This pastel pink tub of Maria Nila Luminous Colour Masque (£18.95) caught my eye from the off. Not only is the packaging pretty enough to display, but the product is exactly what I've been lusting after since my bleach battering. Packed with nourishing, strengthening and protecting ingredients it promises the glossiest locks to both natural and coloured hair. It smells incredible and it's sulphate and paraben free. Pretty much a winning product for me.
I'm pretty sure Glossybox read my mind as I've been searching for a new contour product to add to my beauty stash for some time. So I was super excited to receive the B. Cosmetics B. Sculpted Contour Kit (£10.49) made up of a powder contour and creme highlighter. I can't wait to play with this handy duo, having quickly dipped my finger into the highlighter I'm mighty impressed. Tiny, and I mean tiny, particles of glitter run through the creme which leave a wet-like glossy look. Vegan and cruelty-free, I'm glad to have discovered this brand.
Do these things really work? A pack of three Invisibobble Traceless Hair Rings (£4.00) are hidden within the box. Made of coiled plastic (think old school telephone cables) they claim to secure your hair without leaving a kink. The smooth surface of the spiral bands are intended to diminish damage and breakage by being kind to the hair shaft and not rubbing them. I don't know if I'm convinced, I'll be testing them out with a critical eye - ever the optimist.
Discovering the Marsk Eyeshadow Brush Pro (£16.70) was a thrill. I don't think you can ever have too many make-up brushes, especially eye ones. Flat shaped and precisely cut, the soft brush is designed to pack on eyeshadow to create a variety of looks, be it subtle or smokey. Is it smokey or smoky? I never know.
Almost like a twosome, a Bellapiere Shimmer Powder in 'Whesek' (£12.99) graces the box. Described as the colour of the season, the grey-meets-beige loose eyeshadow vows longer-lasting colour without any fading, creasing or smudging. I keep it no secret that I tend to shy away from loose powders, I find them a little daunting and well, I just can't be bothered with the mess. However, this shade looks perfect for party season and would work really well patted in the centre of the lid in a dark smokey (again, smokey or smoky?) eye look.
Filled with five full-size products worth over £60, I don't feel too guilty about treating myself to the £10 box. And can we talk about the actual box? I'll most definitely be keeping the 'collectors' box and filling it with something. It's been a fabulous welcome Glossybox.