I know, I am WAY late on this post but my July Glossybox Beauty Subscription came right before I left for California so I threw a bunch of items in my bag to try out on my trip and then got carried away with everything going on and forgot to write about it!
Overall, there are some winners in this box but it was not my favorite box. The box design was super-cute this time and even included a fun postcard, but since most of the products were skin-care items I wasn’t as excited about them. So, without further ado, here are my reviews:
Products in my July Glossybox Beauty Subscription:
Dr. Paw Paw Multipurpose Soothing Balm – Full size $10.00
The description in the box says that this balm can be used for a variety of different things including treat sunburns, skin irritations or use as a lip finisher. It’s very thick and since my hubby got very burned at the beach, I had him try it out on his sunburn while I tried it as a hand lotion as suggested on the tube. Both of us washed it off our hands because it was much too greasy. When I looked it up online for this post though I find that most people use it as a lip balm! So, I’m going to try that next! I will let you know later how it turned out!
Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Cleansing Oil – Full size $30.00
This cleansing oil was my least favorite item in the box. The directions on the bottle said to squeeze three pumps into your hand and rub into your face in circular motions. Then, you were to wet your hands and face and rub in a circular motion until it became milky and then rinse off. This did NOT work for me. It was disgusting. My face just felt greasy and nasty. I couldn’t just “pat my face dry” per instructions because it left my face a greasy mess. That being said, it really did remove ALL my makeup. It got all over my towel and still, I felt like I had to wash my face with a foaming cleanser just to feel clean.
The directions in the Glossybox said to use it on a cotton ball so that’s how I used it after the initial test. It works, even removing eye makeup. When I use it this way my face feels nice, provided I wash with a foaming facial cleanser after I use the oil and the cotton ball. Otherwise it just feels so greasy. If you are a fan of facial oils, you may love this truffle cleansing oil.
De Bruyere After Sun Lotion Monoï – Full size $12.00
This lotion smell so wonderful and feels great on the skin. It’s got a very light, tropical scent which is perfect for feeling fresh and clean after time in the sun. I did use it after multiple trips to the beach and it did make me feel very moisturized afterwards. I wouldn’t say it has any particular cooling properties but it is definitely moisturizing.
NCLA Clean Up Your Act – Full size $16.00
This item was really intriguing to me. Supposedly you can use it to remove spots of nail polish. You rub the saturated end over the polish until it dissolves and then dab the tip with a tissue so that the polish doesn’t accumulate. Since I am cheap, I paint my own nails but I always struggle when I have to paint my dominant hand. I thought, what a perfect product to deal with that problem! This pen comes with 3 extra tips of different cuts. It worked but the tip isn’t particularly saturated and the polish builds up quickly on the tip. I think it will be a handy tool to have around but I’m not overly impressed by it.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser – Sample size.
Whereas the Truffle Oil was gross when I followed the directions on the bottle, this cleanser was wonderful! I used it when I was traveling since it’s a sample size and I still keep using it now that I’m back. It foams up really well and I can tell it is actually getting rid of gunk on my skin. The full size is 13.5 fl oz and retails for $15. It’s definitely a keeper, especially if you have more oily skin.
Doucce Blush Duo Palette + Blush– Full size $24.00
This blush palette was a very fun addition to the box. Not only is the blush magnetized (and can therefore be moved to a different magnetic palette) but it comes with the case too and next month I’ll get the second color to fill out the palette! So fun! This blush is very pigmented and a pretty color. A little goes a long way and it’s a bit dusty but I like it!
By the way, the Bronze Goddess Palette from last month’s box is still getting a workout. I’m not putting on makeup and going out every day, but any day that I do go out, I’m using something (usually more than one thing!) from this palette. The highlight color in it is amazing!
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