{what's in my} august 2016 sun kissed glossybox!

Mud: BORGHESE Fango Active Mud for Face + Body | Lotion: De Bruyère Paris After Sun Lotion Monoï | Lips: Trifle Cosmetics Lip Parfait Buttery Lip Cream in GUILTY PUG | Hair: invisibobble ORIGINAL the traceless hair ring in PINKING OF YOU | Oil: Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil | Mascara Remover: Too Faced Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil Waterproof Mascara Dissolver

OMG babes, I love love loved July's Pool Party edition, but I think August's #GlossySunkiss trumps even that - due, in large part, to Trifle Cosmetics' Guilty Pug Lip Parfait. I mean, that packaging!

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.

Since we're in the final stretch of summer, August's box was v much a homage to sunsets and summer flings, offering products for the lips, skin, hair, and eyes. What I loved most about this box was that every. last. product was new to me; therefore, I really had a field day trying them all out. Read on for my thoooughts!

Never have I ever thought that I would get so excited over a hair accessory, but when I found invisibobble's ORIGINAL the traceless hair ring in my box, I had to squee! I have been dying to try these forevs, and for good reason because they. are. fabulush! I am one of those people whose hair never stays up in a bun, but these have changed that - they hold my hair in a bun all day; and, while they do leave creases the way a regular hair tie does, they don't pull out any hair during removal {i.e. you never find hair attached to the tie when you take it out}. My only worry is that they will stretch out quicker than regular hair ties, but only time {and use} will tell. For now it's pure l-o-v-e. Repurchase worthy? Most def - I need all of the colors like now!

This packaging doe! I've never tried an After Sun Lotion before, but I made the error of staying out in the sun too long last week and wound up with bright red sunburn all over one of my shoulders {a rarity as I always apply sunscreen}, so I whipped this bad boy out for a test run. Fact: It was love at first smell, because this stuff has a fragrance from the heavens - a beautiful blend of florals and coconut. The lotion itself is a little bit milky in texture, but doesn't leave you feeling greasy or wet {big plus}; plus, it moisturizes beautifully. Would I re-buy? I'm on the fence. I don't get sunburn often, so I'm not sure if I really need an After Sun Lotion in my beauty arsenal; but the fragrance makes me want to go out and buy a full-size!

I honestly don't think cuter packaging exists than what you're seeing right here - I mean, who can resist puppy dog eyes?! Definitely not me! Guilty Pug is an interesting shade, it leans orange-based coral on me which I'm, truth be told, not craaazy about; but, I've kind of found a way around it that makes it a more wearable shade for my pale skintone. I apply two coats, blot, then top it with a nude-y lip gloss which gives it a more natural, neutral look {perfect for pairing with smoky eyes}. Re-buy? This is a full-size, so I think it will last me a good, long while; but I probably wouldn't re-buy {despite that adorbs packaging and name}, because the color just isn't my thang. Womp womp.

I'm a huge fan of hair oils, and use a few different ones already, so I was really excited to try Wella Professionals Oil Reflections Smoothing Oil - and I'm not just saying that because the packaging reminds me of a pretty sunset. I typically use argan oils on my hair, but the blend of avocado, macadamia, and vitamin E oils was a nice change. This one was a total winner for me, as you don't need much {one to two sprays}, it doesn't weigh hair down, and it really adds a nice glossy finish to strands. That said, it does contain alcohol, which I don't always love in my hair products. Would I Repurchase? Maybe, maybe not. It's v similar to other products I own which are slightly less expensive, so I don't think this would replace those.

I don't often wear waterproof mascara due to the fact that removing it is such. a. chore; but during the summer months it's a necessity for pool days, so I wish that I would have discovered Too Faced's Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil Waterproof Mascara Dissolver sooner because it is awesome. Ordinarily I rely on Vaseline to remove regular mascara, but it typically leaves behind traces {raccoon eyes}; and when we're talking waterproof mascara I wind up with eye irritation after removal. With Too Faced's Mascara Melt Off Cleansing Oil Waterproof Mascara Dissolver I brushed my lashes from base to tip, waited a few minutes for the cleansing oil to take effect on the lashes, then wiped away, and my eyes were 100% clean! Also pertinent: no more waking up in the morning to black remnants in my tear ducts from yesterday's mascara! Repurchase? Yes, yes, yes! This stuff is Holy Grail-worthy!

I don't love clay masks. In fact, I tend to avoid them as I don't enjoy the feeling while they're on my face; so I was pretty apprehensive when I found BORGHESE's Fango Active Mud for Face + Body in my box. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a whirl as I've heard good things, and I really {reallyreallyreally} liked it. Granted, I wasn't a fan of the smell, and the tingling sensation could be a little intense {there's a non-tingling one for sensitive skin if you can't handle the tingle}; but the product itself made my skin glow, and tightened my pores. What I truly loved about it, however, was the versatility. You can use this product allll over the body {back, shoulders, chest...}. Would I Repurchase? I think so. Like I said, the smell wasn't my fave; but the stellar effects make it worthy of a repurchase.

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The Fashion Folks said...

Love the traceless hair rings, haha they feels like a 90s product! Glad to hear that you loved your box and got to try new products! Xx


Couture Carrie said...

Words I never thought I'd utter: I need that mud! Lol


ellie said...

So love the wonderful reviews! Such a cool lipstick too!

ivy said...

You really have me wanting so many things! Impressive essentials!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh gosh, that pug packaging is adorable! Glad you loved most of these items.

Kashayas said...

This looked like a really great box

Jenna @ LaFemmeLaFanciful.com said...

Now this is one fun box!

I definitely want to try out those fun-colored, springy hair rings! I HATE it when I pull my hair tie out at the end of the day and sad, little hairs come with it...ouch!

And that pug packaging...my GAWD. I don't even wear lipstick, but I'd be tempted to just to have that sweet packaging on my self. I don't think the orange-coral would be very flattering on me either. I also have skin on the fair side.

What I should really look into is the after-sun lotion. I do a nice job of applying my sunscreen (I avoided getting sunburn all summer--go me!), but it would just be nice to have on hand during those awful times when the sun gets the best of my skin.

little luxury list said...

Ooh I want the Invisbobbi hair ring! Good hair ties really are hard to find!

www.janetteria.com said...

I want that lipstick! :D

FashionJazz said...

Wow thats alot of products in one box! I used to have a hair ring like that, but no idea what happened to it lol xx


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