October's Glossybox* (£10 per month plus P&P from Glossybox) is a collaboration with blogger Estée Lalonde to celebrate the launch of her lifestyle book Bloom. It's full of some really interesting and lesser-known indie brand products, so I wanted to share the contents of it with you.
There are six products in this box, but one of them is an unbranded surprise. The shampoo is from a mystery brand who are already a firm fixture on beauty store shelves. They have a new formulation that you are getting to try first with this box. It promises to care for your scalp and keep your hair healthy and shiny. I'm guessing Head & Shoulders, but you'll have to visit Estée's blog to find out later in the month.
The other sample product in the box (the rest are full-size) is The Body Shop's Drops of Youth Concentrate (£25 from The Body Shop). This is an organic serum that's designed for skin that's showing the first signs of ageing, and it moisturises, smooths the skin and brightens. I haven't had the chance to try this yet.
Another skincare product in the box is one that I have tried and have been really enjoying. The Bee Good Honey & Camelina Facial Exfoliator (£10.50 from Bee Good) is a gentle but effective exfoliator that moisturises at the same time. Lavender exfoliates, Wheatgerm Oil soothes and moisturises the skin and British propolis helps to balance troubled skin.
Onto makeup, there are 3 products in the box. The first is a mascara from Primark's beauty range PS...Pro. I haven't had a chance to try any of their products yet, so I was pleased to see this is the box. The PS...Pro HD Mascara in Black (£3 from Primark) is a lot better than you might expect. It covers all the things you want in a mascara, by lifting lashes, defining and volumising. I love its rubber toothed brush as it gets right into the root of your lashes and combs through them all.
Next, there's a multi-tasking lip and cheek product. The UBC Secret Flush Soothing Cream Blusher and Lip Stain Duo (£15 from Universal Beauty Cosmetics). I don't like the texture of this on my lips, but it makes such a pretty cream blusher. It's such a natural shade of pink and it blends beautifully.
Finally, there's a Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait Buttery Lip Cream (£12.95 from Trifle Cosmetics). The packaging on this is really cute and I love the nude shade as it suits my lip colour. It contains Vitamin E to keep your lips hydrated and plump, and it has a pretty matte finish. This is really comfortable to wear and is the perfect accompaniment to a bold eye look.
What do you think of the contents of this month's box?
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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