the best for my complexion and this Lord & Berry one is amongst them. Not only does it last long but has a matte finish, perfect because you can either stay matte or spruce it up and go glossy with a good balm on top. Or, if you want to take a step further, you can use it all over the lips as base for another deep red lipstick to put on top. Either way, it's amazing. The first of the full size products, it retails for £10.

  • POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen: Classic Hollywood is synonym to feline eyes, meaning that flicked black eyeliner so many of its divas used to wear. But if classy is not your style and you prefer 90's grunge, then a smokey eye is what you need. This kajal pencil is offering both, since one end is equipped with a smudger, so it's up to you to pick. Personally I know I won't be using this, mainly because I have many other kajal pencils to go through first. Full size again, it costs £6.50.

  • Color Club "Barely There" Nail Polish: I love a good nude nail, especially when it's a squoval as well. French manicures and nude colours also have their roots in the Hollywood era, but the reason I prefer them over their brighter sisters during this time of the year is because they don't clash with all the different patterns and trends that are currently in fashion. Plus they are my go-to when I can't decide on a certain colour and this one give you a stunning result after only two coats of polish. Full size product, it retails for £4.10.

  • IDC Scented Garden Body Lotion in "Warm Lavender": I have a thing about vanilla body lotions, but my second best is always lavender. This one stood out because of its combined lavender and rose scent, the fact it absorbed so fast and didn't have that greasy feeling after a while. Plus I love its packaging, although I would have preferred it if it had a pump rather than the usual lid. The bottle I received is 100ml, which retails for £3.59.

  • Astral Original Face and Body Moisturiser: Now I know that moisturising is an essential part of any woman's beauty routine, but two moisturisers in one Glossybox seems a bit too much. Fair enough, this one can be used both on face and body, but why would I change my anti-ageing day cream for a multipurpose product? I simply wouldn't. This is the only product I wasn't happy receiving in my box, I got a 50ml sample and the 200ml product size retails for £3.89.


I have to say, all in all April's Glossybox wasn't a bad box, but it certainly wasn't a WOW one either. I absolutely loved the actual box and the Lord & Berry lipstick is just up my street, but the rest of the products were just OK, I could certainly live my life without them in it. 
What are your impressions of this month's Glossybox and what did you receive in yours if you're already a subscriber? 


Until next time,

Dora

2 comments :

Erin and Katherine said...

I've never used a beauty box subscription service before and it definitely seems like a mixed bag every time...

Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

Everything Dora said...

Well, the whole point of the beauty subscription boxes is to introduce you to brands and products you probably don't know or haven't used before. Some boxes can be amazing, tailored perfectly to your tastes, but naturally there are hits and misses each month. I personally save all my samples and the ones I know I won't be using I give away to friends and family.

Thanks a lot for stopping by!