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Review: July Glossy Box

Thursday August 2nd, 2012 at 7:35 pm

It’s a little hard trying to write a review while watching the Olympics @_@ Anyone else keeping up with the Olympics right now? I’m waiting for the women’s gymnastics to start. It’s a little sad to see China doing poorly in women’s gymnastics this year. While I’m all for Team USA (and I hope those two girls both get the gold!) I’ve always enjoyed watching China compete as well and a little part of me cheers for them.

My fourth Glossy Box is here, time sure does fly when you’re having fun. I don’t have anything new to say on Glossy Box this month except maybe please look into a better shipping service ;_;

Box contents for July include:

  • Alessandro International Pedix Heel Rescue Balm
  • Sebastian Color Ignite Multi Tone Shampoo
  • Sebastian Color Ignite Multi Tone Conditioner
  • Figs & Rouge Lip, Face and Body Balm
  • Senna Cosmetics Mineral Eyes Shadow Trio
  • Blushed Fragrance by Ruddy Water
  • July’s theme is Summer Nights.

    After a sizzling day in the sun, there is nothing better than a cool summer night. This month’s GLOSSYBOX offers you the essentials you’ll need to indulge in products that show off your sun kissed skin and hair and enhance sultry eyes. Afterwards, throw on your sexy sandals and dance the night away under the shimmering summer sky.

    July’s box features 5 items and one bonus item.

    Alessandro International Pedix Heel Rescue Balm [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $18.50 (100 ml)
    Glossy Box Value: $5.55 (30 ml)

    Description: The ultimate savior for rough, dry feet! This luxurious cream, enriched with MarinaVital complex, helps prevent the build-up of hard skin with long lasting results. The soothing and effective combination of shea butter, allantoin and tea tree oil provides intensive protection and nourishes skin, leaving it soft and supple.

    Originally from Germany, the Pedix Heel Rescue Balm is a perfect solution for helping to soothe out feet. This is one of the more useful items I found in July’s box. While my heels are not terribly dry and cracked, the balm helps to make them smoother and more healthy. Outside of sites like Amazon and eBay, I’m not sure where else you can purchase this item in the US. The line also features other products to help achieve better looking feet such as foot masks, energy pads, heel smoothing sticks, and more.

    Sebastian Color Ignite Multi Tone Shampoo [Purchase (Travel Size)]

    Actual Value: $14.95 (8.4 oz)
    Glossy Box Value: $3.02 (1.7 oz)

    Description: Sebastian Color Ignite Multi Tone Shampoo’s smart color moisture complex targets color-treated strands, to deeply moisturize where needed most.

    This is another one that you’ll probably have better luck finding on Amazon and eBay although Ulta sells a travel size for $4.49. This a decent sized shampoo sample and it smells great. The only problem? I don’t have highlighted and multi-colored hair. Sadly this product won’t do anything for me but it’s supposed to help maintain healthy hair while giving long lasting color and shine.

    Sebastian Color Ignite Multi Tone Conditioner [Purchase (Travel Size)]

    Actual Value: $16.95 (6.6 oz)
    Glossy Box Value: $4.23 (1.65 oz)

    Description: Sebastian Color Ignite Multi Tone Conditioner’s whipped foam micro-bubbles spread around every hair fiber, restructuring hair’s condition for long-lasting color shine and vibrancy.

    The conditioner packaging has a very sleek design, just look at that interesting pump. I’m glad Glossy Box gave both a shampoo and conditioner sample to go hand in hand, but again….I don’t have highlighted and multi-colored hair.

    I might give these to a friend of mine if she wants them so they don’t go to waste but I wish the boxes were more personal so I don’t receive two items that I won’t be able to use at all.

    Figs & Rouge Lip, Face and Body Balm [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $6.00 (0.26 oz)
    Glossy Box Value: $6.00 (0.26 oz)

    Description: A 100% organic, 100% pure, 100% natural skincare product! Vitamin enriched organic essential oils, pure nourishing shea butters and natures best organic bees wax. This is our award winning formulation made to deliver the best and most effective moisturizing and natural balm for all skin types.

    I’ve heard pretty good reviews for this product so it’s exciting to be able to try it out myself. Figs and Rouge balms are completely 100% organic and great for skin. These balms can be used just about anywhere although I will most likely use it as a lip balm only. You can use it to help with dry, cracked feet, help to treat cuticles and nails, help to treat dry hands, and help with flaky skin. You can also use it in your hair to soothe out those loose ends that pop up every now and then.

    The sample comes in sweet geranium, which has a sharp, floral scent but you can also purchase the balm in a variety of other scents such as: rambling rose, peppermint and tea tree, pomegranate, aloe and mint, wild cherry, and coco vanilla. This is another product you will probably end up having to go to Amazon and eBay to purchase.

    Senna Cosmetics Mineral Eyes Shadow Trio in Cocoa Nudes [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $24.00 (0.14 oz)
    Glossy Box Value: $24.00 (0.14 oz)

    Description: Highlight, contour and line in one easy compact. Silky textured pressed mineral eye shadows in metallic and softly matte colors give a hypnotic jeweled or muted, polished finish and amazing dimension.

    Everyone either received an eye shadow set or a lip gloss set. Personally, I was hoping for the lip glosses. I might have boxes of lip glosses lying around but I use them a lot more than I do eyeshadows. This is a cute palette, it’s very easy to carry. The Mineral Eyes Shadow Trio sets either come in metallic or matte. I’m glad mine came in matte, I don’t know what I would do with metallic colors. The Cocoa Nudes pallete comes in the following colors: matte neutral cream, taupe, and rich chocolate.

    Blushed Fragrance by Ruddy Water [Purchase]

    Actual Value: $22.00 (24 count)
    Glossy Box Value: 0.92 (1 count)

    Description: A fragranced towelette featuring notes of bright red currant and rich vanilla, wrapped around subtle sweet lemon, slightly spicy ginger, and kissed with a hint of sugar. This inviting fragrance will mingle with you throughout the day.

    This was an extra item in the box. I’m okay with it but I probably won’t use it. It has a very heavy and sharp fragrance that I don’t particularly care for. These are handy to carry around. If I ever find these in a fragrance I like, I wouldn’t mind purchasing some. It’s a nice alternative to perfume or to carry with you for an easy freshening up on a night out.

    Total Value: $43.72

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