As the holiday season draws closer and the cities heat up, almost everyone dreams of sandy beaches and the cool sea. Glossybox picked up a sea/vacation theme this month, and hence the box this month is beige and sandy, and the wrapping is blue. Nice!
The products in the box were chosen to prepare us perfectly to enjoy the hot weather – at least that’s what the card promises. Let’s see what’s in the box…
Origins Modern Friction Peeling and La Roche Posay Hydreane Legere Face Lotion. I tried the Origins facial cream some weeks back and got the worst spots and rash on my face. I stay away from Origins as far as I can. I do have some friends who swear by it, so that’s where this try-out tube of Peeling will end up. The Roche Posay lotion is a welcome travel sized version of one of the lotions I use anyways for my overly sensitive (bitchy) skin. If you like this one best, your local pharmacy should be able to supply you with one of them to try it out. You can get those for free easily!
Alessandro Nail Polish in Happy Pink – it’s the smaller Alessandro nail polish size which I find a bit difficult to handle because the top is squared and big and the brush is a bit small. Some Alessandro polishes are spot on, but this one is rather boring. It’s a bubblegum pink, which is not the summer color, and it is a tad too warm for me too. As it is a pastel creme, the application is a bit tricky, so you best use two coats (like I did in the picture). Unfortunately, these pinks give me lobster hands. After mauve and purple last month, I would have preferred a mint green for this month’s box; it’s the summer color at least!
L’oréal Paris Color Riche Les Ombres Eyeshadow quad. I received the browns and neutral shades, which I don’t use much. I must admit thought that I already looked at the Eyeshadow quads in our local drugstore and I love the design. If I’d have gotten more vibrant colors, I personally would’ve been more happy.
Overall, this box isn’t the most exiting one for me. I find the travel sized lotions and peelings handy, they are perfect to take with on vacation, as is the eyeshadow quad. The nail polish is meh, as I think the Glossybox team’s picks are too safe. The full sized Clearasil peeling is nice, as it’s always good to have something like that in the house.
What was in your box? How do you like it?
I received this box for free from the Glossybox PR Team.