July 2013 :: Glossybox :: Le Grand Bleu

July 2013 Glossybox USA :: Le Grand Bleu


Recently, I’ve been becoming quite disappointed with my monthly Glossyboxes. This month wasn’t any different. The theme was inspired by the ocean and time spent at the beach. Here’s what my box contained:

  • – Brazilian Blowout Acai Deep Conditioning Masque

I’ll give this a try eventually but with my humidity-prone ringlets.

  • – Bvlgari Shampoo & Shower Gel

Enough with the Bvlgari shower and bath crap already! Not excited about this at all. Smells great I just don’t care about trying this.

  • Figs & Rouge Cherry Blossom Tinted Lip Balm

This was a nice find in this months box. I’ll definitely put this lip balm to good use! Feels great and i like the subtle color.

  • Nails Inc Baker Street Nail Polish

Love the color but I have a very similar one already in Essie’s Butler Please and the quality of Nails Inc is nothing like Essie’s.

  • – Nicka K New York ABSOLUTE! Make-up Cleansing Tissues

Once again, I’ll use this but I’m not happy, excited or impressed at receiving it.

  • -Eveologie Intensive Blemish Serum

Applied before bed, my skin felt a bit tight but fresh.

This months box was kind if a busy for me. After reading some other reviews, I would’ve definitely preferred to swap a few of my products for others features in Julys box. Not impressed, Glossybox. (Again)

Thanks for reading!! Love, GK



(Comparison photo of essie’s butler please and nails inc’s baker street)


April 2013 :: Glossybox :: Work That Beauty


The April 2013, “Work That Beauty” theme of Glossybox is all about beauty products that are working for you. Here’s what was included in the box:

  • Alterna Haircare – Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist ($22.00/4.2 oz) A weightless texturizing mist that instantly gives natural, “just-back-from-the-beach” waves.  Simply spray on damp or dry hair from roots to ends and shape with fingers for loose, tousled style
  • Le Métier de Beauté – Replenishing Daily Solution ($225.00/1.7 oz) This rich, emollient formula protects, conditions and hydrates while it nourishes, rejuvenates and detoxifies skin, restoring a healthy suppleness to your skin.  Paraben-free.
  • Bvlgari – Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc Tea Bag for Bath ($9.50/0.5 oz) Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc is a generous and elegant expression of personal indulgence.  Relaxing and calming.  Eau Parfumée au thé Blanc reflects the precious nature of white tea, offering an intimate and luxurious expression of sensory pleasure.
  • The Honest Company – Honest Organic Lip Balm ($10.95/3 pack .15 oz) Honest Lip Balms are made from organic jojoba and oils from olives, sunflowers and coconuts.  Tahitian Tamanu oil, rich with Omega 6 & 9, helps restore vitality and boost moisture.  Perfect for maintaining happy, healthy lips.
  • TIGI Cosmetics – Glow Blush in Awaken ($22.00/.07 oz) A soft, baked powder formula that effortlessly provides a glow-from-within effect and looks beautiful on all skin tones.
  • Wash with Joe – Coffeemint Invigorating Body Wash ($28.00/16 oz) This body wash contains an invigorating blend of coffee and mint that helps revitalize and balance the body and the mind while keeping skin superbly clean.

I haven’t gone a day without using my Honest Organic Lip Balm since the day I opened this box. I love that stuff! I’m also enjoying the Wash With Joe body wash on occasion. I don’t really have a need for the texture spray, considering my natural state of crazy curls and the glow blush i received looks a bit ruddy on my skin tone. I wasn’t impressed with replenishing solution when I received it back in January, so I was a bit disappointed to find it again.

Thanks for reading!

Love, GK

February 2013 :: Glossybox :: International Style


The February2013 “International Style”-themed Glossybox had some awesome samples and some less-than stellar ones too.

  • Bvlgari – Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc soap ($30.00/5.3 oz) Hailing from framed Italian jewelry house Bulgari, this deluxe creamy beauty soap is lightly scented with the rejuvenating fragrance of Eau Parfumee Au the Blanc.  It thoroughly cleanses and moisturizes the skin, leaving it feeling radiant, clean, and supple.
  • Da Vinci Cosmetics – Shimmer Powder in Wild Lilac ($15.00/.06 oz) This versatile shimmering mineral powder is one of America’s best kept beauty secrets.  Made from the highest quality ingredients, it gives your face a subtle glow when you apply with an eye shadow or blush brush as an under eyebrow or keep highlighter.
  • Missha – Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Hydro Gel Mask ($6.00/.98 oz) This innovative hydro gel mask is an Asian beauty secret. It moisturizes, soothes, regenerates your skin, and is known to reverse skin damage as well as have natural healing powers when applied. Word on the street is it has a huge celebrity following!
  • Lisi – Eye Definition Cream Eyeliner in Cats Eye ($10.00/.14 oz) Exclusively available at one of our favorite New York beauty boutiques, this creamy, smudge-proof formula is a must-have in your eyeliner arsenal. You’ll find this eyeliner is long lasting and easy to apply. It will give you expressive eyes in a New York minute.
  • Nail Rock – Nail Wraps ($8.00/full set) Take a walk on the wild side and embellish your nails with these fashion forward nail wraps designed to last up to 10 days.  With no chipping or drying time, no wonder it is the current favorite of beauty bloggers everywhere.

My, hands down, favorite item in this month’s box is the Lisi Cream Eyeliner! The color I got, Cats Eye, is a rich brown. Dryer than a gel liner, this is perfect creating a soft, smokey eye. I absolutely love this product!!

The soap was ho-hum. It smells great and will look cute on display in the bathroom, but I wont actually use it. At least not for a while.

Thanks so much for reading!

Love, GK