Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Glossybox 2013

My second Glossybox is here and I can't wait to share it with you.  I absolutely hated my last Glossybox and was worried they'd continue to be blah.

The June Glossybox is an American Beauty box that was collaborated on with Dallas Shaw.  Who is Dallas Shaw you ask?  Dallas is a fashion and beauty illustrator who collaborates with brands and fashion designers.  The illustration on the top of this Glossybox was designed by her and shows the quintessential Glossy Girl with her Glossybox in tow.

Glossybox always includes a Glossybox Mag in it that covers beauty items and goes with the boxes theme.  

Inside everything is wrapped up along with a Dallas Shaw illustrated card detailing my products.  

Tada!  Look at all these beauties.

My items in this box were a Tarte Complexion Brightening Lipstick in Light, C. Booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist, the Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries fragrance set including all six samplers of scents, Sparitual Nail Polish in Spice of Life and Philip B African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo.  They must have read my blog review last week when I was bumed about getting throw away foil samples because there are none to be seen here!  Overall I was pretty jazzed opening up this box.  I was prepared for the worst.  

C. Booth Honey Almond Nourishing Dry Oil Mist: $4.00 travel size (2 fl oz) 

This oil mist is described as a dry oil that will moisturize and give you a natural glow without getting you all oil slicked.  I absolutely love the scent of this stuff.  It is sweet and natural without crossing the border into making me smell like a fresh baked cookie.  The oil does give your skin a sheen and natural glow but it is light.  This would actually be great to take to the beach for anywhere you want to draw attention and moisturize.  This mist brought out more of my skin tone so I didn't look so incredibly pale.    I threw this into my carry around makeup bag so I can pull it out whenever I need a spritz.  

Philip B African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo: $8.00 travel size (2 fl oz)

This shampoo is a moisture restoring formula that is fragrance free.  Many of Philip B products have fragrances, I just drew a fragrance free one in this box. :(  What is the point of a fragrance free shampoo!? I've never even heard of such a thing.  I tried the shampoo out but really missed my hair smelling nice.  

Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries: deluxe sampler set of all six scents

This addition in this months Glossybox is absolutely genius.  The Oscar de la Renta baggie is incredibly soft and well made.  It has two Oscar de la Renta charms on the draw strings.  All six scents included in the Essential Luxuries collection are here.  They include Mi Corazon, Granada, Coralina, Oriental Lace, Santo Domingo and Sargasso.  Now, I am super picky about my scents.  I have smelled 100 and more sample scents and have only ever liked Vera Wangs Princess.  In this set of six I like Mi Corazon, Granada, Oriental Lace and Sargasso!  Unheard of for me.  Coralina and Santo Domingo are nice scents too they're just not me.  Mi Corazon is scented as a white floral bouquet with tuberose, ylang-ylang and a touch of peach.  Granada is scented with jasmine petals, bitter orange and exotic roses.  Oriental Lace smells of hoya carnosa flower with hints of honey and almond as well as dark cacao and patchouli.  Sargasso is a light scent of citrus, cucumber and patchouli that just rings the bell for a spring and summer scent.  Coralina has notes of mimosa, violet and orris as well as some mysterious woody green notes.   Finally Santo Domingo focuses on mandarin and coriander with hints of tobacco, patchouli and spices.  Each of these scents retail for $150 for a full size 3.4 fl oz.  This pack makes me want all of them.

Tarte Complexion Brightening Lipstick in Light: $14.50 full size

The Tarte Complexion Brightening Lipstick is very unique.  I've really never seen a lipstick like it.  The outside of the bullet is a creamy nude with the inside being a sheer bright pink.  On the lips it applies a bit streaky because the colors are not blended.  Once you roll your lips the colors mix with the sheer pink tinting the creamy more opaque nude.  As a lipstick this kind of dropped the ball.  This Brightening Lipstick does not last at all, not more than an hour for me.  It was very moisturizing while it lasted.  I do light the shade on my skin tone very much.  Pink nudes always look great with my pale skin and darker hair.  

Sparitual Nail Polish in Spice of Life: $12 full size

Nail polish!  Woohoo!  I get so excited when I get polish in subscription boxes.  This is Sparitual Spice of Life.  This months Glossybox was supposed to include a Bondi nail polish shade but something happened at the last minute causing them to switch it from Bondi to Sparitual and even causing a delay in shipping by a few weeks.  The Glossybox Mag even has a spread devoted to Bondi polish still.  Veryyyy curious.  Anyway, this shade is beautiful.  It reminds me of Chanel Malice.  It is a deep reddish maroon with tiny shimmers throughout.  

I really wasn't sure how to price the Oscar de la Renta Essential Luxuries sampler pack so besides that I got a $38.50 value also not including the keepsake Dallas Shaw illustrated box.  My value was great and I really enjoyed this months products.  I got two full size items, two travel size and one deluxe sampler, much more what I expect out of a subscription box.  I have one more month left of my Glossybox subscription before I decide if I'll keep it or not so we will see if its a miss like last month or a hit again.  Fingers crossed for another great box!

To sign up for your own Glossybox just go here and sign up!  You can still get this months Glossybox if you order soon.  Glossybox is $20 a month and the price goes down if you get longer subscriptions.  

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