Glossybox August 2017 ‘Girls Just Want To Have Sun’ Unboxing

Subscription Options.

I've been a Glossybox subscriber for over a year, and it's the beauty box that kickstarted my interest in beauty boxes. I chose to subscribe to Glossybox after spending months researching different box options online, and I'm very glad I did as it's been a consistent treat each month. I opted for a monthly subscription option which is £10 per month plus £3.25 postage and packing. You can also choose to pay for three, six or twelve boxes in advance, and if you do there is a reduction per box.

Box Design.

This is a Limited Edition Glossybox design for the Girls Just Wanna Have Sun theme. The box is the same size and shape as regular Glossyboxes, but this one is blue with the theme printed on the front of the box in white and gold writing.

Leaflets, Booklets & Cards.

Lifting the lid of the box I can see my Glossybox card straight away. My Glossybox card is a double sided information card which contains information, and instructions for each of the items inside. At the top of the card is a letter from Evie the Editorial Director, who explains talks about the philosophy behind this months box. There is also a note at the top of the card showing all the Glossies a sneak peek for next months box, which will be an STYLondon Siligel Blender.


My box is beautifully packaged. Underneath my card the items are beautifully wrapped in a sheet of pale blue tissue paper tied with a white ribbon.

Opening the tissue paper I can see that the items are nestled in white shredded tissue paper, which not only looks beautiful but keeps the items safe during transit.

Box Composition.

I received 6 items in my box this month, and according to my Glossybox card four of the items are full size. This box doesn't have any skincare included, but has two hair items, three makeup items and a bracelet. It's not a perfect mix, but I'm happy nonetheless.

Purelei – Aloha Bracelet: This is actually a really cute little bracelet, and it's made me very happy. I'm not going to write a review specifically for this item but if you like it there are others available for sale from They generally sell in packs of three for £11.90, although there are a few packs that are available a little cheaper. Based on the online price my bracelet is worth £3.97.

Model Launcher – Safari Sun Bronzer: This is the third bronzer I've had in a beauty box this year, and I'm looking forward to putting it to the test against the other two, Revers Hot Makeup and Vita Liberata.

Rodial – Suede Lips: This crayon is meant to line and fill lips to create intense, matte colour – which sounds great! I also had a Sleek Lip Crayon in a recent Glossybox which was the first lip crayon I had tried, so again I'm looking forward to seeing which it better.

Valquer- Ice Hair Mask: This is new to me. I've tried plenty of hair masks before, but this pretty looking bottle contains a mask that cools as it hydrates and tames. I'm very excited to try this.

Batiste – 2 in 1 Dry Shampoo & Conditioner: I've already tried this item in a different fragrance, and I've decided not to re-review it for a different scent. You can read the original review by clicking here. To summarise, I hated it. I costed the sample to be 75p at the time I tried it.

SportFX – Time Out Face Mist: This can be sprayed on to skin instead of primer to wear under foundation, or it can be used to refresh the face over makeup. I have quite oily skin and very few primers can hold my makeup in place, I'll be interested to see how it performs.

First Impressions.

I'm always happy when Glossybox give a little something extra in their boxes, and it's lovely that there are six items this month as I think I would have been a little annoyed with five if one was a dry shampoo. A lot of the items in this box seem to be variations of things I've tried recently, but then again with the Summer vibes things like bronzers are popular choices. I'm looking forward to trying everything throughout the month, and writing a detailed review of each item. Once I've tested everything I'll write a final post leaving my final thoughts on the box, it's contents and whether I felt I had value for money.

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