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It’s June and I… I have my June Glossybox? COULD THIS BE? I don’t know what happened this month but I actually received my Glossybox early. This never happens. Last month was barely on time as I got my boxes on the last day of May. But this month… this month I got mine a week before the end of June. I guess moving their warehouse has really helped to expedite the shipping process! Well done, Glossybox. I hope this is a sign of more good things to come.
All that being said, this month’s theme was Stars and Stripes! To go along with the theme, all products in this month’s box are made in the USA! The box is AMAZING and I was seriously considering buying a second one just to have the actual box itself but the contents aren’t exciting enough to justify buying another June box.
How gorgeous is this? I mean, it’s just beautiful.
Oh, and this month they sent out another gift card! This one is to C Wonder, which sells all sorts of home stuff, accessories, handbags, clothes, etc. I really love their cuffs/bracelets. Nina Garcia actually sent out three variations in her last box! The gift cards ranged from $5 to $500. I received a $5 one and won’t be using it because their shipping charge is egregious at $9.50.
For those of you who may be confused at how/where to enter it… you have to enter it as a promotional code before you go through the entire checkout process. It does have a pin and everything, but for some reason C Wonder doesn’t take it as a gift card. Also, your code starts with a $ and then the number following it is the amount you have on your gift card. I’m guessing 90% of the people getting this will get $5. XD
A first look at my box!
Camille Beckman Platinume Gold Imperial Repair Hand Therapy (Full size, $10.00) – This is the Lemongrass Vert and Sparkling Grapefruit scent. I was SO happy to see this in the box. I love Camille Beckman’s products, especially their body butter. The products are super hydrating and aren’t greasy at all. My favorite scent is Morelia Monarch, which I sampled through Birchbox. I actually haven’t opened this because I already have a Morelia Monarch Glycerine Hand Therapy of the same size open right now. XD
Ayres Patagonia Body Butter (Deluxe sample size: 1 oz/28 g, $4.15) – I am also super excited about this product because BODY BUTTER! Seriously, just send me all the body butters and lotions and creams in the world and I’ll be happy. I love sampling new body butters. This one is a lot thinner in consistency than I thought it would be. It’s almost like a lotion.
The scent is interesting! I like trying to smell things before I read the description/notes. This one smells woodsy and like a L’Occitane product. It almost kind of reminds me of like a certain kind of candle/a hotel room? Almost… a smoky quality? It’s definitely not a feminine scent and could be easily be used for guys too!
The official description from the info card says “This fragrant-fusion of jasmine, rosemary, lavender, bergamot, and fir essential oils harkens to Patagonia’s contrasting landscapes.” Well, fir essential oils is where I got that woodsy/smoky scent from. And for me, that’s the most prominent note. Now that I’ve read the description, I can smell a hint of the rosemary too.
StrangeBeautiful Colorbloc (Full size, $18) – This was the first spoiler they released that made me sad. Because… nail polish. 😦 However, I think these colors are really beautiful and if I did wear nail polish, I definitely wouldn’t mind giving them a try. The packaging is really unique and I can certainly appreciate that! I’m not entirely sure this is full size, but looking at other blogs, I think everyone is guessing that it is.
(Also, if it wasn’t then this box wouldn’t meet its promised $55 value)
The top actually comes off and each little bottle has its own cap.
Under the sun.
On the windowsill! :p
Rusk Texture Dry Finishing Spray (Deluxe sample size: 50 ml/1.5 oz, $3.38) – This was the second spoiler they released and one I was not at all excited about. In fact, this is probably my least favorite item in the box. I don’t use hair styling products so this is unfortunately wasted on me. I can’t even give you guys a real review on this because I won’t use it. 😦
Sumita Beauty Champagne Eye Shadow Pencil (Full size, $18) – This was the third spoiler they released for this month. They usually don’t release three spoilers in a month, so I guess they’re having trouble selling out this box. :p I guess a lot of people will be glad to see a makeup item after the body butter and hand lotion. Personally I love that they sent out two hand care/body care products! This was a nice way to round out the box and apologies for the photo as I didn’t unwrap the plastic, hence the reflections.
My June 2014 Glossybox!
Overall value: $53.53
Overall enjoyment: I think that I actually do like this month’s box, despite the fact that I won’t really use two of the products. But the actual box itself and the two body/hand care items more than make up for it! Plus, a full size make-up item is always a plus. 😀 Obviously nothing will top last month’s Bergdorf Goodman box, but this isn’t as terrible as April.