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Glossybox Reveal and Review June 2016

Glossybox June 2016 – What’s In The Box?

June 16, 2016

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 blurgh 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

This months box was pretty jam-packed; filled with goodies, which is always fantastic to see.

Glossybox Reveal and Review June 2016
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Spa To You Konjac Sponge

I’m familiar with Konjac sponges as I like Korean skin care 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 : ยฃ6.99 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 beachwave 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 ยฃ1.09 sample size

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Emitรฉ Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint

The Emitรฉ Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint looks really pigmented but when applied to 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 for people who like using tints and stains, they would probably like this product. Personally, I’m just not a big fan of these kind of lip/cheek tints.  Emitรฉ Make Up Lip & Cheek Tint Retail ยฃ12.50 full size

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Drink Upโ„ข 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.

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It also recommends using twice a week, or as desired depending on your skins 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 Upโ„ข Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skins Thirst Retail ยฃ23.00 (1ooml)  sample size 7ml approx (ยฃ1.61)

Ladival Sun Protection Spray SPF 15

Apparently this sun protection spray is suitable for sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain any:

  • Preservatives
  • Perfumes
  • Colorants
  • Fats
  • Parabens
  • PEG emulsifiers
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This is great news for my sensitive skin. Their website states:

It protects against four times more of the sunโ€™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 sunโ€™s rays. Infrared-A makes up a further 30% of the sunโ€™s rays. So with Ladivalโ€™s advanced Infrared-A protection system (IR-D Infrared Defenceโ„ข) you get protection against four times more of the sunโ€™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 an advanced sun protection. (Can you tell I am not a sun lover? lol )

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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: ยฃ19.99 full size 

De Bruyรจre After Sun Lotion Monoรฏ 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 Monoรฏ in it, which is Gardenia petals soaked in coconut oil. It also contains Vitamin E, and we all know how good that is for your skin. It is also paraben and silicone free. It doesn’t hurt that it has a really lovely fragrance to.

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It has really pretty summery packaging, with pastel yellow, and a pop of bright pink. I love that is 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 hyrdating and smells gorgeous. BUT that temptation has been taken from me, as I gave this to my son to take on his trip too.

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De Bruyรจre After Sun Lotion Monoรฏ 50ml Retail ยฃ9.48 full size

 Overall Thoughts

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 ยฃ10 per month + p&p

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