Glossybox June 2015

by - Sunday, June 21, 2015

Do you know the scientific explanation of "déja-vu"? 
The phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced, has already been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not. (source: Wikipedia)
 That is exactly how I felt when opening June's Glossybox, as if I've seen this before. And I have, in a way.

I'm sure you all know by now that many festivals are taking place this time of the year around the globe, with some major ones right here in the UK (Glastonbury, Wireless, Reading & Leeds, Download), so Glossybox decided on a festival edit for the month of June to get us ready for the upcoming events. First reason for the déja-vu - Birchbox did pretty much the same thing - but fair enough, it is festival season so I'll let it slip. I will also skip the rant building up in me right now and go straight to the products of June's box, so you can see for yourselves why the urge to moan hasn't vacated my mind's premises ever since.

As always there were five items in the box, two of them full size this time. Well, they say three but I say the third doesn't count. You'll see what I mean. I'll start with the best product and will be taking you through them in a "best to worst" order, so bear with me until the end, okie dokie?

  • MONU Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist: I absolutely love this. Not only it's a MONU product (their capri facial oil for oily skin types is a revelation that was introduced to me on a previous month), this reviving mist doubles as a setting spray as well. Couple of spritzes on my face were enough to make my skin feel refreshed, my makeup to set and my nose to thank me for the zesty smell of lemons, rosewood, geranium, sandalwood and petitgrain. No irritation or hayfever symptoms after either, plus it's suitable for all skin types. Perfection I tell you! Could it get any better? When the full size product is 100ml (£11.95) and you receive a 50ml travel mini sample the answer is yes, it could and it did.

  • Kueshi Anticellulite Booster: Second in line comes one of the two full size products of June's Glossybox. I've sampled Kueshi before (remember that pink toner that smelled of bubblegum?) and I wasn't very impressed, so I'll give this anticellulite booster a good chance and will let you know if it made any difference after a certain period of time. For now I can tell you it has a slight citrus scent that reminds me of a seaweed heat cream my mother used long ago, when she was trying to fight cellulite herself. It's a smell full of memories, imagine if it does perform as well. 150ml retail for £14.55.

  • Essence The Gel Nail Polish in "4 ever young": You know me and nail polishes, it feels like I don't have enough, no matter the total number I currently own is over the 50 mark. No matter I barely have time anymore to give myself a manicure and a nice lick of paint. I will always fall for a bright, long lasting, glossy coral polish like this one. Plus it reminded me of this AMAZING song from Tyketto. Second full size item, retails for £1.71.

  • Halo Fragrance Free Facial Wipes: Let me clear on this, I rarely to never use facial wipes. They don't clean the face from makeup or environmental dirt properly, so I avoid them as much as I can. I prefer a deep cleanse wash over a wipe any day of the week but come the time I have to travel light somewhere, then and only then you'll be able to find them packed in my beauty bag. Good thing I'll be going away on a short trip soon, this travel size pack I received (£1.20) will be perfect for the occasion.

  • Glossybox Flash Tattoos: Really? I mean, REALLY? This counts as the fifth beauty product of the box? And a full size one too? How exactly does a set of temporary tattoos fits the beauty category at all? I'm annoyed. Plus, déja-vu, with Birchbox giving away similar tats. At least they had the decency to put them in their boxes as lifestyle addons. And please don't make me laugh with your outrageous price of £6.50, I wouldn't pay a single pound for them. No, simply no. 

So there you have it. I want to believe I managed not to rant as much, but generally speaking I'm disappointed with this box. There is only one product I would actually consider buying and that's me being rational and not buying more nail polishes to add to the current stash. I'm glad I got to try the MONU mist but besides that there's nothing else in there to make me swoon. Considering this is the second box in a row that feels generic and not tailored to my needs, I think I will give Glossybox one more chance. If July's box receives another lukewarm reaction, then I can surely say I will be dropping the subscription. Let me know what your thoughts are on this and/or what you got in your box this month!

Until next time,


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