April Glossybox Unboxing

Another month, another Glossybox.  The April Glossybox hasn’t been my favourite but there are a few products in the box which I’m pretty pleased with.   Side note : My house is currently full to the brim with cosmetic and skincare products as a result of my Glossybox addiction.  I need some decent beauty storage so if anyone has any recommendations, please feel free to leave a comment below.

I always like to start my post with a round up of what Glossybox is and link to a recent unboxing post.  So if you’d like to see what I received in a previous Glossybox you can read my review here.

What is GLOSSYBOX?

It’s a subscription beauty box with a curated selection of 5 – 6 makeup, skincare and hair must-haves.  The price varies depending on the length of your subscription.  Once signed up you can create a beauty profile online to ensure the products are tailored more specifically to you. I have a rolling 3 month subscription but I’ll be looking in to extending this to 6 months as the cost per box should drop slightly.

What’s in the box?

April’s tagline is ‘Glossies, let us take you back…’  The box is dedicated to all things nostalgia.  Think Audrey Hepburn and Twiggy Cat-Eye liner look.  I desperately need to work on my technique as I now have a plethora of product to help me achieve this look.

Here’s what was in my April box:

Karl Lagrefeld + ModelCo – Baked Blush Full Size RRP unknown (Glossybox early exclusive)
  • I had no idea Karl Lagerfeld is due to be launching a color cosmetics range with ModelCo this year.  Launch date is still TBC but Glossybox have an early exclusive pre-launch in the April box.  Tried it and I love it.  Many blushes I have previously used are far too pigmented for my skin tone but this gives me just the right amount of coverage.  Can we also just take a moment to admire the packaging!  A catwalk inspired glow by the haute couture designer himself.  Just fabulous!

Glossybox – Angled Brush Full Size RRP £5.50 (another Glossybox exclusive)
  • I recently watched a Vlogger tutorial and loved how they created a look using 3 products.  They used an angled brush, similar to this one, to create a smokey look by adding product underneath the bottom of the eye.  I was quiet taken with the simplicity of achieving a ‘girl next door’ look so I’m going to try to recreate the look using this brush.  Besides, who doesn’t need more brushes in their life (coming from someone who doesn’t wear a hell of a lot of makeup, that says a lot)
Eyeko London – FAT Liquid Eyeliner Full Size RRP £16.00
  • I’m nowhere near creating a perfect winged liner look but this product will certainly help my cause.  I’ve previously tried other brands and the brushes have been so thin you’d almost need to be Picasso to create a masterpiece (thanks Twiggy).  I personally find this one easy to hold, which helps me apply product more uniformly. I might be rocking this look a lot more. I’m sure that if I practice enough I might have nailed it by the time Spring arrives (around April 2020 at this rate!)
Affect Cosmetics – Matt Effect Transparent Loose Rice Powder Full Size RRP £9.35
  • With all these baked products, banana and rice powders you could be mistaken for being a chef who landed backstage at beauty event in error.  Banana powder is no more (well you can still buy it) but if you like keeping up with the latest beauty trends you may as well add yours to your next batch of banana bread.  I mean don’t but you get my drift.  I personally never got on with the banana powder, I have yellow undertones and always felt that it made my skin look more yellow.  Perhaps it was just my application technique.  The rice powder however, based on one application so far, seems to give me the matt finish it promises.  The jury is still out on this one.
Imperial Leather – Unicorn Marshmallow Foamburst Limited Edition Full Size RRP £3.15
  • The texture of this product is incredibly creamy and a little goes a long way.  It oozes out the bottle and rests on your hand like a plump cloud of marshmallow.  Think roasting marshmallows on the fire and the soft texture once you remove the burnt outer skin.  The smell for me is quiet 80’s but I guess that is what they were going for with this box.  Throw a unicorn at anything and most millennials will be squealing. Overall a nice product but it won’t be a repurchase from me.

That’s my round up of the April box.  The sneak peak for the May box is a vegan and cruelty free duo of shampoo and conditioner which promises to transform your hair.  It’s a bold statement so let’s hope it can perform miracles on my bleached mop.

Do you have a subscription to any Beauty Boxes? What has been your favourite so far?

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2 Comments

  1. Jane
    April 22, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Looking for storage ideas?
    1. Pencils, tubes and brushes can be stored upright in a pencil holder, glass, flower pot (you can paint a terra cotta one how you wish or use one that is glazed), small vase…you get the idea!
    2. Blush pots and other items of that size can be stored in a flower pot, small casserole dish, pretty bowl, etc.
    3. Less pretty to look at items go in a container (bag, box, etc.) in a drawer or cupboard. Hooks on the inside of a door can hold a bag if you are tight on space.
    4. Have you noticed the theme here? Use items you already have in new and, perhaps, unexpected ways. No need to spend money!

    • roxsanne_slatford@hotmail.com
      April 22, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks! These are great. X

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