Glossybox Unboxing: April 2017

Three cheers for my first unboxing! I used to be subscribed to Glossybox about a year ago. I absolutely loved getting all sorts of new treats in the mail each month. When my subscription was over I didn’t renew it due to having so many other beauty subscriptions, but I missed them so much that I’ve signed up once more. Out of all the companies I have tried, they are hands down my favorite beauty subscription box.

Technically, my first Glossybox unboxing should have been March’s box, but because we are already in April and I received both March and April’s boxes on the same day, I’m starting with this one. Don’t worry though—I posted March’s box over here.

Overall, I liked everything in my box. However, this is normally the case with Glossybox; I always appreciate the variety of products that they provide. After all, I really don’t need three types of sunscreen in my box every. single. month. *Gives another particular beauty box brand the side-eye.* There’s no shade (or pun) intended, but I’m truly not enough of a sun dweller to ever justify having a plethora of sunscreens. Ah well, I digress. Let’s get on with seeing the products I’m already drooling over (that thankfully aren’t sunscreen).


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Mystery Beauty Shampoo & Conditioner – $???

There is a whole lot that I don’t know about these two products. I don’t know the price. I don’t know what brand it is. All I know is that I absolutely love it—whatever it is. In this month’s box, Glossybox included a shampoo/conditioner duo, but the make of the product was a complete mystery! Apparently, it’s the newly revamped version of a popular brand. I’m assuming they’ll be telling us what it is soon, but I’m already feverishly waiting to find out what it is.

At first, I was super nervous to try out a completely unknown product on my hair. I mean, my hair is…a highly complicated life form. It’s thick, wavy and often downright unruly. If I’m honest, it’s as temperamental as a three-year old throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of the grocery aisle. You know, rolling on the ground, frothing at the mouth, screaming bloody murder—the works. And as though I wasn’t blessed enough, I recently bleached it. When it comes to hair products, I have to tread very carefully.

Anyway, I tried it out and loved it so much. More importantly, my hair loved it. It was extremely moisturizing and it detangled my stubborn locks like no one’s business. My entire head felt super clean, and my hair looked shiny and healthy afterwards. Even my bleached ends were behaving like angels! It smelled really good too (I liked the shampoo’s scent best though). It’s just a bit shocking because my hair was more pleased with the mystery product than my current shampoo and conditioners! It definitely pays to try new things, huh? If I had to guess what brand it was, I’d probably say Head and Shoulders (based on the color and consistency alone). Whatever it is, I’m its newest and biggest fan already!

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Colourpop Cosmetics 

Ultra Matte Lip (in Monday and Teeny Tiny) – $6/each

When I saw that April’s box had not one, but two Colourpop products in it, I nearly fell over. I was pretty excited, I’ve got to admit. I don’t know where I’ve been or what I’ve been doing with my life, but I’ve never tried any of their stuff before. I know, right? I have been meaning to get around to it for eons now, but I’ve continuously forgotten about it. And at their super affordable price, there is zero excuse for having not tried them.

After finally checking them out, I know I’m probably going to own all the colors before long. I did a really pretty ombre lip with them the other day and I absolutely lived for it. I have to experiment with them a little more before determining my overall thoughts on the formula and wear, but I’m pretty pleased with them so far. I can definitely see why people rant and rave about them (and that price, though). The packaging was really cute too. It’s super simple, but I’m a total sucker for a good holographic design.

My only complaint so far is that the holographic writing is rubbing off of both tubes already! I’m a little bummed out about it, but it’s a pretty minor thing in the grand scheme of life. As long as the tube’s contents stay put, I’m good!

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Vasanti Cosmetics

BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator – $34/full-size 

This product is an exfoliating cleanser formulated with aloe (calming), micro crystals (exfoliating), and papaya (brightening). It’s paraben and sulfate free, 99% natural and vegan-friendly.

I’ve tried this once before, but I didn’t use it regularly enough to tell how well it worked (or didn’t). I truthfully have a brightening and exfoliating routine that is working really well for me right now, but I’m always willing to give a product a second try. I have a feeling that this might be a gentler option for more sensitive skin types, so stay tuned to find out my thoughts on it.

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Doucce

Maxlash Volumizer Mascara – $22/each

I don’t know what it is about matte black packaging, but I love the look of it so much. This mascara has a brush that looks like it really knows how to bring the drama (I’m not mad at it either). In addition to delivering more length and volume, this mascara is supposed to be flake-free, smudge-free and clump-free. Thanks to it being able to stand up against sweating and humidity, it shouldn’t leave you looking like a little trash digging raccoon (as cute as they are). It sounds like this might be a good mascara for gym days. Ahem…Not that anyone wears makeup to the gym or anything. Absolutely not.

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Jafra Cosmetics

Paris Et Moi De Parfum – $52/ full-size

I’ll go ahead and admit it: I’m a scent junkie. I am always thrilled to get my hands on a new perfume; especially if I’ve never tried it before. This Parisian inspired perfume features notes of wood, rose petal macaron and Mara strawberries—yum! At first, I wasn’t entirely sure what I thought of this because I couldn’t quite place the overall scent. However, it quickly grew on me. It’s a subtly sweet and woodsy floral that has a powerful, but feminine profile. Calling all girl bosses! I think I’ll be rocking this one for awhile.

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Gilchrist & Soames

BeeKind Shower Gel & Body Lotion – $16/16 full-size

Right back at it with the matte black bottle (loving the cute color and design of the packaging). But more importantly, I appreciate the charitable aspect of this product. Gilchrist & Soames donates a percentage of the proceeds to honey bee and pollination research, which is a really admirable cause to support. The world’s honey bee population has been at a critical point for the last few years, so I think it’s awesome that this company wants to help find a solution.

The shower gel contains honey and organic lemongrass extracts. I haven’t tried it quite yet, but it smells rather nice so far.

However, I have tried the body lotion, which features honey and organic chamomile extracts. I’m slightly sad about this particular product though. Unfortunately, the smell of it doesn’t quite agree with me. I’m not sure if it clashes with my personal body chemistry or what, but there’s an undertone to it that just isn’t my thing. On the positive side, I really liked the formula. It quickly absorbs into the skin without feeling the slightest bit greasy afterwards. My hands were really soft as well, so that’s a definite plus.


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Well, that’s it for this month’s box! I’ll be sure to give an update on what the mystery shampoo and conditioner’s brand is once I find out. What do you think about April’s selection of products? Have you tried any of these? Do you think you would be interested in any of them? If so, let me know in the comment box below. -XO

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