August Glossy Box : Review

August Glossy Box : Review

Hi all, I was super excited to come home from work to receive my GlossyBox today, this and my Boudoir Prive box all in one week, I have been spoilt! This is the first time that I’ve ever opened my GlossyBox without first seeing what other people have received, it was really nice to have the surprise!


The products…



Rebel Nails Tattoo Design Nail Wraps set of 16 (full pack for fingers) value £7.99
GlossyBox say : Welcome to the Nail Revolution! Rebel Nails’ nail wraps are easy to apply, long lasting and kind to nails. No chipping, fading or wear. Amazing professional finishes and designs are now available at your finger (or toe) tips!
They have given us a 15% discount off our next purchase.
I say : I’m super excited to try these out, I love the tattoo design, I’ve never seen a nail design like it before! I like that there are 16 in the pack so there are a few spares. I will post a separate review once I have tried these out.
KMS California Hairstay 200 ml (full size) value $10.99 (approx £6.70)
GlossyBox say : Primer for your hair! The foam-to-liquid crackle formula enhances natural movement and bounce while boosting the performance of styling product for style that lasts.
I say : This seems to me like a hair mousse, it is described as a weightless style foundation. I haven’t yet tried it so am unable to comment, I don’t tend to use a lot of products in my hair to be honest so may not get around to trying this out.
AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Body Lotion 40 ml value approx £3.15
GlossyBox say : Part of AHAVA’s new My Skin Reborn range, this quickly absorbed richly moisturising lotion draws on the properties of Dead Sea minerals to effectively hydrate, nourish and protect the skin.
They have given us a 10% discount off our next purchase.
I say : When first applying this to my hand it smelt quite overpowering, within a couple of minutes the smell fades into quite a nice calming smell. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves the skin feeling nice and soft.

Daniel Sandler Baby Jet Mascara 4.5 ml (full size) value £12.80

GlossyBox say : Baby Jet is especially ideal for very short lashes around the inner and outer corner of eyes. The Micro-Fine brush is perfect for precise, non-messy application.
They have given us a 10% discount and free p&p on our next purchase.

I say : Initially I didn’t like the look of the thin brush on this mascara as I’ve always used thicker brushes. Upon trying the mascara I found that this thin brush made the application a lot easier without compromising on volume. Due to the thin brush application isn’t messy and its easier to coat all lashes.
Below are pictures without mascara, with one coat and with several coats. You will see that it really has filled and lifted my lashes nicely.

No mascara…
One coat…
Several coats…


Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser 30 ml value approx £4.35

GlossyBox say : Salicylic Acid is the hero ingredient in this dual action, extra gentle cleanser. Clinically proven to increase cell turnover, it reduces blemishes while diminishing wrinkles and keeps your skin smooth and glowing!
They have given us a 33% discount plus free p&p on our next purchase.

I say : I do suffer with spots and I am 26 so should be using anti-ageing products (you should start in your 20s) so this product is a great combination for me. The slight problem with this for me is that my skin can take a while to get used to a new cleanser so this sample may not be big enough for me to see a true reflection of the product. I will definitely try it out though and may possibly re-purchase as I do like the sound of it.

Overall verdict : GlossyBox have provided a good mixture of products this month including hair care, nails, make-up, face and body, this is the type of mixture that I like to receive.
I will definitely be using at least four of the five products, the only product I might not use is the KMS California, this is due to the fact that I don’t use a lot of product in my hair.
I received three full size products this month, which again is more than I expect!
The total value of the products amount to approximately £35, not too bad for £10 hey!
Have you received your August box yet? Did your products differ much to mine? I haven’t yet read any other reviews so am looking forward to seeing what other people received! If you’ve reviewed yours feel free to leave the link below 🙂




  1. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I really enjoy receiving my little boxes of surprises! Its like having a birthday every month! X

  2. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I'll be sure to post when I use the nail wraps, not sure when it will be yet as I don't want to just waste them! X

  3. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I wish that I'd gotten the heat protectant spray instead of mousse, but never mind, I'm happy with everything else. x

  4. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I'd never heard of them before this box x

  5. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I was in desperate need for acne calmer too, I've been so busy that I haven't got round to trying it yet but will start tomorrow! Hopefully it will be a miracle product! X

  6. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I'm resisting Feel Unique! Its like waiting for a bus isn't it, so many turning up at once! X

  7. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    They are fab aren't they! I can't wait to try them out x

  8. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    That is a shame about the black nail wraps. I would of been disapointed with those. xx

  9. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    Thanks for the tip! My nails are short so this might work! I may only use them on my ring fingers though as I think the design might be OTT on every nail. xx

  10. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    Thank-you for you wonderful comment, I'd never heard of these boxes and now they seem to be everywhere, they are really cute ideas and I might sign up!
    Lots of Love,
    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

  11. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    Looks like a good box 🙂 Please can you do a follow-up post? I'm rather intrigued as to how those Rebel nails will look!

    Nat x

  12. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    My box was the same although instead of baby jet mascara I had jumbo jet, my nail wraps were a different pattern and my KMS product was a heat protectant spray. I can't say I like any of the nail wrap designs I've seen people getting in their boxes, almost like the company used glossybox as an opportunity to shift some naff stock! That's just my opinion though and one of the reasons why this glossy box was my last!

  13. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I'm still torn between ordering one or not, they look like a lot of fun and definitely worth only £10 because the products cost a lot more. I'm not sure why I'm still wondering whether or not to try one!

    Lots of Love,
    Lily from Red Brick Lipstick

  14. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    this looks like a really good box full of goodies. The acne calmer sounds like something I need too!

  15. December 28, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    I wish i got this one! I might sign up. I got boudoir prive this week but i think i'd much prefer glossybox or Feel Unique x

  16. December 28, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    i love your nail wraps, i got plain black for toes. rest of box good though.x

  17. December 28, 2011 / 11:23 pm

    If you cut the nail wraps length ways (as in to make them shorter) you can do fingers and toes if your nails are short enough! It's what i do with mine x

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