Goodbye GlossyBox

Its been a (mostly) lovely 6 months but June’s GlossyBox will be my last. I need to cut down on expenses so the GlossyBox had to go and to be honest it wasn’t a hard decision to make after last months disappointing box.
Anyway today my last box landed on my doorstep and I was hoping that it would be a Jubilee special edition but it was back to their normal box. I think they missed a trick there.

Here’s a quick overview of what is in it this month:

GlossyBox Serie Exclusive Pro Beauty Brush RRP £15

HD Brows Precision Tweezers £19.95

BM Beauty Summer Warmth Bronzer 1g ~ £2 (Fullsize 4g £8)

Caudalie Eaux Fraiches the Des Vignes fragrance 10ml ~ £5.20 (Fullsize 50ml £26)

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation 6 x 1ml £9.50 or 1ml ~ £1.58 (Fullsize 12g / £19)

Total Value: £51.65  (but if you only use 1 of the 6 Dermablend colour samples = £43.73)

serie exclusiv pro beauty brush
serie exclusiv pro beauty brush

WOW! At first look that is brilliant value packed into the box, probably they’re best yet! But lets get into the product reviews. First up the GlossyBox Serie Exclusive Pro Beauty Brush which they say ‘This classic series natural goat hair blush brush gives super-soft make-up application’ Although I’m not sure a GlossyBox branded brush is a niche luxury brand, just extra advertising in my opinion, so I’m not sure how they can justify the RRP of £15 that they’ve given it. Maybe they’re going to be bringing out a range in the future? They direct you to the GlossyBox Blog where they say there are going to be features on this product but nothing is there yet and a google search on ‘Serie’ also didn’t turn anything up. Maybe it’s a case of watch this space. As for the brush it’s self its not one I would buy if I saw it for sale for £15 and a few of the hairs have already fallen out, but you sometimes get this with new brushes and may stop after the initial loose ones have gone. Its a soft brush with quite a bit of flexibility so its a bit flimsy to use but would be ok for dusting the decollectage with a bit of bronzer or shimmer or possibly a bit of soft contouring but not much else. Also a word of warning the ends of the bristles are quite sharp/strong so it picks up a lot of product! There may be a few pink cheeks out there today! All in all it seems an ok-ish brush and its going to go straight into my kit as a spare. You never can have too many brushes.

Next up is the HD Brows Tweezers. I’m really pleased that these are in the box as needed a new pair, there’s never a pair about when you want them! I would have never have bought myself a pair as expensive as these so its nice to have a treat. They take a bit of getting used to but are a great pair of tweezer and work really well.

BM Beauty Summer Warmth Bronzer. I have embraced my pale skin so very rarely use brozer as I find most can be a bit orangey on my skin. This one seems quite subtle and has a lovely shimmer so is perfect for summer evenings or the beach. But be warned its a loose powder in a tiny pot so its hard to get your brush in to get good coverage and very easy to make a mess. Keep your new white summer dress well away from this one!

Caudalie Eaux Fraiches the Des Vignes fragrance Its nice to have a sample of perfume thats bigger than the samples you can usually pick up from Boots for free anyway. It seems like a light fresh summer fragrance with a hint of citrus and spice. I’ll enjoy wearing it and will use up the sample but I don’t think I like it enough to buy it.

Vichy Dermablend Corrective Foundation. Here we get samples of 6 different shades, which is much better than being lumbered with colours we can’t use. Its especially good for me as I can use up all the shades in my makeup kit. The six shades are Porcelain, Opal, Light, Nude, Sand, Bronze which are suitable for fair caucasian/asian skin through to dark caucasion/asian skin but nothing for darker skin. There are shades for both people with cool and warm tones to their skin. I used a combination of Porcelain and light they covered the redness in my cheeks well. Its a shame that a sample of their setting powder wasn’t provided as would love to put their claim of’up to 16 hours coverage when used with Dermablend Setting Powder’ to the test.

I think that about rounds it up. Its a sad goodbye as I rather enjoy getting a box of goodies arrive on the doorstep every month and when you get a good box its great but there are the occasional blooper boxes which are better off forgotten.

What did you all get in your June box? Do you agree with my reviews? I would love to hear from you …