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Glossybox May Unboxing

If you think this seems like an awfully late unboxing post, you’re right. About midway through May I realised I hadn’t received my Glossybox, and looked up my email for when it had been dispatched. Supposedly it should have arrived within the first week of May, so I looked up the tracking info.

Royal Mail had claimed I’d refused delivery and so had started procedures to return it. What? Why? Why would I refuse delivery on something that I’ve cheerfully accepted the last 4 months? Seriously? I’ll tell you why, because if you don’t feel like taking the lift up to my flat it’s much easier to say I refused delivery. Ugggggh.

So naturally I was annoyed but I contacted Glossybox and they sent me out a new one. This time Royal Mail actually managed to deliver it, so, y’know, well done to them for performing basically their only function. I’ll see if I can calm down. When it arrived it was a super cute city break-themed box, complete with an apology card and some bonus goodies to say sorry (as if it were Glossybox’s fault!) Want to know what was inside?

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Propercorn Sweet and Salty Popcorn, 30g, rrp £0.75

Yep. Item number one was a bonus gift as an appology and was a bag of popcorn. I love popcorn and I love salty sweet things, so I very much enjoyed snacking on this while I investigated the other items.

Would I buy it? Mate, it’s part of the Tesco meal deal, I probably buy it about once a week.

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Sunsense daily face SPF 50+ tinted protection formula, 10g, full size rrp. £20.99

This was the second bonus appology gift. I’ve got to say, I like it. I already have a tinted moisturiser with an SPF (yes, it’s Dermalogica, why do you ask?) but this is a nice extra one, it’s very light, not remotely oily and it has almost no scent whatsoever. The only annoying thing is I couldn’t figure out how to properly open it. Now, I swear I’m not a moron, I very nearly have a PhD in astrophysics, I’m like, all kinds of smart. Still couldn’t figure it out. Had to snip it open and then prop it up in a corner of a shelf so it wouldn’t leak everywhere.

Would I buy it: Yeah, probably, when I next run out of my Dermalogica one I’ll seriously consider it.

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Hairon Zero Crease Hair Tie, pack of 3, rrp. 3.99

Oh how weird and cool and funky! So, because they’re springs rather than bands they’re supposed to stop that annoying kink you get in your hair when you’ve had it in a pony tail all day and then you take the bobble out. I mean, sure, this is only really a problem for people who have nice, straight, sleek hair. You’d be hard pressed to figure out which of the kinks in my hair was from my pony tail and which was from… just having curly hair, but it’s a nice thought. Unfortantely, my wild locks tend to get tangled in it. So I guess this is the very first Glossybox item that I might actually never use, but maybe I’ll hang onto them just in case I can ever be bothered to straighten my hair.

Oh, also, barbie pink is a weird colour choice for this. I don’t know about everyone else, but since my hair is brown I tend to choose brown (or sometimes black) hair bobbles, so they don’t stand out. This would be awfully hard to hide.

Would I buy it: Nah, not for me. I might recommend them to others.

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Absolute New York Velvet Lippie in Lolita, rrp. 4.93

This is kind of cool. It’s a very pastel-y pink in this shade and, as they claim, highly pigmented. It dries matte without making your lips feel weird and tight and it smells like candy floss. I’m not 100% sure the colour suits me but I’m having fun playing around with it nonetheless.

Would I buy it: I’m definitely going to look out for other shades to play with.

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Hawaiian Tropic Protective Dry Oil SPF 15. rrp. 13.99

With Glasgow’s bonkers weather and with the increasingly low chances of my going abroad this year, this feels almost sarcastic. However, it is definitely a good sunscreen. It smells like coconuts, as all sunscreens should, it’s an oil but it stops feeling oily almost immediately on application. Plus, it’ll be fine for 12 months and I’m bound to see some sunshine in that time, right? Got to have a little optimism.

Would I buy it? Eeeesh, why is good sunscreen always so expensive? I might splash out if I were richer, otherwise I’ll take the less good, more oily, but just as effective and super cheap options available in my local budget supermarket.

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Bee Good Youth Enhancing Plump and Firm Moisturiser, full size rrp. 23.50

This I like. It smells of citruss, of course I like it. It’s a lovely, smooth moisturiser and a little seems to go a long way. Is it youth enhancing? Almost certainly not, but then I did get ID’d buying drinks the other day so… nah, it still definitely isn’t. But then, it doesn’t have to be magic to be a good product.

Would I buy it? At this price, no. With the discount code they sent me with it… maybe.

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Revlon Dramatic Definition Mascara in black, rrp. £9.99

We got to choose from a selection of Revlon’s mascaras for this one and I tried to choose something a bit different to the mascaras I already own (has anyone ever finished a mascara?) I am so, so, so happy with it. The formula is great and that combined with the wand makes me think I’d actually struggle to get clumps. It’s not super thick, so if you want high impact you’ll need a few coats, but for those days when you just want a little mascara (in my case, most days) it’s ideal.

Would I buy it: Yes, if I ever run out.

That’s all for this month. I loved this box even though it was late and I can’t wait for the next one.

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