So this is is my final Glossybox ....for the time being.. as I ordered a package of three, though I shall be reordering ...but anyway...
|Beautiful 'Seaside Splash' themed box|
When I saw the theme of this box on the Glossybox website, I actually let out a little shriek!! And it did not disappoint!! Though my box was a little damaged, though that might have something to do with Hermes throwing it over my gate!! Luckily there were no breakables inside and my beautiful box has minimal damage!!
|Themed paper and lovely blue ribbon|
I dont know if anyone else found this but, when I saw on Facebook/ Instagram these boxes were being dispatched on Friday, I was excited to receive mine the next day (like last month) but no dispatch email arrived ....booo....Sat in the back garden on Saturday afternoon when I hear a thud and HELLO GLOSSYBOX ...which I found very odd, and I have only actually received my dispatch email today .....three days after receiving it???? Ohh well! On to the box, and I'm not going to lie, I used all of these product on day one!!
What I received:
- Alterna Haircare- Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist
- Pukka Ayurveda- Radiance Serum
- Ciate London Paint Pot
- Coola Orgainic Suncare Collection- Mineral Face SPF 20 Rose Essence Tint
- Anatomicals- Spray misty for me facial spritz
The first item I spotted and loved was the Ciate paint pot in 'Pocket Money' this is one of the new shades from the summer collection and is a full sized product worth £9.00 so already a good value box. I will save my review on this for a NOTD post, so stay tuned for that! The next product that grabbed my attention was the Anatomicals facial mist, another full sized product at 100ml worth £6.00, I used it instantly then and there after unboxing in the baking heat of my back garden and it is lovely and refreshing. It has a mixture of scents between peppermint for refreshment and lavender for calming and soothing. You can use this under of over make up, I have been using it before moisturising in the morning, though I haven't tried it over make up. I feel it will be great to take with you anywhere in this lovely weather to cool down a little or on an airplane for a little pick me up!!
As for the next products, I have not heard of any of them. I will start with the serum by Pukka Ayurveda, which should be applied before moisturising. I have used this a couple of times simply because I keep forgetting to put it on before moisturising. it have Manuka Honey in it which grabbed my attention and it actually looks honey in colour. It is a really soft and kind to the skin and is enriched with aloe vera and lemon balm to brighten your complexion. So far I like it but will reserve judgement on whether I feel the need to go and buy it.
The Coola Mineral Face Tint is also quite nice, I like that it has SPF 20 in it, great for seaside sun bathers and city slickers alike, it is a good colour for my skin tone so I was happy with that. It also claims to sooth and tone skin whilst minimising pores, I do feel my skin looks much better after application of this, and seem quite even and shine free which is a bonus. Its ingredients include Evening Primrose Oil to reduce inflammation and it doesn't smell to bad either, until other tinted moisturisers I have had in the past!!
Finally a haircare product by Alterna Haircare, another brand I am unaware of. This is supposed to give your a hair a nice, natural, beachy tousled style. you can apply to damp or dry hair and then scrunch. I applied this to damp hair and used a good finger width of product from the bottle. I did get a bit of a wave but nothing extra ordinary that I couldn't have done minus the product. I must say it did a better job than last months Paul Mitchell products. But seeing as though I have a bob not much longer than chin length, I feel I used a lot of product with not much results, other than a bit of a crispy crown where I had obviously got too close. But I need to try it on dry hair before I slate it too much!
Overall, quite a good box, though looking at others, I feel it is a little unfair some people got two full sized lip glosses, giving them 6 products! Oh well, I love having this surprise each month, on to the next one....