Thursday, 3 May 2012

April Glossybox: The Natural Box

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been tied down with getting the dissertation finished. It's all over now (YAY!!) and so I'll hopefully be able to get back on the blogging before exams start in a few weeks. 

It seems so long since I last received beauty box. However the arrival of the April Glossybox was perfect timing for me. I had to hand in my dissertation on Monday and instead of going out and finding myself a product to treat myself I had my Glossybox to open, and it definitely was a lovely treat!
The theme of the April box tied in with Earth month and so everything down to the packaging is based on natural ingredients. I think the biodegradable packaging has been my favourite of the limited edition boxes with the cream textured recycled paper. So pretty!

So here’s everything I received in my Glossybox this month:

Ayuuri Natural Bodywash in Sandalwood
Sandalwood is one of my favourite scents so when I saw this I was so excited. It contains sandal wood oils and vitamin E and so sounds like it should be really moisturising. This is a full sized product and only costs £4.95 so it’s definitely quite affordable and something I would be tempted to repurchase if I really loved it.

Figs and Rouge Rambling Rose Lip Balm
I was pleased to see a lip balm in the box this month as I always like to have one within reach. You never know when your lips are going to randomly dry out! This smells gorgeous, really rosy and natural. I was a bit surprised by the texture as this is quite soft to the touch and I’m really used to Vaseline. However it does leave my lips feeling soft and moisturised.

Caudalie Vinosource SOS Thirst-Quenching Serum
I’ve really enjoyed all of the Caudalie products I’ve tried so I’m definitely excited to see the effects this gives. Although this serum is meant for dehydrated skin the formula feels really light, absorbs nicely into the skin and doesn’t feel greasy at all.

Kai Perfume Oil
Now I don’t really like receiving perfume samples in my boxes. I think perfume is a very personal thing and most of the ones I’ve received I really haven’t liked. However the past two from Glossybox have been really nice. I love this perfume, and as it’s an oil it stays around all day and you only need the tiniest amount. The full size is £41 for 3.6 ml though, which is a bit of a splurge, but I often find the best perfumes are the most expensive!

Inika Cosmetics Certified Organic Eyeliner in Coco
It was nice to receive a neutral, everyday eyeliner in my box and as it’s brown I will definitely use this. The formula is soft and creamy so it doesn’t tug and pull at the skin when applied. It also stays on really well without smudging. At a first glance I’m quite impressed.

Overall I’ve really liked everything that I received in my April box and I think I can honestly say I will use everything as well. It was nice to see products that were more natural and the cute biodegradable packaging was definitely the icing on the cake. What did you receive in your April Glossybox? Did you like it or was it a bit average for you?

Rae xxx


  1. looks like a good box, btw love you blog header! x

  2. Wow. Mother Earth will love you even more for this! ;) Natural and biodegradable packaging is indeed the way to go to preserve our environment. More biodegradable materials used means less waste that would just accumulate in landfills. This also consequently decreases the amount of garbage that could possibly emit harmful gases and substances after being stuck for a long time in landfills and garbage disposal areas.

    Pearlie Mcilvaine