Beauty | Unboxing April 2015 Glossybox

Don't you just love when you forget about a subscription?  As a gift last year my lovely other half signed me up for a subscription to GlossyBox.  I was convinced I'd had all the boxes but low and behold, I arrived to the office today to find a pretty package on my desk.

Join me as I unbox the April 2015 HOLLYWOOD GLOSSYBOX.

The theme for this months' box is "Iconic Hollywood Glamour" and as you can see from the box itself, the packaging this month is just beautiful.

I'm a total vintage style girl.  Years ago I was all about the black on black clothing, too much eyeliner and studded belts but I've found in my thirties I just can't quite pull all of that off anymore so these days I'm all about the Pin Up style.  Polka dots, red lipstick and a seamed stocking....oooerr.

So when I opened the outer to this months' box, I was super excited about the prospect of some lovely glamorous and bold items that may be hiding within.

Hiding inside the pretty package this month.....

IDC - Body Lotion in Lavender
Astral Original - Face and Body Moisturiser 50ml Sample
Color Club - Full Size Barely There Nail Polish (full size)
Lord & Berry - Full Size Lipstick Pencil in Kiss (full size)
Pop Beauty -  Full Size Kajal Eyeliner Pen in Sooty Black  (full size)

All for £10.00 + P&P

Now there is one thing I am happy about this month and that's the fact I didn't receive a mascara.  As I mentioned in my unboxing last month; I feel like I've received a mascara in everyone of my glossyboxes for the last 4/5 months.  Seriously guys, I could be some sort of mascara pimp with the amount I have in my drawers.

So, that's 2 skincare, 2 make up and 1 nail product.  Not bad, GlossyBox, a good bit of variety there.

Of the 5 items, I've only  heard of 2 of the brands; Lord & Berry and Astral.  So 3 new brands in this box.  Something I really like about subscription boxes.

As I mentioned, I'm a lover of vintage style and my go-to is always a red lipstick so I am very happy with this Lord & Berry lipstck pencil.  It seems to have good pigmentation and although it seems to have slightly smudged on the swatch on my hand as I type this, I'm willing to give it a go.  It'll probably have it's first outing this evening.

The "kajal pen"....huh?  Looks more like a pencil to me, let's not try and confuse things here, Pop Beauty!!  It's a black pencil with a smudger on the end.  Perfect for me.  I've yet to grow out of the black eyeliner phase and being a messy girl, a smudger is ideal.  I'm happy with this addition.

I'm really loving this months' nail polish.  Last month GlossyBox sent me the strangest colour of green but this month it's a beautiful soft nude shade.  Usually I'd stick to red or purple nails but recently I've been feeling those a little too bold for spring.  This shade just screams Springtime Wedding.  It's lovely.  I've never heard of the brand "ColorClub" so I'm hoping it has good staying power

The last 2 items made me do a little sigh.  

Lavender body lotion and Astral moisturiser.  

Both of these items make me think of my grandmother and brown slippers.  Sorry GlossyBox, these additions are poop.  I've never been a fan of lavender scented products and yes, Astral is a favourite from the 1950's, according the to blurb on the product guide inside the box but it just doesn't "wow" me.

So 3 out of 5 products impressed me this month and to be honest, I LOVED the packaging too.  The box is just beautiful but this is the last box of my subscription and I think I'll take some time off now.  I've found the products in my last few GlossyBoxes a bit hit and miss and not quite the exciting brands I was hoping for.  Perhaps I'll come back again in future but for now I think I'll look elsewhere for my surprise desk deliveries.

Do you subscribe to GlossyBox?  Or any other subscription boxes you would recommend?


  1. The packaging of this box is gorgeous ! The kajal pen is a bit weird, it certainly looks like a pencil.
    How much is this box? Do you think it is worth the price?

    1. The subscription is £10+p&P per both and I do think they are worth the price but the contents have gotten a little samey for me.

  2. I would have the same reaction to a lavender scented product, I can't stand the smell to be honest! Looks like the others bits were good though :) I keep saying I'll get this when I have some spare pennies, maybe one day! :)

    Becca xx

    1. It's a lovely surprise when you forget you have the subscription but I think I may look elsewhere for my next box. x

  3. It looks like a pretty good box! I personally love lavender! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

    1. The box is very pretty, I do love that. I want to love lavender, I just can't seem to get over it lol.

  4. I would be pretty upset if I got another mascara too - I don't even wear it. I feel like lotion would a let down too unless there was some special scent to it. Still, I love getting things in the mail so I can see why you'd be excited.