There was quite a lot of buzz around April’s Glossybox as Glossybox announced that the Glossybox April 2015 box would be a Collectors Edition Iconic Hollywood Box and that it will contain three full size products.
To coincide with the Hollywood theme, the April box* is a decorative box in lemon, peach, mint or blue with the iconic Marilyn Monroe on the front. I got the lemon box, and I loved that the ribbon inside the box matched the yellow box; simple but cute.
Incase you’re new to the Glossybox concept, it’s a monthly beauty subscription box that costs £12.95 and you cancel your subscription at any time.
The beauty traits Marilyn is perhaps most known for are her love of black liner and red lips, so Glossybox have included both a black liner and a red lipstick within April’s box which I love.
The liner is the Pop Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen (full size worth £6.50), which is actually a pencil even though its name is a little misleading. This is a super creamy eyeliner with a sponge on the other end for blending, although it’s not the most pigmented liner I’ve ever used and it can disappear with thorough blending.
For the red lipstick, I got the Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in the shade Kiss (full size worth £10). I have a few of the Lord & Berry Lipstick 20100 Lipstick Pencils, but I’ve never tried this format with a wooden pencil rather than plastic with the other range.
Kiss is an orange toned red, and the pencil has a really smooth and creamy formula. Once applied to the lips, the lipstick has a satin finish and it really packs a punch in terms of longevity as it leaves a tint/stain on the lips.
I was happy to see something from Darphin within the box as I’ve never tried any of their products before. I got a 15ml sample of the Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Cream (worth £13.70). Firstly this cream smells divine, and I absolutely love applying it at night as I can smell the cream on my skin for a good hour after application.
The cream claims to quickly replenish the skin, enhancing firmness and boosting luminosity, whilst softening wrinkles and lines. It’s a very rich cream that leaves my skin feeling very soft and plumped, and I really would be tempted to buy the £65 full size (ouch) even after only three uses.
Next up is another full size.. the Color Club Nail Polish in the shade Barely There (worth £4.10). I love a good nude polish so this is a very welcome addition to my nail polish collection.. it’s such a pretty brown toned nude that I know I’ll get a lot of use out of, and I really like using nude polishes as bases for glitter topcoats.
I have a couple of Color Club polishes and I really like them and their formula.
The last item inside Glossybox April 2015 box is another full size.. a 35g bag of Nougat London Soothing Bath Pearls (worth £6) which is a new launch. They’re to be used a teaspoon at a time to scent the bath and they claim to leave shimmer on the skin. I think these are a nice idea but the scent isn’t really for me so I’m going to give them to someone else to use.
I really like this month’s box, and I think Glossybox did well interpreting the theme with the products. The value of the products inside the box is £40.30, and I’m happy that there were four full size products inside the box and I especially like the Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil and Darphin face cream.