Glossybox continues it’s extreme rollercoaster ride of providing a mix of amazing boxes then rubbish boxes then amazing boxes and so on, etc and unfortunately, for me, April’s box is a bit pants. Every month when the box arrives I’m excited to find out what’s inside, and I hope that will never disappear as I enjoy the anticipation which is what I think is the main appeal of Glossybox.
I can imagine that many would like this month’s box, but to me there’s nothing to get excited about which is a shame as usually there’s one or two products that I can’t wait to try out, but for me, this month is all a bit ‘meh’. Anyway, here are the contents of Glossybox April 2014 in order of my favourites:
Emite Makeup Lip Brush
I’m always happy to receive make-up brushes, although I think lip brushes are the brushes I invest in least as I rarely apply lip products using anything other than the applicator they come with (or straight from the bullet). However, this brush has a lovely feel to it, it’s angled which I always prefer in brushes for easier definition and it’s made of Taklon hair for easy cleaning. It’s worth £17.
MeMeMe Cosmetics Beat the Blues in Pearl Pink
I’ve heard good things about this high-street take on Benefit’s High Beam, so I’m happy to give it a shot and see what it’s all about. Included in this box is a full sized bottle worth £5.50.
Tresemme Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo
I’ll always welcome a new dry shampoo to try and I’ve had nothing but good experiences with Tresemme, who are a surprisingly good brand with an amazing price point (note to self: must check out their new products during next Boots visit) and included in the box is 100ml which is a great size for carrying around. 200ml is £4.99.
He-Shi Professional Tanning Face and Body Gel
‘Tis the season for fake tanning and as a consequence I have soooooo much fake tan in my home that I could set up a shop, which makes it difficult for me to get excited about another one being added to my collection. Having said that, this sounds pretty fab as it contains all sorts of hydrating goodies and it has a good rep, so I might (*might*) give it a go soon, although I’m still fairly afraid of fake tan…included in the box is the travel-sized version of 50ml for £7.95.
Monu Spa Warming Ginger Massage & Body Oil
Rather unfairly I’m slotting this oil in last because of my issues with ginger; regular readers might recall that I drank and ate a lot of ginger in my first trimester and then very suddenly developed a massive aversion to it, which is sadly still present today (along with peppermint flavoured products) so I don’t even want to sniff this for fear that my morning sickness will come screaming back. I’m sure it’s lovely though…it’s £25 for 100ml and you get 30ml in the box.
It’s just not a box for me this month, sadly, but that won’t stop me being excited when next month’s box arrives! I’d love to know what other people think of this month’s box as it might just be a selection of goodies that don’t do it for me personally. For more info on Glossybox head here – link.
What do you think of this box? Are you a fan of the contents?
I felt a bit “meh” when I opened this box too, but I have to say the ginger massage oil has been great at unwinding and refreshing me after a busy shift on a hospital ward. The lip brush I have used to apply my Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick (I’m still a bit timid with lipstick and this one is highly pigmented) so it’s a bit less severe. Yeah I’ve had better Glossyboxes than this one but it’s not bad :p
I honestly can’t handle ginger in any way, shape or form so I’m steering clear…xx