July 14, 2013

In the Mail: Glossybox July 2013

This month's Glossybox arrived yesterday morning and its summer Seaside Splash theme fits perfectly with the heat wave we are experiencing in the UK. This month's box is definitely a step-up from June 2013 Box. The packaging is beautiful and the products look just as good.

In my box:
  • Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist (25mL)
  • Anatomicals Spray Misty for Me Facial Spritz (100mL, full size)
  • Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented (7mL)
  • Essie Sleek Stick in 05 a to zebra (full size) [Review Here]
  • Sleek Pout Paint x 2 in 162 Milkshake & 163 Peek-a-bloo (8mL, full size)

I received 6 samples instead of the usual 5 (or am I supposed to count the 2 Sleek Pout Paints as one?) with 4 being full-size products! Reviews coming soon!

As I have naturally wavy hair that frizzes to volume on its own, I probably won't be getting much use out of the Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist.

I will be taking the Anatomicals Spray Misty for Me Facial Spritz with me on vacation in two weeks time. It contains lavender and peppermint extracts and is suitable for all skin types. It can even be used over make-up as a setting spray. I will definitely be putting these claims to the test.

The Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented sample is part of the brand's Organic Suncare Collection. This facial sunscreen is hypoallergenic, parabens-free, and contains antioxidants. Aside from sun protection, I would be very happy if it lives up to its pore-minimizing claims.

Essie Sleek Sticks are new launches from the brand and 05 a to zebra is a black-brown zebra-print. I haven't worn such dark colors on my nails in years, so I don't see myself putting it to use anytime soon. Let me know if you would like to try it out!

I'm a little on the fence about the Sleek Pout Paints as I am on a lip crayon craze at the moment. These lip pigments are meant to be mixed to brighten other lip colors. I am curious to how the electric blue color (163 Peek-a-bloo) would turn out, especially since blue tints make the teeth look whiter!

I am quite pleased with this month's box and the 4 full size products are valued at twice the monthly subscription fee. I can't wait to try things out!

Update (September 18, 2013): The Alterna Mist did not do much for me when I wear my hair down. The effect is more obvious when I tie my hair up, it makes my ponytail look more lightweight and shinier. Still, I probably wouldn't get much use out of it.

Which of these products would you like to try out?


  1. I've been using a Coola mineral sunscreen for over a week now and love it! It can leave a white cast if I use too much but it smells so good for a sunscreen!

    1. I prefer a higher SPF for the extremely sunny (and unusually so) days, but I can't wait to try this once it starts raining again.