Glossybox August 2014 - Happy 3rd Birthday! ♥


First day back to work after a week off and I catch a cold. Great!
The one thing that did cheer me though was my gorgeous GlossyBox being posted through my letter box! It doesn't feel like last week that my July box came. Doesn't time fly!

Glossybox celebrated it's 3rd global anniversary this month - Happy 3rd Birthday Glossybox! And because of this, we all got a very special celebratory box!
First thing I noticed different was the box itself. Although it kept it's girly pastel pink shade, instead of the shiny effect, the box was matte with sharper edges which actually made the box a lot easier to open. I hate to say it, but I actually prefer this box!

The next thing I was surprised about was that there was an extra little gift inside. Instead of the usual 5, we got a bonus 6th product! Yay!

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Now to have a look at all this month's goodies!

philip kingsley

Philip Kingsley Hair Elasticizer - 250 ml tube = £38

 Although I've heard of Philip Kingsley, I have to admit I've never tried any of his products before. Saying that though, I'm really intrigued by this "Elasticizer" product. It claims to add elasticity, manageability, bounce AND shine! You apply the product before you shower and leave it on for 20 minutes and then you should notice a difference when you're blow drying and styling after. I'm not sure how well this would work but I'm very excited to give it a go!

figs and rouge

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream - 80ml tube = £6.95
Another brand I've never heard of but the gorgeous packaging made it the first thing that I picked up and tried! I was a little surprised at how moisturising it was for how thin the cream is. The smell was divine and I really think I've fallen in love with this. I'd definitely think about buying a full size tube when I've finished this one!


Kryolan for GlossyBox Highlighter in Cashmere - 4.5g pot = £12.95
This is probably my favourite purely because of the adorable little GlossyBox logo on the lid. This is a special edition highlighter from Kryolan to mark GlossyBox's anniversary. It appears to be shiny and glossy rather than shimmery in a very natural, wearable every day shade, so I can see myself using this a lot.
essence mascara

Essence Crazy Volume Mascara - 12ml tube = £2.79
I keep hearing very good things about the Essence brand and I have to admit although there's a few things I've had my eye on to buy, I still haven't made the leap to order them! Luckily for me, GlossyBox read my mind and sent me the Crazy Volume Mascara to try and even though I've only tried it the once, I'm in love! To say it's a mascara for under £3, it works really well! It gave my lashes great volume and although it did clump my lashes slightly, it didn't smudge throughout the day so for me, it's a winner!

Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher Nail Polish - 3ml bottle = £3.60
How adorable is this mini nail polish? It's so small!
It claims that it's a mini polish but with maxi colour! It looks slightly pigmented in the bottle and only one layer is needed for complete coverage. This small bottle would be perfect for holidays as not much space would be needed to pack this beauty away and the formula is that good that not many touch-ups would be needed. I definitely need to check out their different shades as these sound like a perfect nail polish!


Lalique Perfume - 50ml bottle = £67
Now I wasn't keen on the last perfume sample they sent me (here) so I was a little hesitant about this one. I also couldn't smell this very well due to my lovely blocked nose but from what I could smell, I was impressed. It is described as a soft, sensual fragrance with high notes of Rosebuds laced with bergamot, white floral heart notes and a musk base note. It is also supposed to capture the essence of "love".

I'm really pleased with this box as there's quite a few products in there that I'm really eager to try out! Once again, I'm already excited to get my next box!


  1. That looks like a really nice box this month. I'd get it just for the Elasticizer - I have wanted to try it for so long.

    Rachael at

    1. I'm really excited to try this because if it does what it says it does, I'll be really impressed! xo

  2. Wow this month is so good! I really need to sign up to glossybox! great post x

  3. Looks like a great box, I really want a glossy box subscription!!!

    1. You should sign up to it :) You can cancel at any time if you don't want to continue! xo

  4. Those products look awesome! :) I really like everything I've bought from Essence, because their products are cheap and quality :)

    Love,Sara Wallflower

    1. I'm really impressed with this mascara! I think it's even going to replace my usual one because it's worked so well! I'll definitely need to buy more things from the Essence range. xo