A few days ago Glossybox celebrated their 3 year global anniversary with a lovely new box style. After a good hour of contemplation, I have concluded that the best way to describe the new box is “more boxy”, so I anticipate a call from the Glossybox creative team asking me to jump on board any minute now. It’s kept it’s pretty pastel pink shade, but the glossiness has gone and instead a matte finish and a sturdier, easier-to-open and in a way, more grown-up, box has arrived.
To mark the occasion, the Glossybox August 2014 contents is a lovely selection of pretty, girly goodiness that I think most will be happy with. There’s nothing to go overly crazy for, but the contents are definitely winners and I’m fairly confident I’ll use almost all the products. As usual, in order of favourites, here’s a look at the contents of the Glossybox August 2014:
The Kryolan for Glossybox Highlighter in Cashmere is a lovely inclusion with a special lid that’s imprinted with the Glossybox logo to mark the anniversary. This appears to be shiny and glossy rather than shimmery in a very natural, wearable shade, so I can see myself using this a lot. It’s full sized and worth £12.95.
Comfort Zone is another brand I’ve heard loads about but not had a chance to sample myself, so I’m happy to see a product in the box that I’ll definitely use. The Comfort Zone Essentials Cleansing Milk has a very light feel and it moves around the skin well, plus it has a very light scent, so I can imagine this being a popular product from this month’s box, especially as this is also full-sized at £20.
Believe it or not, I spent ages trying to hunt down a hand cream last night as I just couldn’t find any – ridiculous considering how many I get sent – so the arrival of this Figs & Rouge Mini Hand Cream is very well timed. This is a rich cream that soaks in quickly and doesn’t feel greasy, but it has a strong fruity fragrance which you’ll either love or hate; I got Mango and Mandarin which is a lovely, warm scent that isn’t as citric as it sounds. The mini one in the box is 20ml, and a full- sized 80ml is £6.95.
There are two reasons the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer falls so low down on my list; firstly, I have absolutely loads of this dotted around from various goody bags and secondly, the other products excited me more, but this is a seriously good product that you should definitely try if you haven’t already as it’s a very restorative conditioner that will make a huge difference if your hair is in desperate need of some TLC. Full-sized is £38 for 250ml and we got a 40ml tube.
The Yves Rocher Pink Nail Polish is the birthday bonus in the August 2014 Glossybox so I shouldn’t moan too much, but it is the smallest polish I have ever seen! In a way it’s quite fab as you could pain your nails then take this away with you for any travel touch-ups without taking up any real space in your luggage, but that’s based on the assumption that you aren’t cack-handed like me; I guarantee I will struggle to the point of frustration trying to paint anything with this dinky little bottle, so it’s low on my list on that basis. This 3ml bottle is £3.60.
Lastly we have the obligatory perfume sample which is the intensely French L’Amour from Lalique. It’s an extremely pretty fragrance that’s very wearable; strong yet feminine and subtle enough for daytime wear – it really is lovely. I also love the bottle it came in which has a lid that you lift off to reveal little holes to sift out the fragrance. It’s a bit different and I like that. We have a 2ml sample of a fragrance that’s £67 for 50ml and this is very much on my “find out more” list; the only reason it’s at the bottom is because I’m really not a fan of fragrance samples in boxes unless they’re a really decent size as these are the sort of things we can pick up for free ourselves, so it doesn’t really count, does it?
There we have a look at the contents of Glossybox August 2014. Happy Birthday Glossybox and well done on a fabulous new box with a great selection of goodies for this month! For more info on Glossybox, head here – link. I’ve just had a quick look at the site and there’s a 5% discount on your first box, so now’s the time to subscribe.
Call me stupid, but I really fail to see the difference in packaging, other than perhaps the edges are a tiny bit less rounded?? Having said that, why fix it if it ain’t broken – I guess it’s a good thing Glossybox have stuck to their theme.
It looks like a really lovely selection of products this month, I would have been extremely happy to receive one of these in the post!
Ha ha I know what you mean! As soon as I got it out I could see it was different but it’s a fairly subtle change 🙂
Definitely a great selection this month! xx
I like the new box… I have no idea why!
Overall I had a nice selection this month too.
It’s a weird one isn’t it? I like it as well but I really can’t put my finger on why! Glad you got a good selection xx
I was disappointed to get a cheap-looking sun-cream example (which I will never use and I seem to get one in every beauty box for some reason) instead of the shampoo, which I would have used. Otherwise, the box was alright and I liked the hand cream, perfume, and the highlighter.
Oh that’s a shame; I hate getting sun-cream as all it does is remind me of the fact that I’m not going anywhere sunny any time soon…I absolutely adore the highlighter; it’s so good xx