Glossybox is good about introducing me to brands I’m not very familiar with. I knew about Royal Apothic and Emite Makeup but none of the others. All the items in this box are useful – a clarifying hair treatment, foot and body creams, a lip color, and a foundation primer.
Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse Gentle Clarifying Treatment
This has an amazingly authentic lemon scent and I’m very familiar with that scent since I frequently cook/bake with lemon zest. I love it. This could be not only clarifying for your locks but very awakening for your senses. It would be a great product to use on a very sleepy morning! I used this one time and it literally made my hair squeaky clean but it’s intense and a little drying so next time I think I will use a deep conditioner afterwards. The sample size I got contains 2 fl oz / 59 ml. The full size contains 13.3 fl oz and retails for $10. Available at Beautiful Nutrition.
Royal Apothic Cream Creme To Go
The thing that stands out about this product the most to me is the scent – a calming herbal-floral scent with just a hint of powder. The cream feels rich and moisturizing but lightweight. It spreads over the skin easily and absorbs well without feeling greasy or sticky. It is formulated with lactic acid to exfoliate the skin gently. This is the full size product which contains 1.25 fl oz / 35 g. Everything from the unique scent, the beautiful packaging, and the quality of the product makes the $14 price tag seem reasonable. If you like fancier bath and body products from brands like Crabtree & Evelyn or L’Occitane, this might be something you want to check out. Available at Royal Apothic.
-417 Foot Nourishing Cream
This has a very moisturizing, emollient feel. The scent of this is called “ocean” and it is interesting. I smell coconut, pineapple, and powder notes. My fiancé describes it more like sunscreen on a hawaiian island. I have been using this for a few days both as a foot and a hand cream because I prefer very moisturizing hand creams. This sample sized unit contains 1.7 oz and the full size contains 3.4 fl oz and retails for $16. Available at Minus 417.
Emite Make Up Diamond Heart Base Primer
Looking at the description, I was expecting this to have some sort of shimmery or reflective finish like other illuminating primers but I found it to have more of a mattifying quality. I tested this one day underneath a luminous foundation and it helped to reduce the “shine” although it didn’t seem to make my makeup last any longer. When you first apply it to the skin, it has a peachy tint but it is very sheer and not noticeable at all once it is blended in. Initially it leaves the skin with a slightly tacky feel but then it dries down to a point where it eventually feels like nothing. It has a moderately strong floral-fruity scent which is still noticeable once it dries. This sample included was .5 fl oz and the full size contains 1.2 fl oz and retails for $29. Available at Emite Makeup.
MeMeMe Lip Glide in Playful Peach
Sometimes with Glossybox, they send lip products in odd colors that I don’t find all that useful so I am really pleased to see them send a color that will likely appeal to a lot of people. I tested this once and it was a bit thicker and more waxy-feeling than your average lipstick but it had decent lasting powder and made it through a meal with mild fading. It has a satin finish without any sparkle or shimmer and nearly-opaque color payoff. This is a full size product and retails for $12.50. I don’t see anywhere on the packaging how much product you get. The pencil does not twist up, so you will need to have a big pencil sharpener for this. It comes in only 5 shades but they are all totally wearable: Rich Truffle, Playful Peach, English Rose, Deep Scarlet, Winter Berry. Available at MeMeMe.