I've had this Glossy Box for a while now and it's probably about time that I post about it seeing as the May Glossy Boxes are being dispatched very soon! I know that a lot of people are becoming indifferent about beauty boxes and are starting to unsubscribe from the services, which is fair to be honest as you're paying over £10 a month and if you're not happy with the products you're receiving every month there's no point paying out that much money. So I really think it's great when the companies come up with a themed box. The theme for April's box was 'natural'. The box featured five 'natural' beauty products and the box itself is 100% biodegradable! Such a great idea I personally think that they should always be 100% biodegradable as even though I know a few people like to keep their boxes for storage I just have no space for mine so unfortunately in the bin they go!
Ayuuri Natural Coconut Body Wash
As of yet I haven't tried this body wash yet as I opened a new Radox just before this got delivered and I hate my shower being overcrowded with bottles. I wasn't overly excited when I saw the body wash as it's usually just a product I feel I have to use to get clean, not something I particularly enjoy. I also hate coconut, but after smelling it it's not overpowering with the scent of coconut. It's mild and smells really lovely! The wash contains coconut (nutrient-rich, deeply moisturising and protective), Indian jasmine (calms mind and body and balances all skin types) and aloe vera (soothing, cooling and calming). I think I might take this with me on holiday as the ingredients sound like they'd be amazing for the skin after a long day in the sun! Ayuuri Natural are also against animal testing. The sample of this was 200ml, and the full size is 235ml and costs £4.95 which I think is a great price.
Figs & Rouge Balm in Rambling Rose
I was immediately excited when I saw this balm in my box - the packaging is actually amazing and I have an addiction to lip balms. The scent of rose is also one of my favourite scents so this product seems like it was made just for me (haha)! The Figs & Rouge balm is a multipurpose balm that can be used on lips, face and body. I prefer to wear it only on my lips as the thought of wearing lip balm on my face or body just seems a little weird to me but I know a few people love to put this on their elbows. The balm seems very thick in the pan but if you rub your finger over the top a few times it softens and becomes very thin and moisturising on the skin! It feels really lovely, even if it does feel a little bit grainy. I thought I'd love the rose scent on my lips but it actually is such a strong scent that it feels like it's giving me a headache so I try to use it sparingly to avoid a huge build up of scent. I do like this product, but not as much as I wish I did. It's good but certainly not my favourite balm. The full size is 8ml and costs £3.49.
Inika Certified Organic Eye Liner in 08 Peacock Blue
I was also excited to receive an eye liner in this month's box because I love trying new eye liners and usually wear it most days. I love the idea behind this product as it's organic and so so soft. It glides perfectly on to the skin without dragging and the pigmentation is amazing. Unfortunately I got sent it in a blue colour. Admittedly, it's a beautiful colour but I just don't like wearing blue around my eyes! It's a huge shame as I think it's a quality product but I just won't wear it. I've only used it to draw this line on my hand so if anyone is interested in it I will post it to them! It does rub off quite easily which is a bit of a shame and I was surprised at how short the actual pencil was compared to the packaging. The eye liner is priced at £11.75 but I think I would definitely purchase this in a black after my Chanel eye liner runs out.
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst-Quenching SerumThere is a huge hype around Caudalie in the blogger world recently, specifically about their Beauty Elixir! Therefore I was incredibly excited to try out this serum. At first, I thought I'd been given an empty bottle as after squeezing the whole bottle nothing came out! I ended up tipping it upside down and having lots of product come out on my hand, not too great! The formula of the serum is incredibly light and almost watery. It doesn't have much of a scent but still smells really lovely. The idea is to apply it morning and night just before your moisturiser. I haven't actually tried it on my face yet as I'm trying to save it for any dry patches I might get, my skin has only just adjusted to my new skin care regime so I don't want to mess it up by starting to try this. I have tried it on my hand though and it hasn't actually made much of a difference! I'm not overly impressed by this product but maybe it works better on dry skin. The sample size is 10ml and the full size is 30ml and costs £29!
Kai Perfume Oil
I was very intrigued by this perfume oil - there's not really much information on the product itself and in the information card it just says "intoxicating signature perfume oil fragranced with Kai's light, intoxicating blend of gardenia wrapped in white exotics". Apparently the fragrance is different on different people, I love the idea of a perfume that's adjusted specifically for you! I put a tiny amount on my wrists and at first it just smelt so strongly of pollen or something similar and I wasn't impressed but after about 10 minutes or so the scent has settled down to a lovely scent that I am really struggling to describe! All I can say is that it's settled down to a really subtle scent of plants which sounds horrible but it's really fresh and light and I love it! I probably won't repurchase it though as it's quite expensive, for 3.6ml it's £41!
Overall, I was extremely happy with this Glossy Box, I'm definitely not considering unsubscribing and am looking forward to May's box as it's Glossy Box's 1 year anniversary!