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I love the box design for this month! It’s giving me some real Lisa Frank vibes with the specific color choices, and I’m living for it. With a theme like ‘Dive In,’ I’m super interested to see what kind of products have been selected for this month’s curation. Let’s check it out!
Each month GlossyBox usually arrives with a booklet that includes a list of all the products included in that month's box.
What's Inside The Box
BELLAPIERRE COSMETICS Peach Blossom Eyeshadow Palette, 7.2 g - Retail Value $25
This Peach Blossom eyeshadow palette from Bellapierre Cosmetics is really pretty. They are a bit light for my skin tone, unfortunately, and I had a hard time getting the colors to show up for me. A fairer-skinned friend of mine will really enjoy these shades, so I’ll be passing on this lovely palette. These shades are perfect for summertime. I found the formula to be smooth and creamy. The shades are also buildable and blendable, and with one matte and three shimmers, it’s super easy to create both a natural or dramatic look with the same palette. Versatility for the win!
Here is the swatch of Bellapierre Cosmetics' Peach Blossom Eyeshadow Palette.
EARTH HARBOR Sunstone Hair Revive Elixir, 30 ml - Retail Value $30
I’ve received this hair elixir from Earth Harbor once before, and I loved it. I’m really happy to have another one in my stash for future use. The texture of this product is super lightweight, and it feels incredibly refreshing on my scalp. I love how quickly it absorbs, without leaving behind any kind of greasy residue. After using this product, my scalp feels hydrated and revitalized; not at all irritated. This lovely elixir does a wonderful job of delivering moisture to my parched ends, and it doesn’t weigh down my curls or leave my hair feeling oily. The scent of the product is delightful too, with a light, fruity scent that I really enjoy. The scent isn’t overbearing and it dissipates quickly, which I appreciate.
GIVE THEM LALA Lala’s Everyday Mascara, 10 g - Retail Value $20
This brand is completely new to me, but I was excited to see its inclusion in this month’s curation. Give Them Lala’s Everyday Mascara is a great option to have on hand. In our post-Covid world where no one meets in person and makeup comes in the form of filters, I’m not a fan of putting on an entire face of makeup whenever I do have a meeting out in the ‘real world.’ Because of that, my go-to look has become much more mascara focused. Oftentimes a coat or two of mascara is all it takes to brighten up my look and bring life back to my eyes, even after a long day of work. The wand is a silicone wand, and it makes application quick and easy. I enjoy how smoothly the mascara applies. The formula is definitely buildable and allows you to create the desired look with minimal effort with no clumps or flaking.
CLEO + COCO Charcoal Deodorant in Sweet Surrender, Lavender Vanilla, 16 g - Retail Value $12
I was intrigued by this charcoal deodorant at first glance. It’s entirely natural, without aluminum and other chemical ingredients, and my personal favorite, no synthetic fragrances. I’ve always been slightly against natural deodorants because of past experiences that had left me with a paralyzing fear of stinking to high heaven. However, I did give this one a try because the fact that the formula includes charcoal was pretty intriguing to me. The color is quite unattractive, looking to be more of a dark gray, but I do have to say, it appears that this stuff may actually work to combat at least moderate body odor. It has a pretty strong scent when it comes to the lavender vanilla but it’s much more of a natural scent, which I appreciate. This is also the perfect size for travel or to keep stashed in an overnight bag for last-minute trips or other on-the-go moments.
FARM RX Bakuchiol Serum, 30 ml - Retail Value $44
So, as I know from a past GlossyBox, this ‘Farm Rx’ brand is from the classic AVON brand of years ago. Now, I’m not knocking AVON in any way because I know there were (and still are) plenty of people out there who enjoy products from the brand. This Bakuchiol Serum from Farm Rx is oil-based, which doesn’t work too well with my skin. I already have semi-oily skin, and oil-based products like these tend to cause breakouts for me, so I’m going to be passing this along to a friend of mine whose skin thrives on oil-based products. I honestly would call it an oil rather than a serum, so if you choose to use this product, I’d suggest trying only a miniscule amount at first. I do appreciate that the ingredients are natural and plant-based. Bakuchiol is actually a plant-based alternative to retinol, and it helps to reduce wrinkles and discolorations minus the irritation and the photosensitivity, meaning you can use it day or night. The product seems to be virtually scentless, though, which is wonderful if you’re sensitive to scents like me. For those who are on the lookout for extra hydration, this product would probably serve you well.
AUTHENTIC BEAUTY CONCEPT Metal Straw Set, 3 pcs - Listed Value $10
I LOVE the idea of sustainability and fully support the rise of eco-friendly products. I very much appreciate the inclusion of this product because it inspires more sustainable practices in our everyday lives, and it’s such a simple thing to adjust. In this case, instead of single-use plastic straws that end up in the ocean, this set of three metal straws can be used over and over. This is all you need to eliminate plastic straws from your routine. The set includes three stainless steel straws, along with a cleaning brush, all housed in a little carrying case. These are perfect for travel, road trips, etc. Best of all, I appreciate the variety of straws. I’m thrilled to have these and I’ll be using them every chance I get. The less plastic in our world, the better, and whatever changes I can make to do my part, I’m all for it.
I thought this was a pretty good month for GlossyBox! The highlight for me was the metal straw set from Authentic Beauty Concept. These offer up a simple way to promote sustainable living, which I very much appreciate. Earth Harbor’s hair elixir is a product I’ve had the pleasure of trying before, and I’m happy to have it again; a dose of refreshment to my scalp. I appreciate the inclusion of the mascara from Give Them Lala, which is a great everyday staple for a variety of looks. Bellapierre Cosmetics’ eyeshadow palette has super pretty shades but unfortunately they’re a bit too light for my skin tone, so I’m passing this along to a friend. There’s also the Cleo + Coco charcoal deodorant, which actually surprised me in regard to its performance. Lastly, Farm Rx’s serum (AKA an oil) is way too heavy for my skin and clogs my pores, but for someone in search of ultimate hydration, this could be the thing. Overall, I thought this was a good box. The product curation was nicely varied, and the value is definitely there.
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Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $35.00 ($30 for current subscribers)
- Eyeshadow: $25
- Hair Elixir: $30
- Mascara: $20
- Deodorant: $12
- Serum: $44
- Metal Straws: $10
The products this month have an estimated retail value of around $141, which is impressive for a $35.00 box.
To Wrap Up
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