After being on a beauty subscription box hiatus, I decided that it was time to get to sampling once again. I had tried other subscription boxes in the past, and found that with time there seemed to be a repetitive streak that I was quite frankly, getting bored of. That said, I did a little research, read several reviews and decided on the Glossybox. It seems the most well-rounded when it comes to variety and creativity, they offer full-sized products and based on reviews you ladies seem to like this box service the most. So without further delay, let's get into the May Glossybox.
The product that I was most excited about was the GlamGlow Powermud DualCleanse Treatment. I had heard great things about this cleanser and am already a fan of the Youthmud Tinglexfloiate Treatment so I was excited to try it. The Powermud Cleanser is meant to be used once or twice a week and provides a deep cleanse that isn't harsh but gets rid buildup and grime. I already use a mud mask twice a week but what I love about the GlamGlow mask/cleanser is how it dissolves into an oil and melts away all the nasty stuff we accumulate overtime. I've already used this mask/cleanser several times and I'm pretty sure that I am going to purchase the full size. My skin doesn't feel tight or dry but it feels clean and balanced which as we know are important factors for me when it comes to skincare.
The Teeez Trend Cosmetics Head Over Heels Nail Lacquer in Cadmium Rush was the first thing I tried because I'm obsessed with nail polish and because the packaging was really beautiful and immediately caught my eye. More importantly (obviously)I was curious about this formula and brand which I had never heard of. I have to admit, the color is not one that stands out to me and it's definitely not one that I would choose but like I said, I wanted to try the formula because they do have some beautiful colors which you can see on their website. As they state, the polish is very glossy and shiny and lasted a little less than a week, so new huge claims here. At $14 a bottle, I think that's a bit steep for standard nail polish that isn't super long lasting.
Doucce Cosmetics which is a New York based company was another brand I hadn't heard of but that's what I love about these subscription boxes, I get to discover new brands that I would have never heard of otherwise. I received a Mineral Matt Lipstick in 907 Cherry Blossom and it's a great everyday shade. Because it's matte, I don't have to worry about reapplying after I've had my very important cup of coffee and a huge bonus is that it has SPF 10 and vitamin E. Overall, I really enjoy how it feels on the lips, it isn't drying and I like to know that while I'm wearing a lip color, that I'm also nourishing and protecting my lips.
The Clearista Retexturizing Gel is free of synthetic dyes and fragrances, does not contain parabens and it isn't tested on animals so right away I am already liking this product. I only used it once but the scrub is fine enough that it didn't feel irritating and it left my skin feeling very soft and supple. At $79.99 a bottle, I'll have to think about it before purchasing the full size.
I love products that serve multiple purposes and the Sebastian Professional Stylbird 9 is just that. It can be used for heat protection before you heat style and once your done it offers a flexible hold and extra volume not to mention it also provides UV protection. It is paraben and alcohol free and at $19.65 a bottle, this hairspray and me are going to be getting along.
So far I am really enjoying Glossybox and all of the different brands and items that I am going to be discovering. Are you subscribed to any beauty box subscription services? I would love to hear your thoughts, opinions and what your favorite items are.
Til next month!