Sunday, September 14, 2014

Glossybox Breakdown - August 2014

1) Philip Kingsley Elasticizer.

Apparently, this product was 'originally created specifically for Audrey Hepburn'. It is a pre shampoo treatment that adds bounce and shine without weighing the hair down.

The product we received was 40ml which is a sample size.
The full size is 250ml and retails for £38.

I'm almost 100% sure that I received this in a subscription box a couple of years ago and I never actually tried it.
I personally haven't tried this yet as bounce isn't something I really need more of in my hair but I'll definitely try it as some point just to see if it actually does make a difference. That being said, there is nothing this product could do that would make me pay £38 for it.

There is a code to receive 1/3 off the Philip Kingsley 250ml Anniversary Elasticizer on
Just enter GLOSSY at the checkout before 15th September 2014.

2) Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara.
The description on the card claims 'the deep-black, creamy texture of this mascara covers each individual lash with colour while the extra-large brush offers sensational volume.

This is the full size 12ml product and retails for only £2.79.

The product is perfect for this season's clumpy lash trend. I used this in my 'everyday work makeup' look and it took forever to apply it evenly. I found my lashes were just sticking together. I've since learned to use a much lighter hand for an everyday wearable look.
The brush is pretty much the length of my eye which makes it simple to get to all of the lashes and the colour really is a deep black which I like in mascara.
I probably will repurchase this when I finish with it. I'd be interested to see whether they do different colours.

3) All That Jazz Cuticle Balm.

Claims to lock in moisture and nourishment whilst also helping to hydrate and soften nails.

This product is one size (15ml) and retails for £11.99.

If this scent was a lip balm I would be all about that. It smells divine!
I haven't tried this yet as I already have strong nails and I'm not convinced it would do much. My sister doesn't have the strongest nails so I might giver her it to test out.

Enter GLOSSYBOX at the checkout on to get 25% off all products. Expires 31st December 2014.

4) SkinPep Hydra Sun Defence SPF30 Day Cream

It contains hypo-allergenic minerals and botanical based UV blocks that won't leave a white chalky residue.

This is a full size product at 7ml and retails for £5.99.

With no sign of autumn in sight, I've actually managed to give this a try. I apply a small layer to my face, wait for it to dry and then apply my foundation. I've only used it a handful of time but so far it hasn't caused me to break out. It also has had no effect on my foundation routine, it applies just as well and lasts as long as normal.

For 50% off your next purchase at, enter 7499 at the checkout before 25th September 2014.

5) Kryolan for Glossybox

The highlighter is a versatile, lightweight cream with a gloss finish.

This is the full size product (4.5g) and retails for £12.95.

I am more of a powder highlighter kind of girl but I've tried this on the brow bone a couple of times and it works well. It isn't too obvious as it's a natural colour. It doesn't smell which is also a bonus for me. I really don't like putting anything that smells on my face (ELF for example).

I definitely wouldn't pay £12.95 for the full version when my beloved Sleek Contour Kit is half the price and you get a contour shade and a highlight shade.

6) Figs & Rouge Mini Hand Cream
Softens, nourishes and thoroughly pampers hands throughout the day.

This is a 20ml sample size. The full size product is 80ml and retails for £6.95.

I mentioned in my unboxing video that I'm more of a sanitiser kind of girl but I immediately threw this in my bag and I've been reaching for it loads. I'm not a massive fan of the immediate smell but once it settles it smells amazing.
If they sold a 20ml version of this product I would consider buying it again because it's a great size for my handbag but I definitely wouldn't carry around a 80ml version so it would be pointless.

The value of these six products is over £40, which for £10 plus p+p a month, is really good going.
If any of you are interested in trying out Glossybox you can do so here.

I hope you've enjoyed this breakdown of the products. Have any of you go this box and tried out the products? what were your thoughts?
Nikki x

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