Glossybox May 2015 Unboxing and First Impressions
It’s really scary that come next month, we’ll already be halfway through the year.. it feels like this year is just flying by, or is it just me?! The theme for the Glossybox May 2015 box is Summer’s Calling which is an appropriate theme seeing as we’re heading towards June, and (fingers crossed) nicer weather.
This month’s box contains five products; three of which are full size. Plus if you’re a new subscriber, you can get a free adorable Glossybox tote bag worth £7.99 when ordering your May box.
The first item inside the Glossybox for May, is a full size MeMeMe Enchanted Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand (worth £6.95) which is one of the newest product launches from MeMeMe. The wand consists of two ends, each housing a eyeshadow/eyeliner crayon in complimentary shades.
I got the ‘Midnight Storm’ wand which has a bright, turquoise blue shade as well as a dark navy containing silver glitter. Both shades are very creamy and pigmented, and the navy shade in particular is very long wearing.
not sure I’m going to be able to pull off the turquoise shade as it’s not really me, but it has a nice formulation all the same.
Next up we have a very summer appropriate product, and supposedly another full size.. the Être Belle Aloe-Vera Moisturising Gel (worth £15.93). I’ve never come across Être Belle before, but it’s a German beauty brand and this gel is part of their Aloe Vera range.
There is little information on their website, but this gel is described as being cooling and hydrating by delivering moisture below the skin’s surface.
I love using aloe vera gel during the summer, as it’s amazing for taking the sting out of sunburn and bites but I usually buy pure aloe vera gel, so I’m intrigued to see how this one compares as it’s pretty pricey in comparison to pure aloe vera.
I don’t think I’ve ever used these words on my blog before, but the next item in the box is an absolute game changer. The Zerreau Beauty Towel Off Shampoo Foam (worth £3.95).
Now I hate dry shampoo.. I really do. I hate how it feels, how it smells and I would much rather wash my hair daily than use it, but that’s just my personal preference, however this foam is incredible. I was quite sceptical at first, but you simply dispense the foam into your palm then massage it into your dry scalp for a minute or so, which does leave the roots a little damp.
After massaging, you simply use a towel to thoroughly dry your roots and absorb the foam and voila! Clean hair. I’m not even exaggerating.. I couldn’t believe it, the foam literally absorbed and removed any oil/grease instead of just masking it like a dry shampoo spray.
I am so impressed that I’m going to purchase a full size (they’re stocked on Superdrug), and they do it in two scents; apple and strawberry. It’s absolutely amazing!
Next up in the Glossybox May 2015 is a sample of the SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate (worth £3). This is a serum-like product that contains salicylic acid and fruit enzymes which exfoliate and prevent ingrown hairs, as well as minimising regrowth.
I’m not overly bothered by this product as ingrown hairs isn’t something I suffer with, but if you do, it might be of use. This is my least favourite product within the box, but I imagine some people will get some use of it.
The final product within the Glossybox May 2015 box is a Collection Field Day Lipstick in the shade Tulip (worth £2.99). Tulip is a really pretty yellow toned pinky coral shade, but I’m not a fan of the outer packaging.. but it’s something I can overcome as the shade itself is lovely.
Collection lipsticks are quite drying, especially this range as they’re matte but they are only £2.99 – I think I’ve been spoilt by the creamy, non-drying Essence Lipsticks which are only £2.30.
So they are all of the products inside my Glossybox May 2015.. the contents overall are worth £32.82 so it’s not a massive value, but I’m really happy that there are two makeup products this month, and thanks to this box, I’ve discovered the best dry shampoo I’ve ever tried so in my opinion, it’s a fantastic box and I think the contents are perfect for the Summer’s Coming theme.
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