Glossybox unboxing – June 17

Hurrah! A brand new Glossybox and this time with everything that’s supposed to be in it and no surprises! Well, except in that every item is technically a surprise, but that’s hardly the point now, is it? Let’s open it up!

Beauty Pro Black Diamond peel off mask, rrp. £4.95 for 3


YES! I have been wanting to try one of these for ages. This is the kind of mask that sets in one piece and goes kind of elastic so, once it’s worked it magic, you peel it off. Like when you were a kid and got PVA glue on your fingers. It turns out that it’s exactly as satisfying. I was surprised at the consistency when putting it on, it’s almost like tar, and it takes 20 minutes to do its thing which is aaaaaaaages, but it’s so worth it. Not jut for peeling it off, either, it seems to do wonders for my skin.

Would I buy it? Just order me a pack of 20.

111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel, full-size rrp. £110


Last time I tried a 111Skin product, we didn’t get on. This time, I’m a fan. This is an ultra light and cooling eye gel. It smooths, brightens and moisturises and just generally feels very luxurious. I’ve been using it last thing at night before I go to bed and after cleansing and moisturising in the morning and I’m sure my dark circles are fading. Much better.

Would I buy it? It’s pretty darned gre– wait. £110? Does it come in a bottle made of diamonds? I think I’ll just drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep, thanks all the same.

Sleek Makeup Power Plump Lip Crayon, rrp. £5.50


It’s about time I got a new lip shade! This one (1050 Notorious Nude) is a lovely warm, versatile shade that’s ideal for subtle daytime looks. The formula is velvety and moisturising and while this isn’t an all-day wear product, it does hold pretty well. I find myself tempted to go take a peek at the other shades in the range.

Would I buy it? At £5.50 it’s a steal. I’m definitely going to see what else is available.

Batiste Stylist Oomph My Locks XXL Volume Spray, rrp. £4.29


I was nearly very disappointed in this because I thought it was a dry shampoo and, even though I only wash my hair about every 3 days, I hate dry shampoo. However, it’s not! It’s a volumizing styling spray! This I can work with. It has a fairly neutral scent (I also hate the smell of Batiste’s dry shampoos) and it actually works! I went from flat to fierce in fifteen seconds. Result!

Would I buy it? Let’s wait and see if the build up annoys me after multiple uses, but if not I’m sure I’ll replace this can.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Sheer Glo, full-size rrp. £22.50


The back of the bottle suggests mixing it with foundation. I tend to use a heavily tinted primer instead, so I mixed it with that and, yes, it gave me a bit of a glow. The Glossybox beauty news card also suggests dabbing it across the cheekbones and I can totally see myself doing that. Probably rather than mixing it with foundation. The bottle says its step 3, which makes me wonder what step 1 and 2 were, but it’s nice, it’s not too heavily pigmented and something that I suspect I’ll find myself reaching for more as summer warms up.

Would I buy it? Well, for £22.50 it would need to have knocked my socks off, which it hasn’t, so no. Still, it’s a nice treat to have in a box like this.

I think I can call this month’s box the greatest Glossybox success in ages, even ignoring the past couple of mistake-ridden months. Glad to see they’re back on form.

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