I’m a little late with posting this; I seem to have been procrastinating the last few days. The weather hasn’t been helping this really rather bleurgh feeling as it’s been rain, rain, more rain with the odd thunderstorm thrown in. However, I aim to brighten things up by bringing you my reveal and review of Junes Glossybox. Nothing like a good beauty box to bring a smile to my face. 🙂
This month’s box was pretty jam-packed; filled with goodies, which is always fantastic to see.
Spa To You Konjac Sponge
I’m familiar with Konjac sponges as I like Korean skincare products but I have never actually tried one. They are made with fibres from a root vegetable, think potato-like, which is porous and has a natural ability to hold water. These are not as harsh as a scrub but will still buff your skin; leaving it clean and feeling soft. To use it you just soak in warm water, squeeze it out, then gently massage your face in circular motions. Spa To You Konjac Sponge Retail: £6.99 full size
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner
The bonus product this month is a sample of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor. It’s been a long while since I have used any Aussie products, and after just having a beach wave perm, I am sure my hair will love me for treating it with this deep conditioner. Their website says that this product is:
With Australian Balm Mint for miraculous dry hair protection. Just think of it as a time machine for your split ends!
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner Retail £1.09 sample size
Emité Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint
The Emité Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint looks really pigmented but when applied to the skin it’s quite sheer, and actually provides a nice hint of colour to the lips. Not so sure about using it as a cheek tint; seems a bit red to me. It did also stain slightly after removing the swatch. I think people who like using tints and stains, would probably like this product. Personally, I’m just not a big fan of this kind of lip/cheek tints. Emité Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint Retail £12.50 full size
Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skins Thirst
Another brand I know of and have heard good things about but have never got around to trying. I always love that about subscription boxes; I get the chance to try out new products. This one is perfect for me as it’s hydrating and recommended for normal-dry skin. The Origins website states:
Put dry skin to bed with this ultra-rich, hydrating overnight mask. Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils deeply and instantly quench compromised moisture reserves and help build a reservoir for tomorrow. While Japanese Seaweed helps repair skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature ageing. Skin awakens comfortable, refreshed, supple.
It also recommends using twice a week, or as desired depending on your skin’s need. It feels lovely on the skin, smells really nice too. I’m quite a big fan of sleeping packs/overnight masks as they do wonders for my extremely dry and sensitive skin. I’ll be interested to see how it compares to the Korean ones I currently use.
Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skins Thirst Retail £23.00 (1ooml) sample size 7ml approx (£1.61)
Ladival Sun Protection Spray SPF 15
Apparently, this sun protection spray is suitable for sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain any:
- PEG emulsifiers
This is great news for my sensitive skin. Their website states:
It protects against four times more of the sun’s damaging rays. Most standard sun creams help to protect your skin against UV-A and UV-B rays and Ladival does too, but these make up just 7% of the sun’s rays. Infrared-A makes up a further 30% of the sun’s rays. So with Ladival’s advanced Infrared-A protection system (IR-D Infrared Defence™) you get protection against four times more of the sun’s damaging rays, compared to standard UV-A and UV-B sun protection products.
The gentle formulation is non-greasy and is quickly absorbed into the skin.
When I first saw that it was only SPF 15, I didn’t think it would be much good, however, on reading further I now realise that this is advanced sun protection. (Can you tell I am not a sun lover? lol )
It’s a bit messy on spraying but it does absorb quickly into the skin and it has a typical sun cream smell, which is quite nice. I’ve given this to one of my sons to try out as he is going away to Germany & Amsterdam in a few weeks. Ladival Sun Protection Spray SPF 15 Retail: £19.99 full size
De Bruyère After Sun Lotion Monoï 50ml
And of course, this theme of summer would not be complete without an after sun. This is a thick, creamy aftersun cream, which nourishes, hydrates & calms the skin. It has Monoï in it, which is Gardenia petals soaked in coconut oil. Plus, it also contains Vitamin E, and we all know how good that is for your skin. You’ll also be pleased to know that it is also paraben and silicone-free. It doesn’t hurt that it has a really lovely fragrance too.
The packaging is really pretty and summery, with pastel yellow, and a pop of bright pink. I love that it doesn’t look like your typical after-sun product. I think I would be tempted to use this, even if I hadn’t been in the sun because it feels so nice and hydrating and smells gorgeous. BUT that temptation has been taken from me, as I gave this to my son to take on his trip too.
De Bruyère After Sun Lotion Monoï 50ml Retail £9.48 full size
I really like the theme of this Glossybox. There’s a bit of everything in this box to get sun ready – if we ever get a summer here in the UK, that is! It’s another packed box though with 4 full-sized products and only 1 sample size in the form of the Origins overnight mask, plus the bonus product was a sample too. So I think that, once again, Glossybox has put together a box that is excellent value for money.
Glossybox – £10 per month + p&p