Glossybox July 2020

Good afternoon friends,

This is possibly the prettiest Glossybox I’ve received.

Giving me Lilo and Stitch, summer and cocktail vibes.

Naobay Orange Juice Hand Cream (Full size) RRP £11.50

No it is not orange, but yes, it does smell like citrus. I love the packaging especially the wooden lid but have gifted this ti a friend as my skin has been behaving better recently and I didnt want to irritate it.

Give them Lala Beauty Aloha Bronzer (Full size) RRP £19.80
Faint gold sparkles, with a decent sized pan with a mirror. Perfect glow, especially when you’re wearing little make up and you just need that little something.

Jecca Blac Glow Drop Primer (Full size) RRP £16

Have never used such a glowing gorgeous primer. A subtle but beautiful glow.

The Beauty Crop Palm Balm (Full size) RRP £18

This is a weapon if I ever need one. This lip balm has some weight to it, and the glass container could be half the size. Having said that, this leaves a vibrannt yet delicate pink to your lips and cheeks. Who doesnt love a multi use product?

Kocostar Fruit Slice Mask Sheet (Pack of 12) RRP £4

How exciting do these look? The only problem with them is that, it may just be that I’m used to the full face masks, but these seem a little fussy.

I absolutly adored Julys box, fantastic products and value!

Kaya •


Glossybox June 2020

Good evening friends,

I’ve had this sat in my drafts for a while, and keep on forgetting to actually finish this post.

My bad.

June’s Glossybox had me excited, this happens few and far between as I’ve found Glossybox has lost its charm, and am only signed up for one more box of my year sentance/subscription.

Any who, June’s theme was set around world of beauty.

ModelCo Liquid Metal Eyeshadow Shade Champagne RRP £15

We recieved a similar liquid shadow last December, but this liquid shadow is a staple for every make up bag.

A quick and easy glamorous look with one swoop. With buildable layering, perfect for a top up when you’re on the go.

Huda beauty Life Liner – Very Vanta RRP £18

If you know me, or actually, if you’ve ever seen a handful of pictures of me, you’ll know I love eyeliner. A smokey smudg of soft liner or a cat eye, it’s been my go to for years.

A dual eyeline is a must have, but funnily enough I’ve never managed to find one that is just right.

Both products applied exactly as intended and were long lasting.

This all sounds great doesn’t it?

Before I explain, I’ll introduce the next product.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company – Make up Removing Cloths (pack of 2) RRP £7.99

First things first. Animal print again? Why Glossybox?

Make up Removing cloths that will wipe away all traces without any soap,oils, remover? No way.

Of course I was sceptical but intrigued, but these bad boy’s proved me wrong! Running the cloth under warm water, my foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick and even mascara wiped off without having to scrub my skin too hard, or leaving me with panda eye.

The Huda liquid liner on the other hand. Well, she had other ideas.

In the above photo, all other make up and mascara had been removed but the liquid liner would not budge, not a smudge.

I scrubbed my eyelides for as long as I could bare.

I poured a little make up remover on a cotton pad. Nothing.

Third times a charm.

Eventually the remainder of the liner came off with a wet wipe. My eyelids felt violated! If you want a 48 hour eyeliner, then this ones for you!

Lasplash Cosmetics – Brush set RRP £15

I’m not 100% sure how often you should throw away make up brushes, even though I regularly clean mine, I normally dont own a set for more than 18months. Is that just me or do others get a little grossed out by them?

I wouldnt think a set from a subscription box would be that great, but these brushes are pretty impressive.

These setting and defining eye shadow brush were dense but soft enough for the perfect application.

Beautaniq Beauty – Guardian Angel Eye Mask RRP £5

My skin is awful at the moment. I have no idea if its hormones, the lack of sun and possibly stress? But I am adoring any and all skin care

These eye masks didnt stick very well, they stayed on for around 5 minutes, all whilst I sat still, trying my best to keep my face still.
Once peeling these off, my skin felt a little tacky but with no difference. How disappointing.

Overall, air am happy with the box. I have mixed feeling regarding the Huda beauty liner, and am pleasantly surprised with the make up remover cloths.

Have you tried any of these products before? And what did you think of them?

Kaya •


Tried and Tested Glossybox May 2020

Good afternoon friends,Yesterday I received my May Glossybox, Wild Edition.

Today I will be writing my product reviews.

Oh! K SOS Printed Sheet Mask RRP £4

From the moment I ripped the seal, I couldnt stop laughing.

I think sheet masks are fantastic, especially those that have a character or animal on them, as we know, we will never ever look like what is on the packet.

It didnt just make me laugh, it made my skin insanely smooth.


There was a bit of excess serum in the packet which I rubbed into my neck and shoulders.

The mask fit particularly well, and didnt slip off my face at all.

I also love, most likely without intention, that’s there are eyebrow shaped patches above the eyes.

Where can I buy 10 more??

EOS Sphere Lip Balm RRP £6.50

I used this balm through out the day, and was happy enough with it. I do prefer a balm with a tint if colour, but otherwise this products was nice enough although nothing special.

Mudmask – Hairmask, Scalp Treatment and Miracle Shampoo RRP £21 75ml

I have long thick hair, so I am thankful that we recieved a decent sized tube, and I wasnt shy about it

This 3 in 1 hair treatment left my locks smelling and feeling fresh and clean. And the talcum powder smell is extremly subtle which I’m grateful for.

Steve Laurant Wild Side Eye Shadow Palette
RRP £31

I thought I would, and I was right. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette.

Super pigmented, minimal fall out, I can make use of every single colour there for there is no waste, and they are long lasting.

Here are 3 quick and easy looks I created with this palette (accompanied by a a few NYX Lip cremes)

Smokey and Sultry. (Lips, NYX Ginger Snap)

Sunkissed Bronzed. (Lips, NYX London)

Metallic Retro (Lips, NYX Istanbul)

I think the last look might be my favourite. I can’t say I regularly wear pink and silver, but, somehow, it just works?

My only issue is if I were to get on with this and like to repurchase, £31 for a 9 pan pallette?

We’ll have to wait and see.

Stargazers – Glitter Eyeliner Pencil RRP £2 (shade Peach)

I attempted to use the eye liner with my bronzed look but the pencil is just complete rubbish.

It has a crumply consistency, which creased into the skin, and as mentioned yesterday, one swoop, and it disappears.

Over all I am extremely happy with this months box, especially since I feel we all need a little pick me up in this current situation.

I hope you’re all staying safe and well.

Kaya •


Glossybox May 2020

Good afternoon friends,

Today we are unboxing the May’s Glossybox, the ‘Wild thing’ Edition.

There were 2 varieties this month, Zebra and Leopard.

I recieved the zebra box, I would of preferred the gold box, but in all honesty, I cannot stand animal print.

It’s just not for me.

I always re-use my boxes as they’re a good size, pretty, and sturdy.So I will pass this box along to a animal print lover.

Today I’ll be blogging about first impressions of the products, check back in tomorrow for my tried and tested post.

Oh! K SOS Printed Sheet Mask RRP £4

I am loving sheet masks recently! This one had me all excited as I saw a little panda at the top of the packaging, so thought it was a panda mask.I was wrong.

It’s a dalmatian mask, which is still fun, but not exactly in the ‘wild thing theme’.

Either way I’m sure I’ll look terrifying.

EOS Sphere Lip Balm RRP £6.50

I’m all about hair, skins and especially lips being soft, smooth and nourished.
Another lip balm is always a bonus.

This small, chunky but funky lip balm is easy to apply without getting your fingertips sticky.

This has a subtle sweet smell and taste.

By the way, does it remind me of Miley Cyrus ‘We cant stop music video’, people went crazy over them after that video!

Mudmask – Hairmask, Scalp Treatment and Miracle Shampoo RRP £21 75ml

This 3 in 1 Mudmask has gotten some fantastic reviews.

I shall wash my hair with it tonight and let you guys know how I get on with it.

Repairs/Strengthens/Hydrates/Moisturizes/Dandruff control

It really does sound like a dream, the only thing that throws me off is that it
Smells like talcum powder.

I have no issue with this scent… but it will smell as though you’ve tried to dry shampoo/talc your roots?

Steve Laurant Wild Side Eye Shadow Palette
RRP £31

The colours in the palette are stunning.

My perfect palette for a variety of soft smokey eye looks.

I appreciate that the palette includes a mirror, improve when its practical as well as pretty.

I’m so excited to try this out and get glammed up. It’s been a while.

Stargazers – Glitter Eyeliner Pencil RRP £2 (shade Peach)

Well, last time I was this underwhelmed by a Glossybox product was when they sent me toothpaste.

At least that was practical.

With No pride, festivals, Eurovision, Coachella… where exactly am I wearing this?

This also frustrates me because there are different varieties of the boxes which contain much more expensive products.

Now it’s not all about the money, but, instead of the eye pencil retailing at £2, you could recieve a Skin chemist
Rose quart lip plumper (balm and gloss) RRP £29.99

A item retailing a huge £27.99 more than this tacky orange glitter eye pencil.

Also, ONE swipe of the finger over this swatch and you get this.

How disappointing.

Overall, I am happy with the contents of the box, minus the ridiculous eyeliner.

What do you think of this box?

Kaya •


Glossybox Easter Egg (Limited Edition)

Good afternoon friends,

This morning I recieved my Glossybox Easter Egg.

This Limited edition egg was £25 (for subscribers), and £30 for non subscribers.

The egg contains 10 items and the egg comes in 4 colours, yellow, blue pink and gold.

There isn’t a card to tell you the value so I have googled the RRP so the prices may not be exact.

Barry M Candy Culture Nail Paint in the shade ‘Blueberry Bonbon’
RRP £3

Possibly the ugliest colour nail varnish?
It’s like a murky grey
It doesn’t really go with the easter theme?

Also the nail polish is scented. I feel about 15 years old, and dont think we should be encouraging people to sniff nail varnish… and yes I just did. It smells like nail varnish.

Illamasqua Animatter Lipstick in the shade ‘Meteor’
RRP £20 (currently on sale for £16)

This lipstick is stunning. One of my favourite shades.
This lipstick glides on so well and is so creamy.

First Aid Beauty – Facial Radiance Polish 28.3g
RRP £14

Help exfoliate, Brighten and Purify (safe for sensative skin)

It does have a bit of a odd smell, not sweet or floral, maybe a tad masculine?
I am currently wearing a face full of make up, so I wont try this yet, but I look forward to tonight after removing my make up.

Minimo Skin Essentials – Candy Edible Lip Scrub 30ml
RRP £9.60

Oh I’m just about to run out of my lip scrub!
This is the biggest tub of lip scrub I think I’ve ever seen.
Full to the brim and smelling like watermelon. Yes please!

GlamGlow – Instamud 7ml – I couldnt find a price but the 50ml is £30

I think this may be more of a one use/sample product.
Its tiny!

I love that is mud is purple. How awesome?
I’ve never tried a mask that you only wear for 60 seconds though? This should be interesting

Bare Minerals Lashtopia Mascara in the shade – Ultimate Black 6.5ml (deluxe mini)
RRP for the 12ml £18

I have a couple of mascara open at the moment so I’ll save this one for another day.
Although this is a deluxe mini, this is still a very good size

St Tropez Prep & Maintain Dual Sided Velvet Mit

I appear to be missing the St Tropez self tanner. And well, these two kind of go together??

The missing tanning product

Patchology Mood Patch Downtime
Calming Tea Infused Aromatherapy eye gels
Lavender/Evening Primrose
RRP for a pack of 5 £12

I’ve only used under eye patches a few times but I love trying out new ones, and have never tried a tea Infused one before.
I think we all need a little bit of self love pampering at the moment!

Q+A Ginger Root Daily Moisturizer 75ml RRP £8.50

If you love ginger then you’ll adore the scent. Wow that is strong! This is another new product that I’ve never used/heard of before. Although the scent isn’t quite to my liking, this day/moisturizer is thick and looks nourishing, I’m looking forward to trying it!

Well friends, apart from the missing item, I am thoroughly impressed with this seasonal treat!

Even without knowing the exact value of the products, I definitely have got my moneys worth!

Kaya •


Glossybox April 2020

Good afternoon friends,This box came at the right time because I am ready for a full on pamper!Nothing like coming back from a morning run to find your Glossybox waiting for you!This months Glossy theme was Bloom. Packed full of ‘essentials you need to bloom’ for April.Avant – Gentle Rose Beautifying Face Exfoliant RRP £92 (Full size)First off, this smells insane. What a dream!
I haven’t used too many face exfoliators, because they are often too rough and chunky.
This one though, this is perfect.
The light scent, the small sand like beads are gentle as they scrub and soften your face. I also put this on my lips which left my whole face soft and refreshed.Sportfx – Coconut Lip Balm – £4.99 50mlI haven’t heard of this brand before, the packaging is unusual, it looks like a little lightbulb, but I quite like it!
This balm is perfect for an easy application without getting your fingers messy, and also has a ton of benefits.

  • Vitamins C,E & F
  • Natural ingredients
  • SPF 15
  • Paraben Free
  • Vegan Friendly
  • Cruelty Free

A good amount of product, great price and incredible benefits.HaskDeep Conditioning Mask RRP £2.49Oh I love a hair mask!
No better feeling than your hair smelling nice and feeling soft and Glossy. I recieved this mask last June as a charcole mask, which was one of the options and absolutely loved it.
I always appreciate the size of these hair masks as I have thick long hair, and it allows me to cover a decent amount without skimping on product.Nails Inc – Blossom Kisses Nail Polish RRP £11 (Full size)This Nail varnish is such a beautiful colour.
We recieved a similar shade from May last year (Nailberry love my tender) and it was the colour I wore more than any other in 2019.This soft bubble gum pink is a staple for my spring and summer nails.Rituals Cosmetics – The Ritual of Sakura Shower Scrub RRP £4.60 (Deluxe Mini 70ml)Who doesn’t love a body scrub?Everything in this box (apart from the nail varnish), smells absolutely scrumptious!This rice based scrub is perfect for this time of year where your skin may be a little dry for the lack of sun.A little of this scrub goes a long way, I can definalty see myself purchasing this in the future!This box is one of the best for a long time. I love every product, have found a use for them instantly and think this is a lovely and versatile box for anyone.Kaya •

Glossybox, monthly favourites

Glossybox March 2020

Good evening friends,

Its been far to long!

As you can see from the title, this month I’ll be reviewing the March Glossybox, ‘All eyes on me’ edition.

(Find a picture of me at the bottom of the page wearing the products)

Black magic mascara
Deluxe mini 4ml RRP £10 (Full size £19)

I’m not a massive fan of mascara in beauty boxes as they’re just a bit boring, but, you always need one spare I guess.

This mascara is good, non flaking with a decent curved brush, but you’re not able to apply much at a time. Third coat and I was happy with the result, but it’s a bit more effort than I’d like to make with my mascara, I’d prefer a bushier brush and one swift flick.

Ciate London
Stamp and drag liner duo
RRP £15

Firstly the name made me laugh, its an odd one, and secondly, it was a bit*h to get out of the box

I was intrigued as I havent used one of these ‘stamp’ eye liners before.

I see the appeal of the stamp but wasnt overly keen. It’s very hard, especially to press on a sensative part of your fact, and I think the transfer would of been better if it was softer and could adapt to your eye shape.

Any who, it’s a good idea, but not quite sharp enough wing, but the defined pen helped to sort it out.

This eyeline is long wearing which is amazing, but keep that in mind if you make a mistake with your liner as it’s a tough one to get off!

Long Lasting Lipstick in the shade Flawless
RRP £15

This shade of lipsticks is definalty in my top 3, so I was happy to see such a gorgeous colour.

Blush pink is one of my favourites and this one didnt fail to impress. With a long lasting wear, soft and creamy application I’d definitely buy this lipstick again.

Highlighter Palette in shade Copperplate RRP £9.99

This highlighting pallette is full of versatile, subtle warm and light golden shades. It’s a little more on the modest side for highlighters which is what I prefer. The packaging is beautiful and it also comes with a handy brush (hygienic, dont like the thought of brushes floating around a make up bag) and a mirror enclosed.

I used shades 3 and 4 on my cheekbones, nose and eyes for a flowy, sunrises look.

Daily Cleansing Cream
RRP £7.99

Look at the size of that!

I have awful eczema on my body, and am always up for trying a new product
It does have that e45 scent, and you have to rub it in quite well otherwise you’ll have white patches, which isn’t really something youd use in the day time, but maybe when you’re at home you can leave it in to soak.
I have put it on one of my arms for the afternoon to see how it feels later

Update. I wanted to scratch my skin off.
This ones probably a no go for me which is a shame, but I’m glad I had the chance to try a new cream as sensative moisturizer can be so expensive.

Over all I am extremly happy with this months box, Glossybox are finally heading in the right direction

Do you recieve any monthly subscription boxes? And if so, would you recommend them?

Kaya •


Glossybox January 2020

Good evening friends,

And welcome to The first (if only the last) Glossybox of 2020

This months glossy theme is ‘Sleep and Refresh’, and, yes, its a wild one!

Bybi – Strawberry Booster RRP £12 (Full size)

This booster can be applied to clean skin, allowing it to soak into your pours, or mixed in with your foundation. A nice extra touch to your make up each day, but it doesn’t make a massive difference with or without. And although it is ‘strawberry’, I cant smell anything.

Basic Beauty – Tweezers RRP £15.50 (Full size)

Well, tweezers are tweezers. They’re good ones, with a decent grip, and it’s always handy to have a spare pair. But not the most thrilling item for the first box of the year.

ModelCo – Clear Brow Gel RRP £14 (Full size)

What can I say? Game changer.

I lied. It’s clear gel. Calm yourselves.

Beautypro – CBD Oil Infused Mask RRP £5.99 (Full size)

Ive never tried any CBD products, and never been overly intrigued to do so.

But this sheet mask actually left my skin super soft and smelt amazing. It also had a perfect consistency. Not too wet or gloopy, just right.

Context – Micro Derm Regenerator RRP £6.50 (Mini delux)

I can’t really say this product had much of an effect, but I’m always happy to try new skin care. A bit of an anti climax since it was missing from my box, andi recieved it a week later.

Well underwhelmed doesn’t even cover it. This is the blandest box I think you could revieve. Considering the best product was the face mask which was one time use, this box was left uninspiring and boring selection.

Well this is the end of my review, but carry on reading below if you’re interested in the palava it was to recieve the box.

Kaya •

Not the best start to the year (you can say that again), but seriously, Glossybox, what were you thinking?

You will recieve your dispatch email between 5th and 12th of the month. Okay fine. But the 12th rolls round and I hadn’t recieved my email. Neither had how many dozens of others. And I know this, because Glossybox’s instagram comments were full of complaints.

Have a look for yourself, every month they are swarmed with complaints.

And I’m sure a majority of you are thinking ‘just contact customer service’. But we do! I have DM’d them on instagram, emailed them, webchat through their website, and you normally just recieve the same old, slightly patronising, ‘sorry lovely please contact our team’.

Commenting on their instagram posts seems like the best way to get their attention, which is awful!

Its extremly frustrating that.anyone in the ‘Glossy circle’, receives their box right at the beginning of the month, this applies to well know ‘influencers’ also. Sucks for your average person who has to wait for their box that theyve paid for themselves, whilst you have spoilers left right and centre! For example, on the 13th of January, they display the entire contents of the box. Thanks.

As I was saying, the 12th had rolled on by and I hadn’t recieved my email… neither had others, all the whilst Glossybox continue to post on their instagram page about how wonderful the box is.

The 17th hits and I finally recieve my box. With one item missing.

When I contact Glossybox they are reluctant to give me the product in the pamphlet, and instead offer me 20% back or a make up remover.

I declined and asked for the product as shown in the pamphlet. I was then told that it was a printing mistake.

Well it’s not a mistake if I’ve seen people from the ‘Glossy Circle’, recieve this product.

After a fair few emails my original item was sent… a week after my box.

Mid January I see a comment pop up under a photo from Glossybox to a customer. ‘We have been very busy over Christmas as there is a bit of a delay in sending out boxes’

You know how many Glossyboxes to send out to subscribers as you take our money 1st of the month.

Yes Christmas is a busy time, but it’s the same time every year and you’ve taken payments for subscribers on the 1st of the month and if you’re a yearly subscriber then you know how many subscribers you have because you’re taking their money every money without fail!

I’ve I told them I’ll pay you between the 5th and 12th, that wouldnt be acceptable.

If there should been a delay because you havent organised in advanced then you should let the customers know.

The amount if boxes that have been sent out with missing products is embarrassing, whilst their customer service is absolutely shocking!

Have a read of any of their comments on their instagram. It’s terrible!

I’d like to mention, I signed up for a 12 month subscription, but if I hadn’t, I’d been cancelling pronto!

Blogmas 2019, Glossybox

Blogmas Day 9 – Glossybox December 2019

Good evening friends!

This afternoon I recieved my Christmas Edition Glossybox.

My favourite so far, and what a stunning box to end the year with?

This month we recieved 5 full sized items ready for the party season!

Lasplash Cosmetics – Golden Gatsby 3D Faux Mink Lashes RRP £9.75 (Full size)

These are some serious party lashes! Nowadays I dont often wear fake lashes, but these ones are beautiful. The only downside is, that they dont come with any adhesive glue (odd)… I shall invest in some and get back to you with my review on them this holiday season!

Steve Laurant – Loose Powder Pigment – RRP £14.60 (Full size)

I do love a good highlighter, and this one is the most beautiful ‘Rose Gold’ shade. This powder is multi use and can be used on your eyes for a shimmery festive look.

Bella Pierre – Liquid Shadow Eye Candy – RRP £20 – (Full size)

Wow! There is some shine to this liquid shadow! This shadow is so easy to apply, is thick and buildable. I must say it’s a bizarre consistency to apply to your eye, but, what a beautiful glitzy look!

L.O.V Cosmetics – LIP affair color & care lipstick matte shade – Extrovert RRP £8.90 (Full size)

Well damn, this is quite a lipstick.

First of all, this bullet lipstick is heavy!

Secondly, the cap is magnetic. Once discovered made me smile and I had to show my boyfriend. It’s the little things in life?

And thirdly, I am in love with this colour!

This eye and lip combo is stunning, and could we look anymore glamorous and christmas ready?

Original Source – Sweet Rhubabrd and Raapberry Shower Gel RRP £2.30 (Full size)

I wasnt exactly wowed by this product. Weve recieved Original Source shower gel before, and I loved it, and am actually using a different scent currently. My only issue with this is that, with all the other season and party inspired items, this one seems a little random.

I wouldnt say this smells like rhubarb and raspberry, but it does smell lovely and sweet.

I guess you need something fresh and sweet to wash away the glitter after a dancing!

I adore this box, and cannot wait to use every single one of these products next weekend for another christmas party!

Kaya •

Blogmas 2019, Glossybox

Blogmas Day 4 : Mystery Glossybox

Good afternoon friends, and welcome to day 4 of Blogmas!

This month, Glossybox were selling Mystery boxes for just £5, and I jumped at the chance. I’ve always wanted to buy a mystery box but I’m always a little unsure about it as in all honesty, it could be filled with crap!

Now I thought that it would be a Glossybox filled with random mystery goods, I didn’t realise that it would be a box from a previous month. I recieved the ‘All you need is love’, February box.

I’m surprised that I didn’t receive the card telling you about the products, so I’ve googled the prices instead.

Heres a quick run down of the products I recieved.

2x Mugler male and female samples

I’m pretty sure you can get these for free, it’s a nice thought but I’m not crazy on samples in subscription boxes.

Nails Inc Nail Varnish RRP £6

Now this is a gorgeous colour that I’ll get alot of wear out of. Reds, pinks and golds are my favourites!

Regenerate Enamel Science toothpaste (mini) RRP £7.99

As I’ve mentioned before I’m not a massive fan or receiving toothpaste in subscription boxes. What more is there to say… let’s move on.

Luxie Make up Brush RRP £14.99

This Luxie brush is perfect for high light. I prefer a thinner brush like this as some highlighter brushes are the same style but much thicker, and collects a little bit too much highlighter for my taste. This ones perfect!

Vitamasques Vitamin Mask RRP £4.99 (4 pack)

I do love a good face mask. I only did one yesterday, so I’ll put this one to the side for another day. This time of year, who can have too many skin products?

Huda Beauty lip liner RRP £14

Now this was the stand out product for me. This lipliner goes on so creamy, and lasted me all day yesterday, which was perfect for a full day of shopping. A Huda beauty product in a Glossybox is always a nice treat, but even better when you weren’t expecting it!

Over all I’m really happy with my £5 box!

For this price I would definalty reccomend doing a mystery box… but wouldn’t do one again myself, as I have a monthly subscription for Glossybox and would recieve duplicates.

Kaya •