Cherry Pie : Glossybox July 2011

22 July 2011

Glossybox July 2011

After all the hoo-haa surrounding last month's GlossyBox, the anticipation for this one was quite high. I have to admit, after being a little disappointed with last months box, I have actually found one of the products to be extremely good and I have been using it ever since.

The Mama Mio Body Buff that I received in last month's box has been a little godsend to me! I have been using it on my legs every day before a shower in order to exfoliate them. Where I have such pale and sensitive skin, my legs often show small little bumps after shaving and the hair follicles are quite apparent but the Body Buff has worked wonders on them. My legs no longer show the little bumps and they're more or less completely smooth which I have never really seen before! Obviously I've used various products on them in the past but this is the only one that has actually worked and I was extremely chuffed when GlossyBox sent an email to it's subscribers with a £10 discount code as well!

The Body Buff was really the stand out product of last month's box for me so I really felt that after a month's worth of use, I had to give it a little review here!

As for this month's box, it was bound to be impressive wasn't it. I'm sure the people behind Glossybox knew about the disgruntled customers and wanted to make up for things. I think they have certainly outdone themselves this time. The first box, which included a NARS Orgasm Illuminator was really great but this one has 5 really great products.

What was in the box:

Ciate Nail Polish
From the ergonomically designed bottle, the deliberately long cap for ease of use and the 250 bristle flat brush for long lasting, full coverage. Ciate takes exceptional care to make applying their beautiful enamel colours a pleasure. Formaldehyde, dibutyle phythalate and toluene free.

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in 'Involve'
Pure Pigment gives high-shine metallic finish of pure colour to eyes and cheeks. Mix with Illamasqua Sealing Gel to create a water-resistant shimmering eye liner. Making professional make-up available to all for the first time. Illamasqua is taking the world by storm with their fearless dedication to self expression.

LP Skin Lip Rescue Gel
A new skincare range from Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, LP Skin is founded on the science of Psychodermatology. This vitamin-rich lip treatment includes a natural calming complex to soothe your nerves, whilst Hyaluronic Fill Spheres plumps your lips and Volulip improves their shape and contour.

Ultra Sun Face 30
Ultrasun's special Liposome Formula protects skin from UV induced ageing. Apply it once a day for water-resistant sun protection that moisturizes, too. Perfect for face, neck, décolleté and hands, formulated without emulsifiers, fragrance or oil to reduce prickly heat.

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil contains only pure plant oils. Rich in essential fatty acids and anti-oxidising vitamins, slather on this oil for more elastic, hydrated, smooth and supple skin. Suitable for vegans.

I was really impressed with the quality of the products in this months box. The nail polish itself is worth nearly £10 so we really got our money's worth. I received shade #19 which is a lovely plum colour called 'Cabaret'. I love the long handle and cute pot with the bow on it. It dried extremely quickly and only needed one coat! <3

When I showed my mum this box she went a little loopy! She was all over the Weleda Body Oil, telling me how much of a good product it is, the same goes for the Ultrasun Face oil. The Weleda Body Oil smells really gorgeous but the packaging looks a little like a medicine bottle! The oil is said to firm and hydrate skin so I think I'll give it some good use and write a proper review in a months time!

Illamasqua is one of those presitigious high-end products that every blogger wants to get their hands on. The product is very lovely but I'm not too sure about the colour! Illamasqua say you can use this as a type of eyeshadow and a cheek highlighter but I'm not sure about having a purple sheen to my cheekbones? It might look nice mixed with other eyeshadows, I will definitely give it a good try and let you know how I get on!

I have already tried the lip rescue gel. It smells gorgeous and promises to plump and shape your lips. I certainly noticed that my lips had a nice gloss to them and looked a little more plumped than usual. In order to get a more plumped look, the gel does tingle a bit, much like Soap & Glory's Mother Pucker product. After a while my lips were a bit tacky and sticky so I ended up wiping it off. I get very annoyed by lip products, which is why I never wear lipsticks or lipglosses and only use balms but as this one is supposed to 'rescue' your lips, I will definitely give it a chance as mine as always quite chapped and dry.

In the three months that GlossyBox has been around, there has been quite a rollercoaster of emotions from it's subscribers. Last month was a definite down-side but this company are obviously still finding their feet and I think they've done very well this month. I think I can possibly stretch to one more box but will be cancelling my subscription when the packaging costs are introduced. I've loved receiving this box every month but I fear I'm going to end up with lots of unused products! My mum has already tried to get the Weleda Body Oil off me though!



  1. love the colour of your polish.. i'm a bit worried about not using a lot of the products too!


  2. All these products look really, I have the lip rescue gel & it really helped to plump up my lips, I will be doing a blog post on it soon :) x

  3. So much love for Mama Mio! I have similar problems to you with my legs, but this product has really helped.
    I can't wait try out all the stuff in my GlossyBox, especially the Illamasqua pigment. I was out when it got delivered so I'm going to have to wait until Monday to get it redelivered, I can't wait that long!!

  4. Fantastic :)

    Klaudia B.

  5. I also LOVE the body buff from last month's box!! Best exfoliator I've ever used. I used it tonight before putting on fake tan too hehe. I liked my box this month too, though I got some different products to you! x

  6. I got some Ciate nail varnish in a goody bag, I'm really impressed!

  7. looks like some great items! I got the June box and decided to unsub.. I wanted to push the boat and 'try new things' but realised I'm rubbish like that! haha the things I normally just try are new mascaras or foundations, so thought I might aswell save my money for those things.. anyway - cute post! haha

  8. Nice stuff!

  9. Ohh your nail polish colour is pretty! I saw someone who got yellow - I'd be disappointed with that!

  10. I love how everyone gets different things, I got the oil and the polish but I got an illamasqua lipgloss, xen-tan lotion and flase lashes :)
    I'm waiting until next months then I think I might unsub as I already try lots of new thigs out so it's not really worth it for me!! x

  11. This months box looks great! I like how people got different things or just different shades - I've seen the yellow Ciate polish some people got and I'm so jealous, it looks perfect to me! xo

  12. great products! i too love how everyone gets different things, I might have to sign up for this myself!

    Alice x

  13. This looks like a fantastic box! I knew it would be a good one this month!

  14. Ooh I got this Glossy Box too, I love the nail polish and the lip balm. I'm also looking forward to using the pigment on my eyes, I love purple eyeshadow! :)

  15. I love the colour of the nail polish and the lip gel sounds good xx

  16. I've been enjoying using the mama mio product too. Mine is quite different to yours this month, I like the sound of the lip product you got, I'd rather have had that than the Illamasqua lip gloss I got.

  17. They've really upped their game! Some great stuff. I love the Weleda packaging and I love oils - that is the thing that I would like the most. x

  18. like you i'm more of a lip balm person. I thought at first that the lip gel was too sticky for me, however I tried a lipstick over the top and OMG it is still on my lips having applied it six hours ago!!! it makes lip products stay on your lips for hours and still gives them that glossy look. i would recommend trying this and seeing how you like it.

  19. how did you find your illamasqua? im looking to buy/swap them off people that dont want them, so if you're not keen on yours, let me know!


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