{first impression} glossybox may 2016

Mascara: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara | Tanner: VersaSpa Face Moisturizing Gradual Tanner | Foam: Rituals Cosmetics Shower Foam in ZENSATION | Skin Hydration: Talika Photo-Hydra Day Lotion | Conditioner: NIOXIN System 3 Scalp Therapy Conditioner | Scalp Cleanser: NIOXIN System 3 Cleanser

If you follow me on Instagram @cateyesandskinnyjeans, you know that I am wild about beauty subscription boxes {because nothing beats beauty mail, amiright?}, so I was beyond when I was offered the chance to try GLOSSYBOX for the month of May!

For those of you who aren't familiar with GLOSSYBOX, it is a monthly beauty subscription service wherein you receive 5 deluxe size beauty products for $21 a month based on the personal beauty profile you fill out when you sign up. For reference, due to the fact that my box was complimentary, I did not fill out a beauty profile beforehand, so my box was kind of a random assortment of products {oddly enough, they were basically perfect}.

Before I get to the products, I need to give major props to the included fold-out pamphlet which provides you with Tidbits for each product in your box to help you make the most of it; along with size and retail price of each product; and, my personal favorite, the social media username for each company! I cannot tell you how much time I waste looking up the Instagram and Twitter usernames of each company whose products I receive in subscription boxes {if you subscribe to anything, you know what I mean}; the fact that they were included is huge {not to mention way helpful} IMO. Onto the products!

As previously mentioned, the products you see above were generated for me without my having filled out a beauty profile; yet they fit me almost perfectly - you'll see in a minute.

You all know that I am a mascara junkie {#sorrynotsorry}, so I have tried Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara in the past {in fact, it's one of my HG mascaras}; but I loved getting a mini version because it's perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. This is a product that I will definitely re-buy, and highly recommend.

Fact: VersaSpa Face Moisturizing Gradual Tanner may be my favorite discovery from this box because it serves two purposes: 1} it moisturizes facial skin; 2} it gradually tans skin. I go through bottles of sunless tanning lotions each summer to score a sunkissed glow, but my face never gets the same tanned treatment because I'm terrified to put self-tanners on my face; this stuff takes the worry out of that. I've been using it daily on my face for the past week, mixing it in with my sunscreen to apply, and while it doesn't give you a just-baked look, it leaves behind a natural, golden glow that looks healthy. It also has no fragrance, unlike most tanning products. Serious l-o-v-e for this!

I'm not usually one for pampering myself in the shower, but last week, after a particularly killer dance sesh that left my legs feeling dead, I tried Rituals Cosmetics Shower Foam in ZENSATION, and it is straight-up luxe. The organic rice milk & cherry blossom fragrance is ultra relaxing and stress-reducing; while the gel to foam effect is fun and feels amazing. The fact that you literally only need one pump also makes the $15 price tag well worth it. I've already bought a full size for my sister!

I honestly didn't want to like the Talika Photo-Hydra Day Lotion because the full-size bottle is $29.00 - a pricey addiction that I don't need; but O.M.G.. This right here is a new obsession. The moisturizing effect is unmatachable, making your skin feel hydrated and non-greasy all day, without weighing it down; but what I especially love is the fact that it makes. you. glow. It also works as an amazing base for makeup. I will definitely definitely be re-buying this.

Last, but not least, the hair. I was iffy when I spotted the two NIOXIN products, as I've always equated NIOXIN with thinning hair; but after having used both the NIOXIN System 3 Scalp Therapy Conditioner, and the NIOXIN System 3 Cleanser my opinion has changed. I found that the Conditioner and Cleanser really added a lot of volume to my hair at the root level, and added a nice amount of shine to follicles. My mom colors her hair and has been experiencing dry scalp, so I passed these onto her so she could give them a try, and together they helped to heal her scalp. Though pricey, I think that they're both worth an occasional buy - and after seeing how they worked on my mom, I definitely recommend them if you color your hair.

First Impression? Total thumbs up! I liked the fact that some of the sample sizes included were bigger than the ones you receive in other subscription boxes, as it allowed you to really get a good feel for the product before deciding whether or not it was worth the buy. I'm especially excited to see what products I would receive if I had a beauty profile, as these randomly picked products were seriously fab!

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Thanks to GLOSSYBOX for sponsoring this post!


Ivy said...

Love these kind of beautiful products!

Ellie said...

Love this post! Happy Friday !

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing products! Will definitely try this program!


Unknown said...

I'm really glad that you are so happy with all those products, I used to be subscribed to Look Fantastic beauty box but most of the time I got a bunch of products I didn't like or need so I decided to quit. But these items look amazing, I'd love to try Rituals shower gel and VersaSpa tanner sounds amazing! :)


I used to use GlossyBox a while back, but haven't recently. Glad that you enjoyed the products and they lived up to your hopes overall. Love Benefit mascara. <3
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www.janetteria.com said...

Roller Rush! WOW!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a great box! Looks like a lot of awesome products :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I have not tried this box, but it's a pretty good price and that's awesome you loved all your products.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a really good deal!


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