My love affair with beauty box subscriptions has seriously waned in the last six months or so. I have been subscribed to various beauty boxes, with Glossybox being the last remaining contender. I find myself in a cycle that I just can't break; they release a good box so I keep my subscription going, Then I have enough points for a free box, so I continue my subscription. A few months later I will receive a disappointing box, but nearly have enough points for another free box. And so it continues! The July box was intended to be my last one, as I had seen some shocking boxes and was disappointed before it had even arrived. However, now that it has arrived, I am actually very pleasantly surprised with the contents, and again have decided to keep my subscription.
Color Club Nail Polish Glossy Seal
I have tried a couple of Color Club nail polishes before, and have always been largely impressed with the quality and streak-free finish of the polish. However, when the shade Glossy Seal arrived, I thought to myself, What on Earth am I going to do with this colour?! The shade is, quite frankly, horrendous. The picture doesn't do it justice, but the colour I am seeing is not quite blue, not quite navy, not even grey. It looks dated and unflattering, and I just can't see myself getting any use out of it. Granted it may come in handy for some nail art designs, but my ventures into nail art are once in a blue moon!
Carmex Lip Balm
Carmex is always a winner! I've always loved it for its versatility and the amazing job it does at tackling cracked and dry lips. I'm always pleased to see items in beauty boxes like this, as even though I have a drawer fall of lips balms, I know that this will get used at some point or another.
Bellapierre Mineral Lipstick Mandarin
I've not read too many great reviews about this Bellapierre lipstick, with some people saying that the formula is very disappointing given the hefty price tag. AT £20, this lipstick is more than a MAC lipstick, and I can't say that it is any more desirable. I do quite like the packaging, but the colour is certainly not for me and I will have to be plucking up quite a bit of courage to wear it out!
Absolute New York Eyeshadow Primer
Another product which is handy to have in bulk in my stash. I will always get use out of eye shadow primers, so I was glad to see this included in the Glossybox. I must say it is not the best quality primer I have used, but I am sure it will do the job.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara
Finally, the item which made the July Glossybox worthwhile. I love the Tarte brand, and so I was more than a little pleased to see this mascara in amongst the hoardes of black tissue paper. I adore the packaging, as the style and colour is spot on for me. I do have plenty of mascara to get through, but my current Rimmel masara of choice just isn't cutting it anymore. I will be taking this on holiday to give it a spin - I have very high hopes!