Glossybox July 2013 – seaside splash edition!

It’s been a while since I reviewed a Glossybox but this one I think is a goodie!

The July edition has been designed to help prepare you for a seaside getaway, filled with five items covering skin, nail & haircare.
Here’s what’s inside!


Hair products x 2

Alterna Bamboo Style Boho Waves Tousled Texture Mist (sample size 25ml. Full size 125ml £23)

Despite the long mouthful of a name this product is really quite good! I love the idea of that whole boho look you get with surf sprays but I am continuously out off the nude to the crunchy dry texture it gives to my hair. This Alterna product gives that just-back-from-the-beach look, adding texture & volume without that super dry feeling.

Inecto Pure Coconut Refreshing Dry Shampoo (full size 125ml £2.49)

I love a dry shampoo so am always open to trying new ones on the market. I have never hears of this brand prior to finding it in my glossybox. the Inecto dry shampoo smells of coconuts (hence its name!) & does a good job at refreshing hair & reducing those greasy roots!

Nail products x 1

Ciate Paint Pot nail polish (full size 13.5ml £9)

I like the Ciate nail polishes. I think the brush is great & the colours are fun (I got mistress in my box) & the formula is good. However, as much as I love them I’ve never actually bought a nail polish…a good polish to get in a Glossybox mind you!

Skin products x2

Coola Mineral Face SPF 20 Unscented (sample size 7ml. Full size 50ml £29.99)

I’ve been using this every day since I got my box & its proven to be very good in the current heat wave we are experiencing here in the UK. Lovely & lightweight, it also sinks into the skin super fast which is a big plus given the many mineral suncare products I’ve used in the past which haven’t! I just wish it had a bit of natural scent to it too make it feel more luxe.

Ila Spa Face Oil for Glowing Radiance (sample size 1.75ml. Full size 30ml £75)

I’m a big fan of face oils with the Trilogy advanced formula face oil my current favourite. I find them great to use at night just before bed & in the morning my skin feels moisturised & incredibly soft!
The Ila Spa face oil is formulated with the ever popular Argan oil combined with healing Rosehip seed oil which is also high in antioxidants & helps to protect against premature aging.
The oil is pleasant to use, sinking into the skin quickly without feeling greasy or heavy & I like the delicate rose scent thanks to rose otto included in the blend.

So all in all the July Seaside Splash has been a great edition! Now I just need a seaside getaway to really make full use of them all ;)

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